Mountain River Family Campground

(6 Reviews)

8555 South Hwy 19E, Newland, NC 28657

828-765-4810

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GPS: 35.9718, -82.0125

Mountain River Family Campground is located at 8555 South Hwy 19E, Newland, North Carolina 28657 with a total of 60 campsites. Before your trip to Mountain River Family Campground, check out website at https://www.mtnriverwnc.com/ or contact them through 828-765-4810 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

35.9718, -82.0125

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 35.9718, -82.0125

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Overview of Mountain River Family Campground


Longest RV Reported: 25 feet (Travel Trailer)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Weekly Rate:

Yes

Monthly Rate:

Yes

Number of Sites:

60

Pad Type:

gravel

Open Seasonally:

April 1 - November 1

Elevation:

2,755 ft / 839 m

Reviews of Mountain River Family Campground

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  • Area Guides Avatar Vicari.us
    Excellent Campground unless you need reliable internet

    Reviewed 16/8/2021

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    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 34

    The grounds are immaculate, the sites are level gravel with nice little concrete pads. The majority of the sites back up to the river where you can fly fish or gently flow down in tubes (which they have available for rent if you don’t have your own). There’s an adorable pond in the middle of the campground that is also great for fishin...moreThe grounds are immaculate, the sites are level gravel with nice little concrete pads. The majority of the sites back up to the river where you can fly fish or gently flow down in tubes (which they have available for rent if you don’t have your own). There’s an adorable pond in the middle of the campground that is also great for fishing. The bathhouse is clean, the laundry is nice ($4.50/load though), there’s a game room and playground and dog park and corn hole and hammocks and all kinds of cute details throughout the park. The store has ice, firewood, dipping dots, T-shirt’s and more.But the internet, boy is it frustrating and pretty much made our week at this campground paradise awful. The campground boasts having fiber internet even encouraging people to stream. The problem is it is impossible to stay connected to their network. We would connect get kicked off 2-20 minutes later and then spend 2-20 minutes trying to get it to connect again just to have the cycle repeat all day. When we did manage to actually connect speeds were highly variable- sometimes they were great and other times they were barely functional for even simple tasks. There is zero AT&T signal at the park. Verizon had 2 bars of 4G but even with our booster speeds were not adequate for more than just checking email and even it would connect and disconnect as service went in and out. Originally we thought it was just our spot and maybe other areas of the campground were better- we tried under the pavilion, on some of the benches around the pond and the bathhouse/laundry area- sometimes they were a little better than our spot and other times it made no difference. In order to work we had to leave the campground- we went to the library one day and parked on some overlooks off the blue ridge parkway on other days (one day we even left our Jeep at the campground and took the bus out for the whole day so we could work with our desks).If you just want to get away and have a great place for kids to play this campground is great. If you need internet to work while you are there, we suggest you look elsewhere.

  • Area Guides Avatar Patriot
    Five stars!

    Reviewed 19/6/2021

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    Nightly rate: $60

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: 31

    This campground is immaculate, organized, clean, beautiful, and the owners understand what campers like. The setting on the North Toe River is amazing and boasts excellent fishing and tubing! This is a laid-back and wonderful experience for those who want to chill. The campground rules are precise and make for a great overall visit...moreThis campground is immaculate, organized, clean, beautiful, and the owners understand what campers like. The setting on the North Toe River is amazing and boasts excellent fishing and tubing! This is a laid-back and wonderful experience for those who want to chill. The campground rules are precise and make for a great overall visit for everyone. The bathhouse is clean, very well planned; the same can be said for all the infrastructure and overall environs of the campground. The owners are top notch and this a great campground for families or couples. The WiFi is spotty, but, you’re in the mountains!

  • Area Guides Avatar Wanderlust
    Immaculate and friendly family campground

    Reviewed 1/7/2020

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    Nightly rate: $57

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 36

    We stayed here for a mini break on the way home. Staff is super friendly and so were the other campers. Such a cute campground with nice landscaping, gravel and cement at all the sites and nice inset fire pits. Our site backed up to the river and the kids convinced me to rent tubes ($5). It turned out to be really fun! Facilities were...moreWe stayed here for a mini break on the way home. Staff is super friendly and so were the other campers. Such a cute campground with nice landscaping, gravel and cement at all the sites and nice inset fire pits. Our site backed up to the river and the kids convinced me to rent tubes ($5). It turned out to be really fun! Facilities were open and looked very clean although we didn’t use them (Covid distancing). The campground loop is far enough from the road that kids could safely bike with minimal supervision. The Wi-Fi was enough for checking email and texting but not enough to consider working there or streaming. This location is also great for hiking and exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway. Loved it, will be back!

  • Area Guides Avatar Jfields1268
    We are in love with this campground!!!

    Reviewed 24/1/2020

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 6

    Site number: 52

    We camped at this campground for the first time this past summer and we are in love! It’s a beautiful campground. We enjoyed playing in the river, the game room, playing corn hole and fishing. The staff are are so helpful and make you feel like family. We look forward to many more camping trips here!

  • Area Guides Avatar MimiB
    Hidden Gem

    Reviewed 9/10/2019

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 4

    A charming and quiet campground, with a beautiful setting and large level sites. Good WiFi. Conveniently located near Linville Falls and Grandfather Mountain. The staff here is friendly and the facilities are very well kept. MRFC was just what we were looking for this week for a relaxing, fall getaway. A hidden gem we’re glad we found.

  • Area Guides Avatar Sissy
    So awesome we couldn’t leave for good, so we are back again!

    Reviewed 20/3/2019

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 130

    Site number: 30, 57, 56

    In June 2018 we happened upon MRFC and fell in love with the serenity of this valley, the sound of the water rushing over the rocks in the Toe River, but mostly the owners and the other campers here. We extended our stay and eventually were asked to be Hosts after the former ones moved on. The location to hiking, WNC weekend festivals...moreIn June 2018 we happened upon MRFC and fell in love with the serenity of this valley, the sound of the water rushing over the rocks in the Toe River, but mostly the owners and the other campers here. We extended our stay and eventually were asked to be Hosts after the former ones moved on. The location to hiking, WNC weekend festivals, and panoramic views is perfect!If you need WiFi...MRFC is the place and included in the price!Here we are again...just returned from our Texas home to stay a second season!

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 4 Users Last Reported 03/20/2019

Campsite Types

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Trailer