This campground is the perfect home base for your time in Gatlinburg, TN. A secluded mountain gem that seems far from the hustle-bustle of Gatlinburg attractions, but in reality, only a short drive away. Beautiful shaded camp sites; some on the creek, provide a relaxing atmosphere.
4609 E. Parkway (Highway 321), Gatlinburg, TN
Streamside Full Hook-ups 50 amp
Steamside Full Hook-ups 30 amp
Full Hook-ups 50 amp
Full Hook-ups 30 amp
Don't have an RV? Adventure Bound offers a variety of rental cabin options (some including linens and some that do not) housing up to 6 guests. There is also a deluxe RV available for rent if you are looking for that true sense of camping. See website for details on all the options available.
Campsites include fire pit and table
Planned Activities & Events
Fun Zone (inflatables)
Want to get a different perspective of the New Bern area? Book a sailing with Captain Paul on the Adventure Ship Bolero! Captain Paul has over 35 years of sailing expertise and is a wonderful source of information and history of the area. He offers 1 1/2 hour day and sunset cruises on the Neuse River (we did a sunset cruise and it was lovely).
Captain Paul is wonderful with kids and before they even get on his ship, he gives them a safety speech. While on the water, he will let them have a turn at the helm and tells great pirate stories. It will be a kid-favorite activity!
Pricing & Hours
Check out the website for current pricing and tour hours.
North Myrtle Beach, SC
This is a "must visit" if you are in the Myrtle Beach area. Self-proclaimed “Reptile Capitol of the World,” this is a fantastic place to see a wide variety of reptiles. There are many different types of alligators, crocodiles and caiman’s. Don’t forget to see Utan – the 2,000 pound “King of the Crocs!” The Serpentarium holds many displays of lizards, incredibly large snakes and frogs. Exotic birds such as Kookaburra and mammals also call this place home. Come early to have the best selection of live shows and feedings to choose from. They are available throughout the day.
We really enjoyed hiking on the Alpine Lake Loop Trail (we had it to ourselves) and we found it suitable for younger kids. The trail passes two beautiful alpine lakes, Stella and Teresa Lakes, with great views of Wheeler Peak. If you still have energy, you can add to your hike a short walk to view the ancient Bristlecone pine grove.
Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Southeast. Water cascades down 729 feet to the bottom of the falls where visitors get a magnificent view. There are other ways to see the falls including an accessible pathway (great for strollers), Falls Overlook or do a complete circuitous hike from the Visitors Center to see the many facets of the falls. There is a Visitor Center that offers maps, live animals, Appalachian Trail display and a gift shop. There is a mountain-top lodge which is home to Maple Restaurant, offering fantastic views and meals including a Sunday brunch buffet.
There are 24 wooded campsites accommodating RV’s. At the top of a 25% incline, you will find each site is an easy pull-in or back-in site with water, power, grill and fire ring. There is a comfort station laundry facilities, restrooms and clean showers.
Choose from 14 cabins available in two locations: Wooded Mountain Top or Creek Side Below the Falls. Cabins are equipped with a full kitchen, heating and air conditioning, decks, fireplaces and satellite TV, and are available in 1, 2, or 3 bedroom arrangements. There are two pet-friendly cabins available.
NOTE: Check in services for campsites, cabins and picnic shelters are located at the Lodge AND the road to the campground is on a 25% incline.
Hiking - 12 miles of trails & access to Appalachian Trail
Amphitheatre Campground is located at the elevation of 8,400 feet on the side of a mountain above Ouray, CO. Views from the drive up are incredible. The campground is compact with 35 camping spots nestled among Gambel oaks and mixed conifers. There is a scenic overlook from the campground of Ouray and the "Amphitheater," which was formed by a volcanic explosion. Wildlife roam through the campground including bears so mind your trash!
Note: The campground is best suited for tent camping and smaller trailers/RVs (RVs can park at sites 3 through 15, take the second right and follow the "trailer" signs). Total RV length should not exceed 35 feet.
Open late May through September only.
From Ouray, travel approximately 2 miles south on Highway 550. Watch for the campground sign and turnoff road to the left.
RV Sites/Services Available
Vehicles are not to exceed 35 feet for standard sites
Tent sites available
•Picnic Table/Campfire Ring
See website for camping fees
Along the beautiful coastline of Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina, lies a real castle. Built by philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington and his noted sculptress wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington, their home was called Atalaya, modeled in a Spanish Mediterranean style. This served as the winter home for the couple and a place for Anna to spend time sculpting.
Today, visitors can take a self-guided tour or guided tours (based on season). Once entered, the castle has an abandoned feel to it as all rooms stand empty but if you pause a moment, you can imagine the Huntington's life as it may have been in this little slice of South Carolina heaven.
In addition to tours, Atalaya hosts an arts and craft fair in September and seasonally, nightly ghost walks can be taken.
Opens at 6am throughout the year, however, closing time varies so check website for current times.
There is a small admission fee to visit Atalaya, check website for details. Free guided tours offered March 1 - October 31. Audio Tour is available for an additional fee.
16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC
Located in a historic downtown New Bern building, this is a great local spot for breakfast which is served all day! Try their delicious cinnamon rolls for a starter. Their Danish potatoes are cheesy heaven and the sausage gravy is divine. There is a bakery case as well with many tantalizing options. Quick and friendly service!
227 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Balcony House may only be accessed by guided tour. Cliff dwelling tours are offered from April 1 to November 1st. Park rangers lead all tours, explaining the history of the Ancient Puebloan people and the cliff dwellings.
This one-hour, ranger-guided tour involves climbing a 32 ft. ladder, crawling through a 12ft-long tunnel, and climbing up a 60ft open rock face with two 10ft ladders to exit the site. Not suitable for young children.
See website for current pricing.
Where to buy tickets: Colorado Welcome Center (I recommend here), Mesa Verde Visitor Research Center (right outside park), Morefield Ranger Station, and Chapin Mesa Archeological Center.
Tour Tip: Purchase tickets up to two days before tour day as tours tend to sell out in peak seasons. Bring sunscreen and water on your tour.
Barstow Calico KOA is conveniently located midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, alongside Interstate 15. A great overnight spot or better yet, stay awhile. Off-Road trails just 3 miles from the campground. This is a popular area for hiking and rock hounding. They also offer free shuttle service to the nearby Calico Ghost Town attraction.
35250 Outer Hwy. 15 N., Yermo, CA 92398
Pull-Thru - Full hook-ups, 50/30 amp, Free Wi-Fi
Pull-Thru - Full hook-ups, 30 amp, Free Wi-Fi
Pull-Thru - Water/Electric 30 amp, Free Wi-Fi
Back-in - Water/Electric 50/30 amp, Free Wi-Fi
Back-in Water/Electric 30 amp, Free Wi-Fi
Cabins have a main room w/bath, perfect for small families! Double bed plus 3 bunk beds; microwave/TV, small fridge. Don't forget to bring linens! No pets (Sleeps 5)
Comfortable tent that sleeps up to 8 people. Includes Wi-Fi, Charging Station Onsite and Switchable On/Off Light. Close to restrooms!
Club Room with HD Big Screen TV
Convenience Store and Snack Bar
Free shuttle to Calico Ghost Town
Giant Jumping Pad
Huge Pet Walk
Linens for cabins (with charge)
Newly Remodeled Restrooms
Swimming Pool (March thru October)
Check their website for pricing information!
2016 KOA President's Award