Riverfront camping in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, minutes from downtown Asheville

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains where you can hike, fish, and explore Asheville!

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by nature and just a short drive to the thriving city of Asheville, escape to Asheville East KOA Holiday. Located along the Swannanoa River and surrounded by lakes, Asheville East KOA is the ideal location for a weekend getaway or family camping vacation. Take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains.  Head downtown to Asheville for live music, locally produced food and beer, and a vibrant arts scene. Take in history at the Biltmore Estate or take part in hiking, tubing, or other outdoor adventure activities.

With more than five ways to stay, Asheville East KOA Holiday offers a camping experience for everyone.  RV Sites: Pull Thru and Back-In, Full Hookup options, including Patio sites, to accommodate rigs of all sizes.  Lakeside sites offer amazing views of nature or enjoy fishing just steps from your front door in a back-in river site.

Cabins: Deluxe Cabins offer a unique glamping experience complete with full bathrooms, partial kitchens, cable TV, and temperature control. For those looking for a more rustic camping experience, Camping Cabins offer some of the comforts of home with a true feel of the outdoors. Coverage from the elements, a mini fridge and TV help make your stay fun for the whole family without the hassle.

Tents: Shades sites on the hill offer the perfect spot to relax and reconnect with nature. Primitive sites create a true rustic adventure while our water and electric sites offer convenience while you unplug.

Campground Amenities
Fishing, tubing, boating, and biking are just some of the amenities you will find at Asheville East KOA.  WiFi and Cable help you stay connected while you reconnect with nature and the fully stocked camp store adds convenience to your trip. Guests can stay busy with planned activities and plenty of outdoor recreation. RV Clubs and rallies will enjoy time in the pavilion.

Basic WiFi
Cable TV
Outdoor Pool (May 11 - Sept. 9)
Fully Stocked Camp Store
Propane ($)
Boat Rentals ($)
Bike Rentals ($)
Game Room
Kamp K9
Full Hook Up Sites (Max pull thru: 75 Feet)

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/9 - 9/15)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 9-10, 2022

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 9 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 10 for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

*Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Antiques Tobacco Barn

Enjoy 70,000 Square feet of shopping in a Historic Vintage Tobacco Barn. 72 Dealers in one location.

75 Swannanoa Road

Asheville, NC 28805




Biltmore Estate

The most popular single attraction in the region, the 250-room French Renaissance chateau built in 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt is the largest private home in the United States. It houses priceless collections of antiques, paintings, books, tapestries, & furnishings. Self-guided tours include upstairs & downstairs of the house, the servants' quarters, the Winery, the gardens & grounds. U.S. 25, three blocks north of Exit 50 or 50B on I-40.
Be sure to also visit the Historic Biltmore Village and Museum
Biltmore Village is a classic planned community, constructed in the late 1890's at the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. Today the Village consists of restored English-style houses that now contain shops, galleries, & restaurants. The museum provides information about the Village from its founding.

One Lodge Street

Asheville, NC 28803




Black Mountain

Located a mile from the Eastern Continental Divide, Black Mountain is situated amidst the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the oldest mountain range on earth. Black Mountain overflows with art and craft galleries, artist studios, antique stores, bookstores, furniture stores and specialty shops. Come see why Black Mountain was voted Best Small Town in Western North Carolina.



Botanical Gardens

This 10-acre area features native flora of North Carolina in a natural setting. Gardens open daylight hours. 151 Weaver Boulevard, Asheville (828)252-5190

151 Weaver Boulevard

Asheville, NC 28804




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