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Mountain Stream RV Park & 10+ Great Things to Do Nearby

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Discover the serene beauty of Mountain Stream RV Park, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. We had the pleasure of staying here over a holiday weekend. They usually book up fast, so you will want to reserve far in advance.

At an elevation of about 1,800 feet, Mountain Stream RV Park is cradled in a picturesque valley, surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Pisgah National Forest. The setting is nothing short of magical, with nature’s grandeur enveloping you from all sides.

The soothing presence of Buck Creek, its gentle waters weaving through the valley, adds to the campground’s charm. Just 5 miles away, the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway awaits, offering you easy access to one of America’s most scenic roadways.

Blue Ridge Parkway View

Your experience at Mountain Stream RV Park goes beyond just a stay. It’s an immersion into awe-inspiring mountain scenery, where every turn reveals a new natural wonder. Whether you’re looking for heart-pumping adventures or a peaceful retreat, the park and its surroundings cater to all desires. 

Mountain Stream RV Park Pond for Fishing
Stocked Fishing Pond

Imagine relaxing by the stream after a day of exploration, lulled by the soothing sounds of water flowing over rocks. For fishing enthusiasts, the crystal-clear waters of Buck Creek and the park’s stocked ponds offer an incredible trout fishing experience.

Mountain Stream RV Park Buck Creek
View Behind our Site

This review aims to guide you through the essential features of Mountain Stream RV Park, ensuring you have all the information for a memorable stay. The park’s combination of stunning location, thoughtful amenities, and a connection with nature makes it a special destination for anyone seeking to explore the great outdoors.

Mountain Stream RV Park Amenities

All sites boast full hook-ups, including power options of 30 and 50 amps, water, sewer, and cable TV connections. The campground’s dedication to connectivity is evident, as free Wi-Fi and cable TV (with 40 channels) are available throughout the park. 

Mountain Stream RV Park Entrance

Additionally, a newly installed Wi-Fi system ensures campers can enjoy unlimited internet access. For those seeking enhanced speed, higher Wi-Fi options are available for purchase at affordable rates: $4.95 per day, $9.95 for three days, and $14.95 for a week. There is no cell reception at the campground.

Mountain Stream exclusively accommodates RVs and does not offer tent sites. Additionally, there have been recent changes regarding firewood regulations. Campers are no longer allowed to bring their own firewood to the campground. You can purchase wood at the Camp Store. 

The sites are well-maintained, and we loved how well-kept everything was.  The picnic tables and fire pit were some of the best we’d seen at a campground. 

Mountain Stream RV Park Fire Pit
Mountain Stream RV Park Picnic Table

We stayed at site 22, and it was tight, but we enjoyed the privacy it had compared to others.  There is a line of trees between sites 22 and 20, but you will be close to your neighbor in 23.

Mountain Stream RV Park Our site

Directions to Mountain Stream RV Park

When planning your trip, take Highway 70 West to Highway 80 North (also known as Buck Creek Road) upon reaching Marion. Avoid descending from the Blue Ridge Parkway, as this route is steep and highly curvaceous, unsuitable for RVs. 

Address: 6954 Buck Creek Rd, Marion, NC 28752

Despite the mountainous location, Mountain Stream RV Park accommodates RVs of various sizes with ease. Many campers have successfully navigated the curvy roads leading to the campground, even with larger motorhomes and 5th wheels.

We saw several 5th wheels here, and we were able to navigate just fine with our 30’ Class C Motorhome while towing a Jeep behind. 

Mountain Stream RV Park
Newer portion of the campground which works well for larger rigs

Check-in time is 2:00 pm daily, with check-out time scheduled for 12:00 pm. The office operates from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Sundays.

Mountain Stream RV Park Office

Pets at Mountain Stream RV Park

Your furry companions are more than welcome. However, responsible pet ownership is expected from all guests. Please ensure that you follow the campground’s guidelines to guarantee a harmonious environment for all. They do have a small dog park to enjoy.

Mountain Stream RV Park Pet Area

Places to Explore Nearby

Linville Caverns: Explore the fascinating underground world of Linville Caverns, located approximately 20 miles north of Marion. Take a guided tour through the stunning limestone caverns and witness impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Lake James State Park: Located about 15 miles east of Marion, Lake James State Park offers a range of outdoor activities. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking against the backdrop of the picturesque Lake James.

Mount Mitchell State Park: Venture to the highest peak east of the Mississippi River at Mount Mitchell State Park, situated about 30 miles north of Marion. Take in breathtaking views from the observation deck, hike scenic trails, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

View from the top of Mount Mitchell

Historic Downtown Marion: Explore the charming historic downtown area of Marion itself. Stroll through the streets lined with historic buildings, visit local shops and boutiques, and savor delicious cuisine at the various restaurants and cafes.

Blue Ridge Parkway: The Blue Ridge Parkway is a short distance away. Embark on a scenic drive along this iconic road, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, vibrant foliage (in season), and numerous overlooks to capture memorable photos.

Grandfather Mountain: 44 miles away, known for its wildlife habitats and stunning views

Emerald Village: Located in nearby Spruce Pine, Emerald Village is a historic mine that offers guided underground tours. Learn about the region’s mining heritage, explore the mining tunnels, and even try gem mining to search for your own treasures.

Museum Mine

Little Switzerland, NC: Take a short drive to the charming community of Little Switzerland. Explore the quaint streets, browse local shops, and soak in the peaceful ambiance of this mountain town. 

Views of Mountains at Little Switzerland

You can also visit the Switzerland Cafe & General Store, which offers delicious food, drinks, and a selection of local products. Businesses in Little Switzerland are open seasonally.

Pimento Cheese Panini
Amazing Sandwich from Switzerland Cafe

✅ Crabtree Falls and Linville Falls: Located 20 and 28 miles away, respectively, these waterfalls offer picturesque hiking experiences

✅ Explore Black Mountain, NC: a picturesque town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering scenic hikes, a vibrant downtown with diverse dining and shopping options, as well as a craft beer scene. Discover nature on trails like the Seven Sisters, enjoy unique finds in local boutiques, and taste the local culinary delights. 

Immerse in the town’s history at the Swannanoa Valley Museum and enjoy regional music and arts. Black Mountain is an ideal blend of outdoor adventure and cultural charm. Located about 25 miles away.

✅ Asheville, NC: Asheville is about 40 miles from Mountain Stream RV Park. You can find so much to do here, such as visiting the Biltmore Estate, exploring downtown, visiting craft breweries, museums, and more!

Biltmore Estate is a must stop from Charlotte to Asheville NC
Biltmore Estate

Final Thoughts

Mountain Stream provides an unparalleled camping experience in the heart of nature’s embrace. Surrounded by the splendor of the Pisgah National Forest, campers can revel in the serenity of their surroundings while enjoying convenient amenities such as full hook-ups, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. 

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures or simply craving a tranquil retreat, Mountain Stream is a great place to unwind. Plan your visit today and let the captivating beauty of this campground envelop you in a world of natural wonder.

You can also stay in a Yurt if you don’t have an RV and are interested in staying at this location.

Mountain Stream RV Park Yurt

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