Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park, Asheville, North Carolina

After our two weeks in the wilderness of Virginia, we were looking forward to being close to some good vegan food so we parked at Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park in Asheville, North Carolina.  The park itself is rather small, consisting of maybe 30-40 full sites and it appeared to have some long-term or full-time residents, but those were few and far between.  We arrived after the office was closed so we checked in with the camp host staying on site which was a quick and painless process.  A few minutes later we were backing into our site and settling in for two weeks.

The sites themselves are pretty level and are all paved so you can get a really solid foundation, which is nice.  We were on the water side of the park nearest the river but were tucked into a corner so we weren’t backed right up to the river like some of the other spots.  However, because we were in the corner, we had quite a large “yard” area between ourselves and our nearest neighbors.  There is also walking/biking path that literally runs through the middle of the park which was handy for getting up in the morning and walking Lulu.

There are two oddities in the park that we feel are worth mentioning.  The first one is the entrance to the park is different in that once you exit the highway, you actually have to go down a bit and pop a U-turn either in the office driveway or in a parking lot.  The reason for this is that it’s a sharp right turn that you cannot make with your rig and we could barely make the turn in our truck alone.  When you do get on the road to enter the park, you feel like you’re doing something wrong because you’re driving down what looks like the bike path and it even has the biker symbols on it.  Trust us, you’re going the right way.  The other oddity is that we never were able to get ahold of anyone in the office.  We had our mail sent there and each time Aaron went up to the office to get it, there was no one there.  Luckily on one of his trips, there was someone working at the shop that was able to get the package for him.  

Oddities aside, the park is nice and quiet and gives you great access to downtown Asheville with all of the great food and craft breweries.  We definitely took advantage of the prime location and will likely return when we come back through the area again.

Campground information

Name: Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park
Location: 225 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Campsite: #12
Campground Notes: Our site had full hookups with both 30 and 50 amp service and was fairly level with pavement.  There was a bathhouse area, but it was closed for the season.
Dog-friendly: Yes, there are no specific dog runs, but they are allowed pretty much anywhere.
Rates: $540 for two weeks

Internet

Verizon

Either we didn’t have service or we did not record our test results.

AT&T

Our AT&T connection was excellent and we took full advantage of the speeds.  Speed test showed 13.3 Mbps download and 7.87 Mbps upload

TMobile

Our TMobile connection was great for downloading, but not for uploading.  Speed test showed 19.2 Mbps download and 0.82 Mbps upload

Camp wifi

They had camp wifi, but did not test it out

 

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