Here we are at the end of July which has NOT been a good month for us. But before I tell you all about that, I have to share a gem of a campground that Leo and I found a few weeks ago. The name of it is Moonshine Creek Campground, and it is located in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Moonshine Creek Campground Review
The campground is located in Balsam, NC which is not too far from Waynesville and Sylva. It’s nestled in a little canyon between the mountains and is an ideal getaway spot where you can just relax and disconnect from the world.
I found Moonshine Creek Campground by doing an online search for campgrounds located by a mountain stream. We were looking for a quiet place to unwind to celebrate our anniversary, and the campground turned out to be exactly what we wanted.
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Most every campsite is located on Moonshine Creek which meanders throughout the campground. The majority of the sites have full hookups for sewer, water, and electricity but there is an extra charge for cable TV. There are even small furnished cabins to rent if you don’t own a RV.
Leo and I were looking forward to sticking our feet in the cool mountain water, and apparently we weren’t the only ones! Imagine my delight in finding this bench that was already anchored in the stream!
Lucy had the same idea,too! The campground is very pet friendly with no restrictions on the size or breed of dog. They are required to be on a leash and their waste must be picked up! Seems like most everybody had a fur baby when we were there. I do want to mention that children are not allowed to wade in the stream, though.
In the tent camping section, there are covered shelters that you can set your tent up under or you can use it as a sitting area. The campground is friendly to bikers, too, and I saw a few of them while there.
There are also lots of rocking chairs located in this same area. There is spotty wifi at the campground, but I heard that you can usually pick it up near the office (if you MUST do some work on the computer!)
Now for the important part! The bath house was centrally located and looks a little rustic in this photo but don’t let that fool you! It was completely modern and spotless with a wonderful laundry facility outfitted with new washers and dryers. I was super impressed with it! In front of it is a metal covered deck. While it was raining, we enjoyed sitting under it in rocking chairs and a train happened to pass by. You could barely see it moving through the woods but you could hear the whistle!
Moonshine Creek Campground is a great destination if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place to unwind and enjoy nature. But it would also serve as a great base to explore the many attractions that are located nearby such as a the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Now on to our misfortunes after returning from our trip. Lightning ran into our house TWICE this month damaging our TVs and other electronic equipment. I had to call EMS for my mom TWICE with her being admitted into the hospital on the last trip. Since returning home, she has needed almost round the clock care. And we’ve had to let the garden go because there has simply been no time to gather or work in it.
Hoping August is a much better month!