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Fontana Village Campground

Located in the very far west of North Carolina, close to the state line with Tennessee, Fontana Village Campground is part of a vacation resort that is perfect for camping with an RV.Nestled between the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Nantahala National Forest, NC, on the banks of the Little Tennessee River, the RV campground is in an idyllic setting surrounded by trees and mountains. The campground is in a remote location, but the beautiful scenery and the facilities at the Fontana Village Resort, available to RV campers, more than makeup for the journey to get here.The campsites are very well spaced, and mostly on grass, but can only cater for RV camping rigs of up to 30 feet or less in length. All of the sites have partial hook-up of water and electricity, plus there is a large bathhouse with toilets and showers. Spread around the site are picnic tables, where you can enjoy al-fresco eating while enjoying the views of the river and Fontana Dam.While RV camping at Fontana Village Campground, all of the resort facilities are available to use, including the large swimming pool, with lazy river feature, disc golf, mini-golf, multiple sports facilities, and much more. With equipment rental available to get you out exploring the local countryside and regular events held throughout the season, you shouldn't get bored here! The resort also organizes group hiking, fishing, and other activities so that everyone can join in.When you want to venture out to the big cities, the nearest is Knoxville, TN to the north, and Asheville, NC, to the east, but with everything going on, you'll find it hard to drag yourself away!



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Situated between a national forest and a national park, there is always going to be plenty to do when you book an RV in Graham county. A twenty-mile hiking and biking trail system surround the resort, with trails from easy going along the creek or more rugged terrain in the surrounding mountains. The system links directly to the much longer Appalachian Trail that passes through the resort and also the more difficult Benton MacKaye Trail. There's something for everyone while motorhome camping at Fontana Village Campground.Within walking distance from the RV campground is the Fontana Dam and vast Fontana Lake. The resort has a marina just a short distance from the campground where you can rent anything from a canoe to a pontoon boat. The lake is long and narrow, with many inlets and creeks to explore.Anglers will love the peace and tranquility you can find here, plus the wide variety of fishing on offer. Apart from offering over 238 miles of shoreline, there are over 10,000 acres of water to fish on. The lake is well-stocked with various species of bass, catfish, and trout, plus carp, crappie, and perch. With such a wide variety of fishing on offer, it makes sense to take a guide, and there are plenty available in the local area.All this without leaving the confines of the resort! Whichever way you venture, you are walking in a national forest or national park grounds, with all the outdoor activities they offer, such as bird and animal watching, hiking, mountain climbing, and more. This really is an outdoor lovers dream location.

Exploring the Area

While you can all your daily grocery needs at the resort store, it's great to get out and explore a little. At the far eastern end of the lake is Bryson City, NC, sitting at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's a small but beautiful town, with a history stretching back 14,000 years when Native Americans hunted here. The town we see today developed from around the early 1800s and is worth exploring, notably the historic courthouse.While in Bryson City, take a trip on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad that will take you along the edge of the Fontana Lake and local rivers. During November and December, the railroad is transformed into the Polar Express, which takes you on a magical trip to the North Pole. Always a hit with the younger kids! If you'd like to learn about life in the North Carolina mountains, then check out the Swain County Heritage Museum in downtown Bryson City.Local towns have numerous events during the year. Robbinsville holds a fourth of July Heritage Festival and the annual Ramp Festival in May that started in the 1940s. A ramp is a wild onion that grows in the mountains and is harvested in the spring. When you are RV camping nearby in the fall, then maybe Stecoah's annual Harvest festival will be of interest.


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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.