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When you are looking at campsites in Macon County, North Carolina, you do have a lot of choices, but the Franklin RV Park and Campground should be high on your list. This convenient and safe campground features horseshoe pits, cornhole boards, ladder ball, croquet, a pavilion with a fireplace, tables, and comfortable chairs. Firewood is available for sale.
The campsites at Franklin RV Park and Campground are level, spacious, and shaded. RV sites provide full hookups, satellite TV hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings. Service is 20/30/50 amp. Premium sites have decks and pads. Double sites and 70-foot pull-through sites can accommodate large motorhome rentals. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, gas grills, a trash station, and WiFi. The campground is family-friendly and pet-friendly.
Spending time at any of the Macon County parks with your Franklin RV rental is a great way to experience the great outdoors and a sense of community. Some of the highlights of this well-maintained park system include the Parker Meadows Complex with river access, a fitness trail, ball fields, and batting cages; Cartoogechaye Park with a greenway and a multi-use field; Georgia Road Park with a walking trail, swings, a picnic shelter, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, and a ball field; and Allman Drive Park with an outdoor pool, a playground, a picnic shelter with tables and grills, tennis courts, a basketball court, and ball fields.
You can also access the Nantahala National Forest when you camp in an RV near Franklin. This is the largest of North Carolina’s national forests with a peak elevation of 5,800 feet at Lone Bald. “Nantahala” is a Cherokee word for "land of the noonday sun," and it refers to the Nantahala Gorge, which only sees sunlight at midday. There are three target shooting ranges in the forest: Dirty John Shooting Range, Moss Knob Shooting Range, and Panther Top Shooting Range. Other recreational activities include hiking, climbing, swimming, boating, hunting and fishing, geocaching and letterboxing, nature viewing, and scenic drives and picnicking.
The Dupont State Forest is also well worth a visit when you rent a camper near Franklin RV Park and Campground. The forest features waterfalls, lakes, diverse ecological communities, and a staffed visitor center with restrooms and WiFi. There is an extensive trail system and a weather station with hourly readings. Recreational activities to enjoy while you're here include hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting for deer, turkey, and small game.
There’s plenty to do and see right in Franklin when you are RV camping at the Franklin RV Park and Campground. Franklin is surrounded by forest so you can experience spectacular natural beauty and scenery. It also offers lots of gem mining, history, culture, and much more. Some of the highlights here include the Scottish Tartans Museum, the Nikwasi Mound archaeological site, the Gem & Mineral Museum Franklin, the Macon County Historical Museum, and the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Special events that you may want to consider when planning your RV camping trip include the Airing of the Quilts Festival, Gemboree, the Hometown Heritage Festival, the Macon County Fair, and the Franklin Folk Festival. Be sure to visit Discover Franklin, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and Franklin NC Things to Do for the latest in local news, happenings, and visitor guides.
Asheville is easily accessible to you when you are staying at one of the RV parks in Franklin, and you’ll appreciate the opportunity to explore this vibrant, thriving city known for its historic architecture and the music and food scenes. Some of the top things to do and see here include the Biltmore Estate and gardens, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, and the Folk Art Center. Annual events in and around the area include the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Chow Chow, the Asheville Celtic Fest, and the Beer City Festival. Check out Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce for up-to-date information on area attractions, events, and visitor guides.
When you decide to venture beyond your campsite to sample the best of what the area has to offer, you’ll find authentic barbecue, classic Southern comfort food, sandwiches and burgers, ethnic eateries, and more. And if you need to refuel your Franklin motorhome rental, there are plenty of convenience stores, truck stops, and service stations with both gasoline and diesel fuel in the area.