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Old 02-26-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Boone/Todd NC?

Have a family reunion in August coming up and have been thinking about taking the camper up there for it. Will be heading from Va Beach to there via VA Rt 58 west to I-85 south I assume. After that I don't remember since it has been so long since I been up there. Any suggestions on campgrounds and/or route planning?

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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Are you a boondocker? If so there are a couple nice campgrounds along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone. I have stayed at Linville Falls about 20 minutes south of Boone. Go to the BRP's website for others.

I have stayed at a private campground near Valle Crusis, Grand Farther Mountain CG. It was ok, not terrible...but it had all the hook ups.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
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We are planning on getting a site with hookups. Just can't decide on the place. Needs to be close to Boone. Seen reviews for most of them and they are all up and down,recent to dated. All seem to have beautiful scenery. So Grandfather mountain,would you return?

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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From I85 South, take I40 West to Winston-Salem, then US421 to Boone. Great highways all the way. There are some steep climbs going into the mountains of course, but US421 is probably as good as you're going to get and it's interstate quality with additional passing lanes for slow traffic.
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Thanks Willis. So it looks like the only times we would be pulling the trailer and off the main roads would be to get to the CG and to refuel about 3/4 of the way. Now to find the CG of choice. All we want is reliable hookups and a decent setting. Not looking for lots of activities.

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Think we have decided on the KOA in Boone. Does anyone have a trip experience from there?

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I concur in that KOA might have fewest "surprises." Full hookup may be limited according to KOA site. Check and reserve early, if needed. Sea level to 4000 feet in 6 hours!!!!
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Sam.........

My wife and I have stayed at the Boone KOA several times. (highest KOA Easy of the Mississippi) It's typical of KOA campgrounds and no surprises to dissappoint. Shopping and facilities within Boone 5 miles away.

Given you are going there for a family reunion, I'm guessing there is no doubt of when it will be and that you WILL be attending. Reserve now (open May 1 to October 31) so there's no availability issues later. You'll enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks for the reassurance. Not a lot I can do to make sure the place is OK for the time we are there before we get there because I am so far away. So that info was real nice. But it is all about the adventure.

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Sam and Tonya,
I would go back to Grandfather Mtn and if we get back into Blood Sweat And Gears, I will likely stay there again. Sorry for the late response.
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