Park Info Tuckaseegee RV Resort
78 Wilmont Rd, Whittier, NC 28789
Latitude: 35.403537 (35° 24′ 12.7332” N)
Longitude: -83.313033 (83° 18′ 46.9188” W)
OPEN – All Year
Date(s) of Stay September 29 – October 3, 2016
Facilities 30/50 amp, well water, sewer, cable, wifi near office
River (for fishing, canoeing)
Restrooms with showers & laundry room
Over 40 RV sites, cabins
Daily RV Rates $42 – $45
Rate Discounts for Weekly & monthly rates available.
Big Rig Friendly? Yes
Easy access off of Hwy 441/74. BUT, that said, you are going to be pulling off of 441/74, which speeds along at 60 MPH. So start slowing down as your GPS says you are less than a mile away, and if you are turning left onto Wilmont Road, look for the short turn lane that will take you there. Then it is the first right turn. (Our GPS wanted us to drive further on Wilmont Road, but don’t. You will go over a bridge and then take the first right.)
I don’t know if we have been to a campground with more welcoming hosts than the husband and wife team that manage Tuckaseegee RV Resort!
The park itself is not much more than a single road with RV sites on either side, as well as a couple of rental cabins. On one side of the road is the Tuckaseegee River and on the other is the Great Smoky Mountain Tourist Train. Thankfully the train doesn’t run through the night; so we did not find it a bit disruptive. But on the river side is the main highway which is very, very busy. (We ran our noise machine through the nights and that aided in restful sleep.)
While this campground is rather small and not in a bucolic or picturesque setting, we still quite liked it. As I already mentioned, the husband and wife who manage the park (except during some of the winter months) are very welcoming, helpful, and friendly. There is also a community feel here that we rarely see at other campgrounds. We heard that about 50% of the residents are seasonal; and you can tell that they like it there and they like each other, gathering at the various communal areas, of which there are a quite a few. There is a lovely outdoor pavilion with plenty of seating under roof. Then there is a “game room” and also a living room-like area off of the office/store area. (That is where the good (and often only) wi-fi is.)
We have Verizon and our cell/hotspot coverage was spotty through the four days there. So if cell/hotspot coverage is a must, this may not be a good stop for you.
And it is not everyday that I am impressed by a ladies’ restroom, but this one must be one of the better ones I have seen at a campground.
So with its amenities, welcoming environment, and central location (see their web page about the Area Attractions), we definitely recommend it!