Saturday, August 25, 2018

Asheville West KOA

Fuse at Asheville KOA

We spent the night at the Asheville West KOA.   It is just off of I-40 and not a bad place for a one night stay.

We were not exactly sure where we were going on Thursday so when we got tired we were close to Asheville.  We called several places that got higher reviews, but they were all booked up. The KOA campground has a fairly large number of spots so they were able to accommodate us.

We had a good experience checking in.  Everything around the office and store seemed to be very organized and neat.   Lily was given a baggie which included the pet rules, a poop bag and a doggie bone which she quickly devoured. The campsite where we were assigned was in the B section.  It was a back-in sites with full hookups.  We drove over and set up our site.  It was level and reasonably wide.  It had a picnic table and was nice place to spend the night.

It had several really positive aspects.  The place was very clean.  There was a security officer that patrolled the area throughout the night.  The cable TV worked very well and the WiFi signal was strong and fast.  As good as we have seen in a campground.

The shower facilities were nice.  Very clean and fairly large.  There was plenty of hot water and good water pressure.

Fuse on Asheville West KOA lot

There were two negatives.  First was the noise.  Not from the campers, but from the Interstate and from multiple helicopters flying over during the evening.   Second was the campsites.  They had very little grass.  They were mostly composed of gravel and dirt.  I admit that we were probably spoiled by Pipestem State Park, but Lily really likes to walk on grass over gravel.  That being said, there was a large grassy area and off-leash dog park but they were a good distance from our site.

If I was looking for a place to overnight the Asheville KOA west would be fine.  Not sure I would want to make this a place to stay long term, but plenty of people were there for the several days.


  1. Nice blog, good review on the KOA. How come you are not posting on your YouTube channel?

  2. Video is still something I am trying to figure out. Once I get the hang of it to the point I won't be embarrassed I will try again