Campground Review Summary
- Name: Lakewood RV Resort
- Dates of stay: September 9 – 23, 2019
- Location: 15 Timmie Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731
- Type of campground: 55 plus Private / Independent
- Cost: $46.43/night (weekly rate)
- Additional fees: none
- Stay limit: none
- Accepts mail / packages: yes
- Cell reception: ATT average
- Website: www.lakewoodrvresort.com
- Pros: clean amenities, planned activities
- Cons: bit tight in spots for big rig
The Asheville/Hendersonville area has long been a favorite of ours. Usually though, we ran over here as a day trip from nearby Gatlinburg which limited our access. So we opted to stay here for a couple of weeks to really enjoy all that the are has to offer.
Lakewood RV resort is located a bit south/east of Hendersonville. It was a further away from Asheville than we really wanted, but we had difficulty finding a big-rig friendly resort that was nearer. Even this campground is tight in spots for our 43 foot rig. Our assigned site required very careful backing in to avoid a tree limb just a foot off the drivers side and you’ll want to be an experienced driver to navigate the interior roads. But that was the ONLY downside. Everything else about the park was very enjoyable.
This park is a 55 plus, adults-only community. We didn’t search that out — it just turned out that way. About half of the community are homes (park models) and the other half transient or seasonal RV sites. I would say the majority of residents are at least seasonal, with quite a few that live there year round. Sometimes that is a recipe for trashiness, but the resort was immaculately kept up and the residents were friendly and welcoming. It really feels like a community. And, there are planned activities!! Water aerobics, happy hour, bingo, chair volleyball, nickel bingo, dominoes, poker and game night, cornhole, bridge …. the list goes on. One night a local winery did a wine tasting event (for a fee). Frankly, I had a ball here.
Once we shoehorned into our site, it was great. There was plenty of space to park our toad and motorcycle. The parking area was gravel, but there was a concrete patio with a picnic table. The full hook ups worked just fine – water, sewer, and 30/50 amp electric. The electrical box was located at the rear of the site, but our cord could reach it just fine. There were just enough tree branch obstructions to attenuate our satellite TV signal, so we watched over the air channels during our stay. The campground does offer cable TV, but it requires a (free) cable box and complicated set up. We couldn’t figure out how to make it work with our complex motorhome wiring. There is campground wifi available, but our ATT hotspot worked better (which isn’t saying much).
The amenities are lovely. The bath facilities aren’t new, but they are immaculately clean and work wonderfully well. The club house area offers a heated pool, large meeting facilities, shuffleboard, and an exercise room. No annoying door codes here either! The park is under new ownership as of a year ago, and the new owners have aspirations to make the park a premier destination. They are certainly on the right track.
The cost was average at $46/night at the weekly rate, but the amenities and activities made it feel like a bargain. Hendersonville is nearby, with a variety of shopping and dining options. Asheville is about a half hour away with attractions such as the Biltmore mansion and art district. I would definitely stay here again.
Bottom Line: Friendly 55 plus park with lots of activities at a reasonable price.