Fancy Gap KOA – Fancy Gap VA

RATING: ♦♦♦♦
  • Length of stay: 5 days
  • Cost of stay: $200
  • Discount: KOA 15%
  • Hook ups: Electric 50amp, water, sewer
  • Site number/quality: Don’t remember site number, but it was up on second from top level, on the small side, but shady and level
  • Park quality: Nicely maintained, but on side of mountain and road up to the sites is very steep. Did not use any amenities because it rained the whole time we were there. Hurricane Matthew was pounding the east coast, so we extended our stay from 3 to 5 days while we waited for the storm to pass.
  • Access: Easy access, close to I-77
  • Return yes/no?: Yes
  • Notes: Couple of tunnels through the mountains on I-77 north of the park, and a steep decline down I-77 when leaving the park and heading south. All very manageable, but can be tricky if weather is bad or foggy. The campground literally backs up to Blue Ridge Parkway. There is an entrance right next the the park. We drove to the Blue Ridge Music center about 30 miles away, and listened to some wonderful local musicians. Unfortunately, it was very cloudy on that day, and the drive itself was a bit disappointing. Fancy Gap is also not far from Mount Airy NC, which is the home town of Andy Griffith and the prototype for Mayberry. We took a tour of the Mayberry Spirits Distillery, and also had some fine Bar-B-Que in a local restaurant.
  • Website: Fancy Gap KOA

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