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garmp

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Posted: 08/07/19 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just booked a night at Mama Gerties in early October. The only site they had available and only for Sunday night. Is this campground worth the hype? We've often heard how wonderful it is, so we just had to find out.
We like to consider ourselves more campers than RVers and are not use to the RV Park scene. Don't care for the shoulder to shoulder parking, need some space. Did we make a mistake? Oh well just gotta find out for ourselves.


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Never heard of it so looked it up. It looks nice, but also appears to be the typical pack em in like sardines park with @ 7-8 feet between most of the sites.

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It's all in what floats your boat I guess. I think I would have to pass.

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My DW’s brother and his wife we’re just there a few months ago. Stayed at the very top and said the view was great. They also said MaMa Gerties was a one and done place for them. Saw it but didn’t get a t-shirt.


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Posted: 08/07/19 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We drove trough once and to us, unless you get the top spots, just another CG. We much prefer https://www.campfirelodgings.com/ Much more personal, smaller place but great views if you get the premium sites, or nearby.


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We also had to try it. Sites small and closely packed. Was nice and quiet. Had young bear cub visit but we didn't see it. We hear up top views nice. We will look elsewhere next year.

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Mama Gerties is more of a base camp for seeing other sites in the area. It works well for that. If you are more into nature camping, I recommend state parks and COEs.


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We stayed at Mama Gerties April of 2018. We had a site at the top and it was awesome, the lower sites did look a bit close together and obviously didn't have the views we had. IMHO our site was worth the extra $$$, we enjoyed our stay there. Would we stay there again? In a New York minute IF we could book a site at the top again!

Good luck with your decision.

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Our favorite park in the Asheville, NC area is the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area campground in the Pisgah National Forest. The "Lakeside" loop (that isn't lakeside) has full hookups, and the sites are spacious. You won't find sites the size of the one below at any private RV parks in the area.

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Here's pictures from our site when we were there April of 2018.


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Loved the views!

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We stop there for a week every year. Always get a spot at the top with a deck . Views are great, access to Asheville is quick and easy.


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