We woke up on our first morning at the Asheville East KOA in Swannanoa, brewed some coffee, and then decided to head out for a stroll, and a scoot, to check out the campground.
I really liked our site. That is the Swannanoa River rushing by in the background. The water in the foreground is a small pond that formed after the river jumped its banks a few days before. A family of ducks had also moved in by the tree.
Over the last few weeks the rain had caused the river to run high and fast. This is the view from a cute little bridge that crosses the river and brings you over to the other side of the campground where there are two charming lakes for fishing and canoeing.
They have cabins and RV sites that face out across the water. What a lovely view to wake up to on a misty mountain morning.
The campground has a lot of cute nooks and crannies for exploring and is much larger than it seems from the road.
After our walk the boys wanted to play at the smaller of the two playgrounds right in front of the camp store. Max felt like stretching his legs and doing some climbing, so he did.
We were happy to be back in the mountains and looking forward to spending a lot of quality time with our family. I was also immensely pleased to have such a convenient base camp for the second part of our trip. We have been looking for a great place to park our camper when visiting Asheville–and now we have found it.