Welcome to your family-friendly campground for year-round Western North Carolina adventures!

Nestled amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains and just a short drive from downtown Asheville's charm, our KOA campground offers an ideal setting for explorers of all ages. We provide the perfect basecamp for your adventures. 

On-Site Hiking Trails * Located right off I-40 * Clean Facilities and Friendly Staff 

Why Choose Asheville West KOA? 

  • Strategic Location: Located in Candler, just a few miles from the quaint town of Canton, Asheville West KOA Campground boasts an ideal position right off I-40. This prime spot ensures easy access for all our guests, making it a breeze to find and reach us. We understand that our proximity to the highway brings the convenience of connectivity, along with concerns about noise. Rest assured, we've carefully arranged our campsites to minimize noise and enhance your experience of the natural tranquility. 
  • Diverse Accommodations: Wooded tent sites, RV spots with full hookups, cozy cabins, and lodges. 
  • Nature at Your Fingertips: Enjoy the melody of birds and the beauty of the surrounding landscape right from your campsite. 

Embark on Unforgettable Excursions: 

  • The Great Outdoors: Our campground is a gateway to the renowned Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Mountain, and the vast Cherokee National Forest. 
  • Iconic Landmarks: Explore the historical Biltmore Estate, the picturesque Grove Park Inn, and the stunning Smoky Mountains. 
  • Hiking and Biking: Discover the mountain biking trails of Berm MTB park, Chestnut Mountain, Dupont State Forest, and Bent Creek, each offering unique vistas and experiences. 
  • Spectacular Views: Take a drive to Fire Mountain for breathtaking scenery or hike the spectacular nearby waterfalls in Western North Carolina. 
  • Nature and Education: Visit the North Carolina Arboretum for a blend of natural beauty and learning experiences. 
  • Downtown Asheville: A short drive away, offering cultural experiences, arts, and gourmet dining. 

Make Memories with Us: Our family-owned KOA is more than just a campground; it's a community where adventure meets relaxation. Extend your stay to fully immerse yourself in the Appalachian beauty and the myriad of activities available in the area. Need recommendations? Our friendly staff is always here to guide you. 

Join Us at Asheville West KOA for an Unforgettable Adventure in the Heart of Appalachia! 

The Asheville West KOA is "Going Green!" Look for the recycle barrels behind the office and next to the comfort station on the back loop.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/15)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Biltmore Estate

Open for reservations with restrictions as per state and local guidelines. Visit their website for current information.

More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt created a larger-than-life country retreat in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Its centerpiece— Biltmore House—provided 250 rooms of hospitality to family and friends. Today, Biltmore Estate continues to offer a gracious escape from everyday life. Marvel at the grandeur of America's largest home filled with Vanderbilt's collection of fine art and antiques. Stroll through gardens created by America's father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. Enjoy estate-raised foods, and savor award-winning vintages at Biltmore's winery.


Historic Downtown Asheville

Steeped in history, Asheville's downtown boasts more art deco architecture than any southeastern city other than Miami Beach. Over 150 boutiques, shops, art galleries and antique stores offer lots of opportunity to browse or buy. Nearly 50 diverse restaurants, cafes, tea rooms, and brewery pubs provide mouth-watering cuisine and a place to people watch. Area night clubs feature everything from regional music to poetry slams to nationally known acts. During the summer and fall, a variety of entertainment can be found outdoors at City/County Plaza and Pack Square. Free. 828/251-9973.


Asheville Urban Trail

Visit website. This historic walking tour makes a 1.7 mile loop of downtown and tell the fascinating story of Asheville. Enjoy the fresh air and soak up the unique charm of Asheville. Allow 2 1/2 hours of time.


The Blue Ridge Parkway

Witness some of the most breathtaking views our part of the country has to offer!  While the Parkway runs 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina, we are most proud of our portion of the Parkway.  Enjoy a picnic while taking in the vistas or hike any of the numerous trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  There are picture taking opportunities around every bend.  Come see what one of the most frequently visited National Parks in the United States is all about!


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