Campground Spotlight: Boone KOA Holiday

Boone KOA Holiday is an RV, tent, and cabin campground in the small mountain town of Boone, North Carolina. Sitting at an elevation of almost 4,000 feet, Boone's main appeal is the perfect summer weather. Because temperatures in June, July, and August are between 55-75 degrees, Boone is a lovely escape from warmer weather.

Since Boone's population is just shy of 20,000, you can expect the quirkiness that accompanies small town living. In other words, this KOA is not a city KOA.

RV & Tent Sites

Boone KOA Holiday has sixty-three 50-amp full hookup RV sites, twelve 30-amp full hookup sites, and twenty 30-amp water & electric only sites. There are also eleven tent-only sites at the southern side of the property.

Check-in time is 1:00pm. Check-out time is 12:00pm for RV & tent sites and 11:00am for cabins.

RV sites typically range in price between $55-$65/night, depending on the time of year and type of site.


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There are nine camping cabins and three full-service camping cabins at Boone KOA Holiday.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your reservation, call 800-562-2806 before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not accepted.

  • RV & Tent Sites: 48 hours cancellation notice is required. Notify Boone KOA Holiday by 4:00pm two days before your scheduled arrival.
  • Camping Cabins: 7 days cancellation notice required. Please notify Boone KOA Holiday one week before your scheduled arrival.
  • Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.
  • Holidays and special events may have special deposit and/or cancellation requirements.

Campground Activities

On-site activities include:

  • Cornhole
  • Farm animals
  • Miniature golf
  • Playground
  • Swimming Pool (open Memorial Day through Labor Day)
  • Recreation Room*

* The Rec Room is connected to the front office and is a large room with folding tables & chairs. A bookshelf on one side of the room houses well-used board games and books for guest use.

Farm Animals at Boone KOA Holiday

To kids, the best part of the Boone KOA Holiday will likely be access to the goats and donkeys on the property. Although they are generally kept behind a fence in their own area, kids will still enjoy meeting and greeting with them.

Front Office/Entrance

The front office is an eclectic place, to be sure. The windows are dotted with bobbleheads of all kinds and the decor is a hodgepodge mix of items (from Snow White to dinosaurs to garden gnomes). In addition to a variety of camping supply items for sale, the Camp Store also has a pool table, foosball table, and mini arcade plopped right in the middle of the shelves of souvenirs and supplies.


There is one playground at the Boone KOA Holiday, which includes slides, swings, a spinning merry-go-round, and a see-saw.

Swimming Pool

There is one non-heated swimming pool, which is directly adjacent to the front office and in need of some TLC.


The Boone KOA does not have a restaurant, but they do sell a variety of snacks and supplies at the store.

We highly recommend Publix at Three Creeks for all of your grocery shopping needs. It is about 15 minutes from the Boone KOA Holiday.

Restrooms & Laundry

There are two restrooms - one is located near the office and the other is directly adjacent to RV site #8.

Laundry facilities are open 24 hours.


Dumpsters are just south of the office near the entrance of the park.

Dogs at Boone KOA

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Leashed dogs are welcome at Boone KOA Holiday, but are not permitted at the pool, playground, or inside KOA buildings.

Local Area

Here is an estimate of the number of minutes from Boone KOA Holiday to popular area attractions:

  • "Horn in the West" Outdoor Drama: 11 minutes
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: 16 minutes
  • Samaritan's Purse: 16 minutes
  • Mystery Hill: 20 minutes
  • Tweetsie Railroad: 20 minutes
  • Grandfather Mountain: 50 minutes


  • You may wonder: What is the difference between a KOA Journey and a KOA Holiday? As far as we can tell, KOA Journey campgrounds tend to be close to the freeway/highway whereas KOA Holiday campgrounds are a bit further off the path and are designed for longer stays. There doesn't appear to be a big difference (or a difference at all) in terms of the number of activities or amenities offered.
  • Watch your transmission as you climb the mountain up to the Boone KOA Holiday.
  • Keep in mind that this campground is built right into the mountain and the sites are terraced and un-level. Some of the sites can only be accessed via sharp turns and steep climbs. Be sure to bring your leveling blocks!


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