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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Fontana Village Resort/Campground at Fontana Dam, NC - New Participating Park


Welcome to the Smokies! Set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala National Forest in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Fontana Village Resort/Campground is a year-round destination resort ideal for vacations, group travel, and events. The expansive village is tailor-made for bringing people to gather, whether it's a friendly game of disc golf, gathering by the fireside for stories and s'mores, or hiking through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Fontana Village Resort invites you to come relax and enjoy a Smoky Mountain Vacation that you'll be talking about for years to come.


Whether you're interested in camping out, cabin rentals, or guest room lodging, you'll find the perfect accommodations at Fontana Village Resort. Choose from a variety of accommodation types to best suit your needs. Campground Amenities Include:
  • Hookup Sites for RVs along the banks of the Little Tennessee River
  • Accommodates RVs up to 35ft
  • 30 amp service
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Restrooms, Showers, Laundry
  • Picnic Area
  • Game Room and Billiards Tables
  • Security
  • Restaurants, Store, Gift Shops, Chapel Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Two Playgrounds
  • Stone Creek Pool and Lazy River
  • Lodge Pool
  • Full-Service Marina, Boat Ramp, Boating, Fishing
  • Tennis Court, Sand Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, and Softball Diamond
  • Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Cornhole Boards, Ladderball
  • 18-hole Disc Golf, 18-hole Putt-Putt Golf
  • 20 miles of Biking & Hiking Trails
  • Nature Watching
  • Tents
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Accommodations for special interest groups.


Fontana Village Resort maintains a full schedule of activities and fun throughout all four seasons. Every day has a full plate of fun and excitement on our amazing property or in the outdoors. Review the Fontana Village Resort bulletin when you check in for all of the great adventures planned during your visit.
  • It should be called "FUNtana" Seasonal activities include: Campfires & Marshmallow Roasts, Live Music, Kids Arts & Crafts, Field Games & Relays, Evening Softball Games, Guided Nature Hikes, Outdoor Movies, Talent Shows, Karaoke, Square Dancing, and so much more!
  • Snacks, Dining, & Catering:
  • Fontana Village Resort has a variety of dining options and food outlets on the property.
    The Mountainview Restaurant: Located at the Main Lodge, The Mountainview Restaurant boast both great food and an amazing view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. View the menus: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    The Wildwood Grill: Located in the center of the Fontana Village Resort, Wildwood Grill offers a warm and charming ambience, wonderful food, and friendly service. Whether you dine on the lively patio or settle into a cozy table inside, you'll enjoy mountain views with music, food, and great friends! View the Menu.
    The Bear's Den Lounge: Located in the Lodge, Bear's Den offers a full bar and food service from next-door Mountainview Restaurant. Open during dinner service hours at the restaurant, Bear's Den Lodge is the perfect spot for relaxing with a cocktail or glass of wine at sunset.
    Sweets & Snacks: Fontana Village offers a number of other venues for treats and snacks. Find something amazing at the Ice Cream Parlor. Opened seasonally, the Ice Cream Parlor serves up a variety of classic sweet and frozen treats such as fresh baked cookies, hand dipped ice cream cones with all of the toppings, and so much more. The Stone Creek Pool Snack Bar is open seasonally and serves snacks and cold beverages poolside.
  • Hit the Water at the Marina:
    Situated on the beautiful 30 mile long Fontana Lake. Watercraft rentals include pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards. Dockage and mooring available if you prefer to bring your own watercraft. Enjoy fishing areas you can walk to from the Marina, and try your hand at catching small mouth and spotted bass and brim. Marina store is fully stocked with bait and tackle. Follow this link for rental pricing and this link for more information on the Marina. Scroll to end of post to view a video about the Marina.
  • Shuttle Services: For those looking for access to some of the most remote sections of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's western region, Fontana Village offers drop-off and scheduled pick-up services by boat to many locations along the northern shore of Fontana Lake. Take advantage of this shuttle service for transportation to spectacular back-country hiking and camping.
  • That's not all! To find out everything you need to know about the activities, events, and other things to do and see, visit Fontana Village Resorts website which offers a lot of information about the area.


If day trips are your thing, you're in luck. There's an abundance of things to do near Fontana Village Resort.
  • The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center offers up mountain culture with everything from artesian crafts and fine art to live music with its summer concert series. It adds the perfect authentic flair to any Smoky Mountain vacation.
  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino on the Cherokee Reservation offers gaming and live concerts by national recording artists.
  • The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad provides excursions through the forested valleys of Western North Carolina along its 53 miles of tracks. Explore the countryside and pick out the perfect spot for a getaway.
  • Sequoyah National Golf Club is designed by Robert Trent Jones and is a must for any golf enthusiast.
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is truly one of America's greatest treasures and ideally located right in our backyard. Guests wishing to visit the park can access it by foot across TVA Fontana Dam, by boat across Fontana Lake, or by car along th entire loop that surrounds GSMNP.
  • Wildwater Rafting and Ziplining offers stunning views of the Nantahala Gorge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park that give the Mountaintop Zip Line Tour its distinct mountaintop feel. Nantahala river rafting features eight miles of adventure on easy Class II rapids before splashing through the exciting Class III whitewater of Nantahala Falls. More information here.


Fontana Village Resort/Campground
300 Woods Rd
Fontana Dam, NC 28733

(828) 498-2211

Regular Rates: $30 - $40
Passport America Rates: PA Rate: $15 - $20


Notes: Open April 1st thru October 31st. PA is not valid during the month of May. PA is not valid the week of the 4th of July. PA is valid for 10 days max. Reservations are recommended. Please mention PA at the time of making a reservation. Credit cards accepted. No discounts on tent sites. Pets must be on leash. No horses allowed.

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