North Mills River


3.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

In winter, no water, half price.
Contact: US Forest Service (
Posted by: Jeff Barber on January 4, 2007
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    Campground Activities

    Fishing, hiking.

    Campground Amenities

    Dump station, picnic area, restrooms, drinking water.

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    Reviews of North Mills River

    Reviewed by jugiya on June 17, 2012

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    Just came home, to Fl., from this campground on 6/16/12. NOT very impressed. Seemed nearly abandon yet all sites had "reserved" tags on them. My fire ring was full of ashes and broken/melted beer bottles. There was trash of all kinds all around the campground. Condoms near the restrooms. Used panty liners in the picnic area. Soda and beer cans in the streams and river. The camp host/Mgr. told me he's "seen hand to hand drug deals" in the single site area & there's constant veh. traffic up/down a deadend road that the camp host/Mgr. says is where the kids go to "party and do drugs." The camp host/Mgr. also said that this road is where his undercover narcotics officer friend likes to go, to get easy arrests. This road runs behind the single site area. Safe to say I'll NEVER take my family back there.
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    Response by EvaGreen on July 29, 2012

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    Just read the review from Jugiya. "you" must have been somewhere else, because your review makes no sense at all. I've known of this camp ground since I lived in the area the nineties, and have chosen to camp here and loving it. The bathrooms are clean, and so are the awesome clean and spacious showers. The staff is always helpful and friendly, fast becoming a family away from home! There is no trash laying around and it is very obvious that all of the families here enjoy themselves. The kids and adults can join a Nature Guide to explore plants and creatures abound - he even had a friendly Eastern King Snake which the bright eyed children (and there a little more hesitant moms) were able to handle and touch. Great to see their faces.
    There is absolutely no trash laying around, anywhere, and even if something should fall out of one's pockets, the staff quietly "patrols' and picks up after us, always smiling and ready for a small chat :)The manager couple as well as the camp host couple are locals and helpful with recommendations and direction giving. The river and river banks are totally trash free (so rare), including the adjoining public picnic areas...all are are void of any trash, left-behinds from picnics etc. The clear water is teasing us for a refreshing tubing trip or soak. There aren't any party-kids here or ...what? drugs? (are you ----?) Most people come with smaller children, and bicycles and the young people without children come as couples, with their friends, all responsible adults..some bicyclers on their tours through the forest - there is quiet in the evenings, no "partying" or loud noises, just great fireside conversations.
    Dogs do all need to be on leash and stay on leash so that no-one will step into ...things. Doggie bags for your pups are welcome, to keep this beautiful and peaceful camp ground clean for all bare-footers :) I highly recommend Mills River Camp Ground to all families and friends with and without children. Any kind of unlawful activities are definitely not tolerated. I could never even imagine that! I'm a 65 year old camping by myself with my little pooch..and I look forward to camping again at this North Mills River campground in the coming years.
    By the way - the camping fee is and has always been $17 a night (additional fees may be applicable, I'm sure, depending on the count of people per site.(It's never been $11 "yugiya". Your comment was completely false... at best. People would have lost out on a great experience reading and believing your sad, that you are so very much misleading readers :(
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