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Kid’s Temporary Tattoos – our safe, non-toxic temporary tattoos are made with FDA certified colorants. They meet safety standards for cosmetic and toy products, so they are safe for kids and adults alike. Ask Ricky Jr. to schedule you for a session.








We have a salon on site, treat yourself!.



peggyOn September 7, 2014 at the campground at 2pm, we will hold a celebration of life for our departed Mother/Grandmother/Great-grandmother and patriarch of our family. All who knew Peggy Kline Fraser are invited to bring a plate and come and enjoy and afternoon of fellowship and celebrating Peggy's life.


Catawba Falls Campground, Old Fort, NC


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Camp on the Catawba River at Catawba Falls Campground, we offer RV Camping, Cabin Rental and Tent Camping. Our tents sites are on the river or at the base of the mountain. We offer a store with ice, goods and ice-cream, we are the closest campground to the Catawba Falls with plenty of hiking and we are open ALL YEAR.catawba falls


We are located in the mountains of Western North Carolina in the town of Old Fort. We offer a clean bathhouse, playground, fishing pond, river to lay down and cool off in, store and mountain crafts. We offer manicures, pedicures and facials onsite.  RV Full Hookups, tent camping and rental cabins with free Internet Access. Ricky Jr. is now offering tattoos for the young and old, they last for days and the kids love them. And we are in walking distance to Catawba Falls.




relaxing in the catawba riverWe have been serving the public since 1982 under the same family. We are close to all major attractions in Western North Carolina. Make us your home base and tour the mountains. McDowell County offers a host of attractions such as; Little Switzerland, Linville Caverns, Lake James Park, Mountain Gateway Museum, Davidson's Fort and Mountain Mitchell State Park the highest peak east of the Mississippi. We are only a short distance to Grandfather Mountain, Biltmore House, Chimney Rock and Cherokee Indian Reservations, white water rafting and local ski resorts.


Stay a day; week or month, you will have a peaceful and enjoyable stay with us. We are not a resort, just a family style campground that offers you a friendly and inexpensive place to stay while you visit our lovely mountains. This quiet and family oriented campground has been a family run campground with the sole purpose of providing you a safe and inexpensive vacation in a quiet and relaxing mountain setting.

We are centrally located to all the major attractions in Western North Carolina. Our Lat Long location is 35.61335 / -82.22383 we are at an elevation of 1730ft. Our physical address is Catawba Falls Campground 35 Peggy Loop, Old Fort, NC 28762 Click here for our Google Map.


We check our email throughout the day so please feel free to drop us a note with your questions or reservations request. We fill up very early for holidays so make your reservations early. Our mailing address is 35 Peggy Loop, Old Fort, NC 28762, our phone number is 828-668-4831.

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Firewood Alert: The NC Division of Forestry recommends that you NOT bring your own firewood from out of the area (more than 50 miles away, or out of state) there is now a ban on all wood from the following NC counties: Granville, Person and Vance counties. We sell firewood, as do other local merchants.


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