For the 2018 festival we have had to make some changes to RV camping. This year all RV sites w/ hookups inside the campground are reserved for sponsors, vendors, and friends of the fest.  An area will be reserved for RVs and travel trailers just past the entrance on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.  We will have overflow spaces available in the large field just across the road.  There will be no additional charge to park in these areas, and generators are allowed.  You’ll be directed where to park at the check-in. If you have any questions please contact us here.  Thanks for your understanding.


Festival gates open at 8 am Friday and there’s plenty of room to camp, but if you want to arrive earlier (and secure a prime campsite) you can reserve a site for Thurs or earlier by calling the Hot Springs Campground & Resort at 828-622-7676.

Note: If designated sites fill up, there will still be plenty of room to camp!
You will be allowed to enter the campground and unload your vehicle at your campsite, but will need to buy a parking pass to remain parked in the festival grounds. Parking area is free just outside gate.

The Hot Springs Campground is located along the banks of the French Broad River, a short stroll from the Hot Springs Spa and Natural Mineral Baths. This facility is a favorite stopping point for travelers of all types from hikers coming off the Appalachian Trail to vacationers and health seekers. Our campground is family friendly and shrouded amongst trees offering shade and beautiful settings, even on the hottest day. There is a camp store located at the entrance to the campground that includes a full line of supplies and a small eatery.

The festival gates will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday.


festival camping site map

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Other Accommodations

If you don’t feel like camping, there are great places to stay just a 3 minute walk from the festival site in beautiful Hot Springs, NC. Click below for more information.

Hot Springs the Home of the French Broad River Festival