Waiver and Consent for Turkey Creek Campground, LLC

 

Please read this document in it's entirety.

 If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask for clarification. 

Your online reservation submission is your consent to the guidelines set forth below.

Phone reservations will require a reply of consent via your email confirmation.

Walk-in guests will be asked to consent by signing a paper statement.

Welcome to Turkey Creek Campground (TCC)!

 

We are so happy that you have chosen our campground  for your visit to the mountains of western North Carolina. Enjoying the outdoors, particularly out beautiful mountains, has always been and will continue to be nature's best answer to everyone's health and spirit.

USE AGREEMENT AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK SAFETY 

DISCLAIMER & WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELATED TO SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19

 

GUEST SAFETY

We ask that all campers use our facilities based on their understanding of risks and North Carolina mandates and guidelines. 

 

TCC staff are full vaccinated and will abide by the following bulleted protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible and the campground operating as smoothly as possible.

  • Face Coverings: We require properly worn face masks/coverings by all guest, visitors, etc. only when entering/exiting and while in the the TCC office. Those who need or choose to wear a face covering to protect themselves and/or others are welcomed to do so anywhere in the campground. We ask that all campers respect that choice. Click here  if you would like to review recommendations of when to wear a face covering and here to see the latest North Carolina Exective Order recommendations. 

  • Social Distancing: Social distancing is defined as six feet distance or more. Please social distance with the TCC staff. Please be respectful of those who wish to social distance.

  • There are no restrictions on group gatherings other than the number of people allowed onthe deck which is limited to the number of seats available, currently 16.

  • TCC staff will wear a mask while interacting with guests in the office and when in and around the bathhouse/laundry areas. TCC staff will social distance from guests when outside. 

  • Disinfectant Cleaners: Disinfecting cleaners, a bleach and water solution or the equivalent, will be provided for the bathhouse, laundry room/dishwashing area.  If desired, please bring disinfecting cleaners and hand sanitizer for your personal use in your campsite.

  • DISCLAIMER, WAIVER AND RELEASE REGARDING SARS-Cov-2 (the virus) and COVID-19 (the disease) and its variants: TCC and its staff shall not be held liable for any SARS-Cov-2 (Coronavirus) / COVID-19 illness arising from your stay at our facility. By reading this Agreement and making an online reservation or responding to your confirmation from your phone reservation or a signed statement for walk-in guests, you and the members of your group are assuming all liability and risk for your health and well-being regarding SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19. You are agreeing to all terms and conditions set forth in the document.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT

  • Guest Screening: To keep everyone safe while camping at TCC, guests are asked to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a positive test for COVID-19, please don't come to our campground for at least days after your last symptoms or positive test result.

  • On the day of arrival and during your stay at TCC, anyone answering yes to any of the self screening statements must cancel their reservation and leave TCC. The cancellation policy will apply:

 

The TCC COVID Self-Screening statements are as follows:

  1. Within the last 14 days, I and/or someone in my home have traveled internationally and not been vaccinated.

  2. I have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and having symptoms or have been asymptomatic for less than 10 days. Without medical diagnosis, I am exhibiting syptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, a new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain.

  3. Within the last 14 days, I have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or someone with the symptoms of COVID-19, as listed in the statements above, and I have not been vaccinated.

  • Check-in Process:

    • Check-in can be in Office or no contact. Please let the TCC staff know if prefer a contactless check-in.

    • Currently, check-in is held from 3 PM to 8 PM.

  • Check-out Process:

    • Check-out can be in Office or no contact with an extra 1% fee for manual credit card processing. Please let the TCC staff know your preference. 

    • Currently, check-out is held from 8 AM to 11 AM. 

    • You must settle up and vacate your site no later than 11 AM.

COMMUNAL BUILDINGS

Bathhouse

  • The bathhouse is a communal space. Please be expedient when using the bathhouse so others can use it. We ask that when you are finished you exit to keep the number of people inside to a minimum. 

  • RV campers - during busy times we ask you use your own toilet/shower facilitites when feasible.  

  • We will not be able to clean the bathhouse after each person’s use. A disinfectant solution (e.g. diluted bleach solution or equivalent) will be provided in the bathhouse for campers to use voluntarily after they have used the sink or the toilet. CAUTION: Bleach solutions are caustic and can cause damage to fabric and skin. 

  • The bathhouse will be periodically closed for cleaning; every effort will be made to not interfere with our camper’s activities. Hours of cleaning are generally sometime between noon and 3pm and again sometime between 8pm to 11pm. A closed sign will be placed outside to alert you; please do not enter while we are cleaning. We may on occassion do a quick check o f the bathrooms without closing them. 

  • We will not be able to clean the laundry room/dish sink area after each person’s use. CDC recommended disinfectant (e.g. diluted bleach solution or equivalent) will be provided in the laundry room/dish sink area for campers to use voluntarily after they have completed their tasks and prior to leaving the room.

  • When multiple people are using the Laundry Room it is recommended facial masks/coverings be used

Deck

  • Our deck is for your enjoyment.

  • Please be respectful of those who wish to wear a face mask or social distance.  

  • Please do not move the tables, doing so can damage the deck. If you you move any chairs please put it back prior to leaving the deck.                                                                                                  

  • The deck is open from 7 AM to 10 PM. 

 

Office  

  • Face coverings are mandatory in and at the entry/exit of the office. 

  • Ice will be available for purchase during office hours.

  • In order not to overcrowd the space, a single person and/or two people from a group are allowed in the office for business purposes only.

GENERAL RULES

  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and shall not be responsible for accidents or injury to our guests or for loss of money, jewelry, or valuables of any kind.

  • Check-out time is no later than 11 AM with no exceptions. Check-in time starts at 3 PM and no later than 8 PM. Times are subject to change.

  • Drive slowly throughout the campground.

  • Quiet time is all the time.

  • No loudspeaker devices are allowed and must not be heard off your campsite.

  • Absolute quiet will be observed between the hours of 10 PM and 7 AM with no exceptions, voices at a whisper during these hours. Because of the surrounding mountains and the creek, sounds carry easily. Noises heard coming from your site during 10 PM to 7 AM are too loud. Complaints from neighboring sites can result in expulsion. 

  • Avoid car door slamming  and flashing lights into other campsites .

  • Alcohol is allowed in moderation only. Excessive drinking will not be tolerated i.e., becoming legally intoxicated; exhibiting belligerent behavior; causing excessive noise and other signs of over drinking. If you are asked to leave because of abuse of alcohol, the Sheriff’s office will be contacted.

  • Campsite fires: no foraging for firewood. Small open fires with  split wood (no logs) that fits in the provided fire-pits. Do not move the fire-pit. We support the Buy it Where You Burn It movement.  Do not bring firewood from home. We sell local firewood, or you can purchase firewood locally (within 10 miles of Almond, NC). 

  • Keep your campsite clean. Please don’t litter, use the trash cans and recycle bins provided.

  • Respect our trees. Do not cut a tree, sapling, limb, etc. for any reason. Do not drive nails, screws, axes, knives or other instruments into any trees, or deface a tree for any reason. Marshmallow sticks are available at the office for purchase. 

  • Be kind to Mother Earth. Don’t climb banks. Avoid making or using steep paths to prevent erosion. 

  • No trenching around tents.

  • Pets are welcome provided they are kept on a leash and are not an annoyance, loud and/or excessive barking, etc. Do not leave pets unattended. Clean up after your pet. There are boarding kennels in Swain County should you have need. Livestock, horses, etc. are not allowed. 

  • Parents, Guardians and Group Leaders: The responsibility of your group is yours. Know where and what your charges are doing at all times. Make sure everyone is aware of all campground rules.

  • No fireworks.

  • Visitors will need to answer and pass the COVID Screening questions listed above. Visitors must leave by 10 PM.

ANY VIOLATIONS OF THESE RULES CAN RESULT IN PERMANENT EXPULSION

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be made at least six days prior to the date of

your arrival date or you will be charged one day of your stay  (1.5 days charged for holiday weekends).

Your cooperation is appreciated and required.

 I understand and agree to the above rules and stipulations for staying at Turkey Creek Campground. I take responsibility for the entire group at my site. If anyone in my group breaks the rules, I agree to vacate the premises and will be charged for the full reservation. I understand that I take full responsibility for my group’s health and well-being regarding SARS-Cov-2 / COVID-19. I further agree Turkey Creek Campground and its staff cannot be held responsible for illnesses experienced during or after staying at Turkey Creek Campground.  

Your online reservation submission serves as your electronic signature agreeing to all terms and conditions in this document. For phone reservations, you will be required to repond by email that you have read and agree to all the terms and conditions in this document.