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

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. It's become apparent that spending time in the outdoors is one of the safest ways for you to recreate, so we’re glad you'll be spending time here! However, we do have common areas that necessitate a new approach to campground life. For your time to be not only fun and enjoyable, but as safe and free from worry as possible, we have implemented rules and guidelines that adhere to CDC recommendations.

Hours of operation and emergency contact information is posted at the office and the bathhouse common area.

USE AGREEMENT AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK SAFETY 

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

 

GUEST SAFETY

Until children under age 12 are able to be fully vaccinated the following applies:

  • Face Coverings: Properly worn face masks/coverings  will be mandatory in and at the entry/exit of the common areas - bathhouse, office, laundry room/dishwashing area and outdoors where appropriate social distancing, minimum 6ft,  can't be done. Face covering use is not mandatory on the deck, but it is highly encouraged. Please keep your face covering with you at all times while at TCC and use it around other guests who are not in your group.  

  • Social Distancing: Social distancing is defined as six feet distance or more. It is expected that you keep a minimum distance of six feet from TCC staff and guests not of your group.

  • No groups greater than 20 people or more will be allowed to congregate anywhere in the campground. This is subject to change as the pandemic situation changes.

  • Bring Cleaners: Please bring disinfecting cleaners and hand sanitizer for your personal use in your camp site. Disinfecting cleaners, as defined below, will be provided for the bathhouse, laundry room/dishwashing area.

  • Food and Supplies: Swain County is a small, isolated community. Should food supplies become limited, we ask that you come fully prepared so as not to deplete our community’s available resources.

  • 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 signing this Agreement you and the members of your group are assuming all liability and risk for your health and well-being regarding to SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19.

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. You will receive an email one day prior to your arrival with a link to the TCC COVID Self-Screening Form. This electronic form is to be completed and submitted on the day of your arrival, but prior to arriving on the property grounds of TCC. This ensures the most current and up-to-date scenario for screening for symptoms for you and your group.  If you answer yes to any of the questions you will need to cancel your reservation and the cancellation policy will apply.

 

The TCC COVID Self-Screening questions are as follows:

  1. Within the last 14 days, I and/or someone in my home has traveled internationally.

  2. Within the last 14 days, I have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  3. Within the last 14 days, I have experienced some or all of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain.

  4. 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 question above. 

  • Temperature Checks: You and your group are encouraged to take temperatures daily. If anyone’s temperature measures over 100°F you are required to report this to the campground staff, leave the premises and seek medical care.

  • Sick Guests: During your stay at TCC, if you or anyone in your group experience any of the conditions listed in the TCC COVID Self-Screening questions above, you are required to report this to the campground staff, leave the premises and seek medical care.

  • 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 a 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

  • There will be a limit of four people in each of women’s and men’s bathhouses: two toilets and two showers for each side.

  • Each camper will receive a numbered rectangular plastic card, a “fob.” The fob will be placed on a designated hook on a post outside of the bathhouse and removed when you leave the bathhouse. This will indicate the number of people who are in each of the men’s or women’s section of the bathhouse. 

    • All fobs are to be returned to the office at check-out or a $5 charge will be added to your bill at check-out.

  • RV campers will not be allowed use of the bathhouse and are expected to use their own toilet/shower facilities. We may be able to make exceptions if the number of folks who need privileges is less than the maximum determined by TCC staff. 

  • We will not be able to clean the bathhouse after each person’s use. CDC recommended disinfectant (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.

  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult to the bathhouse if asked by their guardians to use the disenfectant provided  unless they are responsible, able and allowed to disinfect the areas they use in the bathhouse.

  • The bathhouse will be periodically closed for cleaning; every effort will be made to not interfere with our camper’s activities. See the posted hours at the office or the common area at the bathhouse.

  • Social distancing is required while in the bathhouse. Face coverings are required except while showering, washing your face and brushing your teeth at the sink.

  • No hair drying in the bathhouse, electrical outlets have been diabled.

  • No applying makeup or other facial products while in the bathhouse.

  • Please be expedient when using the bathhouse so others can use it. Please keep a safe distance from others when entering or exiting the bathhouse. The person entering the bathhouse has right of way. 

Laundry Room / Dish Sink Area

  • 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.

  • No more than one person in the laundry room/dish sink area unless they are in the same group and then, only two people are allowed.

 

Deck 

  • Our deck is for your enjoyment.

  • Face coverings are not required, but please keep it handy while on the deck in case you can't social distance.

  • Do not move the furniture.

  • No groups are to intermingle on the deck.

  • Social distancing between groups is required.                                                                                                       

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

 

Office  

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

  • Ice will be available for purchase during office hours.

  • In order to limit contact, 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 because of the current pandemic. 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 loud speaker 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 and keep conversations low and to a minimum. 

  • 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 are only allowed in the provided fire-pits. Do not move the fire-pit. To protect our North Carolina trees, only USDA inspected firewood will be allowed into the campground. Do not bring firewood from home. We sell 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.