For a real high, stay overnight at the Boone KOA, the highest KOA east of the Mississippi at an altitude of nearly 4,000 feet. Nature and comfort meet here, a spot with long pull thrus under tall trees, a pool, arcade games and even a farm animal mini zoo, all set atop a scenic mountain just 4 miles from city services. Come experience KOA's peaceful country setting and cool mountain breezes. The average summer temperature is 73 degrees. Hike miles of footpaths on rugged Grandfather Mountain, the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Range. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, which winds mere minutes from your campsite. About 9 miles from this KOA is the New River, where you can go tubing or canoeing. The topography and scenery will delight even the most intrepid cyclists: Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong trained on the back roads of the Boone area.