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Tranquil Creekside Camp
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1. Tranquil Creekside Camp

Come relax in a non-discriminatory, non-judgmental healing atmosphere at this one-of-a-kind property. Both of our campsites are far enough from the...

Mikaela: Pat & Andrew were awesome! They gave us a tour of the farm & made some amazing food for us- well worth the additional cost. ...
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EarthSeed: Smoky Mt. Sanctuary
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2. EarthSeed: Smoky Mt. Sanctuary

Welcome to Butterfly Farm Sanctuary, a small spiritual retreat center for people committed to their own inner transformation. Nestled on 22 acres...

Bryan: We loved our stay at Butterfly Farm! The place is incredibly peaceful, and the hosts have put so much care and effort into the...
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Davidson River Campground

3. Davidson River Campground

Davidson River Campground is situated smack dab in the middle of many trail launch points, making for an ideal choice for those of us who cringe...

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Lake Powhatan Campground

4. Lake Powhatan Campground

Hemming the outskirts of Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Lake Powhatan Campground is a string of wonderful shoreline campsites. Lake Powhatan is...

Carla: Just got back from our camping trip at Lake Powhatan Campground. We had a great time the site was beautiful. The staff were...
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Jordan Lake Campground

5. Jordan Lake Campground

Waterfalls and forests and cliffs, oh my! At Hanging Rock State park you’ve got it all, conveniently located just outside the cities of the triad...

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Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area

6. Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area

Often portrayed as the Yosemite of the East, Panthertown Valley is canvassed with the cool hues of North Carolina’s outlying Blue Ridge Mountains....

Jack: Panthertown Valley is one of my favorite places in Western North Carolina to backpack and fish! Miles of backcountry trails are...
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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

7. Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Painted with dropping valleys and lined with alluring rock faces, Linville Gorge Wilderness Area is just as rugged as it is rich with flora and...

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Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge
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8. Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge

Stay in our 320 sq. ft. two-floor cabin with excellent views of the highest peaks in the Appalachian Mtns. The cabin is on a 20 acre permaculture...

Nick: Fantastic place to stay if you need shelter from the elements. The host was super friendly and had a fire going in the wood...
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Crawford's Camp (w/electric & water)
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9. Crawford's Camp (w/electric & water)

We have 5 Water and Electric Camping sites, suitable for tents, pop-up or travel trailers. All sites with-in a short walking distance of our...

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Morrow Mountain Campground

10. Morrow Mountain Campground

If you want to beef up your beginner backpacking skills check out the primitive backcountry campground at Morrow Mountain. Being just two miles...

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Grandfather Mountain Campground

11. Grandfather Mountain Campground

Home to one of the most significant peaks on the East Coast, Grandfather Mountain State Park is a Carolina must-do. At this staple of the Blue...

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Elk Knob Campground

12. Elk Knob Campground

Got backcountry? Elk Knob State Park certainly does! So if you feel like gettin’ a little rugged take to the newly constructed summit trail. You’ll...

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West Asheville Walkabout
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13. West Asheville Walkabout

Pitch you tent on our lot in West Asheville. . . walk up to Haywood road (restaurants, bars, shops, etc. . . ) or down to the River Arts District...

Mikaela: This is a great spot if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to spending the night in the West Asheville area! Within...
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Yates Place Camp

14. Yates Place Camp

Once the site of someone's home, Yates Place Camp is now dotted with inviting campsites and scenic trail hiking. Feel in your element with options...

Dana: I camped at Yates as part of the Uwharrie Thru-hike, a yearly event hosted by the Central Carolina Land Trust. It is beautiful,...
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Lumber River Campground

15. Lumber River Campground

Lumber River is one of America’s few remaining wild and scenic rivers which makes it a must-see destination. Why not spend a few days here and camp...

Kelley: I randomly stopped at Lumber River for a mid road trip hike with my dogs and quickly realized I had stumbled upon a truly...
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Pilot Mountain Campground

16. Pilot Mountain Campground

After a day of climbing Pilot Mountain, a perfect place for hikers and rock climbers, do the right thing and mosey back to your campsite...

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Badin Lake Group Camp

17. Badin Lake Group Camp

Developed with the help of local clubs and other large organizations, Baldin Group Campground's explicit aim is to cater to outdoorsy collectives....

Minie Ball
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18. Minie Ball

92% Recommend (13 Campers)

Beautiful camp site with great long range views! You are welcome to pitch your own tent or hang your hammock wherever you want on top of the...

Sarah: Our Minie Bell stay was wonderful! The views are great and the campsite is conveniently located close to several hiking trails...
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Apple Orchard Tent Camping
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19. Apple Orchard Tent Camping

86% Recommend (7 Campers)

Camp on a secluded grassy knoll surrounded by an apple orchard overlooking a breathtaking view of the Black and Blue Ridge Mountains. The site...

Rae: Snaggy Mountain is such a peaceful hideaway In the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains! Jared is so welcoming and makes you feel at...
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Bear Creek Hunters Camp FDR#62

20. Bear Creek Hunters Camp FDR#62

Bear Creek Hunters Camp FDR#62 is a somewhat extravagant, long-tongued name. But, we can assure you, the campground is far from that—it’s...

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Cove Creek Group Campground

21. Cove Creek Group Campground

Located in the coniferous confines of the expansive, seemingly endless Pisgah National Forest, Cove Creek Campground is comprised of just a mere...

Mount Mitchell Campground

22. Mount Mitchell Campground

East Coast behold, Mount Mitchell is your Everest. Home to the highest peak East of the Mississippi, Mount Mitchell State Park will quench your...

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Hammocks Beach Campground

23. Hammocks Beach Campground

Boasting a beautiful untouched shoreline and even tidal pools bustling with marine life, Hammocks Beach State Park Campground was made with your...

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Pine Ridge Road NCSR #1147

24. Pine Ridge Road NCSR #1147

Pine Ridge Road NCSR #1147 is a string of comely, primitive campsites that lie in the heart of the towering hardwoods of Nantahala National Forest....

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Crawford's Camp (primitive sites)
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25. Crawford's Camp (primitive sites)

We have 10 Primitive Tent Camping sites, with-in a short walking distance of our restroom and shower facilities. . All of our sites back up to a...

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Rise Up Rooted Farm and River Camp
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26. Rise Up Rooted Farm and River Camp

Bring your own gear to camp by the river on an organic farm near Black Mountain and Asheville, North Carolina. Outdoor campfire cooking area,...

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Harmon Den Area

27. Harmon Den Area

Lace up them hiking boots! Among its over fifty miles of pristine hiking trails, Harmon Den Area Camping is combed with a trifecta of uses:...

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Camping On Organic Farm
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28. Camping On Organic Farm

It's a unique experience camping on the ridge overlooking an organic farm alive with gardens, chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats and a donkey. There...

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Eno River Campground

29. Eno River Campground

Eno River Campground has all the advantages of an outdoor getaway with all the convenience of being near several major towns. Launch a canoe or...

Ezra: The Eno River State Park has several campgrounds, and probably my favorite spots for camping in the Triangle area. They're...
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Tsali Recreation Area

30. Tsali Recreation Area

Hit the trail at Tsali Recreation Area. A popular destination amongst mountain bikers and horseback riders, it’s best known for its extensive...

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