Hipcamp host David  K.,
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Perched along a ridge amongst large trees and a diverse understory, you'll have your own base camp for exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. This site can accommodate  1 to 3 tents depending on size and is ideally suited for medium (2 to 6) campers. A central fire ring with grates for cooking, several log benches, and a picnic table help make this site feel like you cou

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Perched along a ridge amongst large trees and a diverse understory, you'll have your own base camp for exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. This site can accommodate  1 to 3 tents depending on size and is ideally suited for medium (2 to 6) campers. A central fire ring with grates for cooking, several log benches, and a picnic table help make this site feel like you could stay all summer long. 

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

A nice paved loop (about 10-15 miles) begins at our driveway, as well as many gravel roads (for mountain bikes). Bikes may not ...Read more

Fishing

Many stocked trout streams nearby.

Hiking

Exceptional hiking on the Appalachian Trail and many other trails.

Horseback riding

Many trails in the area.

Paddling

Douglas Lake (TVA system) is about 1 hour drive as well as many other lakes in the area.

Snow sports

Snowshoeing in winter when conditions allow.

Whitewater paddling

MANY streams. Nearest are the Pidgeon River and French Broad Rivers. Outfitters available.

Wildlife watching

Wild turkey, barred owl, whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, elk, and black bear reside in the area. This is also an EXCELLENT birdi...Read more

Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Site 5 Primitive Group Camping in North Carolina.

Forest

We are 4000ft. elevation in Pisgah National Forest, 20 minute walk from the Appalachian Trail and 45 minute walk from Max Patch...Read more

Hot spring

The town of Hot Springs NC is a 30 minute drive, with geothermal springs pumped fresh into hot tubs.

Swimming hole

There is a pond at Nearby Max Patch, and dipping spots in nearby streams.

Waterfall

There is a twin waterfall (not large, but about 40 foot drop) in nearby (10 minute drive or 2 hour hike) Harmon Den Wildlife pr...Read more

Driveway

Driveway is gravel and has two short steeper parts. Just get a little momentum, and "drive like you mean it" !

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Hipcamper Tracey

Campsite with trails to max patch

Tracey B.
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July 28th, 2022

You can hike to Max Patch from the site. It was 4 miles round trip per our Garmin watch and we did it with an 8 and 4 year old (who were pretty exhausted but did it!) It was the most beautiful mainland hike I have ever done and I have been to many beautiful places. It can be easy to get lost so make sure to ask for specifics before you go from the host. The site itself was nice and is the only site you can park your vehicle at. Considering our gear, this is a must for us! The lodge is a small hike from the site but an interesting one and the lodge is equipped with a very nice clean bathroom and shower. I will say this is not a spot to camp if you are afraid or annoyed by dogs. We were greeted by a giant dog that jumped into the truck as my husband was opening the door and he went straight to the back seat to lick my kids faces. We happen to love dogs but were startled enough to jump out of the truck so fast and my kids were freaked out. This is apparently routine for the dog and he happened on our campsite often and stole a hotdog quite literally from my kids mouth. Otherwise, it was very relaxing and quite nice.

Hipcamper Stephanie

Dog friendly, great location

Stephanie C.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2022

Beautiful campsite in a great location! Super close to Max Patch. David was very nice and helpful and the facilities on site were great. Our dog Margot especially loved the visits from David's dog Sunny, a verrry friendly 120 lb Black Lab. He did try to eat our campsite information packet and our paper towels, so maybe keep paper products away from him.

Hipcamper Julie

Camping in the pisgah nat. forest

Julie B.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2022

We loved camping on David's property. The fire pit was great, and the stars were beautiful at night. We enjoyed a beautiful hike from our campsite where we met some AT through hikers. We will definitely return!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna D.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2021

The best! Can’t wait until next time

Hipcamper Greg

Great campsite and great hosts

Greg H.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

The campground was very cool. The property is awesome and the hosts are super friendly. The location is awesome and access to the AT is really easy to get to. I would definitely stay here again

Hipcamper Tricia
Tricia H.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Was a great place to stay, the hosts are amazing!

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley L.
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July 7th, 2021

David was an awesome host! Sites are great. Had an amazing weekend here.

Awards

Best of 2018 North Carolina
6th place
Property
Greenheart Place
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$30/night
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