Hipcamp host Curtis C.,
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I have ten tent sites, with picnic table, portable fire pit & grill, a centrally located toilet, site 2 & 3 can accommodate a small camper, van or pop-up, site 1 & 9 is the most suited for hammocks. water is available at a spigot near my house and WiFi is through fiber optics, access is available near the house & RV's and sites, #1 & 10 is in range. I also have hiking tra

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I have ten tent sites, with picnic table, portable fire pit & grill, a centrally located toilet, site 2 & 3 can accommodate a small camper, van or pop-up, site 1 & 9 is the most suited for hammocks. water is available at a spigot near my house and WiFi is through fiber optics, access is available near the house & RV's and sites, #1 & 10 is in range. I also have hiking trails.  

Campsite area
Tent sites
12 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Curtis a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Elk River TN&NC, Watauga Lake TN, Watauga River NC&TN and Buckeye Lake NC all are within 7 miles.

Hiking

There is a little known old logging road which is a good place to hike, it runs along the mountain above Elk River for about th...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Hide Out on Dark Ridge in North Carolina.

Cave

Linville Caverns is about a 40 minute drive from here.

Lake

Watauga Lake, or Lake Watauga as it is sometimes called, is 16.3 miles long and covers 6,430 acres (10.05 square miles). Its ma...Read more

River, stream, or creek

A creek runs through through the property and by the site. I have two fish ponds just across the creek with Trout, Bluegill, ca...Read more

Swimming hole

There are two recreation areas withing swimming on Watauga Lake, within a 30 minute drive. There is a swimming hole on Elk Rive...Read more

Waterfall

There is three very popular waterfalls on Elk River, the Compression "45 ft" and Twisting Falls are just over 2 miles away and ...Read more

Farm

My property is 20 acres and available to hike & explore.

Ranch

My property is 20 acres and available to hike & explore.

Driveway

A driveway goes through the property giving easy access to camp sites.

Mountainous

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Hipcamper Dennis

Solo getaway

Dennis P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Crooked Tree)
October 30th, 2022

Beautiful area, I had site number five all the way at the top of the property. CURTIS is a great guy, you can tell he loves what he’s doing. Extremely clean bathroom and shower house was a plus. It was a clear night and I saw all the stars. Be sure to check out his two ponds full of fish, you can also feed them, very cool. If you’ve been thinking of staying here go ahead and pull the trigger, it’s beautiful. With all that being said, I’ll be back

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Hipcamper Hayley

Great spot

Hayley G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10 Creek Side)
October 24th, 2022

My boyfriend and I spent one night here for a weekend getaway and we’re really pleased with everything. Curtis was super friendly and suggested a lot of places to check out. As for the site itself was comfy, bathroom and shower were really clean and easy to access.Would definitely stay here again!

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Hipcamper Savannah

Solo camper

Savannah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Meadow View)
October 21st, 2022

Such a great spot! Curtis is great at giving detailed directions. Due to the lack of service in the are they are very helpful. Also a very safe environment for those of us who enjoy camping alone.

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Hipcamper Wesley
Wesley C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8 Frog Pond Holler)
October 20th, 2022

Awesome stay! Curtis is great an extremely friendly fellow. Plenty of space between each camp site nice facilities as well. Had a great time will def come back.

Hipcamper Travis

Peaceful

Travis C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 10 Creek Side)
October 19th, 2022

Overall we had a great experience at a peaceful site along a small beautiful stream. Unfortunately, the shower situation was not working well. After the first day we notified Curtis who responded quickly and someone had messed with the shower settings and it was fixed, however it was just as bad the next morning. The water temp had two settings, either ice cold or scalding hot, neither of which we could stand under, and the water pressure was mostly just trickling. We hike a lot during our camping trips and a good working shower is a necessity for us so unfortunately this was a problem. The shower area does have a sink and mirror which was nice. Other than the shower, the site was great, great communication, easy access to site.

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Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Spice Bush)
October 19th, 2022

Great host, great location. Beautiful property. Loved my spot. I will definitely be back.

Hipcamper EDITH
Edith C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8 Frog Pond Holler)
October 17th, 2022

This is our 3rd time back to The Hide Out. We always have a great time and will keep coming back. Curtis is a great host.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 Crooked Tree)
October 16th, 2022

Tent camping on Curtis’ land was phenomenal! The sites were far enough apart that it felt like we were alone on the hill enjoying the stars. Campsite was clean and convenient. Location was great and a local waterfall recommended by Curtis was the highlight of our experience!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Creek View)
October 11th, 2022

This was my second time at Curtis’s campsite - it’s great! Curtis is super friendly, and the surrounding area is gorgeous.

Awards

Best of 2022 North Carolina
Finalist
Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best in 2021 North Carolina
1st place
Best of 2019 North Carolina
6th place
Property
Dark Ridge Hide Out
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$20/night
12 Sites

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