Hipcamp host Jim K.,
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Camping with a view of the whole Wesser Creek Valley. We are about a mile from the Nantahala River and Nantahala Outdoor Center. Mountain biking nearby at Tsali, NOC's Flint Ridge and the Fire Mountain trails in Cherokee. Swimming, boating, fishing at Lake Fontana. The Appalachian Trail is accessible at the end of the road. Licensed therapeutic massage within walking distanc

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Camping with a view of the whole Wesser Creek Valley. We are about a mile from the Nantahala River and Nantahala Outdoor Center. Mountain biking nearby at Tsali, NOC's Flint Ridge and the Fire Mountain trails in Cherokee. Swimming, boating, fishing at Lake Fontana. The Appalachian Trail is accessible at the end of the road. Licensed therapeutic massage within walking distance. 19 foot limit on cars/vans. Sorry, no trailers. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 19.0 ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Tsali and Flint Ridge at NOC are nearby options. Fire Mountain in Cherokee is also really good.

Boating

Lake Fontana is about 4 miles away.

Hiking

There is a beautiful trail at the end of Wesser Creek Road that links up with the AT at the top (3.6 miles).

Paddling

Finger Lake is small and good for play boating - about 4 miles, at the intersection of 19 and 28.

Swimming

Finger Lake is a small local swimming hole at the intersection of 19 and 28. Access is from 28.

Whitewater paddling

NOC just down the road.

Wildlife watching

It's everywhere.

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Martin's Nest #1 - Nantahala Gorge in North Carolina.

Forest

The sections of this site not near the cars are forested.

Mountainous

Great view of Wesser Bald and the valley. Wesser Bald fire tower is visible through binoculars.

River, stream, or creek

Looking upstream on Wesser Creek from Martin Heights Rd, there is a large white rock visible about 100 feet away. That marks a ...Read more

Driveway

Gravel.

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Hipcamper Hayden

Beautiful spot with amenities

Hayden J.
recommends this listing.
December 23rd, 2021

The campsite was amazing! Jim has really put together something special. We stayed on a rainy winter night, and it was still very accessible and easy to setup at. He had provided everything you could possibly need, while nature provided the rest

Hipcamper Joe
Joe L.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2021

We enjoyed our stay at Martin's Nest #1. Very nice site - good fire ring, picnic table, awning and lights were a nice touch. Access to the site was a bit steep, but we made it up in our camper van without issue.

Martin's Nest #1 - Nantahala Gorge
Hipcamper Jim
Response from Jim, the Host, on December 21st, 2021

Nice setup! Glad you enjoyed.

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Hipcamper Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn B.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2021

Beautiful spacious campsite! Will definitely return

Martin's Nest #1 - Nantahala Gorge
Hipcamper Andrew

Wonder nantahala camping spot!!

Andrew H.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

Awesome campsite within about a mile of the Nantahala Outdoor Center. 15 or so minutes to Bryson City. Top hillside for both camps #1 & #2 have great views looking southerly. Potable water, small privacy bathroom tent and solar night lights all make this a great place. You can also hear the stream that's on Wesser Creek Road.
Camp#2 actually has a tree house for campers to sleep in

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Hipcamper Corban

Nice views, quiet stay

Corban L.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

This was our first trip to the Nantahala Gorge. We decided to stop for a night of car camping after a work meeting in the region. The campsite was easy to find and not to far off the highway, but far enough that you don't hear traffic. The campsite was peaceful with nice views and accommodating features. I would return to the site in the future. We never were able to find a shower on location, unless it was the spigot hose.

Perfect site for camping memories. Nice sunshade for the car or tent. Plenty of room for cars and tents. Nice private feel.
Hipcamper Madeline

Absolutely perfect

Madeline S.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2021

This site is absolutely gorgeous. Very well set up and well thought out.
We had no trouble getting to the site with the given instructions and our 2 wheel drive vehicle.
We will absolutely be back

Hipcamper Luke
Luke D.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

The view is absolutely incredible. It is worth staying here for the view alone. Like others have said, it does get hot during the midpoint of the day. I had a great experience and Jim gave some good hiking suggestions as well. Overall, it was a great time.

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel S.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Beautiful property and just the right amount of amenities for a very comfortable stay. Thanks!!

Hipcamper Wesley

Private camping in the nantahala

Wesley E.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2021

This is an amazing spot. It is a few minute drives to the Nantahala. If you are rafting or kayaking I cannot suggest this spot more.

My partner and I were just here to get out of town and enjoy the mountains. We found plenty to do not related to white water. There is fishing, waters falls, forest roads to explore, and plenty of lakes around.

This camping spot is also a short drive to Gatlinburg and Ashville. There are some great spots to stop to eat and shop in the surrounding cities.

We are very happy with our stay.

Property
Jim K.’s Land
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$59/night
1 Site