Hipcamp host Joanne G.,
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Just 20 minutes from Raleigh, NC sits a beautiful 60 acre farm full of southern sophistication and country charm! Two large, beautiful, well-stocked ponds (13 acres) grace the property and are brimming with egrets, heron and geese. 

One water and electric hookup (20 amps ONLY) is available for a small RV/Camper/Pop-up/Sleeper (20' and under) or tent(s). This site (camp

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Just 20 minutes from Raleigh, NC sits a beautiful 60 acre farm full of southern sophistication and country charm! Two large, beautiful, well-stocked ponds (13 acres) grace the property and are brimming with egrets, heron and geese. 

One water and electric hookup (20 amps ONLY) is available for a small RV/Camper/Pop-up/Sleeper (20' and under) or tent(s). This site (campsite 8) has a private dock, picnic tables and a park grill (charcoal) for guests to enjoy. Located at the shoreline and a perfect spot to put your kayak, paddle board, canoe or inner tube in the water! Firewood is available on site for $6 cash per bundle.

Please note, property owner's home, vacation rental and barns are located on site. Please check the map in our photos to see the location of campsite 8.

 **This area is perfect for large groups, birthday parties, gatherings and events! For groups larger than 9 people, please see our "Bell Lakes Estate Event Venue" listing on HipCamp. Additional rates apply.**

BATHROOM: Porta john and camping sink located near the barn. Deep sink with spray hose and potable water is located at the lower level of the main house. 

WATERCRAFT RENTAL: 2 kayaks and 1 pedal boat are available to rent for just $10/hour. Life jackets are required on all Bell Lakes Estate rented watercraft. We have limited sizes available to rent, so we recommend bringing your own.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES: Fishing, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, drone flying.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Joanne a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bell Lakes Estate-RV/Motorhome in North Carolina.

Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Farm

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Hipcamper Stoney

Very nice place

Stoney B.
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September 24th, 2021

We enjoyed our stay at Bell Lakes. The host Joanne met us at the site as soon as we arrived and was very welcoming! We had the clear side of the pond to ourselves and it was relaxing and peaceful. It was also nice to be allowed to bring our kayaks which we enjoyed. We definitely want to come back again sometime! On the way out I was headed to the sunroom to sign us out but the host’s dad told us not to worry about it so hope I’m not in trouble for that lol.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on October 4th, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Bell Lakes and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you in the future! (No worries about not signing out. Lol. )

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Hipcamper James
James M.
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September 13th, 2021

Great spot! It was perfect for my 5 year old daughter and I to have a nice camping trip close to town.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on October 4th, 2021

Thanks so much, James! We are so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes!

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Hipcamper jane
Jane S.
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August 23rd, 2021

Our stay was great! We are a family of two adults, a toddler and 2 dogs and all enjoyed our stay. The property was easy to find with clear instructions on location and check in. We booked a trailer to bring on-site a bit last minute due to the weather and communication around this was great! We enjoyed hanging out around the water and fire pit, playing some games and cooking out as a family.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 27th, 2021

We are so happy you enjoyed your time on the property! Thank you for your very kind review. Hope to see you again in the future!

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Hipcamper Sue
Sue C.
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August 16th, 2021

As always a lovely setting! Very peaceful and we enjoyed riding the Neuse River Trail and walking Durant Nature park! Host was very attentive when we had any questions!

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Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 20th, 2021

Thank you so much, Sue! We really appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes!

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Hipcamper Marie
Marie J.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

Joanne’s property is great, the location is very convenient being close to Raleigh, it’s very quiet and the lake is amazing. We had such a great time there! The fire ring close to the lake is perfect for grilling food, and there are a few benches and tables with umbrella available too! Definitely would recommend!

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Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 20th, 2021

Thanks so much, Marie! We really enjoyed hosting your group and hope to see you again in the future. Thanks for sharing photos of your time at Bell Lakes!

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Hipcamper Dawn

More suitable for rvs

Dawn P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 12th, 2021

The lake is just beautiful BUT if you are traveling and staying in a tent, this may not be the place for you. The neighbors can see you visibly (we were entertainment for the local kids) and there are fire ant hills on some of the only flat places suitable for sleeping. Joanne had a family emergency and wasn’t able to clean up from the previous camper so the trash can was overflowing and there was trash and broken glass around the campfire. This was of course out of her control, and is likely not typical of the site.

We ended up deciding to leave since we didn’t feel totally secure. Joanne was kind and refunded us, but it was a long drive home (after a long day of driving), which we hadn’t planned for.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 27th, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, as it provides us the opportunity to make improvements. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. As noted, we had a sudden medical emergency before your arrival, and as a result, we were unaware that the previous campers had left the site in such poor condition. We take great pride in our farm and have been very fortunate that all our other guests have treated it with respect...something we will not take for granted in the future. You are correct that the condition you describe is not typical of our property. Tropical Storm Elsa had also just pounded us with rain before your arrival, causing minor flooding. Regarding the children you saw, my understanding is that they came to collect eggs from the chicken coops. We have taken steps to make sure that future guests are not disturbed, and secured help to make sure the site is maintained, even if another emergency should occur. We encourage anyone concerned about flat space to look at photos from our reviews showing three, 16 ft glamping tents, an RV, two garden tables and yoga for 12, all on campsite 8 at the same time. These photos, in addition to videos on our IG and FB accounts, will hopefully help campers determine if the site is suitable for their needs. The safety, comfort and happiness of our campers is very important to us, so we provide a phone number to call or text should there be any problems. We sincerely hope anyone finding issues with the site will contact us so we can immediately remedy the situation. Thanks again for your communication. Best wishes to you and your family.

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Hipcamper Ahmed

Picturesque site convenience

Ahmed A.
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July 12th, 2021

This site at Bell Lakes was great. There is only one site open at this time right by the pond/lake. It's a lovely spot with a cool breeze and rustic fire pit (including some wooden chairs and benches). Power and water hook ups are accessible if needed. Very easy to get in and out (no backing in necessary). Various shaded spots to choose from. Always an orchestra of amphibians and anthropods in the evenings!

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Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 20th, 2021

Thank you so much, Ahmed! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Bell Lakes Estate! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

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Hipcamper Mary Mullen

Relaxing week at the lake

Mary Mullen R.
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July 7th, 2021

We had a great week at Bell Lakes Estate swimming, fishing, and relaxing. It was so nice to be able to sit out on the dock and my husband loved being able to take his little fishing kayak out- he caught crappie, small mouth, and one catfish. Our dog enjoyed watching the geese swim by every morning.

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Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 20th, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your time at Bell Lakes Estate! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences!

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam W.
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July 5th, 2021

This is a beautiful place to stay and our host was incredibly kind, even helping us track down an item we thought we might have left behind. We definitely recommend staying here.

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Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 20th, 2021

Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your great photos! We hope to see you again in the future!

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Property
Joanne G.’s Land
State
North Carolina
Country
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$35/night
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