Hot spring camping in North Carolina

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12 top hot spring campgrounds in North Carolina

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Smoky Mtn Mangalitsa River Ranch

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents95 acres · Waynesville, NC
Voted 2nd in NC!! We are a Mangalitsa farm in The Smoky Mountains of western NC. The entire property is oriented toward private farmland views, a half mile of river and surrounding mountains. It's really quite remarkable to be so accessible yet feel so remote! Come swim, fish, cook and play! Check out www.smokymtnriverranch.com for more information. PLEASE NOTE, our rate is based on the number of vehicles in your group. The first vehicle is included in the nightly rate and admits 4 campers. WE CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL CARS. The charge will be added to your booking once you select the number of vehicles at checkout. Please note that each additional car admits four campers. For EXAMPLE, 2 cars = 8 campers total. If you only have two cars but more than eight people, YOU MUST select the "Extra Person" Extra for each night they are camping. Please select these extras at checkout. If you have questions about this PLEASE message me prior to booking. Our 95-acre farm was once owned by the Davis family who predominantly raised dairy cattle. We now raise the wooly Mangalitsa pig and sell to the best chefs and restaurants. We sell our pork at the farm too! All of our campsites are next to running water except the two hilltop sites. Two porta-potties are on the farm and private porta-potties are available for rent. Groups of eight or more are required to rent a porta potty should you not bring your own toilet system with you. We do not allow the use of our small wooded areas as toilets. Please review the Extras options as we offer river lifts, firewood and dog stays; thank you! Quiet hours are from 10pm to 9am. Checking in before 5 pm is requested. Later times may be available with prior arrangements. Our farm is very dark and navigating at night is difficult. Please contact Catherine directly so you can be checked in safely and accommodate your schedule. NO CHECK-INS AFTER DARK. We are 1 mile off of I 40, 17 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 min. to Maggie Valley, 10 min to the Elk at Cataloochee, 25 min to Cataloochee ski area, 10 min to Lake Junaluska and 15 min to downtown Waynesville. Asheville is 20 miles to our East.
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Destination Outdoors! DO IT!

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents108 acres · Cullowhee, NC
Four years ago I purchased my dream retirement.... 108 acres in the beautiful college town of Cullowhee, NC. Nestled up to the Great Smoky Mountains National park, this property is unique in everything it offers. Riverside on the renowned fly fishing river, the Tuckasegee River, or ridge top on Cullowhee Mountain, elevation 3850'. There are improved camp sites, a yurt, or free range camping and hiking. The fall views are spectacular, wherever you decide to locate. We implement " Leave no trace" rules and welcome respectful 4wd access to our ridge top. We are currently endeavoring agroforestry techniques to respectfully harvest the bounties of the woodlands in our Living Mountain Farms online store. Our hope is to one day make this magical mountain sustain those who reside upon the reserve, and provide a most memorable stay for our guests!Destination Outdoors! DO IT!
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Haw Ridge

5 sites · Tents1 acre · Mars Hill, NC
****READ THROUGH ENTIRE LISTING BEFORE BOOKING**** Haw Ridge is a mountain top camp site with a total of only two campsites. At a 4,550 foot elevation and with nearly 360 degree views, there is a perfect sunrise and sunset experience. With no light pollution the stargazing is amazing. You must have a 4WD with high clearance to reach the site. Please list what vehicle/vehicles you will be taking to site when you are booking. There is no parking at the bottom or anywhere else - only at the sites. On foggy mornings, the mist rolls right over the ridge top. There are 2 sites on one acre so plenty of space for social distancing! Rocky Fork State Park Tn. is just a short drive away for some great additional hiking , swimming and fishing. Enjoy the view and your stay!!
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Sacred Roots

2 sites · Lodging1 acres · Rosman, NC
A sublime place where art and the natural world collide. Start your morning enjoying coffee on the patio among the trees, completely immersed in nature. Relax by the garden after a long day of exploring or take a swim at the lake. The fire pit is a perfect way to end the day with stories, music, and laughter while the stars shine down upon you. Learn more about this land: Enchanting and unique cottage on 1.5 acres, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains just 20 minutes outside of charming Brevard. A perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone seeking tranquil solitude. Beautiful, wooded property with gardens, creative art, screened-in porch, patio, fire pits, and an 11-acre lake for kayaking, swimming, fishing, and exploring. Two kayaks are available for 150.00 or stand up paddleboards for 150.00 for the duration of your stay. A liability waiver is required for all boat use. The foothills trail, hiking, biking, and waterfalls are all within minutes of the property.
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Secluded Mountain Tiny Home & Barn

4 sites · Lodging30 acres · Hot Springs, NC
When you go to sleep, there's no light except the moon and stars, no refrigerator or central heating or air conditioning noise -- only the sounds of nature -- the stream, crickets or frogs in the nearby pond, dogs or coyotes in the distance. Without the glow of a nearby city, the hot tub on a clear night, the skies are dazzling. Speaking of which, the wood-fired hot tub is made by a company called Snorkel. It's perfect for 2 and can fit 3, although tight. It's Japanese style hot tub bathing, meaning no chemicals. Also, since we're not grid tied, it relies on a firebox heating fresh spring water, which you fill it with. It takes approx. 35 minutes to fill the tub and between 3 and 3.5 hours to heat (longer when it's really cold!). There's a thermometer in it, so as it gets closer to your liking (don't let it get over 102 degrees), let the existing logs burn down, choke off the air vent sleeve and hop in. With no pump sounds and the stars above, it's incomparable. The $50 fee (per 2 night rentals) covers thorough cleaning between guests and split firewood. You will be very comfortable in Little Good Egg, even in extreme weather, simply by paying attention and taking more time for simple tasks. It sounds corny, but there is a meditative quality to thinking and doing things like heating water, keeping warm, staying hydrated, eating well and choosing to do what you really want. I'm always amazed how busy I am -- and how different this kind of busy feels -- without electronics and my technological "time savers." Odd as it sounds to say this, it's stunning and wonderful to go "offline," even for just a day, and not get hit by little chirps and incoming messages that seem to arrive now 24/7. Note: Since we opened in October, 2014, guest reviews consistently tell us us best thing about staying at Good Egg is being off the grid and the treadmill of modern life, unplugging from the dominant culture and experiencing oneself as humans did 100 years ago and more. Whether it’s the absence of electricity (in the cabin), the quiet of the country, no city glow in the night sky, or the once common experience of the natural world dominating over human-made or human-crafted things, it’s astonishing for many of us to see and feel and experience without constant communications via text and email and the distractions of modern life. Many people write that they’ve learned an enormous amount about themselves, about homesteading or permaculture, and about alternate ways of being. This Spring (2016), we’ve increased the price a bit reflect more accurately our costs to maintain and improve the buildings & the property as well as carefully and lovingly transitioning it between guests. WARNING: Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.” N.C.G.S. § 99E-32(b).
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Buffalo Creek Vacations

6 sites · Lodging65 acres · Clyde, NC
Buffalo Creek Vacations was started after our father, Harold, retired from NY as a UPS driver.  He wanted to go somewhere & experience all 4 season!  Him & our mom settled in Haywood County, NC & built their own log cabin & started raising bison.  Then, myself, 3 siblings & our spouses purchases the 40 acres behind my folks 18 acres when it came up for sale.  We decided to build a cabin & then we started rented it out in 2007.  Now, we currently have 6 cabins & 2 train cabooses for rent.  We love living in God's country & raising the bison along w/ a bunch other farm animals.  We love hosting guest on our property & decided after many calls asking if we allow camping, to include a few lucky folks to camp at Buffalo Creek.  If you are looking for something other then "car camping" & being "on top of each other" at traditional camp grounds, then give us a call & come check us out.  You will be glad you did!
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Jireh Family Farm

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Durham, NC
With the desire to return to farming, Jireh Family Farm was birthed to produce a small batch of fresh eggs for the family. Since 2017, the farm expanded the number of livestock to include pasture-raised pigs, rabbits, goats, beef, and meat chicken in addition to culinary and medicinal herbs. Guests may interact with the animals or stroll through our family garden. We purchased a 2021, 25-foot RV for off-season traveling, however, it is rented during the spring and summer for guests to relax and spend time on a farm. The pool is generally open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Please inquire about availability.
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Off grid Eco Camp at Cold Mountain

3 sites · Tents3 acres · Canton, NC
Learn more about this land:We have six sites to choose from, each unique and private, and border a creek high in the Appalachian mountains. Wide variety of classes available.
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Ridge top forest tent camping

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Marshall, NC
Learn more about this land:Sleep out under the stars with a full view of the night sky surrounded by forests of mature oak, hemlock, pine, hear the nighttime calls of eastern grouse, bard owls, and bullfrogs. In the daytime visit downtown Marshall and the scenic AT town of Hot Springs. Go horseback riding at Sandy Bottom Trail rides, tube the French Broad River, go fly fishing in the clear mountain streams that run the length of Madison County or take an easy day relaxing in the cool waters of the Laurel River. The Road to the site is graveled and suitable for 2wd though it is steep. First road upon entrance is a shared road so please respect the privacy of neighboring properties (all to the left of the first road). As gate is squeaky upon leaving and entering, it is requested that all guests arrive before night fall an do not leave until morning.
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Mother's Grove Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Hot Springs, NC
Learn more about this land:Welcome to Mother's Grove Campground, tucked away in the stunning Alleghenies. This is the perfect peaceful getaway near great outdoor activities and some of the most beautiful mountains in the Southeast!About the Property:Mother's Grove is surrounded by stately trees, and situated on a south-facing mountain at approximately 3,000 feet elevation. The air is crisp and the open sky above is ideal for stargazing. Come see the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains with Hickey's Fork Trail in Cherokee National Forest, just minutes away from our campsite. There is a beautiful waterfall that is a must-see! The Appalachian Trail, and Viking Mountain are also nearby, each with great outdoor activities. Hot Springs, NC, Greeneville, TN, and Erwin, TN are all just a 20-minute drive away. White water rafting, seeing waterfalls, and hiking trails are in abundant supply all around our property! We are high up on a rural mountain where four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive is needed just for the driveway. You'll really start burning calories as you are hiking up to some of our tent camping spots, that are naturally picturesque! We also have lower level spots without hiking, that are closer to parking.Our property is private and gated and there are many hiking trails right outside your tent. The mountain views, and peaceful, dark sky make this spot truly magical. We also have animals including dogs, cat, and rabbits, as well as wildlife on the property such as deer, bear, possum, frogs (February - August), turkeys, fox, snakes, spiders, skunks, and birds of prey just to name a few. Come check out the wildlife!We live on site and love to meet and greet our guests. Beyond that, we respect privacy and guest are free to enjoy their stay. We are around and reachable if needed. During peek season, we will offer outside sports, bow and arrow range, wild food gatherings, country cooking, BBQ, family events you are welcome to join!About the Listing:Come pitch your tent and set up camp at a spot of your choosing on our just under 10 acres of property! We have a few other campsites that are very private, though you should expect to see other campers in passing or in common areas, such as the shared porta potties. We provide a communal fire pit so you can cozy up by the campfire and toast marshmallows or just enjoy the views. There is also spigot/tap potable water as well as water bottles provided by us, your hosts, for your stay. Please remember to bring any cooking supplies/utensils that you might need. We do not provide a picnic table, so we recommend bringing camping chairs to enjoy bites to eat or your morning coffee!Additional Details to Note:- Check-in is after 2pm and check-out is before 2pm- Things to bring: Everything you need to camp comfortably! Think: toilet paper, cookware, etc. - Our rules aline closely to those of the National Forest (leave it where you found it, and you bring it in you take it out). There are so many beautiful finds here, like mushrooms, rocks, animals, plant life and so much more, which is to be enjoyed here, and not taken from the site.- Trash cans are on site for your disposable items- We do not have wifi available on site and cell reception is spotty, especially for certain carriers. Please prepare accordingly for your travels and your stay. - We welcome your pets, but please discuss with us prior to arrival! We do have animals on the property, so we need to approve pets. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we look forward to your stay!
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Sugarloaf Mountain Camping

3 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Marshall, NC
Learn more about this land:I have 50 acres of mountain land there are plenty of little spots to pitch a tent. So for some who are up for the hike can camp farther away from the house. I have a couple of nice spots close to the house. . Keeping a clean environment is my top priority for you and to have a great time enjoying the woods and the little creeks on the land.
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Alpine Springs Appalachia (ASA)

1 site · Tent28 acres · Marshall, NC
ALPINE SPRINGS is a beautiful mountainous property where we study Salamanders and wildlife. There are several adjacent properties we have acquired to bring the total acreage to 28. There is some flat land at the bottom of the property where people can park and where the ancient springs are located. Much of the rest of the property is mountainous and forested all the way up to the mountain ridge that leads to Dan nob. This is a laidback place to come and camp. We are 35 minutes to Asheville, 20 minutes to Weaverville, 10 minutes to Wolf Laurel. Immerse yourself in the mountain views and stay a night a week or how ever long you like. There are many wild animals and birds including a Bald Eagle. We have off grid cabins and camp sites with well kept outhouses and parking. Spring water is available to all guests.
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Looking to get away and soak in some natural hot springs? Look no further than Hipcamp, the go-to website for unique camping experiences. With over 169 options in North Carolina that offer hot springs, you'll find the perfect spot to relax and unwind. From the Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa Farm (388 reviews) to Haw Ridge (230 reviews) and Camping on Cloud 9 (181 reviews), there are plenty of highly-rated campsites to choose from. Plus, popular amenities like pets, potable water, and showers are available at many locations. And if you're looking for some adventure, you can enjoy activities like fishing, whitewater paddling, and climbing. With an average price of $24 per night and options as low as $24, camping in North Carolina's hot springs has never been more affordable.

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