Waterfall camping near Mount Airy

Mountain adventures, geological wonders, and small town comforts draw campers to Mount Airy.

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The Oasis at Harmon Creek Farms

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents150 acres · Yadkinville, NC
Update: We will be CLOSED July 25- Aug. 5; however, RETURNING CAMPERS that would like to come in during those dates may contact me directly for booking info. Our new BATHHOUSE is now completely functional with toilet, sink and SHOWER!! 🛖 It is centrally located in front of the office at the pond. WE LOVE OUR CAMPERS! ❤ Our new CAMP STORE offers meats and eggs from our farm, drinks, Amish made ice cream and jams/jellies/preserves, hammocks, hammock chairs, smoked dog bones, soaps (made right here), and MUCH MORE! Please note that all our sites are reserved with a one vehicle limit. Some sites are large enough to accommodate additional vehicles but each additional vehicle will incur a $10 per night charge. Free parking for additional vehicles is located at the office/store. Check us out for your next camping experience. We promise we will do everything within our power to make it great! Two new nicely wooded sites with pond view are now available to provide easy access even during periods of heavy rain. One is already set up with a new shade tent so you don't even have to bring your own! 🏕 Looking for a camping experience with a little luxury to boot? Look no further than our Oasis at Harmon Creek Farms! You can drive right up to most sites, weather permitting. You will have access to a fire ring and picnic table (located at each site), firewood for sale on site (please do not bring firewood from off-site), clean well water (located near the pond), the creek to explore, our stocked pond to fish, and wooded trails to hike. Once roamed by Native Americans and now farmed by the same family for over 6 generations, Harmon Creek Farm is a working farm of over 150+ acres. Peace, quiet, tranquility and privacy are overflowing along the creek, and hiking throughout the hills on the backside of the farm (and on the other side of the creek) leads to interesting and abundant flora and fauna. The stocked, spring fed pond is 'brimming" with angler challenges🎣 Our cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, ducks, quail, turkeys and geese are all eager to meet you, as are we! We currently have fresh eggs, pork and beef for sale on site as well as cured and smoked bacon. We also have fresh organically raised vegetables and herbs in season. Like us on Facebook (Harmon Creek Farms of NC) for the latest on what's going on here at the farm. :)
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Kohler Farms-A Shire Horse...

1 site · RV, Tent35 acres · Walnut Cove, NC
NOTE: We are OPEN starting April 1st through October 31st. We are closed for the winter season. Welcome! This primitive Tent/RV site offers: 2-Private Acres + FREE Firewood + 8-foot Industrial Picnic Table + Little Tikes Picnic Table + Commercial-Grade Port-A-Potty + Large Garbage Can + 5-Gallon Bucket + Adirondack/Sitting Chairs + Pet Friendly! Solo travelers, families, and romantic getaway travelers: This is a very private and safe place to camp! Because we only have 1 site, you will be alone in the space the entire time. My family lives on the premises so we are here in case of an emergency. My daughter and I own this 35 acre secluded piece of heaven just minutes from Winston-Salem, Hanging Rock State Park, and other attractions. We are pet friendly (if your pet does not play well with our dog or horses, please leave them on a leash or at home). Our Shire horses are endangered and very BIG! We hope you have time to say hello to the horses during your visit.
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The River's Edge

4 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Riner, VA
These campsites are on the bank of The Little River in gorgeous Floyd County Virginia. Bring your kayak or canoe or rent from the local boating company, On The Water which is just 3 miles down the road. They offer shuttle service from their various take out points too. The night sky is brilliant by the river because there is no ambient light to reduce visibility. The quaint Town of Floyd is just 7 miles away. The new Floyd Fest site is 20 miles away. Come enjoy the river and the beauty of nature and still be close enough to enjoy the great music and food Floyd County has to offer.
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Rejuvenation River & Mtn Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent14 acres · Millers Creek, NC
In our journey towards "Duyukta" which means maintaining a harmonious way of being and showing respect for other creatures and nature, we found this amazing land and would love to share it with you! We hope to grow with this land, and offer many ways to enjoy it and offer additional opportunities to learn more about Duyukta including forest bathing/therapy, river walking, meditation, yoga and more.This property was recently listed under another owner with 95% approval ratings we strive to continue earning the same.Learn more about this land:This land is nested within a very private gated community of unspoiled nature surroundings, full of campsite locations,  breath-taking mountain views, and direct access to the rejuvenating Reddies River and it's scenic waterfalls. Whether you come solo or as a group, you get the entire 14+ acres to yourself. There are several trails to hike through. There is a very clean river which is accessed from a short walk on the lower level of the property (private access) as well as from a community lot which is a short drive past the property. The river is one of the best-known Rainbow Trout fishing spots in Millers Creek. Feel free to make yourself at home, enjoy the private, peaceful surroundings, wildlife, and the sound of the rustling river. You can have campfires, there are firepits available at two different locations on the property - please practice fire safety. Roam the trails, and enjoy all this mountain has to offer. Note: this is mountainous terrain with sloping trails.  Located only minutes away from the town of Miller's Creek, the Blue Ridge Parkway and many other amazing recreations (close to civilization but the community makes you feel you are far away from it all).Relax, Rewind, Restore and Rejuvenate at the Reddies River
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Camp Roadrunner

1 site · RV, Tent30 acres · Woodlawn, VA
Camp Roadrunner is a private 30-acre campground, with lots to do. Large open area for camping. Private access to stocked trout stream. Amenities: 30 Amp, 110v power on a pole in the camping area, a portapotty next to the camping area, a large fire pit, a picnic table, horseshoe pits, and hiking trails. There is also a sandy beach area where you can relax in private. From the bridge to the property down past the beach is over 1000ft of stocked trout stream. The property backs us to a large nature preserve and is in a quiet valley. Feel free to reach out with any questions. It is 10 minutes away from great restaurants, wineries, and breweries in downtown Galax Va. FB page for more info https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090859038872
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Babbling Brook Campground

10 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Moravian Falls, NC
Before the Kerr Scott Reservoir was built, in the 40's and 50's, this neighborhood was a local swimming hole and vacation area. Public buses came from neighboring communities so people could boat, swim, camp, and picnic. While we don't have access to the pond, our part of this land still is calling out to people, 'Come, rest, unload your burdens, and find peace.' When we started this project with Hipcamp, we didn't fully realize that we were reconnecting with the history on this property. So, come, take your shoes off, and wade in the creek. Read a book while laying in a hammock. Sit by the fire and chat with family and friends. Come and participate in our little homesteading project, and leave your burdens behind. LOCAL ACTIVITIES: To the west is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is 30 minutes away. 15 minutes away is Kerr Scott Dam where you can rent kayaks, pontoon boats, as well as other sporting equipment. Fish, go mountain biking on the extensive trails, and hiking. Prayer Mountain is right up the road, about 2 miles away. Heading east, you can find several fine wineries andvineyards that you can visit. There is also a moonshine distillery in town. About a half hour away is an Amish community that has several businesses open to the public, including the Shiloh Bakery and General Store. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. To the northeast, about 45 minutes away, is Stone Mountain. Absolutely fantastic hiking, it is also an old homestead that has been renovated and is open to the public. To the south, there is Rocky Face Park, where there is hiking and rock climbing. Nearby, is Emerald Hollow Mine, where you can go and find, and keep, precious stones you find in the nearby river. There is also a great disk course course, Highland Hills Disc Golf Course, one of the top 25 in the country. There is fun for all ages. Merlefest, the last weekend of April, is a world class Bluegrass festival, is located right in our town. Be sure to look at the activities section below for additional information.
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Jessup Mill

8 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Westfield, NC
Hi there. Here is a little rundown of everything we do at the mill…. So, as far as camping, there are two main options on either side of the river; the mill yard or primitive camping across the river. In the mill yard, we do festival style camping, meaning that there are no individual campsites per se, but rather a large grassy lawn near the mill and bathhouse with shared fire pits, picnic tables, charcoal grill, and sinks for water/dishes. We also have two platforms up in the woods that are good for a little more privacy and are completely shaded, but do require a small climb up the hill. The bathhouse has three restrooms and hot showers in each. Across the river, there are several more primitive sites that are generally very private and offer great sounds coming from the river and waterfall, but no facilities. Most sites are car accessible, and a 5 minute walk back over to the mill (or a 1 minute drive). Lastly, our newest camping spot on the primitive side is a river front beach right by the dam with space for a couple medium sized tents, a fire pit and charcoal grill. The beach is hike-in only. Our normal rate is $10 per person per night. Firewood is available for $10 per wheelbarrow load. We accept cash, credit card, Venmo, Paypal, and crypto. We are also fairly flexible on check in/check out times, but just let us know if you’ll be arriving at odd hours. Dogs are generally welcome as long as they are kept on leash. Here is a little rundown of tubing at the mill. We have two tubing options available. We have a short Fun Run that takes roughly 45 minutes, and cost $10 per person for as many rides as you’d like. The river bends sharply like a horseshoe in this section, so it makes everything accessible by foot traffic. It’s a 3 minute walk up the trail to the dam, put in and float 30-45 minutes (depending on water level), then a 5-10 minute walk back to the mill carrying your tube. There is also the longer Forks Run, which last 3-4 hours (~2.5 river miles), and costs $15. For this, we shuttle you up the river in a vehicle, and you float back to the top of the dam, then 3 minutes walking back to the mill. Most weekends, tubing starts at 11 am and the last Forks Shuttle is around 3 pm, with the Fun Run staying open till around 5. Also, with enough heads up, we can sometimes arrange for trips during the week. Our tubes are required for each person floating for insurance and liability reasons, but you are welcome to bring your own cooler tubes to carry drinks and snacks. Technically, alcohol is not permitted on the river, but what is in your cooler is your business. Either way, please bring ALL trash out with you! Water shoes are recommended, and we have life jackets on request. Most of our tubes come with bottoms and back rests, but a few are open to the water. Most weekends, reservations are not required, but it does help tremendously if we know when you want to come and how many in your group. Lastly, check out a Facebook page for our occasional live music events and festivals!
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Parker Farms

16 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · North Wilkesboro, NC
This property is part of a working family farm established in 1900. The farm is currently a beef cattle operation giving campers the opportunity to see a working farm. There are 2 ponds on the property available for fishing and paddling. Given the area the farm covers campers will have peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle. For NASCAR fans, the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway is within walking distance. If you can't occupy your time here we're within 10 minutes of many local attractions. Wilkes also hosts festivals like; MerleFest, Apple Festival, and Peach Festival. This area is home to many Peach and Apple Orchards one personal favorite is Tevepaugh Orchards. And if the local attractions don't suffice the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone and Blowing Rock are all within an hour.
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A Most Steller Place Too

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Fancy Gap, VA
Unearth a gem on the Blue Ridge Parkway! A Most Steller Place Yurts sit majestically atop a scenic mountain, shrouded in the whispering woods, a mere 100 yards from the BRPW. Experience nature's grand symphony, surrender to the tranquility it offers. Gather around the outdoor fire pit or immerse yourself in a soothing hot tub. This is not just comfort; it's an invitation to a dream vacation, where you craft timeless memories. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity!
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Mountaintop Camping Millers Creek

3 sites · Tents12 acres · Fairplains, NC
Camping with walls! It’s an unfinished tiny cabin rental on almost 12 acres situated very closely to the blue ridge parkway. Air mattress included however you are responsible for all of your pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, Check the weather forecast and pack more than you think you’re going to need. It gets very cold quickly up here on the top of the mountain! If you hike to the top you’ll see 360° views. Access to the nicely sized Reddies Creek at the bottom of the same mountain. Hammocks placed along trails, side by side rental add on available as well as an 8 person tent with its own air mattresses add on is also available. , one small grill, fire pits, fishing/swimming hole, and small waterfalls. You’re welcomed to bring your own additional tent for more space at no additional charge. Max 8 people total. Main cabin is under construction, and NOT currently for rent. There is a very rugged outdoor shower, but no running water. (Currently just a large backpack sprayer.) IMPORTANT NOTE: if you choose the add on option to bring more than 8 guests you are responsible to bring another tent large enough to accommodate everyone comfortably. The cabin and tent we have as options will at best accommodate 8 people comfortably
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Camp at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Christiansburg, VA
Enjoy a relaxing retreat on a historic, riverfront property on a gorgeous nature preserve tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Located only 15 minutes from Virginia Tech, you’ll feel like you’re in another world. Our historic property dates back centuries. It was once a whistle stop for the railroad that still runs through it (Don’t worry! They don’t blow the train whistle!) and operated as a mill, general store, cannery, post office, and more. The property is adjacent to the Falls Ridge Nature Preserve, a hidden gem with miles of hiking trails, including waterfalls and caves. (Please note: the Nature Conservancy has temporarily closed Falls Ridge Nature Preserve for regrowth and repair after an extended period of high visitation and overuse during Covid. Check their website for latest info). Your campsite can be either in the back or the side of the cabin. We have a toilet and sink available but no shower. We also offer laundry for $5, and can accommodate large bedding items. We live at the front of the property in an 1830s log cabin we are fixing up. We can socialize or leave you alone, completely up to you! We have 2.5 acres adjacent to Falls Ridge Nature Preserve, situated on the North Fork of the Roanoke River. Please check the Preserve's website before booking as they have been temporarily closed for some post-lockdown regrowth. There are multiple hiking trails, caves, and waterfalls to enjoy. You can fish and wade and when the water is high enough, kayak. We are fifteen minutes from Blacksburg or Christiansburg and thirty minutes from McAfee's Knob (the most photographed spot on the Appalachian Trail). We offer kayak and float rentals for $10 each (we have two kayaks and floats to accommodate six). We can drive you to the New River for an excellent float or a more serious kayak with rapids for $30. We also can create VT tailgating packages, s'mores kits, Appalachian Trail slackpacking adventures, picnics and just about anything else you may want for an additional fee. Just ask! We are thirty minutes from the Appalachian Trail and Virginia's Triple Crown (McAfee's Knob, Dragon's Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs) as well as The Cascades and Jefferson National Forest. RV'ers: please note we have a small bridge that may be challenging for larger sizes. Moving vans and UPS trucks cross it no problem but longer vehicles may not want to consider it.
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Hullings Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents43 acres · Stoneville, NC
Old farm converted into family get away. There are trails on property along with a stream (depending on rain how much it is flowing) at the lower portion of the trail, that can be ridden with bicycles. The trail is about 1 mile to the far field and back with hills. There is a community firepit with wood available. (Cut your own or pay for bundles) There is a picnic table for your use. There are 2 bathrooms, handicap accessible, but currently no shower. There is also a building/venue that is available for events (separate fee): family reunions, birthday parties, weddings, your event.
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Waterfall camping near Mount Airy guide

Overview

Home to the largest granite quarry in the world, Mount Airy (aka Granite City) is a geological paradise with mountains, rivers, and rocks that shimmer. Notes of nostalgia fill the air as visitors enjoy cozy small town amenities in a place often referred to as Mayberry (from the 1960s “The Andy Griffith Show”). Mount Airy offers simple campgrounds, cabin rentals, sanctuaries, and retreats that allow Hipcampers to explore with ease. Sitting center stage amid surrounding state parks, the town is a convenient homebase for hiking and biking to unforgettable views, paddling along the rivers, or simply relaxing and recharging year-round. Visit nearby Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain State Parks for further geological wonders.

Where to go

Hanging Rock State Park

Hunker down at Hanging Rock State Park, 30 miles east of Mount Airy. Originally a Civilian Conservation Corps project, this park blossomed into an outdoor oasis featuring hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, and rock climbing. Explore part of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail, or swim, paddle, and fish along the Dan River. Offering campsites, showers, vacation rentals, and picnic areas, the park is perfect for holiday getaways or one-day stays. Note that while trailers and RVs are welcome, there are no hookups, so campers must plan for dry sites.

Pilot Mountain State Park

Pop over to Pilot Mountain State Park to find the legendary geological knob at its center. Less than 15 miles from Mount Airy, the park features two areas: mountain and river. The mountain section highlights hiking, picnicking, and rock climbing, while the river section features horseback riding, paddling, and fishing. The Mountains-to-Sea Trail crosses through both areas, allowing campers to flow seamlessly throughout the park. On-site dry camping is available with showers for campers in tents, trailers, and RVs (no hookups available).

Stone Mountain State Park

Wander 35 miles southwest to Stone Mountain State Park—a scenic 600-foot granite dome. A Natural National Landmark, the dome provides panoramic views with the historical Hutchinson Homestead at its base. The park also features a portion of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, perfect for hiking, biking, paddling, and fishing. On-site camping includes tent sites, backpacking sites, backcountry options, and spots for trailers and RVs. Not all RV sites are equipped with hookups, though the camping area does provide showers and communal dump stations.

When to go

With year-round activities and beautiful landscapes, Mount Airy welcomes campers in every season. Summertime temperatures reach average highs of 87°F—ideal for water activities, rock climbing, backpacking, tent camping, and RVing without heat. As winter approaches, be prepared for temperatures to drop below freezing. The area sees yearly snowfall in December, January, and February, meaning campers should be equipped and experienced in cold weather camping or consider heated rentals.

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