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Andy's Trout Farm and Cabins

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· Otto, North Carolina
200 acres
14 sites
4 Lodging
10 RV/Tent
Andy's Trout Farm opened to the public in 1965.  It was founded and developed by Andy and Hazel Cope, with some help from their family.  In the late 1950's, while Andy was operating a service station in Dillard, GA, many travelers inquired about places to fish and camp.  The Copes used some mountain land, which they owned in the Betty's Creek Community, to develop Betty's Creek Recreation Area!  Later, they changed the name to Andy's Trout Farm and built rental cabins along the stream. They had found the ideal spot to raise rainbow trout . The cold mountain stream flowing from the mountains of North Carolina into Betty's Creek provided the water needed. It took the family several months to get a hatchery in operation for hatching, and ponds built for growing the trout. They began running the fish farm and selling trout that were caught from the catch-out ponds. They dressed the catch and even had a restaurant across the road from the fishing office! In 1968 Andy and Hazel Cope were granted the "Farm Family of the Year Awards"-  in both North Carolina and Georgia!
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Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Whitewater paddling
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Forest
River, stream, or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Otto, North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Sonya C.Joined in April 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 11 hours
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66 ratings · 51 reviews
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Charlotte V.recommends
December 1, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
Amazing place and second visit. This time we got to try the trout fishing. My 81 year old dad caught two trout totaling over 2 lbs. We took him to the rock house waterfall. He really enjoyed the visit, and so did our 10 year old daughter. Beautiful place to get away. Quiet and perfect for enjoying the outdoors.
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Amy H.recommends
October 31, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
We had a great time here and would come back again. The RV sites were secluded but yet so much to do. We went fishing, hiking and gem mining.
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Denny H.recommends
October 23, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
This is a beautiful setting with lots to do. The hike to the waterfall is great, and we had a great time fishing and gem mining.
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Charlotte V.recommends
October 16, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
A camp site with everything!
Andy’s camping spot is such a gem. We did not fish while we were there, but it is such a beautiful spot down by the pond. There was a wedding happening the weekend we were there, which was absolutely breathtaking to watch from a distance. The fall colors were amazing. The waterfall hike was the highlight of our trip. We also got another great hike recommendation (Pickens Nose Trail) from Chris, who works there. We did that one on our way out of town. It had stunning views as well! The camping area was remote and perfect for our group of 7! We had a firepit, full electric, water, and sewer hook up for our pop up camper. The bath house was clean and convenient. And several in our group tent camped. It was quiet and peaceful. Sonya and Troy were both very kind. We will definitely be back and hope to renew our wedding vows here on our anniversary!
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Angela C.recommends
September 29, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
Arrive during daylight!!
We tow our 27 foot travel trailer with a Yukon that can barely do the job. We arrived at midnight and took a wrong turn in. Go past the red house before you make a right or you will be facing the wrong direction. Once you get to the campground, park and walk around to decide where you want to end up so you can get in as easily as possible. You'll save yourself a lot of stress if you learn from our mistake. Otherwise, the waterfall was absolutely amazing!!! The bathhouse was clean with plenty of aces to put stuff. Staff is friendly & helpful.
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Dawn P.recommends
September 24, 2022
Site 2 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
If you want to disconnect, this is the place. The rock house trail was well worth the hike. Did a couple of buckets of Gems. Got a little chilly and they brought us a heater. Got to bring my brother in law next time. He will spend all day fishing.
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Lauren F.recommends
August 25, 2022
Site 4 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
My favorite getaway!
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Alexa M.
July 3, 2022
Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
super cute place, we had a blast last year when we went. There are grocery stores very close. one of the best hikes we did last year was pickens ridge, it was beautiful, must go!
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Christina D.recommends
June 20, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
We enjoyed our time at this campsite. We hiked to a little waterfall and cooled off in the swimming hole. They have a few ponds you can fish in. You are guaranteed to catch something which was a huge plus for the kids.
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Ian T.recommends
June 13, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
Great place to stay
We had a great time tent camping at Andy’s. The bath houses were super clean and the kids had a great time fishing and playing with other campers. Highly recommended!
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Frank B.recommends
June 1, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
Friendly & accommodating family owned operation. Couldn’t have asked for fresher fish for dinner.
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Kamisha J.recommends
May 30, 2022
Site 4 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
Everything that I could've hoped for. Absolutely beautiful grounds. Amazing quaint cabin. No need for TV whatsoever. Nice in town area and all. Can't wait to return!
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Anthony W.recommends
April 18, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
Camping at Andy's was a good experience. It is a situated in a good mountain setting and the facilities were clean. Out experience was aided by the campground not being full since the sites are tightly situated with no buffer between them. We enjoyed the spring setting with the bird and squirrel activity
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Brandon S.recommends
April 16, 2022
Andy's Camping Area
Very good spot in the mountains
Very nice mountainous location, cell reception is spotty, so do plan ahead, however, the site was very good and has amenities such as picnic tables as well as a firepit, and for RVers (unlike us), there are RV hookups.
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Staicy M.recommends
November 29, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
We stayed at the rv campsites for a week. We arrived at night so it was a little difficult to find our way considering the camping sites are up the hill above the fishing area. The sites were also little difficult to get in and out of themselves. There is no (t-mobile) signal at the sites and the camp WiFi is only available at the entrance by the shop. Despite all that, we had a WONDERFUL time. Andy’s is a well rounded campground in a great location. The sites and bathrooms were clean and quiet. The camp area was mostly empty throughout the week (Thanksgiving week). Everyone was so nice, helpful and welcoming and our kids had a great time exploring the grounds. Let me emphasize: There is SO much to do here and in the surrounding area. We weren’t able to do everything we wanted to do. I would certainly return to Andy’s and recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a great place to camp.
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Shane G.recommends
November 21, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
Perfect getaway!
Andys is the perfect getaway. The views are incredible, especially in the morning as the sun splashes. over the mountain When we needed some assistance with camping, the employees at the site were very helpful! Great spot overall!
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Kate M.recommends
November 14, 2021
Site 3 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
Anniversary getaway
This was the perfect romantic and adventurous getaway for us! The staff was incredible and the property/hiking trails were absolutely stunning! We will definitely be back!!
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Ron D.recommends
November 2, 2021
Site 4 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
Took me back
Staying in the cabin took me back to camping with my kids when they were in Scouting. Relaxing sitting by the stream, listening to the sounds of the water rushing over the rocks. Seeing all the trees turning their fall colors reminded me of the best season we have! Was hoping the hike to the “waterfall” was a lot longer, but there are plenty of other places in the area to go hiking.
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Janice D.recommends
October 25, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
It's a GEM!!
This is a DIAMOND in the rough! They are working hard to upgrade everything! This place is in a GORGEOUS setting for camping, weddings and family reunions! We loved our stay!! Thank you guys so much!!
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Kathy C.recommends
October 15, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
Fall Perfection
Our campsite #4 was perfect for our 19 ft Promaster. We fished when we arrived, caught dinner and enjoyed grilled trout. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We will be back with our grandkids.
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Cassie G.recommends
September 11, 2021
Site 4 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
Rustic cabin over mountain creek.
Beautiful location over a creek, simple cabin, easy parking. Enjoyed that it’s dog-friendly and 1 story.
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Emily G.
September 7, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
Great for Hard Side RVs.
Great spot if you have a hard side RV. Camping spot is a little packed so if you are in a pop up (like us) or a tent it may be tricky if you have light sleepers. Great hosts, extremely helpful. The fishing is great fun, especially for small kids. The bathhouse was very clean and the hookups worked flawlessly.
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Krista F.
August 26, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
The location was amazing. The pictures do not match the camping area. We have a large tent and I asked if it would fit and was told yes- and it didn't. They were able to accomodate us in another area but it was not ideal. Bath house was very nice. Hike and swimming hole were an added bonus. Very quiet and friendly
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Teresa M.recommends
July 4, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
Trout, mountains, cool streams
The campground is small and the spaces are close to each other but everyone is super friendly, helpful, considerate and kind. We fished in the trout pond and had delicious trout for dinner. There are too many hikes to mention but within 10 miles you can see peaks, waterfalls, flora abd fauna galore! It is about 15 degrees cooler in these mountains compared to the city, it is a perfect getaway a short way from home.
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Kassandra C.recommends
June 27, 2021
Site 4 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
So peaceful and a great getaway!!! We loved the time we spent there can’t wait to visit again !!!!
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Alexa M.recommends
June 19, 2021
Site 2 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
So peaceful abs beautiful!
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Mallorie C.recommends
June 9, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
What a great place to bring kids!
This place was incredible! The path to the campsite was clearly marked (even though there was surprisingly good cell service until we got to our site), the camping pads were well equipped- each with a 220 outlet and picnic tables all around. You are surrounded with mature trees and the facilities (just two stalls in a shipping container) were clean and well appointed. Hot water was almost instant, and there was even an outlet in there for a hair dryer I suppose. It became my phone charging outlet. I would only say that the path to the site was not low clearance friendly. I have 17 inch tires and still found a patch or two of concern being that I don’t have AWD. The fishing ponds were well stocked and the gentleman there is a pro at gutting and packing the fish for you. The lady at the front desk is also wonderfully helpful! It was so much cleaner than I ever expected and I’ll certainly be back-with more family next time. Also, the swimming hole!!! Wow! Can’t wait to return!!!
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Lucia W.recommends
June 6, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
Wonderful stay
Lovely secluded spot in the woods. Great place to bring the kids fishing. Beautiful grounds! RV sites can be a bit challenging to get in and out of but staff more than willing to help. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Definitely recommend!
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Madi H.recommends
June 1, 2021
Site 2 - Andy's Trout Farm Cabins
Perfect little peaceful escape
Such a cute little retreat from busy life! We absolutely loved our time here - beautiful scenery, peaceful surroundings, a lovely little hike to a waterfall, and rocking on the porch to the sound of the stream. It was so wonderful and we will definitely be coming back!!
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Jill C.recommends
May 31, 2021
Andy's Camping Area
The host was quick to respond to any potential issues. In a beautiful location.
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