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At the Ridge Camp-Riverside Escapes

· Balsam Grove, Transylvania, North Carolina
36 acres hosted by Carrie J.
7 lodging sites · 3 RV sites · 2 tent sites
Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at select sites.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Our property was once owned by Transylvania County Sheriff Carter McCall. 36 acres in the middle of Pisgah National Forest. “Simple Mountain Camping” is our motto. Located approximately seven miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, At the Ridge Campground is surrounded by North Carolina’s beautiful Pisgah National Forest and the North Fork River. Here you can experience what you came to the Blue Ridge Mountains for: crisp evenings, sitting around the campfire, excellent views, relaxing in nature, hiking to waterfalls and fishing, Don’t forget our favorite, just watching the water go by! All at an affordable price.
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Balsam Grove, Transylvania, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Carrie J.Joined in February 2019
29 ratings · 25 reviews
Michael B.recommends
November 25, 2023
#7 Riverside Camping Cabin
This was my first time staying at this place and absolutely love it! They were super nice and informative about the area. Plan to keep coming back!
Megan G.recommends
November 20, 2023
#2 Riverside Great Camping Cabin
Rustic comfort
Hosts were very attentive. No phone signal at cabin, but hosts provide local wifi at bathhouse. They were very thoughtful for a very rustic stay. Beds were super comfortable. Request firewood from hosts before arrival bc the only convenience store within an hour drive doesn't have any. The stream was lovely.
Lora W.recommends
October 29, 2023
Riverside Escape Site 2
Wonderful place to stay
This was a great place to stay!.. the property is very beautiful with the river and the mountain view.. we had our pop up camper right alongside the river and the sound was amazing..Loved that the sites are not squished in like so many places.. we had nice space between us and the next sight so we loved the space! it was a nice quiet place to stay.. and close to so many great hikes and cool towns...like Brevard, NC..Everyone was so friendly .. did not get to meet Carrie and hubby unfortunately as they were away at an event but Cindy and Steve were so very nice and helpful.. we had our dogs with us and we just loved the hiking trail on the property ..it was a perfect spot to let our dogs run and play! We love places that welcome dogs because to us they are our children.. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spot with us.. 10 stars for this place and we will definitely be back to enjoy again
Daniel C.recommends
October 25, 2023
#6 River Campsite
Fall Colors Access
Wow! Beautiful location, babbling creek drowned out the sound of the very few cars passing by. Tom met us shortly after arrival and gave us very detailed directions to local sights as well as key times to avoid them. Wealth of invaluable knowledge. Steve brought extra firewood for us. The outhouse was great. Heated bathroom with hot shower. Laundry facilities looked very useful though we had done ours at previous camp. Easy drive to BRP and Brevard, plenty of sights, fall colors, and good beer at Oskar Blues Taproom. Will stop here again when I visit BRP and GSMNP in the future!
Alissa W.doesn't recommend
October 17, 2023
#3 Riverside Escape Camping Cabin
Not the prettiest or the nicest. We only stayed for the night and it was decent. Hot shower and the heater worked well. Payed $10 for wet wood and $10 for bedding. We came in from a long drive and just wanted to rest but had to search for the owner to grab us the bedding. He was nice I suppose.
Lee Anne U.recommends
October 15, 2023
#6 Riverside Camping Cabin
Lovely little spot by the river. Picnic table, chairs and beautiful view.
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