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Camp Karuga

· West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
24 acres hosted by Kathy G.
2 lodging sites · 3 tent sites
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Nestled under a pine forest, Camp KaRuGa is a campground with cabins and campsites near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the New River. Beautiful creek side campsites and primitive cabins each with its own picnic table and fire pit with cooking grate. Camp Karuga offers 1 fully equipped bath house with hot/cold water, electricity and charging stations as well as a family/handicapped bath house. Enjoy the following on-site amenities during your stay in the coolest corner of North Carolina. On-site hiking trails, a pavilion with scenic pond for floating, and a community fire pit. We offer a kayak float from our campground on the New River $60 per person. We also, offer on-site guided horse trail rides through our sister business One More? Trail Riding Stable. Call 828-295-2274 for reservations. The tiny cabins can only accommodate 2 adults and 2 children maximum occupancy. If your family is larger than that, please contact us or the booking site to make additional arrangements. Each cabin is generously spaced from the others for a pleasant heir of privacy. Tent sites are also spaced apart with your privacy in mind. Ashe County is offers something for everyone. Beautiful hiking trails are as close or as far as you want to drive to get there. Downtown offers an experience in walking back in time with a small town feel that is unmatched. Delicious eating experiences are available from country cooking to fine dining. Camp Karuga is also perfectly situated for traveling to Boone, Blowing Rock or Banner Elk without the exhaustion of a long drive. There is so many wonderful experiences around Camp Karuga that it will be hard to choose from. At Camp Karuga, you can be as active as you want, or just kick back and enjoy the view while your ears relax to the sound of our beautiful creek. Either way, you will leave a healthier, happier person and we are sure you'll want to come back. When you stay at Camp Karuga, we will make sure of it!
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17 ratings · 12 reviews
Stephanie S.recommends
May 20, 2024
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The setting is almost magical as it sits in a small Forest of evergreens with a babbling stream running nearby. The cabin is cute, quaint and exceptionally clean. I Loved the bathroom!! Totally more than expected. Kathy is very helpful and responsive to messages. We will highly recommend Camp Karuga to our friends and we'll be back next year.
Thomas P.recommends
May 12, 2024
Tent Site 1 (Double)
The camp is beautifully located in a quiet valley off HWY 221. There's a stream that provides a peaceful background sound, and the site allows for undisturbed sleeping and lovely, peaceful time just sitting or listening to the sounds of birds. It's convenient to have bathrooms and a shower. One suggestion to the owner: keep better track of your two lovely dogs. They always seemed to show up when there was food on the picnic table, which made eating a bit of a challenge.
Nathan S.recommends
April 28, 2024
Tent Site 1 (Double)
Awesome campsite with lots of amenities for a comfortable stay. Kathy was a friendly and responsive host. Would visit again!
Rebecca L.recommends
November 10, 2023
Creekside Tent Site 2 (Single)
Kathy's campsite was very peaceful and private. She kept her space very clean and the bath house was a nice luxury to have (with a heater in one bathroom). We loved having the horses on site and I felt safe tent camping not far from them and the hosts private home. Kathy was very welcoming and friendly. We definitely recommend this spot!
Cora R.recommends
October 29, 2023
Creekside Tent Site 2 (Single)
We had a great time camping at this site. It had a nice creek by the campsite, which was nice white noise.
Emily C.recommends
October 13, 2023
Creekside Tent Site 2 (Single)
Tent Campsite 2
This site is the most secluded option and had the best view, and sound, of the rushing creek. I found it a convenient location for traveling to Grayson Highlands, Boone, and downtown West Jefferson. Bath houses were very clean, just bring your own drinking water.
West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Moneton, S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Yesan (Tutelo), and Keyauwee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kathy G.Joined in January 2020
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