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Small wooded camping area on the Ararat river in beautiful Pilot Mountain on Private Land! 6 riverfront sites for tents and 4 set back about 60 ft from river. There is parking at the sites, and four wheel drive absolute MUST!
There is also availability to camp on total of 58 acres owned by Carl’s Campsites.
Rustic camping with Bucket toilets. Bags and pellets are provided. PLEASE only urinate a couple times and one poo, and tie the bags up, and put in larger cans provided. If left too long it tends to smell, so please be respectful and do not leave all your 'leavings' for Host to take care of! It is your DUTY to take care of own DOODIE!!
Solar showers may be available upon asking.
Campers expected to be environmentally respectful. Trash in Large cans with bags and pickup provided by Host. Fire pit, hammock, and picnic tables at each river site. Swimming, hiking of property permitted.
Pilot Mountain State Park, Hanging Rock, and MANY wineries close by. Lots of hiking on property as well as State Parks. Hanging Rock is a great place to explore, with a lake and swimming for reasonable price and picnic areas in the park. We are also 20 minutes from Mt Airy, fictitious home of Mayberry.
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Laura.Joined in December 2022
29 ratings · 26 reviews
September 26, 2023
#4 - Deer Run
The owner hospitality is unbelievable. They are so accommodating and welcoming, and they thought of everything. The campsite is great, the river is amazing. We'll be back.
September 25, 2023
#4 - Deer Run
Relaxing, Accommodating and Fun!
We loved camping at Carl's Campsites with Laura and Steve. We opted for the Saturday night Dinner and it was delicious and enjoyable to eat and chat together.
They have a gorgeous property with a beautiful River that you can swim, fish, float, or splash in. We had 3 kids with us and we spent time finding interesting rocks and skipping them across the water.
They have a nice hiking trail on their property, and horseshoes, a volleyball net and they provided wood for our campfire and a hammock to lounge in. They even covered our wood to keep it dry from the showers the first day and offered to get a fire going for our arrival.
This is my second time at their campsites and I loved both experiences. I will definitely be back and recommend to anyone camping near Pilot Mountain. Wonderful hosts!
September 20, 2023
#9 - Coyote Way
The best time ever!!! Our group of 15 women loved the camp site and our hosts. We will be back many more times!
September 17, 2023
#8 - Rock Ridge
We had a group of 15 women out there this weekend and Laura and Steve were the best! The food they mad was out of this world and we had soo much left over. The grounds were very well kept and easy to walk. They had set up volleyballs, horse shoe, and other games for us. The bathroom situation was so easy for never experiencing a bucket before. We will be back here regularly.
September 12, 2023
#6 - River Rest
Rescue dog campsite approved!!
One of my favorite new getaways!! Had the best time for 3 nights and truly missed the tranquil rapids when we had to drive away.
Loved the river and memories made with new friends! Loved loved the super dog friendly space!! Site 5 is fairly close by but wonderful community/neighbors made the stay even better !!
September 5, 2023
#3 - Toad Hollow
Toads, river, spacious :)
The host was kind and ended up giving us a nice amount of space on Labor Day, since there wasn't many people there, they did not rush us at check-out time which we're very happy with. It allowed us to spend time at the river with the sun coming through. I would definitely consider snatching this spot again! It is not as private as we expected but there is plenty of space. Overall content.