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Gold River / camp + cabins

99%
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· Marion, North Carolina
5 acres
9 sites
5 Lodging
4 RV/Tent
A former Gold & Gem Panning operation on the Second Broad River, this little slice of paradise was once a part of the United States' first gold rush, in one of the most bustling regions in the early 1800s. Now, a trending campground with 9 glamping cabins, tents spots, and one RV. Recently renovated, you'll find a sparkling clean bath house, community and private fire pits, a covered pavilion, and of course the relaxing river with gold panning equipment available to all guests. Gold River is the perfect base camp for your adventures; with dozens of activities within 30 minutes, you won't be short of entertaining options to choose from. 
Activities
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
River, stream, or creek
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Marion, 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 Kathryn R.Joined in August 2021
99%
46 ratings · 49 reviews
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Margarita C.recommends
December 11, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
This is the second time that we been here. We love this place has nice places to hangout and fire places. Thanks Kathryn.
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Alyssa H.recommends
October 23, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
Beautiful spot!
We loved this place! Marian is a cool little town and the suggested itineraries were very helpful! The hosts were as much of a gem as the location! Thanks again gang!
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Brenda G.recommends
October 15, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
Camping with animals!
Gold River is a completely charming and cozy place. They have one full hook up rv site overlooking the grounds. The circular drive surrounds all the cabins and tents and then there’s access to to river all along one side - fire pits and seating areas by the water too!! We cannot wait to go back! Kathryn and Trevor were excellent hosts.
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Lane A.recommends
September 25, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
We loved every minute of our stay at Gold River! Great amenities, peaceful campground, friendly people and helpful and welcoming hosts!
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Christa K.recommends
September 15, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
Perfection!
We absolutely loved Gold River Camp! It was super cute and cozy. Nice peaceful & quiet. We rented their only RV spot and had a blast! The owners are super sweet & helpful. Love the swings and porches they made beside the river. Very relaxing! Definitely wanting to come back and bring some of our family & friends! 💙
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Kristyn C.recommends
September 12, 2022
Riverfront Tent Site (Primitive)
It rained pretty much the whole time I was there, so it was really nice to be in a place where I could still hangout and not be trapped in my tent. Would love to go back and enjoy it more!
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Rachel M.recommends
September 5, 2022
Riverfront Tent Site (Primitive)
We stayed at a primitive river side spot. The bathhouse was very clean and the amenities were nice! Very cut and very enjoyable!
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Lauren B.recommends
August 14, 2022
Luxe Glamping Tent for 4
We had the best time! Everything was so nice and clean! We were so impressed with everything and also how welcoming the owners are. Great spot for kids too!! We are already trying to plan our next trip!!
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Tara L.recommends
August 12, 2022
Riverfront Tent Site (Primitive)
Little slice of heaven!
The host provided great directions, and a map which was great! While these sites were just off from the rest of the cabins and glamping tents providing privacy it was super close to parking & the bath house and other common areas, there was a picnic table & firepit. We were staying in a cabin, but used this site to set up for our anniversary dinner & it was magic down by the river! I would Have slept like a baby had I been sleeping here! As mentioned in previous reviews, the site is meticulously kept! There is also a place to purchase forgotten items, or things like ice cream payable by cash or app. Love this place and already booked to come back with my daughter!
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Matthew E.recommends
August 7, 2022
Luxe Glamping Tent for 4
Great spot!
Your crew has done an amazing job updating and maintaining this gem you’ve created. Thank you all for the wonderful time!
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Natasha B.recommends
August 5, 2022
River's Edge
Amazing trip! We’ll definitely be back.
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Tara L.recommends
August 2, 2022
River's Edge
Amazing spot!
Absolutely fantastic spot! The owners have created such a perfect little oasis and put in so much work to keep things immaculate! They are so nice and have a ton of frequently forgot or convenience items available on site for purchase (cash, cash app or Venmo) we rented a tent site by the river and two cabins for our anniversary & it could not have been a better pick! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a glamping tent, cabin or a primitive spot in a beautiful location with amenities and little sitting books everywhere!
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Janet M.recommends
July 29, 2022
Luxe Glamping Tent for 4
Was very excited about spending a couple days at Kathryn’s hip camp. She was so welcoming from the moment I booked. The camp was everything the pictures and description that was posted . We loved our stay. Everything was beautiful, well kept, clean. We will definitely go back soon and bring family plus friends. Thank you Kathryn and your beautiful family… see you soon .
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John M.recommends
July 13, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
Amy & John
Kathryn, her husband and their entire staff were fantastic. The property is in great shape and it appears they're just getting started. The facility is nicely appointed and very clean. If you looking for a place to use as your base camp for exploring the mountains or just looking for a few days to just unwind this is the place.
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Aiesha L.recommends
July 11, 2022
River's Edge
Great location and a very clean shared space. Lovely cabin. I plan on returning soon!
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Tim G.recommends
June 27, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
When we first arrived we were greeted by Kathryn and what an amazing person, she asked if we needed anything or had forgotten anything because she was heading to the store. We had a great time, loved out rv spot, plenty of room to set up our out door rug and chairs, there was a fire pit and picnic table right out the front door, there was plenty of room to walk the dogs, a small charcoal grill and it was just a pleasant quaint quiet community. I will not hesitate to make another reservation.
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Jay S.recommends
June 20, 2022
Bell Tent Camping - Tent Included
Relax and enjoy
We truly enjoyed this nice Father’s Day weekend with my two kids they surely enjoyed the place. the place looks awesome we love it we’re gonna go back to it more each and every year and referring everyone that we know to this place because it’s such a nice place, the owners Trevor and Kathryn are so exceptional they’re very very kind and hospitality was awesome! Not only there was a lot of stuff to do especially for the kids but the whole place was so cleaned, we love it! I would 110% recommend this place to anyone look into going camping for the first time or even if you’ve been camping before just at atmosphere it was awesome
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Melanie C.recommends
June 15, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
This is such a thoughtfully designed and beautiful space. Our family loved playing in the river, looking for gold, and exploring the many wonderful spaces to sit and relax on the property. The hosts were absolutely amazing, provided itineraries with things in the area, were close by any time we needed them, and were so great to talk to and get to know. We already look forward to our next trip!
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Melanie C.recommends
June 15, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
Kathryn and her family were the absolute best to deal with - they have created such a beautiful getaway and so many lovely beautiful spaces to enjoy. Not only do they provide several wonderful possible itineraries of things to do, but they were always easy to find if we had any questions, were so nice to be with, and they were incredibly flexible with some timing issues we were navigating on our end. We can’t wait to go back and play in the stream and search for gold again soon!
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Jay M.recommends
June 14, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
The RV spot was great. Very family friendly, pets too. Very nice and clean facilities.
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Gabriel R.recommends
June 14, 2022
Riverfront Tent Site (Primitive)
Best camping in NC!
This is easily my favorite camping experience ever - perfect blend of amenities and nature.. The common areas in the campground are so well thought out and beautiful. This was a chance find for us but we will probably plan a future vacation just to come here, 7 hours from home!
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Barry M.recommends
June 5, 2022
Bell Tent Camping - Tent Included
The kids had a blast.
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Chelsea B.recommends
June 1, 2022
Riverfront Tent Site (Primitive)
Such a magical spot!
Wow! What an incredible spot! The entire property is gorgeous, clearly crafted with care and a lot of creativity. Everything was so well maintained & clean. We loved spending time in the Pavilion, we lounged around and played cards - it was perfect. They really have thought of everything someone may need to have an excellent camping experience. Our tent camping spot was clean, comfy and the sound of the river was so lovely to sleep next to. We feel really lucky to have found such an epic place to stay. Thank you, Katheryn & Crew! You all are creating something really magical!
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Deena P.recommends
May 30, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
River Camping
Wonderful family run business that we can’t wait to support again!
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Gabrielle W.recommends
May 30, 2022
Bell Tent Camping - Tent Included
Incredible!
We will definitely return to this camp! The experience with Katheryn and the beautiful camp she has built was by far the best. If I could give this a hundred stars I would. The bath house is luxurious and as well as the tents and cabins. It was incredibly clean and could clearly see how hard she works to keep the camp up.
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Matt P.recommends
May 26, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
A mini resort on the creek
Its a professionally ran, intensely cared for property. It is easy to forget that you are on someone’s private residence property. Kathryn and Trevor have out done themselves. This is truly a special place to visit for multiple reasons. RVers, yes, you will hear some traffic noise from the road. But, outside of that, its an awesome place that feels more like an exclusive boutique glamping resort than it does a typical Hipcamp.
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Mark B.recommends
May 24, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
The Golden Life!!!
Truly exceptional place to relax!! This is our second time here in as many months and I cannot say enough good things. You’ll be happy to booked!!!
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Mark B.recommends
May 24, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
The Golden Life!!
Second time here in just a couple of months!!! Couldn’t say enough good things about it. The owners are exceptional, the propert is breathtaking, and you’ll love the location if you’re into the outdoors!! Trust me, book this one!!!!
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Morgan J.recommends
May 23, 2022
Riverfront Tent Site (Primitive)
Great location
Loved the common areas, very clean. The campsite was perfect, right on the river! My pup and I had so much fun.
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Stacey G.recommends
May 22, 2022
Full Hookup RV/Camper Site
Absolutely lovely place. They have one RV spot at top of hill. Nicely kept, clean and quite. They are right about cell service it is fairly non existent. River is cool and refreshing. Great camp for dogs. They have lots of tubes, communial fire pits, tables, and grills. Bathrooms really clean. Highly recommend. Thank you
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