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Gusher Knob

· Crossnore, Avery, North Carolina
220 acres hosted by William R.
1 tent site
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Gusher Knob is a 220+ acre forested mountain near Spruce Pine, NC. The site has a 12 x 12 raised platform for your tent (we don't recommend pitching a tent anywhere other than the platform), picnic table, fire pit, and a hook to hold a lantern. This is the only campsite on the property and has a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Please stay within the campsite area as the surrounding land is private and monitored. Cell coverage is ok. Nearby hiking, climbing, and fly fishing are a few activities you will enjoy when visiting this lovely area of western NC. The campsite is a short 7-minute easy hike along a well-marked clear trail from the parking spot. The trail is non-technical and will mostly accommodate camping gear with wheels, such as a cooler. Since it's situated in the woods, please be aware that you may encounter any number of nature's residents such as deer, squirrels, box turtles, wild turkeys, and bears. Please do not feed them and make sure to protect any food items appropriately. None of the natural residents has any interest in you personally, but they are known to be drawn to available food items.Welcome to our just completed campsite - Hummingbird Overlook at Gusher Knob! We are excited to share this serene, wooded camping spot with you. It will allow you to fully submerge yourself in the soul cleansing rite of primitive camping. The views of the Blue Ridge Mountains will only enhance that morning cup of joe. The Town of Spruce Pine is minutes away and has restaurants, shopping, and seasonal festivals. Linville Gorge is also close by and is known for its hikes and climbs, as well as the Linville Caverns, Linville Falls and Linville Winery. If you enjoy fly fishing, the renowned North Toe River flows through this area as well.
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15 ratings · 13 reviews
Shannon G.recommends
April 25, 2024
Hummingbird Overlook at Gusher Knob
Great private spot!
Great spot! Short walk from the car and perfect set up. Picnic table, fire pit, tent platform, pretty view!
Lucy S.recommends
April 21, 2024
Hummingbird Overlook at Gusher Knob
Great private campsite! beautiful view from the campsite with small surrounding trails. Would recommend and definitely come back!
Wes A.recommends
April 7, 2024
Hummingbird Overlook at Gusher Knob
Would definitely camp here again and again. View was incredible. Table, platform and fire put were great. Enough trees to tie up tarps if raining and hammock. Can’t stress this place enough. I would say that it is definitely at least a 7 minute hike in. Somewhat difficult to do car camping but we made it work and it was still worth it. Such a great place
Jesse M.recommends
April 7, 2024
Hummingbird Overlook at Gusher Knob
Relaxing with a FANTASTIC view!
We really enjoyed this camp site! The views were amazing and it was so relaxing and secluded. Firepit and picnic table was a nice addition. The hike up wasn’t too bad just wouldn’t recommend bringing a lot bc it was a struggle walking up and down the hills with all our equipment and firewood if so bring a wagon or something to roll it to the site with. If you want a mountain getaway with a perfect view of the mountains and stars at night this camp site is for you! We will be back 😊
Frank B.recommends
March 31, 2024
Hummingbird Overlook at Gusher Knob
Beautiful, private spot. Woke up to wild turkeys gobbling this morning!
Bryce L.recommends
March 31, 2024
Hummingbird Overlook at Gusher Knob
Great site, tight fit for families
The site is beautiful, and the platform, table, and fire pit are well constructed. It’s perfect for a couple. We stayed a couple nights with our family of five, though, and there were some things we wish we had known beforehand for a family-size group. 1) The platform is not built for large tents. We have a The North Face Wawona 6, and the footprint of tent (10’x8’) barely fit (the vestibule didn’t fit at all). 2) The “wagon compatible” trail is pretty daunting. The beautiful high campsite means some pretty steep sections of trail to get there. Our wagon absolutely made it, but we left some creature comforts in the car because they weren’t worth schlepping to the top. 3) Most of the site is sloped, so there’s not really a place to gather except at the table. The fire pit is even on a slope, so it’s pretty hard to sit around it for warmth at night. (The kids’ chairs tipped over multiple times.) 4) A positive note: The site is around old mica mines, so there are scattered bits of that mineral all over the place. The ground literally sparkles, which is super cool.
Crossnore, Avery, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East) and S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by William R.Joined in July 2020
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