Hipcamp host Stephen R.,
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BackRhodesRanch is a 130-acre farm with 4000' on the French Broad River with a put in for canoes and kayaks. Campsite right on the river. Compost toilet, picnic table, fire ring at campsite. Rough camping only. Beautiful site.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Stephen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at BackRhodesRanch in North Carolina.

River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 7th, 2021

The campsite was a little difficult for us to find and the stairs were hard to navigate and lift/tie-down paddleboards.

Overall the campsite was clean and the compostable toilet was easy to use! We would reserve here again.

Hipcamper jake
Jake W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 12th, 2021

floated in, plenty of well kept space to set up camp and hang

Hipcamper Bryan

Beautiful open wood campsites

Bryan H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 5th, 2021

Enjoyed the campsite. Beautiful open woods. Well groomed grass. Should have packed a hammock. Stephen came and met us. Was very accommodating. It was July 4th and Stephen recommended we walk around one of his cornfields to get the best view of fireworks from a nearby development. We also got a fantastic RC airplane aerobatic show from a nearby RC airfield.

We came by river. The takeout on river left is a little hard to see behind bushes. Campsites are up and left.

Would definitely stay again.

Takeout concrete stepsThere are several picnic tablesOpen woods for campsites
Hipcamper Michael

5/5 stars!

Michael K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 24th, 2021

5/5 stars. Awesome site, would recommend. Was the first stop on our trip of the French broad river paddle trail. Steve was extremely accommodating, responsive and made our stay well worth it. Will be back!

Hipcamper Bain

Great place for kayak/camping trip

Bain W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 23rd, 2021

My wife and I recently stayed one night a Rhodes Ranch on our 3 day, 2 night kayak camping trip down the French Broad. The campsites were large with plenty of distance from each other. There were plenty of trees to hang our hammocks and firewood to scavenge for a fire. One of the takeouts from the river is a steep set of rock steps. We did scrape the bottom of our kayaks pretty well on thee steps, so I would recommend unloading them as much as possible before taking them out of the river. There is a pretty steep and muddy take out to the left of the stairs. We used this to put our boats back in the water to avoid additional wear on our boats. Overall, a great place to camp, just be careful getting in and out of the river.

Hipcamper Tom
Tom B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 3rd, 2021

Beautiful campsite that is very well-maintained. Each site is very large with individual tables and fire pits well separated for increased privacy.

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 2nd, 2021

Had a great time camping. Perfect place to hang up a hammock and listen to the river. Be advised, it is a working farm so there will be farm equipment driving around the property depending on the season. Also bring bug repellent. I got swarmed by mosquitos when I arrived, but they disappeared after I applied some DDT. Overall was a really nice place to camp.

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff I.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 24th, 2021

We stayed here last minute and the host was very accommodating . Nice location

Hipcamper Chad
Chad S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 19th, 2021

Amazing views! Plenty of private space.

North Carolina
United States
3 Sites