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
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 19 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 94%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


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

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Hipcamper Brandon

Camping in a big field!

Brandon B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 8th, 2022

Was another excellent camp! Queen City off-road Toyota loves this place after a long day of trail riding. Best place for the fall change 🍁. We’ve been going for 3 years now. Would highly recommend this place!

Hipcamper Yale

Canoe trip stop

Yale M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 1st, 2022

We camped at Back Rhodes Ranch as part of a canoe trip on the French Broad River. Stephen let us park a vehicle at the site with our camping gear so we didn't have to carry it with us. We drove another vehicle and launched upstream, floated down and setup camp - 5 hammocks, a kitchen and a campfire. We floated on downstream to Lazy Otter the next day, then came back and got our vehicle. The campsite was great!

We also stopped by the radio control airplane strip on the property and got to see them fly some. That was a cool bonus

Hipcamper Graham

Perfect stay on the french broad

Graham W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 4th, 2022

Rhodes Ranch was an amazing place to stay. Beautiful farmland with plenty of space. Mr. Rhodes was kind and friendly. He gave us a tour of the property and even helped us out with a ride after a long day of paddling on the French Broad. When the road to camp got slick after a rain, he reassured us he would pull us out if we needed any help (fortunately did not). We got the sense he really cared about his property and campers. Will definitely be back next time we paddle the French Broad!

Hipcamper Edward


Edward B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 22nd, 2022

Good campsites, with convenient river access. Accessible by car also. Great hospitality, thanks Steve!

Hipcamper Ian
Ian H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 12th, 2022

This is a great property! Lots of open space. Stephen is wonderful, he allowed us to stay an extra night on short notice when our plans changed. Also gave us plenty of firewood and allowed us to hike around his land. I would definitely visit here again!

Hipcamper Stacy

Private and secluded

Stacy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 19th, 2022

It’s a bit off the beaten path, but quiet and secluded. Host was very nice and attentive and gave us our choice of sites on the property. Would go there again…

Hipcamper Garrett

Great place to camp!

Garrett K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 8th, 2022

Great place to camp. Beautiful location. Stephen was incredibly accommodating, flexible and welcoming. Couldn't ask for more.

Hipcamper Jane

Indescribably good. wonderland

Jane O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 24th, 2022

This was the most magical campsite! Stephen was incredibly helpful and welcoming. He brought us all the wood we needed for a fire. It was like a magical wonderland. Soft grass, gorgeous trees, open fields. Our dog loved it as much as we did. The compostable toilet was a welcomed bonus. I cannot recommend this spot enough if you are doing the French broad paddle trail. There is no doubt we will be back within in the year. Our favorite campsite of all time!

Hipcamper Marketta
Marketta R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 25th, 2022

This spot is magical!


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