Hipcamp host William  R.,
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Private mountain meadows, 4 mountainside grass flats on 70 acres, at the crest of the South Mountains. Camp on one of the meadows below Bolin Knob, this entire listing is one booking, you’ll have the mountain to yourself. Views to the west of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mtn Range; views to the north of Table Rock and Grandfather Mountain and to the east direct views of Silv

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Private mountain meadows, 4 mountainside grass flats on 70 acres, at the crest of the South Mountains. Camp on one of the meadows below Bolin Knob, this entire listing is one booking, you’ll have the mountain to yourself. Views to the west of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mtn Range; views to the north of Table Rock and Grandfather Mountain and to the east direct views of Silver Creek Knob. Stargaze the Milky Way at night with very little light pollution, relax by the fire, or explore the property and Bolin Knob.  Hike adjacent to the property on 1,000s of acres of public land on South Mtn Game Lands. Nearby recreation:  South Mtn State Park and Lake James State Park; fish/float the Catawba River in Morganton or Marion; bike the Fonta Flora trail at Lake James.  

Campsites we offer, pick one when you arrive:

A. Spring Flat: the lowest elevation and easiest to access has clear views to the east of the South Mtns.  Listen to adjacent spring bubbling out of the mountain and wake up with a sunrise over Silver Creek Knob. This site is easy to access and best for low clearance vehicles.

B. Old Homeplace: tucked into the mountain, this large, flat site has a firepit and several trees for hammocks. Clear views to the north and east.  This is the best site for ground tents.

C. Windy Ridge: the highest elevation site with sunrise and sunset views.  The wind blows up here a lot!  See the sun fall across the Catawba River valley and watch the shooting stars at night.  AWD/4WD or hike to access this site.

D. Secluded Flat: perched above the spring and below Bolin Knob, this site is often the coolest spot on the property and the wind never blows here.  Views to the north and east, this site is almost one acre of mowed grass.  AWD/4WD is needed to access this site.

*We highly recommend AWD or 4WD vehicles, when you leave the state maintained road you'll be climbing 400 ft to the meadows. In order to access the two highest elevation sites 4WD is 99% of the year. Most of the road is packed gravel but some of the campsites are accessed through bumpy fields. You're welcome to park on the gravel and hike a short distance to the campsites.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 24 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send William a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Blue Ridge Stargazing in North Carolina.

Forest
Mountainous
Field

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Hipcamper Annie
Annie L.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2022

This was the perfect tent site to wake up to on my birthday! My partner and I chose site C because we wanted the best views and we were not disappointed. I drove my little suzuki grand vitara which is a compact suv with 4wd but didn’t end up using the 4wd to go up the steepest part of the drive. Take that advice as you will. The campsite was nice and peaceful and we we felt safe even though we were the only people on the mountain!

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Hipcamper Andrew

Storm watching perfection

Andrew T.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2022

What an amazing view! We had clouds for our entire stay and a wind storm that was one of the wildest things I’ve ever experienced but what’s a camping trip without an adventure right? We relaxed and watched lightning strikes all over the horizon! You can’t go wrong staying here!

The most amazing sunsets from the top of the mountain!
Hipcamper Samantha

Best spot ever

Samantha H.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

It was the best spot I have ever camped in. Gorgeous views. Pleasant solitude without complete isolation. The owner is the sweetest person who came to our rescue when we had car issues. I intend to go back as soon as possible.

Hipcamper Richard
Richard C.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

Very secluded area, very quiet, lots of space. Amazing views.

Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke D.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2022

The most beautiful spot. We chose campsite C and it was truly breathtaking from sunrise to sundown. The best site I have ever camped at by a landslide. We can’t wait to go back.

Campsite C
Hipcamper Carleugh
Carleugh C.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

We love everything about this site! Willam had great communication and gave us some tips for getting our AWD to the site.

Hipcamper Christopher

Choice!

Christopher K.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

This place is solid gold!

Amazing views, private, and an especially beautiful sunset each day! Stars are jumbo atop this mountain (site C).

Highly recommended for roof top tent camping.

Hipcamper Heather
Heather S.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

This is a beautiful site, well maintained, spectacular views from sites B and C.

Hipcamper Quint

Blue ridge paradise

Quint N.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2022

We had a fantastic time at Blue Ridge Stargazing, this is honestly one of the best value Hipcamps that we’ve stayed at. We opted for site C, you cannot beat the views that it has to offer and there are quite a few nice spots to set up a tent. Our dog had the best time having such a large space to himself. The fire pit was great to have and the grill provided was a huge bonus! The campsite was well maintained and felt like a very private space despite being in view of the road. Noise was minimal, but at times we did hear some nearby dirt bikers, nothing super loud though. We’ll definitely be coming back, for 30 bucks you really cannot ask for a better space to enjoy some time in solitude out in nature.

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Awards

Best of 2022 North Carolina
Finalist
Property
Bolin Knob
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site

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