Hipcamp host Curtis C.,
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I have ten tent sites, with picnic table, portable fire pit & grill, a centrally located toilet, site 2 & 3 can accommodate a small camper, van or pop-up, site 1 & 9 is the most suited for hammocks. water is available at a spigot near my house and WiFi is through fiber optics, access is available near the house & RV's and sites, #1 & 10 is in range. I also have hiking tra

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I have ten tent sites, with picnic table, portable fire pit & grill, a centrally located toilet, site 2 & 3 can accommodate a small camper, van or pop-up, site 1 & 9 is the most suited for hammocks. water is available at a spigot near my house and WiFi is through fiber optics, access is available near the house & RV's and sites, #1 & 10 is in range. I also have hiking trails.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
12 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Curtis a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Elk River TN&NC, Watauga Lake TN, Watauga River NC&TN and Buckeye Lake NC all are within 7 miles.

Hiking

There is a little known old logging road which is a good place to hike, it runs along the mountain above Elk River for about th...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Hide Out on Dark Ridge in North Carolina.

Cave

Linville Caverns is about a 40 minute drive from here.

Lake

Watauga Lake, or Lake Watauga as it is sometimes called, is 16.3 miles long and covers 6,430 acres (10.05 square miles). Its ma...Read more

River, stream, or creek

A creek runs through through the property and by the site. I have two fish ponds just across the creek with Trout, Bluegill, ca...Read more

Swimming hole

There are two recreation areas withing swimming on Watauga Lake, within a 30 minute drive. There is a swimming hole on Elk Rive...Read more

Waterfall

There is three very popular waterfalls on Elk River, the Compression "45 ft" and Twisting Falls are just over 2 miles away and ...Read more

Farm

My property is 20 acres and available to hike & explore.

Ranch

My property is 20 acres and available to hike & explore.

Driveway

A driveway goes through the property giving easy access to camp sites.

Mountainous

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Hipcamper Anna

Wonderful!

Anna W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 22nd, 2021

Curtis was an excellent host. Not only is the property absolutely beautiful, but he went above and beyond to make sure we jad everything we needed and answered any questions I had. My daughter and I had a great father daughter camping trip, and we're hoping to be back soon!

Hipcamper Michelle

Beautiful!

Michelle M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 19th, 2021

Beautiful property! Our youngest enjoyed roaming and checking out the fish in the pond. Our stay at campsite 1 was very private. We would love to return!

Hipcamper Diamond

Lightening bugs and stars.

Diamond J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
October 18th, 2021

The Hide Out on Dark Ridge is perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle. No city lights obscuring the stars, no sirens, no cell service. Curtis is a wonderful host and the campsites are clean and private. Roughly 30 min from Boone, you can still pop into town if you want to be around other people or grab a coffee. Or you can venture down the road into Tennessee (1 mile away) and hit up T&C Wrecker for some biscuits and gravy or some wonderful bbq.

Hipcamper Tommy

Great remote site

Tommy J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
October 17th, 2021

This is an excellent campsite. The host visited once per day but otherwise we were really isolated and not bothered by others at all. The sites are well maintained and the bathroom was clean and well serviced.

The sites have fire ring, bbq grill and picnic table. We stayed in site 11 and loved it as it's near the back of the property and private.

The host was able to give us local knowledge about a nearby waterfull that added a lot to our experience. Really great.

Hipcamper James
James F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
October 17th, 2021

Very friendly host, great price and site. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Austin
Austin B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
October 17th, 2021

Incredible! The site was beautiful and Curtis was amazing! He gave great tips for local places to visit. Close to Grandfather Mountain and Banner Elk. Will definitely try to come back someday!

The Hide Out on Dark RidgeMystic fire powder!View from site 4(or 5)Site 6(our site)
Hipcamper Greg

Out of the way , but beautiful!

Greg K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
October 11th, 2021

Hide Out is a little out of the way, but that is it's charm. So peaceful, and I have never seen a night sky like it! Surrounded by mountains and no lights at all, this provided a brilliant, dark, night sky for star gazing. Open meadow was a nice setting for a camp site. Will visit again.

Hipcamper Alexander

Great stay on dark ridge!

Alexander Y.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
October 5th, 2021

Great place! Spacious property with decently sized campsites. Would be perfect for groups of 3 or 4. Owner is super amicable and gave us information about nearby points of interest. Quiet and beautiful!

Hipcamper Alex

Slice of paradise

Alex W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
September 27th, 2021

My husband and I’s stay at The Hide Out on Dark Ridge was just what we were looking for. Tucked in a small mountain community, this property felt remote while still being close by to some large state/national parks. Each site felt well spaced out so there was never an issue of privacy. The property itself had plenty to do/accommodations with a small nature trail, a pond, and an on-site toilet and shower. Curtis himself was great! Welcoming, full of information on local hubs, and happy to help bring firewood whenever we needed it. Hope to stay there again sometime!

Awards

Best in 2021 North Carolina
1st place
Best of 2019 North Carolina
6th place
Property
Dark Ridge Hide Out
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$20/night
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