Hipcamp host Todd S.,
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Come camp at DuPont Bike Retreat and ride your bike into the park with great access to some of the best trails around. Get away from noise and crowded campgrounds with our private, forested mountain sites where you can truly enjoy nature. With DuPont State Forest right across the road, you can hike and bike to Bridal Veil Falls or easily visit any of the other great falls in

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Come camp at DuPont Bike Retreat and ride your bike into the park with great access to some of the best trails around. Get away from noise and crowded campgrounds with our private, forested mountain sites where you can truly enjoy nature. With DuPont State Forest right across the road, you can hike and bike to Bridal Veil Falls or easily visit any of the other great falls in the area. 

These camp spaces are on the lower property near a small pond. 4-Wheel Drive is recommended to access these sites.  Please read site descriptions here and in photo captions before booking. Sites Currently Open:

#1  Dropping In- This is a large site and has been on the property a while. It is big enough for vehicle or trailer campers, or multiple tents. It sits slightly above the pond off the main access road to the pond, and is centrally located. Site is about 26'x17'

#3 Huck It- New Site: It sits up on the hillside with an access drive, so SMALL trailer campers and vehicle campers can use it as well as tent campers. Site is about 13'x13'

#5 Cycle Life- New Site: This is our most private site as it sits at the end of the road.  The site is elevated above the road and accessed by steps. It is for tent camping ONLY.  Site is about 15'x12'

#6 Comin' In Hot!- New Site: It sits down below the road level and is accessed by steps.  It is for tent camping ONLY.  Site is about 12'x11'

Pond Amenities- Firepit, Port-a-John, Wood Shelter (firewood is included!)

Coming soon- Trail for direct access from the pond up to Reasonover Road (by May/June), Hot water outdoor showers (2022) 

 Additional Amenities-  On the hilltop, there is an outdoor shower with hot water, an indoor bathroom and access to a large porch for gathering. Post-ride you can enjoy the beauty of the forest from the hot tub located behind the lodge. It is about a 1/4 mile UP steep terrain to these facilities. Camper vans/trucks are allowed with a maximum length of 22 ft. but be aware there are no hookups in these spots, and 4-wheel drive is highly recommended for the gravel access road.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 22 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Todd a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We are located right across the road from DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Fawn Lake Access Area is just 1/4 of a mile dow...Read more

Hiking

We are located right across the road from DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Fawn Lake Access Area is just 1/4 of a mile dow...Read more

Horseback riding

Available in DuPont State Recreational Forest.

Swimming

We have a small spring fed pond on the property that guests are welcome to take a dip in. The Fawn Lake trailhead (just 1/4 mi...Read more

Wildlife watching

Our property is a mountain forest full of wildlife. We have everything from birds, squirrels, and racoons, to bear, deer, and ...Read more

Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at DuPont Bike Retreat - POND SITES in North Carolina.

Forest

Almost our entire 37 acre property is forested.

Lake

DuPont State Forest has many lakes, two of which are easily accessed from the Fawn Lake trailhead (1/4 mile from our driveway).

Mountainous

Our property is mountainous. The HillTop Sites are at the top of the mountain, and the Pond Sites are at the bottom. There is ...Read more

Swimming hole

There is a small pond on our property you are welcome to take a dip in. See Swimming under Activities for more information.

Waterfall

This whole area is known as "The Land of Waterfalls". DuPont, Pisgah, and Caesar's Head all have waterfalls worth seeing. We ...Read more

Driveway

Our driveway is a steep, narrow, one-lane drive. It is one way in a clockwise direction. The entry drive is paved to the top wh...Read more

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Hipcamper Charlie

Site 8 down by the pond

Charlie S.
recommends this listing.
(#8 In The Zone)
July 28th, 2022

I loved camping here for 2 nights before picking my daughter up from camp. I stayed at the #8 site with the pond deck and had the entire lower section to myself. Todd was awesome and gave some great biking recommendations and use of the porch for me to work remotely during the middle of my stay. The outside shower was amazing, views were great, and the provided firewood was amazingly dry to use in the beautiful Evergreen firepits. Cedar Mtn is a short drive away and all the amazing biking and hiking of DuPont State Forest is literally across the street.

My only minor issue was the vertical climb out of the pond sites on my bike, that required some hike-a-biking (my gravel bike couldn't hack it even in first gear!). Otherwise all was good and throughly enjoyed the restful, quiet retreat!

Hipcamper Luciano
Luciano R.
recommends this listing.
(#8 In The Zone)
July 16th, 2022

Beautiful place to relax around nature with the conviniese of a shower and bathrooms near. Stayed in the deck next to the pond and I would go back again! Really easy to get to, close to amazing waterfalls. Thank you Todd! Next time hopefully will be a cycling trip

Hipcamper Robert
Robert B.
recommends this listing.
(#1 Dropping In)
July 14th, 2022

Awesome space… super friendly hosts… love the lodge and the views. The camp sites are well maintained and cared for.

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Hipcamper Ian
Ian O.
recommends this listing.
(#8 In The Zone)
July 9th, 2022

The Dupont Bike Retreat was the highlight of our trip. We stayed up on the hill near the wi-fi common room and bath room. The out door shower is really nice as is the hot tub. The fact that it's virtually across the street from a Dupont Forest parking lot is icing on the cake. I wish we'd been able to stay longer!

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Hipcamper Caitlin

Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing!

Caitlin S.
recommends this listing.
(#1 Dropping In)
July 9th, 2022

We loved camping in our Vanagon here! Very remote and peaceful. Nice walk to the main house with hot tub, gorgeous outdoor shower and beautiful views! Highly recommend! Little to no service for Verizon users, but that ended up being great to disconnect ;)

Hipcamper David

Rhododendron paradise!!

David R.
recommends this listing.
(#1 Dropping In)
July 4th, 2022

Great job Todd! It’s hard to find well located camping!! Thanks making this great spot available for me and my family.

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine C.
recommends this listing.
(#2 Bunny Hop)
July 1st, 2022

Beautiful location. So perfect for mountain biking

Hipcamper Betsy
Betsy K.
recommends this listing.
(#8 In The Zone)
July 1st, 2022

Beautiful spot to camp! Serenaded by frogs and fireflies. Gracious hosts. Close to great biking at DuPont. Definitely will go back!

Hipcamper Renée
Renée Z.
recommends this listing.
(#8 In The Zone)
June 28th, 2022

Very private, close to tiny so many outdoor activities, awesome community space at top! Hosts were so warm and welcoming.

Property
DuPont Bike Retreat
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$50/night
10 Sites