Hipcamp host Garry W.,
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Creekside sites on stocked trout stream. 20 min. to Boone, NC. Mountain biking/hiking trails, easy or as steep as your goat would like. Dirt bike trails nearby that can be ridden w/ owner permission. Pan for gold in Elk Creek. Nice, deep swimming hole onsite. Motorcycle campers welcome.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class A RVs and Class B RVs allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class C RVs, Campervans, or Cars
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send garry a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at joyville near boone on elk creek in North Carolina.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Rob

Cool peeps!

Rob L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 next to small creek)
August 8th, 2022

It’s a cool place with the nicest people. Nuff said.

Hipcamper Greg

Awesome spot on the creek.

Greg M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 5th, 2022

Beautiful spot on Elk Creek! We had a blast floating in the creek on tubes that Diane and Gary provided for us. Also a great deep swimming hole. Hosts we're SOOO welcoming and friendly. Our dog had a blast swimming and playing with Booger. We'll definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Taylor

Lovely weekend camping at joyville

Taylor B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 26th, 2022

This was such a great trip! Garry & Diane are more than accommodating and have such a magical piece of land that they have worked on over the years!

We arrived late on Friday night so they left the Christmas lights on the shelter on for us so we knew exactly where to go. The new shelter was really great for pitching our tents so that we didn’t have to worry about rain when we were out and about in town during the day.

Every morning we swam and tubed in the creek that runs through their property. We originally on planned on one night but booked the second because we enjoyed it so much.

Thank you guys for a lovely stay and we can’t wait to come back!

Hammock set up by the creek that one camper in our group slept inCool dome that Garry built on the property that you can check out!Tubing on the creekTubing on the creek (tubes provided by Garry & Diane!)
Hipcamper Ian
Ian M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 next to small creek)
July 25th, 2022

Beautiful property. Gracious hosts (sorry we couldnt figure out how to dim SUV lights). Great cattle dog companion for my pup. Awesome swimming hole in fresh water with minnows. 5 stars!!

Hipcamper Jared
Jared L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 25th, 2022

Host were responsive and helpful and accommodating, and there property is prime for a good time!

Hipcamper Virginia

Swimming and relaxation!

Virginia P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 20th, 2022

During our short stay at Joyville Camping on Elk Creek, my husband and I enjoyed the natural beauty of a stream-side Hipcamp, and quality interaction with friendly people.

Our accommodating host, Diane, kept in great contact with us before arriving, and was very helpful throughout our time here. Both Diane and her husband, Garry, were exceptionally kind people, and getting to know them was part of what made this visit so pleasant.

The property itself was very well-maintained, and offered opportunities for many outdoor actvities; there were trails for walking and biking, a beautiful stream with a deep swimming hole, a pavilion for relaxing, and much more. There were also many unique structures on the property, including a hand-built geodesic dome.

The location of Joyville Camping on Elk Creek is ideal due to its close proximity to both Boone and West Jefferson. My husband and I liked how we were able able to quickly access and explore both towns from this Hipcamp.

Thank you for sharing your Hipcamp with us, Diane and Garry. My husband and I hope to visit again in the future.

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Hipcamper james

Extremely relaxing spot.

James R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 15th, 2022

Garry and Diane are thoughtful hosts. They are quite intentional in helping us settling, and navigate getting our travel trailer across the ford. The place is amazing with the focus being the perfect large creek with gentle rapids and a refreshing swimming hole. (The kids actually tubbed through the rapids down to the swimming hole!!). The creek is the best white noise for sleeping. Extremely relaxing spot.

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Hipcamper Ryan

Beautiful property on trout stream

Ryan P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 next to small creek)
June 6th, 2022

Beautiful campsite on a trout stream. We had a great time taking our kids camping for the first time. The hosts were so accommodating to all our needs. The kids had a blast playing int the stream. I would recommend this place to anyone. Also an extremely clean porta-Jon made it much easier with the kids. Can’t wait to go back again.

Hipcamper Andrew

Perfect location!

Andrew D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 next to small creek)
May 30th, 2022

I don’t know what to say! One of the. Beautiful sites I’ve ever seen. The river was lovely we fished and swam. Wonderful hiking. The hosts were the kindest and most generous folks! I loved it, my kids didn’t want to leave! We will be back for sure!

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