Pitch your tent by seven acre pond.
Access to over 300 acres of hiking
Only 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh.
Water on site
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Tent camping by seven acre pond in North Carolina.
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Enjoyed our time. Caught a handful of bass from medium to small in size, enjoyed the water to its fullest potential, and the fire pit was adequate as we were able to cook on our skillet with the use of a grill stand we found on site. I recommend bringing your own for their pits. We will definitely go again. Our only complaints would be tent sites are not the flattest ground (not horrible if you sleep the right angle) and the camp sites proximity to the others is very close (within ten feet give or take).
Sound travels a little too well.
It’s a beautiful scene, but my two night stay was shortened to a .75 night stay. Initially the only issue I had was that there was old bags of mosquito repellent that smelled like decomp. One ended up falling and my dog rolled in it. I keep cleaner in my car so I was able to move on from that.
But then when it was time to sleep, I got a couple hours of sleep before a woman ended up waking me up. Thankfully, she was across the lake, but she was ~moaning~ so loudly she woke me up. I just chuckled and waited for her to end, but unfortunately it was 3 hours until she did. I wasn’t able to go back to sleep because she was moaning so loudly. I can’t believe it happened honestly. Because the road is unlit and I didn’t feel comfortable driving back let alone packing in the dark so I ended up just lying on the truly rock hard ground for hours listening to this woman, unable to do much because my dogs were with me. I left at first light because I was so exhausted and there was no guarantee that it wouldn’t happen again. I fully respect, encourage even, everyone’s right to do such things, but I just wanted a relaxing get away and to clear my thoughts. Was a bit bummed out by the situation but I can’t deny that it’s a hilarious story.
Very beautiful, would stay again. Make sure to follow signs to tent area ALL the way and don’t second guess yourself and turn around and spend 20 minutes going down all the other little paths like I did
An awesome stay
This was a wonderful little place with some nice shade and cute little pond. They provided a boat and paddles right by the site too! Directions were clear and it was easy to find. Showers and nice bathrooms close by but a porta potty right at tent camping too. Fresh water available right at site. A wrong phone number was listed somewhere but once I got the right number the guy on the phone was very nice and helpful. Recommend this place!
Serene tent site near hidden lake
The quiet and serenity was evident as soon as I opened my truck door to my tent site. I was the only one tent camping the 3 days and 2 nights I was there. The view was exceptional, the boat that was available was fun to use, and the walk to the shower across the bridges was refreshing.
Water spigots were close, as was the port a john. There was a bundle of wood waiting for me, a picnic table, and a fire ring for my nightly light. A hammock hung nearby, and there were plenty of spots around the lake to relax: the dock, the stage, the sauna, and the outdoor lounge area. There were also plenty of things to keep me occupied: the paddle boats, John boat, and "bathtub boat", and should I have wanted to play disc golf, the course was clearly marked.
Had there been neighboring tents, they would have been close. The spots are all on a slight incline without any flat or smooth spots, so bring padding for the bottom of the tent. It was super humid and muggy while I camped in August, but the breeze and the shade at my site made it bearable. Cicadas, crickets, and bullfrogs were the serenade at night.
The showers were a short, shaded walk around the lake, and had ample space to hang and set things within reach. Water was easily adjustable to desired temperature.
The drive in - when it seems the road splits without a sign, it's really just a loop for the RVs to get around low trees. No worries, you can't really take a wrong turn if you keep going.
The host checked in and provided a great welcome packet via email. They responded quickly to my text. I didn't meet another soul while there, which in this case was a bonus. Cell reception was also great. It was surprising that such a quiet spot was so close to the city, and it felt remote despite being convenient to the grocery store.
There were several hawks chasing birds, and lots of water skimmer bugs to watch. I am kicking myself for not bringing my fishing pole, because the fish were jumping the entire time.
I'll definitely bring my family back when we're in the area.
Awesome hidden gem
This hidden gem was an awesome get-away. We live close by and wanted a place to camp out that wasn’t too far. We are so glad we found this place! Great fishing, lots of good hiking, plenty of wildlife and and all around great place! We will definitely be back!
We hoped to camp close to showers and bathrooms. This site has those amenities somewhat distant (hike around the lake or quite a drive) from tent camping. I talked to the manager quite late. He was very receptive to our concerns that this is not clear on Hipcamp. It’s geared for RV and yurt campers. The signage for tents needed more posting. Because he took a couple of hours to respond, we explained that we were going to camp at a state park and he promised a refund.