Hipcamp host Jim K.,
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This is more on the car camping side of things. Larger area for parking / camping with a fire-pit and picnic table. It's built into the hillside and protected on three sides. Above the site is another smaller site and a separate scenic view of the Wesser Creek Valley. This place used to be a farm. Corn was grown up here long ago and grazed afterward. Before that the whole va

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This is more on the car camping side of things. Larger area for parking / camping with a fire-pit and picnic table. It's built into the hillside and protected on three sides. Above the site is another smaller site and a separate scenic view of the Wesser Creek Valley. This place used to be a farm. Corn was grown up here long ago and grazed afterward. Before that the whole valley was logged. The older houses on this creek go back to those days, in the 20's, beginning as simple slab houses that were added on to over time. 

We are about a mile from the Nantahala River and Nantahala Outdoor Center. Mountain biking nearby at Tsali, NOC's Flint Ridge and the Fire Mountain trails in Cherokee. Swimming, boating, fishing at Lake Fontana. The Appalachian Trail is accessible at the end of the road. Licensed therapeutic massage within walking distance. 19 foot limit on cars/vans. Teardrop trailers OK. Nothing bigger. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 19 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
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
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Tsali and Flint Ridge at NOC are nearby options. Fire Mountain in Cherokee is also really good.

Boating

Lake Fontana is about 4 miles away.

Hiking

There is a beautiful trail at the end of Wesser Creek Road that links up with the AT at the top (3.6 miles).

Paddling

Finger Lake is small and good for play boating - about 4 miles, at the intersection of 19 and 28.

Swimming

Finger Lake is a small local swimming hole at the intersection of 19 and 28. Access is from 28.

Whitewater paddling

NOC just down the road.

Wildlife watching

It's everywhere.

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at #1 - Base Camp in North Carolina.

Forest

The sections of this site not near the cars are forested.

Mountainous

Great view of Wesser Bald and the valley. Wesser Bald fire tower is visible through binoculars.

River, stream, or creek

Looking upstream on Wesser Creek from Martin Heights Rd, there is a large white rock visible about 100 feet away. That marks a ...Read more

Driveway

Gravel.

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Hipcamper Marty
Marty K.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

The Campsite was private and peaceful. you could hear the stream in the distance. I would definitely recommend this listing for anyone who wants to get away in western NC.

Hipcamper Ethan

Terrific!

Ethan A.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022

This is a great spot. Everything you need, nothing you don’t.

Thoughtfully designed.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew H.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2022

Great location for a great car glamping site!!

Hipcamper Richard

Nice view

Richard N.
recommends this listing.
May 5th, 2022

Enjoyed our stay , really nice view. Will definitely go back.

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan C.
recommends this listing.
May 5th, 2022

Such an amazing layout! Plenty of room for everyone with Amazing views!

Hipcamper Hayden

Beautiful spot with amenities

Hayden J.
recommends this listing.
December 23rd, 2021

The campsite was amazing! Jim has really put together something special. We stayed on a rainy winter night, and it was still very accessible and easy to setup at. He had provided everything you could possibly need, while nature provided the rest

Hipcamper Joe
Joe L.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2021

We enjoyed our stay at Martin's Nest #1. Very nice site - good fire ring, picnic table, awning and lights were a nice touch. Access to the site was a bit steep, but we made it up in our camper van without issue.

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Hipcamper Jim
Response from Jim, the Host, on December 21st, 2021

Nice setup! Glad you enjoyed.

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Hipcamper Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn B.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2021

Beautiful spacious campsite! Will definitely return

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Hipcamper Andrew

Wonder nantahala camping spot!!

Andrew H.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

Awesome campsite within about a mile of the Nantahala Outdoor Center. 15 or so minutes to Bryson City. Top hillside for both camps #1 & #2 have great views looking southerly. Potable water, small privacy bathroom tent and solar night lights all make this a great place. You can also hear the stream that's on Wesser Creek Road.
Camp#2 actually has a tree house for campers to sleep in

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Property
Martin's Nest
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$59/night
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