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Plumtree Campground and Retreat is an off-the-beaten-path property for hikers, bikers (both pedal and motor), campers, adventurers, parkway goers, mountain lovers, fisherman, and skiers/snowboarders.

The property is the former Blind Squirrel Campground which included a zip line recreation area. Relics remain, with zip lines and bridges still running through the tr

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Plumtree Campground and Retreat is an off-the-beaten-path property for hikers, bikers (both pedal and motor), campers, adventurers, parkway goers, mountain lovers, fisherman, and skiers/snowboarders.

The property is the former Blind Squirrel Campground which included a zip line recreation area. Relics remain, with zip lines and bridges still running through the tree canopy and an old climbing wall. These aren’t currently in use, and cannot be explored, but they add a wonderland-like quality to the land. Other features also remain that can be used: a sliding rock waterfall which is a short hike within the campground property, moderate trails for hiking, and mountain biking running from the waterfall through the back of the property (these trails are mountainous, so please enter at your own risk), fruit trees, blueberry bushes, small trout pond, a playground, an open meadow for star gazing, and our friendly neighborhood duck, Howard. (He hangs by the pond and accepts treats!)

You are welcome to explore all these features, but please be mindful and respectful of residents and guests, do not enter or explore the greenhouses or gardens, and remain aware that this is mountainous terrain with inherent risks.

This is a rustic property in the forest, centrally located to all the area has to offer. Privately run, we offer a variety of lodging options:

- Seasonal and daily camping with full hook up RV sites

- Popup sites, tent sites with water and electric

- Group tent site with pavilion

- Primitive tent sites

- Primitive cabins (no electricity/water)

- Lodge with four bedrooms/bath

- Cabin with a two-bedroom/bath among the trees

- Cabin with a one-bedroom/bath pond side

- Studio apartments. Four available. Includes one bedroom/bath

Campsites include a fire pit, picnic table, and electric/water/sewer depending on the site. There are 5 tent sites boasting elevated tent platforms nestled against the mountain. Sites are generally mossy, treed (think hammocks!), and have gravel parking. There are 3 his and her bathhouses on the property with the largest within walking distance of the tent loop, with 2 toilets and 3 stall showers each.

This corner of the world has so much to offer and we are close, but just far away enough from it all.

The scenic drives alone are worth venturing out:

- Blue Ridge Parkway

- Linville Falls

- Linville Caverns

- Grandfather Mountain

- Beech Mt Ski Slope/Rec area

- Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park

- Sugar Mt Ski Slope/Rec area

- Roan Mt State Park

- Appalachian Trail

- Yellow Mountain Gap Trail Head

- North Toe River

- Banner Elk

- Little Switzerland

- Mayland Dark Sky Observatory

- Brown Mountain OHV Trail System

All these adventures within a 20-40-minute drive. Boone is only 50 minutes away, and Asheville 1 hr. 20 minutes.

Off HWY 19-E is Spears Country Store, about 5 minutes from here, where you can get basic supplies, propane, and gas. We can also provide firewood for a fee. Ingles grocery stores in both Newland and Spruce Pine are just 20 minutes away. In Spruce Pine you will also find a Walmart, historic downtown with many shops and restaurants. Be aware cell service can be spotty in the area depending on your carrier. WIFI is offered, but not guaranteed due to the mountainous terrain. One of the joys of being deep in the mountains, true disconnection from the everyday!

3 night minimum required for holiday weekends.

Plumtree Campground & Retreat 913 Big Plumtree Creek Road Newland, NC 28657

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
12 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Plumtree Campground Tent Loop in North Carolina.

Forest
Mountainous
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Matthew

Great campground and a great stay!

Matthew M.
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(Site 8)
October 19th, 2021

Plumtree Campground was a great spot to spent a couple nights, especially in the fall. Jed and Jenifer were great hosts, who brought us wood, ice, and even jumped our car when the battery died. We enjoyed hiking and exploring the property. Would recommend it and stay again for sure!

Hipcamper Brian

Hospitality 10/10. stay here!

Brian S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 8th, 2021

Nice clean and separate campsites. Fire pit and picnic table at our spot. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. There was a gentleman who met us as we pulled in, showed us around, brought us firewood and ice and was just an overall nice guy. Would absolutely recommend and would go back again

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Hipcamper Gayle
Gayle S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
August 8th, 2021

Excellent campground. The hosts are amazing and helpful. Campground was clean as was the bathhouse. As a tent camper, the site was ample for one tent and included a fir pit and picnic table. You are able to purchase firewood on-site and have it delivered. There is no cell reception, which is perfect to unplug. But for those that want it, there is WiFi.
Highly recommend this hidden gem

Hipcamper David

Awesome place and amazing people!

David S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 10)
August 5th, 2021

Id like to start out by saying Jed and Je"n"ifer are awesome people! The campground has plenty to offer and will be even more epic when the ziplines and rockwall are ready to rock. My son and I stayed there and had a blast. We caught newts and explored everywhere we could get to. It's not a remote campground and fills up fast but I will definitely be back there one day. My son hurt his leg and we had to unexpectedly leave for the hospital, then home, so our trip was cut short. I couldn't find a dumpster Jed, I'm sorry i left the bag by the garage.

Hipcamper Todd

Gem of a place to camp

Todd F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 20th, 2021

Great place! Quiet. Lush green landscaping. the volleyball court and the orchard areas are great places to star gaze. I took my 12 year old son and we had a blast. Only 8 miles to Linville Falls and Linville Gorge. We got lost one time and ended up at the North Pole on a Christmas tree farm. The campground has great hiking trails also . Jennifer and Jed have been doing great things there.

Hipcamper Plumtree Campground
Response from Plumtree Campground, the Host, on July 26th, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, compliments and kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and time in the area. We will welcome you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Satoshi

Many trees, cooler, great site!

Satoshi K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 20th, 2021

The site and owner is so great.
There are nice facilities, the toilet and showers were both cleaned up.
And it has good access to Asheville and the Grandfather Mt.
I fully recommend this camping site to my friends!

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Hipcamper Plumtree Campground
Response from Plumtree Campground, the Host, on July 26th, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. We are so glad you and your family had a great stay and enjoyed your time with us. Come back and see us anytime!

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Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 12th, 2021

I highly recommend this camp site!!! Owners are very attentive and personable. Jennifer welcomed us with in minutes of parking the truck to set up camp. The property is gorgeous, clean, and close to many hikes and waterfalls.

Hipcamper Plumtree Campground
Response from Plumtree Campground, the Host, on July 15th, 2021

We truly appreciate your wonderful review, compliments and kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we will welcome you back anytime.

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Hipcamper Shawn

Great sites. will return.

Shawn T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
July 11th, 2021

Gorgeous area. Great hosts. Definitely will be a repeat guest. Bathrooms / showers were awesome.

Hipcamper Plumtree Campground
Response from Plumtree Campground, the Host, on July 15th, 2021

Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Lora

Loved our stay!

Lora S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
July 8th, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay at Plumtree Camground! We stayed in loop B with our class b van. B is a tent loop but some of the sites have electric and water so it was perfect for us. We were near the creek and waterfall which was nice to listen to. Bathhouse was modern and clean. I loved the variety of sites, structures and landscapes on the property. It was also a great central location for all the site seeing we wanted to do. Be aware the sites are relatively small and close together which is pretty typical for private campgrounds. We had no cell service but the wifi worked for us. Jed and Jennifer were great. We will definitely stay again!!

Hipcamper Plumtree Campground
Response from Plumtree Campground, the Host, on July 15th, 2021

Thank you for your review and kind words. We enjoyed meeting you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do realize our sites are relatively close together and we try really hard to leave spaces in between our guests if we can. Come back and see us anytime!

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