Hipcamp host Steve  C.,
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Welcome to The High Land: A private, drive-up, mountainside platform for tent(s)! 

About the property

You will have our entire 14 acre property to yourself which features some amazing mountain views and is adjacent to state lands for exploration. 

To access the site you will drive approx. 15 minutes up a gravel road. Overall we are located


Welcome to The High Land: A private, drive-up, mountainside platform for tent(s)! 

About the property

You will have our entire 14 acre property to yourself which features some amazing mountain views and is adjacent to state lands for exploration. 

To access the site you will drive approx. 15 minutes up a gravel road. Overall we are located about ~30 minutes from I-40 and about 25 min to Marion & Morganton, NC.  

For recreation you can access South Mountains Gamelands which is adjacent to the property. You can also drive to South Mountains State Park which is only 15 minutes away. Lake James State Park is 35 minutes away and offers great recreation potent entail as well as Linville Gorge which is 45-60 minutes away.

About the listing

We offer two connected 8x16' tiers with center posts for hanging a tarp or setting up tents. You can see in our photos how a tent would fit on the platforms, there is plenty of space and truly amazing views right from your tent door. The site features a fire pit and an outhouse. 

Some amenities offered at the site:

-Fire pit with grill attachment available 

-Pit toilet outhouse

-No water provided, please bring your own for drinking and cooking

-No cooking or kitchen supplies provided

Additional things to note

NOTE: Low clearance vehicles are not recommended, but 4 wheel drive is not necessary. The road up the mountain is terraced in places.

We do not offer wifi and cell reception is limited, depending on your carrier, so make sure to plan ahead. We do not offer potable water or kitchen supplies at this time.

Pets are allowed

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 14 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
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
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Steve a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Remote Mountain Camping Platform in North Carolina.


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Hipcamper Allen

Great spot

Allen M.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2022

We had a great time. The view is great. Very secluded in the trees

Hipcamper Kasey
Kasey W.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this site! I was a little nervous making the climb up the gravel road in our Mini Countryman, but we had plenty of ground clearance and the low traction light only came on once 😄

Our stay was cut short due to thunderstorms rolling in, but that did not stop us from making the most of our time there! The platform was perfect for our tent, and there were lots of nice trees for our hammocks. I’ve encountered my fair share of pit toilets, and this one is easily in my top 5. The view is even better than the photos, believe it or not. All in all, two enthusiastic thumbs up.

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Hipcamper Nelson

Peace quite and solitude

Nelson S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 20th, 2022

For a pit toilet, platform and two nights minimum this place is over priced. For peace, quite and solitude its the place to be. The site was very clean including the pit toilet! The platform is the only level spot for a tent so be prepared to set your tent up on a wooden deck.

I enjoyed my stay along with the peace and quite. The only negative is the price for what you get and sometimes it's worth it. Gather your friends and split the cost and enjoy a great get away

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Hipcamper Richard
Richard B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 24th, 2022

The site is not as private as advertised. There was traffic around the camp site all night. We also had a party near-by and they were walking around the area loud and playing on the dirt road behind the camp, That is advertised as private and you being the only ones there. Try another site if you would like a good experience!

Hipcamper Steve
Response from Steve , the Host, on May 8th, 2022

This jerk cut down several live trees on my property and his review is retaliation for being called out for it.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Tripp
Tripp C.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

Perfect spot, exactly as described. Beautiful sunset views, very quiet and peaceful. Great communication, would recommend to anyone looking to get off the beaten path.

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre B.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

The view that overlooked the camping site was phenomenal, the directions given where clear and concise. I would highly recommend this location to anyone.

Hipcamper Jennifer


Jennifer B.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2022

This spot is amazing! The privy was clean and the platforms made for a great camping spot. The views were amazing. The only negative was that it was absolutely freezing (in the teens!) but that is not a reflection on this spot.

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Hipcamper Kenny

Cozy, beautiful location

Kenny T.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2022

What a beautiful location! It was so quiet and the views are amazing. Took a nice hike as the map in the pictures suggested to check out the waterfalls and they were beautiful. It is a 2.5 mile walk to get there, and if you take the road back to the campsite it is 4.5 miles total. Worth the hike.

Remote Mountain Camping PlatformBeginning of the hike to the waterfallsIt was very hard to get a good photo of the waterfalls because of the distance and all the brush in the way. Here is one of them.Exploring the creek on the way back.  The waterfalls are just up ahead
Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron W.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2022

Awesome views and even got some snow while we were there. Highly recommend!

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