Catherine and Rick has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

The entire property is oriented toward private farmland views and surrounding mountains. It's really quite remarkable to be so accessible yet feel so remote.

NOTE:  Tent camping and small RV camping, at more remote sites, is available through our alternate listing, Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa Car Camp,  (offering 5 more campsites) at rates starting at $44/ night.

NOTE:

Read more...

The entire property is oriented toward private farmland views and surrounding mountains. It's really quite remarkable to be so accessible yet feel so remote.

NOTE:  Tent camping and small RV camping, at more remote sites, is available through our alternate listing, Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa Car Camp,  (offering 5 more campsites) at rates starting at $44/ night.

NOTE:  Groups of eight or more are required to rent a private porta potty.  Please add it to your booking through “extras” or arrange it with the host prior to arrival.  Should your group grow in size we can arrange a private john with notice and accept payment on the premises.  

Several campsite options exist for tent, car, van, motorcycle and RV camping. We are a 95 acre working farm raising the wooly Mangalitsa pig on a half mile of river that offers serenity in a pocket of wilderness 1 mile off of I40. The property is rolling pasture with forest stands, three streams as well as trails and farm roads for hikes leading to 360 vistas. Three horses, two adopted burros and six goats round out the charm.  Check in is BEFORE 5pm. Please contact hosts for exceptions.

NO CHECK-INS AFTER DARK

HOW TO FIGURE YOUR NIGHTLY RATE

The per night rate is for each vehicle and we charge for EVERY vehicle that is in your group. Rates are higher on holidays and weekends.

Each vehicle grants the admission of four campers. Extra persons beyond four (in one vehicle) are $7/person per night. 

If your group has two vehicles this grants you 8 guests.

Additional person fees apply when you exceed the number allotted per vehicle.  Select a $7 fee for each person for each night.  For example, 2 extra people for 3 nights is a total of $42.

EXAMPLE

Vehicle 1 for two nights (at $59/night) with 4 campers = $118

Vehicle 2 for two nights (at $59/night) with 5 campers $118 plus (one extra person staying two nights)  $7 plus $7 = $$132

Booking Total for this example = $250 

Checking in before 5pm is requested. Later times may be available with prior arrangement. Our farm is very dark and navigating at night is difficult. Please contact Catherine directly so you can be checked in safely and accommodate your schedule. NO CHECK-INS AFTER DARK.

Site 1 ROCKS is the main riverside campsite and is located just past the four-board horse pasture.  This area hosts our "Game of Thrones" firepit, flat grass areas, picnic table and options for shade and sun. Cooking outdoors is a snap with our dedicated fire-ring topped with a stainless steel grate. Charcoal works very well.  

This site is pictured in the background of the photo with three horses in the pasture. Gravel leads to this site and it accommodates RV's, cars, motorcycles and multiple tents.  Great for a large group.  Back in to the site~ we think a trailer of more than 30' may have a bit of difficulty, but it can be done.  Your call! Suited for several cars or two cars with trailers or two to three RV's.

Site 2 THE KNOLL is a flat raised site that overlooks Site 1 though you do not see the campers that are residing there unless standing at the very edge.  This is a favorite for RVs as the views of the area farms, the glow of the fire and the sounds of the river below make for a mesmerizing setting.  This is a flat knoll (that is high on the right side of the picture with the three horses)  that will require minimal leveling. Gravel leads to this site.  Suited for several cars or buses or cars with trailers or several motorhomes. Offers a firepit and picnic table.

Site 3 RAPIDS is riverside, opposite the horse pasture and four-board fence and envelops you in the sound of rushing water. Gentle grassy slopes lead to the water's edge while views across the river are of rugged forest and cattle. Build a fire and enjoy the eagles, turtles and cranes that grace the river. Sun & shade. Recently renovated using locally mined boulders, this site is now accessible by walking from your car down a stone path (15 yards)  to a pea gravel campsite with firepit and picnic table.

Site 4 SHOOTING RANGE is nestled in a grass pasture bordered by the Dawn Branch creek and the Pigeon river.  A large adjacent bamboo stand provides deep cool shade and the open air shooting range structure provides a covered deck and table surfaces to set up camp. This site is across the creek and gravel road from a few pig paddocks but we assure you there are very few animals in these pens; certainly not enough to create an unpleasant experience. Suited for several cars or cars with trailers under 20' or RV's under 20'. Firepit and picnic table.

We have a livestock guardian dog named Stetson on property that roams freely to ward off coyotes and other predators   He is a very large, sweet and friendly dog that we rescued two years ago. He will come say hello but shouldn’t be a nuisance to you. Please refrain from hugging him or grabbing his collar as he was abused in his early years.  He will happily redecorate your campsite should you leave your garbage out. (Smiling) Please don’t hesitate to contact us if he’s a nuisance.

YOUR DOG MUST BE ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES PLEASE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DOG'S WELFARE AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Check out our pictures and video clips on Instagram for more pictures of the various campsites. Our handle is ~  smokymtnriver_hipcamp

PORT-A-JOHN

If you want to have YOUR OWN PRIVATE Port-a-john we are happy to rent one for you.  If you have a group of 8 or more we REQUIRE that you rent one. We can usually work this out with a few days notice. Otherwise, we have two port-a-johns on site, each serving 3 to 6 sites. Select the Extra Port-a-John at check out.

GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE ARE REQUIRED TO RENT A PRIVATE PORTA POTTY 

LOCATION

We are 1 mile off of I 40, 17 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 min. to Maggie Valley, 10 min to the Elk at Cataloochee, 25 min to Cataloochee ski area, 10 min to Lake Junaluska and 15 min to downtown Waynesville. Asheville is 20 miles to our East.

PORK AND WATER

Fresh spring water is available through our private well. Mangalitsa meat available for purchase on the farm (Hip campers enjoy 10% discount on most items) and there is a charming yet well supplied farm store two miles away, Presnell's Market. We have a few convenience items to purchase also i.e. ice & charcoal.

GROUPS 

Groups are welcome with prior arrangements through host, Catherine.  Please do not hesitate to inquire how we might accommodate your reunion, party or conference.  We have the space to park multiple RV's and erect tents for gatherings.  Private chef services are available including BBQ's and roasts!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 65 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp

$7
Experience

Extra Person Fee Per Night

Each vehicle admits 4 campers. If your group has additional people, please se...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$15
Experience

Mangalitsa Mini Donkey Tour

The Mangalitsa has a long and storied past! So do we! It's a perfect match! ...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$20
Rental

Kayak Back to Drift Club

If you want to enjoy the Pigeon River using YOUR OWN kayak we will deliver yo...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$6

Firewood bundle

Firewood may be purchased here on the app or at the farm during your stay.

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$100
Rental

Private Port-a-John

Private potty for your group. Groups of 8 or more are required to rent a port...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$12
Rental

Dog

This is a one time fee per dog per stay. For example~ Booking for three nigh...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Both easy walking and hill walking are available on our farm offering lovely views, creeks and small forest stands. The Blue R...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is available at Queens Farm.

Paddling

Kayaking the Pigeon is a lovely way to spend the day. Drifting or fishing are the way to go. Pack a lunch and float back to D...Read more

Whitewater paddling

30 miles to our north in TN is wonderful whitewater rafting through several commercial ventures.

Biking
Fishing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp in North Carolina.

Hot spring

Hot springs are less than 20 miles to our NE in Hot Springs NC.

Farm

Very peaceful and quiet yet highly accessible to Interstate 40. 95 acre working farm raising the adorable wooly Mangalitsa pig.

Driveway

We have extensive gravel roads around the farm and are happy to discuss allowing a group of RVs to park on these roads for thei...Read more

Forest
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...

104 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper David

Already booked my visit in the fall

David M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Rapids)
May 17th, 2022

I cannot say enough about my week at Catherine and Rick's place. I needed some much needed down time and found it there. The hosts were great, the views amazing and I felt very welcome with run of the property. Stetson was an added bonus, what a sweetheart!
I took the tour and learned lots about the Mangalitsa's and Catherine and Rick's story. The "fuzzy pigs" are cute, and taste great too! Do yourself a favor and sample the products for sale.
As a fisherman I had access to abundant, amazing trout fishing within 30 minutes. However, staying at the Rapids Site I only had to walk a couple dozen steps to some great fishing. I caught 7 different species of fish including some beautiful wild brown trout and one monster bass.
I could go on forever about this place, but just let me say as an early adopter and frequent Hipcamper this place was hands down the best place I have stayed. do yourself a favor and visit Catherine and Rick. I'll be back for an extended stay again in the fall, already counting the days...

White .  Adirondack chairs up there are a great place to just relax Fog clearing in the morning from Rapids SiteStetson (vicious guard dog)  Nice Trout Right by Rapids Site
Hipcamper Jean-Pierre

Riverside relaxation (and sausage)

Jean Pierre L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Rocks)
May 5th, 2022

The site was UNBELIEVABLE! What a great relaxing place to spend a few days. Our hosts were friendly and accommodating, and the farm and the river are truly a renewing place to visit. I would not stay anywhere else when revisiting the area. Highly Recommended! P.S. Try some of the farm-raised sausage!

Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp
Hipcamper Catherine and Rick
Response from Catherine and Rick, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Y'all are wonderful to say so many nice things abour your stay! We love meeting great people and are so happy you chose to stay with us. Thank you and please come again soon!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Abby

A great weekend!

Abby K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Shooting)
May 2nd, 2022

I can’t say enough nice things! This was the most beautiful property and our site at the shooting range felt private and spacious! Catherine and Rick were so nice and helpful! When you’re there, walk the property! The views are so worth it! Thank you for a great weekend!

Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp
Hipcamper Jafet

Great! safe, clean, fantastic views

Jafet O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Rocks)
May 1st, 2022

Second time here, was great, clean and safe like always. Catherine and Rick are great host!

Hipcamper Susanne

Paradise!

Susanne S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Rapids)
April 24th, 2022

Catherine and Rick live in paradise and share it with us. I had the most amazing time at the Rapids camp site. The river, the views, the animals, the nature. It was breathtaking!! Definitely a battery recharger!! I booked the donkey/pig tour and learned a lot about the pigs, their origin, etc. The donkeys are sooo cute. Definitely worth it.
I will be back for sure!

Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampGet the s’mores readySmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp
Hipcamper Alain
Alain G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Knoll)
April 24th, 2022

We had a great family time staying at the farm even if the the weather was a little bit too cold and windy. This is a wonderful location next to the Pigeon River with a lot of hiking capability on the property. Catherine was a great host. Our grand kids enjoyed to watch the farm animals. This is very clean property. The views from the mountains are great. We strongly recommend this hipcamp place. Alain & Lucienne

Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp
Hipcamper Paul

Best camping ever!

Paul B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Rapids)
April 17th, 2022

This is truly an amazing camping location. Amazing views, clean, well kept, and well spaced out sites. The hosts are so nice and willing to help you. You will not be disappointed camping here!

This is the roughest part of the pigeon river if you float it. Make sure to go on the left POV coming down the river. (right in the picture)The sunfish are Giant in hereGreat Fishing in the pigeon river!
Rainbow troutGreat Fishing in the pigeon river!
Small mouth
Hipcamper Catherine and Rick
Response from Catherine and Rick, the Host, on April 21st, 2022

Love that you found us by fishing the Pigeon! How fun to have you and Tishelle join us for your camping trip and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here! Thank you for taking the time and effort to write a generous reveiw and purchase pork from our store. We appreciate your support and hope you will come back soon!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Matthew

Great spot for families!

Matthew S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Shooting)
April 10th, 2022

I love staying at this farm. This is the second week in a row I’ve been there and we will try and calm several more times this year.

Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River CampSmoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp
Hipcamper Ginny

Perfect restful spot!

Ginny C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Rocks)
April 4th, 2022

We had a beautiful grassy site yards away from the Pigeon river, with a fire pit, and table and chairs. Loved walking around the farm and seeing the animals (the pigs are adorable and Stetson the farm dog super sweet). Easy access to Hwy 40. Will stay again!

Property
Working Mangalitsa Farm
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$59/night
4 Sites

Lists including Smoky Mtn. Mangalitsa River Camp

1017 camps including Modern Mendocino Camping: Classic and The Sanctuary Treehouse
108 camps including Camp at Parksland Retreat and Canvas Bell Tent with Woodstove
47 camps including PRIMITIVE CAMPING ON LITTLE RIVER and Corkey's Critter Camp