The best camping near Elk Knob State Park

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Blue Bear Mountain Camp

46 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents150 acres · Boone, NC
Blue Bear Mountain Camp offers year-round camping experiences for every type of outdoor enthusiast. Car-accessible tent and RV sites in a natural setting. Hike-in sites for those looking for a little more adventure and privacy. Stargazer Domes and Cabin rentals for guests wanting a rustic, mountain getaway while staying in comfort. Located just 8 miles north of Boone, NC on over 150 acres of pristine mountain land, miles of hiking trails, a trout pond, and spacious low-density sites allow the guest to get away from it all in a rustic, remote setting. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At 4,000 feet elevation, come enjoy cool mountain breezes and mild temperatures. Blue Bear Mountain is a scenic location for large events such as weddings, corporate events, and family reunions. Come Get away from it all at Blue Bear Mountain! Blue Bear Mountain offers spacious, Low-Density RV camping, spacious, private, rustic car-accessible tent camping, and spacious, private remote tent camping. Blue Bear Mountain also offers luxury Stargazer Domes and Cabin rentals to provide you with more choices of how to experience your mountain getaway. In a beautiful mountain setting with incredible views, the Stargazer Domes are a great way to enjoy the camping experience without really roughing it. Great for a romantic getaway or bringing the family. Furnished with a queen size bed, complete with high-quality linens, a bistro table, and chairs, you will stay in complete comfort. Conveniently located near the bathhouse with private bathrooms, a Laundry room, and a dishwashing station. You can drive right up to the handcrafted stargazer dome. Relax and take in the views while sitting around your stone fire ring. A park grill, picnic table, and free bundle of firewood are also provided to complete your glamping getaway.
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Dark Ridge Hide Out (Adults Only)

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Elk Park, NC
"Adults only" doesn't mean anything other than just "no children", so as to preserve the natural peace and quiet, and assurance that there won't be loud and unruly children on the property. Inquiries and booking requests received after 9: pm may not be answered until the next morning. Dark Ridge Hide Out, is a 20 acre parcel in the Blue Ridge Mountain's on the back side of the Beech Mt Ski Resort in a secluded quiet and safe community with less than a dozen homes in a one mile radius. Away from light and sound pollution. Except for an occasional passing vehicle "and often none at all from 10pm to 6am" all you will hear is the sound of the creek which runs through the lower section by the RV sites, cricket's and frogs at the nearby fish pond and only the light from the moon and star's in the clear mountain sky and fire flies. It is my home place with a tobacco barn and a big combination cattle/tobacco barn built almost entirely just by my Mom and Dad in early 1940"s. My parents and grand parents lived off of the land here and raised cash crops like cabbage, corn and tobacco, we also raised sugar cane and made molasses, we had free range chickens, as many as 50 honey bee hives and over 50 head of cattle, two or three hog's and of course a horse. There was four main fields; two for cow pasture, one meadow to grow hay "now Christmas trees" and the main one on my part where all crops were grown is where the camp sites are. I grew up helping with the crops and other farm chores, one was to go to the pasture and bring the milk cows in and do the milking every day before and after school, feed the hogs and chickens, gather the egg's, let the chickens out in the morning and close the chicken house in the evening to protect them from critters like opossums, raccoons and wildcats. This is where I grew up, my dad grew up and, near where my mother and both of my grandparents grew up. My house was built in 1905 the same year my dad was born. The campsites are on my 20 acre section section of the original 82 acres with the house and barns, the remainder went to my brother but now is out of the family. The section of Elk River with the Compression Falls "45 ft high" and Twisting Falls which is part of Pisgah National Forest is less than two miles from here, and an old logging road going around the mountain above the river for about three miles to another Falls "Elk River Falls, 65 ft high" is a great place to hike or mountain bike. You will be free to explore and hike any part of my property except the house and out building's. The pond's are full of Trout and Blue Gill fish that are like pet's they love little pieces of bread. You can feed the fish but no fishing.
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Loafers Joy Meadow

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Zionville, NC
Our site was once part of a much larger farm growing tobacco and raising cattle and other farm animals.  The existing tobacco barn was built in the early 1960's.  The concrete pad used for RV camping was used to store silage for the cows.  The non-potable water source is a mountain spring that has been used on the farm since the 1930's.  While many tobacco barns in the area have been torn down for their rusted tin roofing and rustic siding, we have worked to restore the barn and preserve its history. 
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Waterdog Campground

24 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Crumpler, NC
Spend the night under the stars… On our quaint 12 acre river bottom tucked away behind the mountains. The campsite is on the edge of the New River, overlooking its clear waters and abundance of wildlife. Listen to the sounds of nature as you fish right off the bank. Enjoy tubing/kayaking/canoeing 5 miles to Zaloo’s or 4 miles to New River Outfitters or take a 1 mile “kid’s trip” from a secluded access to J E Gentry bridge. Our family-friendly site is an economical way to have fun and get in touch with nature. And yes! we are dog-friendly as well! We also run a working Flower Farm! We are in need of volunteers, work in exchange for a camping spot! Message us for more info Please note that cell service is very limited and WiFi is not provided. Prolonged rainy conditions in the river bottom may get muddy, so please be prepared for your stay!
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Twin Oaks Mountain Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Boone, NC
Bernie and Sondra moved to Boone from the hot flatlands of the Eastern NC in 1973. They fell in love with the beauty of the mountains, the temperate weather, the friendly people and the charm of what was then a small University town. Quickly, they decided they'd never leave and purchased this property soon after. They built the house and ponds over the next few years and have loved sharing the natural serenity of their homeplace with friends, family and neighbors ever since.  Learn more about this land:Enjoy a peaceful getaway on our 10-acre property situated in a quiet rural neighborhood. Our home and land are beautifully nestled at the base of two mountains and surrounded by gracefully swaying tall trees. Pitch your tents by one of our two ponds stocked with bass and brim. Guests are welcome to fish! (Please bring your own rods and bait)Designated fire rings, a picnic table, a tree swing, and canoes are available for use. A small trickling stream flows through the woods which is fun for children to explore. Toilet, shower, and potable water are within short walking distance inside the Twin Oaks shop building.Our Twin Oaks property is conveniently located within 10 minutes by car to prime spots for hiking, biking, tubing/kayaking. Other adventures including shopping, dining, local breweries, and live music can be found in nearby Boone or Blowing Rock. - 3 miles to Elk Knob State Park - 5 miles to Todd and the New River for tubing and canoeing. - 7 miles to Boone - 15 miles to Blowing Rock 
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Black Sheep Creek

2 sites · RVs3 acres · Fleetwood, NC
Welcome to our tranquil retreat nestled in a peaceful holler, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the creek. Our RV/camper spot offers both 50 amp and 20 amp hookups, as well as access to well water for your convenience. While we don't have a black tank hookup, a portable black tank is provided for easy disposal before departure. Please note that access to our property involves mountain roads, particularly in winter when ice and snow can be present. We recommend vehicles equipped with 4x4 capability to navigate safely. Additionally, while we can accommodate RVs/campers up to 40ft, we advise that towables/rv do not exceed 35ft to navigate the tighter turns with ease. Escape the hustle and bustle and unwind in the serenity of nature at our creek-front property, where peace and quiet await you.
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joyville, camping site on elk creek

8 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Deep Gap, NC
Learn more about this land: camping sites on elk creek or smaller creek that feeds elk creek. trout fishing on stocked stream. mountain biking, hiking. 20 min. to Boone. n.c. Hiking trails can be fairly easy or as steep as your goat would like. there are dirt bike trails near by that can be ridden from camp site. come pan for gold in elk creek. Nice swimming hole at site, motorcycle campers welcome.
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Blue Ridge Ranch

21 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents440 acres · Ferguson, NC
Blue Ridge Ranch, established in December of 2020, is located on 440 acres nestled between two mountain ridges in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property features an established pasture, mountain ridges, barns, and a homestead. In addition, the ranch is home to five ponds (some stocked and one trophy), more than a mile of trout streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails. Together, they provide the perfect foundation for the establishment of farming, livestock, camping, and community events. All profits of Blue Ridge Ranch go to Hope for His Children, Inc., a 501(c)(3) that conducts youth camps at the ranch. Tours of the ranch are available for $10/person (to offset fuel expense) and includes interaction with some farm animals. We pride ourselves in doing everything possible to help our guests have a great experience. We offer coffee during morning hours in our farm store! We are sorry, but we are not able to allow guests to bring ATV's and motorcycles to operate on the property. There are many acres of hay that we must protect and our agritourism insurer does not allow guests to operate ATV's and motorcycles on property.
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Scenic Waterfront RV Camping

1 site · RV1 acre · Fleetwood, NC
Enjoy peace and scenic views in this tranquil uncovered river-front RV spot just steps away from the New River. Complete with a 50-amp circuit, water, and sewage hookup, this is the convenience you're looking for! High-speed Internet is also available. Located less than 15 minutes from the small charming mountain town of West Jefferson, there is much to discover. Check out Ashe County Cheese Shop for a unique experience, local brews at New River Brewing and Boondocks Brewing, or snag some caffeine at Bohemia Coffee House or Hole Lotta Doughnuts. For local souvenirs and outdoor gear, we recommend visiting Mountain Outfitters or one of the many local boutique stores! There is also a grocery store and Walmart to pick up essentials and plenty of gas stations to fuel up. Alternatively, venture to historic Boone, home of Appalachian State University, just 20 minutes away or the picturesque town of Blowing Rock only 30 minutes away!
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Hidden River Experience

6 sites · Tents250 acres · West Jefferson, NC
Welcome to the secluded campsite nestled on the banks of the New River! This primitive haven offers a tranquil retreat, allowing you to disconnect from the modern world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Surrounded by untouched wilderness, this campsite provides the perfect escape for outdoor enthusiasts. As you settle into this serene paradise, you'll find yourself captivated by the abundance of activities available. Begin your day with a peaceful morning of fishing, casting your line into the pristine waters of the New River in pursuit of the perfect catch. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, this river teems with various species, promising an exciting and rewarding experience. Embark on scenic hikes that lead you through dense forests, revealing stunning vistas and hidden waterfalls. The well-marked trails cater to all skill levels, ensuring everyone can partake in the joys of exploration. You'll have ample opportunities to capture breathtaking photos and make lasting memories along the way. For the more adventurous, hop on a bike and pedal along the winding paths that meander through the wilderness. Feel the rush of wind against your face as you navigate the undulating terrain, taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you. With each turn, new discoveries await, making every bike ride an exhilarating adventure. To fully immerse yourself in the river's splendor, embark on a kayaking journey. Glide along the gentle currents, as the river guides you through stunning landscapes and quiet coves. The New River's calm waters provide an ideal setting for both beginners and experienced paddlers alike. As you explore this campsite's pristine environment, keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that calls this area home. From graceful deer grazing in the distance to vibrant birds soaring overhead, nature enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures up close. Safety is of utmost importance in this secluded sanctuary. The campsite is well-maintained and offers designated areas for camping, ensuring a comfortable and secure experience. Whether you're setting up your tent or gathering around a crackling campfire, you can rest assured knowing that you are surrounded by a tranquil and safe environment. Prepare to unwind, reconnect with nature, and embrace the simple pleasures of outdoor life at this primitive, secluded campsite on the New River. It's a haven for fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, and wildlife enthusiasts, providing an unforgettable retreat into the heart of nature.
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A Frame Cabin in East Tennessee

1 site · Lodging24 acres · Butler, TN
Adorable A-Frame cabin in Butler, TN. Cabin has wifi, tv, twin bunk bed on top and Queen bed underneath. Mini fridge and microwave. Cute front porch and perfect for overnight stays or a mini weekend away. Bath house has his/her toilets and his/her showers down a quick trail. Lots of trails, bring your horses, dirt bikes or ATVs. 30 minutes from Boone, 30 minutes from Beech Mountain, Roan Mountain, 10 minutes to Lake Watauga. Enjoy the mountains of East Tennessee and GET OUTSIDE!!
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Tri Mountain View

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents27 acres · Shady Valley, TN
Tri Mountain View Campground is located in the Northeast corner of Tennessee in the town of Shady Valley. With an elevation of 2,800 feet, Shady Valley is the second highest town in Tennessee. It is just 26 miles from the Bristol Raceway and the Bristol Caverns. It is just a 15 minute drive to Backbone rock and a short drive to the Appalachian Trail. The property was a Dairy Farm and went out of business in the late 90’s and since then there has been over 3,000 trees planted. Some of these trees include the rare Butternut and Hazelnut, but mostly White Pine, Walnut and Oaks. The property has approximately 1,000 feet of fishing on Beaver dam creek, so we recommend bringing waders. There is also a shower house, washer and dryer. https://trimountainview.com/ trimountainview.com
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The best camping near Elk Knob State Park guide

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About

Elk Knob State Park invites adventurers to immerse themselves in a world of natural beauty and outdoor activities. With its challenging trails, visitors can ascend to breathtaking views, while the diverse flora and fauna offer a serene backdrop for nature photography and bird watching. Although camping is not directly mentioned, the park's day-use areas provide perfect spots for picnics and family gatherings, ensuring a memorable experience for every visitor.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Elk Knob State Park is during the summer and fall months when the weather is mild and the park's full splendor is on display. Winter can be harsh, with heavy snowfall often limiting access to trails and facilities. Plan your visit between June and October for the best experience.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit, as conditions can change rapidly at higher elevations.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking, as trails can be rocky and steep.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks, especially if you're planning a full day of exploration.
  • Respect wildlife habitats by keeping a safe distance and not feeding the animals.
  • Stay informed about park hours, which typically range from 8:30am to 5pm, to maximize your time amid nature.

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