Hipcamp host Curtis C.
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 I have two full hook up RV Sites at the Dark Ridge Hide Out, the one currently featured has my coach on it for reference, the other is in the corner past the Montana fifth wheel. Photos will be updated soon. It is part of 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 ho


 I have two full hook up RV Sites at the Dark Ridge Hide Out, the one currently featured has my coach on it for reference, the other is in the corner past the Montana fifth wheel. Photos will be updated soon. It is part of 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 by the site, 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 cattle/tobacco barn  where I grew up and my parent's made their living farming. 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.

Inquire! if you are interested in a full hook up month to month.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Curtis a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Elk River TN&NC, Watauga Lake TN, Watauga River NC&TN and Buckeye Lake NC all are within 7 miles.


There is a little known old logging road which is a good place to hike, it runs along the mountain above Elk River for about th...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Dark Ridge Hide Out/RV Full Hook Up in North Carolina.


Linville Caverns is about a 40 minute drive from here.


Watauga Lake, or Lake Watauga as it is sometimes called, is 16.3 miles long and covers 6,430 acres (10.05 square miles). Its ma...Read more

River, stream, or creek

A creek runs through through the property and by the site. I have two fish ponds just across the creek with Trout, Bluegill, ca...Read more

Swimming hole

There are two recreation areas withing swimming on Watauga Lake, within a 30 minute drive. There is a swimming hole on Elk Rive...Read more


There is three very popular waterfalls on Elk River, the Compression "45 ft" and Twisting Falls are just over 2 miles away and ...Read more


My property is 20 acres and available to hike & explore.


My property is 20 acres and available to hike & explore.


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Hipcamper Don

Our stay wasn't long enough!

Don F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 27th, 2019

We stayed only one night which wasn't enough to fully soak up the relaxed vibe at Curtis's Dark Ridge Hide Out. We had a nicely-prepared, full hook-up site with water and 50amp electric located next to a creek. New picnic table, new fire pit. Plenty of wood stacked around the campground. Curtis is friendly and attentive. He grew up in the 1905 farm house that overlooks the 20-acre property and is happy to take the time to tell you about the area and give you driving directions. A word of caution: the hike to Compression and Twister Falls is extremely steep and is better described as a climb. The trail from the parking area (2 miles from the camp site) to the falls is unmaintained and straight down with loose rocks. This is not a walk in the woods. It is a 500-foot vertical descent. Proper footwear is a must -- no flip flops. Bring water and expect at least 90 minutes round trip.

Feeding fish in the pond.Creek running along the campsite.
Hipcamper Alix
Alix B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 3rd, 2018

Our weekend at Dark Ridge Campout was excellent. The site was beautiful, and the host was amazing. Curtis was super helpful. He provided tools and wood logs for us to chop our own wood, he brought full water jugs directly to our tents (since the water hook up didn’t come all the way up) and gave us directions to go check out some waterfalls (GO CHECK THEM OUT IF YOU HET A CHANCE!!).
Will try to come back for sure!

Compression falls - ask Curtis how to get there!Our siteMorning view from our tentCompression Falls - just down the road from the site
Hipcamper Michael

Tranquil shady streamside retreat

Michael S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 29th, 2019

Tranquil setting, friendly host, good advice from host on area attractions, starry sky and fireflies make a picturesque bedtime show.

View looking up the streamView over the stream from site #2
Hipcamper Vanisha

Highly recommend!

Vanisha M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 7th, 2019

The Dark Ridge Hide Out has so much to offer!!! Visually, you will be more than pleased. Curtis’ location puts you a couple miles from 2 amazing waterfalls, & then you are just a short drive away from downtown Boone. Best of both worlds. & if that wasn’t enough you have the comfort of an amazing host, who goes above & beyond effortlessly.

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Hipcamper Pamela
Pamela R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 21st, 2019

Our host, Curtis, was helpful and attentive. The view from our site was gorgeous and listening to the flowing, spring fed creek was music to our ears. Our dogs loved being off leash with plenty of room to explore. When we come back to this area, we’ll be sure to hook up here!

Hipcamper Brian

Great host for hidden site

Brian P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 23rd, 2019

Curtis is a fantastic host and the site is great. The property is very well maintained and setup was perfect. There are tables and fire pits and grills. The WiFi was solid and unexpected. Curtis gave us great directions to the waterfalls which are NOT EASY. The Compression Falls are well worth it but the last quarter mile is a very difficult hike down and back up again. Curtis even offered to run into town for anything we might have forgot :) . I would stay here again for sure.

If you have a GARMIN, it lies about how to get there and will take you on terrible roads. Ask for clear directions, there is an easier way to get to the site. We had a very difficult drive there but following Curtis's advice the trip back was much easier. Roads are VERY narrow either way.

Hipcamper Bob

Fantastic host and property

Bob S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 5th, 2019

Loved the area. Pretty steam, fish ponds and field. Great host! A bit tricky driving our RV there but we did it and it was an adventure.

Peaceful and serene creek and ponds. Loved Curtis. Great host!Nice field to let my dog run in. He loved it.
Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 17th, 2019

We absolutely loved our stay! Beautiful, peaceful and close to so many amazing natural attractions. Mr. Curtis was a joy to talk with and we loved hearing his stories of the history of the area. Feeding his pet trout in the pond was also a highlight. I totally recommend camping at Dark Ridge. We will definitely return when we can stay longer!

Hipcamper Brad
Brad M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 22nd, 2019

Well maintained, friendly place to stay near Beach Mt. I would go back if I had a weekend of biking or skiing planned for the area.

Dark Ridge Hide Out
North Carolina
United States
2 Sites

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