Hipcamp host Matt S.
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Imagine having your own 100 acre mountain to camp on anyplace you like! Stay a day or two on the river, then move to the ridge for any entirely different experience! Hike, bike, kayak, tube, fish, observe wildlife, whatever it is that draws you to the forests, Destination Outdoors has it for you. The beautiful College town of Cullowhee, NC is local to Asheville, Nantahala Go


Imagine having your own 100 acre mountain to camp on anyplace you like! Stay a day or two on the river, then move to the ridge for any entirely different experience! Hike, bike, kayak, tube, fish, observe wildlife, whatever it is that draws you to the forests, Destination Outdoors has it for you. The beautiful College town of Cullowhee, NC is local to Asheville, Nantahala Gorge , Cherokee, Bryson City, The Blueridge Parkway, The Land of 150 Waterfalls, and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains await you!

Two wheel drive car camping is available in limited spots. River Front camping is drive too parking lot, and hike 2/10 level mile to sites. River Area sites are drive to and park. The sites are within 150' of parking area. Ridge top camping is only accessible by AWD vehicles or by a .5 mile hike. The sites are AWD Car or Truck camping like you've never experienced before!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Destination Outdoors! DO IT! in North Carolina.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Destination Outdoors! DO IT!

Places to see near Destination Outdoors! DO IT!

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Hipcamper Emilia
Emilia W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 18th, 2017

The property Matt and his son Cole have acquired has had an interesting past. Almost turned into a development in the past, Matt's goal is to keep the land as natural and pristine as it is now, with the amenities every camper would love to have in the great outdoors. His future plan is to set up 12 private yurts for people to enjoy. Roughly being about an hour West of Asheville located in Nantahala National Park, this location is destined to be a fantastic spot. For now, Matt is working on landscaping the area and is all set up for campers equipped with their own camping gear. Matt will be the first to tell you that 4WD is a necessity to get to some of the locations on his property as it gets pretty dicey; but there are accessible spots in case you are without. The property is close enough to Sylva for anything you might need, such as restaurants or grocery stores. Matt was a fantastic and friendly host that I enjoyed spending time with and learning about his plans for the property. I definitely recommend this property and can't wait to see how Matt's plans unfold!

I missed the fall leaves by one week, but it still was a clear and beautiful day to see the mountain range.At the lowest point of Matt's property is the Tuskegee River that you can tube and swim in during the summer! Cannot stress the awesome views enough!White cat tail grass located near the highest point (and near Cole's favorite spot)
Hipcamper Sonny
Sonny W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 21st, 2018

Wow!!!! Matt and his property were exactly what we were looking for. The property is full of trails and beautiful perfect spots to setup for a relaxing fun filled camping experience. Whether you want to be on top of the ridges or down by the river each area has its own unique beauty. We spent the weekend atop the highest ridge enjoying the views and seclusion that came with it. We will be making return trips to experience all the property has to offer. Matt was fantastic and very accommodating. If your looking for a private spot with amazing surroundings and a cool down to earth host this place can’t be beat!!! Thank you to Matt and Destination Outdoors! DO IT! for an amazing weekend of peace and quite that was truly needed. See you again soon!!!!

Beautiful sunsetDestination Outdoors! DO IT!Amazing views
Hipcamper Matt
Response from Matt, the Host, on May 22nd, 2018

Sonny, I am thrilled that you enjoyed what we have here. It was great having you and I can't wait to meet the kids :) See you soon!

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Hipcamper Bridget
Bridget T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2018

What a beautiful place to camp and play! Matt, our host, was the awesome sauce host with the most! He made us feel welcome and comfortable and happy and he's such a happy soul, it was great to meet him. He has done a lot of work on his land and it shows. Awesome camp sites in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Do it! You won't be disappointed!! THANK YOU to Matt! You rock! Your land rocks! Woot!!! :)

Hipcamper Eileen
Eileen S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 7th, 2019

Matt is a great host. He's responsive and was ready to greet us upon arrival. It was raining the first night we got there so he offered for us to spend that night in the yurt. It was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. There's plenty to do on the land: Hike or drive down and along the river and/or up and around the ridge top. The land is relaxing, magical, and both the yurt and ridge top offer great views. Definitely recommend checking it out.

Hipcamper Brien
Brien H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2019

This place couldn’t have been more fun. Matt and Cole are very friendly and accommodating people that help make this spot so great. We came to camp at the ridge spot which does truly require a 4x4... unless you bring your own Baja Beatle like we did! The river side is great and even has a good swimming hole but the views can’t be beat! We will be going back again.

Destination Outdoors! DO IT!Waking up to the fog rolling across the valleys each morning The river was a great spot. It was a hot weekend for us so this was the place to beNothing like a grown man that can tear up the trails on a 50cc!
Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2019

We could not have asked for a better camping experience. Matt and his son were SO friendly and helpful, and we had the most amazing time camping on the mountain. I highly recommend this beautiful place! : )

Hipcamper Jeff

Great visit

Jeff K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 22nd, 2020

Matt was awesome. Incredible shower and super clean and heated bathroom. Exactly what we needed in a hipcamp!

Hipcamper Heather

Best trip ever!

Heather P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 23rd, 2020

Matt is an incredible host. Destination Outdoors is beautiful and has different sites to choose from. We couldn't have asked for a better place to camp or a kinder host. It was clean and we felt comfortable asking for anything that we needed. We would stay again in a heartbeat.

Hipcamper Cary
Cary P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2020

Matt and his son Cole were extremely friendly and welcoming. Cole brought us coffee and donuts in the morning which was awesome as we had forgotten our instant coffee. We stayed at the further of the two river sites which felt secluded, but very safe. Will definitely be returning to this spot!

Destination Outdoors! DO IT!
North Carolina
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