Hipcamp host David K.
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Pitch your tent on one of many sites in the solitude of a cove hardwood forest right next to the Pisgah National Forest. Choose a Thoreau site (private and away) or group up together around the council fire ring. Go to sleep in the quiet of the forest, wake to a chorus of birdsong. Step out of your tent onto a trail of discovery to high mountain meadows and deep solemn fores


Pitch your tent on one of many sites in the solitude of a cove hardwood forest right next to the Pisgah National Forest. Choose a Thoreau site (private and away) or group up together around the council fire ring. Go to sleep in the quiet of the forest, wake to a chorus of birdsong. Step out of your tent onto a trail of discovery to high mountain meadows and deep solemn forests. Being here is being away from the noise and chatter. Conveniences are only a few hundred yards away at our small rustic lodge.

During the pandemic situation, we are trying to offer you a nature escape but within the guidelines we have been given and the facilities we have. We  appreciate your flexibility and patience. 

Bathrooms will be assigned on a first reservation basis. All bathrooms may be shared with others and we have posted cleaning protocols and provided cleaning materials in each bathroom. Next choice will be tent potty and a composting latrine. 

Also, we will be limiting numbers of campers in any given site and will try to space reservations as far apart as possible (our sites are already fairly far apart). 

***Please note the front door to the lodge goes to a restricted QUARANTINE AREA.

***Please note that our fee is a $30 PER TENT with up to two people per tent basis, regardless of how many tents are set up on a site. Larger tents must add $10/person over two persons. We have ONE site that can accommodate as many as 10 people at once with space for up to three (3) tents, and one other site that can accommodate up to 6 in two (3) tents. 

***Please note: If we are not here when you arrive, please take an information packet at the front door of the lodge and walk the campsites, familiarize yourself with water source, bathrooms and trails. Available sites will be indicated on a map in the packet. Please be patient, we will return as soon as it is possible for us. 

The WIFI is available to you on porches using the telephone number as access code. Our WIFI is very inconsistent, so be patient and try it another time if not working when you log on. 

Vehicles with good clearance and traction can park at two sites and near one other site. All other vehicles must park at the lodge. Two campsites are pack-in by foot only.

We hope this clarifies some of you may have had in the past due to the very limited information space allowed by the Hipcamp site. 

Thank you for considering us!

Campsite area
Bring your own
7 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send david a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

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Firewood bundle

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


A nice paved loop (about 10-15 miles) begins at our driveway, as well as many gravel roads (for mountain bikes). Bikes may not ...Read more


Many stocked trout streams nearby.


Exceptional hiking on the Appalachian Trail and many other trails.

Horseback riding

Many trails in the area.


Douglas Lake (TVA system) is about 1 hour drive as well as many other lakes in the area.

Snow sports

Snowshoeing in winter when conditions allow.

Whitewater paddling

MANY streams. Nearest are the Pidgeon River and French Broad Rivers. Outfitters available.

Wildlife watching

Wild turkey, barred owl, whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, elk, and black bear reside in the area. This is also an EXCELLENT birdi...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Greenheart Forest in North Carolina.


We are 4000ft. elevation in Pisgah National Forest, 20 minute walk from the Appalachian Trail and 45 minute walk from Max Patch...Read more

Hot spring

The town of Hot Springs NC is a 30 minute drive, with geothermal springs pumped fresh into hot tubs.

Swimming hole

There is a pond at Nearby Max Patch, and dipping spots in nearby streams.


There is a twin waterfall (not large, but about 40 foot drop) in nearby (10 minute drive or 2 hour hike) Harmon Den Wildlife pr...Read more


Driveway is gravel and has two short steeper parts. Just get a little momentum, and "drive like you mean it" !


The vibe at Greenheart Forest

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Hipcamper Terah
Terah B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2017

Our stay at Greenheart Forest was one of the best camping trips I can remember. David and his wife were incredible host and the property is absolutely beautiful. The tent site was surrounded by a canopy of thick green foliage right on the edge of the Pisgah National Forest. David helped us get our gear up to the site and has permanent tents set up if you don't feel like setting your own up. There are many beautiful huge trees to hang a hammock and the sites are well stocked with firewood for the cool nights. My kids enjoyed exploring the area during the day. The Appalachian Trail is a short 15 min walk and Max Patch Bald is a 45 min hike from the site and boast 360 degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will definitely be staying at Greenheart Forest again! One of the best camping experiences I've ever had!

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

David was a very gracious host. He and his family are very sweet and made me feel very welcomed at their property. They let my friend and I use the showers and bathroom up at their lodge. And the lodge itself is a work of art! Truly a luxurious place. The camp site is right next to Max Patch, too. The trail is accessible from the campsite and has some fantastic views of the mountains.

Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 9th, 2017

We had the most wonderful weekend at Greenheart Forest. David welcomed us into his home upon arrival and was very friendly and open. He gave us a tour of the grounds and invited us to come to the lodge any time- the door was always open. Though we brought our own tents, the permanent tent set up in the middle grounds was like a palace and fit all four of us comfortably with room for four more. David had even laid down a giant square of carpeting to make it more comfortable. Firewood stacks were located at each campsite for us to use, and we made fires every morning and evening to cook breakfast and dinner. There was a short steep hike between the lodge and the campsite, but we were able to drive our Xterra and park about 200 yards from the tent. One evening after dinner, we went down to the lodge to use the facilities but ended up staying for almost an hour for gluten free cake and 'nice-cream' to celebrate another guest's birthday. David and Jeanette were always incredibly friendly and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the little slice of heaven that is Greenheart Forest and definitely want to return.

So many great trees around the fire pit for hammocking at the end of a day of hiking.The palace for the weekend! The tent was large enough to fit 6-8 people, had an antechamber for our boots, and carpeting inside for even more comfort.Nothing like bacon cooked over an open fire! The fire pit and provided grill rack were perfect for cooking our meals in the cast iron.Can't beat waking up to a view like that.
Hipcamper Dash
Dash W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 4th, 2018

Beautiful wooded sites that’s attached to the national forest. The owner David has done an amazing job and the site we stayed at had picnic tables and benches next to the fire place, a zen garden and a hiking trail that led to the Appalachian trail were we met a bunch of hikers . So epic

Hipcamper Andy
Andy B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2018

Did not have 4-wheel drive, but was able to make it up the hill to our campsite the first night. Saw a set of eyes in the woods after 10pm the first night. Girlfriend and I were a little concerned for our safety, so I called David, the host (there is AT&T coverage, but no Verizon). He made the 5-minute walk up the hill with Luna, his dog, to check on us. He offered to let us stay in the cabin for the night, which really settled our nerves and made for a good night’s sleep. It rained the next two nights, so the trail up to the campsite became very slippery and I was unable to get the truck back up there to load our gear. He offered to drive up his 4x4 and bring us and the gear back down. We graciously accepted! There is a clean bathroom and shower in the host’s cabin and there is a beautiful view at the summit on the Max Patch section of the Appalachian Trail, which is about a two hour roundtrip hike from the campsite. Hot Springs, NC is about a 30-minute drive from the campsite, which has a few bars and restaurants, a grocery store, camping supplies, fishing, and whitewater rafting/kayaking. I highly recommend the campsite and the friendly host. My girlfriend and I even got engaged at the summit during our hike!

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Hipcamper david
Response from david, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

Congratulations on your engagement!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Bucky
Bucky B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2018

We were welcomed by David (and his dog Luna) upon our arrival, and he gave us a quick tour of the facilities before escorting us to our campsite options. We selected a private site nestled in the trees with reasonable access to the lodge. The access from our campsite to trails, the AT, and Max Patch were phenomenal. David provided a hiking map and firewood during our stay. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Sandy
Sandy B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2017

A lovely, friendly place! Our GPS brought us the back way on a long, winding gravel route which was quite an adventure, but tiring. Pulling up the drive to the Lodge was a pleasing relief. The Lodge area is beautiful and peaceful. There was a short, uphill hike to our campsite that was daunting with all our (overpacked) gear, but our host graciously trucked our supplies up the tract to our site. The location is accessible to the AT for hikers. We had a short hike up the Trail to Max Patch for excellent viewing of the eclipse! Our site was large with a firepit and a cask of water was provided. A compost toilet was near, or we could hike down to the lodge for toilet and shower. Our dogs had a great time and we can highly recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Riley
Riley M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 25th, 2017

Greenheart Forest was a remote, beautiful camping location with stellar hiking trails and a really gracious host. I look forward to staying there again!

Hipcamper Gage
Gage S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 26th, 2017

We had an awesome stay here! David made everything extremely easy for us! The campsites he has are in such a perfect location to get to Max Patch. We will be back soon!


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