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 forests.

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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 forests. Being here is being away from the noise and chatter. Conveniences are only a few hundred yards away at our small rustic lodge.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, pump or well, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet, pit toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
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: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking

    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

    Fishing

    Many stocked trout streams nearby.

    Hiking

    Exceptional hiking on the Appalachian Trail and many other trails.

    Horseback riding

    Many trails in the area.

    Paddling

    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

    Swimming

    Terrain

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

    Forest

    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.

    Waterfall

    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

    Places to see near Greenheart Place

    Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
    Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
    25 miles way Explore
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    32 miles way Explore
    Pisgah National Forest
    Pisgah National Forest
    35 miles way Explore
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    36 miles way Explore
    Mount Mitchell State Park
    Mount Mitchell State Park
    37 miles way Explore
    Panther Creek State Park
    Panther Creek State Park
    38 miles way Explore
    Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
    Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
    45 miles way Explore
    Nantahala National Forest
    Nantahala National Forest
    52 miles way Explore
    Roan Mountain State Park
    Roan Mountain State Park
    53 miles way Explore
    Table Rock State Park MO
    Table Rock State Park MO
    54 miles way Explore
    Table Rock State Park
    Table Rock State Park
    55 miles way Explore
    Warriors’ Path State Park
    Warriors’ Path State Park
    55 miles way Explore
    Devils Fork State Park
    Devils Fork State Park
    58 miles way Explore
    Lake James State Park
    Lake James State Park
    58 miles way Explore
    Keowee-Toxaway State Park
    Keowee-Toxaway State Park
    59 miles way Explore
    Big Ridge State Park
    Big Ridge State Park
    60 miles way Explore
    Natural Tunnel State Park
    Natural Tunnel State Park
    63 miles way Explore
    Oconee State Park
    Oconee State Park
    64 miles way Explore
    Wilderness Road State Park
    Wilderness Road State Park
    66 miles way Explore
    Black Rock Mountain State Park
    Black Rock Mountain State Park
    66 miles way Explore
    Paris Mountain State Park
    Paris Mountain State Park
    67 miles way Explore
    Grandfather Mountain State Park
    Grandfather Mountain State Park
    67 miles way Explore
    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    68 miles way Explore
    Cherokee National Forest
    Cherokee National Forest
    70 miles way Explore
    Norris Dam State Park
    Norris Dam State Park
    71 miles way Explore
    South Mountains State Park
    South Mountains State Park
    72 miles way Explore
    Moccasin Creek State Park
    Moccasin Creek State Park
    74 miles way Explore
    Elk Knob State Park
    Elk Knob State Park
    79 miles way Explore
    Cove Lake State Park
    Cove Lake State Park
    79 miles way Explore
    Indian Mountain State Park
    Indian Mountain State Park
    86 miles way Explore
    Croft State Park
    Croft State Park
    87 miles way Explore
    Frozen Head State Park
    Frozen Head State Park
    88 miles way Explore
    Lake Hartwell State Park
    Lake Hartwell State Park
    89 miles way Explore
    Smithgall Woods State Park
    Smithgall Woods State Park
    89 miles way Explore
    Tugaloo State Park
    Tugaloo State Park
    89 miles way Explore
    Vogel State Park
    Vogel State Park
    89 miles way Explore
    Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
    Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
    92 miles way Explore
    Sadlers Creek State Park
    Sadlers Creek State Park
    94 miles way Explore
    Obed Wild & Scenic River
    Obed Wild & Scenic River
    94 miles way Explore
    Kings Mountain State Park
    Kings Mountain State Park
    95 miles way Explore
    Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
    Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
    98 miles way Explore
    Carr Creek State Park
    Carr Creek State Park
    99 miles way Explore
    Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
    Overmountain Victory National Historic T...
    99 miles way Explore
    Grayson Highlands State Park
    Grayson Highlands State Park
    99 miles way Explore

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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!

    Greenheart Forest There are lots of great areas to hang multiple hammocks!Finally reached Little Max Patch Bald where we would watch the Solar Eclipse. The whole hike took around 20-30 min. It was a beautiful walk!Greenheart Forest
    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 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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    Response from david, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

    Congratulations on your engagement!

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    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!

    Hipcamper Alexa
    Alexa H.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    March 12th, 2018

    Greenheart Forest is a beautiful property with access to the lodge, which is very helpful. Inclement weather can make for a difficult experience, as the high altitude makes it super cold. Hot Springs town is 35 minutes away which is great for a day of indoor activities if needed. You don’t need 4WD to get up to the property. Hosts are warm as is Luna their dog!

    Property
    Greenheart Place
    State
    North Carolina
    $30/night
    5 Sites