Hipcamp host Mike H.
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We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit at the fire pit while listening to the birds as the sky turns pink & purple over the Smoky Mountains. We purposely tucked the campsite high up against the mountain to achieve complete solidarity. Evenings w/the stars are simply magical! Come & cliff jump at our secret swimming hole, rope swing and cliff jump off the isla

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We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit at the fire pit while listening to the birds as the sky turns pink & purple over the Smoky Mountains. We purposely tucked the campsite high up against the mountain to achieve complete solidarity. Evenings w/the stars are simply magical! Come & cliff jump at our secret swimming hole, rope swing and cliff jump off the islands in the lake, hike the Appalachian trail, whitewater raft the Nantahala River, then rest in peace at the campsite.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Moderate walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Mike a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at "David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform in North Carolina.

Driveway

To put the campsite in a location to capture the perfect view meant that our gravel driveway became incredibly steep! If you DO...Read more

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Swimming hole
Waterfall

The vibe at "David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform

Places to see near In the family since the 1800's

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Hipcamper Andrew

Beauty high on the mountain

Andrew K.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2020

Mike’s campsite was great; private and beautiful! The tent platform is large enough for a 6 person tent. One item worth mentioning; the hike up to the tent platform is steep (as was mentioned in the listing!) so don’t plan on bringing anything heavy such as a hard cooler up to the campsite. We absolutely plan on returning here again and would recommend this to anyone!

"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
Hipcamper Mike
Response from Mike, the Host, on June 15th, 2020

We love to share our #NantahalaVacations properties with like minded outdoor enthusiasts looking to disconnect from cell service, social media, and email for a true vacation. Being able to relax while watching the sunrise over the Smokey Mountains, or going hiking on the Bartram and Appalachian Trails, white water rafting the Nantahala River, jet skiing on the Nantahala Lake, fly fishing the Nantahala River, and then returning to a nice grilled dinner and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, gazing at the beauty of a stary night sky...these are the kind of things we and our guests enjoy. But, it's hard to do all of that in just one stay, so we're looking forward to hosting you again....soon!

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Hipcamper Forrest

Fantastic!!

Forrest P.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2020

Amazing stay!! The most friendly host I have ever met. Amazing views, and amazing people, would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Mike
Response from Mike, the Host, on June 15th, 2020

We'd love to have you back as soon as you can! Each season of the year offers different experiences. We hope you return to enjoy them all. If you have any #InstagramWorthy photos of your trip you're willing to share, we invite you to tag us @NantahalaVacations or #NanatahalaVacations. Or if you prefer Facebook, follow us and share your experience in the mountains from this past weekend.

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Hipcamper Lucia W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 19th, 2020
Property
In the family since the 1800's
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$49/night
1 Site

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