Hipcamp host Joanne G.
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Just 20 minutes from Raleigh, NC sits a beautiful 60 acre farm full of southern sophistication and country charm! Two large, beautiful, well-stocked ponds (13 acres) grace the property and are brimming with egrets, heron and geese. Bring your jon boat or fish from the water's edge or dock. Three kayaks, a pedal boat and a jon boat are available to rent by the hour. Please no

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Just 20 minutes from Raleigh, NC sits a beautiful 60 acre farm full of southern sophistication and country charm! Two large, beautiful, well-stocked ponds (13 acres) grace the property and are brimming with egrets, heron and geese. Bring your jon boat or fish from the water's edge or dock. Three kayaks, a pedal boat and a jon boat are available to rent by the hour. Please note, life jackets are required on all Bell Lakes Estate rented watercraft. We have limited sizes available to rent, so we recommend bringing your own.

NEED A SITE WITH ELECTRICAL & WATER HOOKUP for an RV, camper, trailer, etc? Please book from our other listing: Bell Lakes Estate-RV/Motorhome Site.CAMPING: Multiple campsites are available for tented camping. All campsites are along the shoreline and have boat access. Porta John available for guests to use. Washroom with portable toilet plus deep sink with spray hose and potable water is located at the lower level of the main house, across the pond from the campsites. (Property owner's home and vacation rental are on site, across the pond from the tent campsites.) FREE FIREWOOD is available, but may need to be split to burn more efficiently.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Pedal boat, single and tandem kayak and jon boat rental. Fishing, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, drone flying.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Have a question? Send Joanne a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bell Lakes Estate - Tent Sites in North Carolina.

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2020

The area was very nice and easy to get to. There was enough space in between the campsites to allow for privacy. The lake view was nice- the only downside was that a fee of the campsites face the home, so there was a minor lack of privacy in that regard, however there’s not much that can be done about that and there was enough distance across the lake for it to not feel intrusive. Overall really nice spot and I enjoyed my time!

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on July 19th, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bell Lakes Estate. We hope you enjoyed your time with us. As a new campground (open just 2 months!) we really value and appreciate your feedback so we can make changes to improve our camper's experiences. Thanks again, and best wishes!

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Hipcamper Erin
Erin P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2020

This was a great spot for a family trip. We camped in tents, but stayed in the RV sites. Pros: near the bathrooms, electricity, and access to the water/dock (kids brought rafts and had a blast)! Cons: not much privacy (basically in the backyard--though we never saw anyone from the house--and there are day visitors fishing at the lake), so if you're looking for privacy, opt for the tent sites (which we didn't get over to, but looked pretty quiet from where we were). Joanne DID let us know about that ahead of time, though, so it wasn't a surprise, just an FYI. Joanne was also super great about communication, answering questions, and very accommodating when we arrived.

Dog friendly! :-)Teens loved the water.
Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on July 19th, 2020

Thank you for visiting Bell Lakes Estate! We're so glad you had a great time! We are excited to have your feedback while we renovate and landscape to improve guest experience! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos! Best wishes!

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Hipcamper Lucas
Lucas F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2020

Todo muy bien, excelente lugar

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on July 19th, 2020

Thank you so much, Lucas. We hope to see you again soon!

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Hipcamper Deena

Peaceful, quiet, pretty convenient

Deena W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 16th, 2020

We stayed in one of the two rv sites with electric and water. Even though our site was close to their home, it felt private and was very quiet. (Granted, it was midweek and we were the only guests, so we had the place to ourselves.) The host was very nice and made sure we were settled, and then left us alone. The lake was very lovely and felt peaceful. Just 20 minutes from east Raleigh. I will definitely go back. Next time I'll rent their paddle boat or kayak. The tent sites were small, super basic, and right on the lake. There were a few that seemed more spacious and comfortable than the others. It felt very safe and we appreciated the quiet and lack of light pollution.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 30th, 2020

Thanks so much, Deena! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2020

Absolutely amazing for my first time camping i truly enjoyed myself. Thank you for sharing this opportunity to be on your land.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on July 19th, 2020

Thank you for choosing Bell Lakes Estate for your very first camping trip! We are so glad you had a great time, and we hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes!

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Hipcamper Erkam
Erkam A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

Lake is not for swimming, there is no shower as host mentioned. toilet is in Rv and smells not good but privacy was good

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 30th, 2020

We hope you'll visit us in the future when it's not raining and storming, so you can enjoy the beauty of Bell Lakes Estate!

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Hipcamper George

Nice, easy, country camping.

George B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2020

A pleasant and very quaint site. That second driveway just past the church comes fast so remember to slow and see the 6424 on the sign. Checkin is easy and simple. All of the sites are right there on the water, however most have their backs to the field so not much privacy behind you. Very relaxing warm lake with a soft bottom. Kayaks were sturdy and easy to utilize. Fire pit was smaller than expected so if you plan on cooking bring an apparatus to cook on/over. Overall a good nice easy weekend away. We will be coming back. Oh- and each site comes with a metal table and umbrella. A nice touch.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 30th, 2020

We hope to see you again soon, George! Thank you so much for visiting Bell Lakes Estate!

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Hipcamper Cristian

Tons of fun and very private!!

Cristian P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2020

We had a great time at the site. Kids spent hours swimming, fishing and playing with our paddle board.
Joanne was great!
The only thing is be careful with under water derby or branches by the deck. One of my kids cut their foot twice.
We will definitely come back!!

Getting ready for a great day.View of the campsite at night after some yummy s’mores Hours and hours of fun with our paddle boardEnjoying the paddle boat!
Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 30th, 2020

We are so glad you and your family had a nice time and we look forward to hosting you again! Thank you for letting us know about your child's experience. As a result, we dredged the area around the dock and removed all branches and pine cones that ended up in the water when the area flooded. I will be reaching out to check on your little one and hope all is well.

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Hipcamper Keith
Keith M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2020

We really enjoyed staying at Belle Estates.
Nice amenities (electric and water hookup). The RV sites are near the house, but tucked away with plenty of privacy. The site has a nice water view and a new picnic table that folds into a bench. You even get your own little dock. We were also pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the bathroom. Overall a great experience.

Hipcamper Joanne
Response from Joanne, the Host, on August 30th, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting Bell Lakes Estate! We are so happy you had a nice time and we hope you will visit us again soon! Thanks again and best wishes!

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Property
Joanne G.’s Land
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$30/night
3 Sites
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