Hipcamp host Peter G.
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Escape the noise and heat of the valley. Chill in the cool mountain air high atop the Highlands Plateau with breath taking views and sunsets. Unhitch and relax in one of our secluded treed sites with water, up to 100 amp electric, and waste hookup. Base camp to adventure in hiking, waterfalls, kayaking, winter and summer tubing, ice skating, and the largest Zipline in NC,


Escape the noise and heat of the valley. Chill in the cool mountain air high atop the Highlands Plateau with breath taking views and sunsets. Unhitch and relax in one of our secluded treed sites with water, up to 100 amp electric, and waste hookup. Base camp to adventure in hiking, waterfalls, kayaking, winter and summer tubing, ice skating, and the largest Zipline in NC, in National Forests and Parks. Bartram Trail, that peaks Rabun Bald, and the Appalachian Trail are a within a stones throw. Our campground is for the hardy even getting here is an adventure!

Due to mountain terrain driving, we do not recommend class "A" motor coaches or large toy haulers. All roads are paved to our graveled driveway.

Sorry there is no tent camping available at this time.

Note: It is suggested that class "C" campers bring or rent a vehicle. We are rather isolated. Rentals are available in Franklin, NC about 20 miles away. Make reservations as soon as possible. There are limited inventories and a high demand during all seasons.
RV only area
Vans, trailers, RVs
9 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 32ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Peter a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


There are many areas for rock climbing. One is Pickens Nose that is visible from our campground. www.highlandsaerialpark.com f...Read more

Snow sports

Snow tubing and ice skating within 10 minutes.


"Bust Your Butt Falls" and the "Appalachian Twist" are natural water slides on the near by Callasaja River.

Whitewater paddling

There are several river that have different levels from the novice to the expert for white water rafting. And many companies pr...Read more

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Sky High Ridge Campground in North Carolina.

River, stream or ...

The vibe at Sky High Ridge Campground

Places to see near Sky High Ridge Campground

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Hipcamper Jeffrey
Jeffrey C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 1st, 2018

If you truly enjoy the wilderness but still like the convenience of electric and sewer hookups, this is the place to be. It is located on top of the mountain with an open view all around. The location is still close enough to all of the small general stores and the many activities and adventures that surround the mountain side, overlooking the valleys. The owner's have set this site up for the campers that like to enjoy their privacy and at the same time, having all of the amenities and convenience. I highly recommend this camp site year-round bar none! The camp site host is very helpful, friendly, accommodating and makes you feel right at home!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on January 1st, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure and fun having you and all the family visiting our campground. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Sasha
Sasha S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
November 13th, 2018

Wonderful host and secluded campground. Close to sky valley and great trails. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Alys

Private, simple rv sites near highl

Alys P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 2nd, 2019

Very private. Feels like we were alone on a hilltop. Cool views. Very bare bones site. Easy pull through spot. Free firewood. Laid back vibe. Good proximity to local attractions, esp aerial park! Great host!

Hipcamper Charna

Mountain luxury

Charna P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 30th, 2019

Staying at Sky High Ridge almost felt like a luxury. You have not only full electric/water hookups, but also, sewer too! That means nice warm showers after adventuring all day. As long as you don’t mind the mountain drive, you can visit the scenic drive or any of the small towns near by. There are plenty of outdoor activities to do near the location as well. Peter was super nice. He offered suggestions of near by things to do along with checked in to make sure we were doing ok. We definitely saved this one to revisit again!

Overlook on your way up to the site. Tucked in at the actual site. Sky High Ridge CampgroundBust Your Butt Falls
Hipcamper archer

Do it

Archer M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 11th, 2019

I probably should run this place down so to keep it to myself,but no this is a place that I must pass on to you all.if you can handle taking your vehicle up steep grades with breathtaking views, it's well worth the stay.garden,apple trees,black berry, blue berry,wild flowers next to site, more stars at night (no city lights) .so quiet I was given to closing my door's softly as not to brake the moment.the Host Peter is all you would need and want in in a host, friendly, knowledgeable of area and life in general! Might ask him to bring out the fiddle.last but not least 60s at night and no mosquitoes.

Sky High Ridge Campground
Hipcamper Philip

Simple beautiful mountaintop camp

Philip T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 10th, 2019

Very simple RV campground. No bathhouse (as expected), but water, electric, and sewer were modern and worked great. Sites are fairly close, but still felt pretty private. There are steep roads required to get to the campground and some fairly tight maneuvers within the campground, so beware of winter weather and big rigs, respectively.

Great views through the trees after the leaves have fallen, and very convenient to Sky Valley, Dillard, or Clayton. Our site had a picnic table, and fires were allowed, but it would have been nice to have fire rings to prevent fires from potentially spreading.

Host (Peter) was responded quickly, was very friendly, and was very accommodating.

In short, we loved this simple mountain top spot! We’ll be back!

Hipcamper Terence

Great! amazing. hospitable.

Terence R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
December 2nd, 2019

What a well run and invested place! We had the place all to ourselves. It was our first time in a RV motorhome and we weren't aware that the spot is perhaps not the best to be in a large RV, specially not having a car to be able to tour around. Even with that handicap, the host - Peter Gross - was an AMAZING host, caring for us way beyond his responsibilities.
Thank God for him and his utmost care of us!! We had a most wonderful time! Thank you thank you thank you.

Hipcamper Nancy Jean
Nancy Jean F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 19th, 2020

This is now one of my favorite places to camp! Located right on the top of the mountain! It’s nice, wooded, and private. 20 min from nice restaurants, even found a farm to table brunch place! (Highlands) Peter, the host, is amazing! He is kinda and helpful. He had recommendations for zip lines, tubing, restaurants, water falls and more. He called around for us and found dry firewood with prices. He went above and beyond! We will be back here very soon!!

Hipcamper Rebecca D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 12th, 2019
Hipcamper Mark S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
July 8th, 2019
Hipcamper Josh H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 7th, 2019
Hipcamper Charna P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 28th, 2019
Hipcamper Andrew H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 27th, 2019
Hipcamper Andrew H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 26th, 2019
Hipcamper Kem M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 21st, 2019
Hipcamper Michelle M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 20th, 2019
Hipcamper Adam N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 28th, 2018


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