We are easily one of the closest, and cheapest, camping options when it comes to staying in Asheville. Only 8-12 minutes by car from downtown Asheville, we are a high-quality, budget option when staying in the area. The camping area is located in a small, private, green valley, and you will definitely feel like you are "out in the sticks" even though you're actually super close

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We are easily one of the closest, and cheapest, camping options when it comes to staying in Asheville. Only 8-12 minutes by car from downtown Asheville, we are a high-quality, budget option when staying in the area. The camping area is located in a small, private, green valley, and you will definitely feel like you are "out in the sticks" even though you're actually super close to all the breweries and parks that make Asheville what it is.

If you happen to be interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we own and operate a gym on the premises. You'd be able to attend all classes free of charge during your stay!

Our location has about 2 acres of wooded area, with plenty of good spots for a tent. We're constantly working on the area, which lies in a valley, to try and improve the space, including building small structures for future camping spots. There are a lot of trees and scrub brush, so privacy shouldn't be an issue.

Full disclosure: there is a farm directly up the hill from us that can occasionally waft unpleasant animal smells (usually when they clean out their pens) and there is sometimes some noisy traffic in the neighborhood during the day.  But otherwise it's fairly quiet and peaceful, especially at night. 

The namesake of our campground, "Fireball the Baying Hound", has been replaced by smaller versions of baying hounds by our neighbor. They're not really supposed to be wandering around free, but they often are, so please be sure to tuck away your shoes and any other items that pups might walk away with. The neighbor also has a verrrry old white horse, which looks a little rickety but is well taken-care of. We have big plans for this area in the future, so having more input into what we can do to make it more pleasant for campers is always welcome.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose
Fires allowed
Communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Baying Hound in North Carolina.

Forest

Places to see near The Baying Hound

Mount Mitchell State Park
Mount Mitchell State Park
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Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest
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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
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Table Rock State Park MO
Table Rock State Park MO
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Lake James State Park
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Table Rock State Park
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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
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Roan Mountain State Park
Roan Mountain State Park
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Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mountain State Park
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Devils Fork State Park
Devils Fork State Park
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Keowee-Toxaway State Park
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
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South Mountains State Park
South Mountains State Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Grandfather Mountain State Park
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Oconee State Park
Oconee State Park
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Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala National Forest
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Panther Creek State Park
Panther Creek State Park
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Warriors’ Path State Park
Warriors’ Path State Park
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Croft State Park
Croft State Park
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Cherokee National Forest
Cherokee National Forest
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Black Rock Mountain State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Elk Knob State Park
Elk Knob State Park
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Kings Mountain State Park
Kings Mountain State Park
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Natural Tunnel State Park
Natural Tunnel State Park
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Moccasin Creek State Park
Moccasin Creek State Park
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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
Overmountain Victory National Historic T...
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Crowders Mountain State Park
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Lake Hartwell State Park
Lake Hartwell State Park
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Tugaloo State Park
Tugaloo State Park
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Sadlers Creek State Park
Sadlers Creek State Park
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Big Ridge State Park
Big Ridge State Park
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Wilderness Road State Park
Wilderness Road State Park
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
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Smithgall Woods State Park
Smithgall Woods State Park
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New River State Park
New River State Park
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Lake Norman State Park
Lake Norman State Park
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Grayson Highlands State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park
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Sumter National Forest
Sumter National Forest
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Norris Dam State Park
Norris Dam State Park
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Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park
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Victoria Bryant State Park
Victoria Bryant State Park
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Richard B. Russell State Park
Richard B. Russell State Park
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The vibe at The Baying Hound

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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 9th, 2018

The Baying Hound is only a short 4.2 miles from Downtown Asheville. The drive will take you from city center to countryside in only 10 minutes. Once you turn onto Gormon Bridge Road you will see the mural covered Jiu jitsu studio directly at the road. Taking the far left road, you will see orange arrow shaped markers on the right hand side of the road letting you know you are going in the right direction. There are several places to park your vehicle on the grass and if you are camping in your van, you will park here. If you are tent camping, follow the path once you park (you will see more orange arrows) down to a lower area where you will find a couple of outlined tent camping spots. The hosts are very friendly and are open to you finding any spot that suits your fancy, outside of what they have laid out. The tent areas you will see are clearly outlined with wooden borders and are flat. They also intentionally left brush to grow wild for privacy between camp spots. They are repurposing tires that were dumped on the property when they bought it by building rammed tire steps to the outhouse as well as another set of steps to a sitting area where they will hang a hammock under the shelter of a truck camper shell. They have lots of ideas to put into action with camper shells, one of which is to have covered areas to camp under.
You can fill your water by a spigot by the hosts house and there’s a super cool Pot o’ Gold (literally) composting toilet on the side of the hill. A small raised fire pit is there for guests to use, as well. You are in the country so you may hear a few guns being fired, but this area felt safe and your hosts are very eager for you to come and enjoy yourself!

Getting settled in...Exploring the land!Just arrived!Welcome!
Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2018

The description and photos of the Baying Hound accurately represented the experience that we had during our long weekend stay. The host gave helpful information and quick responses online that allowed us to settle in to our stay without any fuss. The whole experience was very autonomous from check in to check out. The location to Asheville was convenient, the neighborhood seemed safe and the host description lets you know in advance that there may be some sound and smell concerns (camp is near a road and near a farm) but they were minor and not a bother. As always with camping, come prepared with everything you need (perhaps some bug spray and ear plugs) and you will have a great time!

Hipcamper Samantha M.
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(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2018
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May 20th, 2018
Property
The Baying Hound
State
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$19/night
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