Hipcamp host Haley A.
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Pitch your tent anywhere on the 8 acres located right down the road from Lake Wheeler Park. The land is not set up for immediate spot set ups.  This is a park your car with a small hike to choose any spot you'd like on the 8 acres and set up. Raw and Real Camping. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
15 sites
Up to 56 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Showers available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Haley a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Raw Campground nearby Lake Wheeler in North Carolina.

Suburban or backyard

The vibe at Raw Campground nearby Lake Wheeler

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Hipcamper casey
Casey H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 18th, 2018

Casual Camp Ground at the Lake is just that. It's a wooded are in Raleigh that is very casual. Very simple set up but you're close to things to do in Raleigh if you'd like that. If you're trying to get away you need to go further outside the city. The host is delightful and eager to improve their space upon even visitors recommendations.

I help create their first official campsite and I think they would benefit from carving out a few more spots more visible for people to pick and choose based on their preference. But if you need just a simple "camping in the backyard feel " this is for your.

Simple. Simple is good.Close enough to our car that we could bring our YETI Tundra with all the goods.Simple hammock time. Wonder what he's looking at...It was his tent but I was the stickler about boots off before entry!
Hipcamper Haley
Response from Haley, the Host, on February 14th, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you so much for all of your help!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Rue
Rue H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2018

Probably ideal for a one man tent/hammock

Hipcamper Metha

Falsely advertised

Metha H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 11th, 2019

The site was very different from the photos. In the photos it seems that there is a specific place for camping; however, after about 20 minutes of looking we could find none. When I asked for directions the host was unhelpful with where to park or find the sites. It also mentioned a fire pit, but none could be found. We ultimately left and instant booked with another site nearby because we could not figure out what was her property vs someone else's.

Hipcamper Christian
Christian R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 14th, 2019

Pretty much just woods on the side of the road, which is fine if that’s what you’re looking for. The instructions weren’t clear and the host was hard to get in touch with. It’s not on Lake Wheeler, but very close by.

Hipcamper Daryl
Daryl M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 10th, 2019

Exactly as pictured. Made contact through text once, but never in person. Seems like a nice person. Literally just trees on the side of the road. Problem is at 2am i woke up to a wild hog. Extremely scary. I was going to stay a couple days, ended up leaving after first night and never going back. Also what sounds like hound dogs going off all night.

Hipcamper Cole

Do not camp here.

Cole H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 28th, 2020

Showed up and the directions to the site were very vague. We drove around for 30 minutes and then tried to contact the host, which was very difficult. She gave us more vague directions but still was impossible to find. We looked for over an hour but could not find it, then the host would not respond period, also not refunding. Her directions consisted of going down a dirt road and finding a pond with a little house... there were tons of little houses and broken down vehicles on that road and there was no chance of finding it. DO NOT PURCHASE OR CAMP HERE!!!

Hipcamper Brittany R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2019
Hipcamper Katherine B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2019
Hipcamper Ben N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 21st, 2018
Hipcamper Brittany S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 13th, 2018
Hipcamper Shadoe S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 18th, 2018
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