Nature Revives the Spirit
We believe the sights and sounds of nature--not those of the next campsite--will help our guests achieve this ideal. Trees, flowering mountain laurel and rhododendron help to screen campsites from one another, adding to a feeling of privacy and peace. So, revive your spirit in one of our forest walk-to tent sites or shady, drive-to tent or RV sites. Open year round.
Our Stellar Tent Sites
Our walk-to tent sites allow you to experience camping the way it was meant to be--no headlights, virtually no traffic noise, no electronics--just the golden glow of a campfire, the relaxing sounds of nature, and a sky awash with stars.
Park in the parking lot next to our Full Moon Bathhouse and take a gentle downhill walk (25 to 200 yards) into the forest. Each campsite has a mulched tent pad, picnic table and a fire ring/grill. Our trails are well maintained and we provide wheelbarrows to help you load in your gear. There is a water pump at the bath house with fresh mountain well water that tastes great and is safe to drink.
Carved from the forest, leaving as many trees in place as possible, these sites can accommodate small to medium tents and are excellent for hammocks.
Scroll down for a chart of maximum tent sizes. Click here for rates.
Take a video tour of our Stellar Tent sites Aster - Iris:
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Techno Tent Sites We have 4 tent-friendly sites that have water and electricity, for those who need to bring along their modern conveniences. While we have left them as natural as possible, they are not secluded. These shady, drive-to sites double as tent or RV sites. Techno tent sites can accommodate either 1 tent OR 1 RV/van/truck-top camper, and a dining canopy or screen room. They include a water spigot & electric outlets, a picnic table and fire ring/grill. Click here for rates.
Hook-up with Nature Due to hills and curves on our mountaintop, our shady sites cater to the smaller RV or trailer (ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM LENGTHS we can accommodate: 32ft. 5th-wheel or motorhome; 28ft. pull-behind trailer. Scroll down for a chart of maximum RV sizes per site). Each site is equipped with 20 & 30Amp electric & water hook-ups, picnic table & fire ring/grill. We have a dump station & bathhouse. Dump station does not have water in winter. Our shady, graveled sites are situated for your privacy and relaxation. With our limited number of sites, reservations are recommended. RV sites are for 1RV only -- no tents allowed with an RV. Note: When towing a trailer longer than 25ft. in the mountains, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is HIGHLY recommended--mountain roads' steep hills and curves can be slippery when wet.
We do not offer seasonal or permanent sites.
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Which tent site is right for you?
Stellar Tent Site
- More secluded "back country" feel
- Walk-to site (25-200 yards)
- No water, electricity or WiFi at Stellar Sites
- Closer to bathhouse (most sites)
- Small to medium tents (see chart below)
- Some sites accommodate 2 tents
Techno Tent Site
- Less secluded (you will see other campsites & vehicles)
- Drive-to site
- Water, electricity & WiFi at site
- Further from bathhouse (up the hill)
- Larger tents accommodated
- Only 1 tent per site
Shelter Camping--the Elf Shelf and the Gnome Home
We only have 1 of each of these sites, so reserve early and reserve often!
The Elf Shelf We think elves would definitely be at home on our 3-sided and roofed camping platform among the tree branches. It has a fold-down raised platform with room for 2 sleeping bags or a queen air mattress (you provide) and a sleeping bag on the floor. With a secluded location, this elevated campsite is magical. This drive-to site has a water spigot nearby (but no electricity), is convenient to the bathhouse and has a picnic table and fire ring/grill. Parking for 1 vehicle. Maximum of 3 adults (no small children at this site) and a 2-night minimum on weekends. Click here for rates.
The Elf Shelf Site
Elf ShelfPorch Railing
The Gnome Home You will want to make this fully enclosed, wooden-floored and roofed campsite your own “Gnome Sweet Home”! Inside is a raised platform with room for a queen air mattress or 2 sleeping bags (you provide), storage for your gear under the platform, 2 screened windows, and is convenient to the bathhouse. Outside the Home, this drive-to site has parking for 1 vehicle, a picnic table, grill, fire ring, electrical outlet and nearby water spigot. Maximum of 2 people and a 2-night minimum on weekends. Click here for rates.
Interior of the Gnome Home
Amenities available to everyone:
- Full Moon Bathhouse: Our heated bathhouse is clean and fully equipped with flush toilets, sinks, & hot showers (no coins needed).
- Free WiFi is available in all the paved areas of the campground, as well as at the bathhouse. Your equipment and weather conditions may affect the quality of Wi-Fi service.
- Small playground, badminton and horseshoes
- Coin-op laundry and dish washing station
- Small camp store with the essentials
- Nature trails, a small stream & miniature waterfall, and the beauty and serenity of our mountain setting.
- The water at Ash Grove is clean and potable.
- We recycle and have appropriate bins for sorting recycling from trash!
The NC Division of Forestry recommends not bringing your own firewood from out of the area.
Click here to read the alert.
We sell firewood on site for $6 per bundle. The bundles come from a local supplier, contain a mix of hard woods, and burn beautifully.
FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PETS, PARKING, CANCELLATIONS, ETC., CLICK HERE FOR THE "CAMPING RATES & POLICIES".
Availability & Reservations