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Unread 06-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Camping near Chimney Rock

Can ya'll suggest any good camping areas near Chimney Rock? From the website, it doesn't appear that there are any sites in the chimney rock park itself.

The more remote/primitive the better.

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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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There is no camping anywhere inside the park unfortunately. There are great cabins/motels along the riverside which is beautiful. I don't camp down there at all, but I'm sure there are plenty of camping sites around the area. If you haven't ever been there, the town is only about 2 miles long and then you hit nothingness, so the whole town is pretty remote lol. When are you coming up to the area?
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Unread 06-14-2013, 05:51 AM   #3
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There is no camping anywhere inside the park unfortunately. There are great cabins/motels along the riverside which is beautiful. I don't camp down there at all, but I'm sure there are plenty of camping sites around the area. If you haven't ever been there, the town is only about 2 miles long and then you hit nothingness, so the whole town is pretty remote lol. When are you coming up to the area?
We're working in Charlotte and plan on visiting the area one weekend this month. We've not set anything in stone, but hopefully soon.

I've found a handful of campgrounds in the surrounding area, but was hoping someone knew of a state park or national park in the vicinity that allowed camping. Even if its up to an hour or so away, it'd be fine.

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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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We're working in Charlotte and plan on visiting the area one weekend this month. We've not set anything in stone, but hopefully soon.

I've found a handful of campgrounds in the surrounding area, but was hoping someone knew of a state park or national park in the vicinity that allowed camping. Even if its up to an hour or so away, it'd be fine.

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Well in that case. Check out pisgah, about an hour northwest and well worth the drive. The mountains up there are beautiful and there is tons of backcountry camping. If you are wanting to road camp, get there earlier in the day to find a campsite. Go to the park rangers office(on your right about 2 miles into pisgah) and get a map of roadside campsites. I would definitely say its worth it to go up there. And hit the blue ridge parkway also if you are up there. Are you mostly wanting to visit chimney rock? Or what are wanting to visit?
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Unread 06-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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Mostly we're wanting to get away from the hotel we're living in for a weekend to somewhere with pretty scenery.

I MUCH prefer isolated camping to campground style areas. If the road side camping is dispersed, pisgah may be ideal.

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Unread 06-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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Mostly we're wanting to get away from the hotel we're living in for a weekend to somewhere with pretty scenery.

I MUCH prefer isolated camping to campground style areas. If the road side camping is dispersed, pisgah may be ideal.

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Well in that case, pisgah is your best option. Go to the entrance through Brevard and there are tons of camping. Just be sure to stop at the ranger station for maps(campsite map is free) and get there afternoon-late evening before all the spots are taken. Other than pisgah, there isn't any backcountry camping besides actual campsites. Also, check out black balsam, easy hike with amazing views.
I live in Hendersonville and go up that way all the time. Probably the best camping in the whole area. PM me when you come up if you want to meet near Hendersonville and I can show you on a map or suggest places to you. Or I might go up there sometime soon lol
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