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About Linville Falls Campground

Located in a dense pine canopy, within hiking distance of Linville Gorge and along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls Campground is an ideal location for your next family camping excursion.

Recreation

The Linville Falls area is a hiker's paradise, and the campground provides easy access to several trails that allow visitors to experience the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife.

Once at the gorge, visitors can hike more challenging trails down to the river, where fishing for trout is a popular pastime.

Linville Falls is another must-see, carrying water from the river over several layers of falls, ending in a spectacular 45-foot waterfall pouring into the sparkling riverbed below.

Campers are also likely to spot wildlife like bears, grouse, turkeys, owls or hawks during their stay.

Facilities

The campground offers comfortable tent or RV camping, with the convenience of flush toilets and drinking water. Grills and picnic areas at each site create a perfect environment for family barbecues or late-night marshmallow roasting. In addition to the 40 sites available for advanced reservation, 24 campsites are available on a first come, first-serve basis.

Natural Features

Linville Gorge is a vast designated Wilderness area that sits on 11,786 acres of rolling hills and thick forest. The gorge surrounds the Linville River, which is located some 1,400 feet below the ridge, creating a stunning canyon that has earned the nickname, "The Grand Canyon of North Carolina."

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic byway with plenty of natural attractions and recreational opportunities for visitors. Aside from natural features, the parkway is also a cross-section of Appalachian mountain history. Stretching almost 500 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains through North Carolina and Virginia, it encompasses some of the oldest historical sites of both pre-historic and early European settlements.

The surrounding forest offers hemlock, white pine, oaks, hickory and birch trees, along with a colorful assortment of wildflowers in the spring and an epic array of orange and red shades of leaves in the autumn.

Nearby Attractions

Linville Caverns, a privately maintained cave just south of Linville Falls, offers guided tours year-round.

ADA Access: N

Sites
66
Price
$20.00 - $35.00
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Firewood Available
Market
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Linville Falls Campground is located in North Carolina
Latitude
35.9681 N
Longitude
-81.9322 W
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Directions
From I-40 East, take Highway 221 north to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Linville Falls. Go north for one mile to Linville Falls Spur Road, located at Milepost 317, and continue a half mile to the campground.
13 Reviews of Linville Falls Campground
So-so campground

The area is beautiful and the falls are a worthy destination, but the campground leaves a little to be desired. The spaces are close together and many of them are not shaded very well. There are better campgrounds nearby.

not what I was expecting

I was very disappointed when we arrived for a 5 night stay to say the least. Very small, dirt campsite with a short section (6ft) of wood fence separating the next small dirt campsite. We had to go down a hill to the fire ring. There was no parking space at all. They put as many campsites as humanly possible there. There was a very new, nice bathhouse and a nice playground. It was a very loud place, too. If I was planning on staying in camp, this is not the place to relax.

BRP Mile Marker 316

Another lovely campground along the BRP, close to Linville Falls and gorge, picnic area and visitor center.

Erwin’s View Trail: Moderate Linville Gorge Trail: Strenuous {amazing view of falls}

Get a map at the visitor’s center.. redundant: the gorge is rather crowded on the weekends.

Check online for road closures when visiting the parkway.

$20 per night

There are 70 sites, some reservable sites and walk ins -and an RV loop {dump station} All sites non electric, generators permitted before quiet hours.

Lovely rangers and camp host that I found to be pleasant and helpful.

Open field sites, with decent sized pads, fire pits & picnic tables. Some of the sites are more secluded, the ones nearest to the parkway road.

Dog friendly for leashed puppers 🐾 Kid Friendly

There are bear lockers, keep food and supplies in the locker and in car at night.

Alcohol is prohibited

No showers but access to clean water and flush toilets.

You may collect dead wood or bring in HEAT TREATED firewood that is certified with a federal seal.

Local stores that sell wood and/or other supplies: Linville Falls Visitor Center/Park store Linville Falls General Store {8896 NC-183, Linville Falls, NC 28647- trinkets, camp supplies, cold drinks, non perishable food, Hunt Brothers Pizza etc} Walmart Supercenter, Spruce Pine, Ingles Food Store, Newland

Nearby Attractions

Linville Falls Linville Gorge “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians”

Falls Trail - 1.6 mi RT/easy The Gorge Trail - 1.4 mi RT/ strenuous. The Plunge Basin Trail- 1mi RT/ moderate. Leashed dogs permitted 🐾

BRP Linville Canverns Crabtree Falls, Burnsville Grassy Creek Falls NC Gem Museum

The campground is laid out well, spacious, clean and located near awesome trails, falls, look outs and shops and restaurants.

Lovely by the Riverside

This campground was great for the night I stayed. It was spacious enough so I didn’t feel like I was on top of my neighbors, but I also felt safe having people around me (I travelled alone). I brought my dogs down to the river for some refreshing fun. The only reason I have this site 3 stars is because there weren’t many accommodations, compared to other campgrounds in the area. I didn’t expect any but if you’re hoping for high end camping, this is not the place for you! I would definitely stay here again.

One of the best

Cute campground with the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen. If you’re in the tent sites, prepare to go on a little hike up some stairs to reach them. But they are lit with string lights on the way up. When we arrived it was pouring the day before and all the fire pits had puddles inside. All we had to do was tell the owners and they came over with a pump and fixed it. They even had kindling for sale at their shop. No need to purchase wood, there was plenty of it all around you can gather. Overall a good experience!

Linville Falls

Beautiful scenery, great hiking all around you!

Great little hideaway!

Loved this campground! Great level tent pads, lots of trees for shade, rhododendrons galore! Great trees for Hammock camping!! Only downside was it Poured on us, but the campground doesn't control mother nature! Weather made the hike to Linville Falls nearly unbearable - but the view when we got there . . . AMAZING!!!! Would love to stay here again!

Very friendly, quiet

It has tent sites, camper, and cabins. The people who own it are great. It has a store where you can get your basic camping things, also has a place to do your laundry, wash dishes and has a few showers plus family shower area. They have a playground for kids.

Pretty campground, but you are here to see Linville Gorge and Falls

Easy access to the trails around and over Linville Gorge. You can easily spend 2 days exploring trails along both sides of Linville Gorge and staring at the Falls. There is a less strenuous walk along one side of the gorge and a trail that allows views from the top of the waterfall that is accessible for most people.

On the other side of the Gorge are more challenging hikes. Maps are available at the visitor’s center. I highly recommend researching the geology of the Gorge to add to your appreciation & understanding.

Warning: This is a very popular tourist area and it’s crowded in summer. Get there early if you want to park without a wait.

As you would expect, there are restaurants and shops in the area to serve visitors.

Great for Bikers

Close to Blue ridge parkway and trails. Not enough trees for hammocks.