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Established Camping

Mortimer Campground

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National Forest

National Forests in North Carolina

RV and tent camping, campground host on site. Flush toilets and shower are available. Picnic shelter on site.

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Location

Mortimer Campground is located in North Carolina

Detail location of campground

Coordinates

35.991078 N
81.761275 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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10 Reviews

T
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2021

Fall camping at Mortimer

Beautiful, clean grounds with access to a 1/2 mile round trip hike to a waterfall on the property! Definitely plan ahead on provisioning bc it’s about 45 mins drive into the national forrest. Definitely will be going back!

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Tanner G., September 22, 2021
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Tanner G., September 22, 2021
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Tanner G., September 22, 2021
C
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2021

Mountain fun

Great campground. We stayed in a tent. Had some friends stay next to us in a class b. A small trailer would fit, nothing big. No W/E/S but great place. Come early to reserve. You must set up camp immediately. No reservations. They're are 2 bathrooms with flushing commodes. There are water spigots to fill up your jug.

Plenty of outdoor activities in Wilson creek area. Biking, hiking, fishing, etc.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Cody B., August 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Cody B., August 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Cody B., August 3, 2021
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Chad K.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

All Dirt Roads Lead to……

Mortimer Campground does not disappoint! Hiking, fishing, swimming, and waterfall splashing abound on, and around, this campground. Many of the campsites are situated along Thorps Creek, so the sound of the creek can lull you to sleep. We stayed on site #6, which was on the creek. Two trailheads are on the campground, one of which is a beautiful and easy hike to a small waterfall. Be prepared for zero cell service and a dirty vehicle….NC HWY 90 turns into a gravel highway just outside of Lenoir. Will definitely be on my “Must Visit Again” list!

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Chad K., June 20, 2021
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Chad K., June 20, 2021
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Chad K., June 20, 2021
Jason O.
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2021

Great local spot

Great campground. Rates have gone up to $20 a night as of 4/1/21

Clementine K.
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2019

Bit of everything

16, about to be 17 sites. The 5 upfront are walk in, and more private. The about to be 12 in the back are pull in and much closer together. Two shower houses, one on both ends, no hookups. Host should be on site weekends from April til the end of October. Previous last three seasons host kept things clean in the bathrooms, new host will happen sometime soon or next season. 9 miles, minimum, of dirt roads getting in, so pack accordingly. Quick trips don't happen. Lots of near by trails, the river and multiple swimming holes. Creek and waterfall in and near by the campground.

  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Clementine K., September 3, 2019
T
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2019

Off the beaten path

This campground is down a pretty long gravel road, so it's best to have what you need when you arrive. No quick trips to Wally World for resupply here. Some of the sites can be a little muddy after wet weather. Many are closed off because they are prone to flooding. It is convenient to a few trails and waterfalls and there is a spot nearby where a lot of people like to float on tubes kind of like a lazy river type thing. It's a unique place. My family and tried swimming at the base of Thorp's Creek Falls here, but the cray fish chased us out.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Tony E., August 11, 2019
K
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2019

Great!!

This is a great family campground. There are bathrooms and showers. There are trails and even a waterfall within half a mile from camp. Very peaceful place.

Jill S.
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2018

nice little camp

has restrooms and showers. there is also a camp host that lives on site. beautiful scenery and lots of hiking trials around. my favorite place.

  • Review photo of Mortimer Campground by Jill S., September 2, 2018
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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2018

backcountry campground in Wilson Creek Wilderness

Definitely a backcountry campground, only two other campers there when I visited. High risk of flood in the area, and there’s a few bridges you have to drive over to get there so they might be flooded if it rains. Only $10/night, great if you’re wanting to do some hiking or mountain biking in the Wilson Creek area.

D
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

Nice for people who are social

The campground was clean, and the camp host was very friendly. However, the sites were close enough together that we didn't have much privacy. It would be great for a family who likes lots of company. It is dog friendly, and has a few good hiking trails. You can also check out a cool old cemetery nearby.

Month of VisitJune