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Van Hook Glade

10 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Overview

Van Hook Glade is a scenic, secluded campground in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest. Convenient for families and anglers, the campground is in close proximity to hiking trails, scenic views, waterfalls and a nearby lake.

Recreation

Campers can easily relax with a book…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites

Reviews

10 Reviews of Van Hook Glade

Ratings Breakdown

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Darlene R.
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2021

Secluded mountain getaway in the Highlands

Wonderful little campground that is well suited for tent camping, or if you have a small trailer like us - a Casita.  Large campers and RVs will not fit.  No hook ups, but we filled our water tank and used our solar panels for power.   Camp hosts were fantastic, campsite was perfect with just a…

  • Two levels to this site.  Very spacious... we fit our Casita and both vehicles.
  • Our Casita set up with awning and solar panels for power.
  • The roots from the trees made quaint little steps to the lower level where the fire pit and picnic table were located.
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Month of VisitMay
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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2019

Awesome little campground

I really love this place. There are many spots nearby to fish or hike including the nearby Cliffside Lake Rec. Cliffside Lake is stocked with trout and there is a great hike to Ranger Falls here. If you have your camping pass displayed you get into the Cliffside Lake rec area for free.…

  • Ranger Falls
  • Dry Falls
Rick B.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2019

Love this camp ground

This place has no electric hookups, but a good enough bath house.  We come here annually.  The staff is nice at the campground and at the lake you can hike to (or drive to) that is associated with the campground.  The lake is beautiful, and we were lucky enough to catch a raptor show there.  The…

Month of VisitJune

Location

Van Hook Glade is located in North Carolina

Directions

From Highlands, North Carolina, follow Highway 64 west approximately 4.5 miles. The campground entrance is on the right.

Coordinates

35.07722247 N
83.24638867 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Van Hook Glade is a scenic, secluded campground in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest. Convenient for families and anglers, the campground is in close proximity to hiking trails, scenic views, waterfalls and a nearby lake.

Recreation

Campers can easily relax with a book or deck of cards in the shaded campsites, or seek out many activities close by. A short trail in the campground leads to the Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, which offers six hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate, as well as trout fishing, picnicking and swimming. Boating is not permitted.

Van Hook glade is a short drive from Dry Falls and Whitewater Falls.

Facilities

Van Hook Glade offers 18 secluded sites, all equipped with picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills. Hot showers and flush toilets are also provided, and firewood is available for purchase on-site.

Natural Features

The campground is located just 4 miles from the scenic and cultural attractions of Highlands, North Carolina, offering shady campsites in a heavily wooded and secluded area situated on rolling hills. The elevation is 4,118 feet, and the calm waters of Cliffside Lake sit adjacent.

Nearby Attractions

A morning or late afternoon drive down scenic Highway 64 is sure to present visitors with amazing views. The quaint town of Highlands has a general store and various attractions, while the larger town of Franklin has shopping, a casino, grocery stores and performing arts.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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