Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Wayah Bald Campground
Hike In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Wayah Bald Campground is located in North Carolina
35.1847 N
-83.5608 W
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2 Reviews of Wayah Bald Campground
Recent visit update

Update: Im adding some new photos from a recent visit up to the campground. Since last time I was there the area experienced some pretty terrible fires and some of the trees surrounding the bald have burned down. Just reminds you to be careful with fires in these types of wilderness areas where things can spread quickly. Otherwise site is still an amazing place to stay and the views are just as incredible!

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I need to preface this review by saying that this site will forever have a special place in my heart because it is the site where I proposed to my wife. We got engaged on a 4 day 50 mile backpacking trip along the Bartram trail and our last night was spent at the campground at Wayah Bald. We got here right before sunset and had one of the most incredible views before booking it down the short trail to the campsite to get set up and have dinner. The campground itself is one of the largest in the area and has several fire pits and room for a couple groups at a time. The sites were nice and level and had plenty of space. There is also water available that we didn’t find till we got on the trail again but it is about 5 min or less if you just continue along the bartram trail. This is a pretty easy campground to get to if you want to drive and park at the lookout then hike down and sleep or it is a great spot if you are doing any backpacking along the AT or Bartram in the area. It is pretty easy to find the site since it sits right at a split point of the Bartram and AT after descending from the lookout. At the lookout point itself there is a building that provides shelter in the case of a storm where you could hunker down. Overall, I HIGHLY recommend checking this site out and even recommend it for creating a special proposal.