Kristin M.


Charleston , SC

Joined July 2019

Choose your spot wisely

Great access to the Tallulah Gorge! It was really nice to be able to explore the gorge directly from the campsite and the views were incredible. The campground itself is fine, most of the spots offer little privacy. We had spot 4 which was actually pretty private, especially since we lucked out and didn’t have neighbors the first night. As others have said, spot 12 is definitely the best. The wood purchased on site for $5/bundle was wet and hard to burn. We should have bought some in Clayton instead. Ice is available for $2.

Nice smaller campground

We arrived in early afternoon on a Monday and despite the sign out front that said “campground full” we found that there were 2 or 3 available sites that must have been recently vacated. We chose site 8 which was fairly spacious and private despite being close to the bathroom. The campground is pretty easy to get to from town (about 15 minutes) and is also fairly close to Strawberry hot springs which are definitely worth a visit! Mosquitoes were BAD in the evenings so be prepared. We brought our own firewood but there seemed to be a lot of cut logs that could be chopped up and used for the fire if you had an axe. The sunset colors over the Aspens was gorgeous and we saw some amazing shooting stars as well. If the campsite is full, there were some dispersed sites as you continue up the mountain but the road conditions get pretty bad as you get higher up.

Great dispersed camping spots!

There are lots of sites on the left side of the road as you go up the hill. Many of the first ones were taken but they just kept going and were well spaced out. Some were closer to the road than others but there weren’t many cars passing by. We ended up with a fantastic site, lots of shade, a couple of stone fire pits and a short trail down to the creek that had another fire pit next to it. This would be a great spot for group camping as the sites we saw seemed decently large with spots for more than one tent.