Melissa W.
Saxaphaw, NC
Joined May 2019
Clean, lovely conveniently located

I camped here with a women’s hiking group and was impressed.

There are lovely trails, a large playground, nature center, the beautiful lake Wylie {no swimming, NC fishing license required}, geocaching, clean bathrooms and shower rooms, electric sites with large tent pads, good sized fire pit area, picnic table.. there’s even a loving gate with a code for a more secure camping experience..

We could fit 3 tents in one pad AND had a hammocker camper too.

If you are wanting some nature near the city, this is a good option - especially if you are checking out city things in Charlotte.

You can hear traffic at night when camping here so bring ear plugs, headphones or a white noise fan if that bothers you.

Pet friendly 🐾

I saw both dogs and camping kitties

There’s 56 camp sites: these include tent, RV hook ups and some primitive.

There’s group camping at Copperhead Island.

I highly recommend, especially for families with children, lots to do and a safe, secure feeling.

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.

Brp Mile Marker 339.5/Aka Crabtree Meadows Campground

Nice, quaint campground off the BRP, near Little Switzerland {which offers the lovely Little Switzerland Cafe, open 11am to 4pm, with an adjacent general store, next to that is a cool eclectic bookstore with art, coffee & treats.}

Campground is non electric, no showers - flush toilets. The bathroom is usually rather unkempt - but tolerable.

Rv loop, tent loop - one car per tent sight. Extra cars must park in the overflow.

There’s a picnic area to the right and up a ways as you exit the campground. It’s lovely and offers a bit of a look out.

There’s an open area in the tent site loop with inner and outer sites, the outer ones seem more private.

Small picnic table and fire ring at sites, across to water.

Dog friendly, alcohol prohibited. $20 a day.

Be warned: Tent pads are small.. and you must keep tents on the pad so if you have a large family sized tent the pad may not accommodate.

You can hike to the stunning Crabtree Falls from the campground.. it’s about 45 mins to an hr round trip.

Walmart is in nearby Spruce Pine for fuel and supplies as well as a farm stand & BK.

NC Gem museum is closeby as well as Grassy Creek Falls, one of my favorite waterfalls.

Roaring Fork Falls is close, off the 80.

There’s plenty of look outs on the BRP..

It’s definitely worth a stop.

This place is amazing

This place is amazing..

Dogs welcome 🐾 Clean bathrooms Clean hot showers Some electric sites River sites are first come first serve Has group camping {must reserve online} Large tent pads Rv sites Fishing

Can purchase: Ice Soda/water Ice cream Kindling Fire starter Wood

Hiking: Access to Mt Mitchell Trail Set Rock Falls, off the River Loop trail, Mountain to Sea Trail


Plenty of trails Mount Mitchell State Park Crabtree falls Roaring Fork Falls Set Rock Falls The Blue Ridge Parkway Grassy Creek Falls {can walk behind} NC Gem Museum Gem mining

Little Switzerland Cafe/General Store/book store coffee shop, about 20 mins Walmart is in Spruce Pine