Local Attractions

The Beauty of the North Carolina Mountains provides many recreational and sightseeing activities.  Here is just a short list of some of the parks, towns, attractions and natural areas that can be enjoyed within a short distance from our campground.  We hope you find the area here as beautiful and serene as we do!


Blue Ridge Parkway - 5.5 miles

Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System.

Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.


Linville Gorge - 10 miles

The Linville River with its source high on Grandfather Mountain has, by its tremendous scouring action, formed one of Eastern America's most scenic and rugged gorges..


Grandfather Mountain - 15 miles

Grandfather Mountain and its rocks reveal a long history of rock formation and mountain-building that dates back to 1.1 billion years ago. Today the mountain you see is the end product of two things: the mountain-building that culminated 300 million years ago, and the erosion that has been ongoing for over 100 million years and continues today.


Blowing Rock - 25 miles

From the unmatched, far-reaching views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the quaint storybook mountain village, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is truly deserving of the title: "Crown of the Blue Ridge." Here you'll find popular family attractions including Tweetsie Railroad and The Blowing Rock, a plethora of unique downtown shops and outlets, and outdoor adventure ranging from hiking and biking to spelunking and bouldering.


Beech Mountain

Eastern Americas highest town.


Sugar Mountain 

We aren’t just a premier winter sports destination; our area offers something spectacular in every season.


Biltmore House


Welcome to America's Largest Home®

Delight in our spectacular Chihuly at Biltmore exhibition, outdoor concerts, wine tastings at America’s most visited winery, and the opportunity to explore our 8,000-acre backyard via kayak, Segway, horseback, bike, Land Rover, and more.


Mt Mitchell

Home of the highest, oldest peaks


WNC Quilt Trail

Mitchell and Yancey Counties have between them, over 200 quilt blocks, with more in the hopper. Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina, the non-profit corporation that runs the project, welcomes volunteers to help with painting, story writing, installation, and a myriad of other tasks that it takes to keep the project running.