Campsite #5! Tent Camping near Dupont State Forest!

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Overview of Campsite #5! Tent Camping near Dupont State Forest!

Campsite #5! Tent Camping near Dupont State Forest!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Penrose, NC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDuPont State Forest4 min walk
  • Popular LocationHigh Falls11 min drive
  • Popular LocationMoonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park22 min drive
  • AirportAsheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)30 min drive

About this property

Campsite #5! Tent Camping near Dupont State Forest!

Adults-only campground in Penrose
Picnic table, fire ring, shower and clean Porta Jons! This site is spacious, closest to the shower and closest to the exit for an early start! 3 miles from beautiful Dupont State Forest, where you will find miles of hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails with a waterfall around every bend. Turn the other direction out of the campground and in ten minutes you will enter Pisgah National Forest, with more breathtaking views and gifts of Nature! You are within 15 minutes of Brevard, N.C. or Historic Downtown Hendersonville, N.C. with unique shops and first-class restaurants! Come, enjoy the southern Blue Ridge Mountains and make your story a part of our story!
Guest accommodations at this campground feature separate bedrooms.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom


  • Near laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Campsite #5! Tent Camping Near Dupont State Forest! Penrose
Campsite #5! Tent Camping Near Dupont State Forest! Campsite

About this area


Located in Penrose, this campground is in a rural area and on a river. Crystal Mountain Gem Mine and Transylvania Heritage Museum are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Caesars Head State Park and DuPont State Forest. Mineral and Lapidary Museum and Team ECCO Ocean Center and Aquarium are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • DuPont State Forest - 4 min walk
  • High Falls - 11 min drive
  • Brevard College - 15 min drive
  • Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park - 22 min drive
  • Jump Off Rock - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 30 min drive


  • Dairy Bar — 11 min drive
  • Daggie's — 11 min drive
  • Crank Coffee — 11 min drive
  • Chameleon — 11 min drive
  • El Chapala — 11 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 8 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Nice location, easy to find
Scott was pleasant and easy to contact. The property was clean and we felt safe.

5/5 Excellent

Camping for DuPont mountain biking
Camping right along the River was beautiful. Excellent service and clean bathrooms. Easy check in and out.

5/5 Excellent

Great little camping spot!
Great little place to prop up a tent! The location is perfect - 15 minutes from town and Blue Ridge Parkway access. The owner is incredibly nice and accommodating. The campsite itself was big and clean. The garden and creek were nice additions!

5/5 Excellent

Nice campground
I've stayed here 3 times, and it's always a pleasure. There was only 1 other group camping here last weekend, and they were nice and quiet. All we could hear at night were the occasional car on the road and the animal sounds from a nearby pasture. I'll definitely stay here again. Only downsides are the service fee when you book the reservation (which basically doubles the price of a 1-night stay), and the proximity to the road leads to a lot of road noise when there is traffic.

5/5 Excellent

Super easy
It is exactly what is advertised, I need a spot to throw up a tent for the night and it fulfilled exactly what it needed. I do wish the service fee wasn't as much as the site fee. Without Covid causing limited sites in the area I would have most likely stayed somewhere else.