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Area Attractions  

- Blue Ridge Parkway Linville Falls Access - Located at Mile Marker 316 


Just north of the campground, on the Parkway, you will find the entrance to Linville Falls. Wiseman Ridge is located at the top of the Linville Gorge, just 1.5 miles from the Falls itself, "as the crow flies" and seeing the Falls is a must do activity if you have not been! There are several trailheads less than 2 miles from your campsite.

- Linville Gorge Western Rim National Forest Access - Located on Hwy 183, 1.5 miles from the campground.

Enjoy the unspoiled expanse of the Pisgah National Forest and Linville Gorge from multiple trailheads located along Old NC 105. Must see views and hikes like Wisemans View and Babel Tower Trail are located along this unpaved forest service road. The Eastern Rim of the Gorge is also accessible via forest service roads, a short drive from the campground, with trailheads leading to Table Rock and Hawksbill peaks, among others.


- Linville Caverns - Located on Hwy 221, 3.2 miles south of Wiseman Ridge


Linville Caverns are privately owned active limestone caverns located in northern McDowell County, North Carolina, just south of the village of Linville Falls, on U.S. Highway 221. The caverns are open to the public year-round for guided tours.

- Linville Falls Winery - Located less than a mile from the campground, north on Hwy 221.


Linville Falls Winery, is a family owned and operated vineyard, winery, and farm in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. With "old man" Jack Wiseman at the helm and the grandkids following close behind in his passion for cultivating grapes and winemaking, they are pioneering wine in the Appalachian High Country. Open 7 days a week, year round, featuring live music and food trucks in the spring, summer and fall.

- Banks Creek Barn - Located one mile south of the campground on Hwy 221 

Featuring a tap room, general store and stocked trout fishing ponds, as well as multiple hiking trails.

- North Cove Leisure Club - Located 5.4 miles south of the campground on Hwy 221.

Featuring 3 professionally built disc golf courses for all skill levels - beginner to pro. Pro shop and restaurant on site.

- Grandfather Mountain - Located 14 miles north of the campground on Hwy 221

Grandfather Mountain is a place of amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty that towers 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina. One third of the mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction.  

Guests to the attraction pay an admission fee to drive their own vehicles through the park, stopping along the way to enjoy a variety of activities, such as native wildlife exhibits, the Wilson Center for Nature Discoveryhiking trails and the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge that connects two peaks at one mile above sea level. The primary allure is the exhilarating feeling of being on top of the world while looking out across views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge cascading to the horizon, made easily accessible via a paved road to the 5,300-foot elevation on Grandfather’s peaks.

- Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster - Located 17 miles north of the campground in Banner Elk.


3265 Tynecastle Highway

Banner Elk, NC 28604

- Sugar Mountain Resort - Located 17 miles from the campground between Grandfather Mountain and Banner Elk.


Featuring 4 seasons of activities including snow skiing, tubing and a golf course.

- Downtown Banner Elk - Located 20 miles north of the campground.

Enjoy shopping and dining at this upscale mountain town. Featuring fine and casual dining as well as a brewery and winery.

- Beech Mountain Resort - Located 25 miles from the campground on the other side of Banner Elk.


Featuring 4 seasons of activities including snow skiing, tubing, disc golf, dining and a brewery.

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