Brown Mountain Beach Resort near Lenoir, NC has recently re-opened for RV's.
The owners cleared out all the old premanent trailers and really cleaned up the place.
He is building 6 full hook-up RV sites right on Wilson Creek; he is also putting in some RV sites for longer term rentals.
Some of the nice things about this CG are:
1) Trout fishing 20' from your site. It's awesome.
2) The scenery is breath taking, right on the creek.
3) It's isolated and quiet. No cell phones, no cable TV, no antenna TV.
4) There is wi-fi closer to the clubhouse.
5) Large swimming hole behind the rustic clubhouse.
6) Water sports up the creek. i.e. tubing & rafting.
7) The owners are really nice Christian people.
8) They also have 6 eclectic cottages for rent, some on the creek with a hot tub outside.
It is still a work in progress but it's coming along nicely.
If you like trout fishing and peace & quiet, this place is great.
Here's their website: http://www.brownmountainbeach.com/index.html
View from my fiver's window:
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...do you have any outside photos of the campsites? Which creek side sites will handle 36ft camper? How is the drive getting back there?
When I was there in April, they had not completed all of the sites.
I have a 36' fiver and backed into a site at a slight angle with no problem. My buddy has a 30' Class A and his site was plenty big enough for mine.
DO NOT use your GPS as it takes you through VERY curvy roads. Good directions are on their website:
Directions to Brown Mountain Beach Resort: wrote:
From Charlotte NC- I-40 W Take exit 100 (Jamestown Rd.) Turn Right. Fourth stop light turn left onto 181 N. Drive an estimated 11 miles you will find a white church named Smryna Baptist Church (it will be in a large curve) Take right on to Brown Mountain Beach Rd. Drive estimated 5 miles, past two bridges. After second bridge, you will turn left on to Brown Mountain Beach Rd. Drive 3/4 of a mile to the resort office, on left.
From Asheville NC I-40 E Take exit 100 (Jamestown Rd.) Turn Left. Third stop light turn left onto 181 N. Drive an estimated 11 miles you will find a white church named Smryna Baptist Church (it will be in a large curve) Take right on to Brown Mountain Beach Rd. Drive estimated 5 miles, past two bridges. After second bridge, you will turn left on to Brown Mountain Beach Rd. Drive 3/4 of a mile to the resort office, on left.
Note*We realize you can search our address for directions, however, GPS will send you a much longer way. Please use our directions to arrive at the resort promptly!
If you have any problems please call us at 828-758-4257
The river gorge is spectacular right along there, too:
For those that like to explore history, there's the remains of the ghost town of Mortimer and the railroad:
You can also drive all the way up the Eastern Continental Divide to the Blue Ridge Parkway on gravel roads:
That should be some pretty spectacular camping for a few weeks in the fall. There's also an interesting country store & CG of sorts at the crossroads at Mortimer (a bit further up than the remains above), and a small older Forest Service CG (closed in winter).
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this is my response: (thought I would add it for people who read the thread and need info)
Yes, we do have RV campsites available. They are 50 and 30 amp sites. Which are directly on the river, it is $75.00 per night. We also have monthly and yearly river front sites which are available for a 8-12 month lease. The 8 month lease is $1050 per month and the 12 month lease is $700 per month. These sites are 50 ft wide, right on Wilson Creek, and with 20,30,and 50 amp services.
Trout fishing is one of our specialties. We do privately stock our waters to have premium trophy trout. If he would like to fish there is a $50 rod fee for all day of fishing or a $25 rod fee for 4 hours (half day of fishing) -this fee is simply for us to keep the fish stocked and maintained- we also ask to only use artificial bait and practice catch and release.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
We hope that you guys will come and stay with us!
While this sounds nice, there is no way hubby is giong to pay a $50 rod fee for a day of trout fishing. plus we eat them no way he is releasing lol
$75 'seems' kinda steep but not sure since never been. but the email response was quick.
will mark it for future possible visit at this point.
Whee! $75 a night does seem high, but I've only driven by a few times, most recently back in the winter. I wouldn't be too surprised if they can get it tho', especially in the fall, for creek-front sites. That's some beautiful swift water. Bet it makes for some good sleeping! Hope they can make a go of it.
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Is this the campground on the way into the Brown Mountain ORV/ATV trails? Just trying to recall...
Not absolutely sure, but I believe the entrance to the trails is about 3-4 miles and and one turn back toward Morganton. That's another attraction that might help him get his high site prices. Remember, Charlotte and the NASCAR crowd's only about, what, maybe 90 minutes away. I'm sure this'll fit right in for some of them.
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