Asheville, Hot Springs and the Cherokee National Forest site

Property Attributes
Tiny Homes Allowed, Gated - Fenced, 24 Hour Surveillance
Stay Length
30 - 180
Maximum RV Length
35 feet
Number of Sites
1 site
/ Month
Matthew D
Listing Type:
Overnight Site
Boondocking is free, dry and no reservations required
Property Type:
Farm / Ranch, Acreage
Site Amenities:
Fire Pit
Picnic table
RV Pad:
Back in, Gravel
Come experience the best kept secret of Viking Mountain and the Cherokee national forest located right on the NC/TN state and the Appalachian trail! This site is by a year round spring and the farm it is on is surrounded by the national forest on three sides. Directly across the creek just a few feet from the RV site is a 30 acre meadow of the national forest, mowed once a year, that is 360 degrees surrounded by a hardwood forest that only you have vehicular access to. The property is 2600' above mean sea level - keeping the weather mild all year round. Every morning and evening there are 4-5 deer, 10-25 turkeys, rabbits, coyotes and occasional black bears. Not to mention you are walking distance from popular trout fishing streams and the Dillard Ponds which are stocked and maintained by the state and host a popular tournament every year. 

The property is gated and surrounded by a farm appropriate five strand barbed wire. The gate opens electronically with a code and closely automatically. You cross a private bridge (25 ton capacity) down a long driveway. The house and RV site are not visible from any road and they cannot see each other. Except barely/slightly in the winter.

You are 15-20 minutes from 3 grocery stores, hardware stores and add 10 more minutes for a Walmart. You are 18 minutes from Hot Springs, NC and 45 minutes from Asheville NC and hugely popular tourists destinations such as the biltmore. However, you are on a very remote mountain valley, as remote as you can get east of the Mississippi River. At the top of the dead end road the farm is located on is an abandoned ski resort with views from 5000' ft high and an easier access point to the Appalachian Trail that starts you at the top of the trail instead of the bottom (wink/smile).

There are endless other trails, fishing, hunting and sight seeing to do here.

Hookups are included in the fee unless otherwise noted;
Wifi internet (satellite based, and is fast, but cost extra based on usage)

Water; Free
via a DC powered pump (your battery bank) with a half micron filter from the spring into your tank. This water has no private land or farms upstream and probably doesn't need filtering, but why not. It's very cold running down from higher up in the mountains.

Electric; Free
1 kilowatt (1000 watt, 10 panel mono mounted in the sun) solar array to charge your house batteries. I have two separate charge controllers you can use if you don't have one already. The site is fully shaded always so your panels on top of the RV won't be able to do much, but it's worth it to keep you cool. The only thing you can't run with it is your A/C. If you have not upgraded your battery bank size then you may need to run your refrigerator on propane too. Otherwise, your stove, heat, water heater, etc will need to run on propane as do most RV's. You supply your own propane.

Sewage; Free
Black water must be put into a tote and carried away due to forest regulations and proximity to the spring. Can provide or purchase your own at camping world, not far away.

Firewood; Free

Site Type
Power - 15 Amp
Joel B
Ciera L
Nichole W
Cancellation Policy
No refunds
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