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Linville Gorge Camping

There are quite a number of car camping spots along both rims of the gorge. Many hikers opt to camp along the rims and day hike in. These spots are not developed and are un official. Camping here is perfectly legal and accepted.

Eastern Rim

There are several pull-off camping spots on this road. The largest and most popular is just two short miles from the end of the paved road. At the parking area for the Jonas Ridge Trail, on the Hawksbill side, are many great campsites complete with fire rings. The sites are in the woods are on the same side as the vehicle parking. The Forest Service is considering the option of developing this area for an organized campground. It is being touted as a possible alternative for the illeagal camping that is a constant problem at Table Rock Picnic area. 

Western Rim

All along the Kistler Highway are dozens of excellent un oficial camp sites. This area is so popular that a saturday night in the summer will remind you of beach traffic. Camp anywhere you want without a permit. Insects can be fierce here in the warmer monthes. There are many pre-existing fire rings, campsites and off road parking for vehicles.

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