Registration is now open for a mountain camping experience like no other.
The Grandfather Mountain Campout, set for July 25-27, offers a rare
opportunity to spend two nights at Grandfather Mountain and join in
exciting nature programs throughout the weekend.
“It’s a great opportunity for novice campers to try it out with guidance
from our staff, or for more experienced outdoorsmen to get a taste of
Grandfather after dark,” said Chief Naturalist Jill Goodwin. “It’s a safe,
fun and unique opportunity to take camping to the next level.”
The event kicks off with a welcome campfire Friday night — s’mores
included. The weekend’s busy activity lineup includes night adventures,
Native American programs, climate and weather observations, guided walks
highlighting endangered plants, orienteering workshops, bug hunts and
Additional in-depth opportunities such as a guided hike on the Black Rock
Trail and Behind-the-Scenes Habitat Tours are available for an additional
Participants also enjoy extended access to the park and the Mile High
Swinging Bridge before sunrise and after sunset, allowing for spectacular
and rare scenic views and photo opportunities.
This is the third consecutive year the campout has been offered by the
Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Registration forms are available for download at
submit their registration forms and payment by mail by July 25 to: Campout
Registration, Grandfather Mountain, P.O. Box 129, Linville, NC 28646.
Those interested in the Black Rock Trail guided hike or Behind-the-Scenes
Habitat Tours must be sure their registration is received by July 22.
Campsites are $30 per night, or $25 per night for Bridge Club members.
Park admission is not included in the campsite fee. Those who attend
multiple days of the campout should keep their park admission receipt to
receive discounted admission on the following days.
and a complete schedule. For questions about the campout or the
registration process, contact the Naturalist Office at (828) 733-4326.
The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is a not-for-profit
corporation established to preserve Grandfather Mountain, operate the
nature park in the public interest and participate in educational research
activities. For more information, call 800-468-7325 or plan a trip at