Having been to Lake Lure, NC once we fell in love with the area. There is great hiking, swimming, and tons of paddle activities you can take advantage of.
This trip however we are going to be trying a short weekend camping vacay.
We are going to be staying at Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground which is located off Highway 64-74 across the Broad River.
Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground began in 1970 when Wayne & Jane Carriker opened up campsites to vacationers from all over to enjoy the beauty of Hickory Nut Gorge. Their love of nature combined with their love of people and passion for camping shaped the campground into a family vacation spot for countless tourists. Over the years, HNFFCG has been a favorite spot for family getaways.
Lacy, Zoe, Amelia, and I plan on just bringing 2 of our 4 dogs as Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground does allow pets.
We wanted a River Front spot but unfortunately, none were available.
Rates are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children
- Tent (off the river) $35 – Water & Electric
- Tent (on the river) $50 – Water & Electric
- Full Hook-Up $65 – 50 amp
- Covered Decks $55 – Water & Electric
*Covered deck sites accommodate tents, hammocks, pop-ups or vans
- Site 84 $75 – Motorhomes only
- Cabin 34 $150
- Cabin 32 $65
- Cabin 22 $65
They only charge $3 per pet which is amazing compared to some other places I have looked at which go up to $15 per pet. CRAZY!
So here comes the fun part. Since I only own a 1 -4 person tent I had to purchase a tent for Lacy and myself.
After doing lots of research I opted for the CORE 10-Person Tent | Large Multi-Room Tent for Families. It had the space we like, from the videos looks easy to set up, and was within my price range. There were plenty of great multi-room tents but most were well over $200.
I will share a review with videos at a later time.
So now that we have the location and some of the gear ordered it was time to plan what to do.
Little Bradley Falls Trailhead
We visited here the last time we came to the Lake Lure Area and made a note to come back again for a longer stay, It was a little bit of a hike to get here so I would go light on the gear. Most people just bring towels and something to drink.
Check out our photos from our last visit.
Saluda, NC is only about a 30-minute drive from Lake Lure but it is well worth the drive. TRUST ME!
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This camping trip is only 2 days since Lacy hasn’t camped in a long time and the girls were too little to remember the last time they went out with me.
I find it’s best to start with little weekend trips like this before you go off and do a week-long vacation. We all love the water and the woods and are really looking forward to a weekend in the Lake Lure Area once again.
I will share a review of our weekend getaway to Lake Lure, NC in the coming weeks so stay tuned.