Scale is 0 to 4.
Time of Year Visited: November
- View: 1.5 You’re in the woods along a big creek, but you will likely see other campers.
- Water: 4 You’re on a river.
- Accessibility: 1.5 This campsite is just under 6 gently ascending miles from the Big Creek trailhead, which is near the town of Mount Sterling, NC.
- Solitude: 1.5 Yes, you are in the backcountry, but you can easily see the other campsites along river. No foliage or brush to separate them.
- Comfort: 3.5 Flat and shaded next to a large, babbling creek. No bugs in November. Fires are allowed at times.
- Coolness: 2 River camping is better when you’re in the backcountry and you can hear the river moving.
Of note: This campsite lies near the junction of Big Creek Trail and Swallow Fork Trail. Just downstream from the site you can fish for brook trout. You can easily see then contemplating your lure. Catching them might be more challenging.