VAN HOOK GLADE, NC

Van Hook Glade is a scenic, secluded campground in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest. Convenient for families and anglers, the campground is in close proximity to hiking trails, scenic views, waterfalls and a nearby lake.The campground is located just 4 miles from the scenic...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • No hookups available
  • Sharp curve inside campground loop may make maneuvering an RV difficult
  • Campground hosts on-site
  • Limit two vehicles and two tents maximum; some walk-in sites are limited to one vehicle
  • Gate closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Campfires can only be made in fire rings provided
  • This campground is managed by the Cradle of Forestry In America Interpretive Association
  • Click here to learn more about the National Forests in North Carolina
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 35 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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VAN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 31 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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VAN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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VAN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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VAN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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VAN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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VAN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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VAN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 36 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Photos
Photo: CLIFFSIDE LAKE ADJACENT TO VAN HOOK GLADE Photo: CLIFFSIDE LAKE ADJACENT TO VAN HOOK GLADE Photo:CLIFFSIDE LAKE SWIMMING AREA ADJACENT TO VAN HOOK GLADE Photo: CLIFFSIDE LAKE SHOWERS  ADJACENT TO VAN HOOK GLADE Photo: DRY FALLS NEAR VAN HOOK GLADE Photo: DRY FALLS NEAR VAN HOOK GLADE
Overview

Overview

Van Hook Glade is a scenic, secluded campground in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest. Convenient for families and anglers, the campground is in close proximity to hiking trails, scenic views, waterfalls and a nearby lake.

Natural Features:

The campground is located just 4 miles from the scenic and cultural attractions of Highlands, North Carolina, offering shady campsites in a heavily wooded and secluded area situated on rolling hills. The elevation is 4,118 feet, and the calm waters of Cliffside Lake sit adjacent.

Recreation:

Campers can easily relax with a book or deck of cards in the shaded campsites, or seek out many activities close by. A short trail in the campground leads to the Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, which offers six hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate, as well as trout fishing, picnicking and swimming. Boating is not permitted.

Van Hook glade is a short drive from Dry Falls and Whitewater Falls, and registered campers may use these facilities at no charge.

Facilities:

Van Hook Glade offers about 8 secluded and shady sites, all equipped with picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills. Hot showers and flush toilets are also provided, and firewood is available for purchase on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

A morning or late afternoon drive down scenic Highway 64 is sure to present visitors with amazing views. The quaint town of Highlands has a general store and various attractions, while the larger town of Franklin has shopping, a casino, grocery stores and performing arts.

Booking Window
Wed Aug 06 2014 - Mon Feb 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Flush Toilets
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Trails
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.07722, -83.24639
35°4'38"N, 83°14'47"W

From Highlands, North Carolina, follow Highway 64 west approximately 4.5 miles. The campground entrance is on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

VAN HOOK GLADE
14014 HIGHLAND RD
HIGHLANDS  NC  28741

Phone Number:

Information:  (828)862-5368