Basin Creek Camping Area

Thurmond Chatham Wildlife Management Area

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Longbottom Rd. (SR-1730) Hays, NC 28635 800-662-7137 Official Website

GPS: 36.3752, -81.1448

Location submitted by: LivingOurDreamNow

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Overview of Basin Creek Camping Area

Number of Sites 6

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 1,410 ft / 429 m

Tent Camping Yes

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1 review

Reviewed 9/18/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1
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I am writing this review as a 23 yr old female solo traveler. I live in my 1988 van.

Basin Creek Camping area would be a great place for non solo travelers. I say this because I was the only one who stayed overnight and I was a little scared. There is no cell service so that added another element of fear. There is a lot of trash (including cans for alcoholic beverages) along the creek and on the campsites, that made me wonder if this was a “party spot”. I had stayed at a previous campsite that was similar to this one (in regards to the litter) and had a bad experience.

I’m overly cautious but have good reason. I would have felt paranoid if I stayed over the weekend.

It is a truly beautiful area but nothing is close to this location. There is a gas station about 6 miles from basin creek and that’s about it.

Overall, I would stay here again during week days. It seems like it would be a great place for families or couples.

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Morgan would stay here again

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LivingOurDreamNow
WV
36' Keystone Cougar 310RLS
Dodge Ram 2500
173 reviews
“A Free Camping Gem with an Adjacent Trailhead”

Reviewed 7/14/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
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The Basin Creek Camping Area is a dispersed camping area within the Thurmond Chatham Game Land, Basin Creek Tract, Wilkes County, North Carolina. Enjoy free camping in North Carolina at this location up to 14 consecutive days; see North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission General Regulations under Other Restrictions. This free primitive camping area is conveniently located approximately 9 miles west of Stone Mountain State Park, NC. There is no Verizon or AT&T cellular service at this location. As an added bonus, there is a Blue Ridge Parkway, National Park Service Trailhead adjacent to this free camping area.

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LivingOurDreamNow would stay here again

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Amenities

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail

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