Quality Time, Quality Views: Our Favorite Campsites for Twos and Crews (part 3)
Welcome back to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here you’ll find dripping caves, whitewater, horse trails, and climbing routes galore. After all that excitement, you’re going to be ready for a good night’s sleep. We’ve made a list of our favorite campsites in the area so you can get enough rest to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for more adventure.
Shady Mountain Campground (Amherst): Located beside the popular Panther Falls, this small collection of primitive sites offers a quintessential Blue Ridge escape. It is only a short walk from the campground to the swimming hole, where local college students and families alike head in the summer months to jump off the rocks and lounge in the deep pools. Please note that Shady Mountain is an unregulated campground, so it is up to all visitors to pack out what they pack in.
Now that you know where you’re headed, pack up the s’mores supplies and get out there! From the grandiose Peaks of Otter to the quiet solitude of Hone Quarry, the Blue Ridge Mountains will not disappoint. Make sure to stop by Walkabout Outfitter to stock up on fuel for your trusty MSR stove and get a few more wilderness tips from our staff. See you soon!