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    Linville gorge falls camping spot.

    I am heading to Linville the weekend of July 19th. I have permits all lined up. I have only been once on the bable tower trail. Does anyone know if there are any camp sites near the falls to accommodate 8. I will be the only hanger this trip hopefully recruit some converts. I would like to stay close to the falls for some summer cool off in the falls. Any help advice is appreciated.

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    Ask a Gorge Rat. The real skinny is at linvillegorge.net.

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    I joined and asked gorge. Thanks for the start

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    There's no swimming allowed at the Falls.
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    I don't get to the north end of Kistler enough to remember what roadside sites are up there, but there is a nice large site or two a short distance down Bynum Bluff trail. The trail is pretty much level that far in also.

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    Hey guys i think we are looking at the Conley Trail and camping along the river. Thanks for the help. I hope the weather holds out looking like 70% chance of rain on Saturday.

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    Several big areas south of Conley that will take a large group .
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    Some advice would be greatly appreciated. I am planning on going down and camping in the gorge Saturday with a group of 4 guys 3 dogs. The weather how ever is going to make this difficult. The plan if the weather is good is to hike down Conley trail and camp by the river. sitting in 4 separate tents with wet dogs doesn't sound like fun so i am looking for some type of hike in shelter near by. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Can anyone advice on a near by shelter or backup plan for bad weather? I was looking at the Green Knob Lookout tower a little down the road to hike up to and camp in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titobob View Post
    Some advice would be greatly appreciated. I am planning on going down and camping in the gorge Saturday with a group of 4 guys 3 dogs. The weather how ever is going to make this difficult. The plan if the weather is good is to hike down Conley trail and camp by the river. sitting in 4 separate tents with wet dogs doesn't sound like fun so i am looking for some type of hike in shelter near by. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Can anyone advice on a near by shelter or backup plan for bad weather? I was looking at the Green Knob Lookout tower a little down the road to hike up to and camp in.
    Carry a big tarp down for a common area.....it would be worth it. The hike is not that far.
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    That Shug has sound advice . Once you camp on that river,all you will ever dream about is camping on that Linville River again. Dogs can carry tarp & lines. The "cowboy motel" could give yall a beak from rain on hike down.
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