For MC rider/campers, MCOs (Motorcycle Only Campgrounds) can be a great experience. Usually in rural setting, they are not only cost effective, but they offer the camaraderie and fellowship of other riders. Also, you needn't deal with the sometimes reluctant attitude of RV and State Park attendants toward motorcycles.
The following MCOs are listed from information provided by various contributors, starting in early 1997. They are in no particular order. The information is unverified, and is listed for the convenience of motorcycle campers. It is suggested that riders call ahead to verify the availability (and continued existence) of these business, before relying on them. Also, many MCOs are unattended, and may be difficult or impossible to find after dark. A telephone call to the owner can make your arrival and visit a success.
|29 Dreams Motorcycle Resort
53707 State Highway 25 South
Vandiver, Alabama 35176
Air-conditioned cabins with Bunk Beds and Double Beds. Creekside campsites for tent campers. Tools and a shop area for bike maintenance. Pristine bathhouse and toilet facility. Main Lodge with Internet Access, Pool Table, Dart Board, Big Screen TV's, The Weather Channel, Speedvision, a Map Room, and a Coterie of interesting individuals to "swap lies" with. A Retail area for minor Bike Repairs and Camping Supplies.
Cabins at 29 Dreams Motorcycle Resort
New Cuyama, CA
4 miles south of intersection of CA166 and CA33 (just East of Santa Maria). Owners: Jim Revely (who makes RevPak Touring Accessories). Great roads in the High Desert ), not far from Santa Barbara or Los Angeles. Take the Frazier Park Exit 205 west from I-5 & then the Cerro Noroeste Road… or from Ventura, take the Ojai exit, CA33 North, from the 101. Spartan facilities, but be sure to call ahead and order the dinner for two. Cabin available. Good, but tough dual-sport riding available just up the canyon.
New Cuyama, California
Two Wheels Only (TWO)
Located on GA60, 100 yards south of GA180 and some of the best motorcycle riding around. Owner: GT & Britt Turner
3000 Dutchtown Rd.
Bench Mark Works
A Vintage BMW Restoration Shop & erstwhile campground
3400 Earles Fork Rd
Sturgis, Mississippi 39759
Contact Elaine White or Craig Vechorik, MOA Ambassador at 601-323-7100 office, 324-1354 home, 465-6444 shop.Everyone knows Craig, he’s BMW MOA Ambassador aka Captain Wayback when it comes to vintage Beemers. 4 acres around Bench Mark Works are available, with showers, restrooms, and a kitchen. In addition, you can tour Craig’s shop and museum, with BMW's from 1940 - 1975 on display, plus many interesting ongoing restoration projects for customers. Be sure to see Craig’s 1936 BMW R17, of which only 434 were made. between 1936 and 1937. Craig says the camping is free, but wife Elaine says $5 will cover expenses.
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camping Resort
59 Motorcycle Drive
Canton (Cruso), NC 28716
A bit southwest of Asheville, NC. Come meet the Phillip, Leslie and J. Johnson, BMW MOA members and the new owners of the campground. Open the first weekend of May through the last weekend of October. they celebrate Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day with a ton of good BBQ. Good food on-site at all times, and great riding always. This is a very well-run campground that also offers camping cabins for those that are ground-challenged.
Grassy camping surrounds the trout pond at
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp in Cruso, North Carolina.
Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge
High Country Cycle Camp
765 Stoney Fork Rd.
Ferguson, NC 28624
The well known Turkey Tom's place, now under new ownership and called Buzzard Brent's. Don't try to find it after dark. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, southeast of Wilkesboro, NC.. Call or write for a flyer. Great riding, good grass camping, strictly fair facilities, though. Tom holds a couple of BMW-related events each year.
High Country Cycle Camp offers many acres of grass camping, plenty of shade and is situated on a stream. It is the site of several BMW-oriented rallies throughout the year. Facilities aren't fancy, though.
1755 Lower Stecoah Road
Stecoah, NC 28771
Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge and Campground is a secluded 39-acre resort on Stecoah Creek in the smoky mountains of western North Carolina. We are surrounded by the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains, which provide some of the best motorcycle riding in the world. Iron Horse is within minutes of the famous Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, the scenic Cherohala Skyway, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, Fontana Dam, and the Nantahala River Gorge.
Rider's Roost Cycle Resort
Owner: Uncle Roy
100 Elk Creek Road Ferguson, NC 28624
Located off NC Highway 268 between Wilkesboro and Lenoir, near Boone, NC
Features campsites and lodging facilities situated alongside a mountain stream where you can sleep to the sounds of white water rapids. The owners admit to holding a few noisy parties per year on holiday weekends, but if you're sensitive to noise, bring earplugs along whenever you visit, just in case the stream doesn't drown out the hogs! :^)
Cherohala Motorcycle Resort
132 Reliance Road
Tellico Plains, TN
According to the site: The Cherohala Motorcycle Resort and Motorcycle Campground provides clean and comfortable lodging at a reasonable price for our motorcycling friends. Our location is close to two of the best motorcycle roads in America; The Cherohala Skyway and the Dragon at Deals Gap. The riding doesn't get any better than this, anywhere.
Hunt's Motorcycle Lodge
Our Motorcycle Resort and Motorcycle Campground is situated just 4 miles west of Tellico Plains, Tennessee on SR 315. From Tellico take TN 68 north a half-mile, then SR 39 west a few miles, and turn south on SR 315. The area is noted for its lush river valleys on the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
9555 Hwy 68
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
Hunts Motorcycle lodge is a new motorcycle campground run by Jack and Lori Hunt. Located on Tennessee Hwy 68 just South of Tellico Plains TN 1 mile from the entrance to the Cherahola Skyway. The campground is well grassed. The washrooms are spotless and the coffee is ready first thing in the morning. The great thing about this campground are the proprietors, Jack and Lori Hunt, both riders. The nearby town of Tellico Plains is motorcycle friendly, a great place to spend a few days riding. All the details available at http://www.huntslodge.com/
Motorcycling Vacation Resort
300 Woodland Road
Sequatchie, Tennessee 37374
Just west of Chattanooga, contact: Laura Bussing. An "All-inclusive resort for the motorcyclist only" offers both premium camping and full lodging packages. They also provide advice on the best riding and sightseeing for both on-road and dual-sport tourists. One interesting sidelight is an Observed Trials school, where you can rent a Gas Gas and make like Sammy Miller.
|Willville Motorcycle Campground
Mile Marker 177.7 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
1510 Jeb Stuart Highway
Meadows of Dan, VA
Willville Motorcycle Campground
Two Wheel Only Campground at the Blueberry Farm
East of Dallas
Berries Fresh June and July. Owner: Herb Stark
River Valley MC Campground
Owner: Lewis Anderson
(20 min S of) Fredericton, NB, CA
NB 1st Edition BMW Riders hold their rally here.