From Rob Libbert:
In my neck of the woods (literally), the national park service really provides the best camping facilities. Along the BRP [Blue Ridge Parkway -- ed] in North Carolina good camping can be found at Doughton Park (near hwy 18 intersection), Stone Mountain State Park (down hwy 21 from parkway), Price Park and Cone Park near Blowing Rock are nice as well. For an alternative there are also small motels (usually with a great view, usually booked) run by the national park service along the parkway. The only thing about state and federal parks to remember is that they forbid alcoholic beverages :^( However.... A ranger has NEVER asked to smell my drink (or anything else for that matter) so just be discrete. My field is also a pretty good place to camp (10 miles down hwy 21 from BRP) as well - free too (except for the beer.)
7 miles north of Robbinsville (yep... Robbinsville) on Highway 129. 828-479-6431 From David Fry, #75413: Near Deal’s Gap and the Cherohala Skyway... on a lake. Check your politics at the border.
Rider's Roost Cycle Resort
100 Elk Creek Road
Ferguson, NC 28624