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    Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    Van Hook Glade campground is just outside of Highlands NC on Old 64 or "Franklin Rd" about 4 miles NW of Highlands. This is a small, 24 campsite, facility that is a great little spot to stay. There is not water and electricity at any of the sites, but there is water spigots near each site for coffee and such. Showers/hot water are available as is a flush toilet facility. There are only two showers and toilet facilities available, but there was never a wait. There is a host campsite and the current hosts are great people (will be there till Oct ,2011).
    Campsites can be reserved at http://www.recreation.gov DO NOT USE www.reserveamerica.com , they are not reliable at all!!

    Lost to do in the area, great hiking trails, lots of waterfalls and the road between Franklin and Highland is a nice twisty ride! If you go be sure to do the Whiteside Mountain Trail. Also get a picture behind Bridal Veil Falls!!

    Here are a few pictures to enjoy:Van Hook Glade Camping

    I forgot to mention this..We were there for 3 nights, on Sat afternoon we decided to take a hike. There were only about 4-5 campers leftin the park due to some rains we encountered. Upon returning from our hike, I said to my wife that Iwas heading up to the restrooms. As I started waking to the facilities, I heard my wife calling me, rather franticaly. I ran back to the campsite where she tells me that there was a black bear in the vacant campsite just next to us!! Sure enough, the bear was startled and went into the woods, but did not completely run off..just hiding near a tree. I did get to see it, but not as clear as my wife had...she was a bit upset by the encounter!

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    Re: Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    Great pics! Looks like y'all had a great time. I really like the pic of the bike under the falls!
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    Re: Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    Nice pics, looks like ya had a good time.
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    Re: Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    I've gone up there the last couple of summers. Can't get enough of that place. So nice.


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    Re: Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
    Might have to put that place on the to do list.

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    Re: Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDelivers View Post
    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
    Might have to put that place on the to do list.
    Blackwood NJ!!! I used to live in Franklinville...just down the road! Moved to GA for the job and 10 years later got let go. Just started a new job! Almost condsidering moving back north!!

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    Re: Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    Does anyone know if Van Hook Glade is still going well? I'm tempted to give it a try this fall, probably need reservations since its so small? Any preferred site number for a tent camper?

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    Re: Van Hook Glade - Highlands NC

    Quote Originally Posted by SageDrifter View Post
    Does anyone know if Van Hook Glade is still going well? I'm tempted to give it a try this fall, probably need reservations since its so small? Any preferred site number for a tent camper?
    My best assumption is that it still a good site to visit. I don't remember the actual site number but all were good! Have fun!

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