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Happy 2023!!
Opening day is April 17th.
New this year are kayak floats on the New River!! (Additional fees apply)
Make your reservations now on VRBO, Airb&b, and
See you soon!!

Camp Karuga offers a fully equipped shower house with hot/cold water, electricity and charging stations. Enjoy the following on-site amenities during your stay in the coolest corner of North Carolina. Pavilion with scenic pond, community fire pit, badminton, horse shoes, corn hole, and hiking tra...

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10 months ago
The cabin was perfect for storing our stuff, keeping everything dry. More than that, it gave our little one a secure place to sleep when she got scared tent camping. The firepit was ideal. We loved how close the bathhouse was and how clean it was. Can't wait to return.
- Mary G
9 months ago
Beautiful and convenient location near the Blue Ridge Parkway and a short drive from Boone, West Jefferson, and Wilkesboro. Cute cabins, primitive camping options, and bathhouses. Can't wait to visit with you again!
- Daphne T
10 months ago
Had a great time staying in the rustic Gavin cabin. The property was quiet and peaceful and perfect for our camping trip.
- Steph O

About us


Nestled under a pine forest, Camp KaRuGa is a campground with tiny cabins and tent sites located 1 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the New River. Beautiful creek side campsites and primitive cabins each with its own picnic table and fire pit with cooking grill.

Camp Karuga offers 2 fully equipped shower houses with hot/cold water, electricity and charging stations. The "Family" bath house is also hanidicap accessible.  

The tiny cabins accommodate 2 adults and 2 children maximum occupancy. The cabins have an 8ft carpeted sleeping loft. The Gavin cabin also comes with a twin sized pullout loveseat.  Camping cots or air mattresses are highly recommended.  Please bring everything you need for a amazing camping experience.  Each cabin is generously spaced from the others for a pleasant heir of privacy. Tent sites are also spaced apart with your privacy in mind.

Ashe County is offers something for everyone. Beautiful hiking trails are as close or as far as you want to drive to get there. Downtown offers an experience in walking back in time with a small town feel that is unmatched. Delicious eating experiences are available from country cooking to fine dining.

Camp Karuga is also perfectly situated for traveling to Boone, Blowing Rock or Banner Elk without the exhaustion of a long drive. There is so many wonderful experiences around Camp Karuga that it will be hard to choose from.

At Camp Karuga, you can be as active as you want, or just kick back and enjoy the view while your ears relax to the sound of our beautiful creek. Either way, you will leave a healthier, happier person and we are sure you'll want to come back. When you stay at Camp Karuga, we will make sure of it!
NEW for 2023!!
We now offer kayak float trips on the New River! Additional fees apply.

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  • (828) 295-2274


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2712 Phillips Gap Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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