Here at Steel Creek Park & Campground, we’re dedicated to helping you and your family have a relaxing, fun-filled experience. Whether you’re here on a romantic getaway or on a trip with the whole family, take advantage of our amenities and activities for a vacation you’ll never forget!
Relax with friends and family or pick up anything you need from our Camp Store located by the front entrance of the park. Grab camping supplies, fishing supplies, or food and drinks for a picnic out in the gorgeous wilderness. Open Monday- Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday- Saturday 9am-8pm.
For your convenience, our Camp Store offers:
- General Camping Supplies
- General Grocery Items
- First Aid Supplies
- Steel Creek Park Apparel
- Live Bait
- Mini-Golf Tickets
- Novelty Ice Cream
- Kids & Water Toys
- Free Wifi
- Hand Scooped Hershey’s Ice Cream is sold Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm & Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm
- Hunt Brothers Pizza, also located in our Camp Store, offers pizza & wings for the whole family
- Pick up orders can be made in store or by phone Friday – Saturday 12pm-8pm
Fishing & Hiking
The beauty of the natural woods around Steel Creek is meant to be enjoyed! Our unmarked trails are perfect for outdoorsmen of all skill levels, and local wildlife, such as deer and turkey, often come to explore the area.
Those who are looking for a marked trail experience can head out to Linville Falls just thirty minutes away to enjoy the fabulous waterfall views. Linville Falls does not allow swimming, but every member of the family will no doubt enjoy this unforgettable hike through the North Carolina mountains. You can find many more trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway by visiting this guide.
Fishing is permitted around the property but not in the swimming area. The campground is home to a native trout stream and is stocked a few times a year with rainbow trout. Many nearby trails also allow fishing; a North Carolina fishing license is required to fish in the campground and locally. You can purchase one for your stay here .
The Beach & Pool
Ready for a swim? Want to catch some rays? We've got you covered! Enjoy the natural beauty of our creekside beach or take a dip in the pool... it's up to you!
The kids will love monkeying around our hillside playground! From twisting slides, swinging ropes courses, swings and more, they're sure to have fun at our brand new Steel Creek Park playground.
Steele Creek Park & Campground features an 18-hole miniature golf course on-site for endless hours of fun. No two holes are the same, with shifts in terrain and unique water features that will challenge people of all ages.
Our miniature golf course will be fun for the kids and delight the adults, making it a great choice for the whole family to do together.
*The cost per 18 holes is only $3.00/person. All ages welcome.
We regularly host on-site events and games such as bingo and painting to keep you inspired and engaged during your stay at Steel Creek Park & Campground. All of our activities are family-friendly, and every member of the family is encouraged to attend.
You can also take advantage of our monthly activities schedule, with planned activities ranging from hiking to craft classes and more. These guided events can help you meet other families and find new ways to appreciate the area.
There's plenty more to do in and around the Morganton, NC area! From waterfalls, the Appalachian Trail, and the Fonta Flora State Trail, to festivals and arts and crafts shops.
Dropping nearly 100 feet into the 12-mile long Linville Gorge, Linville Falls boasts breathtaking views of the falls surrounded by the steep walls of the gorge. The trails are easily accessible and connect to the visitor center which has restrooms and an information center. Linville Falls is the most photographed falls in North Carolina and is located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Linville Caverns are the only caverns in North Carolina, making them a truly unique natural attraction. Visitors are able to take 30-40 minute guided tours around the caverns; the caverns’ website invites tourists to “see inside a mountain.” They have been open since 1937, and while hiking inside a cavern may seem daunting, it’s a comfortable and safe short hike for the whole family.
For an unforgettable experience, visit Tweetsie Railroad, a train-themed theme park! With endless activities to keep you interested and the kids busy, Tweetsie Railroad features historic steam locomotive Number 12, Thomas the Train, cowboys, Indians, and engineers. The park also has animals, arcade games, a train-themed playground, rides, and live entertainment. Located on HWY 321 between Boone and Blowing rock – there’s really no place like it!
Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing
Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing offers an exhilarating experience that's fun for the whole family. Kids and adults can grab an inner-tube, take the conveyor to the top of the hill, and ride down one of the 6 lanes over and over again. To find out more about seasonal hours and tickets visit www.JonasRidgeSnowTube.com.
Grandfather Mountain is a nature biosphere preserve and state park near Linville, North Carolina. At 5,946 feet high, it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway passes by the south side of the mountain. Grandfather Mountain is located at the meeting point of Avery, Caldwell, and Watauga Counties. Visit www.grandfather.com for more information.
Old Hampton Store Barbecue & Ruffin Street Art Gallery
If you're looking for unusual gifts or a great meal, then look no further! This authentic, old-fashioned store and gristmill is a thriving place to gather with family and friends for fun, food, arts and crafts, and live bluegrass music. Eat. in or take out a variety of foods including great barbecue and sourdough bread baked fresh daily.
The 87 Ruffin Street Art Gallery features local and regional artwork, from potters, painters, woodworkers, glass blowers and more! This unique gallery carries beautiful handcrafted furniture made by local artists from local woods. Visit www.oldhamptonstorenc.com for more details.
Woolly Worm Festival
Since 1978, the residents of Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain, and Beech Mountain villages have celebrated the coming of the snow season with the Woolly Worm Festival. The third weekend in October determines which worm will have the honor of predicting the severity of the coming winter. You will find great food, a "woad wace", live entertainment, and lots of arts and crafts vendors. It's a fun experience for the whole family! Visit www.woollyworm.com to learn more.
Morganton, North Carolina is a charming city with a quaint downtown and is only a few miles away! Just head down the mountain on NC HWY 181 and it will take you straight there. You're sure to find what you're looking for among their boutique shops, art galleries, book stores, coffee shops, cafes, breweries, and more! Visit https://www.downtownmorganton.com/main-street for upcoming events and visitor information.
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