Van Hook Glade is a scenic, secluded campground in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest, with close proximity to hiking trails, scenic views, waterfalls and Cliffside Lake — convenient for families and anglers alike.
Open April – October
Van Hook Glade Campsites:
Cliffside Lake Recreation Area:
Only cash and checks accepted at this facility.
Van Hook Glade Campground is approximately four miles from the heart of Highlands, NC in Nantahala National Forest and very close to Franklin, NC. This small, secluded campground is directly across the street from the beautiful Cullasaja River. Up the hill from the campground, you’ll find Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, a tucked-away haven of tranquility, where you can swim, fish, hike, picnic, and take part in family nature programs. Gather your favorite people and escape the everyday routine at Van Hook Glade Campground and Cliffside Lake Recreation Area.
Due to the increase in close and serious bear encounters on the District, the Nantahala Ranger District is strongly recommending that all overnight campers use bear proof containers for all food and scented items and to store those items in the trunk of their vehicles.
The entrance to Van Hook Glade Campground is adjacent to the entrance of Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, off of Hwy. 64.
Being a campground host is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.