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.
Standard/Interagency & Senior Discounts
Van Hook Glade Campsites (8 persons/2 vehicles/2 tents or 1 tent and 1 RV) – $24
Day Use — Parking – $5/$2.50
Season Pass – $25/$12.50 (*Interagency/Senior Discount honored on site only – not online)
Small Shelter – $30
Large Shelter – $40
Season passes are available. Click here to purchase.
From Highlands, North Carolina, follow Highway 64 west approximately 4.5 miles. The campground entrance is on the right.
Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash or kenneled at all times. Please clean up after your pet!
Shelter rental fees are for the ½ day and do NOT include the Day Use fee.
Largemouth Bass, Trout, and Bluegill can be found in Cliffside Lake.
Being a campground host is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.