The Preserve’s Dark Ridge Creek campsite is a charmingly rustic outpost that can be reserved for adventurers of all ages – camping, hiking, fishing, cookouts, stargazing, and fireside storytelling.

Campsite Amenities

From cooking meals over an open fire to fishing in the nearby mountain trout stream, you can bring children back here to bask in the many wonders of nature all from within the gates of the community. And with horse corrales at the campsite, you can ride down on one of Balsam’s club horses and spend the night under the stars.

Camping doesn’t get much better than this:

  • Large covered open-air pavilion with outdoor grill and adjacent fire pit
  • Comfortable rockers and Adirondack chairs
  • Trout fishing in Dark Ridge Creek
  • Several walking and riding trails
  • A well for pumping fresh mountain water
  • Bunkhouses and tent platforms
  • Horse paddock
  • Camping equipment rentals available at the Outfitters Post at the Nature Center
  • Access to the 34 miles of hiking and walking trails