LDMA - Vein Mountain Gold Mining & Campground

(9) Reviews

$15.00 USD per night, starting at.

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3216 Vein Mountain Road, Nebo, NC, 28761

Get ready to create new memories that will last a lifetime. Bring the family and experience a unique gold prospecting adventure in the heart of North Carolina’s “Mother Lode” amongst the Dogwood trees in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Perfect for the seasoned gold miner and first-timers alike, you're sure to catch Gold Fever while discovering your gold in this historic gold producing area.

When visiting Vein Mountains' 131 acres, you will enjoy your choice of electric/water, or dry RV sites, as well as plenty of space to pitch a tent. All sites are in close proximity to the restrooms, showers, and panning hut. Your adventure awaits.

 Never panned for gold before? Metal detect for hidden treasure and gold? Learn how to find gold pockets and how to process material and get your gold! Lost Dutchman's host numerous events a year where you, your family, and friends can participate in a "gold adventure!"


Need an escape from camp? Bring your ATV/UTV as there are several trails to explore and enjoy the beautiful terrain.

Last Updated: 06/20/2024

RV Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Dry Camping $15.00 $105.00 Choose Your Site
Full Hook Up (30 Amp) RV Sites $45.00 $315.00 Choose Your Site
Water & Electric (30 Amp) RV Sites $35.00 $245.00 Choose Your Site

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.


Vein Mountain Camp Staff reserves the right to limit additional vehicles per campsite. All vehicles must display a valid Vein Mountain parking permit. A vehicle without a proper parking permit is subject to tow at owner's expense. Vehicles must not block the road or adjacent campsite(s). Speed limit is 5 MPH. Including all ATV's/UTV'S. Dust Rules Apply.


Vein Mountain Camp Staff reserves the right to limit additional vehicles per campsite. Day or night visitors must register at the Vein Mountain Camp office.


Parents are responsible at all times for their children's safety and behavior. Please supervise small children in showers and restrooms, and do not allow children to play in the roadway.

Pet Rules

All pets must be registered with the Vein Mountain Camp Office with current rabies certificate on file. Animals must be kept on a leash at all times and may not be left unattended at campsite. Animals may not be tethered to camp utility fixtures, picnic tables, trees or fences. Animal waste must be picked up by the pet owner anywhere on Vein Mountain Camp property.

Restroom and Shower Facilities

Facilities are available. Due to Board of Health Regulations, animals and the washing of dishes are prohibited in the restrooms. Please clean up after your self, thank you!


Personal charcoal and propane grills are permitted. See Park Map for hot coal disposal dumpsters. Do not put hot coals in garbage containers. Fireworks are prohibited on the Vein Mountain Camp premises and on property.


Help us stay clean by depositing all garbage in the dumpsters located throughout Vein Mountain Camp.

After Hours Assistance

For after-hours assistance or security, please see Vein Mountain Caretaker(s).


Trees, and the shade they provide, are an integral part of an enjoyable Vein Mountain Camp experience. However, healthy and well-maintained trees pose a natural hazard of falling debris, such as leaves and branches, especially during windy and/or extreme weather conditions. We do not assume responsibility for these natural hazards or for any property damage, injury or other circumstances that may result. Please take this into consideration when parking in Vein Mountain Camp and while enjoying the camp.

Monthly Rate Discounts

If your stay is shorten for any reason, and you paid for a discounted daily rate, you will be re-rated to the daily site fee and charged accordingly. You will also be charged a "Early Departure Camping Site Fee of $50.

Loss, Damages & Claims

Park management is not responsible for loss, damages or claims to property of guests due to fire, theft, accident or any other cause. The management also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Having in possession weapons such as firearms, knives, chains, etc. while outside a personal camping vehicle is not permitted on property. Vein Mountain Camp closes certain sites and areas of property for landscaping and maintenance throughout the season.

Pets Allowed


Community Showers

Water Hookups

RV Hookup

Dump Station

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs

Trash Service

30 Amps

Historic Sightseeing




Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

Tent Camping


Extended Stay

3216 Vein Mountain Road, Nebo, NC, 28761
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Overall Rating: 3.1

Robert Kline - GPAA - 2949316

This was our first visit to a LDMA site. After meeting the new manager Tom, we understood that there was quite a bit that needs to be done. As long as the association supports him in his efforts to build the place up, it will be amazing. We did enjoy our visit, the campsites were clean and it was very peaceful and quite which is just what we were looking for.

David Goodman

Was very peaceful and quiet. The new caretaker is working hard to bring the camp up to speed. A great place to stay when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lucky Strike and Thermal City Gold Mines.

Don Olson

The camp was great. People were very pleasant to be around. It was a great time. Just wish I could’ve got more gold back. You take your chances. That’s what it’s all about camp. The camp post was excellent. Did a great job. I’d come back again if it wasn’t so far, thank you it was at the least an experience

Harold Egner

Vein Mountain WAS a good campground. After getting my Azz reamed by the Take over guy who was Trying to use my Credit Card WITHOUT permission I stayed a few days just to see Nothing. The Temporary Camphost told me he got Sucked into it all. LDMA camps are not family friendly. I will never go back.

Rick Thomason LDMA-2926752

First time there. I love to hike the streams-this one is great. I'm going back soon. Others were dredging-too rough on the knees for me. Nice people.

Robert Tron LDMA-

Homeless people living there, plumbing repairs neglected in bath house. My wife had to take a kitten to the shelter, totally ruined first three days.

Campground Response

Really Bob?? Homeless people you are referring to are MEMBERS! Plumbing repair outside bathouse was waiting on parts to come in. You also had a hose at your camper you could have used or the faucet in front of the pump house. And the kitten was taken by me driving your wife to the pound. We can't control strays that wander in camp. Sorry you had such a bad time here.

Gordon Hendershot Jr.

Our stay was for ten days. We had a group of seven people camping either in tents, a pop up and a rented tow trailer. We had water and electric hook ups at each site. The sites seemed more rustic than expected with many of them not having upkept maintenance in years. There weren't any picnic tables nor fire rings, just rocks in a circle, safety? It appears to me that if the bathrooms were cleaned prior to the Big Dig they held two weeks prior to us getting there, they hadn't been cleaned since and weren't cleaned the entire ten days we were there. The gold found was ultra fine and mighty scarce. The campground was peaceful and quiet for the most part with the exception of someone's dog constantly yapping.

John Dorval

First day as a GPAA MEMBER Staff tried selling a LDMA membership and we indicated we wanted to check it out first. Staff was not friendly, hence our decision not to become members. Bathroom was cleaned by us and never touched otherwise for the whole week there. No picnic table on site. Was told to move from one pile that we were finding gold (previousely told LDMA member to take from first pile and when he went back to site) we were directed to another that had none, I think it was a setup to clean the area for them because they certainly were not cleaning. Wasn't allowed any where without the LDMA member present. Constantly watched by staff but never communicated with. Caretakers need to be replaced.

Kevin Pavey LDMA 2941093

This was are first event and Bryan and vonda were great hosts. It was great meeting and getting to know all our new friends and looking for gold👍 highly recommend!