Byrd's Branch Gem Mining

Dive into the excitement as you sift through rich, colorful soil to uncover dazzling gems and minerals. From sparkling amethysts to glistening quartz, every scoop brings a new surprise!

Fun for the whole family, our gemstone mining is an adventure that adults and kids alike will cherish. So gather your little prospectors and embark on a journey filled with laughter, wonder, and precious finds.


Yadkin Valley Wine Country

This is Yadkin Valley Wine Country! With Award winning Wines, Rolling Hills, and Gorgeous Views you will keep coming back for more!


Great Hiking With Trails, Mountains and Waterfalls

Great low impact trails to beautiful Cater Falls.  A short hike through the pines to Grassy Creek Vineyard.  Stunning day hikes at Stone Mountain State Park and Pilot Mountain.


Historic Downtown Elkin

This Charming Town once ran as a Textile Mill Town in the 1800’s. Walk through the period arcitecture and visit unique restaurants, brewery, baker, coffee shops, gift shops, and more.

Byrd’s Branch Campground

Byrd’s Branch Campground is located in the Foothills of Elkin, North Carolina. With 14 RV sites and 4 tent sites it offers a relaxing getaway the whole family can enjoy!

The back-in sites are nestled up to a flowing creek that runs throughout the campground with large, shaded backyard areas, with your fire pits located along the creek, a favorite for the kids! The pull-thru sites are wide and spacious enough to accommodate all big rig sizes, with a nice open play area adjacent that offers corn hole and a community fire pit area perfect for social gatherings. The tent sites are located on the opposite side of the R.V. area with private, spacious sites. All are well shaded and located along the creek.

The playground in the tent area has something for all ages – tetherball, slide and swing set, and a playhouse for smaller children. You’ll want to try your luck with our new 9-hole disc golf course that has become a favorite by many and easily addictive!

The Country Store/Office has camping supplies, ice, firewood, gifts, snacks and more with a clean, private bath house and laundry facility conveniently located behind the Country Store.

With the Mountain-to-Sea Trail that runs through the campground you can spend the day hiking to beautiful Carter Falls or experience the Enchanted Forest that leads to Grassy Creek Winery you will not be disappointed.

Tribune Readers Choice Winner
Campendium Campers Choice


Office: 336-526-1146
Dwaine Carrier: 336-366-0603
Larena Carrier: 336-366-9955

Yadkin Valley Wine

Vineyards and Wineries

Visit the area vineyards and wineries for the many award wining wines.

hiking elkin nc

Great Area Hiking

Short trails to waterfalls and vineyards.  Great days hike in the mountains.

downtown elkin nc

Elkin, NC

That small town feel with live music, great food and unique shopping.

mt airy nc

Mount Airy, NC

A short 20 minute drive to the Andy Griffith Museum, a unique dowtown experience.

Area Events

Great music festivals, car shows, and the popular Mayberry Days.

disk golf

Disc Golf

Fun for one or many, our new 9 hole disc gold course is a favorite.

Campground Amenities

Byrd’s Branch Gem Mining


Corn Hole Boards

Special Activities/Events

Picnic Tables


Community Gathering Area

Clean Bathhouse

Pet Friendly

Hiking Trails to Waterfall and Winery

Disc Golf Course

WiFi Available

Veteran Owned and Operated


“What a beautiful Campground in every way! It’s a small Campground and very quiet. They have outdoor games to play, a full stocked camp store and the grounds are immaculate! The owners and everyone in the area we encountered are SO friendly. The sites with full hookup are back-ins and back up to a little stream. The fire pits are located there and it’s so nice at night. There’s a lot to do in the area: hiking (Stone Mountain, Pilot Mountain, Carter Falls that you can walk to from the Campground and many, many more); wineries (too many to even begin the list); the town of Elkin is so much fun to explore with its shops, restaurants and the Reeves Theater; Mt. Airy (about a 40-minute drive). All-in-all, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

Mary B.

We love staying here because Larena & Dwaine are always so hospitable, always welcoming. The campground is small (and we like it that way) & quiet. The sites are more spacious than usual. The water spouts are heated, so it’s not mandatory to disconnect in colder weather. The bath house makes you feel like you’ve walked into a bed & breakfast bathroom. The facilities are well maintained. The communal fire pit includes comfy chairs with lights for those later evenings & cornhole boards. We love the frisbee golf course, as it takes you around the entire grounds. A short walk to Carter Falls hiking trail, or to Grassy Creek Vineyards trail in the other direction. Another hiking trail takes you alongside the back of the campground where the creek winds. Lots of fire pits on the other side. We love waking up in the mornings to hear the cows out & the roosters crowing, among the silence of the early morning campground. A quick drive to downtown Elkin to explore the city & all it has to offer is always a must for us.”
Barbie M.

“We return year after year and each year bring more friends with us and they love it as much as we do. Close to the wineries for the girls close to the fishing for the boys. Lots of hiking trails. There is a small disc golf course on the property as well as several places other than your campsite to gather and hang out. Very clean, quiet and relaxing. Elkin is beautiful!”
Linda L.