HIKE! PACKING LIST
Here’s the deal, for HIKE! We are car camping. What does that mean? It means you are able to reserve a space at this campground and pull directly up to your campsite where you’ll find a picnic table, fire ring, and a big flat space for your tent.
Due to park regulations, you need to reserve your own campsite at Paddys Creek Drive-in Tent Camping Area. If you need help with that, send me a message.
I will provide all of your meals at my campsite, which will be a short walk away, we’re all staying at Paddys Creek. You are able to have six people and park two cars at each site. The sites do not have electricity, but there is a bathhouse, which I’m sure will have outlets. There’s also clean water available.
Here’s what you should plan on packing for a weekend of car camping and epic day hikes on the Blue Ridge Mountain range. Of course, you don’t need everything on this list, but take enough so that you are able to be warm, dry, and comfortable throughout the weekend.
full tank of gas
directions to Paddys Creek Drive-in Tent Camping Area
cell phone + charger
headlamp or flashlight / lantern + spare batteries
day backpack for hiking adventures
tent, poles, rainfly, stakes
sleeping pad or air mattress (keep in mind there is no electricity.. There are air pumps that plug into vehicle cigarette lighters that work well)
cooler + ice + drinks for yourself for the weekend
water bottles or camelbak to keep you hydrated during the day hikes
place setting - you must bring your own fork, spoon, knife, plate, bowl, cup, and mug. I will provide the meals.
bath towel + maybe a face towel for sweat while hiking?
toothbrush and paste
toilet paper / baby wipes
medication + pain relievers
earplugs + eye mask if you’re not used to sleeping in a tent
glasses / contacts + solution
bandana or buff
active clothes that are quick dry
layers - it will be windy and chilly on the summits
puffy jacket or warm fleece for the summits + evenings
boots or trail shoes
wool socks / hiking socks
underwear + bra + pajamas
camp sandals or other shoes to give your feet a rest
camera + accessories