RV & Camping Parking on Sugar Mountain

Per the Village of Sugar Mountain ordinance, travel trailers, campers and recreational vehicle (RVs) are not to be temporarily parked or resided in within village limits for any period of time. To be able to park a travel trailer long term, a permanent, natural, live-plant screen must be installed. For further info, please see the ordinance below, or call the Village Hall.

Find many nearby options for safely storing your camper and campgrounds for visiting friends and family:

Banner Elk Self Storage: If you are looking for a short term parking spot for your RV or camper, this company has several nearby locations. 828-201-2567. Go to their website.

Grandfather Campground: Located between Sugar Mountain and Boone, they are open all year with 30 and 50 amp full hook-up sites. Daily and monthly options. 800-788-2582. Go to their website.

The Little Campground and Cabin: Located between Banner Elk NC and Elk Park, this campground has large sites, full hook ups, concrete patios, wi-fi and coin laundry. 828-387-0206. Go to their website.

Linville Falls Campground:  Seasonal RV Park just off the Blue Ridge Parkway with full hook-up sites and water/electric. Closed during winter months. 828-765-2681. Go to their website.

Down By The River Campground: This “55 & over” park in Pineola accommodates all sizes of RVs. Their flat, paved sites offer water, sewer and 30 and 50 amp service. Most are pull-thru. Open May-October. 828-733-5057. Go to their website.

Village of Sugar Mountain Travel Trailer Ordinance

(A)   Definitions.   For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

PROPERLY BUFFERED. Natural live-plant screening located at least five feet from the property line such that the travel trailer is screened from view or covered at a minimum of 80% of the visible portion of the travel trailer, along three sides (which shall include the two longest sides of the vehicle). Screening shall be accomplished by planting live evergreen trees along three sides of the travel trailer if the travel trailer is visible from adjacent or abutting properties. Except where screening would limit legal access to a street, screening must be provided between travel trailers and public streets.

TRAVEL TRAILERS. Any vehicle, recreation vehicle, trailer, or similar portable structure, with or without its own motive power, designed or constructed to be driven, towed, or carried on the public streets and designed or constructed to permit a temporary occupancy for living and sleeping purposes.

(B)   Kept in properly buffered areas. Travel trailers, houses mounted on self-propelled or drawn vehicles, tents, or other forms of portable or temporary housing may be kept in properly buffered areas at a residential dwelling so long as the following guidelines are adhered to:

  1.       They are kept for purposes of storage until future use;
  2.       They are unoccupied as long as they remain at the lot; and
  3.       They may not be kept on a vacant lot or property not occupied by the owner’s residence.

(C)   Foliage.  If the buffer area is to be located along a road or street, whether public or private, foliage cannot extend into the street or obstruct sight lines around curves or from intersections such that it would cause a danger or inconvenience to vehicular or pedestrian traffic on said road or street.

For more details, go to the Sugar Mountain Code of Ordinance.