Mortimer, North Carolina is a ghost town in Wilson Creek Township.
Once a mill town with a population of around 800, the town flooded in 1940 and was subsequently abandoned. Several remains are still in existence today, including machinery from the mill and the foundations of several buildings.
These silent remnants welcome hikers and campers to explore & discover a time lived long ago.
The Mortimer Campground is operated by the US Forest Service and is located 10 miles north of Brown Mountain Beach in Mortimer. It is a beautiful, primitive campground, including hiking trails, waterfalls, and swimming, restrooms & showers and also contains Wilson Creek, a beautiful spot and quite a good place for fishing & recreation, especially for people who don’t have a lot of money to spend.

Address for the campground: 8384 NC-90, Collettsville, NC 28611
Fun Fact:
Today, there are only about 16 permanent families living along the stream. Much of the mountain property in the northwestern part of Caldwell County is public land held by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Kelly Josker

Springville, NY

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