Charit Creek Lodge

BIg South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Charit Creek Lodge is a rustic backcountry lodge located in Big South Fork, only accessible by hiking. biking or horseback. Catering to outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.


Charit Creek Lodge is a rustic wilderness lodge located in a valley in the heart of Big South Fork.  The lodge offers a unique way to experience the beauty and serenity of the park.  It is accessible by hiking, biking or horseback only.  Choose the shortest path of 1.1 miles or spend the day exploring the trails of Big South Fork  (Trail Maps). National Geographic Illustrated Trails Map also available for purchase during booking in Merchandise.

The lodge's buildings are National Historic Register-eligible and are among some of the oldest buildings being utilized in the National Park System.  The lodge is a wonderful place to escape the modern world.  While reasonably accessible, it is both peacefully isolated and remote.  There are three types of accommodations available, full service, limited service and horse stabling.

The lodge is completely off the grid!  Each cabin is equipped with lanterns and a wood burning stove. Comfortable beds and linens are provided. Modern restroom and shower facilities are available for all overnight guests.  All cabins are private (not shared with other groups)!  

  • Check In 3 p.m. - Checkout 11 a.m.

  • Dinner is served family style at 6 p.m. (ET) - Breakfast is served family style at 8 a.m. (ET)

  • Please be punctual for serving time! You may NOT schedule a personal meal time. Kitchen closes 1 hour after serving time. Schedule your needed travel & hike time accordingly (minimum of 30 minutes hiking from CCL parking).

  • Quiet Time is 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. (ET)

  • Charit Creek Lodge operates on EASTERN TIME.

  • Closed January 1 - February 28 for winter.

For more information regarding accommodations visit the Rates Page.