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.



NO Electricity - Which means no electrical outlets, no A/C!  Light will be provided at meal times by oil burning lanterns and in the cabins by propane lanterns.  All other light will be provided by the flashlight YOU bring. 

Cell Service - Is extremely weak in the valley at the lodge and cannot be relied upon.   You will potentially have service at higher elevations such as the Charit Creek Lodge Parking Lot and  the Twin Arches.

Bathrooms & Showers - Are separate free standing structures.  They are not connected to your cabin.  These are modernized facilities with hot showers and flush toilets.  

On-Site Purchases - CCL Merchandise, beer/wine, snacks/drinks, towels and firewood are available to overnight guests. Please bring cash or check.

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

  • Quiet Time is 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

  • Charit Creek Lodge operates on Eastern Time.


Family style dinner consists of a meat entree, side, vegetables, home made bread, dessert and coffee, tea or lemonade and water.    Vegetarian options are available with advance notice.  Our guests rave about the menu, the main ingredient is LOVE!  Sample menu:

Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Chicken

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

Green Bean Casserole

Spicy Turnip Greens

Candied Yams

Fresh Baked Cornbread

Peach Cobbler

For breakfast you can expect eggs, sausage or bacon, pancakes or biscuits, juice and coffee.

  • Dinner is served family style at 6 p.m. Eastern Time - Breakfast is served family style 8 a.m. Eastern Time.

  • Coffee is available in the dining hall before Breakfast.

  • 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).

  • Charit Creek Lodge operates on Eastern Time.

Please Note:

Vegetarian meals are available.  They are determined by what is on hand or in season.  To order a vegetarian meal (includes eggs), specify in the notes during the booking process.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate gluten free, lactose free  or allergy specific meals.  All meals are prepared and served family style.  Please be punctual for meal time, the kitchen closes 1 hour after serving time.


Please bring your own towel and soap ($5 towel rental now available), due to our remoteness there are no laundry facilities on-site. You will also need a canteen or water bottle, bug spray,  flashlight, rain gear, sturdy shoes and light backpack filled with your overnight necessities.  First aid kit and camera are also good ideas.  Dress according to the season.  Cabins are heated by wood burning stove during the winter months & WARM blankets are provided for  guests!  All cabins contain one cooler.


Dogs are welcome at Charit Creek Lodge at a rate of $5 per night!  The National Park Service enforces a leash law.  Please clean up after your dog around the lodge.  Dogs are not allowed on beds or in the dining hall.  


Bears are prevalent in Big South Fork and active in the area of Charit Creek Lodge.  Bears have become the subject of intense management efforts, so they do not have to pay for human mistakes with their lives.  If you see a bear please inform us so we can file an observation report with the Park.  Learn more here Black Bears in the Big South Fork.