This may be the nicest-looking GNCC of all. The picturesque Steele Creek Campground hosts this one, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background make this a nice place to be even if we weren’t racing. Campers will appreciate the hookups and the small country store located on the premises.
This is a classic cross-country track too, with plenty of creek crossings, mud bogs and rocks. It’s rugged. And the hills, going both up and down are long and steep. As the race goes on, a lot of tree roots become exposed. This makes for a rough ride when it’s dry and a slick track when it rains.
The coolest part of the track is the creek crossing near the pits. The track weaves around next to a stream before eventually plunging into it. Then the riders have to duck their heads to get under a concrete bridge that the fans get to stand on and watch from. It can get pretty cold at Steele Creek, so prepare to dress warm.
Steele Creek is an actual campground. Hook-ups are available, but separate fees apply for camping. More Information to check out Steele Creek Campground's web page.
From Thompson: Take I-20 to Exit 172 Rt. 78 for 14.8 miles. Track is 5 miles East of Washington, GA on Rt. 78.
Steele Creek Campground
7081 NC Hwy 181