We live in Charlotte, NC and bought our first TT at the end of last year. We've had the opportunity to take some great trips in South Carolina at Myrtle Beach SP, Huntington Beach SP and Chester SP... great facilities, great space, great times. So here's my question...
Where is the good NC camping? Looking online, the NC State Park system appears to offer next to nothing in the way of RV camping options. So those of you in the Piedmont, where do you go for a weekend? What do you recommend? We'd love to find some spots to use for those three-day weekends.
Thanks in advance.
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Dan Nicholas Park near salisbury they have W/E only, Crosswinds campgraound in Linwood NC South of Lexington and Zooland Family Campground are three of our favorites in the area Though there are more. There is a low number of good state park campgrounds in NC I have to say SC does a great job with nice campgrounds in their state park system.
Depends on what you're looking for in a campground. There are only a handful of FHU sites in the state park system. I don't go often due to this fact and the fact that there are no real amenities. Jordan Lake's bathhouses leave a lot to be desired. You need your own soap and the showers are 3 cylinder block walls with a moldy curtain.
I have stopped and looked at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, very nice park. We love Fancy Gap KOA in Virginia just north of Mt. Airy. Mama Gerties in Asheville is a super clean cg on the mountainside, but no pool or kiddie type stuff.
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I'm taking notes, too, because we're NC camping newbies. Also have enjoyed states parks like Huntington Beach SP in SC.
Here's one for you - Croatan National Forest Cedar Point campground. It has water & electric and a dump station. You now can reserve sites in advance (I believe through Reserve America.)
Wooded sites with easy marked hiking trails through the marsh area. Convenient to good grocery store, hardware, fuel, restaurants, produce stands etc. If you like the beach, it is just a few miles/minutes to Emerald Isle across the Bogue Sound bridge. Located close to the intersection of 54 and 24 on the coast.
Some interesting things to see/do within 30 mins to an hour's drive like Fort Macon over on the island, the Maritime Museum and Old Burying Ground/historic district in Beaufort NC, and the waterfront seafood restaurants in Morehead City.
We live nearby and went there for our first shakedown overnight when we got our RV.
Go there. Lots of CGs. Several of our favorites are Raccoone Holler in Glendale springs. Yes it's up the mountain not that far from Charlotte.
Orchard Lake near Saludia. Again up the hill.
also the primitive CG on the Blue ridge Parkway. they are great, but have no hookups, Do have dumping stations, and fresh water. Also for Julian Price, Just out of Blowing Rock. Air Conditioning is never needed, as it is not at Linville Falls, also on the BRP.
Honey Bear just out of Boone is great as well. Full hook up there.
It seems there is a CG on every corner in the Blue Ridge Mountains