The 10 Best Camping Spots in North Carolina!

North Carolina’s climate makes for excellent camping weather year-round. Whether you’re escaping into the mountains, exploring deep within a forest or setting up along a river, North Carolina offers a variety of terrain for camping. Here are 10 camping spots for those in the state seeking outdoor adventures. 

1. Black Mountain Campground, Burnsville, NC

With lantern posts, showers, and more than 40 camping sites, Black Mountain Campground is an accessible yet outdoorsy space for campers of all ages. 

2. Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle, NC

Surrounded by wilderness, camping within the Piedmont at Pilot Mountain State Park is a natural getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle.

3. Lake Powhatan Campground, Asheville, NC

Bordering Asheville’s 6,000-acre Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Lake Powhatan Campground is close to natural wildlife and manmade leisure. 

4. Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro, NC

Primitive, group, and family campsites at Hammocks Beach State Park are reached after traveling by ferry to Bear Island.

5. Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville, NC

Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, so a night of camping at the summit will bring you close to the stars and the sunrise.

6. Frisco Woods Campground, Frisco, NC

On the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Frisco Woods Campground offers RV camping, secluded campsites, and cabins with air conditioning, heat, and electricity.

7. Ash Grove Mountain, Brevard, NC

Camping on Ash Grove Mountain, whether in tents or cabins, promises views of the mountain’s 25 waterfalls for its outdoor explorers.

8. Davidson River, Brevard, NC

Inside the Pisgah National Forest is the Davidson river, a popular spot for hiking, tubing, trout fishing, swimming, and camping.

9. Fires Creek Recreation Area, Hayesville, NC

Fires Creek Recreation Area’s picnic tables, grills, horseback and hiking trails, and campsites are sure to be an idyllic winter destination.

10. New River State Park, Laurel Springs, NC

With walk-in and canoe-in campsite locations, camping at New River State Park may be as casual or as grand as your entrance.

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