Find Your Ideal Camping Spot to Get Away This Summer

North Carolina is a camper’s paradise, offering campgrounds ranging from family-friendly and scenic to primitive and secluded. Many of the popular sites are located inside of our state parks, national parks and national forests, and are well-maintained. Discover the camping spot that best suits you and escape from the hustle and bustle this summer.

Make It a National Outing

Grassy Ridge Bald on Appalachian Trail

Make It a National Outing

National Parks

North Carolina is home to 14 parks within the National Park System, and you’ll find incredible campgrounds inside several of them. Find your preferred spot along the Appalachian Trail, for example.

Of Stately Proportions

Pilot Mountain State Park

Of Stately Proportions

State Parks

Think of the campsites inside our state parks as home base to a range of adventures, whether you’re going with friends, family or seeking a serene getaway with your significant other. Pilot Mountain State Park is a great choice.

Just Coast Along

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Just Coast Along

North Carolina Coast

Some of North Carolina’s most undeveloped places are along our coast. The soft dunes and flat plains of this region are perfect for setting up camp, from the northern tip of the Outer Banks down to the Cape Fear.

 

Over the Mountains

Near Max Patch Summit

Over the Mountains

Western North Carolina

The element of surprise that comes with the varied climate in our mountains is a big part of what makes a trip here exciting. And camping is a great way to experience it – for your dog, too.

 

Close for Comfort

Uwharrie National Forest

Close for Comfort

Piedmont Region

Camping in the mountains or on the coast certainly has its appeal. But if you want to be near urban amenities – in case you decide to break away from the grounds for a day – consider the campsites in our central region.

 

Finding Forest

Finding Forest

Pamlico Sound

North Carolina's coastal sounds offer countless waterfront attractions and marine habitats. Here you’ll find Croatan National Forest, an excellent place for kayaking, fishing, bird watching and camping.

 

Updated April 25, 2018
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