Find Your Ideal Camping Spot to Get Away This Summer

Find Your Ideal Camping Spot to Get Away This Summer

Pisgah National Forest features 11 designated campgrounds with hundreds of campsites

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
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.

Camping at Grassy Ridge Bald on Appalachian Trail


Of Stately Proportions
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.

State camping at Pilot Mountain


Just Coast Along
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.

Coast camping at Carolina Beach


Over the Mountains
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.

Camping with your dog in the Mountains


Close for Comfort
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 Piedmont cities.

Uwharrie National Forest camping


Finding Forest
The Crystal Coast of North Carolina offers countless waterfront attractions and marine habitats. Here you’ll find Croatan National Forest, an excellent place for kayaking, fishing, bird watching and camping.

Forest camping at Croatan National Forest


Make the most of your travels this season and discover the endless possibilities of summer in North Carolina.


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