Camping in North Carolina

North Carolina welcomes you with charming historical towns, adventure and leisure, fabulous shopping and golf, and some of the kindest weather you'll ever meet. Unique experiences await campers in each of North Carolina's three distinct regions, the mountains, the piedmont and the coast. You're sure find friendly people and an adventure  when visiting this state.

Biltmore
Discover the awe-inspiring wonder of Biltmore in Asheville. Begin with the breathtaking beauty of 250-room Biltmore House-Americas largest home-and century-old gardens. Explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard through a variety of activities from horseback riding to rafting. Please your palate at our award-winning winery and restaurants, then browse our shops for unique items inspired by George Vanderbilts estate. Finally, savor the long-lasting benefits of a luxurious getaway at our four-star inn. Open daily.

Grandfather Mountain
Marvel at 360 degree views from the highest peak in the Blue Ridge and let our knowledgeable staff help you find your own perfect adventure at one of the worlds most environmentally diverse nature preserves. Feel the rush as you cross the Mile High Swinging Bridge, laugh at bears and otters in natural habitats and picnic in a scenic spot.Grandfather Mountains only private park in the world designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Reach the top of a mountain near Asheville in about 30 seconds. Thats the time it takes to ride the 26-story elevator built inside Chimney Rock. Stretching some 75-miles, the view is pure exhilaration. But, the Park is more than just a rock; it offers a mountain of possibilities. Whether you want a leisurely stroll, a challenging hike, something fun & interactive for the kids or guided rock climbing instruction for some real high adventure, theres no shortage of ways to find yourself breathless. The Parks towering cliffs & 404-foot waterfall were the backdrop for many scenes in the 1992 remake of the movie The Last of the Mohicans. Youll find them even more impressive when you see them in person.

Hammocks Beach State Park
Hammocks Beach State Park is made of three different areas. The 30-acre Mainland, Bear Island a 980 acre unspoiled barrier island, and Huggins Island, a 211 acre maritime island located at the mouth of the White Oak River in Bogue Inlet. Huggins Islands thick, overgrown maritime forest is a stark contrast to Bear Islands wide-open, windswept sand dunes. Huggins Island is well known for its rich natural history, but along with its varied flora and fauna, Huggins Island and its Civil War-era Battery has played an important role in the history of Swansboro and the State of North Carolina.

Battleship North Carolina
As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself at sea in 1942 searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Discover how this heroic Ship and brave crew fought in every major naval offensive in the Pacific of WWII. This is an historic adventure you dont want to miss! The North Carolina is preserved in all her glory just as she was in World War II, a defining moment in history. She will captivate your heart by giving you a deeper appreciation of what it took to bring victory and peace to the world. Discover our detailed visual displays that interpret the Ship for a younger generation. Located one hour north of Myrtle Beach on Hwy 17 North or two hours southeast of Raleigh on I-40 east across from historic downtown Wilmington at the junction of highways 17/74/76/421. Open Every Day!

Carolina Beach State Park
Spot the rare Venus flytrap and other species of plants. Wind your way through habitats along intriguing trails or enjoy fishing and boating. Covers 712 acres with five miles of hiking trails, and boat ramps, slips and fuel dock. Campsites, picnic areas, group camping. Free. Fee for camping, ramps and slips.

Fearrington House Country Inn
Pittsboro is home to NC's only AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Five Star for both dining and lodging. Breathtaking scene when the gardens are in full bloom, the setting elegantly simple and similar to a European country inn. Belted Galloways ("Belties") graze the meadows while guests enjoy formal tea. Shops, restaurants, and more.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, a firm tug on your fishing line. It's going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water spraying your face. The boat motor ahead roaring. Suddenly, your skis give way, a splash landing! Hear the laughter of children, smell charcoal drifting through the air, feel a breeze blowing over the campground. With almost 14,000 acres of water, all this and more is yours to discover at Jordan Lake. The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation operates eight recreation areas on the lake: Crosswinds Campground, Ebenezer Church, Parkers Creek, Poplar Point, Seaforth, Vista Point, Robeson Creek and New Hope Overlook. Whether you're looking for fun in the sun or an evening under the stars, Jordan Lake offers it all.

Hanging Rock State Park
A 6,968 acre state park with more than 18 miles of maintained trails leading to vistas, waterfalls, sparkling streams, 12 acre lake and National Register of Historic Places, Civilian Conservation Corps facilities. Hanging Rock State Park encompasses the highest peaks of the Sauratown Mountains, an ancient range named for the Saura Indians. Campgrounds and cabins, picnic areas, fishing, seasonal swimming and boat rentals, observation tower and climbing by permit.