As you know, I have camped quite a bit around the US. One of my favorite places to camp is in North Carolina. You can choose from camping right on the beach and playing in the Atlantic Ocean or hiking the beautiful Smoky Mountains. North Carolina is the place to go if you want to do some hiking, biking, fishing, and my favorite, wildlife viewing. Check out these three campsites for your next camping adventure in North Carolina.
Campfire Lodgings, Asheville
I don’t usually go with private campgrounds, but Campfire Lodgings in Asheville is an exception. This campground is nestled in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. If you are newer to camping, going with a private campground can help to alleviate any worries you may have. Campfire Lodgings has options for tent or RV camping, plus there are rental cabins, yurts, and the Cliff House. There are 100 acres of woods and more hiking and biking trails than you can imagine.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park, North Carolina
There are 10 campsites located in Great Smoky Mountain National Park that are accessible by cars and RVs. You can also do backcountry camping and there is a horse campground also available. For car camping, check out either Cades Cove or Smokemont campgrounds for RV and tent camping. This national park is full of wildlife viewing of elk, white-tailed deer, black bears, raccoons, and wild turkeys. There are waterfalls to hike back to, trails to bike and wander on, and beautiful fall colors to see while you are fishing the day away.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Outer Banks
There is nothing quite like visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There are beautiful beaches, marine life, and a way of life that slows down with the rolling in of the waves. At Cape Hatteras National Seashore you can choose from four different campgrounds. All of them have space for RVs and tent camping, and have dump sites, showers, and fireside grills. These campgrounds are ocean-side so you can fall asleep to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean. The Frisco Campground is located right in the sand dunes, whereas the others are separated by the beach with barrier dunes.
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