North Carolina is a beautiful state to travel through and spend some time camping. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Piedmont area, all the way to the coast and Outer Banks, there is such a diverse scenery to take in. If you're planning a trip through North Carolina, there are a bunch of potential campgrounds you could stay at, some better than others. We rounded up the best ones - here are our recommendations for the best campgrounds in North Carolina.
Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground
With its prime location in the Outer Banks, Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground proudly offers the only oceanfront to soundfront camping in North Carolina. The huge campground has over 400 sites spanning its grounds on Hatteras Island, which is the spit of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. Visitors have easy access to local Outer Banks attractions like the famous lighthouses, the Wright Brothers Memorial, and Blackbeard the Pirate's former haunts. For more Outer Banks camping advice, check out our friends over at Twiddy.
Bear Den Mountain Resort and Campground
Situated along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Bear Den Mountain Resort and Campground is a nature lover's paradise. In addition to the beautiful natural surroundings of the campground, it also has top-of-the-line amenities with very recently renovated bathhouses, furnished cabin rentals as well as RV and tent sites, and group and two-family sites if you come with friends. Bear Den Mountain truly lives up to its tagline of "Your Base Camp For Mountain Adventure".
Midway Campground Resort
Family owned and operated for four generations, Midway Campground Resort cares about creating valuable family memories for its guests. Midway offers a variety of different camping options ranging from full hookup RV sites to tent camping sites to cabin rentals. The campground also offers top-notch amenities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, free WiFi, and a fishing pond for guests to enjoy.
Cross Country Campground
Cross Country Campground is conveniently located only half an hour from downtown Charlotte, NC, giving guests the perfect access to area attractions such as Lake Norman, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and professional sports teams. The campground offers countless activities for families including treasure hunts and family tournaments. The over 400 campsites are nestled in peaceful and wooded surroundings.
Indian Creek Campground
Get back to nature with a stay at Indian Creek Campground, located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation at the southern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The campground is secluded, quiet, heavily wooded, naturally beautiful and nestled on 88 acres. The camping options include primitive tent sites, creek side sites for tents, pop-ups or small RVs, full hook up sites, and cabin rentals. Amenities include camp store, clean restrooms with hot showers, stocked trout stream, playground, dump station, laundry, and WiFi access.
Ela has served the unique joint purpose of campground and country store for visitors to its location midway between Bryson City and Cherokee, North Carolina. Campers at Ela can enjoy tubing down the Tuckasegee River, fishing, campfires, swimming in the pool and more. The store has all of the camping supplies you might need, but it also serves as an information center for the area and provides fishing bait, inner tubes, and water toys for visitors to enjoy the area.
Brunswick Beaches Camping Resort
With a family-oriented experience in mind, Brunswick Beaches Camping Resort aims to provide a home away from home in the beautiful beach setting of South Brunswick Island. Guests can enjoy onsite amenities such as the pool, fishing pond, or volleyball, as well as the three family beaches that are close by the campsites. Halfway between Wilmington, NC and the popular beach destination of Myrtle Beach, SC, this campground is the perfect coastal getaway that balances nearby attractions with relaxing seclusion.
Zooland Family Campground
Zooland Family Campground has all of the activities and amenities that guests might be looking for on a family vacation. The campground features a jump pillow, swimming pools, a water slide, gem mine, and even axe throwing. Past visitors' reviews praise the kind and helpful staff, family oriented fun activities, and clean sites and facilities. Nearby attractions include Carowinds amusement park, the Greensboro Children's Museum, and of course, the North Carolina Zoo.
Carolina Country Campground
For visitors to the areas of Salisbury, Mocksville, and Charlotte, Carolina Country Campground is the perfect central North Carolina home base for travelers going north or south through the state. The ample amenities (all of which are included with your stay at the campground) include a petting zoo, mini golf, a lake for fishing and paddle boating, a hiking trail, a pool. horseshoe pits, and much more.
Tranter's Creek Resort and Campground
If you're a visitor to Eastern North Carolina, then Tranter’s Creek Resort and Campground is the place to stay! Enjoy a great cabin on the water, a huge pool, resort entertainment facilities, on-site store, and free Wi-Fi. The resort is only minutes away from historic Washington, North Carolina. Washington is known for attractions such as the North Carolina Estuarium, Havens Garden, and Goose Creek State Park.