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Tar River Life

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· North Carolina
40 acres
15 sites
15 Tent
​Back to the basics, come and experience Tar River Life’s primitive camping on the Tar River. Enjoy being on the river and listening to slow running sound of the Tar River. Bring your own tent or rent one of ours. You can drive your vehicle to all of our campsites. The drive to camp is about 1/2 miles. Each site includes a fire pit, wood and trash bin. Cook your own meals or try and catch your own fish from the river. Campsites can be secluded or grouped. Each site comes with a picnic table, 1 bundle of wood and trash can. Stay for a night or longer period of time, come and enjoy the outdoors with us. We have lots of walking trails, fishing access, wildlife, kayaking and tubing (must be purchased through us). 2WD vehicles are ok except during wet conditions. There is a grocery store ( food lion ) about 30 minute away. So you can stock up on supplies on your way to your next adventure. We are pet friendly!
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Paddling
Wildlife watching
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North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Nikki M.Joined in February 2022
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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26 ratings · 20 reviews
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Roxy C.recommends
October 31, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Tar River Camping!
I had an absolutely wonderful time at this campsite. There was so much privacy and the spot was right on the water. I even jumped into the river at one point. The hosts are also extremely kind and welcoming. I highly recommend this spot and will definitely be back soon!
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Karen H.recommends
October 29, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
If heaven was on earth…
Tar River is a treasure to behold. We must have been in Gods grace because our camping experience was as close to heaven as I dream. We felt safe and at peace at our spot. The space was accommodating for two tents; picnic table, large trash bin and well formed fire pit for our use. The true treasure came in the form of Karla. She took true care of us. Checked in, made sure we were comfortable and even went the extra mile with supplies so we didn’t have to leave, and spent more time in our kayaks. The only two things are the bathroom accommodation needs replacing; the door barely closed, the steps were so rickety I thought I’d crack the wood…and the dogs at night. Whoever owns those dogs keeps them in a pen and they love to bark and howl all night. I will bring earplugs next time. I hope we were good guests and would love to return with more friends to share this gem with. Thank you. 💕
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Emily R.recommends
October 23, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Gorgeous site! Friendly host!
This place is amazing. We were greeted, led to a gorgeous site that had room to roam, views galore, a potable toilet nearby, and a bundle of wood!!! We cannot wait to to back!
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Luke M.recommends
October 23, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Great spot!
Loved our stay thank you!!
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John R.recommends
October 20, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping (4+ tents)
Camping and fishing
Absolutely loved the river and the land this campground is on. My brother and I spent a night here, brought a blow up boat and spent all day fishing. We had a lot of bites, and a few fish caught. Can't wait to come back.
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Julia R.recommends
October 9, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Lovely location, clean, quiet, convenient, affordable, and generous with the firewood provision! 1000/10!!! Thank you! We will be back.
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Delanie L.recommends
September 25, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping (4+ tents)
Super chill and fun
Loved the area. Definitely need a car that can take the bumps on the road. It was super nice and the manager (nikki)was super amazing. Definitely didn’t need the massive camp 9 but it was super open and the kids and dogs loved it.
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Nathan L.recommends
September 12, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
We arrived later than expected so it was a little harder to find in the dark and we'd only been given an (incorrect) GPS location, but once we called the host we got the right address and had a great time, all things considered! The spot was right on the river which made for relaxing sounds to fall asleep to.
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Ashley G.recommends
August 23, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Fun Local Camping Getaway!
For a close to home camping adventure with a 4.5 year old, Tar River Life definitely satisfied our last minute camping desire! We pulled our rooftop tent up in the shady side of site 9. Perfect trees near the fire ring for hanging a hammock with a decent view down to the river. Peaceful spot with friendly hosts- would definitely come back.. . Oh and must stop by Vollmer Farm on way out of town for coffee, ice cream, and lunch!
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Peter F.recommends
August 15, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Tent camping
The site was great. It was right of the river and provided an abundance of shade during the afternoon hours. The hosts were great. Will be staying there again.
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Ronald D.recommends
July 25, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Very nice campground. Very rustic. Lots of space between sites. Dirt road getting in is a bit rough. Would definitely camp there again.
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Anthony M.recommends
July 11, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Sleep by the river
Great site, pretty secluded, very nice folks! The gate to get there is a little hidden, but with a keen eye you can find it! There is hardly any cell reception (at least not for me), but who needs technology when you’re in the woods!
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Kelly W.recommends
July 3, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Dog Friendly :)
The sites were beautiful, level, equipped with a picnic table and trash can. Would definitely camp here again. Carla was super friendly and accommodating!
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Gabryel G.recommends
June 6, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Can’t wait to come back
Great camping spot. Carla was nice, met us at the gate, checked us in, and dropped by daily to see if we needed anything. We felt very welcomed by her. The site itself was by the river, shaded, quiet, and had a fire pit and table. The trees were close together and sturdy enough to hang a hammock. At night the sound of the river was soothing. Would recommend. We camped with our dog and he loved it, was able to avoid overheating, and had lots of space to move around in within the campsite.
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Louis B.recommends
May 31, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping (4+ tents)
Large Sites, Riverside View
Hosts were great, good communication in advance of our arrival. Met us at the gate and led us in to the campsite. Pitched our tent and the rest of our setup right beside the river (Tar River). Site was great, plenty of room as wall as space between campsites. Location easy to find and nearby town is not far at all if you forgot something. We will definitely book a campsite again.
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Kim W.recommends
May 30, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
2022 Camping Trip
We stayed three nights for our Anniversary and absolutely loved it!! The grounds are beautiful and well maintained by a group of amazing People! We will be back!!
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Jess G.recommends
May 29, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping (4+ tents)
Private sites with a nice river option.
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Catie C.recommends
May 29, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Loved camping right next to the river! Sites were next to each other but trees provided great privacy. Old train track area was very pretty and cool to see. Nikki was very friendly and provided great hospitality!
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Jim D.recommends
May 27, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Great Private Primitive Camping
We made a pit stop at Tar River Life on our way down to Myrtle Beach for a long weekend. Karla was super helpful upon our arrival. We showed up after hours, but she was quick to answer the phone and guide us to our campsite. We only had 3 tents, but easily could have fit 3 or 4 more. It was right on the Tar River, private, clean, and had a nice sized firepit. They also provided plenty of firewood which is a great touch.
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Angela H.recommends
May 9, 2022
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Great weekend to relax in nature!!
This was a great place to relax and unwind! Carla was so friendly and amazing in showing us to our site and checking to make sure we didn't need anything! The site was quiet, clean, large, right on the river and everything that was described. The fishing was fun! We even saw a river otter!! We had an amazing weekend and are booking to come back this upcoming weekend again. Highly recommend!
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