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Lakeside Retreats @ Walnut Hill
9 sites · Lodging320 acres · Raleigh, North CarolinaWalnut Hill has been in the Mial/Williamson family since 1775.This camp site is on 320 acres of...
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Smoky Mountain Meadows
29 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents57 acres · Bryson City, North CarolinaWhen you enter Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground, you can leave all the “rush-rush” of your daily...
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The headwaters of the Nantahala River can be heard from every site!
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Winding Stair Campground
8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Franklin, North CarolinaWinding Stair Campground sits at an elevation of 3,880 feet, next to the headwaters of the...
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The Farmstead at Mill Spring
8 sites · Lodging5 acres · Mill Spring, North CarolinaThe Farmstead is a special type of experience because it offers guests an opportunity to...
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Mountain View Acres
7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Flat Rock, North CarolinaMake some memories at this unique and family-friendly place. Completely remodeled January of...
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Gold River / camp + cabins
9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Marion, North CarolinaA former Gold & Gem Panning operation on the Second Broad River, this little slice of paradise...
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Holdenbrook
7 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Warne, North Carolina5 acres of private property nestled in the western North Carolina / NE Georgia mountains and...
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CreekStone in Candler, NC
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Candler, North CarolinaAwesome 360° Mountain Views at CreekStone’s three VISTA360 campsites for small to large...
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We purposely tucked the campsite high up against the mountain to achieve complete solidarity.
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In the family since the 1800's
10 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · TennesseeI'm Active Duty Air Force, stationed in Virginia with my Wife and our 3 teenage boys, until I can...
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Wellspring Mountain
11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents500 acres · North CarolinaWelcome to our Hipcamp; we are excited that you are here! Are you drawn to the outdoors and...
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Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa Farm
12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents95 acres · North CarolinaWe are a Mangalitsa farm in The Smoky Mountains of western NC. The entire property is oriented...
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Glamptopia by Marsh & Mountain
6 sites · Lodging40 acres · North CarolinaCAMP was formed in 2019. Each letter represents the first letter in all four of our names.  Our...
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Crank up the fiddle-and-banjo tunes while driving through the High Country, where campsites and high-altitude views along the Blue Ridge Parkway are marked by mists and mountains. The parkway rolls up to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, not far from the gorgeous homelands of the Cherokee tribe. Just east in Asheville, the Ale Trail rivals the Biltmore as the top draw, though live music and a fantastic culinary scene are close behind. Drive east to the windswept barrier islands of the Outer Banks for coastal camping, wildlife watching, and outdoor adventures that tear across sea and sky. Charlotte, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh anchor the booming Central Piedmont.

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High Country & the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway passes overlooks, waterfalls, and campgrounds in the rugged High Country of western North Carolina as it swoops south from Virginia. Mount Mitchell State Park, Linville Gorge, and Grandfather Mountain are Instagram-pretty while hiking and mountain biking trails beg to be explored.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Cherokee

Stories about Cherokee leaders and 19th-century mountain families add historic context to the mountain-and-forest views in the deep-green Smokies. Feeling social? Hit the welcoming Nantahala Outdoor Center for all-sorts of wild adventures, from rafting to ziplining. The Appalachian Trail runs along the North Carolina and Tennessee border in the national park then veers south through Nantahala National Forest.

Asheville & the Foothills

An easy detour from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville is a mountain town that’s going places. The craft beer situation is out of control—more than 30 breweries!—while innovative chefs keep the foodie scene abuzz. Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure, and gorgeous waterfalls are outdoor highlights in the foothills. Mountain bikers, get your fix in Pisgah National Forest

North Carolina Coast

Wind, water, and sunny skies set a mood for fun along the North Carolina Coast. For the best all-around beach scene head to the Outer Banks, a 100-mile stretch of rugged barrier islands marked by dunes, fishing piers, and wild horses. Try hang-gliding at Jockey’s Ridge, windsurfing off Hatteras Island, and parasailing and paddling in Corolla and Duck. For close-to-the-beach tent camping, drive south to Cape Hatteras National Seashore or ferry over to Ocracoke Island.

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