Escape to Mocksville for a camping trip full of peaceful hikes along historical backcountry.
Mocksville, North Carolina is a charming town nestled in the heart of Davie County. It’s surrounded by natural landscapes, including nearby parks and campgrounds for tent camping, glamping, and RV hookups. Explore Rich Park in town for playgrounds, paved trails for walking or biking, and facilities for bocce ball, horseshoes, and picnics. Then head out to hike through Uwharrie National Forest, fish in Tanglewood Park, or enjoy water sports like kayaking and canoeing on Yadkin River near Boone’s Cave Park. For some backcountry history, visit local landmarks like the site of Daniel Boone’s Family Cabin, as well.
Spanning over 50,000 acres, Uwharrie National Forest offers numerous hiking trails, fishing in its pristine lakes and rivers, and off-roading opportunities on designated off-highway vehicle trails. The park also provides opportunities for horseback riding, birdwatching, and mountain biking. Camping options are available at five tent and RV campgrounds through the forest as well as dispersed areas within the forest, allowing campers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings.
About 25 minutes from Mocksville, campers can explore 7.5 miles of trails that weave through the backcountry. Fittingly named Boone’s Cave Park, wander the park’s 100+ acres—just like Daniel Boone did—on secluded forest hiking trails. Then, grab a bite at picnic shelters with stunning views of Yadkin River. Along the river, campers will find fishing spots and easy access for kayaking and canoeing. Keep an eye out for native wildflowers, butterflies, and diverse wildlife, including deer and hawks, as well. Campers can reserve their place in tent-exclusive primitive campgrounds with camping pads right in the park to spend multiple days in the wilderness.
Only about 15 minutes from Mocksville by road, find Tanglewood Park—where campers can set up tents, park their RVs, and enjoy the park’s natural beauty. Explore scenic hiking trails, go fishing in one of two stocked lakes, or try boating and paddling adventures. Golf enthusiasts can also play on the park's championship golf courses. Cool off during hot days at the Aquatic Center, which provides a water playground and a lap pool.
Springtime brings mild temperatures and excellent weather for hiking and fishing, with some occasional rain showers. Summers can be hot and humid, with temperatures reaching the 80s and 90s—perfect for water-based activities like swimming or boating. Be prepared for potential thunderstorms during summer. In fall, temperatures start to cool down, ranging from the 50s to 70s. Winters can be chilly, with temperatures dropping to freezing or below, but they bring a peaceful and quiet time to campgrounds that remain open.