As North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh is a hub for outdoor adventure. Kayak the Neuse River, or hike and bike 180 miles of greenway trails—and that’s just in town. Within an hour, several state parks and recreation areas offer quiet camping. Whether you prefer an RV park or rustic tent site, Raleigh has you covered. You don’t have to go far from Raleigh to find great camping. At William B. Umstead State Park, 28 tent camping sites are open from April to November. Fish and canoe on three lakes, or hike and bike the trail system. Closer to town, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds offers free Wi-Fi and full hookups. Families love Falls Lake State Recreation Area near Durham. With five beaches, hiking trails, and four campgrounds, it has something for every adventurer. At Jordan Lake, 1,000+ campsites sit near 14 miles of trails and seven beaches. In the fall, camp among the changing leaves at Raven Rock State Park. With its mild climate and 213 sunny days per year, Raleigh is a camper’s dream. Tent camping is possible in the winters, but an RV or cabin is more comfortable. Summers are hot and humid; book shaded sites for comfort. Spring and fall are spectacular, with warm days and cool evenings.