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Tar River Life

· Lake Royale, Franklin, North Carolina
40 acres hosted by Nikki M.
16 tent sites
​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 also the Vollmer Farm, with seasonal produce a Full Coffee Shop with breakfast goodies and baked goods and not to mention their fabulous ice cream. They have goods from around NC including, eggs, honey, meats, beers, wine and more. There is a grocery store (Food Lion) about 15 minutes away. So you can stock up on supplies on your way to your next adventure. We are pet friendly!
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87 ratings · 71 reviews
Josh C.recommends
May 15, 2024
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Awesome camping spot! I brought my boys (9 and 6) and we had a blast! Right on the river with plenty of shade and space. About 5 minutes from a local farm that has an ice cream shop, too. Can't wait to go back!
Jrmann331 M.recommends
May 5, 2024
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Camping in April
We had a great time once again, this has been my 3rd trip staying at the Tar River site. It is a relaxing location and all the kids had a great time. I took my 5 year old daughter for the first time and she cried when we arrived home saying she "wanted to go back camping".
Carlee N.recommends
May 4, 2024
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Gorgeous secluded place for a night in nature with my pup! It was just me, and I felt very safe. Relaxing area
Mark C.recommends
April 28, 2024
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Great location, lots of sites, some closer together than others, will def recommend and come back myself.
Stephanie R.recommends
April 28, 2024
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Second trip with Tar River and theyre just as accommodating as the first time. Billy takes great pride in making sure all the campsites are maintained and giving us the beat experience. Looking forward to the next trip.
Karen S.recommends
April 21, 2024
Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)
Great experience!
Everyone was so nice with checking in on me to make sure all was good. Nikki, Billy and Man - thank you for an awesome spot and well needed escape!
Lake Royale, Franklin, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora (North Carolina), Mánu: Yį Įsuwą (Catawba), and Occaneechi First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Nikki M.Joined in February 2022
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 10 hours
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