Hipcamp host Nikki M.,
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We have 12 sites for 1 to 3 tents. Pitch your tent on a river camping site. Enjoy the quiet primitive camping on the Tar River. 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 thr

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We have 12 sites for 1 to 3 tents. Pitch your tent on a river camping site. Enjoy the quiet primitive camping on the Tar River. 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.

Larger sites available for additional charge.

Campsite area
Tent sites
12 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Nikki a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Tar River Tent Camping(1-3 tents)

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Tubing

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Kayak Trip-Tandem

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Kayak-Single

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Eggs

Dozen eggs

Farm fresh eggs available.

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Firewood bundle

Additional wood for camping.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Remember to bring your poles!

Paddling

Kayaking & Tubing -must go through us

Wildlife watching

Places to see near Tar River Life

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Hipcamper Ronald
Ronald D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 25th, 2022

Very nice campground. Very rustic. Lots of space between sites. Dirt road getting in is a bit rough. Would definitely camp there again.

Hipcamper Anthony

Sleep by the river

Anthony M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 11th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Kelly

Dog friendly :)

Kelly W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2022

The sites were beautiful, level, equipped with a picnic table and trash can. Would definitely camp here again. Carla was super friendly and accommodating!

Hipcamper Gabryel

Can’t wait to come back

Gabryel G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2022

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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Hipcamper Kim

2022 camping trip

Kim W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2022

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!!

Hipcamper Catie
Catie C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2022

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!

Bank and river view from campsiteOld train tracksCampsite
Hipcamper Jim

Great private primitive camping

Jim D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Angela

Great weekend to relax in nature!!

Angela H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 9th, 2022

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!

Enjoying coffee by the riverSite 2
Hipcamper Peter F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2022
Hipcamper Ezequiel R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2022
Property
Tar River Life
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$35/night
12 Sites