The best camping near Hanging Rock State Park

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See waterfalls, heavily wooded trails, and towering peaks in this state park.  

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The Rocky Knoll

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Germanton, NC
The Rocky Knoll sits on about two acres of wooded land on a knoll with a breathtaking view of the mountains. Bring your family, pet and your tent to enjoy this beautiful secluded campsite which is conveniently located to Hanging Rock State, Pilot Mountain State Park, Belews Lake and Winston-Salem. This land has been in the family for many, many years. We just love the solitude on the Rocky Knoll and wanted to share it's beauty with others who enjoy nature.
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Why be Square?! Blue Ridge Yurt

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Pilot, VA
Blue Ridge Yurts is a woman-owned company in Floyd, Virginia, started by my mother, Sharon. We were staying at Treebones, a yurt 'glampground' in Big Sur, California, and fell in love with yurts together. My mom said, "I think I could build one of these," and the company was born! She does all the woodworking, using sustainable practices, with locally-sourced wood, and her best friend Kathy does the fabric end of things. I was one of her early guinea pigs, and love my yurt property dearly <3 This 24' yurt sits on a beautiful private acreage off an end-state maintenance road, with biking and hiking trails just a 20 minute drive from the touristy town of Floyd, Virginia. There's a steam shower sauna, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a deck overlooking the mountains with a table and seating. Enjoy!
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Kohler Farms-A Shire Horse...

1 site · RV, Tent35 acres · Walnut Cove, NC
NOTE: We are OPEN starting April 1st through October 31st. We are closed for the winter season. Welcome! This primitive Tent/RV site offers: 2-Private Acres + FREE Firewood + 8-foot Industrial Picnic Table + Little Tikes Picnic Table + Commercial-Grade Port-A-Potty + Large Garbage Can + 5-Gallon Bucket + Adirondack/Sitting Chairs + Pet Friendly! Solo travelers, families, and romantic getaway travelers: This is a very private and safe place to camp! Because we only have 1 site, you will be alone in the space the entire time. My family lives on the premises so we are here in case of an emergency. My daughter and I own this 35 acre secluded piece of heaven just minutes from Winston-Salem, Hanging Rock State Park, and other attractions. We are pet friendly (if your pet does not play well with our dog or horses, please leave them on a leash or at home). Our Shire horses are endangered and very BIG! We hope you have time to say hello to the horses during your visit.
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RIVER VIEW RANCH

10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · NC
THIS LAND IN 1723 WAS SURVEYED BY WILLIAM BYRD SENT BY THE KING OF ENGLAND TO SET BOUNDARIES FROM VIRGINIA TO NORTH CAROLINA. HIS JOURNAL SPEAKS ABOUT THE INDIANS THAT LIVED ON THE MAYO RIVER AND HOW THE ELK ROAMED THE AREA. THERE WAS SALMON IN THE RIVER AS BIG AS SHARKS. TODAY THIS RIVER IS CLASSIFIED AS ONE OF CLEANEST RIVERS IN AMERICA. THERE ARE NEW DISCOVERED SPECIES AND ENDANGERED SPECIES THAT LIVE ONLY HERE IN THE WORLD. LOTS OF HISTORY AND RICH IN NATURE. PROFESIONAL RIVER FISHERS CLAIM THE ECHO SYSTEM HERE IS THE BEST IN AMERICA. THIS PLACE IS A HIDDEN TREASURE. Possible sale for serious buyers Learn more about this land: RIVER WITH FISHING , TUBING ,KYAKING, . HUNTING WITH SEVERAL STANDS, COOKING, FIREPIT, TARGET RANGE,CABINS,SHOWER HOUSE. HISTORICAL PLACE WITH PRIVACY
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Hidden Oasis At High Rock Lake

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Lexington, NC
A breathe of fresh air. Hidden Oasis consists at the present 4 campsites safe and secluded in the woods, but close enough to town. Gravel drive into campsites with parking at the site. Shared Water hydrants for fresh water, bathroom with flushable toilet and outdoor shower with hot water. Shared Pavilion with ample seating, charcoal grill , refrigerator and sink with hot water, and a few cooking and eating utensils located within short distance of sites. Bring your own tent or rent one . Firewood available for purchase ..MOTORCYCLES welcome. Stay for one night or a week. Look forward to meeting you!
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The Oasis at Harmon Creek Farms

13 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Yadkinville, NC
Update: Our new BATHHOUSE now has a functioning flush toilet!!🛖 Pictures are coming soon, but it will also house a shower, sink, and dressing area, and is centrally located in front of the office at the pond. We're doing this to prove WE LOVE OUR CAMPERS! ❤ In addition, two new nicely wooded sites with pond view are now available to provide easy access even during periods of heavy rain. If the creek area floods, we will move your reservation there. :)🏕 Pitch your tent, van or popup on or near the bank of our creek or pond with lots of shade and complete privacy. You can drive right up to most sites, weather permitting. You will have access to a fire ring and picnic table (located at each site), firewood for sale on site (please do not bring firewood from off-site), clean drinking water (located near the pond), the creek to explore, our pond to fish, and wooded trails to hike. Once roamed by Native Americans and now farmed by the same family for over 6 generations, Harmon Creek Farm is a working farm of over 150+ acres. Peace, quiet, tranquility and privacy are overflowing along the creek, and hiking throughout the hills on the backside of the farm (and on the other side of the creek) leads to interesting and abundant flora and fauna. The stocked, spring fed pond is 'brimming" with angler challenges🎣 Our cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, ducks, quail, and geese are all eager to meet you, as are we! We currently have fresh eggs, pork and beef for sale on site as well as cured and smoked bacon. We will soon add fresh organically raised vegetables and herbs in season. Like us on Facebook (Harmon Creek Farms of NC) for the latest on what's going on here at the farm. :)
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Papa's Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Pilot Mountain, NC
Learn more about this land:Camp on a hill overlooking a working farm. Hiking, creek walks and farm animal encounters on the farm. Local area provides opportunities for  many outdoor activities including hiking, biking (road, trail, or mountain), kayaking, tubing, rock climbing, and fishing. Two state parks are located within 10 miles and the Blue Ridge Parkway is just 30 miles away. More than a dozen wineries within 30 minutes. Visit Mayberry while your here!
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Riverside Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Danbury, NC
Learn more about this land:Our scenic Dan River primitive campsite is private and secluded. It has plenty of cleared space for setting up a tent or tents to camp. It has wooded area all around the cleared campsite space with three access spots to the Dan River. The site sits on about a one acre lot. Great for fishing, sun bathing or just putting your feet in the water and relaxing! This is a great space for family camping! It has plenty of shade and a nice large flat space for easy tent set-up. If you kayak or canoe the river, our site makes for easy access in or out.
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The Dancing Pig On Abbotts Creek

3 sites · Lodging, Tents24 acres · Lexington, NC
A small homestead on the bank of Abbotts Creek near where it feeds into High Rock Lake. Peace and solitude , but close to the amenities of town. Less than a five minute drive to the grocery store, and less than a fifteen minute drive to uptown Lexington. Public access for kayaks is less than half a mile away. And the view is unbelievable! We’re currently undergoing changes! Check out our new camping platform, and stay tuned for a new, upcoming bell tent site. We have a corn hole board and bags now available for use, as well as a few other yard games The edible landscape is available for you to enjoy. Check here for what is currently available. 4/13/24 Update Herbs- rosemary, thyme, sage, chives, mint, oregano, catmint Onions Eggs
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Rivers Edge Trail Camp

7 sites · RVs5 acres · Allisonia, VA
LIKE us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/riversedgetrailcamp Standing on the New River Trail looking up where the campsites are located will give you the feeling that you truly are sleeping on the edge at Rivers Edge campground. Unique limestone formations can be found on the property. Large birds and even an eagle or two seem to prefer this area for hunting. Watch from a distance as farmers cut hay throughout the summer. This private cliff top setting has 6 newly created camp sites on 5 Acres. Enjoy less crowds and more nature! The long range views or the river and farmlands will take your breath away. At the bottom of the drive you have access to the New River and the New River Trail so bring your bike, or kayak for more fun. Bike the trail, bird watch, or star gaze; the choices are endless. Don't be surprised to see bear, turkey, eagles, deer, or a coyote. PLEASE give us a rating on YELP also if you enjoyed your stay! The direct link to our place on Yelp is https://www.yelp.com/biz/rivers-edge-trail-camp-barren-springs?osq=Camping Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/riversedgetrailcamp This is a great spot for people looking for peace and quiet. 26 Minutes upriver of Claytor Lake State Park. There is a zoo in nearby Ft. Chiswell. Each site has full hook ups. No tent sites at the present time. Area grocery stores are located about 30 minutes away in Wytheville, Pulaski and Hillsville. A portion of the profits will be donated to a non-profit! Bookmark the direct link to our site here on HipCamp: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/discover/virginia/rivers-edge-trail-camp
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Wild Toad Lake

2 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Claudville, VA
This property is located on the border of VA and NC, 6 miles from Kibler Valley on the Dan River with recreational releases for Class 2 white water kayaking in the summer. We are close to Class 1 kayak and canoe river runs as well in Danbury NC along with hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains, Hanging Rock State Park and Pilot Mountain State Park. We are close to the legendary Mayberry NC , also known as Mt Airy NC and many wineries and breweries in NC and VA. We will send an email with general information and links after you book. For now we are only taking one booking at a time so you can choose your spot and have the whole place to yourself and your group up to 16 adults. There are multiple tent sites as well as room for one or 2 small campers. You can set up your tent under the pavilion or on the band pavilion or string hammocks under the pavilion or from the trees. Well behaved dogs welcome, NO GUNS, NO FIREWORKS.
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Carl’s Campsites - Riverside

17 sites · RVs, Tents58 acres · Pilot Mountain, NC
BEST KEPT SECRET IN PILOT MOUNTAIN!! Select TENT SITES below to book specific campsite. Small wooded camping area on the Ararat river in beautiful Pilot Mountain on Private Land! 6 riverfront sites for tents and 4 set back about 60 ft from river. There is parking at the sites, and four wheel drive absolute MUST when wet or rain expected! There is also availability to camp on total of 58 acres owned by Carl’s Campsites. Select a field or wooded spot, or one by a small babbling creek. No amenities available on these sites. Bring your own camp toilet and water containers. Take trash with you. Potable water available across from A-Frame. Privacy tents and rustic toilet on each campsite, with wash station and hand soap, and separate trashcan for toilet bags. No ATVs. Campers expected to be environmentally respectful. Trash in Large cans with bags and pickup provided by Host. Fire pit, hammock, and picnic tables at each river site. Swimming, hiking of property permitted. Pilot Mountain State Park, Hanging Rock, and MANY wineries close by. Lots of hiking on property as well as State Parks close by. Hanging Rock is a great place to explore, with a lake and swimming for reasonable price and picnic areas in the park. We are also 20 minutes from Mt Airy, fictitious home of Mayberry.
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The best camping near Hanging Rock State Park guide

Overview

About

Drive 30 miles from Winston-Salem to find the Sauratown Mountains. There's more to these scenic beauties than meets the eye once you reach the park grounds. Choose to hike to the top, swim in a cool lake, and walk past some waterfalls.

Head to the top of Moore's Knob, the highest point of the park. Sit on the large gray outcropping and take in the view. Pilot Mountain sits in the distance, all covered in green trees. If you prefer rock climbing, Moore's Wall and Cook's Wall are for you.

Hike on 20 miles of trails in the park, including a trip to see five named waterfalls. The Lower Cascades falls are popular as they cascade 40 feet to a shallow pool. Check out Tory's Den, a rocky outcropping where British loyalists supposedly had a hideout during the Revolution.

Swim at the lake, or rent a canoe to leisurely explore the cool, blue water. Float the Dan River for a scenic, tree-lined journey.

Relax at the 73-site campground for tents or RVs, or rent one of the 10 cabins.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Hanging Rock State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the foliage is either blooming or showcasing a vibrant array of autumn colors. Summer offers lush greenery but can be quite warm, while winter provides a stark, quiet beauty, though some facilities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any trail closures or safety alerts before your visit.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Be aware of park wildlife and maintain a safe distance at all times.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available, but it's wise to bring your own supplies.
  • Cell service can be spotty, so plan accordingly and inform someone of your itinerary.

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