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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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! 9 riverfront sites for tents with two access points into river. There is a 2-car limit 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 hike-in site, with 2 field sites which have rock firepits. Bring your own camp toilet and water containers. Take trash with you. Potable water available across from A-Frame. Riverside Sites includes private structure with rustic toilet, an E-series seat, and a place to hang a shower bag. Water and soap for hand washing provided. Separate trashcan for toilet bags. No ATVs. LIMIT 2 TENTS AND TWO VEHICLES PER CAMPSITE. Campers expected to be environmentally respectful. Riverside sites have trash receptacles, Fire pit, hammock, and picnic table. Swimming, fishing, 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 Oasis at Harmon Creek Farms

15 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Yadkinville, NC
Update: Our new BATHHOUSE is now completely functional with toilet, sink and SHOWER!! 🛖 It is centrally located in front of the office at the pond. We're doing this to prove WE LOVE OUR CAMPERS! ❤ Our new CAMP STORE offers meats from our farm (our brats, italian sausage, and chorizo are AMAZING!), drinks, ice cream, hammocks, hammock chairs, smoked dog bones, soaps (made right here), and MUCH MORE! Check us out for your next camping experience. We promise we will do everything within our power to make it great! FULL HOOK UPS AND MORE!!!! We are now also offering our full hookup site with arbor on the pond that includes: breakfast (eggs, sausage/bacon), lunch (hamburgers, fresh garden veggies), 2 bundles firewood, farm tour for 2, fire pit, and grill. All for only $65. per night. Message for booking details, as this is not yet available through Hipcamp. 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. :)🏕 Looking for a camping experience with a little luxury to boot? Look no further than our Oasis at Harmon Creek Farms! 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 well water (located near the pond), the creek to explore, our stocked 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 also have fresh organically raised vegetables and herbs in season (currently kohlrabi, asparagus, romaine, cabbage, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, rosemary, chives, and more! 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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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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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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Infinity Acres Ranch

4 sites · RVs, Tents61 acres · Ridgeway, VA
Rick & Laura relocated to Ridgeway VA 15 years ago and are in love with the southern pace and park-like setting of the fields, pond and woods surrounding our Ranch. Folks were fascinated with our animals and kept saying we should open it up to the public!! We finally did just that! Then in 2012 we established an Animal Interactive Educational Non-Profit! Currently we share our domestic and exotic animals to benefit 1000's of folks each year! Now we are opening up the Ranch to you as a HIP CAMPER! You can learn more about us by following Infinity Acres Ranch on FACEBOOK, and also check out our website and watch the videos! Just google Infinity Acres Ranch to find us online! Many CHOICES!! You can choose to have an interactive experience, or just enjoy the tranquility of being in the country!! (fyi: roosters &; peacocks add to the experience, but also may wake you up!! ) Talk with Laura when you book and decide what will work best for YOU!! Strict supervision of children is required. Any aggressive behavior or harassment of the animals is prohibited!
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Chad Stone

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Pilot Mountain, NC
Learn more about this land:Farm on outskirts of Pilot Mountain. Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State parks are near by. Farm has approximately 90 achers with Mountain View’s . Armfield Civic Center has a nice gym and indoor pool in town.
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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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Crooked Mountain

11 sites · Tents47 acres · Floyd, VA
We are a family/veteran-owned small farm offering primitive creek-side and open field camping that's perfect for motorcyclists, car campers, and tourists traveling on an adventure. We are located along the historic Crooked Road Music Trail and right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 159.3. The picturesque town of Floyd is only 4 miles away, with easy access to music, shopping, multiple grocery stores, local and international themed restaurants - all with a true feeling of Appalachian hospitality. There are 6 creek-side campsites and open-field campsites in the peaceful field, all with access to trails. We have been developing our dream property and wanted to welcome visitors with affordable tent camping in an incredibly beautiful area of the country. Also, on the property we have a store with essential camping needs, local products, artisan items, coffee, and souvenirs. During the summer we offer a "YouPick" flower experience in our crop field (come get a container and pick your own bouquet of flowers) and special/tourism events. Peak season for flowers is from July to September. We would love for you to camp and give us feedback as we are constantly improving things. Our newest amenity is a 1 mile hiking trail that starts at the campground and takes you through the woods to the top of our property. Come ride, camp, and explore the area!
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Waller Farm on Peter’s Creek

1 site · RV, Tent44 acres · Stuart, VA
Primitive campsite on the creek of a family farm that’s been in the family since the late 1780’s. Quiet and secluded. Within 10 minutes to Stuart. Mt. airy and Martinsville are 30 minutes away, as is the Blue Ridge Parkway, Philpott Lake, Fairystone State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Hanging Rock State Park.
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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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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 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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