The best camping near Pilot Mountain State Park

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Pilot Mountain is part of the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area comprising over 50 wineries.  

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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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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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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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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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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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Free Spirit Cottage @ Aurora Farm

1 site · Lodging5 acres · White Plains, NC
Views of star filled skies and nature in abundance are waiting for you when you book a stay at our 5 acre farm’s guest cabin. A glamping experience with an outdoor heated shower and outhouse for exclusive use of our guests, the cabin also offers AC and heating, WiFi and Roku TV. Visit our motley crew of farm animal rescues with treats we provide and spend a peaceful evening star gazing in the hot tub or making s’mores by the fire. Lots of wineries , hiking and rafting spots are just a short drive from the farm.
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Bent Creek Farm

1 site · RV10 acres · Dobson, NC
Learn more about this land:Come rest and relax on a private 1 acre RV space in the heart of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. Space is surrounded by a variety of mature trees on a knoll overlooking 10 acres of pasture on a Century Family Farm. It has a 50/30/20 electrical hook up.  Visit over 40 vineyard/wineries and craft breweries. (5 wineries within 5 minutes) Float the Yadkin River, visit Mount Airy (Mayberry), Pilot Mountain State Park, Stone Mountain State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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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 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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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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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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The best camping near Pilot Mountain State Park guide

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About

This majestic 2,000-foot navigational landmark is also a legendary recreational landmark. Iconic Pilot Mountain is custom-made for canoeing, rock climbing, rappelling, and fishing.

Equestrians and hikers find miles of trails to explore. (No mountain bike trails, sorry!) Little Pinnacle Overlook gets hikers up-close with Big Pinnacle, a remnant of the ancient Sauratown Mountains.

Hike the Bean Shoals Canal, Horne Creek, Grindstone, and Corridor Trails. They're three of many in the woodland corridor that connects the park's main area with the Yadkin River section.

Paddle through the park on a scenic 2-mile segment of the Yadkin River Canoe Trail. Drop your line from the river's banks for smallmouth bass, spotted bass and catfish.

A 42-site family campground for tents and trailers is scattered among oaks and hickories. The park offers canoe-in sites and two washhouses with hot showers. Hookups and dump station are not provided.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Pilot Mountain State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the foliage is either blooming or showcasing a kaleidoscope of autumn colors. Summer brings warmth perfect for rock climbing and bird watching, though it can be quite hot. Winters are less crowded but can be chilly, so dress warmly if you venture out during this season.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking or climbing activities.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your visit accordingly.
  • Stay on designated trails to protect the park's delicate ecosystems and your own safety.
  • Remember to carry out all trash and leave no trace to help preserve the park's natural beauty.

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