The best camping near Kings Mountain State Park

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Step back in time with a living history farm and hike through a forest with gorgeous mountain views  

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Starlight Hills

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Bostic, NC
Our Spa is now available for booking! We are a constantly evolving location. Our goal is to provide a genuine secluded camping experience immersed in nature in a mountainous forest with privacy and well spaced out, secluded camp sites. We also have minimal light pollution, so our skies are beautiful for viewing the stars. We offer trails through natural wooded habitat with hidden gems of nature. Wildlife viewing throughout. There are feed locations to increase viewing opportunities. A creek on the property is lovely for walking. Centered between Charlotte and Asheville we are within your reach! We offer primitive tent camping, Glamping Tents and a Cabin. Glamping and cabin have a private Mountain View, fire pit area, Queen bed, Night Stand (built in phone charger), Desk area, interior and exterior lighting, heater and fan (powered by solar system). As a part of Starlight Hills Campground you have access to filtered drinking water, common overlook (w/ BBQ pits & picnic tables), trails, bathroom and showers. Welcome to bring all your furry family members ❤️. Please Note: 2 Wheel Dr. vehicles can access all of our sites. Gravel/ Dirt road up hill.
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Tellurian Family Campground

7 sites · RVs, Tents93 acres · Casar, NC
For more information, visit our website at www.telluriancampground.com Tellurian Family Campground offers conveniently located spacious travel trailer, camper, RV and tent camp sites with incredible views and access to a pristine mountain river. The property consists of 93 acres and 2780 feet (1⁄2 mile) of river frontage on the First Broad River. The First Broad River offers canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing. Smallmouth and freshwater sunfishing is incredible on this stretch of the river and there are also opportunities for mountain river catfish. Tellurian’s scenic location offers stunning vista views of the surrounding countryside, sprawling views of the South Mountain and Cherry Mountain ranges, as well as long range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The sunsets are amazing and the star lit skies are uninhibited by city lights. One of the few lights that can be seen at night lights up a steeple silhouetted against the mountain ridges. It’s truly a peaceful site. Tellurian is centrally located between Charlotte NC, Asheville NC, and Spartanburg SC in the small town of Casar, NC. We are located in a rural setting in the foothills on the edge of the South Mountains Range, a branch of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thank you for checking out our place! We are Jud and Amanda Wortman. We have three children – Emma Grace and Baxter (twins) and Elena Jo. As a family, we enjoy canoeing, kayaking and camping. We live 9 miles from Tellurian on a family farm. We have always enjoyed quiet secluded campsites, river floats and sitting by the river. After years of looking all over the mountains for a river property we could call our own, our favorite spot on the river came up for sale. It just so happened it was nearly halfway between where we both grew up. After many sleepless nights worrying if we could succeed or not (it was much larger than properties we had been looking for), we bought it! Our favorite spot on the river was virtually inaccessible by any way other than floating. But after hundreds of hours of hard work, we think we have developed a place where others too can enjoy the things we do about the property. We dream big and Tellurian remains a work in progress, but we feel we have created a place where folks can enjoy the peacefulness of nature, the river and incredible views. Naming our campground proved to be one of the most challenging tasks throughout the process of developing it. After many ideas and brainstorming sessions as a family, we decided to go with Tellurian. We know it’s a bit different; that’s what we like about it. We think our place stands out and, after visiting Tellurian, we think you’ll agree it does too. Tellurian Family Campground tel·lu·ri·an [təˈlo͝orēən] ADJECTIVE: of or inhabiting the earth. NOUN: an inhabitant of the earth.
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Lake Lookout Campground

11 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Claremont, NC
Lake Lookout is a small family campground with waterfront and water access RV and tent sites in Claremont, NC. We also have a furnished RV and furnished cabin available for short term rentals. Excellent fishing, swimming, kayaking, and boating on the Catawba River and Lookout Shoals Lake We are in the process of improving the facilities and expand the campground area. Please pardon our construction, we are in the process of bringing more amenities to Lake Lookout! Located only 7-minutes off I-40, in the Foothills of North Carolina. Stay on the water surrounded by nature but still be close to everything. 20 minutes to Hickory, 60 minutes to Charlotte, Winston Salem, or Asheville. We currently have waterfront RV and tent sites. 30 amp electric and water hookups. There is a dump station on site also, no sewer hookups due to proximity to the water. Boat ramp access on site included with rental. Extra parking area for boat trailers. Bath house. Community lake front area with shoreline access, volleyball and horseshoe pits for all campers. A short drive to River Bend Park for Hiking and biking trails.
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The swimming hole

1 site · Tent10 acres · Bessemer City, NC
Secluded camping area next to the swimming hole on long creek. Very quiet and peaceful. Spend your evening relaxing or swimming. Picnic table is provided. No bathroom right now. It’s just a short walk down hill to the campground. (250 steps) It’s close to US National Whitewater center, Kings Mountain National Military park, and Crowders Mountain park. 3 miles off I-85 and US-321. Also check out my neighbors Hipcamp called the waterfall
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Spacious Skies Peach Haven Campground

132 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Gaffney, SC
Spacious Skies Peach Haven is your sweet retreat located right in South Carolina Upcountry and mere minutes from the beloved Gaffney Peachoid, nestled among picturesque farmland and rolling green hills. Our campground offers full hook-up RV sites as well as water and electric only sites. We are big rig friendly with modern hookups and have an array of pristine paved sites that include a stone fire ring, grill, and dining table with chairs. If shaded sites are your preference, we have sites tucked into a piney grove too! We also have cabins that are available in a variety of sizes and with differing amenities, ensuring we have the perfect spot that meets each family or group’s needs. Enjoy the peaceful, bucolic surroundings by hiking the nearby trails or fishing in one of our ponds. If you are looking for more action, there is plenty of fun to be had with a pool, mini golf course, jumping pillow, rec hall, and more to explore! We didn’t forget your furry friends either. Our cabins are all pet-friendly and two dog parks allow your pup to have some fun areas to play and burn off some energy. A well-stocked camp store, 24-hour laundry facility, and WiFi provide some of the comforts of home while you embrace the great outdoors. If you’re looking to use your site as a home base while you explore the area, Gaffney and nearby Spartanburg South Carolina offer plenty of destinations, and our campground is conveniently located just minutes off I-85. From historical sites to local art and nature attractions, there is so much to experience while you’re here that nearly all of our campers book their next visit right away!
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Neal Creek Camping Sites

3 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Blacksburg, SC
Primitive camping by the creek is located on private property. The two large campsites are approximately 300 feet apart and are located right beside the running creek. Plenty of shaded area's. We have a 6-8 person tent available to rent as well! Learn more about this land: We are only 1/2 a mile from the Interstate 85. So bring your tents, campers or your small RV and come and setup down by the babbling creek. If you don't have or own a tent, we have a large 6-8 person tent available for a small rental fee too. Build a nice fire in the fire pit. The firewood and kindling is provided. The campsites are semi-wooded areas with plenty of shade. They are very large private, peaceful and quiet sites.  View the stars at night, play in the creek during the day or if you are into biking or hiking, go to the Overmountain Victory trail located about 15 minutes away and enjoy the 6.7 mile loop around Lake Whelchel right off I-85. Local attractions: Biking, Hiking, Climbing and Horse trails - Kings Mtn National Park, Kings Mtn State Park, Crowder's Mtn State Park, Overmountain Victory Trail Segment - Lake Whelchel. Convenient stores/restaurants within minutes from site.
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Peaceful RV Camping W Lake Access

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Charlotte, NC
This 2 acre, partially wooded lot is located on a secluded cove of Lake Wylie. Campers can enjoy the lakeview, lake access, a spacious dock, swimming area, fishing, kayaking, and other lake activities! [This camping spot includes a communal or private fire pit as well as access to a gas grill.] Additionally, this lot is within driving distance to many local attractions listed below. This property is BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)! There a 2 boat landings within 5 miles of the property, campers are more than welcome to tie up their boat to the on-site dock and park their trailer on the property. Pets are welcome, however note that the property owner has a cat and small dog on site. Pets need to be well behaved and not aggressive to other animals. Cleaning up after your pet in the lawn areas is required. The property owner (Teresa) lives on-site in a cabin between the camping pad and the lake. Local attractions within driving distance include: -Copperhead Island (5 miles) -McDowell Park/Nature Preserve (5 miles) -Carowinds Theme Park (5 miles) -Charlotte Premium Outlets (5 miles) -Whitewater Center (10 miles) -David Stowe Botanical Garden (15 miles) -Uptown Charlotte (15 miles) -Charlotte Motor Speedway (25 miles)
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Lucky Farms Under the Stars

16 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Edgemoor, SC
Learn more about this land: Pitch a tent in our private woods with your own fire pit or set up your camper alongside our trees. 6acres of wooded area with walking trails to forage and explore and 7acre field for playing. My husband and I both love to cook/bake so if you're up for dinner by the fire getting to know new people, we highly recommend our Saturday Dinner in the lobby. We also have private fire pits set up at most of the sites if you'd prefer to keep to yourself. -grills, charcoal or gas, are available upon request. We're more than happy to customize your experience if you have something special in mind. If you want to hang out and have a good time getting to know new people, we can make that happen. Or if you'd rather be left alone for some peace, were good with that too. Instagram: LuckyFarms.LiveHappy
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Oak Creek Horse Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Shelby, NC
Horse farm with lots of space for you and your family! Used to be a dairy farm from 1860 to 1970. You will have about 2 acres to yourself, beautiful sunset. You will be surrounded by horses. Horse back riding on the property can be arranged by appointment if we are available. There are several trails in the area.  5-10 min to restaurants and stores. 5-10 min to swimming and hiking. 20 min to Kings Mountains. 30 min to South Mountains. 20 min to Tryon Equestian Center.  Site 1,2 and 4: full hookup 50A (30A adapter is available), water and sewer. Site 3: 30A and water, but no sewer, you will have to use your tank.  Site 1 and 2 are about 100ft apart, site 3 is about 300ft from site 1 and 2, so there is plenty of privacy.
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PRIVATE Retreat near Lake Norman

1 site · RV6 acres · Troutman, NC
Learn more about this land: Very secluded 30/ 50 amp site among beautiful Pecan trees with barns and silo. You will enjoy nature when you stay here at Pecan Meadows!  The mornings are peaceful with the sounds of birds and possible sights of deer.  The dark night skies with the bright stars will amaze you....we can't decide which is better! The site has a large gravel pad that is easy to back into.  We provide 2 Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, a fire pit and lights in the trees.  Lake Norman State Park is exactly 1 mile from this property and is known for AMAZING mountain biking and hiking trails and access to the 520 miles of shore line of Lake Norman, the largest fresh water lake in Iredell County. DO YOU WANT TO BRING A BOAT OR JETSKIS? We have a covered tractor barn on the property where you can keep your bikes or kayaks, boat etc. The state park also has a FREE boat launching area. Also you can keep your trailered boat with you on the property... FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Don't have a boat? There is a marina only 5 mins from here to rent boats and jetskis WANT TO TRAVEL WITH A FRIEND WHO ALSO HAS A CAMPER/RV/TENT?  We have an additional 30/50amp hookup .  You all will enjoy an amazing experience using the hanging out together!  They way we set you up is both RV front doors share the shaded Pecan area.  OR if you are willing to let your friends us your facilities this site can be rented for up to 2 tents. To rent this space you will need to request when booking.  It is only available when booking site #1  WITH this site. Please contact me to discuss this more if you are interested. Troutman is a very quaint southern town very close to Mooresville, NC. It is smack in the middle of Charlotte and Hickory! So you can enjoy the mountains or the city or both from ONE LOCATION!! We are within driving distance to Lowe's Motor speedway and very close to many race teams located in Mooresville. The downtown of Troutman is a short drive from your camp spot and there is a grocery store, drug store and many privately owned restaurants, including Italian, German and amazing fried chicken at Julia's! There is an ice cream parlor too!!  Another wonderful asset to Troutman is Daveste' Vineyard where there is live music often, and of course wine tastings! This beautiful vineyard is less than 10 mins away.  LKN State Park and Camping World Outdoor Store (11miles away) have a dumping station (free at Camping World for Good Sam members) If you need to refill your water tanks you can do so at the main house... contact for details.
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Lakeside Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Forest City, NC
Welcome to Lakeside RV Retreat, where relaxation meets convenience in the heart of natural beauty. Whether you're seeking a peaceful getaway or a convenient stop-over during your camping travels, our lakeside location offers the perfect balance of tranquility and accessibility. Nestled amidst 40 acres of woods and open fields, our retreat provides a secluded atmosphere where you can unwind and recharge. Yet, you're never far from local restaurants and conveniences, ensuring that all your needs are met while enjoying the serenity of the lake-side setting. As our guest at Lakeside RV Retreat, you'll have exclusive access to free catch-and-release fishing in our well-stocked lake. Cast your line and reel in bass, catfish, and brim, all while enjoying the scenic beauty that surrounds you. Whether you're a seasoned angler or simply looking to relax by the water's edge, our lake offers a tranquil escape where you can connect with nature and create lasting memories. Join us at Lakeside RV Retreat for a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of natural splendor.
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Sebastian Springs Retreat

7 sites · Lodging2 acres · Statesville, NC
We bought this amazing 2.5 acre wooded land with a spring and creek on it from our friends who already had a huge healing impact on the land. This land is quiet, it is in a neighborhood and back up to a cow farm. Everyone keeps to themselfs, we have three other rentals on the property to share community areas.
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The best camping near Kings Mountain State Park guide

Overview

About

Go for a simple hike and cross the South Carolina-North Carolina state line. The 1.8-mile Ridgeline Trail straddles the border and connects this park to two others. From here, you can visit Kings Mountain National Military Park and Crowder’s Mountain State Park.

While you’re here, check out the living history farm, which replicates a 19th-century farm. Features include a barn, a cotton gin, a blacksmith and a weaving shop. Tours are self-guided, and volunteer demonstrations are occasionally scheduled.

Horses are welcome on the primarily flat 20-mile equestrian trail. The trail offers stunning views of rolling hills and granite outcroppings. Bicycles are allowed on the paved roads, although there is no bike trail.

Fishing fans can cast a line from the bank or launch a non-motorized boat. The day use area offers picnic shelters, a playground, and a volleyball court. Tent, RV and equestrian camping are all available, and pets on leashes are allowed.

Notable campgrounds

  • Standard Campsites: Ideal for RVs or tent camping, these 115 sites offer a classic outdoor experience.
  • Tent-Only Sites: For a more rustic adventure, choose one of the 10 tent sites nestled in the park's natural beauty.
  • Equestrian Campsites: With 15 sites available, equestrian campers can enjoy direct access to 30 miles of bridle trails.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially if planning a visit during peak seasons or special events.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park's campgrounds are fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Kings Mountain State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer offers full access to all park amenities but can be hot. Note that trails may be closed for events like the Mountaineer Rumble in early November.

Know before you go

  • Check trail closures before your visit; for instance, equestrian trails are closed November 3-5 for the Mountaineer Rumble.
  • Park hours are 8am to 6pm daily, extending to 7am to 9pm during Daylight Saving Time.
  • Admission fees are $3 for adults, $1.50 for SC seniors, and $1 for children aged 6-15; under 5s enter free.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and are not allowed in lodging areas.
  • wifi is available, enhancing your visit with connectivity amid the wilderness.

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