Visit the hill country of North Carolina for some lakeside camping on 150 miles of shoreline surrounded by the Appalachian Mountain range. Lake James State Park is one of N.C.’s park favorites, and rightfully so. Gorgeous is an understatement, and who doesn’t love a good lake swim? Campsites are walk-in only (150-300 yards), but are far from primitive. Boat-in campsites are also available on Long Arm Peninsula. No matter where you stay in the park you’re sure to be dazzled by the wild side of life.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
20 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lake James Campground.

Swimming hole
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Lake James State Park
North Carolina
United States
Phone Number
(828) 584-7728
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35.729° N, 81.901° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 20 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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