U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-24-2010, 09:52 PM
 
5 posts, read 13,685 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

My family and I are looking to go camping but have not really been in many years.. Any suggestions on a good campsite by a river? Preferrably in the NC mountains...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-24-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
45,270 posts, read 88,310,401 times
Reputation: 39845
Quote:
Originally Posted by lizalynn View Post
My family and I are looking to go camping but have not really been in many years.. Any suggestions on a good campsite by a river? Preferrably in the NC mountains...
YES, there are many, but one of my faves is near Chimney Rock. I highly recommend you call ahead and reserve a site on the river, they go first


Hickory Nut Falls Family Campgro
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2010, 10:21 PM
 
236 posts, read 489,702 times
Reputation: 155
I pulled this information from one of SunnyKayak's postings. Thanks Sunny!!!
Quote:
Crowders Mountain State Park
Hiking on the two highest peaks in Kings Mountain Range, views of
more than 20 miles, streams and lake environments.
Ten backpack campsites, four group backpack campsites.
Nearly 12 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, two picnic shelters, interpretive programs.
Canoe rentals, lake fishing.

Eno River State Park
Scenic wilderness corridor encompasses river, historic homestead and
mill sites, extensive trail system. Nearly 21 miles of hiking trails,
five backpack campsites, one backpack group campsite.
Interpretive programs, picnic shelter. Canoe access, river fishing.

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Expansive reservoir and woodlands, habitat for diversity of animals,
including American bald eagles.
More than 400 campsites: 176 tent,
trailer and recreational vehicle campsites with hookups; 99 tent,
trailer and recreational vehicle campsites without hookups;
89 backpack campsites; 18 group tent campsites; showers,
dump stations.
More than 20 picnic shelters. Interpretive programs, lake fishing and swimming, 10 boat ramps, privately operated marina nearby.
Lakeside trail: 12 miles of hiking trails, more than six miles of bicycling trails.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Popular 13,900-acre reservoir, scenic vistas of lake and shoreline,
home to American bald eagles. Lake fishing and swimming,

32 boat ramps, privately operated marina nearby.
More than 1,000 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites,
690 sites with hookups;

showers; dump stations; 24 backpack campsites; 11 group tent campsites, group trailer campsite. Ten picnic shelters, 16 miles of hiking trails.
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Expansive reservoir with 200-mile shoreline crossing
North Carolina/Virginia state line.

Nearly 700 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, 342 with hookups; showers; dump stations; three group tent campsites.

Lake fishing, accessible fishing pier, 14 boat ramps, two privately operated marinas nearby. Picnic shelters, more than two miles of hiking trails.
Visitor's center, interpretive programs.
Lake Norman State Park - Heartland

State's largest manmade lake at 32,510 acres. Boat ramp, lake fishing.
Rowboat, canoe and pedal boat rentals, swimming and fishing on
33-acre lake inside park. More than 30 tent, trailer and recreational
vehicle campsites; showers, dump station;

Two group backpack campsites. Community building, picnic shelters, interpretive programs, more than seven miles of hiking trails.
Medoc Mountain State Park - Heartland

Exposed rock outcrops, bluffs; steep topography, rocks, minerals unusual to Piedmont. More than 10 miles of hiking trails. Thirty-four tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, 12 with hookups; showers; three group tent campsites. Canoe access, creek fishing, picnicking, interpretive programs.
Morrow Mountain State Park - Heartland

Mountains up to 936 feet, peaceful lake. More than 100 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites; showers, dump station; four backpack campsites; six cabins; six group tent campsites. Pool, boat ramp, lake fishing, canoe and rowboat rentals. Three picnic shelters, 16 miles of hiking trails including 15 miles of bridle trails. Visitor's center, interpretive programs.
Raven Rock State Park - Heartland

Landmark bluff on historic river, wide river vistas, rapids. Five backpack campsites, six canoe-in campsites, five backpack group campsites, five canoe-in group campsites. More than 10 miles of hiking trails, including more than six miles of bridle trails. Picnicking, river fishing, interpretive programs.
Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve - Heartland

Flat-topped, sandy ridges; longleaf pine forest; broad, flat valleys; rare and endangered species include red-cockaded woodpecker, Sandhills lily, bog spicebush. More than five miles of hiking trails, including 3.5 miles of bridle trails. Picnicking, visitor's center, exhibit hall, interpretive programs.
William B. Umstead State Park - Heartland

Hardwood forest oasis in urban Triangle region, creeks, lakes, extensive trail network with scenic overlooks. Nearly 30 tent and trailer campsites; showers; two group tent campsites; two group campsites with cabins and kitchen. Nearly 20 miles of hiking trails, including nearly 13 miles of bridle and bicycle trails. Lake fishing, rowboat and canoe rentals. Four picnic shelters, visitor center, exhibit hall, interpretive programs.
Amazing Camping Tips and Tricks


Want to make the next camping trip really enjoyable and impress your camp mates with your incredible knowledge of outdoor tricks? Here are some amazing snippets of useful tips that will make them wonder how you acquired such information. Everything from starting a fire easily to cleaning a sooty pot. A warning though;.you have to swear to keep these things secret. Like a magician, you never reveal your sources.

Amazing camping tricks and tips
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Hickory, NC
61 posts, read 311,693 times
Reputation: 150
South Mountains State Park sounds like just the place for you, most of the camp sites are "on" the river and all are close enough to hear it. Small, clean, beautiful camp ground, great hiking opportunities as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Near the water
8,231 posts, read 11,582,216 times
Reputation: 3877
Lake Lure has some nice campsites.....
It is beautiful there !
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: hickory
1 posts, read 1,583 times
Reputation: 10
alot of people dont know about steele creek in morganton, just went there last week and we loved it, we just went for the day to swim and have fun but we are definatly going camping there soon. just google it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
4,507 posts, read 8,009,904 times
Reputation: 3332
River Creek Campground is near Lake Lure and Chimney Rock and right on the Broad River.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2010, 07:18 PM
 
5 posts, read 13,685 times
Reputation: 10
Wow, Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm going to look into all of them. Can't wait!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
 
20 posts, read 26,839 times
Reputation: 16
We just went to New River Canoe and Kayak and we had a great time. The office is a little disorganized but they were really nice. You want to call ahead and reserve a spot towards the back. The front area by the playground was very crowded. You can pull up a map and tell them which site you want. We had #33 and loved it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top