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Old 01-26-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Clearly, "lovesMountains" has NOT been to Morrow Mountain..... And, Wow..no offense, but alot of people love it there and it is THAT special. I've checked out plenty. More than you I'm sure.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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Clearly, "lovesMountains" has NOT been to Morrow Mountain..... And, Wow..no offense, but alot of people love it there and it is THAT special. I've checked out plenty. More than you I'm sure.
Actually, as it is an easy day trip from Charlotte I've been numerous times. As I stated, it is NOT in the mountains (something the OP said he is looking for) and it's just okay in my opinion. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your time there, I'm sure many people do. It's nice enough, just not that special compared to many other places I've been camping in NC
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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Im sorry I got to diagree with you there. It may not be a part of the Appalachian Mountains but it is a part of one of the oldest mountain chains in North America == Uwharrie . Plus its a lot shorter of a drive from the Triangle
History Of Uwharrie (http://www.uwharriepoint.com/geninfo/whotalking.asp - broken link)
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Okay Sunny, go and get all technical on me

Yes, you are right, it is a remnant of the old, very old, Uwharrie Mountains!

But the OP wants to go to the western NC mountain region - Morrow Mt. is in the piedmont
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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But the OP wants to go to the western NC mountain region - Morrow Mt. is in the piedmont
Nope the OP said: "Hi! I am looking for a list of the best campgrounds in the NC mountains or even in western Virginia."

They did not specify NC mountain "region". And honestly I think both you and Sunny are wrong. You have travel west until you hit Colorado before you reach actual mountains. But each to his own.

OP, try Hanging Rock State park. It's not technically in the mountains, but it's closer to the Triangle and has some great hikes and pretty good views. Honestly, I don't remember what the shower / bathroom set up was like. However, raccoons are very bad there. Put something heavy on top of the cooler.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Nope the OP said: "Hi! I am looking for a list of the best campgrounds in the NC mountains or even in western Virginia."

They did not specify NC mountain "region". And honestly I think both you and Sunny are wrong. You have travel west until you hit Colorado before you reach actual mountains. But each to his own.

OP, try Hanging Rock State park. It's not technically in the mountains, but it's closer to the Triangle and has some great hikes and pretty good views. Honestly, I don't remember what the shower / bathroom set up was like. However, raccoons are very bad there. Put something heavy on top of the cooler.
This is silly, do you really want to play sementics?

When people say they want to "go to the mountains" of NC that indicates a specific region of the state - here on City-Data we even have a thread for it, it's called "western NC".

The Appalachians are not as high as they once were, like the mountains out in Colorado, but they are the oldest and most beautiful in my opinion

Yes, the racoons are terrible at Hanging Rock - they'll swipe your backpack if you set it down and they can smell any food in it!
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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Some good suggestions here, including some I'll need to check out.

The shower requirement really restricts your options, by the way. I really enjoy camping on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but no showers so I just wash up in the bathrooms the best I can (that can be some COLD tap water though).
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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Actually, as it is an easy day trip from Charlotte I've been numerous times. As I stated, it is NOT in the mountains (something the OP said he is looking for) and it's just okay in my opinion. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your time there, I'm sure many people do. It's nice enough, just not that special compared to many other places I've been camping in NC
Morrow Mountain is part of our beloved Uwharries. They are not only in the mountains, they are the mountains.The Uwharrie Mountain range is every bit the mountains as our western mountains. The Uwharries are a NC mountain range. Anyone that states otherwise, is incorrect.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:37 AM
 
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Morrow Mountain is part of our beloved Uwharries. They are not only in the mountains, they are the mountains.The Uwharrie Mountain range is every bit the mountains as our western mountains. The Uwharries are a NC mountain range. Anyone that states otherwise, is incorrect.
I understand what you (and Sunny!) are saying, lol.

The point is, they are located in the piedmont of the state and are not "in" the mountain region which is where the OP said he wanted to go. To me, at the height of only 1000 feet Morrow Mt. is like a big hill. And while it is a pleasant enough place, when someone wants to "go camping in the mountains" it is not the first place you'd recommend
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:11 AM
 
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I've got to agree with lovesMountains here, I say I want to "go to the mountains" all the time but I definitely mean western NC mountains! Though I'd like to check out Mt. Morrow just for a day hike.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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Bear Den Campground right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice camp sites and cabins.
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