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Old 05-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Location: The 12th State
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Nothing finer in the Carolina mountains than camping and taking it all in. Share your favorite campground with where it is located, what makes this campground unique and points of interest nearby.

Ill start with list of the state parks in the area with campgrounds. Every state park I have been in North Carolina are very well kept. I love how the state notifies you on the campground website link if there any notices or closings of a particular area.

Lake James State Park Scenic vistas of surrounding Appalachian and Black mountains overlooking manmade 6,510-acre lake. Two boat ramp areas, canoe rentals, lake fishing and swimming. Twenty backpack campsites 150 to 300 yards from parking lot; showers. Picnic shelter, three miles of hiking trail

Stone Mountain State Park Rock dome rising 700 feet above valley floor, waterfalls, Blue Ridge Mountain overlooks. Nearly 40 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, showers, dump station; six backpack campsites; five group tent campsites. More than 12 miles of hiking trails, including six-mile bridle trail. Rock climbing, stream fishing.

Gorges State Park Newest state park, still in development. Waterfalls, gorges, elevation rises 2,000 feet in only three miles, one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique plant and animal species in eastern United States. Extensive hiking trails. Backpack camping, river and lake fishing, picnicking.

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Panoramic views from scenic Blue Ridge mountaintop at 4,683-foot elevation. National natural landmark, unique plant communities.1.3 miles of hiking trails

New River State Park Believed to be the oldest river in North America, canoeing past scenic rock outcrops, farmlands, woodlands; 26.5-mile segment designated National Wild and Scenic River. More than 30 canoe-in tent campsites, many within hiking distance of parking lots. Canoe access, river fishing. Nearly five miles of hiking trails.

South Mountains State Park Rock outcroppings up to 3,000 feet, 80-foot waterfall. More than 40 miles of hiking trails, including 29 miles of bridle trails and 18-mile bicycling trail. Eleven tent campsites, 20 backpack campsites, four group backpack campsites, 15 equestrian campsites with 37-stall barn. Stream fishing.

To find nearby byways click here List of Scenic Byways other than BRP
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