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Old 06-24-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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North Carolina State Parks Heart land of North Carolina

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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,4 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.
courtesy of N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation

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Old 06-25-2010, 02:40 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:51 AM
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Sunny, this is not a state park, but it will eventually link to Crowders Mountain in NC & Kings Mountain State Park & Kings Mountain Battlefield in SC. This trail does allow biking, & some people ask about that. Kings Mountain Gateway Trails > Home
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Great post. Now if it will only cool down a little so we can actually go outdoors.....
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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You the man Sunny. But Frank is correct, too fricken hot!!!
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Its a little cooler in the mountains. Great Kayaking and swimming weather from mountains to coast
Where Sun Screen pack a handheld cooler, water, snacks, first aid kit, newspaper (to read or
use to start a fire in a fire pit.

To make a fire pit use rocks laying in the area. clear any unwanted debri save all twings or sticks
you see already down hopefully its dry.
Dont use live trees.
Gather with gloves as a poisonous plant, bug, or critters may lurk.

To make a good fire start off ball each layer of paper loosely. then form a triangle as you layer
twigs.
As fire gets warm smoke is a great bug deterrent and can be used if you are stranded.
One at time throw firewood you purchase or brought from a nearby store (store maybe 30
minutes away. If you build fire slowly the longer it will last.

Choose locations listed above near waterfalls or Sliding Rock or Creek swimming

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YouTube - Camping Trips : Camping Tips: Equipment Uses

If you tail gate camp then you will have portable battery operated fans

Thanks guys
Camping is a passion for me.
Overall cost is cheap. Im thrilled you guys think it hot.
I guess it matters to each other Stamina but that means less people
interrupting us lol. So yeah it hot hot hot
Enjoy your Carolina Summer
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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My personal favorite is Stone Mountain State Park

N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway, love climbing up to the top of that dome!

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