North Carolina has some of the best outdoors camping and trails in the country, from lakes and rivers to mountains and beaches. Below are some of our favorite camping, hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking and rappelling locations in the area. If you have a comment about one of these, or have another favorite you’d like to share, please feel free to send us a suggestion to add to the list below.
Occoneechee Council-Owned Sites
Occoneechee Lodge 104’s Where To Go Camping Guide
Other Recommended Camping Locations
William B. Umstead State Park
Most of the camping is on the Glenwood Avenue side (8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617), but there are also some campsites on the Crabtree Lake side, off I-40 at 2100 N. Harrison Ave., Cary, 27513
Falls Lake State Park has multiple group camping sites, including:
– Shinleaf (13708 New Light Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 GPS: 35.986138, -78.631598)
– B.W. Wells (1630 Bent Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 GPS: 35.986138, -78.631598)
– Holly Point (14424 New Light Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 GPS: 36.010031, -78.657522)
Raven Rock State Park
3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Satterwhite Point, County Line, Hibernia, and Henderson Point campsites have areas set aside for groups.