NC Mountains Camping

Camping in the North Carolina Mountains is one of the most popular activities along the Blue Ridge Parkway!  The cool summer temperatures and easy access to other outdoor activities make the High Country Region your best stop for camping. 

When camping in the High Country, keep in mind the weather can change drastically in the mountains.  Temperatures can drop 40 degrees in an hour, or a rain storm can blow in unexpectedly, so bring clothing of all sorts.  Remember, you are in the woods that other animals call home.  Bring bags to remove your own trash and air tight containers for areas with bear sightings.  If you are bringing your own firewood, note that wood from certain states might be banned due to insect infestations. Also, remember to look at the amenities offered at campgrounds.   Not all campgrounds offer showers, etc!

Here is a list of camping facilities in the High Country of North Carolina to help you plan your trip:

SPARTA/ BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

  • Doughton Park (Blue Ridge Parkway MP 241): This park is managed by the national park service and features open meadows and pioneer cabins below bluegrass bluffs. Amenities include:
    – RV Sites & Tent Pads
    – 30 Miles of Trails
    – Tree covered camp spots- Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
    – Flush Toilets
    – Drinking Water
    – Dump Station
    – Firewood
    – Fishing
    – Ranger programs
    – For more information and reservations: CLICK HERE

BLOWING ROCK/ BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

  • Julian Price Parkway Campground (Blue Ridge Parkway MP 241): This is the largest campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway and offers views of Price Lake and the rolling mountains and is near Moses Cone Manor.  Amenities include:
    – RV Sites & Tent Pads
    – Nearby hiking trails
    – Fire Rings, Picnic Tables
    – Flush Toilets
    – Drinking water
    – Dump Station
    – Firewood
    – Fishing, canoe & boat rentals
    – Ranger Programs
    – For more information and reservations, CLICK HERE

BOONE AREA

  • Blue Bear Mountain Campground (10 minutes from Boone): This campground is a brand new facility with an elevation over 4,000 feet on 150 acres. Amenities include:
    – RV, Tent and Group Camping Spots
    – Picnic Tables, Fire Ring, Park Grill, Log Benches
    – Private Bath Houses with Showers
    – Camping Supplies Available
    – Dump Station & Power Available
    – Hiking, fishing, trail rides
    – For more information and reservations, CLICK  HERE
  • Boone KOA (4 miles from Boone): This KOA is the highest east of the Mississippi river.  Amenities include:
    – RV and Tent Sites, Kamping Kabins
    – Full Hookups & Tent Area
    – Laundry
    – Pool, Mini-golf
    – For more information and reservations, CLICK HERE
  • Flintlock Campground (3 miles from Boone): This campground is located near many natural scenic areas, historic sites and features a mountain stream.  Amenities include:
    – RV and Tent Sites, Rental Cabins
    – Fire Rings, Picnic Tables
    – Flush Toilets, Private Hot Showers
    – Camping Supplies, Firewood
    – Dump Station and Power/Water Available
    – Laundry
    – Game Room, Cable TV
    – For more information and reservations, CLICK HERE

BANNER ELK/ LINVILLE AREA

  • Grandfather Campground & Cabins (Banner Elk): Located in the NC Mountains between Boone & Banner Elk.  Amenities include:
    – RV and Tent Sites, Cabin Rentals
    – Grills, Picnic Tables
    – Flush Toilets, Hot Showers
    – Camping Supplies
    – Laundry
    – Playground, Fishing, Hiking
    – For more information, CLICK HERE
  • Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground (1 mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway): This campground is located very close to Linville Falls, Linville Caverns and the Linville Gorge.  Amenities include:
    – RV and Tent Sites, Rental Cabins
    – Fire rings, Picnic Tables, Grills
    – Flush Toilets, Private Hot Showers
    – Camping supplies, firewood- Laundry
    – For more information and reservations, CLICK HERE
  • Linville Falls (Blue Ridge Parkway MP 316): This campground is located within hiking distance of Linville Falls and the Linville Gorge.  Amenities inclue:
    – RV and Tent Sites
    – Fire Rings, Picnic Tables, Grills
    – Flush Toilets
    – Drinking Water
    – Ranger Programs
    – Hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing
    – For more information and reservations, CLICK HERE

 

 

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