North Carolina is the birthplace of modern aviation, beautiful coasts, and a slew of natural resources. No wonder this state remains a popular east coast tourist destination. Whether you’re looking for pristine beaches, a visit to the heart of NASCAR, or trekking through part of the Appalachian Mountains, NC has a little bit of something for every trailer. I’ll show you what North Carolina offers with my top five RV parks, sites, and campgrounds in the Tar Heel State.
5 of the Best RV Parks in North Carolina
Stone Mountain State Park: Roaring Gap
Stone Mountain State Park is a North Carolina gem and located next to a mess of other gorgeous RV parks. There are several campsites at the State Park but RVers are interested in the sites that contain electric and water hookups along with picnic table, fire ring, and grill. The site also contains dump stations to rid your waste tanks along with bathhouses throughout the park.
Stone Mountain is an outdoorsmen paradise. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails, exhibits and historic sites, rock climbing, fishing and more. Make sure to get a good view of the massive granite dome of Stone Mountain itself. Within 30 miles you have Elk Knob State Park, New River State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, and plenty of other outdoor recreation.
Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground: Bryson City
Deep Creek Tube Center and Campground is a great starting point to experience the North Carolina Smoky Mountains region. There are 55 different campsites with full utility hookups on top of cable TV and wireless internet, picnic tables, grills, and fire rings. The bathhouses are large and contain private shower stalls as well as laundry facilities. There is a large camp office with a general store as well as tube rentals.
Wilderness may surround you, but you’ll have fun in the park, too. There are giant playgrounds and even a petting zoo with goats. The main draw is tubing down Deep Creek with rentals available on site but there are tons of adventures everywhere from zip lines to fishing to whitewater rafting and of course all the hiking and biking of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
New Bern KOA: New Bern
This highly rated campground is on the banks Neuse River and ready for you to relax there and enjoy the area. New Bern KOA has amazing amenities even for a KOA. They can accommodate rigs up to 128 feet with full utility hookups, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are all kept clean and bright for your use. You get a snack bar, pavilions, propane refill and more. New Bern is open for both summer and winter camping.
New Bern is the second oldest city in North Carolina and home to the charming Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Garden, the birthplace of Pepsi Cola, the Fireman’s Museum and three centuries of Colonial and American history. You can also rent watercraft to hit Goose Creek out into the Pamlico Sound or explore nearby Croatan National Forest.
Campfire Lodgings: Asheville
Campfire Lodgings is located on top of a ridge in the gorgeous Asheville and Blue Ridge Mountains Area, making it an excellent location for RVers and outdoor enthusiasts. Campfire offers RV sites outfitted with 20/30/50 amp hookups, water and sewer, free cable TV and Wi-Fi access, a picnic table and fire ring. Bathrooms and showers are private with individual stalls containing sinks, showers, and toilets. There are laundry facilities, a general store, and their own fishing pond.
You are surrounded with outdoor activities at Campfire Lodgings. In summer, you can hike or bike the many trails around the Blue Ridge Mountain area such as at Chimney Rock Park or go on a whitewater adventure down the French Broad River. Winter offers skiing, snowboarding or inner tubing at one of the nearby ski resorts. For those feeling less adventurous Asheville is full of history with their historic downtown or the Biltmore Estate.
Camp Hatteras: Outer Banks
There are plenty of great amenities and facilities in this family friendly campground. Concrete sites come with full utility hookups along with patios, cable TV, and Wi-Fi access. There are five bathhouses and four laundry facilities so you don’t have to worry about overcrowding. Guests can use the large clubhouse with kitchen and there’s a general store so you can stock up on supplies.
Camp Hatteras packs their park out with fun huge playground areas, bike rentals, three different pools, three stocked fishing ponds and plenty of other fun. You need to get out of the park to get to the real fun. You are next to all the fun of the Outer Banks including the Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Pea Island Wildlife Refuge and of course all the historic lighthouses. Try some surfing if you’re up for a new adventure.
North Carolina offers a variety of RV destinations for travelers looking for some of the city life and some of the wilderness to explore.