5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in North Carolina

By Anna Glazebrook

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in North Carolina

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North Carolina will give you that family getaway you’re looking for. Without breaking the bank, you can round up the kids and head to one of the Old North State’s many kid-family-friendly campgrounds. Combining both a proximity to nature with modern amenities allows children to immerse themselves in the wild, but also have access to a hot shower at the end of the day! Here are five awesome campgrounds for families in North Carolina. 

1. Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground, Chimney Rock, NC

Open from the beginning of April until the end of October, the Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground is great for families who are ready to get away to a safe, pleasant campground. Not only are there rules put into place to keep families safe, but there are plenty of activities surrounding the campsite to keep entertained. Attractions such as the Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, the Broad River Gems and Mining, and Chimney Rock Park, to name a few, are all nearby. Small pets, that are on a leash, are welcome. Your stay rates depend on the amenities and number of people, but they will be affordable no matter what. And nothing short of beautiful! 

2. St. Clair Landing Family Campground, Rodanthe, NC

Recently renovated, the St. Clair Landing Family Campground is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. With a view of the water and many different campsites to choose from, St. Clair is the perfect family holiday destination. If you’re looking for full hookups, water and electric or tent sites, the campground provides all three options. Pets that are leashed are welcome and children under 12 camp for free!  

3. Cross Winds Family Campground, Linwood, NC

Cross Winds Family Campground, located in Linwood, North Carolina, has been open to campers young, old, and furry since June 2008. Seventy campsites are available for year-round use. If your family is looking for an experience a little more like home, every site is provided with cable, and Wi-Fi, as well as a table. Amenities of Cross Winds include a bathhouse and laundry room. For the kids, there is a playground. There is also access to a swimming pool, walking and bike path, and lake that is great for fishing. 

4. Foothills Family Campground, Forest City, NC

Also for those who do not wish to fully disconnect, Foothills Family Campground has plenty of features the whole family can enjoy. Full hook ups are available as well as cabins, and sites for tents. Foothills provides campers with Wi-Fi, hot showers, and laundry. As well as planned activities, the Foothills Family Campground comes equipped with a swimming pool, trails for hikers, and a pond for fishing. 

5. Sandy Creek Family Campground, Traphill, NC

Close to Stone Mountain State Park, Sandy Creek Family Campground is a pet and family-friendly campground that everyone can enjoy. Every RV site comes with a picnic table and fire pit. Enjoy activities like visiting waterfalls, fishing, biking, hiking, and horseback riding. There are endless possibilities and plenty of memories to be made. 

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