5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

Fall in North Carolina is the perfect time to camp and enjoy the outdoors. Not only is the weather cooler, but the leaves begin to change color and make for a gorgeous view. Pitch a tent, park your RV, or rent a cabin at these five perfect fall camping spots in North Carolina!

1. South Mountains State Park

At South Mountains State Park, camp with a beautiful view. The state park has 18 backcountry campsites available. The campsites are a convenient stay near the parking area, a restroom, bathhouse, and water spigots. To take in the sights and sounds the park has to offer, there are over a dozen trails ranging in difficulty to choose from. To view the beautiful fall foliage, there are several trails. But the High Shoals Falls Loop, a difficult trail, is well worth the effort. As well as camping, visitors can travel the trails, cast a line, and fish the streams, or dine with a picnic. 

2. Medoc Mountain State Park

Located near Hollister, Medoc Mountain State Park offers campers 34 sites on the campgrounds. Twelve of these campsites have electric hookups. Each campsite has tent pads, a table, and a grill. Nearby, wash up at the bathhouse with hot water. Are you planning on camping with a large group? There are four campsites that accommodate up to three dozen people each. The camping areas are complete with picnic benches and fire circles. Equestrians may camp at one of the five primitive sites. These sites offer guests a picnic bench, tent pad, and fire ring. Hike one of the seven trails as you enjoy the cooler air and the beautiful foliage that brings nature lovers every year. Take any of the seven trails to enjoy the fall weather and leaves as they change their colors. 

3. Stone Mountain State Park

With over two dozen campsites and an extra four reserved for groups, Stone Mountain is a great campsite for a night or two. RV hookups are also available on site with 40 electric and water campsites. The campsites are close to the bathhouse, water spigots, and roads for easy access. For the fall view of a lifetime, choose one of the nine trails to view all nature Stone Mountain State Park offers. Along with the beautiful turning leaves, you will experience waterfalls, streams, and a chance to visit the top of the Stone Mountain.

4. Hanging Rock State Park

At Hanging Rock, if you would like to pitch a tent or park a trailer, 73 campsites are available for reservation. On your campsite, enjoy a grill, picnic table, and tent pad. For groups up to 16, camp primitive style with access to nearby toilets and drinking water. For up to six people, cabins can be reserved every day of the year apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In the cabins, guests have a bathroom, kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms. For your stay at Hanging Rock Park, there are a variety of activities to choose from. There are trails for biking or hiking, a lake for boating, swimming, and fishing, rock climbing, and there are picnic areas and shelters for picnics.

5. Raven Rock State Park

Camp at Raven Rock State Park your preferred way—backpack camping, canoe camping, or camping with your group. To backpack camp, campers can pack a bag and get away from all the hustle and bustle. To camp with your group, travel to the wilderness camp that offers five campsites. Each campsite provides up to 20 campers with a fire ring and vault toilets. To camp along the Cape Fear River Canoe trail, there are six campsites canoers can reserve. Along with camping, visitors hike or ride the beautiful trails by horseback.