Incoming from NC

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by JHOP, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. JHOP

    JHOP Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Hello! We are a family of 2 large humans, one small human and one elderly Boston Terrier.

    We still haven't purchased our first pop-up but we are in the process of doing so! We are in central NC and will probably be camping a LOT in the NC area. From Murphy to Manteo, as they say.

    Why did we decide to buy a PuP? We both camped in them when we were kids, my husband remembers better than I do but it was so much better than a tent! But, we also started looking into camping at Fort Wilderness in Disney IN JUNE and realized it's June... So the idea of a pop-up began.

    I'd LOVE some recommendations of your favorite sites in NC to camp with your pop-up!
  2. thethird152

    thethird152 Active Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Mt Pleasant, MI
    Welcome from Durham!

    There are so, so many great campsites in our state. Head to the mountains during the hot summer months, and explore the lowlands during the cooler months. One of the great things about NC is that there really isn't a camping "season" - you can camp year-round!

    Some of our favorites are as follows:

    Stone Mountain - GREAT hikes
    Julian Price - lots and lots of great memories
    Davidson River - rivers and waterfalls very close by - great for kids that like to explore
    Morrow Mountain / Uhwarrie NP - for when you don't feel like driving all the way up the REAL mountains
    Jones Lake State Park - great in cooler weather, lots of sand makes a nice change from the mountains

    Good luck on your search for a PUP!
  3. Boatnman

    Boatnman Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    western Colorado
    Greetings from Colorado!
  4. megcabra

    megcabra Active Member

    Greetings form Chapel Hill and wishing you all the best on purchasing a Pop-Up! The only ones in North Carolina that I have stayed at and can comment on are:

    Jordan Lake State Park – Chatham County, NC. Close to our home and inexpensive. Nice sites and good trails to walk.

    Stone Mountain State Park – Roaring Gap, NC. Beautiful scenery and great hiking coupled with a reasonable site cost.

    Ashville East KOA- Swannanoa, NC. Nice amenities, a bit crowded for the sites but close to Ashville.

    Cape Hatteras KOA – Rodanthe, NC. Nice amenities and on the ocean.

    Pilot Mountain – Pinnacle, NC. Beautiful scenery and great hiking. Reasonable cost since it too is a state park and relatively close to Mount Airy.
  5. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

    Mar 11, 2010
    Western NC
    Sewer Rally in now....should be back next spring....
    Dont count out the SC State parks.
  6. JHOP

    JHOP Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Absolutely! The area we are in is closer to VA than SC. We loved Chippokes State Park (VA) last summer in our tent.
  7. 4xMeteor

    4xMeteor Active Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Welcome from GA - we just got back from a 5 day trip to the outer banks, had a great time. Good luck on your search for the right popup.
  8. iflyos

    iflyos RC aircraft, playing radio, and camping

    Jun 16, 2014
    Pfafftown, NC
    Welcome from Winston Salem. Stone Mountain is a great spot to spend some time!

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