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Anyone know of any good camping spots within about an hour and a half from Charlotte?

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  • Anyone know of any good camping spots within about an hour and a half from Charlotte?

    I live near Charlotte NC. Does anyone know of any good camping spots around here. Im not talking about small designated spots like a camp spot rental. Im talking about a nice place to go camping. I have found a good place in Albemarle NC called Cooks Marina. You can search that in google and it pops up Cooks Marina Lake Tillery. It is a pretty decent place. I found a good place in Gaffney SC, but a lot of people that hang out there seem to be trouble. Most will say that they will camp out in any woods, but I dont want to step on any feet and make people mad by using their land. Normally you have to know someone.

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    I like Crowders mtn and kings mountain state park, but I do live in Gastonia, so both are very close. I really like the hiking trails at Crowders.

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    • #3
      N.I.B., do they have open camp sites meaning you can pitch a tent anywhere? I have been to Crowders, but didnt know that you can camp there. I heard Kings Mtn. is a pretty good place.

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      • #4
        dennis cove in hampton tenneessee as well as 70 %of east tennessee and western nc you could also go to lake moticello in chapin sc there you can camp on any island hope this helps
        the pack that plays together stays together

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        • #5
          Sure does help. Ill look them up. I need to find a cheap boat. Maybe that will be my next thread...a decent blow up boat vs. a kayak.

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            geeeezzzz rookie craigs list check columbia sc we have three rivers lotsa yak's
            the pack that plays together stays together

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JackAysJake View Post
              N.I.B., do they have open camp sites meaning you can pitch a tent anywhere? I have been to Crowders, but didnt know that you can camp there. I heard Kings Mtn. is a pretty good place.
              Crowders has a designated camping area, but it is a hike in. Not too far but you can not drive up to the area and just throw your stuff out!

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              • #8
                Straight up 321 north (Exit 17 on I-85) to the Blue Ridge Parkway and then go south on the Parkway. Its between an hour and a half to 2 and is really worthwhile! There are established camp sites all along the parkway like Julian Price Park and others that cost a few bucks to camp at. Or, If you want to get a bit more out there in the wild, you can hit the Linville Gorge wilderness area and there is free camping off the side of the dirt rd. that runs along the ridge of the Gorge and you can also backpack all in the Gorge which I HIGHLY recommend! Its so beautiful out there! If you want to backpack out there you do need to call ahead to the ranger station a couple of weeks in advance and get a permit. Its free. The number is: 828-652-4841. They use the permit system to limit the amount of people out there at any given time so that impact on the land is kept to a minimum, and also to keep track of who is in the Gorge in the event of an emergency. Table Rock is another good place to camp and its free as well. There are a lot of rock climbers out there when its warm though so its kinda hit or miss with it being crowded some of the time.

                Anyways, here are a couple links that'll help you out:
                http://www.cnyhiking.com/BRP-NorthCarolina.htm
                http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisi...ge-parkway.htm

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                • #9
                  Oh, I almost forgot, there's also Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock state park right up off I-77 and both of those are great to camp at too, and are right at an hour or so out of Charlotte. You can Google map either, they are really easy to get to!

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                  • #10
                    PrkChp76, saving $100 to drive 4 hours to get a kayak doesnt make sence. I have been checking on them here and people just want too much for them. Might as well get a new one for just a few bucks more, or if a sale ocurrs, Ill save by getting a new one.

                    MasterMynd, thank you. That is the info I was looking for. I cant walk due to surgery right now, but cant wait to get out there and have a good time.

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                    • #11
                      Linville Gorge area.

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                      • #12
                        Have you considered Uwharrie State Park just up the road a peice from Charlotte.

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                        • #13
                          Morrow Mountain has some nice camping...and as cb said Uwharrie is good. I have camped at both, and they are okay.
                          nick

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                          • #14
                            Try Wateree State park in Fairfeild county SC
                            John 3:16 Joshua 24:15

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                            • #15
                              yeppers we've been at wateree the whole weekend i suggested that a while back but i think hes got to much tar on his heels cant leave nc or something hell if hes got atvs or dirt bikes they could go to carolina adventure world thats real close to chatrolotte
                              the pack that plays together stays together

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