North Carolina Camping - Appalachian Mountain
The western region is among the most popular camping sites in North
Carolina although a number of other campgrounds are scattered all
throughout the state. In fact, over 150 major destinations await
campers, where they can experience their exciting outdoor activities.
Prospective adventurers in North Carolina can either climb up, hike to
the mountains, or trail on the Coastal and Piedmont areas.
Take the challenge and hike up to the highest peak of the Appalachian
Mountain chain, Mount Mitchell in Yancey Mountain. Towering at 6,684
feet high, Mount Mitchell is also the tallest mountain along the eastern
coast of the United States. Just like the Appalachian Mountains, the
Great Smoky Mountains are also located in the western region of North
Carolina. In this mountain is where the country's top scenic attractions
are located like the 250-mile Blue Ridge Parkway.
Some of the most recommended county destinations in the Northern
Mountains region are Mitchell, Haywood and McDowell counties.
Contributing among Mitchell's magnificent sceneries is the Roan
Mountain, the largest naturally-occurring rhododendron gardens in the
world. Its southern sections serve as one of the stopovers of the Blue
Ridge Parkway. It is also bounded by Mount Mitchell in Yancey County and
the Grandfather Mountain in Avery County. Aside from its natural
sceneries, Mitchell County is also home to the North Carolina Mineral
and Gem Festival, which is one of the oldest festivals of its kind.
Haywood County is famous where the America's oldest operating paper mill
is located. A rollercoaster on the side of a mile high mountain is also
one of its vantage points aside from Mt. Goyot, the highest point in the
county at an elevation of 6,621 feet. Fifty miles of the Blue Ridge
Parkway also run in the county. Famous campground in the county includes
Moonshine Creek Campground, Creekwood Farm and Pride RV Resort.
McDowell County is home to America's most scenic gorges, waterfalls and
strange and wonderfully-formed caverns in a mountain. Some of the
majestic treasure of nature are the Pisgah National Forest, Lake Tahoma
and Lake James. Campers will definitely fall in love with the place as
McDowell gives them enough room for hiking and fishing, as well as other
activities like sailing and boating.
The heartland, the Piedmont area, is still a good ground for campers.
The area is composed of gently rolling foothills and the temperatures
are mild year round. Some of the most recommended campgrounds are Midway
Campground in Statesville, RVacation Campground in Selma, Hiddenite
Family Campground, Sleepy Bears RV Park in Lumberton and Deep River
Campground in Asheboro, among others.
The coastal area is also a terrific place with such venues like
Shallotte/Brunswick Beaches, Camp Hatteras, Caoe Woods Campground Frisco
Woods Campground, Colington Campground and a lot more, campers will
surely fall in lobe with the sheltered sounds and sights of bays, rivers
and creeks of the Atlantic ocean.