Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Copperhead Island
$15.00 - $19.00
Hike In
Boat In
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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Copperhead Island is located in North Carolina
35.1068 N
-81.028 W
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2 Reviews of Copperhead Island
Nice walk

Nice walk through Boy Scout camp. Trails are in good shape. Very close to Rivergate area. Great Lake access and nice kayaking.

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Secluded fall camping at Copperhead

This is an awesome camping area with an unfortunate name! But we were here in October so we didnt worry about snakes. This island campground is located in a county park on the shores of Lake Wylie adjacent to the McDowell Nature Preserve, which also has a campground. The Copperhead Island sites are more rustic however, and you must hike in our boat in to camp here. Tent pads, picnic tables, fire grates, and docks are provided, and campsites are wooded, well spaced, and secluded. You can, in fact, reserve the whole island for group camping if you like! I hear that Lake Wylie is really busy in summer, a lot of boat and day use traffic, but the lake was quiet in October, and no one else but us on the island the weekend we were there. Highly recommended for autumn camping, both because of the quieter season, and because snakes are hibernating!