Best Camping near Casar, NC

Searching for the best camping near Casar, NC? Casar is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your North Carolina camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Casar, NC (205)

    Camper-submitted photo from South Mountains State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from South Mountains State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from South Mountains State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from South Mountains State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from South Mountains State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from South Mountains State Park Campground

    1.

    South Mountains State Park Campground

    29 Reviews
    103 Photos
    265 Saves
    Casar, North Carolina

    Welcome to South Mountains State Park Campground, nestled near Connelly Springs, NC. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations, making it a versatile choice for all types of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the access to clean drinking water and electric hookups, which makes your stay a bit more comfortable. Plus, the park is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed on the premises.

    The park itself is a haven for hikers. The trails are broad and can get pretty hilly, so if your knees tend to complain, trekking poles are a good idea. The Jacob Branch Backcountry Sites are a bit challenging to pitch a tent on due to roots and hardpan earth, but the bear box and clear water source make it worth the effort. For a more family-friendly option, the Shinny Creek sites are just over a mile in and offer flat, clear spots right by a stream—perfect for kids or anyone looking for a quick, easy hike.

    The High Shoals Falls trail is a must-see, featuring an 80-foot waterfall that's absolutely stunning. The hike can be steep, but the views are worth every step. If you're into fishing, the creek running beside the campground is stocked with trout a few times a year, but make sure you have all your NC licenses in order.

    Overall, South Mountains State Park Campground offers a mix of natural beauty and practical amenities, making it a fantastic spot for both seasoned campers and first-timers. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kings Mountain — Kings Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kings Mountain — Kings Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kings Mountain — Kings Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kings Mountain — Kings Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kings Mountain — Kings Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kings Mountain — Kings Mountain State Park

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    Kings Mountain — Kings Mountain State Park

    44 Reviews
    85 Photos
    77 Saves
    Kings Mountain, North Carolina

    Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina offers a solid camping experience with a mix of tent and RV accommodations. The campground is known for its large, mostly level sites, each equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. You'll find electric and water hookups at many sites, making it convenient for both tent and RV campers. The park also features decent bath and shower buildings, with some recently remodeled to include heat and hand dryers.

    One of the standout features here is the park's cleanliness and the friendly, helpful park rangers. Visitors often mention how well-maintained the grounds are, which adds to the overall pleasant experience. The campground also has a cute camp store stocked with basic camping supplies and snacks, though you might want to bring your own groceries if you're planning a longer stay.

    For those who love outdoor activities, the park offers plenty of hiking trails that are well-marked and maintained. Lake York is nearby, where you can rent boats for a day out on the water. If you're into history, the National Military Battlefield is also close, adding an educational twist to your trip.

    Cell service can be spotty, especially at certain sites like #48, but WiFi is available at the Trading Post if you need to stay connected. The park is generally quiet, making it a great spot for a peaceful getaway. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Overall, Kings Mountain State Park provides a reliable and enjoyable camping experience with plenty of amenities and activities to keep you entertained. Whether you're looking to hike, relax by the fire, or explore some local history, this campground has got you covered.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $13 - $31 / night

  1. 3.

    Spacious Skies Bear Den

    48 Reviews
    662 Photos
    162 Saves
    Spruce Pine, North Carolina

    Set right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 324.8, among the breathtaking Blue Ridge and Black Mountains and nestled in the Pisgah National Forest, Spacious Skies Bear Den is your mountain adventure destination!

    While most of our sites are full hook-up, we have water/electric spots for a more rustic camping experience or for our tent campers. We also offer cabins in an array of sizes and with varied amenities, ensuring we have the perfect spot that meets each family or group’s needs.

    When you arrive at your site or cabin, breathe in the serene beauty of the Pisgah National Forest, of which Spacious Skies Bear Den is a part. Leave your stress behind as you explore 13 miles of wooded hiking trails, some leading to waterfalls on the park grounds. Playgrounds, a rec hall, arcade, basketball, volleyball, and a swimming lake with a separate fishing area will keep campers of all ages occupied. A camp store stocked with necessities and treats alike, bathhouses, laundry on-site and WiFi all bring the comforts of home to your campsite.

    We are proud to announce our partnership with Black Folks Camp Too and are now the first “unity blaze certified” collection of private campgrounds!

    Being Unity Blaze Certified confirms that all 15 of our campgrounds and our team are committed to making sure all campers know “You are Invited and Welcomed” — the Unity Blaze motto. While Spacious Skies has always firmly held this belief, we wanted to go one step further in partnering with BFCT to make sure all campground staff completed the Unity Blaze training program.

    Please navigate to our website for up to date information regarding our amenities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $25 - $999 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Iron City Campground, Inc.
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron City Campground, Inc.
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron City Campground, Inc.
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron City Campground, Inc.
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron City Campground, Inc.
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron City Campground, Inc.

    4.

    Iron City Campground, Inc.

    20 Reviews
    58 Photos
    63 Saves
    Blacksburg, South Carolina

    Welcome to Iron City Campground, Inc., nestled near Blacksburg, SC. This spot is a favorite for many, especially those looking for a quick escape from Charlotte, NC. The campground is open year-round and offers a variety of amenities that make it a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    One of the standout features here is the level campsites, which are perfect for both tents and RVs. Visitors have praised the cleanliness of the bathhouse and laundry facilities, which is always a plus when you're out in the wild. The pool is a hit, especially with families, and there's a new playground that kids under 10 will love. If you're traveling with pets, you'll appreciate the enclosed dog park where your furry friends can run free.

    Lisa, the host, gets rave reviews for her hospitality. She's known for going above and beyond to make sure guests are comfortable, even in less-than-ideal weather conditions. Whether you're staying for a night or a month, you'll find her to be incredibly accommodating and friendly.

    For those who enjoy a bit of nature, there's a short trail behind the pond that's currently being developed. It's a nice little spot for a quick walk. If you're up for a short drive, the Broad River Greenway is just 15 minutes away and offers beautiful scenery.

    Overall, Iron City Campground is a fantastic place to relax, unwind, and enjoy some quality time outdoors. Whether you're here for a weekend or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to keep you comfortable and entertained.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Asheville East KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Asheville East KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Asheville East KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Asheville East KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Asheville East KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Asheville East KOA

    5.

    Asheville East KOA

    52 Reviews
    107 Photos
    213 Saves
    Swannanoa, North Carolina

    Whether you're looking for a peaceful weekend in the mountains or an extended stay in western North Carolina, this KOA is the perfect choice. Head for the city sights of historic Asheville (just 14 minutes away) and tour the famous Biltmore House or shop at the brand-new outlet mall. Take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the breathtaking views. Or you can hike one of the numerous trails to check out the views and even waterfalls. Perhaps you'd prefer to simply relax and stay at your campsite and fish in one of KOA's two lakes. Your kids will love tubing and splashing in the Swannanoa River, which winds its way through the middle of the campground. Other on-site activities include paddleboats, a swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and cornhole. Pool: May 6 - September 11. Max pull thru: 70 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping

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    Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping

    19 Reviews
    48 Photos
    510 Saves
    Linville, North Carolina

    Welcome to Old NC 105 - Dispersed Camping, a hidden gem nestled in the National Forests of North Carolina. This spot is perfect for those who crave a raw, back-to-nature experience. The area offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, making it a fantastic place to unwind and soak in the beauty of the wilderness.

    Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. This isn't your typical campground with all the bells and whistles. It's dispersed camping, so don't expect amenities like toilets, showers, or drinking water. You'll need to bring everything you need, including plenty of bottled water since there's no easy access to the river for filtering. Fires are allowed, so you can still enjoy a good campfire under the starry sky.

    The road to get here is a bit of an adventure in itself. It's a gravel and dirt road that can get pretty rough, especially after some rain. If you're driving anything less than an SUV with good clearance, you might want to think twice about tackling the whole stretch. But trust me, the views are worth the bumpy ride. Some spots offer breathtaking vistas of the gorge and surrounding landscape, so take your time and pick your spot wisely.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the trip. Just be prepared for some company, as the area can get a bit busy with other campers and curious passersby. Despite the traffic, the early morning bird songs and the serene environment make it a peaceful retreat.

    In summary, Old NC 105 is all about the raw, unfiltered camping experience. Come prepared, take it slow on the road, and you'll be rewarded with some of the most beautiful scenery North Carolina has to offer. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  2. 7.

    Spacious Skies Hidden Creek

    14 Reviews
    60 Photos
    47 Saves
    Marion, North Carolina

    Blending the beauty of the blue-colored, tree-filled mountains in the distance with a full array of fun amenities on the grounds, Spacious Skies Hidden Creek is the perfect place for your family’s next camping adventure! Just outside the town of Marion, “where main street meets the mountains”, we are situated right at western North Carolina’s gateway to the Blue Ridge mountain range, an area renowned for the many offerings for all lovers of the great outdoors. Make your way through the forested drive to enter the grounds where you’ll find a campground wonderland for all to enjoy!

    We offer full hook-up sites as well as water and electric only sites, and for a more rustic camping experience or for our tent campers, our sites up on the ridge look out over a valley where the views are unmatched. We have cabins that are available in a variety of sizes and with differing amenities, ensuring we have the perfect spot that meets each family or group’s needs. Enjoy the many mountain views, our signature hidden creek, and come fish our stocked lake. Let loose with our many forms of onsite entertainment, featuring a pool complex, hillside waterslide, playground, arcade, mini-golf, gem-mining, and more. A fully-stocked camp store, 24-hour laundry facility, golf cart rentals, and café offering lots of goodies and treats round out your stay at Spacious Skies Hidden Creek.

    We are proud to announce our partnership with Black Folks Camp Too and are now the first “unity blaze certified” collection of private campgrounds!

    Being Unity Blaze Certified confirms that all 15 of our campgrounds and our team are committed to making sure all campers know “You are Invited and Welcomed” — the Unity Blaze motto. While Spacious Skies has always firmly held this belief, we wanted to go one step further in partnering with BFCT to make sure all campground staff completed the Unity Blaze training program.

    Please navigate to our website for up to date information regarding our amenities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $24 - $195 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Julian Price Park Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Julian Price Park Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Julian Price Park Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Julian Price Park Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Julian Price Park Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Julian Price Park Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway

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    Julian Price Park Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway

    46 Reviews
    152 Photos
    555 Saves
    Blowing Rock, North Carolina

    Overview

    Located along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in the lush green expanses of North Carolina, Julian Price Campground is a top destination for boating, hiking, fishing and more. Whether it's for a family camping excursion or a peaceful getaway, this campground has something for everyone.

    Recreation

    Canoe rentals are available at Price Lake, and other types of non-motorized boats are permitted. Fishing is also available at the lake, with a dock provided.Price Lake Trail offers a refreshing hike around the edge of the water, and the Boone Fork, Green Knob and Tanawha Trails are just a few of the trails that are conveniently accessed through the campground. Hebron Falls: A small waterfall accessed from the Boone Fork Trail. The Cascades: A beautiful waterfall accessed by the easy 1-mile loop Cascades Trail. A great hike for children. Moses Cone Flat Top Manor: A historic estate house (currently undergoing restoration) once owned by the Cone family. The grounds offer 25 miles of carriage roads to hike. Tours of the home are available. Currently houses the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Wildlife viewing is also popular as campers have a good chance of spotting bears, grouse, turkeys, owls, hawks and more.

    Facilities

    Canoe rentals are available at Price Lake, and other types of non-motorized boats are permitted. Fishing is also available at the lake, with a dock provided.Price Lake Trail offers a refreshing hike around the edge of the water, and the Boone Fork, Green Knob and Tanawha Trails are just a few of the trails that are conveniently accessed through the campground. Hebron Falls: A small waterfall accessed from the Boone Fork Trail. The Cascades: A beautiful waterfall accessed by the easy 1-mile loop Cascades Trail. A great hike for children. Moses Cone Flat Top Manor: A historic estate house (currently undergoing restoration) once owned by the Cone family. The grounds offer 25 miles of carriage roads to hike. Tours of the home are available. Currently houses the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Wildlife viewing is also popular as campers have a good chance of spotting bears, grouse, turkeys, owls, hawks and more.

    Natural Features

    Julian Price Campground is adjacent to Price Lake, a pristine body of water that sparkles against the backdrop of rolling Carolina hills. The surrounding forest offers hemlock, white pine, oak, hickory and birch trees, along with a colorful assortment of wildflowers in the spring and an array of vivid orange and red foliage displays in autumn. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic byway that follows the high crests of the central and southern Appalachians for 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

    Nearby Attractions

    The beautiful town of Blowing Rock, located just 20 minutes away on the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers fine dining, shopping and more.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Norman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Norman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Norman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Norman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Norman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Norman State Park Campground

    9.

    Lake Norman State Park Campground

    32 Reviews
    70 Photos
    272 Saves
    Troutman, North Carolina

    Lake Norman State Park, on the largest manmade lake in North Carolina, boasts one of the region’s more popular mountain biking network, offering 30.5 miles of single-track trail. Nearby are a 125-yard-long swim beach and bathhouse complex as well as a boat ramp and opportunities for fishing from spots along park trails. Lake Norman campground with 32-sites and a group campground are available during warm-weather months, and a community building with kitchen facilities, restrooms and fireplace can be rented for family and group events year round. Free interpretive programs are complemented by educational exhibits throughout the visitor center and along the child-friendly Dragonfly Trail.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Crowders Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crowders Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crowders Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crowders Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crowders Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crowders Mountain State Park Campground

    10.

    Crowders Mountain State Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    23 Photos
    119 Saves
    Bessemer City, North Carolina

    Tent camping only - No RV spaces. All campsites at Crowders Mountain State Park are hike-in and primitive. Campground is accessed via a 1 mile trail starting from the visitor center.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Casar, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, Casar, NC offers a wide range of camping options, with 205 campgrounds and RV parks near Casar, NC and 12 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Casar, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Casar, NC is South Mountains State Park Campground with a 4.8-star rating from 29 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Casar, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 free dispersed camping spots near Casar, NC.

What parks are near Casar, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 25 parks near Casar, NC that allow camping, notably Pisgah National Forest and W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir.