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Top Tent Camping near Durham, NC

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Durham, NC (57)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Poplar Point Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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    Poplar Point Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

    49 Reviews
    113 Photos
    201 Saves
    B. Everett Jordan Lake, North Carolina

    Poplar Point offers 579 sites for RV and tent camping; 363 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site includes a picnic table, grill, and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located. Please note that all sites at Poplar Point Loop E are walk-up and can be booked only when you arrive at the campground.

    Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of nine access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 14,000-acre reservoir. More than 1,000 campsites among five of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps. There are seven swim beaches in the recreation area and a number of boating ramps, with some swim areas and ramps reserved for campers. Nearly 14 miles of hiking trails wind across the hilly lakeshore, with most of them offering easy, brief hikes perfect for family outings. Spotting bald eagles and osprey is just one of many opportunities to view wildlife, and the lake’s ecology is further explored in the visitor center exhibit hall.

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

    $33 - $65 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

    32 Reviews
    91 Photos
    136 Saves
    Creedmoor, North Carolina

    Holly Point offers 158 campsites total, 89 with water and 50/30-amp electric hookups. Both Holly Point and Rolling View have a dump station.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Eno River State Park Campground

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    Eno River State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    65 Photos
    158 Saves
    Hillsborough, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $10 - $32 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from William B. Umstead State Park Campground

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    William B. Umstead State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    30 Photos
    112 Saves
    Morrisville, North Carolina

    Sites are meant for tent/pop-up camping only. No RV or Trailer is accessible.

    Located in Wake County 10 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh, William B. Umstead State Park is a cherished retreat from bustling urban life. The park features an extensive network of hiking and multiuse trails, as well as three manmade lakes and their tributaries that are perfect for fishing. Both park entrances offer picnic shelters, and Crabtree Creek offers camping areas. Group camps and the historic Maple Hill Lodge let visitors experience a rustic overnight experience without typical modern camping amenities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from North Carolina State Fairgrounds

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    North Carolina State Fairgrounds

    14 Reviews
    7 Photos
    57 Saves
    Raleigh, North Carolina

    Please note: Campground closes for the N.C. State Fair in October.

    Limited camping access is available during the month of October and certain event weekends. Call immediately prior to trip departure to inquire about availability. (919) 612-6767.

    Avoid the commute, relax and enjoy the North Carolina State Fairgrounds' campgrounds. With 100 full-service sites and an additional 200 sites on the grounds, we are equipped for all your RV camping needs. Rental cost for a 24-hour period is $30. The campground is closed to the public for the month of October for the N.C. State Fair. Spaces are first come, first served with no advance reservations taken. Check in upon arrival by calling 919-612-6767.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from B.W. Wells — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    B.W. Wells — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

    10 Reviews
    7 Photos
    59 Saves
    Wake Forest, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Butner lake WMA

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    Butner lake WMA

    8 Reviews
    10 Photos
    141 Saves
    Stem, North Carolina

    Free camping from September 1 - February 28, and March 31 - May 14. Designated as Hunter Camping, accessible to all.

    Access Map: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Hunting/Game-Land-Maps/Piedmont/Butner-Falls-of-Neuse.pdf

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

    4 Reviews
    13 Photos
    12 Saves
    Wake Forest, North Carolina

    Located in Durham and Wake counties 15 miles east of downtown Durham, Falls Lake State Recreation Area provides seven access areas to the reservoir. More than 300 campsites offer a variety of overnight experiences. Trails include a portion of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail, as well as one of the premier mountain bike trail systems in the Triangle area, located at Beaverdam access. During the spring and fall, migrating monarch butterflies add to the picturesque beauty of the lake.

    Not every access has all the listed facilities. Please check the General Information page to view a table of the facilities at each access: https://www.ncparks.gov/state-parks/falls-lake-state-recreation-area/plan-your-visit

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table

    $25 - $35 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Moccasin Branch Campground — Raven Rock State Park

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    Moccasin Branch Campground — Raven Rock State Park

    19 Reviews
    36 Photos
    3 Saves
    Mamers, North Carolina

    The Moccasin Branch campground is located at 814 Moccasin Branch Road, just prior to the main entrance to the park.

    Raven Rock State Park's newest campground includes 9 RV sites, 15 drive-to tent sites, 6 cabins, and a bathhouse. All sites are now open seven days a week. Cabins require a two-night minimum. NO PETS allowed in the cabins.

    The campground has a bathhouse with toilets and hot showers available to all campers. There are also potable water spigots and trash and recycling bins around the campground loop for campers to use. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground (cash only).

    Nine RV sites (sites 11 to 18 and 22) offer full hookups with 50-amp, 30-amp, and a 20-amp outlet for all RV needs, as well as full water and sewer. Long driveways can accommodate RVs of all sizes. Each site has a tent pad, a campfire ring with a grill, a picnic table, and a lantern hook.

    Site 22 is accessible for people with limited mobility or disabilities. Please do not reserve an accessible site if no one in your group needs it, unless it is the only site left available when you are making your reservation.

    Fifteen additional sites (sites 1 to 10; 19 to 21; and 23 to 24) provide a "drive-to" experience for tent and trailer campers. These sites each have a tent pad (25 feet by 25 feet) that includes space for two large tents, along with a fire ring, a picnic table, and a lantern hook. These sites do not have RV hookups.

    Six rustic camper cabins offer the opportunity to get away from it all.

    Each cabin can accommodate up to six people; one bedroom has a queen bed (sleeps two) and the other room sleeps four with two sets of twin-sized bunk beds.

    Campers must bring their own pillows and sleeping bags or linens, as these are not provided. The cabins have electric outlets and a heating and air-conditioning unit. There are no restrooms inside the cabin, and campers must use the nearby bathhouse and water spigots. A tent pad with a picnic table, a fire ring, a charcoal grill, two Adirondack chairs, and a lantern hook is provided at each cabin.

    Cabin 3 is accessible for people with limited mobility or disabilities. Please do not reserve an accessible site if no one in your group needs it, unless it is the only site left available when you are making your reservation.

    Smoking, cooking, and open flames are not permitted inside any of the cabins. Pets are not allowed in the cabins, with the exception of service animals. Each cabin has parking space for two vehicles only.

    There is a two-night minimum for a camper cabin rental.

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

    $23 - $78 / night


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