Places to Camp near Harrisburg, NC

Harrisburg is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Harrisburg is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Harrisburg, NC (80)

    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Nature Preserve

    1.

    McDowell Nature Preserve

    27 Reviews
    85 Photos
    241 Saves
    Lake Wylie, South Carolina

    Welcome to McDowell Nature Preserve, a gem tucked away near Charlotte, NC. This place is perfect if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle without straying too far from the city. The campground is gated and secure, with police patrolling the area, so you can feel safe during your stay.

    The sites here are a mix of tent and RV accommodations, and while some spots are close together, the wooded surroundings offer plenty of shade and a sense of privacy. The campground is open year-round, making it a great spot no matter the season.

    One of the standout features is the clean and well-maintained facilities. The bathrooms are private and unisex, each with its own shower, sink, and toilet. There's also a laundry facility on-site, which is a nice touch if you're planning an extended stay. For those who need to stay connected, the campground has good Verizon hotspot coverage, making it a decent spot for remote work.

    Families will appreciate the playground, and there's easy access to Lake Wylie for fishing and boating. Firewood and ice are available for purchase, so you won't have to venture far for the essentials. Plus, if you forget anything, there's a Target nearby.

    Overall, McDowell Nature Preserve offers a peaceful retreat with all the amenities you need for a comfortable camping experience. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Morrow Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Morrow Mountain State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Morrow Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Morrow Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Morrow Mountain State Park Campground

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    Morrow Mountain State Park Campground

    35 Reviews
    87 Photos
    202 Saves
    Badin, North Carolina

    Welcome to Morrow Mountain State Park Campground, nestled near Albemarle, 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, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the spaciousness of the campsites. Visitors often mention how roomy and well-spaced the sites are, providing a good amount of privacy. Whether you're setting up a tent or parking an RV, you'll find plenty of room to spread out. Plus, the wooded surroundings make it perfect for hanging hammocks and enjoying some shade.

    The campground is equipped with electric hookups, drinking water, and clean bathrooms with showers. There's also a sanitary dump station for RVs. If you're into campfires, you'll be happy to know that fires are allowed, and you can purchase firewood on-site. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For activities, Morrow Mountain State Park has something for everyone. There are numerous hiking and equestrian trails, and the park's top elevation of just over 900 feet offers some stunning views. If you're into water activities, there's lake access for boating and fishing. History buffs will appreciate the small museum and historical features scattered throughout the park.

    Visitors have shared some great experiences, like waking up to a herd of deer right at their campsite or enjoying the high water pressure at the nearby spigots. The park staff are known to be friendly and helpful, making your stay even more enjoyable.

    So, pack your gear and head over to Morrow Mountain State Park Campground for a memorable outdoor adventure. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or just relaxing by the fire, this place has got you covered.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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

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    Lake Norman State Park Campground

    32 Reviews
    70 Photos
    264 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort

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    Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort

    16 Reviews
    26 Photos
    66 Saves
    Pineville, North Carolina

    Whatever your lodging needs, this Carowinds camp wilderness delivers. Cabins sleep up to 8, and level sites with full hookups easily accommodate both pop-ups and RVs up to 45 feet. Need to house a large group? Great Wilderness Lodge sleeps 14 and offers a large meeting area, equipped kitchen, three bathrooms, and a wraparound, rocking-chair porch.

    Everyone will find their own way to unwind with a swimming pool, cornhole, pool table, video games, shuffleboard and free wireless internet in many places. What’s more, registered Camp Wilderness guests can purchase discounted tickets and free shuttle service to the park during park operating days.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Badin Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badin Lake Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Badin Lake Campground

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    Badin Lake Campground

    26 Reviews
    112 Photos
    269 Saves
    Badin, North Carolina

    Overview

    Badin Lake Campground borders the lakeshore and sits within a shaded forest, offering a year-round retreat for swimmers, boaters and anglers in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. Badin Lake Recreation Area is a hub for the area's outdoor activities, and the campground offers spacious, waterfront sites for both RV and tent campers.

    Recreation

    Badin Lake Recreation Area offers many ways for campers to enjoy the lake. Popular activities include picnicking on the shore or swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water. Anglers and boaters have the convenience of a boat ramp 2 miles from the campground. About 40 miles of non-motorized trails are available for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as 17 miles of motorized trails for off-road vehicle riding. The surrounding land offers both big and small game hunting.

    Facilities

    Badin Lake Recreation Area offers many ways for campers to enjoy the lake. Popular activities include picnicking on the shore or swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water. Anglers and boaters have the convenience of a boat ramp 2 miles from the campground. About 40 miles of non-motorized trails are available for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as 17 miles of motorized trails for off-road vehicle riding. The surrounding land offers both big and small game hunting.

    Natural Features

    The campground lies in a dense forest of pines and hardwoods near the shore of 5,000-acre Badin Lake. Winter temperatures range from the low 30s to upper 50s, while summer brings temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s and high humidity. The weather is pleasant in spring and fall, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

    Nearby Attractions

    A theme park with a petting zoo, nature center and mini golf course lies just under an hour away and makes a fun day trip for families.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / 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
    70 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Park
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    Cane Creek Park

    23 Reviews
    45 Photos
    135 Saves
    Mineral Springs, North Carolina

    Welcome to Cane Creek Park, a gem nestled near Waxhaw, NC. This place has been a favorite for many, and it's easy to see why. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, you'll find plenty to keep you busy and relaxed.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, perfect for kayaking, fishing, or just enjoying the view. The fishing is particularly good, with bass, catfish, crappie, and carp all waiting to be caught. If you're into hiking, there are equestrian trails that double as great hiking paths, though some might be a bit rough for biking.

    Families will love the multiple playgrounds scattered throughout the park, and there's an open field by the lake that's perfect for picnics or letting the kids run around. The sites are shaded by trees, providing a nice respite from the sun, and each site comes with a fire ring and picnic table. The bathhouses are clean and functional, though a bit dated.

    Safety is a priority here, with regular patrols by park rangers and local sheriff deputies. This adds a layer of comfort, especially for those camping with kids. The campground also has a market for any essentials you might need, and pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Visitors have consistently praised the peaceful and beautiful setting, making it a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you're here to camp, hike, kayak, or just relax, Cane Creek Park offers a fantastic outdoor experience.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Ebenezer Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ebenezer Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Ebenezer Park Campground

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    Ebenezer Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    25 Photos
    204 Saves
    Rock Hill, South Carolina

    Welcome to Ebenezer Park Campground, nestled near Rock Hill, SC. This spot is a gem for those who love a mix of nature and convenience. Open all year round, it offers a great escape with plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable.

    The campground is known for its clean facilities, including showers and toilets, which are always a plus when you're out in the wild. If you're bringing an RV, you'll appreciate the full hookups available, making your stay hassle-free. For those who prefer tent camping or a bit of glamping, there are options for you too.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake. It's a hit with visitors, especially those who enjoy a bit of water fun. The beach area is a favorite, and kids love swinging on the water swings. If you're into boating, you're in luck—there's easy access to the lake. Even if you don't have a boat, the lake's beauty is worth the visit.

    Families will find plenty to do. There's a playground for the kids and a round pier with swings, perfect for relaxing and taking in the views. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who enjoy a bit of socializing, the park has events like trick-or-treating around Halloween, complete with prizes for the best decorations. It's a great way to meet fellow campers and enjoy some community spirit.

    In summary, Ebenezer Park Campground offers a blend of natural beauty and modern conveniences, making it a great choice for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Dan Nicholas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dan Nicholas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dan Nicholas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dan Nicholas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dan Nicholas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dan Nicholas Park

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    Dan Nicholas Park

    14 Reviews
    19 Photos
    88 Saves
    Southmont, North Carolina

    Dan Nicholas Park is home to a campground, lake, carousel, train, gem mine, aquarium and nature center, animal habitats, and more. Learn more about the attractions at Dan Nicholas Park before your visit.

    Animals are allowed in the park but are not allowed on attractions.

    All of the sites and cabins at Dan Nicholas Park are in the woods. We do not have sewer hookups on sites. Pets are allowed on sites only, not in cabin areas. We have a two night minimum for reservations on the weekends. Payment in full must be made to hold reservations. We do not do refunds, but we will issue rain checks if notified 4 days prior to first reservation date. These will be good for one year.

    Reservations Online reservations are available for your convenience at www.campspot.com/book/dan-nicholas-park.

    The Campground Store can be reached at 704-216-7808. Please leave a detailed message with a return number and they will contact you as soon as possible.

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    • Reservable
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    Camper-submitted photo from Camping World Charlotte Motor Speedway
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Harrisburg, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, Harrisburg, NC offers a wide range of camping options, with 80 campgrounds and RV parks near Harrisburg, NC and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Harrisburg, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Harrisburg, NC is McDowell Nature Preserve with a 4.5-star rating from 27 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Harrisburg, NC.

What parks are near Harrisburg, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 13 parks near Harrisburg, NC that allow camping, notably Uwharrie National Forest and W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir.