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Best Equestrian Sites Near Jefferson, NC (11)

    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Mountain State Park Campground
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    1.

    Stone Mountain State Park Campground

    56 Reviews
    306 Photos
    277 Saves
    Roaring Gap, North Carolina

    Welcome to Stone Mountain State Park Campground! Nestled in the heart of North Carolina, this campground is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    Visitors rave about the cleanliness and maintenance of the campground. The staff here are known for being friendly and helpful, making your stay as comfortable as possible. The campsites are well-spaced, providing a sense of privacy and tranquility. Some sites even offer picturesque views of a lake or a nearby stream, adding to the serene atmosphere.

    One of the standout features of this campground is its proximity to some fantastic hiking trails. The Stone Mountain Loop Trail is a favorite, offering a challenging yet rewarding hike with stunning views and interesting stops like an old homestead. The trails cater to all ages and skill levels, so whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely walk, there's something for everyone.

    For those who enjoy a bit of convenience, the campground has electric hookups, drinking water, and clean restrooms with showers. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed on the premises.

    Located near the small town of Roaring Gap, the campground is easily accessible and makes for a great base to explore the surrounding area. Whether you're here for the hiking, the peaceful camping experience, or just to get away from it all, Stone Mountain State Park Campground has something to offer. So pack your gear, bring your sense of adventure, and get ready to enjoy the great outdoors!

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

    $23 / 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 Chestnut Hollow Horse Campground — Grayson Highlands State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chestnut Hollow Horse Campground — Grayson Highlands State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chestnut Hollow Horse Campground — Grayson Highlands State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chestnut Hollow Horse Campground — Grayson Highlands State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chestnut Hollow Horse Campground — Grayson Highlands State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chestnut Hollow Horse Campground — Grayson Highlands State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Creek Family Campground
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    4.

    Sandy Creek Family Campground

    7 Reviews
    19 Photos
    28 Saves
    Traphill, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Cove — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Cove — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Cove — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Cove — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Cove — Blue Ridge Parkway
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    Camper-submitted photo from Fox Creek Horse Camp
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    6.

    Fox Creek Horse Camp

    2 Reviews
    41 Photos
    11 Saves
    Troutdale, Virginia

    Overview

    Fox Creek Horse Camp is a premiere destination for riding enthusiasts who are looking for the rare opportunity to ride from their campsite onto hundreds of miles of trails in the spectacular Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Located at almost 4,000 feet, it serves as a welcome retreat for summer camping and horseback riding.

    Recreation

    While hiking and horseback riding are the primary attractions near the campground, there are also ample native trout streams, the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, local festivals and music, the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

    Facilities

    While hiking and horseback riding are the primary attractions near the campground, there are also ample native trout streams, the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, local festivals and music, the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

    Natural Features

    The campground is adjacent to Fox Creek, a small rocky trout stream with large boulders and rhododendron and northern hardwoods along the banks. The campsites are located in open fields on either side of the creek.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Mount Rogers High country offers opportunities for day trips and overnight pack trips. This open setting offers expansive views, summer rhododendron flowering, blueberry picking, and spectacular fall colors. The Mount Rogers National Recreation Headquarters is located about 20 minutes from the campground and offers maps, directions, and a variety of bookstore items.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table

    $5 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park & Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park & Campground

    7.

    Steele Creek Park & Campground

    11 Reviews
    35 Photos
    177 Saves
    Collettsville, North Carolina

    Welcome to Steele Creek Park & Campground, nestled near Morganton, NC. This spot is a favorite for families and nature lovers alike. The campground operates from April 1 to October 31, offering a range of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the river swimming. Kids and adults alike find it a blast, especially during the warmer months. The campground also boasts electric and water hookups, showers, and a sanitary dump station, making it a convenient choice for RV campers.

    The camp store is pretty handy if you forget any essentials, and there's a playground that keeps the little ones entertained. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to clean up after them to keep the place pleasant for everyone.

    The sites are a bit close together, so if you're looking for seclusion, this might not be your top pick. But the proximity to the creek and the beautiful fall foliage make up for it. Plus, the staff is known for being helpful and responsive, ensuring your stay is as comfortable as possible.

    Nearby, you can explore Linville Falls, Blowing Rock, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, all perfect for day trips. Whether you're tubing down the river or just relaxing by the water, Steele Creek Park & Campground offers a solid mix of relaxation and adventure.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Virginia Group Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Virginia Group Horse Camp
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    8.

    Old Virginia Group Horse Camp

    1 Review
    15 Photos
    2 Saves
    Troutdale, Virginia

    Overview

    Old Virginia Group Horse Camp provides group equestrian camping just minutes from a large network of horse trails in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Old Virginia is a secluded, picturesque campground that can accommodate up to 25 guests and 25 horses. The picturesque views of the mountains and the trickling sounds of the stream create a relaxing, serene vibe for visitors at the primitive camping site.

    Recreation

    Old Virginia offers easy access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, which connects to the Iron Mountain Trail. From the Iron Mountain Trail, riders can also access the Virginia Creeper Trail to the west or the New River Trail to the east. The Virginia Creeper Trail boasts 33.4 miles of scenery with about 100 trestles and bridges.

    Facilities

    Old Virginia offers easy access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, which connects to the Iron Mountain Trail. From the Iron Mountain Trail, riders can also access the Virginia Creeper Trail to the west or the New River Trail to the east. The Virginia Creeper Trail boasts 33.4 miles of scenery with about 100 trestles and bridges.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits in the Fairwood Valley along a stream that flows into Fox Creek. The valley is part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in western Virginia. The forests span 1.8 million acres of rugged Appalachians through Virginia and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.

    Nearby Attractions

    Mount Rogers National Recreation Area high country trails, Virginia Creeper Trail, Grayson Highlands State Park, Hungry Mother State Park

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Trash
    • Toilets

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Trails Campground and Stables
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Trails Campground and Stables
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    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Trails Campground and Stables
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    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Trails Campground and Stables

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    Cherokee Trails Campground and Stables

    2 Reviews
    13 Photos
    40 Saves
    Bristol, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $15 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Springmaid Mountain Cabins and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Springmaid Mountain Cabins and Campground
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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Jefferson, NC is Stone Mountain State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 56 reviews.

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