Top Equestrian Camping near Sanford, NC

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Sanford is the way to go. Finding a place to stay in North Carolina while traveling with your horse is easy. Search horse campsites and discover top-rated spots, as reviewed by other campers.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Sanford, NC (11)

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

    1.

    William B. Umstead State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    30 Photos
    113 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
    Camper-submitted photo from North Carolina State Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from North Carolina State Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from North Carolina State Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from North Carolina State Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from North Carolina State Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from North Carolina State Fairgrounds

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    North Carolina State Fairgrounds

    15 Reviews
    7 Photos
    59 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek Campground and RV Park

    3.

    Cane Creek Campground and RV Park

    4 Reviews
    9 Photos
    43 Saves
    Snow Camp, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from B.W. Wells — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from B.W. Wells — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from B.W. Wells — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from B.W. Wells — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from B.W. Wells — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    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
    60 Saves
    Wake Forest, North Carolina

    Welcome to B.W. Wells Campground at Falls Lake State Recreation Area, nestled near Wake Forest, NC. This spot is perfect for those looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, making it a versatile choice for all types of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, which is ideal for swimming, kayaking, and boating. There's a roped-off swimming area with a sandy beach, perfect for families. The playground nearby is a hit with kids, and the picnic tables make it easy to enjoy a meal outdoors.

    The sites are spacious and well-shaded, providing a good amount of privacy. They come equipped with electric and water hookups, and there are sanitary dump and sewer hookups available as well. Fire pits and picnic tables are standard at each site, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire and a meal under the stars.

    For those who like to stay active, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails around the lake. The trails offer stunning views and a chance to see local wildlife. If you're into stargazing, the open sky by the lake is perfect for spotting constellations.

    The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to pack out your trash, as there are no trash facilities on-site.

    Overall, B.W. Wells Campground offers a great mix of natural beauty and modern amenities, making it a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're here for the water activities, the hiking, or just to relax, you're sure to have a memorable time.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedarock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedarock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedarock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedarock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedarock Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedarock Park

    5.

    Cedarock Park

    4 Reviews
    13 Photos
    37 Saves
    Graham, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Uwharrie Hunt Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Uwharrie Hunt Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Uwharrie Hunt Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Uwharrie Hunt Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Uwharrie Hunt Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Uwharrie Hunt Camp

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    Uwharrie Hunt Camp

    6 Reviews
    18 Photos
    43 Saves
    Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina

    Uwharrie Hunt Camp has eight sites for tent camping. Each site has a table, grill, lantern posts, and tent pad. Two vault toilets are provided in the campground. There are also 2 drinking water spigots available. Opportunities for hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, hunting, OHV trail use and picnicking are available within a short drive. Country stores are located in the nearby communities of Uwharrie and Eldorado.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
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      Owl Creek Horse Camp - Bankhead NF

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      1 Save
      Mamers, North Carolina

      The Owl Creek Horse Camp provides primitive overnight campsites for trail riders on a first come, first serve basis. The Owl Creek Trail System is approximately 26 miles and suitable for equestrian riding.

      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Drinking Water
      • Toilets

      $5 / night

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        Badin Horse Camp

        1 Review
        3 Saves
        Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina

        This is a primitive camping area where people camp in self contained RV/Horse Trailers. It is located in an open field with tie outs for the horses. No amenities available. Campers must take their trash with them or take it to the trash dumpster in Canebrake Horse Camp.

        • ADA Access
        • RVs
        • Tents
        • Equestrian
        • Standard (Tent/RV)
        • Trash
        Camper-submitted photo from Canebrake Horse Camp
        Camper-submitted photo from Canebrake Horse Camp
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        Canebrake Horse Camp

        2 Reviews
        19 Photos
        5 Saves
        Badin, North Carolina

        Overview

        Canebrake Horse Camp lies in the Badin Lake Recreation Area, a hub for outdoor activities in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. The facility is a scenic and restful overnight spot with both single and double campsites. Canebrake Horse Camp is specifically designed for campers traveling with horses and offers numerous amenities for equestrian camping. If your visit to the Uwharrie National Forest includes camping without horses, please consider one of our other campgrounds: Arrowhead Campground, Badin Lake Campground or Badin Lake Group Camp.______ Campers will delight in nearly 40 miles of forested horseback riding trails, as well as hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicle riding, swimming, fishing and boating opportunities in the area. The campground is open year-round.

        Recreation

        The equestrian trail system is extensive, with miles of forested paths wandering through forests, over hills and across streams. The trails can be accessed from Canebrake using the Home Trail, which skirts the campground. Trails range from easy to difficult, accommodating riders of every level. The recreation area also offers many ways to enjoy the lake. Campers can spend the afternoon swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water. Back on land, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have access to 17 miles of trails, and hunters and hikers can explore the surrounding national forest.

        Facilities

        The equestrian trail system is extensive, with miles of forested paths wandering through forests, over hills and across streams. The trails can be accessed from Canebrake using the Home Trail, which skirts the campground. Trails range from easy to difficult, accommodating riders of every level. The recreation area also offers many ways to enjoy the lake. Campers can spend the afternoon swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water. Back on land, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have access to 17 miles of trails, and hunters and hikers can explore the surrounding national forest.

        Natural Features

        Canebrake lies in a quiet forest of pine, oak and hickory 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. 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.

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

        $27 / night

      • 10.

        Idlewild Farm Stays

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        Raeford, North Carolina

        Enjoy our private farm stay experience located one mile from Carolina Horse Park at Five Points and short distance to all wonderful Southern Pines, Aberdeen and nearby Pinehurst. Easy drive to Fort Liberty, we offer military and veteran discounts. Great for horse show exhibtors, traveling professionals, army transferees and travelers. Lovely walking towns, great restaurants, world class golf, parachuting, local wineries and craft breweries, farm markets to explore. Twenty five acres of pines and meadows, pastures and forest for a peaceful stay. We are new and developing walking trails, puppy paddock, flower fruit and vegetable gardens and will have our donkeys, chickens, horses, and potbelly pig to enhance your stay. Office with mini gym, gathering space, coffee, laundry option.

        Please text only or email for more information. Reservations required.

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
        • RVs

        $30 - $60 / night

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