Best Camping near Wake Forest, NC

Wake Forest, NC is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Wake Forest, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Wake Forest. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Wake Forest, NC (77)

    Camper-submitted photo from Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

    32 Reviews
    90 Photos
    144 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
    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    Rolling View — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

    30 Reviews
    96 Photos
    233 Saves
    Durham, North Carolina

    Rolling View Campground at Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from Durham, NC. This place has it all: from tent and RV sites to cabins and even yurts for those who want a bit more comfort. The campground is open year-round, so you can enjoy the great outdoors no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the access to Falls Lake. Whether you're into fishing, swimming, or just lounging by the water, you'll find plenty to do. The fishing dock is a favorite spot, and there are cool rocks along the lake that are perfect for climbing or diving off. If you're more of a landlubber, there are nice trails winding through the campground, offering a peaceful hike with scenic views.

    Families will appreciate the large, sandy beach and several playgrounds scattered throughout the area. It's a popular spot for young families, so expect a lively atmosphere. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The amenities are top-notch. You'll find clean bathrooms and showers, electric and sewer hookups, and even a market for any last-minute supplies. Firewood is available for those cozy campfire nights, and alcohol is allowed, so you can enjoy a cold one by the fire.

    Some visitors have mentioned that the sites are spacious and well-spaced, providing a good amount of privacy. However, be prepared for some noise, especially from planes overhead and the general buzz of a popular campground.

    Overall, Rolling View offers a fantastic mix of natural beauty and modern conveniences, making it a great spot for both quick getaways and extended stays. Whether you're here for the lake, the trails, or just to relax, you won't be disappointed.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Poplar Point Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Poplar Point Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Poplar Point Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Poplar Point Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Poplar Point Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    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
    212 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

    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

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    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

    16 Reviews
    9 Photos
    60 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 Crosswinds Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Crosswinds Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Crosswinds Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Crosswinds Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Crosswinds Campground — Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Crosswinds Campground — Jordan 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
    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
    62 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 Eno River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eno River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eno River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eno River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eno River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eno River State Park Campground

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    Eno River State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    65 Photos
    160 Saves
    Hillsborough, North Carolina

    Eno River State Park Campground is a gem for those who appreciate a peaceful, nature-filled camping experience. The campground offers a serene environment with beautiful river views and well-maintained trails. The River Creek Campsites are a favorite, requiring a moderate one-mile hike to reach, but the tranquility and natural beauty make it worth the effort. Firewood is conveniently provided at each site, and the gates close at night for added security.

    The park is open year-round and offers a variety of activities. The trails are a highlight, with many visitors praising their beauty and the sense of solitude they provide. The proximity to the Eno River is a major draw, allowing campers to enjoy the soothing sounds of the water and even take a dip or paddle in its safe, clean waters. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Primitive camping is a popular choice here, with sites like Fanny’s Ford offering a more secluded experience. The sites are well-spaced, though not overly private, and the park rangers are always on hand to help with any issues. Bringing your own water is recommended, as well as a sleeping pad for the gravel tent pads.

    For those looking to explore, the park is near Durham, NC, making it easy to pop into town if needed. Whether you're hiking, swimming, or just relaxing by the campfire, Eno River State Park Campground provides a fantastic escape into nature.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $10 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    Shinleaf — Falls Lake State Recreation Area

    5 Reviews
    21 Photos
    17 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Butner lake WMA
    Camper-submitted photo from Butner lake WMA
    Camper-submitted photo from Butner lake WMA
    Camper-submitted photo from Butner lake WMA
    Camper-submitted photo from Butner lake WMA
    Camper-submitted photo from Butner lake WMA

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    Butner lake WMA

    8 Reviews
    10 Photos
    147 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
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Wake Forest, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, Wake Forest, NC offers a wide range of camping options, with 77 campgrounds and RV parks near Wake Forest, NC and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Wake Forest, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Wake Forest, NC is Holly Point — Falls Lake State Recreation Area with a 4.5-star rating from 32 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Wake Forest, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 free dispersed camping spots near Wake Forest, NC.

What parks are near Wake Forest, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 parks near Wake Forest, NC that allow camping, notably B. Everett Jordan Lake and Uwharrie National Forest.