Scott P.
Raleigh, NC
Joined June 2016
Great Hikes

There are some great hikes on the loop trails that run along the Cape Fear River. Raven Rock itself is pretty cool and worth the hike.

Hesitant at First

When I first drove into this campground I was a little skeptical to say the least. There are lots of RVs in very tight spaces towards the front of the campground, but as you go around to the back - near the lake - it gets really nice. We stayed with a group of 5 families over Memorial Day weekend and it was great. Did a little fishing and went on day trips to Chimney Rock and tubing on the river through downtown Asheville.

Beautiful and Secluded

This is a beautiful campground with good facilities. There is a good trail around the lake that offers some beautiful views across the lake. Pretty good fishing too.

Great Group Camping Site

This is a great spot to go with a large group - I was with the Boy Scouts. It is fairly secluded, so once we got to the campground there weren't a lot of other people around. If the weather had been better, it would have been unbeatable - it rained from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.

Off the Beaten Path

This is a great campground on a beautiful lake. Well off the beaten path, it takes a little time to get there but it's worth the trip.

Great Little Campground

I grew up near this campground and spent many weekends during my childhood camping here.

Hidden Gem

This is a great little campground right inside Raleigh. I've camped there several times with the kids and it's great because it's so close and there are a few good hikes in Umstead Park.