The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
The Best In Tent Camping The Carolinas  by Johnny Molloy

200pp/maps
ISBN: 0897329694

This book will guide you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best managed campgrounds in the Tarheel and Palmetto states. Painstakingly selected from hundreds of campgrounds, each campsite is rated for beauty, noise, privacy, security, spaciousness, and cleanliness. Each campground profile gives unbiased and thorough evaluations, taking the guess work out of finding the perfect site. Essential details on facilities, reservations, fees, and restrictions, as well as an accurate, easy-to-read campground map make locating the perfect site a snap. Also included are suggestions for nearby outdoor recreation and sightseeing, pinpointing attractions that often go unnoticed.

© 2010 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas" Guide Book
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... Preview: Depending on where you’re coming from, there are several ways to reach Badin Lake Campground. Most of them take a lot of twists and turns, but the drive is worth it. This lakeside campground is the ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Badin Lake, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Pines, oaks, hickories, and sweetgum trees shade the campsites here; dogwoods and cedars compose the understory. Higher on the hill, the inner loop has sites 1 through 24, which afford a commanding vi ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
McCormick County, SC - Campgrounds
... Preview: It was a gorgeous spring afternoon when I arrived at Baker Creek State Park. The yellow sun was glinting through the spring-green trees. Lake Strom Thurmond was rippling as I rolled through the hills ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
McCormick, SC - Campgrounds
... Preview: The rare spruce-fir forest that cloaks the highest elevations of the Smoky Mountains are among the primary reasons this mountain range was designated a national park. Covering 13,000 of the park’s 500 ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Cocke County, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a reputation, somewhat undeserved, of being overcrowded. Sure, some places can seem a bit peopled, but if you know the right places to go, your time in the park ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Hartford, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Talk about transition—one minute I was zipping along I-26, and the next I was at Brick House Campground. The place was so quiet that I could hear myself breathe. Rushing down the interstate was exactl ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Kinards, SC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Before the Chattooga was declared a Wild and Scenic River, campers could drive all the way to Burrells Ford Campground. Since then, a protective corridor has been established, effectively cutting off ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Walhalla, SC - Campgrounds - Trail Length: 0
... Preview: Recent history is a theme of sorts for this charming and sedate campground, which sits on former farmland once tilled by the Cable family. After World War II began, the demand for aluminum and the pow ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Fontana Dam, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Don’t look for some big waterfall when you come to this lakeside recreation area. Before the damming of Richard B. Russell Lake, the Savannah River once flowed free. At high water, a rapid on the Sava ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Calhoun Falls, SC - Campgrounds
... Preview: This area of the Carolinas certainly has some amazing natural attributes, but the most unusual of all may be the Venus flytrap. Perhaps you have heard of it. The modified leaves of this plant close ra ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Carolina Beach, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cataloochee Campground is only the first attractive spot you’ll see in this valley of meadows, streams, mountains, history—and elk, which have been introduced into the valley and offer extraordinary w ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Cocke County, TN - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cherry Hill Campground is the focal point for the Cherry Hill Recreation Area. And as one of the best national forest campgrounds in the Southern Appalachians, it is a fine place to be. The campgrou ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Mountain Rest, SC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Often state parks are established to protect a natural resource unique to the state. Cliffs of the Neuse fits this mold. Hills are limited here on the coastal plain, and cliffs are rare. Interesting g ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Seven Springs, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Have you ever seen Lake Jocassee? Others may disagree, but I believe this impoundment to be South Carolina’s most beautiful lake. A richly forested shoreline overlooks emerald water against a backdrop ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Salem, SC - Campgrounds - Trail Length: 0
... Preview: The National Park Service does a really good job with this Blue Ridge Parkway campground, which is located on the crest of the Blue Ridge and has a mountaintop ambience. A smart design spreads out ove ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
McGrady, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Frisco Campground offers some phenomenal oceanside scenery. Located in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the campground is situated among dunes so hilly that you might think you were in the mountai ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Frisco, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: This state park has a fine environmentaleducation center that offers first-rate displays and information about North Carolina’s wetlands, where the interplay between land, river, and ocean forms a ric ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Washington, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: When people think of Sm oky Mountain country, they picture rolling mountains, deep forests, and rushing streams. That’s what comes naturally. However, when early settlers came here, they started the u ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Murphy, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: I can understand why Hanging Rock is so popular. The natural setting is dramatic: the Sauratown Mountains rise from the Piedmont in barren rock faces, forming natural vista points for overlooking the ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Hanging Rock, NC - Campgrounds
... Preview: Horse Cove is an unpretentious, small campground adjacent to playful Santeetlah (San-TEE-lah) Creek. Located primarily along Horse Cove Branch, a tributary of Santeetlah Creek, its minimal facilities ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas"
Robbinsville, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length: