The Best In Tent Camping The Carolinas  by Johnny Molloy

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
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.

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Trails from the "The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas" Guide Book
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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 ...
Badin Lake, NC - Campgrounds
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 ...
McCormick County, SC - Campgrounds
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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 ...
McCormick, SC - Campgrounds
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 ...
Cocke County, TN - Campgrounds
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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 ...
Hartford, TN - Campgrounds
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 ...
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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 ...
Walhalla, SC - Campgrounds - Trail Length: 0
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 ...
Fontana Dam, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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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 ...
Calhoun Falls, SC - Campgrounds
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 ...
Carolina Beach, NC - Campgrounds
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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 ...
Cocke County, TN - Campgrounds
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 ...
Mountain Rest, SC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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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 ...
Seven Springs, NC - Campgrounds
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 ...
Salem, SC - Campgrounds - Trail Length: 0
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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 ...
McGrady, NC - Campgrounds
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 ...
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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 ...
Washington, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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 ...
Murphy, NC - Campgrounds
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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 ...
Hanging Rock, NC - Campgrounds
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 ...
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