Campgrounds Near Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Campgrounds Near Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, has much to offer to campers in search of outdoor adventure. With the Atlantic to the east and the Cape Fear River to the west, the Carolina Beach area has access to kayaking, fishing and a variety of water sports, as well as hiking and coastal bike rides. The area also has a mix of public and private campgrounds from which to choose.

Carolina Beach State Park

The Carolina Beach State Park has an 83-site campground with plenty of shade from a wood lot of pine and oak trees. While RVs can be accommodated at the park's campground, there are no hookups, so it is primarily a tent campground. Every site has a picnic table and barbecue grill. Camping facilities include a shower house and water taps.

The park has a marina on the Cape Fear River, so anglers can pursue freshwater fishing from shore or both salt and freshwater fishing by boat. It also has 6 miles of hiking trails. However, it should be noted that the state park does not have any beachfront territory. It is located to the west of the community of Carolina Beach and is roughly a mile from the beach itself.

Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8206
ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/cabe/main.php

Carolina Beach Family Campground

A mixed RV and tent campground, the Carolina Beach Family Campground is located just outside the limits of Carolina Beach on the road to Wilmington. Sitting on a wooded property, the campground is serviced by a shower house, camp store and coin laundry. It has an outdoor swimming pool, and the campground accepts pets that are kept on a leash. The tent camping area is located in the back of the property and has its own water tap.

Carolina Beach Family Campground
9641 River Road
Wilmington NC, 28412
(910) 392-3322
carolinabeachfamilycampground.com

Wilmington KOA

Located about 4 miles to the south of Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher is an Air Force Recreation Area. It has a tents-only campground on "The Basin" of the Cape Fear River. Located in a wooded area, it is serviced by a shower house and coin laundry, and is adjacent to the recreation area's Beach House Bar and Grill. The recreation area has the added plus of offering camping gear rentals for those campers who don't own their own kit.

Fort Fisher AF Recreation Area
18 River Front Drive
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-6549
ftfishermilrec.com

Fort Fisher AF Recreation Area

Located about 4 miles to the south of Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher is an Air Force Recreation Area. It has a tents-only campground on "The Basin" of the Cape Fear River. Located in a wooded area, it is serviced by a shower house and coin laundry, and is adjacent to the recreation area's Beach House Bar and Grill. The recreation area has the added plus of offering camping gear rentals for those campers who don't own their own kit.

Fort Fisher AF Recreation Area
18 River Front Drive
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-6549
ftfishermilrec.com

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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