South Mountains State Park

Morganton, North Carolina

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No matter what your pleasure, South Mountains State Park has a trail for you—more than 40 miles’ worth designed for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Whether you take a hike up to High Shoals Falls or ride your horse to the top of Ben Knob, you are certain to enjoy the forested South Mountains that comprise this park. The park offers backcountry camping, which entails packing in all your gear and hiking anywhere from 1.2 to more than 5 miles. There are also two developed campgrounds on the property. The family campground is small, primitive, and offers lots of privacy, but its designers did not have RVs in mind. The equestrian campground is much larger and can accommodate large RVs and horse trailers, but you must have a horse with you to camp here.
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by Melissa Watson (Falcon Guides)

No matter what your pleasure, South Mountains State Park has a trail for you—more than 40 miles’ worth designed for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Whether you take a hike up to High Shoals Falls or ride your horse to the top of Ben Knob, you are certain to enjoy the forested South Mountains that comprise this park.

The park offers backcountry camping, which entails packing in all your gear and hiking anywhere from 1.2 to more than 5 miles. There are also two developed campgrounds on the property. The family campground is small, primitive, and offers lots of privacy, but its designers did not have RVs in mind. The equestrian campground is much larger and can accommodate large RVs and
horse trailers, but you must have a horse with you to camp here.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Morganton
Campsites: 50
Season: Year-round; closed Christmas Day
Additional Use: Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: (828) 433-4772 or (828) 433-4686; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo/activities.php For reservations call (877) 722-6762 or visit www.reserveamerica.com
Local Maps: DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 33 F7
Fees per Night: $10-$20+
Facilities: Primitive family camping—vault toilet, picnic tables, fire ring, drinking water; pet friendly. Equestrian camping—33-stall barn, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, fire ring, drinking water; pet friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to South Mountains State Park

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