Kings Mountain State Park

Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina

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Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state? Take the Battle of Kings Mountain, which took place on October 7, 1780, and is considered the turning point for the Americans in the South. Frontiersmen from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia gathered to defeat Lord Cornwallis and end the British advance into North Carolina. The Loyalists and English army were forced to retreat back to Charleston, ultimately to lose the war. Today, you can visit this battlefield, known as Kings Mountain National Military Park, and pitch your tent at the adjacent Kings Mountain State Park, which functions as the recreational counterpart to the battlefield. Here, you can hike, swim, fish, and enjoy yet more American history beyond the battlefield.
The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

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The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state? Take the Battle of Kings Mountain, which took place on October 7, 1780, and is considered the turning point for the Americans in the South.

Frontiersmen from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia gathered to defeat Lord Cornwallis and end the British advance into North Carolina. The Loyalists and English army were forced to retreat back to Charleston, ultimately to lose the war. Today, you can visit this battlefield, known as Kings Mountain National Military Park, and pitch your tent at the adjacent Kings Mountain State Park, which functions as the recreational counterpart to the battlefield. Here, you can hike, swim, fish, and enjoy yet more American history beyond the battlefield.

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

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Kings Mountain National Military Park
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Kings Mountain State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Kings Mountain State Park

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2/19/2007
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We hiked Kings Mountain and stayed at the Garner's Creek campsite... the hike to the top of Browns Mountain wasn't very impressive, and this trail was pretty boring for experienced hikers.



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May 2018