Grab the tent and pack the cooler: 10 places to camp within 100 miles of Charlotte

Grab the tent and pack the cooler: 10 places to camp within 100 miles of Charlotte
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This article was originally published on May 16, 2017.

Yes, Carowinds’ Camp Wilderness Resort is always a viable option, but it’s not your only one.


Cross Country Campground
6254  Highway 150 East, Denver

Distance: 31 miles
Fees: $41/night
Must-do: Play carpet golf, shuffle board or tennis or head to the lake and rent a boat

Campfire after the lake 🔥 #campfire #lake #camping #camplife #relaxing #lovemylife #blessed #lifewithboys #lifeisgood

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Crowders Mountain State Park
522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain

Distance: 31 miles
Fees: $10/night for a primitive site, $25-$32/night for group camping and $95/night for a picnic shelter
Must-do: Go orienteering

Good friends, good times

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Dan Nicholas Park
6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury

Distance: 50 miles
Fees: $22-$27/night
Must-do: Go for the chili cook-offs and ice cream making contest

Nice little stroll through the park today with @x_kellyann

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Hidden Creek Camping Resort
1210 Deacon Drive, Marion

Distance: 98 miles
Fees: $30-$40/night for a tent, $130-$170/night for a cabin
Must-do: Any of the amenities that are included in the rates, like s’mores roasts, movie nights, game sessions and hay rides

Running side by side with this girl is such a blessing! @sherry_renee3

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Kings Mountain State Park
1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina

Distance: 36 miles
Fees: $13-$16/night for a rustic tent site, $17-$21/night for a standard tent site and $25-$45/night for a picnic shelter
Must-do: Take in the view from the 1,705-foot Kings Pinnacle

Some wonderful rest overlooking the North Carolina foothills.

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Lake Wateree State Park
881 State Park Road, Winnsboro, South Carolina

Distance: 70 miles
Fees: $21-$25/night
Must-do: Go geocaching throughout the park

McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 South Tryon Street

Distance: 23 miles
Fees: $19-$33/night
Must-do: Visit the Nature center

#sunset

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Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road

Distance: 47 miles
Fees: $10-$97/night
Must-do: Rent a boat for $5/hr

South Mountains State Park
3001 S Mountain Park Avenue, Connellys Springs

Distance: 67 miles
Fees: $10-$95/night
Must-do: Horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking

Yates Place
700 Dusty Level Road, Troy

Distance: 60 miles
Fees: Free if electricity isn’t needed
Must-do: Walk the serene 20-mile Uwharrie Trail

few shots of camping from these two days. had so much fun and loved every bit of it.⛺️

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