Camping & Cabins
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There is nothing quite like spending an evening away from home at one of America’s thousands of public land recreational area campsites. Whether you seek the solitude of a backcountry camping site or a convenient place for you and your family to pitch a tent or park an RV, there are plenty of places to camp in our parks, national seashores, lakeshores, forests and wilderness areas. Campsite fees, visitation fees and seasonal restrictions vary from site to site. In some cases, campsites can be reserved in advance.
For reservations, call 877-444-6777, 877-833-6777, or visit www.recreation.gov.
You can call the ranger station if you have additional questions about facilities and activities. Contact information found here.
There is a 14-day stay limit when camping. Additional information here.
You can book up to 6 months in advance of the arrival date for Campsites, Look-Outs, and Cabins.You can book up to 12 months in advance of the arrival date for Group Campsites. For additional questions see the help page.
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Enjoy camping or a picnic at one of the many day use areas.
Get the latest maps of the Croatan, Nantahala, Pisgah and Uwharrie national forests.
Alerts & Warnings
- Whig Branch Road and Upper Santeetlah Closed
- Appalachian RD: Increased Bear Activity on Big Ivy Rd (FSR 74)
- Food Storage Requirements for Appalachian Trail
- Overnight Camping Prohibited, Tanyard Gap to Deep Gap on the Appalachian Trail
- Be Bear Aware
- Nantahala NF: Bullpen Road Closure starting 8/28
- Max Patch Closure extended to 2026