Camping: Chapel Hill

The Haw River near Spirit Island.

Click on “More info here” for additional information, including: distance from downtown, campsites with hookups, primitive sites, reservation information, if it’s a year-round campground, gate hours, land manager, maps and a short description of the campground and area.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area: Parker’s Creek

Where: 280 State Park Road, Apex
Latitude: 35.7369
Longitude: 79.0169
No. of campsites: 250
Cost: $25 for electrical and water hookups, $20 for non-hookups
Stuff to do nearby: flat water paddling, fishing, short hikes

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Cedarock Park

Where: 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington
Latitude: 35.5902
Longitude: 79.2739
No. of campsites: “Several”
Cost: $10 for up to 10 campers, $1 for each additional camper over 10
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, mountain biking, paddling (canoe and kayak rentals), disc golf, fishing

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Eno River State Park: Piper Creek Campground/Cole Mill Access

Where: 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham
Latitude: 36.0783
Longitude: 79.0050
No. of campsites: 5
Cost: $12
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, paddling

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Mayo Park

Where: 1013 Neal’s Store Road, Roxboro
Latitude: 36.2898
Longitude: 78.5235
No. of campsites: 28
Cost: $23 per night with hookups, $18 without, $10 for primitive sites.
Stuff to do nearby: Boating, fishing, hiking, playgrounds, canoeing/kayaking (with rentals)

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Spirit Island on the Haw River

Where: P.O. Box 22 (for Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.), Saxapahaw
Latitude: 36.0043
Longitude: 79.2166
Cost: $10 per person or $50 per platform for up to six people.
Stuff to do nearby: Canoe or kayak the Haw River

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