Camping: Charlotte

Lake Norman

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Copperhead Island

Where: 15200 Soldier Road, Charlotte
Latitude: 35.0642
Longitude: 81.0170
No. of campsites: 6
Cost: $12 for Mecklenburg County residents, $15 nonresidents
Stuff to do nearby: Paddling, fishing, hiking, horseshoes, beach volleyball.

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Kings Mountain State Park

Where: 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, S.C.
Latitude: 35.0874
Longitude: 81.2035
No. of campsites: 125
Cost: $16-$18 for sites with hookups, $12-$13 for sites without
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, fishing, paddling, horseback riding, geochaching, playgrounds.

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Lake Norman State Park

Where: 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman
Latitude: 35.3969
Longitude: 80.5665
No. of campsites: 33
Cost: $20
Stuff to do nearby: Paddling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming (seasonal)

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McDowell Nature Preserve

Where: 15222 York Road, Charlotte
Latitude: 35.0561
Longitude: 81.0149
No. of campsites: 56
Cost: $12 ($15 non Mecklenburg County residents) for primitive sites, $15 ($22) drive-in sites, $21 ($26) RV sites, $36 ($46) rent-a-tent sites
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, paddling, playgrounds, nature

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Morrow Mountain State Park

Where: 49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle
Latitude: 35.3737
Longitude: 80.0734
No. of campsites: 106
Cost: $13 for primitive sites, $25 for sites with hookups, $20 for sites without hookups
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, paddling, fishing, swimming (seasonal)

More info here.


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  2. Mary D says:

    This link is labelled Lake Norman on

    • JoeMiller says:

      Thanks, Mary. Should be fixed.


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