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Wildlife Tours Rutherfordton NC

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Four Paws Kingdom
(828) 287-7324
Rutherfordton, NC
Campground Availability
Easter thru Thanksgiving
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pond Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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River Creek Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 287-3915
217 River Creek Drive
Rutherfordton, NC
Campground Availability
57 Total Camp/RV Sites, 57 Electric and Water, 25 Full Hookups, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,

Jean Holcomb
(919) 968-4586
400 South Elliott Road, Suite E
Chapel Hill, NC
Agency
Viking Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks, Rail, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.vikingtravel.com

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MILITARY PARK (Fort Bragg Travel Camp)
(910) 396-5979
Fayetteville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Rocky Hock Campground
(252) 221-4695
Edenton, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Boating, Canoeing, Pond Fishing, Volleyball

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Four Paws Kingdom Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 287-7324
335 Lazy Creek Drive
Rutherfordton, NC
Campground Availability
40 Total Camp/RV Sites, 40 20 Amp Service, 10 30 Amp Service, 30 50 Amp Service, 40 Electric and Water, 40 Full Hookups, 60 Max RV Length, 25 Pull-Thru Sites, 3 Rental Trailers, 40 Sideouts,
Services
Firewood, Fenced Pet Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Store, Cabin Rentals, Park Trailers,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Sports Field, Swimming - Pond,

Sky Island Retreat & Campground, Inc.
(800) 421-7116, (828) 668-4928
88 Flatlander Road
Old Fort, NC
Campground Availability
20 Total Camp/RV Sites, 20 20 Amp Service, 6 30 Amp Service, 6 50 Amp Service, 20 Electric and Water, 12 Electric Only, 6 Full Hookups, 3 Group Sites, 35 Max RV Length, 6 No Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 4 Seasonal, 6 Sideouts, 4 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Mini Golf,

High Rock Lake Marina & Campground
(800) 382-3239
Lexington, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Pisgah National Forest (Davidson River Campground)
(828) 862-5960
Brevard, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
River Fishing, Play Equipment, Hiking Trails

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Kerr State Rec. Area (Kimball Point Park)
(252) 438-7791
Norlina, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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