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Camping without Electricity Tarboro NC

Just because you don't have 120-volt AC electricity while camping doesn't mean you're in trouble. Here are camping accessories to make your trip better. The lack of 120-volt AC electricity doesn’t mean you have to be up a creek without power. You can heat, cool, pump, curl, and light almost anything you could ask for with today’s 12-volt-powered camping accessories.

The Refuge
(252) 473-1096
Manteo, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing

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Nantahala National Forest (Cheoah Point Rec. Area)
(828) 479-6431
Robbinsville, NC
Campground Availability
Apr thru Oct
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing

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Red Gates RV Park
(828) 685-8787
Hendersonville, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Boating, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Great Smokey Mountain RV Camping Resort*
(828) 497-2470
17 Old Soco Rd
Whittier, NC
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 31
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Basketball

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Lake James State Park
(828) 652-5047
Marion, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Jaymar Travel Park*
(828) 685-3771
140 Jaymar Park Dr
Hendersonville, NC
Campground Availability
Apr 20-Nov 01
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Cape Woods Campground
(252) 995-5850
Buxton, NC
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Late Dec
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground

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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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Nantahala National Forest (Standing Indian Campground)
(828) 524-6441
Franklin, NC
Services
Standard Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
River Swimming, River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Kamper's Lodge of America
(252) 237-0905
Wilson, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, REC Open to Public

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Off the Grid - Camping Without 120-Volt AC Electricity




Here are some 12-volt-powered camping accessories can make outdoor life a lot easier

From the pages of Woodall's Camping Life Magazine

The lack of 120-volt AC electricity doesn’t mean you have to be up a creek without power. You can heat, cool, pump, curl, and light almost anything you could ask for with today’s 12-volt-powered camping accessories. Whether you tap into your camper’s 12-volt house battery, your vehicle’s cigarette lighter, or one of the many power points in modern cars and trucks, there’s a vast array of camping accessories to make your life easier. Mom can still fix her hair in the morning with a 12-volt hair dryer and curling iron. Here are some products we found that will help everybody in the family stay connected even when you’re not "on the grid."

Brunton Camping Accessories

The revolutionary SOLO 7.5 ($253) from Brunton brings power to the weekend camper or long expedition adventurer far away from electrical outlets. The new Solo can operate a variety of electronics such as laptops, TVs, air pumps and cell phones. The unit is easily recharged when plugged into a vehicle DC outlet, household outlet or Brunton’s solar panels. Weighing in at just four pounds, the lightweight, waterproof unit can provide power for hours.

Brunton’s Solaris 6 ($139) gives you a unique way to juice your on-the-go electronics: solar power. The unit masters a 12-volt output and weighs only 6.4 ounces. It utilizes Brunton’s new CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide) technology, making it an extremely efficient conductor in a thin film format.

Cabela’s Camping Accessories

Compact, bright and always ready, the Rechargeable 12V LED Light ($20) spotlight from Cabela’s will come in handy whenever you need light in or around your vehicle, camper or campsite. The handheld spotlight plugs into most 12-volt automotive, ATV and UTV power outlets for convenient charging and quick access. At less than 2 inches long, the green anodized aluminum body weighs just 1.6 ounces and is impact-, saltwater-spray- and fatigue-tested to ensure reliable performance in extreme conditions. Its NiMH battery operates for up to 120 minutes per seven-hour charge.

Coleman Camping Accessories

The 12-volt Inflate-All Pump System ($40) from Coleman is ideal for camping. Featuring both high-pressure (165 psi) and high-volume air systems and multiple adapters for virtually any air valve makes it a pump for nearly all occasions. Automatic digital pressure gauge allows you to set the desired pressure, turn on the pump and walk away, shutting off when the desired pressure is reached. Inflates and deflates high-volume inflatable products such as airbeds or marine towables.

The 12-volt Halogen Spotlight ($30) from Coleman is based on the company’s simple, effective LED Rechargeable spotlight. The combination of the state-of-the-art halogen bulb, reflective mirror technology and 12-volt...

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