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Family Camping Destinations Rutherfordton NC

Family camping is a perfect way to get time alone with your kids, and they can experience the wonders of nature with you. No matter what they occasionally say now, they will remember these trips with appreciation later. So, you would like to have this type of experience with your kids, and you want it to be good and have them want more, but you don’t know where to start…right? Read on for more.

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

Foothills Family Campgrounds
(828) 245-4064
1661 Hogan Rd
Forest City, NC
 
Silver Creek Campground
(828) 894-2331
410 Silver Creek Rd
Mill Spring, NC
 
Lake Lure Rv Park & Campground
(828) 625-9160
176 Boys Camp Rd
Lake Lure, NC
 
Sky Island Retreat & Campground, Inc.
(800) 421-7116, (828) 668-4928
88 Flatlander Road
Old Fort, NC
Number of Sites
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,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Mini Golf,

Four Paws Kingdom Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 287-7324
335 Lazy Creek Drive
Rutherfordton, NC
Number of Sites
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,
Amenities
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,

Thermal City Gold Mine-campground
(828) 286-3016
5240 Us Highway 221 N
Union Mills, NC
 
Hitching Post Campground
(828) 625-0340
2801 Girl Scout Camp Rd
Mill Spring, NC
 
Hickory Nut Falls Campground
(828) 625-4014
Main St
Chimney Rock, NC
 
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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Planning a Family Camping Trip

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How to Make Your First Camping Trip a Big Success!


From the Pages of Camping Life Magazine

Family camping is a perfect way to get time alone with your kids, and they can experience the wonders of nature with you. No matter what they occasionally say now, they will remember these trips with appreciation later. So, you would like to have this type of experience with your kids, and you want it to be good and have them want more, but you don’t know where to start…right?

No problem, we’re going to hit the essentials you will need to have a successful first campout. Through proper preparation and careful execution, it can be one that your kids will love, and tell their friends about (and say nice things about).

CAMPING MYTHS


Let’s begin by dispelling some of the myths and rumors that keep many people from becoming campers and having an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Myth #1 – I’m not an outdoor person.
Sure, camping is about being outdoors and enjoying it, but you don’t have to be “Ranger Tom” or a card-carrying Sierra Club member to enjoy camping! It is natural for people to be outside, breathing fresh air, getting a little color on their cheeks. With the proper equipment such as a good tent and warm sleeping bag, and some good food you will have most of the amenities that you have at home, only you’ll be outside.

Myth #2 – It’s too expensive.
Yes, everything you do seems to cost money. But where can you stay overnight with a family of four or more for under $50? Once you make the initial investment in equipment you will have many seasons of enjoyable camping at a fraction of the cost of staying in a hotel.

Myth #3 – I don’t know what to take.
Keep reading. This is a simple “Camping 101” approach that can give you the facts about the necessary equipment to bring.

Myth #4 – Camping is boring. What will I do with the kids?
Pick some activities that they like to do or let them choose what they want to do, while we’re camping. Get them involved by having them help plan and cook the meals. Go for a hike on a nearby trail. Go fishing. Bring pencils, paper, and crayons for them to draw what they see. Pack a football, soccer ball, baseball gear or any other sporting equipment that the kids will have fun with. Bring their favorite board game and a book each for evenings in the tent.

Now that we have all those nasty rumors behind us, let’s talk about preparing for the trip.

WHERE TO GO


For your first family camping adventure with the kids, we recommend a campground that is close to you, about an hour traveling time. This way you’re not spending too much time getting to the fun! Check with Woodall’s , the National Park Service , the U.S. Forest Service , or Reserve America or for campgrounds and facilities near you. Choose a campground that offers diverse attractions, such as hiking trails, a nature center, and a lake or stream nearby. There will be plenty to keep you and the kids entertain...

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