Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

Family Camping Destinations Tarboro 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.

Four Oaks Lodging & RV Resort
(800) 421-7116, (919) 963-3596
4606 US Hwy 301 South
Four Oaks, NC
Number of Sites
12 Total Camp/RV Sites,12 20 Amp Service,12 30 Amp Service,12 50 Amp Service,12 Electric and Water,12 Full Hookups,120 Max RV Length,4 Pull-Thru Sites,8 Rental Trailers,12 Sideouts,
Amenities
Cable TV,Dump Station,Group Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pets Welcome,Store,Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hay Rides,Playground,Sports Field,Swimming - Lake,

Island Hide-a-way Campground
(252) 995-6628
Back Rd
Buxton, NC
 
Surf City Family Campground
(910) 328-4281
2460 Island Dr
Sneads Ferry, NC
 
Camp Hatteras
(252) 987-2777
24798 Nc Highway 12
Rodanthe, NC
 
Cedar Creek Campground & Marina, Inc.
(800) 421-7116, (252) 225-9571
111 Canal Drive
Sea Level, NC
Number of Sites
75 Total Camp/RV Sites,75 Electric and Water,35 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,2 Pull-Thru Sites,35 Sideouts,20 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Boat Launch,Fishing,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,

Riverside Campgrounds
(252) 943-2849
Rr 1 Box 742
Belhaven, NC
 
Travel Resorts of America''s Sycamore Lodge
(800) 421-7116, (910) 652-5559
1059 Sycamore Lane
Jackson Springs, NC
Number of Sites
182 Total Camp/RV Sites,132 30 Amp Service,50 50 Amp Service,182 Electric and Water,32 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,22 Pull-Thru Sites,182 Sideouts,5 Tent Sites,
Amenities
BBQ Pits,Dump Station,Firewood,Fenced Pet Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Charge for Internet Access,Laundry,Meeting Rooms,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Religious Services,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade,Game room,Basket Ball,Beach Volleyball,Bike Rentals,Fishing,Golf Carts,Hay Rides,Hiking Trails,Horse Shoes,Hot Tub,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Pedal Boat Rentals,Playground,Recreation Hall,Shuffleboard,Sports Field,Swimming Pool,Theme Weekends,

Creekwood Farm Rv Park
(828) 926-7977
4696 Jonathan Creek Rd
Waynesville, 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,

Dan River Campground
(336) 427-8530
724 Webster Rd
Stoneville, NC
 

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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