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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.

Ash Grove Resort Cabins & Cabins
(828) 885-7216
749 East Fork Rd
Brevard, NC
 
North River Campground
(800) 421-7116, (252) 336-4414
256 Garrington Island Road
Shiloh, NC
Number of Sites
62 Total Camp/RV Sites,55 20 Amp Service,28 30 Amp Service,45 50 Amp Service,62 Electric and Water,69 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,4 Pull-Thru Sites,60 Sideouts,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,

Norwood Camping Resort
(800) 421-7116, (704) 474-3800
1216 Berry Hill Drive
Norwood, NC
Number of Sites
100 Total Camp/RV Sites,100 30 Amp Service,4 50 Amp Service,100 Electric and Water,55 Full Hookups,4 Group Sites,34 Max RV Length,1 Pull-Thru Sites,1 Rental Trailers,70 Seasonal,6 Sideouts,25 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boat Launch,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Marina,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,

Miles Motors Rv Center
(828) 686-3414
15 Patton Cove Rd
Swannanoa, NC
 
Foothills Family Campgrounds
(828) 245-4064
1661 Hogan Rd
Forest City, NC
 
Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 765-2681
717 Gurney Franklin Road
Linville Falls, NC
Number of Sites
45 Total Camp/RV Sites,45 Electric and Water,35 Full Hookups,45 Max RV Length,3 Pull-Thru Sites,1 Rental Trailers,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,

Tapps Rv Parks
(828) 299-8277
1327 Tunnel Rd
Asheville, NC
 
Currituck Resort
(252) 453-2269
Hc 63 Box 195a
Grandy, NC
 
Moonshine Creek Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 586-6666
PO Box 10
Balsam, NC
Number of Sites
97 Total Camp/RV Sites,85 30 Amp Service,12 50 Amp Service,97 Electric and Water,52 Full Hookups,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,

Yogi In The Smokies
(828) 497-9151
Big Cove Rd
Cherokee, 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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