From camping off the Blue Ridge Parkway to “glamping” campgrounds, The High Country has a variety of camping styles perfect for your family or group of friends. The cool summers and easy access to hiking trails, fishing, waterfalls and kayaking spots along the parkway make The High Country the best place to spend a weekend getting cozy with nature. Start your camping adventure with a few of our favorites:
Honey Bear Campground
Located in Boone, Honey Bear Camping offers the best family-friendly activities, including a fishing pond, seasonal outdoor activities (e.g., BBQs, zombie paintball, karaoke), and free DVD rental for potential rainy camp days. Three miles from Appalachian State and 4 miles from downtown Boone, it is just far enough from Boone city limits and close enough to local shops to feel like you’re secluded. If you’re looking for a little glamp in your campsite, they offer laundry facilities, hot water, wifi, and wood, ice, and coffee delivery. Yep, we said coffee.
229 Honey Bear Campground Road
Boone, NC 28607
Julian Price Memorial Park and Campground
Julian Price Park and Campground is one of the most beautiful and scenic campground in The High Country. Located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 297, Julian Price boast just under 4,000 acres of land and offers canoe rentals, picnic areas, fishing, ranger-led activities, and hiking trails. Julian Price is perfect for the nature driven camper. Local tip: Look into the A loop campsites to snag a lakeside spot and be sure to spend all weekend exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Milepost 297 Blue Ridge Parkway
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
We love Flintlock Campground for two reasons: (1) It’s family owned and operated, and (2) it is a simple, no frills camping located right next to the most relaxing mountainside stream. The campsite is in the middle of Boone, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk right off Highway 105 making it the perfect location to camp, explore, and get a full High Country experience. Plus, the homey cabins are an added touch.
171 Flintlock Campground Dr.
Boone, NC 28607
Blue Bear Mountain Camp
Blue Bear Mountain is known to appeal to every type of camper. If you are a rustic camper, or leave-no-trace camper, or even if you are into glamping, Blue Bear has is it all with teepee and cabin rentals along with tent and RV camping. Some campsites even require a bit of hiking, if you’re looking for something more private. Located near the New River and the Tweetsie Railroad, this campsite is perfect for the outdoor loving family.
196 Blue Bear Mountain Road
Todd, NC 28684
Buck Hill Campground
If you want a unique camping experience full of archery, river tubing, and trout fishing, Buck Hill Campground offers more than primitive tent camps and RV camping. They are the only campground in The High Country to offer tiny home cabins, plus 144 acres of hiking trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This campground brings a whole new meaning to home away from home.
6401 South US Highway 19 East
Newland, NC 28657