Camping is a popular outdoor activity for people traveling through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This region of the Blue Ridge Mountains is home to a number of state and federal forests and parks that provide camping sites, campgrounds, or backwoods camping opportunities.
If you own or have the opportunity to rent an RV, you have the potential for an unforgettable trip. Traveling in a camper will present more chances to immerse yourself in and enable you to feel closer to some of America's most beautiful natural settings.
Doughton Park Campground (Milepost 239.2)
There are 110 campsites west of the Parkway, 25 trailer sites to the east, restrooms, a 250-person campfire circle, and camp store. Doughton Park's restaurant is accessible by trail.
Price Park Campground (Milepost 296.9)
The Parkway's largest campground has 129 tent sites, some directly on the shore of Price Lake. If you can snag a lakeshore site, it's a perfect "golden pond" camping experience. There are also 68 RV sites, an amphitheater, and boat rentals. Great hiking options include the memorable lakeshore loop of the Price Lake Trail.
Linville Falls Campground (Milepost 316.4)
The only Parkway campground with group camping. There are 55 tent and small R/V sites; 15 large R/V sites, a 150-person campfire circle, and many trails to the falls.
Mount Mitchell Tent Campground (Milepost 355)
And just off the Parkway, atop Mount Mitchell, the state park's small tent campground offers the East's highest tent camping. You can actually see the summit tower from some sites.
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