Carolina Beach State Park Campground

Carolina Beach State Park

Southern Coast, North Carolina

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Carolina Beach State Park Campground


  • Simple camping, just a hammock and a net.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • RV camping at Carolina Beach.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • Tent camping at Carolina Beach.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • Trails lead from the campground to connect with the visitor center, beach, and other trails.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • Some sites are quite spacious.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • Typical tent site at Carolina Beach.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • Small section of beach very close to the campground.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
  • Tranquil beach on Cape Fear River.- Carolina Beach State Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Ample space. Privacy. Shade.
Trees make it hard to pull in some sites.
Southern Coast, NC
Managed by: 
North Carolina State Parks
Price per night (basic site): 
17.00 $ (14.27 €)
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
Maximum trailer length: 
75.00 ft (22.86 m)
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Total number of sites: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description

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The campground in Carolina Beach State Park makes a good base camp for exploring the Cape Fear Area. This campground is tucked into the forest just west of the town of Carolina Beach, so you will have to drive or bike to reach the ocean beach. The small, quiet beaches of the state park on the Cape Fear River make a low-key alternative, though. Hiking, fishing, paddling, and boating are other activities available right around camp.

There are plenty of shady flat spots spread out in the forest here. The majority are tent and vehicle sites with no hookups, but nine full-hookup RV sites are available. Reservations are always recommended. Use caution when pulling into the sites because the perimeters of most sites are forested and you may find a tree in an inconvenient spot. You can request to change to another available site if necessary.

Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with cooking grate. Dispersed throughout the campground are water spigots and bathhouses with showers. Other amenities available include coin-op laundry, a dump station, vending machines, and a picnic area. The nearby marina has public boat ramps, kayak and paddleboard rentals, a general store, and a boater's lounge with concessions and Wi-Fi. Trails that leave from the campground including a kid's TRACK nature trail and the Campground Trail, which connects with the rest of the park's trails. An ADA-accessible Fitness Trail with outdoor exercise equipment is a short trip away on 7th Street.

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