7 Southern Campgrounds

7 Southern Campgrounds

If the sun is shining and it's beautiful outside, there's no excuse to be indoors this summer. Although it can get pretty hot and muggy in the south, these campgrounds will provide the shade and bodies of water you need to stay cool in the outdoors.

Santos Campground


This area of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway is popular mountain biking territory. There are over 30 miles of trails suitable for all skill levels. There's also plenty of hiking and horseback-riding trails to explore. Read More

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Willis Knob Horse Camp


Right off the 15-mile Willis Knob Horse Trail, this reservation-only campsite will put you in a great spot to link up with the 12.5-mile Rocky Gap Horse Trail in South Carolina across the scenic Chattooga River. Read More

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Green River Lake State Park


This recreational paradise also offers plenty of history, geology and culture. It's only 40 miles east of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and national historic site. There's also a historic log house near the Green River Lake Dam. Read More

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Cypremort Point State Park


Camp here on this Gulf of Mexico beach in a cabin with your very own boat slip. The beach area is called Shark Bayou and there are a multitude of water activities including crabbing, fishing, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. Read More

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Mount Pisgah Campground

North Carolina

The scenic beauty on your drive in via the Blue Ridge Parkway will prepare you for the serenity of this peaceful campground. If you're tent camping, pack warm clothes. The mountain's 4,980-foot elevation will get chilly at night. Read More

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Hawthorn Bluff


The campground on the Oologah Lake is a common destination for sailors seeking wide open stretches of water. The lake is also the birthplace of classic American actor and cowboy, Will Rogers, who grew up on the nearby Dog Iron Ranch. Read More

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Bristol / Kingsport KOA


This award-winning park has many activities to keep kids busy, including movies, arts and crafts, hayrides, a "jumping pillow" and themed weekends. The campground is very pet friendly and even offers horse boarding for a charge. Read More

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