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Enjoy Camping in the NC Mountains


NC and SC Campground Information

Love to camp and looking for a place to camp in the mountains?  Check out these campgrounds below.  Due to the location of the communities of Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire, Glenville, and Lake Toxaway and their proximity to the SC border, various northern SC campgrounds are also included. 

If we have missed one of your favorite spots, please let us know so that we can share it with others. We have also included some great camping spots that are located closeby in SC and GA.

Happy Camping!



Brevard, NC


Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping

Cabins and Campsites

749 East Fork Rd

Brevard, NC 28712

828- 885-7216

10 Minutes out of Brevard on Hwy 276S


Cliffside Lake and Van Hook Glade

A six-acre lake, two waterfalls and seven hiking trails keep folks returning to Cliffside Lake and the Van Hook Campground. 

14014 Highlands Road

Hwy 64W 4.3 miles from Highlands


Download a free copy of the Recreation Guide to Cliffside Lake and Van Hook Glade.


Franklin, NC



Franklin RV Park & Campground

Located off US 441, RV Park and Campground

If you are looking for cool summers, this may not be as cool as you wish.  Great for spring and fall.

230 Addington Bridge Rd.

Franklin, NC 28734



Lake Toxaway, NC



Outdoor Resorts of North Carolina Inc

Only Class A campers are allowed.

20 Resort Blvd

Lake Toxaway, NC



Panther Ridge RV Park 

Slick Fisher Road,

Lake Toxaway, NC



Rosman, NC



Lazy J Campground

1237 Parkway Rd.

Rosman, NC



Scaly Mountain, NC



Wildflower Creek

JB Coram

PO Box 28775

161 Brown Lake Road

Scaly Mountain, NC 28775






Dillard, GA


River Vista Mountain Village

Gravel RV Pads

Not as cool if you are looking for cool summers or as cloe to the mountain communities of Highlands and Cashiers.

Richard Morgan

20 River Vista Dr

Dillard, GA 30537




South Carolina

There are several SC campgrounds that are closeby to the NC communities of Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire, and Lake Toxaway. Many of the SC campgrounds are located off the scenic Hwy 11 known as the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway.  If you have hiked off the bottom of the wooden stairs of Whitewater Falls in NC, this trail joins up with the well known Foothills Trail in SC.



Salem, SC


Devils Fork State Park

The only public access to Lake Jocassee, a 7500 acre reservoir.  Known for its boating Duke Power provides a chart of the daily lake levels.  Day-use boat ramps will be closed from November 16th through January 31st for the annual trout stocking of Lake Jocassee.  During this time no one will be allowed to fish from these area as well.  Please observe these dates as visitor traffic will not be allowed.

Salem, South Carolina



Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center

Camping & Day use:  picnic, shoreline fish, hiking trails

Lake Keowee Lake Levels

108 Residence Dr.

Sunset, SC 29685


From SC Hwy 11 and Hwy 130 go approx. 4 miles North or from Exit 1 on I85, go 38.5 miles on Hwy 11.

Pickens, County South Carolina.


Forest, SC


Table Rock State Park

Two beautiful lakes, a campground, cabins. A state park with historic grounds.

Forest, South Carolina



Mountain Rest, SC


Oconee State Park

Located at the trailhead of the Foothills Trails, this is a favorite as it is easy camping...for those that prefer cabins, you will find them here.

624 State Park Road

Mountain Rest, SC



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