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Falls Lake State Recreation Area, NC

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A few miles east of Durham, North Carolina lies the Falls Lake State Recreation Area, a collection of seven access areas that are scattered around the shoreline of the 12000 acre Falls Lake. Sitting a few miles to the north of Raleigh, the recreation area is one of the largest in the state, attracting a wide range of adventurers ranging from culture seekers to folks seeking to escape the bustling city life for a date with nature. Some of the neighboring parks include the William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh and the Eno River State Park near …

Eno River State Park, NC

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Eno River State Park lies in central North Carolina, a few miles north of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. The green land of Eno River State Park lies along the banks of the Eno River. Winding its way across the county, the Eno River cuts through some of the most idyllic scenery to see in this area of North Carolina. The state park creates the perfect escape for city dwellers who do not wish to travel to far from big cities such as Durham and North Carolina’s capital, Raleigh.

Whether its the great fishing to be had …

Lake Crabtree County Park, NC

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Lake Crabtree County Park is located in central North Carolina, equal distance from the three major cities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham. Lying on the shore of Lake Crabtree, Lake Crabtree County Park acts as a little piece of greenery and nature in the somewhat overwelling city-scape of central North Carolina. Visitors come to Lake Crabtree County Park to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the exceptional lakeside recreation it offers. Visitors come for the great fishing and boating out on the lake, and stay for the hiking and biking in the …

Raven Rock State Park, NC

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Raven Rock State Park is located in central North Carolina, just south of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham. The state park lies along the banks of the Cape Fear River and covers an area of just under five thousand acres. The mass of green lush forests and the flowing river make Raven Rock State Park a picturesque escape from North Carolina’s big cities.

Visitors can enjoy a vast amount of outdoor recreation at Raven Rock State Park, from fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife watching. All this makes the park one of the best places to take an …

Occoneechee State Park, VA

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Inhabited by various Native American tribes for hundreds of years before European settlers trickled into the area, Occoneechee State Park is named after one of the more recent resident tribes, Occoneechi, who left the area in the late 1600s. It’s also the site of one of the first known rebellions in the New World. Nathanial Bacon’s plantation was raided by the Susquehannock Native Americans, who had been displaced from their homelands in south-central Pennsylvania. Bacon’s request for assistance from Virginia’s governor was rudely rejected. Irked, Bacon rallied the local landowners and farmers and mounted his own militia in 1676. Because …

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, NC

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When you book an RV in Chatham County, you will have access to much of what central North Carolina has to offer, including both its extensive outdoor and interesting indoor attractions alike. Located in Chatham County is Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, which is a great place to enjoy some motorhome camping. The recreation area surrounds Jordan Lake, as the name suggests, and covers over 45,000 acres of public use land. The lake is a source of fresh water to nearby cities, such as Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Sanford.

The recreation area and lake that it …

Medoc Mountain State Park, NC

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Medoc Mountain State Park is located in North Carolina, just over an hour northeast of Raleigh the state capital. Despite the name, it’s not actually a mountain, and the highest point is only 325 feet. Medoc Mountain is the remains of a once-massive mountain range that has eroded over millions of years.

The mountain was named Medoc after the wine region in Bordeaux, by the landowner Sidney Weller, and there were vineyards on the land until the early 1900s. In the early 1970s, the land was acquired by the state, and Medoc Mountain State Park was created.

Less than an …

Harris Lake County Park, NC

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Harris Lake County Park lies in central North Carolina, just south of the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The park covers an area north of Harris Lake, sometimes known as Shearon Harris Reservoir. Covering a vast expanse of 680 acres, Harris Lake County Park combines the rolling green fields of this peninsular park with a bounty of lakeside recreation from Harris Lake. Being so close to major North Carolina cities, Harris Lake County Park has become the place to take an RV rental in central North Carolina. Whether you seek great fishing, fantastic boating, rewarding …

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, NC

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Planning to book an RV in Vance County? You'll want to check out what Kerr Lake State Recreation Area has to offer. Right on the border of North Carolina and Virginia, this park is the perfect area for anyone who wants to spend a few days relaxing by the lake.

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is located in the town of Henderson, about 50 miles north of Raleigh and 106 miles south of Lynchburg. At this 50,000-acre reservoir, you'll also find a fair bit of history. For instance, before the reservoir was built, the regular flooding of the …

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, NC

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The spectacular cliffs overlooking North Carolina's Neuse River have drawn people to the area for thousands of years. That tradition continues today as campers from around the state and further afield drop in to stay a few nights at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.

Located near Seven Springs, roughly 20 minutes southeast of Goldsboro, this 1,097-acre park is heaven on Earth for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors to the park can enjoy excellent hiking, boating, and swimming opportunities, and then when the sun goes down, set up camp in the park's family campground.

If you want to camp with an …

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