Campsites and RV Parks in North Carolina

You'll have to choose sides in North Carolina -- the mountains or the sea. Do you want to hike wooded trails or stroll on hotel-free beaches? Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway or sail across the sound on a ferry? Gaze over misty valleys from a mountain peak or admire the arc of the shoreline from a sand dune? It's difficult to make a wrong choice with these options, but you're still likely to do some hand-wringing.

Because North Carolina's two best features lie on the far east and west boundaries of the state, separated by more than 250 mi/400 km of middle ground, it's difficult to see them both in a one-week vacation. North Carolina is blessed with a great wealth of scenic parks and recreation areas, including several national forests. The solution is to make two visits or one very long one. It will be time well spent.

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River Valley RV Park and Campground is located river front on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and just minutes from downtown Cherokee where you can visit Native American craft shops, see Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama, visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village, the Museum of the Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Heritage Gallery and much more! River Valley is centrally located to all of Western North Carolina's major attractions. The Blue Ridge Parkway is just a few miles from River Valley Campground. Harrah's is less than 10 miles from the campsite, Santa's Land is just a short 15 minute drive, Ghost Town is just over the mountain in Maggie Valley, and Dillsboro with all it's quaint stores is less than 30 minutes away. The grounds at River Valley Campground are kept in great condition and there is 24 hour security for your convenience. River Valley Campground offers a wide variety of campsites for you to choose from, including river front, quiet area, and shady spots. Each campsite offers full hookups.

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