Lake James Area Campgrounds & RV Parks
Bear Den Campground
600 Bear Den Mountain Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Since 1961, Bear Den Campground has been offering great family adventures in camping and more. In addition to scenic campsites, Bear Den has RV rentals, Bear Den Mountain View Cabins, Campin' Cabins, Creek Side Cabins and Mountain Villas- all near an easy route to Lake James.
Buck Creek Campground & Driving Range
2576 Tom's Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
Creekside campsites and a driving range in a peaceful setting with easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Mitchell, Biltmore House, Linville Falls and many other western North Carolina attractions. Located in Marion near Mt. Mitchell. Open April 1 to November 1
Catawba Falls Campground
35 Peggy Loop
Old Fort, NC 28762
RV Camping, cabin rental, tent camping, river camping, mountain camping, waterfalls, hiking and swimming - it's all at the family-style Catawba Falls Campground. Open year-round, Catawba is located in the mountains of western North Carolina in the town of Old Fort. Amenities include a sparkling clean bathhouse, playground, fishing pond, river to lie down and cool off in, store, mountain crafts and full RV hookups. Close to many major attractions. A great home base for touring the mountains and the attractions in McDowell County including Lake James, Little Switzerland, Linville Caverns, Mountain Gateway Museum and Mountain Mitchell State Park, the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Friendly and inexpensive place to stay while you visit our lovely lake and mountains.
Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground
Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at junction US 221, is minutes from western North Carolina's most spectacular attractions, including Linville Falls and Linville Gorge, Lake James, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and Gem Mountain. Shaded by a cool forest of stately oak, this privately owned campground has 35 full hook-up sites and a secluded, primitive tent area. Naturally surrounded by mountain laurel and rhododendron, each campsite is equipped with a grill, fire ring and picnic table. Cabin and trailer rentals are also available.
Mountain Stream RV Park
6954 Buck Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
The Park is at about 1800' elevation in the Pisgah National Forest, nestled in a narrow valley completely surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery. Beautiful Buck Creek flows through this valley and along two sides of the campground. The Blue Ridge Parkway is five miles away by road. Take in the many interesting attractions only a short drive away, including Lake James. Or just relax by the stream and listen to the cold clear water flowing over the rocky streambed.
Optimistic RV Resort and Campground
1484 NC 181
Morganton, NC 28655
Come enjoy the tranquility of this adult RV resort located in the mountains of western North Carolina near the Pisgah National Forest. A clean, well-maintained adult RV Park, conveniently located close to many local points of interest including Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns and Lake James. Shopping and dining in Morganton, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk are all just a pleasant scenic drive away. Features many amenities including spacious full-service RV sites, two bathhouses with hot showers, and laundry facilities - all kept sparkling clean.
Steele Creek Park
7081 NC Hwy 181
Morganton, NC 28655
Come to Steele Creek Park and Campground for your vacation. Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, picnics and miniature golf - all very close to Lake James.
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