Best RV Camping in North Carolina

As the late autumn season begins, many people find themselves wishing for warmer destinations to visit. Located in the Southeastern US, North Carolina tends to stay warmer for longer when compared to more northern states. In addition, this state is so diverse, containing a variety of landscapes that include beaches, forests, marsh, and mountains. Here, visitors can find an array of history, culture, arts, dining, shopping, and so much more. When visiting, RV owners can access a variety of unique camping locations across the state, which includes many unique Harvest Hosts locations. Grab your Harvest Hosts membership and let’s take a ride through North Carolina to see what this state has to offer.

1. Morris Farm Market

Our tour begins with Morris Farm Market, located along the northern North Carolina coast.  This awesome farm market is an incredible place to stay, with many unique food offerings to try out. These include apple butter, wine, peanuts, pumpkins, pickles, fresh fruits and vegetables, jellies, mustards, baked goods, butter, salad dressing, and an outdoor food truck with many different food choices. Past guests have had a great time exploring the store and trying all these incredible goods. They have seven pet-friendly spaces available for RVs of any size, which is convenient given this place’s popularity. Keep in mind that they close for the season in late fall,  but allow overnight parking beyond their close date. This is a great stop for those visiting the nearby Outer Banks or Great Dismal Swamp State Park.

2. Mystic Farm & Distillery

Continuing about three hours west, our next stop is at Mystic Farm and Distillery in Durham. This twenty-two acre distillery specializes in cask strength bourbon, bourbon liqueur, and gin. Their tasting room is warm and inviting, as is their staff who love what they do. You might pull up on an event night, perhaps catch a movie on the lawn, chase neighborhood goats on the move, or sit and chat with friends over a cocktail or two. This lovely farm is scenic and offers something for everyone, with their on-site gift shop available, as well. They have ten pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size, so be sure to stop by when passing through the Durham area.

3. Grove Winery

About another hour west of Mystic Farm, we will reach our next stop at Grove Winery. Grove Winery is a lovely Harvest Hosts location in the town of Gibsonville, North Carolina. They feature award-winning wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Traminette, and Tempranillo, as well as a food truck and occasional live music. They also offer potable water, and there are on-site opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. There are four pet-friendly spaces available for RVs of any size. Previous guests greatly enjoyed their stays here, and this winery comes highly recommended. 

4. Hinnant Family Vineyards

Continuing about ninety minutes southeast, we reach Hinnant Family Vineyards in Pine Level, North Carolina. Hinnant Vineyards offers award-winning Muscadine, Norton, and Blanc du Bois wines made from estate-grown grapes and the highest quality ingredients. They also offer many fruit wines made from locally-sourced fresh fruits. In the past year, they have partnered with Washington State grower, Lisa Kendall, to bring customers a variety of dry wines, as well. This has brought diversity to the tasting room, and they truly offer something for everyone, with thirty-five different wines available, as well as three Port-style wines and muscadine grape juice. For beer lovers, they also offer a selection of local craft beers from their neighboring brewery, Double Barley Brewing. 

Be sure to stop in and enjoy a beverage on the covered wrap-around front porch, from which you can see an amazing view. If you happen to visit on a Wednesday or a Sunday, you will also catch some live music. Currently, they offer two pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size. This location has been very popular amongst Harvest Hosts members, so be sure to reserve your space as far in advance as you can.

5. Sharonview Farm

About another three hours west, just south of the city of Charlotte, we come to our last stop at Sharonview Farm. Located in the city of Monroe, this mushroom farm is one of our most unique hosts. In the spring and fall, they offer shiitake mushrooms, and in the summer they grow oyster mushrooms. Throughout all three seasons, they offer both you-pick and we-pick, and all mushrooms are grown on logs in the woods. In addition, they sell inoculated logs, which are excellent to fruit in your own garden or great to give as a fascinating and educational gift. If you visit in January or February, you can help the hosts prepare logs to earn your own logs or mushrooms and learn how the process works. This host is located in a scenic and quiet area of southeastern North Carolina, and they offer four spaces for RVs of any size.

Rich in culture, history, and landscapes, North Carolina is a beautiful state with many diverse and interesting areas. Outside of the big cities, there is so much to see, explore, and enjoy. In the late fall and early winter months, many areas of the state stay relatively warm, making this an ideal time to visit. Plan to add this state to your future itinerary if you haven’t already.

Have you been to North Carolina? What area(s) did you visit? How did you like it? Feel free to let us know in the comments below!

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