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South Mountains State Park Camping


Back-Country Camping

If you would like to back-pack camp, the park has several sites in the back-country. You must first obtain a permit from the park office to do so. The sites are scattered through out the park and are well maintained. The distances to these sites vary but a short hike to the closest site only requires a 20 minute walk. The permits are free and the park rangers have a lot of good advice.

To call in advance:

(828) 433-4772

Car Camping

Eleven campsites are situated next to the crystal clear waters of Shinny Creek. There is a small fee for camping here and the sites fill up quickly. This organized campground is heavily wooded and offers an element of privacy not found in most State Park campgrounds. This is also an excellent place to use as a "base camp" and to explore the many day hikes in the park. The campground is convenient to the park office and offers after hours self registration.

For more information call:

(828) 433-4772

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