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Best Outdoor Destinations in the Carolinas

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There are a plethora of inviting outdoor destinations in the Carolinas.

North and South Carolina share beautiful coastline and mountain views. From camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains to fishing in the Outer Banks, one simply cannot resist the charm and beauty of these destinations. Both states boast a bevy of lakes and rivers, too. There’s a seemingly endless list of camping options throughout both states.  

South Carolina’s beach and golf courses are well-known destinations, but not many think about visiting the state’s 24 incredible waterfalls. Most of the falls are not readily accessible, but each one is worth the work to see them. Carrick Falls is one of the most accessible, found after a .2 mile hike on a paved road. Hikers can discover Hidden Falls, near Mountain Rest, SC, after 5.1-mile trek. This park has benches so you can rest and enjoy the views while taking off your shoes and letting the water re-invigorate your toes. Lee Falls is deep in Oconee County and thought of as one of the most beautiful. High Falls County Park is just 10 miles from Seneca and sits on Lake Keowee. This park has two boat launches and is a great place to fish. There are 100 sites with water and electricity. It is a great place to make a memorable vacation.

North Carolina, like South Carolina has a bevy of beach destinations, but the waterfalls should not be overlooked. There are more than 60 waterfalls in the state. High Falls in Dupont State Park is a 120-foot waterfall. It’s in the center of a 10,000 acre nature sanctuary. It is approximately a half mile walk from the parking lot. Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Forest is located roadside and has a great wading pool. Mount Pisgah Campground has more than 70 tent and RV sites, which are offered for a reasonable rate. The most photographed waterfalls in North Carolina are the ones in Linville Falls. The falls are located off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The upper and lower falls can be reached by a short hike. Camp at the Linville Falls Campground and take your time hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway. It has 50 tent and 20 RV sites for rent.  

These are just a few options with many others available, so talk to your AAA Travel Agent about the many possibilities for exploring in the Carolinas. Before you head out with the family in your RV, make sure you check in with an AAA Insurance Agent to insure your RV on this trip and all those great family adventures to come. 


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