State: North Carolina
Address 1: 1541 Medoc State Park Road
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 34
Full Hook: YesShould the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5-hour drive from the Research Triangle. At Medoc Mountain, the urban refugee finds a welcome tranquility, a chance to embrace the outdoors. Trails beckon as light filters through branches overhead and falls on paths that hold the promise of new frontiers. The peacefulness gives the opportunity to refresh. The silence of the forest is broken only by bird songs and the occasional drumming of the pileated woodpecker. Tent and trailer camping: A hardwood forest bordering open fields is home to the family campground. The campground’s sites are for tent or trailer camping and accommodate up to six persons each. Out of the campground’s 34 sites, 12 have electric hookups and two are handicapped accessible. Campsites offer tent pads, tables and grills. The camping area is served by a washhouse with hot showers and toilets. Drinking water is nearby. Group camping: Four group campsites accommodate up to 35 persons each. The area offers picnic tables and fire circles. The washhouse is also near the group camping area. Group camping facilities are closed from December 1 through March 15. Bring your canoe to Little Fishing Creek and enjoy a pleasant journey. The creek flows through the park for about 2.5 miles and offers an opportunity to view the area from a different perspective. Perfect for beginning canoeists, the waters of Little Fishing Creek flow slowly and there are few obstacles along the way. Shallow water near rock outcrops may make portaging necessary at certain spots.