North Carolina

Learn about camping and boondocking in North Carolina

Rules for Using Rest Areas in North Carolina

These are the official rules adopted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation regarding the public use of its rest areas.

North Carolina Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of North Carolina that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking.

A Guide to Boondocking in North Carolina

Boondocking in North Carolina! Boondocking in North Carolina is found mostly through its four national forests, Croatan NF, Nantahala NF, Pisgah NF, and Uwharrie NF. There is no BLM land in North Carolina, but you can also find free camping within its state wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes. North Carolina Boondocking Map This North Carolina Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] ... Read more

North Carolina Rest Area Rules

Is overnight parking allowed at rest areas in North Carolina? How long can you stay at North Carolina's rest areas? Can you sleep in your car? Is camping allowed? What are the full North Carolina rest area rules?