Carolina Hemlocks

5.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

On South Toe River.
Contact: US Forest Service (
Posted by: Jeff Barber on January 4, 2007
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    Campground Activities

    Swimming, fishing, hiking.

    Campground Amenities

    Picnic area, restrooms, drinking water.

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    Camping Fees

    Camping fees for 2014: Regular - $22.00 per night Federal Senior and Access Pass - $11.00 per night.

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    Reviews of Carolina Hemlocks

    Reviewed by JohnH on July 3, 2011

    (9 out of 12 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Beautiful as always! The water appears to be up from last year. Wonderful CLEAN bathrooms (with soap!) and temperatures you can not argue with (Highs in the upper 80's and lows in the upper 50's)

    Great place to just relax.
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    Reviewed by Guest on August 6, 2010

    (30 out of 32 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Carolina Hemlocks is my families favorite vacation spot.It is the only campground we go to. We camp several times a year and we love it. We are tent campers and the campsites are always well maintained and clean. The campsites offer a fire pit, picnic table, pole to hang lantern etc.,and most sites have a nice level tent pad. The beautiful trees and the river make for a beautiful backdrop for the ultimate camping experience. The campground hosts are always so kind and helpful. They will even deliver firewood to your campsite for (four dollars a bundle the last time we were there). They offer tube rentals for a fun filled river experience. Campgrounds are well equipped with clean restrooms and showers. The river offers many great swimming holes, however, if you are going for the fishing, you may be hard pressed to find a quiet spot where the fish will bite, because there are many swimmers and people floating by on tubes.We have not had much luck fishing. It is difficult to get an open campsite during the weekend since they fill up fast so it is best to have a plan B or you will find yourself with nowhere to camp.
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    Response by Rebecca McGee Gainey on August 2, 2015

    (2 out of 3 members found this response useful.)
    Sounds awesome! Do you feel like the river is dangerous for small children? We love camping by water and allowing our children to wade with our supervision, but some rivers are deceptively fast/strong.
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    Reviewed by JohnH on July 2, 2010

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    This is my favorite park in North Carolina! If has a great tubeing run, a wonderful swimming hole with slow moving water, a picturesque trail along the river (makes for a good short trail run). The parks location makes for a great starting point for biking local roads (especially to the parkway... that takes some work!) Camp sites are well maintained and showers and new bathrooms make for an amazing wilderness experience :)
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 29, 2009

    (11 out of 12 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    The best campground I have ever been to. Forrest beauty at it's best. The river is great and the camp hosts are always the nicest people. I go every year for at least a week in July.
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    Reviewed by Guest on January 6, 2009

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    Amazing park... Nice trail along the toe river to run... if the trails are not packed with tubers :-p -J
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    Reviewed by Guest on September 26, 2007

    (16 out of 16 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    the hosts were wonderful ruth and mark knew everything around the area and were happy to help at any time. Clean bathrooms and showers are avaliable fun for the entire family . Dogs are welcome!!!!
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    Carolina Hemlocks 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.

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