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The Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly Camping Destinations

The Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly Camping Destinations
Family camping trips create cherished memories and offer an immersive experience in the great outdoors. At Outdoor Adventure Retreats (OAR), we curate top-notch camping destinations tailored for families seeking fun, adventure, and relaxation.
1. Wilderness Cove Campground, Saluda, North Carolina
Nestled amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wilderness Cove offers a serene escape for families. Enjoy nature in comfortable accommodations like glamping tents and cozy cabins. Explore the nearby Green River or embark on guided nature hikes suitable for all ages.
2. Wanee Lake Golf & RV Park, Southern Georgia
A haven for both golf enthusiasts and nature lovers, Wanee Lake boasts a 9-hole golf course alongside breathtaking lakeside RV sites. Families can fish in the 7-acre lake or take advantage of clubhouse amenities, including a pool and tennis courts.
3. Crescent Fish Camp, Central Florida
Set on the stunning Crescent Lake, Crescent Fish Camp is an angler’s paradise. Families can enjoy waterfront RV sites or opt for charming cottages offering lakefront views. Engage in fishing adventures, relax by the pool, or enjoy evening bonfires.
Family Camping Tips:
Plan activities: Research and plan outdoor activities suited for the entire family like nature walks, scavenger hunts, or stargazing.
Engage kids: Involve children in setting up camp and teach them basic outdoor skills like fire building or fishing.
Pet-friendly parks: OAR parks welcome furry companions, making it a complete family adventure.
Safety essentials: Include a first-aid kit, emergency contacts, and prepare kids with basic safety guidelines for camping.
At OAR, we offer diverse camping experiences to suit every family’s preferences. Explore our campgrounds and create cherished family memories amidst nature’s beauty.

Camping and Glamping in Western NC

Camping and glamping in western North Carolina at Wilderness Cove Campground is a true treat for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this region boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the country, making it the perfect place to pitch a tent and spend a few days exploring the great outdoors.

One of the best things about camping or glamping in western North Carolina is the abundance of campsites to choose from. Whether you prefer a more rustic experience in a secluded forest or a more developed campsite with amenities like showers and electricity, there is something for everyone. Some popular national parks in the area surrounding Wilderness Cove Campground include the Green River Gamelands, the Nantahala National Forest, the Pisgah National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each of these locations offers a unique experience, with endless opportunities for hiking, fishing, and exploring the surrounding wilderness.

In addition to the stunning natural beauty, western North Carolina is home to a number of charming small towns and villages that are worth a visit during your camping trip. Take a break from the great outdoors and spend a day exploring the local culture and history of places like Saluda, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Asheville, or Bryson City. These towns are filled with quaint shops, delicious restaurants, and a host of other attractions that make them a perfect addition to any camping trip.

Of course, no camping trip is complete without a bit of relaxation, and western North Carolina has plenty of opportunities for that as well. Spend an afternoon lounging by the campsite or take a dip in one of the many crystal clear streams and rivers that flow through the region – our favorite is the Green River! And when the sun goes down, gather around the campfire and enjoy the serenity of the mountains as you listen to the sounds of nature all around you.

Overall, whether you choose to go camping or glamping in western North Carolina, it is bound to be an unforgettable experience that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So pack your bags, gather your friends and family, and head out to Wilderness Cove Campground in the Blue Ridge Mountains for an adventure you won’t soon forget.

No Tee Times. Walk-Ins Only.

Standard Golf Rates*

Weekdays

Weekends

*Specials Available For Seniors, Veterans and First Responders. Tax included.

Membership Options**

Golf and Pool

Golf Only

**Bonuses Available For Referring New Members.

Staying awhile in our RV Park? Add an Unlimited Golf Package to your reservation for $150/month!

*Tax included. Monthly Memberships require a 12-month commitment. Dues are paid monthly. Up to 5 individuals living in the same household are included in Family memberships.

Membership Options**

Golf and Pool

Pool Only

*Tax included. Monthly Memberships require a 12-month commitment. Dues are paid monthly. Up to 5 individuals living in the same household are included in Family memberships.
**During winter months (November - March) all pool members may use the pool at no extra charge, if available.

green river DELAYED HARVEST STOCKING DATES

Fishing Boats

Includes rental, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle ride.

Catchers

Includes rental, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle ride.

Bellyaks

Includes rental, helmet, gloves, , paddle, life jacket, and shuttle ride.

Half Day Rental: $50

Tubing Season

Safety Requirements

Scheduled Tubing Closures

May

September

June

July

August

Mini Cat Rental

(Includes rental, life jacket, Paddle, and Shuttle Ride. Limited supply.)

1.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 1 HOUR): $25

Our shortest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the Wilderness Cove Beach.

4.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 3 HOURS): $25

Our most popular float begins at Wilderness Cove Beach and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

6 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 4 HOURS): $30

Our longest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionally call it, Fish Bottom).

Tube Tracker Rental

(INCLUDES RENTAL, LIFE JACKET, PADDLE, AND SHUTTLE RIDE. LIMITED SUPPLY.)

1.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 1 HOUR): $25

Our shortest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the Wilderness Cove Beach.

4.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 3 HOURS): $25

Our most popular float begins at Wilderness Cove Beach and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

6 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 4 HOURS): $30

Our longest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionally call it, Fish Bottom).

Daily Schedule & Reservations

Our tubing schedule is updated daily on our Facebook page, based on releases from the Tuxedo Hydro Station upriver. We run 6 days per week during the season. Check our schedule before heading our way to stay informed. For 1 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 3 hour floats, tubing runs from 12:30pm-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 4 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am to 6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 2:00pm. Please note that these times are subject to change without notice as the flow of the Green River is out of our control. Reservations are not required, but are recommended for premium options like Catchers, Fishing Boats and Bellyaks. Weekends and holidays are busiest, so arrive early. Join us for an unforgettable tubing adventure – reserve your spot today!

ONLINE WAIVER​

Maximize your time on the water by completing your waiver ahead of time. Be sure to check-in and pay at the camp store when you arrive.

Tubing Season

Safety Requirements

Scheduled Tubing Closures

May

September

June

July

August

Daily Schedule & Reservations

Our tubing schedule is updated daily on our Facebook page, based on releases from the Tuxedo Hydro Station upriver. We run 6 days per week during the season. Check our schedule before heading our way to stay informed. For 1 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 3 hour floats, tubing runs from 12:30pm-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 4 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am to 6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 2:00pm. Please note that these times are subject to change without notice as the flow of the Green River is out of our control. Reservations are not required, but are recommended for premium options like Catchers, Fishing Boats and Bellyaks. Weekends and holidays are busiest, so arrive early. Join us for an unforgettable tubing adventure – reserve your spot today!

Tube Rentals (Includes tube rental, shuttle, and life jacket)

1.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 1 HOUR): $15

Our shortest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the Wilderness Cove Beach.

4.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 3 HOURS): $15

Our most popular float begins at Wilderness Cove Beach and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access - or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

6 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 4 HOURS): $20

Our longest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access - or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

Online Waiver

Maximize your time on the water by completing your waiver ahead of time. Be sure to check-in and pay at the camp store when you arrive.

Have your own tube or kayak? No problem! Shuttle services are offered for $15 per person.