GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (understandably) draws much of the attention in terms of North Carolina’s public lands, but the Tarheel State is home to 41 great state parks that hold plenty of appeal of their own. From the mountains to the Piedmont to the coast, these resources invite visitors to climb high, trek far, dive in, and kick back. Make North Carolina your next travel destination. #VisitNC
Top Ten Tent Camping Locations In The Carolinas "North and South Carolina offer varied and scenic ecosystems overlain with a rich human history. Both states stretch from the alluring Blue Ridge Mountains in the west—the highest, and some would argue, the most scenic range of the Appalachians—to the saltwater washed sands of the Atlantic coast in the east."