Medoc Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Carolina

Millions of years ago, Medoc Mountain State Park sat in the midst of Paleozoic mountain peaks; today, the mountain is a lone granite swell covered by sun-dappled forests. Take a breath and soak in the silence as you explore serene hiking trails and paddle the ever-calm Fishing Creek as it flows through the trees. In the spring and summer, the park grounds surround you with vibrant shades of green; in the fall, hike through tunnels of brilliant orange and red changing leaves. Given the sense of peace and isolation, you might be surprised to learn that bustling Raleigh is just 60 miles away and Rocky Mount lies 33 miles south. Come for a week or enjoy a lovely stopover on your way north to Lake Gaston. The park offers plenty of activities to fill visits of any length.

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Weather
Spring 40-75 F
Summer 65-90 F
Fall 40-80 F
Winter 30-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Medoc Mountain State Park

Make your Medoc Mountain State Park vacation more luxurious by camping in an RV. Don't own a motorhome? Enjoy all of the comfort with an RV rental.

Medoc Mountain State Park Campground

Get off the grid at the Medoc Mountain State Park Campground. With 34 sites, this area has a welcoming, family-friendly vibe. There are no full-hookup sites, but if you book early, you can reserve one of the 12 sites with electricity. Walk from your RV to the bathrooms, which offer hot showers and flushable toilets. Whether you choose a primitive or an electric site, you'll enjoy your own campfire ring, grill, and picnic table. The campground is open year-round, but it's a good idea to book in advance for summer and fall weekends. Rates start at $28 per night.

Enfield / Rocky Mount KOA Journey

Get off I-95 and into camp in minutes when you book a spot at the Enfield / Rocky Mount KOA Journey. It's also the closest campground with full hookups as well as Wi-Fi service. Inside the park, enjoy a swim in the pool, buy firewood or propane, and let your dog run free in the dog park. With RV sites up to 60 feet long, it's a great spot for travel trailers and big rigs alike. Campsites are tucked into the trees to ensure ample shade and stunning autumn views. Rates vary based on the site size and time of year.

RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads

Located an easy drive from Lake Gaston and Medoc Mountain State Park, RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads makes a cozy home base for a week of adventures. All sites offer pull-through access and paved roads to ensure hassle-free parking. This is an excellent spot for your big rig; it's close to I-95, and all sites accommodate RVs up to 70 feet long. With amenities including Wi-Fi, cable TV, a swimming pool, hot tub, and mini-golf course, this campground is the ideal place to relax. Rates start at $50 per night.

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What to Do at
Medoc Mountain State Park

Inside Medoc Mountain State Park

Start your trip to Medoc Mountain State Park in the forest. With its seven trails that cover 10 miles, you can try a different one every day. The park also offers 10 miles of equestrian trails, and if you're bringing a mountain bike, you can explore 9 miles of multi-use trails. Most routes are gentle, but a few, including the Pyrite Loop Trail, take advantage of the mountain's rapid elevation gain to offer an extra challenge. If you prefer to be near the water, head down to Little Fishing Creek to fish for sunfish, bass, and bluegill. Paddling is a great way to explore as long as you're prepared to portage your canoe or kayak in shallow areas. High water can create dangerous rapids and currents, so be sure to talk to park rangers before you launch.

Outside Medoc Mountain State Park

Medoc Mountain State Park is located in a quiet section of North Carolina. If you're willing to drive, you'll find a variety of things to do in the area. Shopping options are limited, but a few nearby spots offer the essentials.

Restaurants

Chaddy's Big Hat

Whether you're in the mood for a hearty breakfast or a steak at dinner, Chaddy's Big Hat has you covered. Best of all, this ultra-casual spot is less than 2 miles from Medoc Mountain State Park.

Type: American

Location: 9970 NC-4, Littleton, NC 27850

Lynch's Bar-B-Q & Grill

Lynch's Bar-B-Q & Grill is a local favorite, and for good reason—it serves a range of delicious barbecued meats at an affordable price. You can also choose from a selection of burgers and chicken.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 37674 NC-561, Hollister, NC 27844

Mae's Grill

Work up your appetite before heading to Mae's Grill. You'll need it for the indulgent fried chicken, cheese fries, and burgers. The food is great, but the friendly service makes you feel like family.

Type: American

Location: 19488 NC-48, Enfield, NC 27823

Grandpa's Chicken

If you're after some home cooking, Grandpa's Kitchen is worth the 15-minute drive. This restaurant specializes in barbecue, so make sure to try the fantastic hush puppies and coleslaw.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 149 E South Main St, Littleton, NC 27850

Pointe at Lake Gaston

Enjoy the views of the water while you eat at the Pointe at Lake Gaston, which is located about 20 miles north of Medoc Mountain State Park. With a menu that includes salads, seafood, and sandwiches, it's a great choice for families and large groups.

Type: American

Location: 1865 Eaton Ferry Rd, Littleton, NC 27850

Shopping

Cle's Stop N Shop

If you need a snack or a carton of milk, Cle's Stop N Shop is one of the closest stores to the park.

Location: 38515 NC-561, Hollister, NC 27844

Friends Two

Pick up a local souvenir or a piece of decor for your RV at Friends Two, an adorable shop in Warrenton.

Location: 126 S Main St, Warrenton, NC 27589

Piggly Wiggly #26

The Piggly Wiggly #26 is the closest large grocery store to Medoc Mountain State Park. Stop in on your way to the park to stock up for your trip.

Location: 234 US-158, Littleton, NC 27850

Sightseeing

Rent a Boat at Lake Gaston

If you're coming during the summer, escape the heat and humidity by renting a boat at Lake Gaston. Drive 20 miles north to the lake, and you'll find rental options at spots, including Eaton Ferry Marina. The lake is long and narrow, so there's plenty of space for speedboats, water-ski boats, and pontoon boats. Kayaks and paddleboards are also great options.

Location: Littleton, North Carolina

Lakeland Cultural Arts Center

Located in Littleton, the Lakeland Cultural Arts Center is the perfect spot to watch a play, musical, or concert. The schedule varies throughout the year, but summer is a particularly great time to catch a show.

Location: Littleton, North Carolina

Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum

If you're a fan of the unusual, head up to the Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum. With its collection of bizarre and inexplicable objects, this spot is a fun place to spend a few hours.

Location: Littleton, North Carolina

Halifax State Historic Site

Discover the fascinating history of North Carolina at the Halifax State Historic Site, which has exhibits on everything from the American Revolution to the Underground Railroad. Home to a museum, visitor center, and a variety of historic buildings, this site is ideal for history enthusiasts and families with young children. If possible, visit during a living history day to see a re-creation of what life was like in the 1800s.

Location: Halifax, North Carolina

Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail

Dedicated to the historic Roanoke Navigation Canal, the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail offers a glimpse at the way goods were moved from the interior of North Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean. Start with a visit to the small, well-designed museum, and end your visit with a stroll along the trail. As you hike, you'll see an original aqueduct and remnants of the canal.

Location: Weldon, North Carolina

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How to Get to
Medoc Mountain State Park

When you're traveling in an RV, the fastest route to Medoc Mountain State Park starts on I-95. Get off at Exit 160 and take NC-561 west for about 10 miles until you hit the state park entrance. If you're coming from Raleigh, the fastest route takes you through a variety of smaller county and state roads. You can also take Highway 64 east to I-94 north.

Entering Medoc Mountain State Park

The opening hours at Medoc Mountain State Park vary by the season. From June to August, the park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and from September to October and March to May, the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In the winter months of November through February, the park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The visitor center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. regardless of the season. Medoc Mountain is closed on Christmas.

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