State Parks Near Wilmington, NC

State Parks Near Wilmington, NC

Visiting the state parks in North Carolina is the perfect way to appreciate the great outdoors. You can explore many state parks for days full of sun and fresh air. Let Wilmington KOA Holiday be your base camp during your trips to state parks near the coast.

5 State Parks Near the Coast

Have fun exploring the North Carolina coastal state parks during the day, then relax at our Wilmington KOA Holiday campground at night. Some of the best state parks near the coast include:

1. Carolina Beach State Park

If you want to stay close to the campground, Carolina Beach State Park is a half hour away. You can walk all nine hiking trails while looking at the beautiful plants and wildlife. The half-mile boardwalk trail is home to various carnivorous plants, like the Venus flytrap. The area in the park is the only place in the U.S. where Venus flytraps grow in the wild. (41 miles from Wilmington KOA Holiday campground)

2. Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Spend the day at Pettigrew State Park, a unique North Carolina park that is mostly a lake. You can hike and bike along the trails in the park. If you like to fish, the lake has various species you can try to catch, including pickerel, bass, catfish and more.  (52 miles from Wilmington KOA Holiday campground)

3. Hammocks Beach State Park

Visit Hammocks Beach State Park to learn about park ecology and wildlife like nesting shorebirds and endangered sea turtles. You can also take a ferry or boat to Bear Island, where you can hike the four hiking trails or along the beach.  (62.3 miles from Wilmington KOA Holiday campground)

4. Fort Macon State Park

If you love history, Fort Macon State Park is for you. The park sits on a perfectly restored Civil War-era fort with beautiful views of the water and marshes. The fort has a lot of history, which you can learn about through cannon demonstrations and guided tours.  (88.8 miles from Wilmington KOA Holiday campground)

Stay at Wilmington KOA Holiday While Visiting State Parks

You and your travel companions can visit the best state parks in Eastern North Carolina while staying at Wilmington KOA Holiday. Our KOA Campground offers some of the best North Carolina beach state park camping options. Enjoy our campground's amenities and proximity to state parks.

Begin preparing your next camping trip by reserving a campsite at Wilmington KOA Holiday today!

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