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Moores Wall/Pilot Winter Camping

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RobG814 · · Wilmington, NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 335

Anyone familiar with campgrounds that are open this time of year? The places I've stayed at before (Pilot, Jameokee) are closed for the winter. Are there any dirtbag/car sleeping friendly areas nearby?

Jordan Angus Gay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 60

The Hanging Rock campground is open year round. We stayed there the night before last and it was $13. The bathhouse is closed during the winter, but there is a pit toilet. There is also firewood available just outside the main gate down Moore's Spring road on the left, look for an old tobacco barn with bundles of wood stacked around it.

Austin Goff · · Winston-Salem, NC · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 80

CCC website has information regarding camping at Camp Hanes. I believe it is free. There are platforms and tables. Just a 10 min drive down the road from Moores and a little more to pilot.

Andrew AJ Jackson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Camp Hanes also owns Sauratown mountain which is open to climbing,per a ccc lease, until march 31st. You can download free guides for Sauratown and Pilot at the ccc website as well.

RobG814 · · Wilmington, NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 335

Awesome, thanks for the beta! I might have to check out Sauratown while it's open, I've heard good things. I should have known to check the CCC website, they are always on top of it!

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