With More Than 20,000 Acres To Explore, North Carolina’s Largest State Park Is Worthy Of A Multi-Day Adventure

No matter your location in the Tar Heel State, if you’re seeking an outdoorsy getaway for a weekend then a trip to North Carolina’s largest state park is a fantastic choice. For starters, it’s centrally located in the state’s underrated Piedmont region — an area often overlooked in favor of the coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains. Additionally, the Piedmont contains one of the most rugged parts of the state, an offshoot remnant of the Appalachian Mountains; a portion that is now stranded in the middle of the state and whittled down considerably due to erosion that has left the South Mountains range isolated from the Appalachians with the expansive Catawba River valley stretching out between them.

We’re not sure why you’d ever want to leave this mountain paradise once you arrive, but in the event you want to explore, there are restaurants in virtually every direction within about 30 minutes from the state park. Learn more about South Mountains State Park, make a camping reservation, and check out this underrated and rugged part of the state soon!

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Address: South Mountains State Park, 3001 S Mountain Park, Connelly Springs, NC 28612, USA