9 Destinations That Will Make You Nostalgic For Summer Camp

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Black Mountain, North Carolina

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just 15 miles east of Asheville, Black Mountain offers a nostalgic small-town experience with outdoor activities, arts, music, and festivals.

High Hampton, Cashiers, North Carolina

Experience a historic camp retreat at High Hampton with cozy cabins, lake activities, and a laid-back atmosphere reminiscent of summer camp days.

Barton Springs, Austin, Texas

Cool off at Barton Springs in Zilker Park, Austin, with natural spring-fed pools perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a classic summer day.

Fairhope, Alabama

Fairhope on Mobile Bay offers a tranquil escape with fishing, kayaking, local shops, and waterfront relaxation at places like the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa.

Hendersonville, North Carolina

A gateway to Southern camps, Hendersonville offers outdoor adventures amid forests and a charming Main Street with dining and entertainment.

Guadalupe River State Park, Texas

Tube down the Guadalupe River, hike trails, fish, and enjoy family-friendly campgrounds near San Antonio and Austin.

Blackberry Mountain, Walland, Tennessee

Embrace luxury and adventure at Blackberry Mountain with activities like hiking, biking, yoga, and family fun like waterslides and treehouse stays.

Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke provides scenic hikes, mountain views, and outdoor festivals like Go Fest, offering a perfect base for exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Mentone, Alabama

Explore Mentone atop Lookout Mountain with stunning views, summer camps, and diverse lodging options from resorts to dude ranches.

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