North Carolina Campers Staying Close to Home
Many of the campers who drive or pull their rigs into the campground at Dan Nicholas Park near Salisbury, N.C., aren’t warriors of the open road.
They’re North Carolinians, some from only a few miles away, enjoying a “staycation” or a break from the ordinary.
“A lot of folks like the serenity in this area,” said Pete Viselli, campground staff member at Dan Nicholas Park.
Along with cabins and traditional tent campsites, there are 12 pull-through spots for RVs.
With all the comforts of home — air conditioning, running water and nearby bath houses — families can enjoy the woods for a reasonable price, Viselli said.
On a walk-through of the campground on July 30, he pointed out the relatively low number of out-of-state tags on the vehicles.
Many North Carolinians are camping close to home.
“Gas prices have a lot to do with it,” Viselli said.
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