Cedarock Park offers a mini-weekend escape between the Triad and Triangle. Pitch your tent, then check out the several miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, paddle on Rock Creek (no boat, no problem: there are canoe and kayak rentals), play disc golf on not one but two 18-hole courses (the open fairway Cedarock Course and the wooded Wellsprings Course), go fishing or explore the restored 19th Century historical farm.

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Getting there from downtown Chapel Hill
Address: 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road
City: Burlington
State: N.C.
Zip: 27215
Latitude: 35.5902
Longitude: 79.2739
No. of campsites: “Several”
No. with hookups: None
No. without hookups: None
Primitive sites: All
Reservations? Yes. 336.570.6759
Cost: $10 for up to 10 campers, $1 for each additional camper over 10
Year-round? Yes
Gate hours: opens daily at 8 a.m., closes at 6 p.m. November-February, 7 p.m. March and October, 8 p.m. April and September, 9 p.m. May-August.
Quiet hours: Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, mountain biking, paddling (canoe and kayak rentals), disc golf, fishing