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Camping at the N.C. State Fairgrounds
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Amenities & Accommodations

Camp near the fun! A variety of free and inexpensive events take place at the Fairgrounds all year long.
Check out our Calendar of Events.


Campground Physical GPS Address:
801 Youth Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

  • Free Wi-Fi    • 24-hour security
  • Conveniently located near:
    I-40 and Wade Avenue, Downtown Raleigh, William B. Umstead State Park, RBC Center activities, NCSU Carter-Finely Stadium, N.C. Museum of Art, and much more!
  • Recreational vehicle, back-in hook-up access for visits of 14 days of less.

• Water, sewer and electrical access is available on more than 350 sites, including 52 new sites added in 2010. Electricity ranges from 20-50 amps.

Reservations & Fees
  Sites are first come, first serve.
  • Rental cost for a 24-hour period effective August 1, 2015 is $30 per unit EXCEPT during the month of
October when the campgrounds are CLOSED for the N.C. State Fair.
  • Trailer Dump Stations: Service included with rental. $10 fee without rental - call 919-612-6767 at time dump service is needed for further instructions. Fairgrounds Public Safety can accept cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) for camping fees.
  Fairgrounds Public Safety (919) 612-6767 can accept cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) for payment of camping fees.
  • Individuals
    First come, first serve.
    No advance reservations taken.
    Check in upon arrival by calling (919) 612-6767.
    ***Please note: Limited camping access is available during the month of October and certain event weekends. Call immediately prior to trip departure to inquire about availability. (919) 612-6767.
  Large clubs or groups
    Make advance Group Reservations by contacting the fairgrounds at (919) 839-4501 prior to arrival.

Rules & Regulations
Our rules are for the protection of our visitors and natural resources, and to make everyone's visit a safe and enjoyable experience. The information given below is a compilation of rules, regulations, campground policies, and in some cases state and federal laws. Please observe them for your safety and enjoyment as well as the safety and enjoyment of others. N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Public Safety Officer on duty 24-hours per day, seven days a week, year-round.

Contact at 919-612-6767.
  Camping and Fires
  • Camping is allowed in designated areas by permit only.
  • No refunds for early departures.
  • Visitors must be 18 years or older to register as campers.
  • Fires are permitted only in designated areas and must be tended at all times. Gathering firewood is prohibited.
  • Small fire pits on campsites are allowed provided that the flames are contained at cooking level and campsite is not located near posted areas restricting open flames.
  Guns and Fireworks
  • The possession or use of firearms, fireworks, cap pistols, air guns, bows and arrows, slingshots or lethal missiles of any kind are prohibited.
  • As a courtesy to other campers, please observe the campground quiet hours.
  • Quiet hours are typically from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.
  • The production or emission of noises, amplified speech, music or other sounds that may annoy, disturb or frighten campground visitors is prohibited in any camping or recreation area at all times.
  Boating and Fishing

• Fishing activities are regulated by all applicable North Carolina laws and regulations, including those regarding fishing licenses.

• Laws and regulations may be enforced by the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services Public Safety Division as well as other agencies including the Wake County Sheriff's Office and Raleigh Police Department.
• Boats, rafts and canoes are prohibited in the pond.
  • Swimming is prohibited in pond.
  • Public nudity, including public nude bathing is prohibited. Children under age five are exempt.
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult while around the pond.
  • Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times.
  • Pets must not be left unattended. Campers must confine pets to enclosed vehicles or tents during the campground quiet hours.
  • Pets are not allowed in showers and restrooms. Exceptions are service animals.
  • Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
  • Pet owners may be asked to remove dangerous or noisy pets from the Fairgrounds.
  • All pets within the Fairgrounds must have a current rabies vaccination.
  Natural Resources
  • The removal, destruction or injury of any tree, flower, artifact, fern, shrub, rock or other plant or mineral on the Fairgrounds is prohibited.
  • The hunting, trapping, pursuing, shooting, injuring, killing or molesting of any bird or animal is prohibited. Do not feed wild animals.
  Vehicles and Bicycles
  • North Carolina motor vehicle and traffic laws apply on Fairgrounds property.
  • Licensed motorized vehicles are permitted only in designated areas.
  • Bicycle riders under age 16 must wear a helmet.
  • Bicycle passengers who weigh less than 40 pounds or who are less than 40 inches tall must be seated in a separate restraining seat. All other bicycle riders must be seated on saddle seats. Persons unable to maintain an erect, seated position cannot be bicycle passengers.

N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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