So I was planning to hike the Uwharrie trail on the 14th, but due to a knee injury, I am planning something shorter.
I want to find a place that you can take a short hike to a campsite, but have other trails available to dayhike. I watched NCPatricks video and decided Stone Mountain would be a perfect place.
But... it's about 150 miles away, and the Park ranger just told me you can't reserve the "hike in" campsites, its on a first come, first served basis.
Before I drive all that way and get denied, does anyone have any advice on how to secure a site there? Does it fill up every weekend? Do I need to get there early? Any tips are appreciated.