Sunburst Campground is a primitive campground nestled between Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wilderness within Pisgah National Forest. Hiking and biking opportunities abound in this area, while just across the street is a waterfall perfect for an afternoon swim. Approximately 15 miles from the campground is downtown Canton, NC, where you will find grocery stores and restaurants.  Looking for variety?  Downtown Asheville, NC is only an hour from the campground, while Charlotte and Atlanta are only a few hours away. For the simple pleasures of camping in NC, come and bask in the glory of the natural world at Sunburst Campground!


  • Open April – October
  • 9 primitive campsites
  • Picnic tables, tent pads & lantern hooks
  • Day use area
  • First come, first served sites only
  • Flush toilets in bath houses
  • Firewood available for purchase

Day Use Info

  • Day Use Fee: $3
  • Extra Vehicle Parking: $30
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking: $5 per vehicle + .50 cents per person
  • Season Pass: $30


Camping Fees

  • Single Campsite: $15.00 Maximum Occupancy: 8 persons, 2 cars

Campground Rules

Campground Map


Things to Do

  • Hiking and biking in Shining Rock and Middle Prong
  • Schedule a private hiking or waterfall tour with the Pisgah Field School
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Grab a bite to eat at Jukebox Junction and Soda Shoppe
  • Asheville, NC is nearby

Contact Information

8820 Lake Logan Road
Canton, NC 28716
(828) 648-7841

GPS: 35.373693, -82.941524

Elevation: 3,100 Feet