Sunburst Campground

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!

To purchase maps and guide books to this area, please visit us online at The Forest Store.

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Things to Do

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


  • 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
  • Campground map
  • Campground rules

Location & Contact Info

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

GPS: 35.373693, -82.941524

Elevation: 3,100 Feet

Camping Fees

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


Day Use Info

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

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Become a Camp Host!

Being a host with the CFAIA is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.  Learn more about Camp Hosting here at Sunburst Campground or any of our other locations in North Carolina, Georgia or Indiana.