I'm fairly new to NC and I've been searching the net for camping areas around me. I prefer the primitive style of camping out in the middle of nowhere. All I'm finding are the places in parks where you have to follow rules like "no alcohol". I like to crack open a beer while sitting in front of the camp fire. Back in PA, we used to camp along the Allegheny river in the northern part of the sate. It was nothing more than a few clearings along the river in a remote area. I'd like to find something like that around here, but unfortunately, those types of places can be found by "word of mouth" only. Anybody familiar with any "non park" camping areas like that around here?