What is a fish camp? You’ll see signs for fish camps throughout Gaston County, and newcomers might be confused at first. But stop by and you’ll discover that a fish camp is simply a restaurant where large servings of fried fish are served – a popular dining tradition in North Carolina’s Piedmont. One popular fish camp is Twin Tops in Gastonia, with a dining room as big as a bowling alley and rows and rows of deep-fat fryers. Customers are served huge portions of the freshest fish, any way they want it served. Other fish camps in the region include South Fork Fish Camp in Dallas and Stowe’s Fish Camp in Gastonia.