18 ‘One Tree Hill’ Filming Locations To Visit In North Carolina


With streaming services like Max and Hulu, visiting One Tree Hill for a nostalgic rerun has never been easier, but how about actually visiting the home of Lucas, Nathan, Peyton, Brooke and Haley? Although Tree Hill is not a real town, the WB series was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. Whether you’re watching the series for the first time or re-watching, there are still a few One Tree Hill filming locations that you can visit in real life.

Instead of people always leaving, Peyton and the rest of the One Tree Hill cast may be the reason you put North Carolina on your bucket list as a travel destination. While you’re down south, you and your best friends can stop by the park where Lucas was with his friends, or visit Nathan’s luxury home – which also happens to be near a Summer I Turned Pretty filming location. You can also cross the One Tree Hill Bridge during the opening credits while listening to Gavin DeGraw’s “I Don’t Want to Be” for a real trip down memory lane. If you’re traveling to your Haley with the Nathan, you might want to plan a nice date at the Naley bench by the river with a box of Cracker Jacks. Of course, no self-guided One Tree Hill tour is complete without stopping by Tree Hill High or the beach where Naley tied the knot.

To help you navigate your OTH adventure with the Brooke to your Peyton, here is a map of 18 filming locations.


The River Court

1 Battleship Road Northeast, Wilmington, NC 28401

Visit the site

Lucas and his friends were often spotted playing the Rivercourt, a riverside basketball court, throughout the series. It is first seen in the pilot when Lucas and Nathan challenge each other to a game. While the actual plaza at Battleship Park no longer exists, you’ll recognize the location immediately by the amount of time the Tree Hill High crew spent there.