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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cabin Lake County Park, Pink Hill, North Carolina

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

A nice, large county park featuring a 70-acre lake. The RV sites have 30amp (no 50amp available). There shared is water between each site - you'll need to bring a splitter and 30-50' of water hose. Spots are paved and mostly level, with lots of trees. No sewer, but dump station is available. Note that the dump station is on the passenger side -- you'll either need a long hose, or drive the wrong-way on the loop. No camp host, but campground workers were available, as needed. One small bathouse on the RV loop with a single shower. Other bathhouses throughout the park. There's lots to do at this park -- paddle and canoe rental (there's also a boat launch for your own, non-gas boat), several fishing piers, a swim/sand beach, large playground areas, and a hiking trail. No firewood available for purchase -- either bring your own or collect the downed branches. Fire pits are placed in a odd location -- near the road -- not near the picnic table * Note: Price includes a $5 non-county resident surcharge. We camped at Cabin Lake County Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's not a whole lot nearby, but LOTS to do in the park: swimming, boating, and hiking.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

A typical VA state park -- gorgeous. Larger trailers 25' may have issues fitting into some sites. Be sure to pay attention to the site sizes. Loop C has several sites overlooking the water. Bring your boat and you can dock feet from your trailer door! Our site was level. Electric and water pressure both great. Camp host was visible and active. Bath house was small (only 2 toilets and 2 showers) but well kept. Waterfront spots had few trees (but a great view). Lots of biking and hiking opportunities. We WILL be back. We camped at Occoneechee State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-31
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Arrowhead Campground, Troy, North Carolina

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful NFS campground located within the Uwarrie National Forest. All sites are heavily wooded and a few include a view of Badin Lake. Although the campground roads are paved the last 1.5 miles of road into the campground is unpaved: gravel and dirt and some holes. Sites include a fire ring and BBQ grill. Sites have electric only: fill your take with potable water is available at the dump station. Most site will require some leveling. Campground was very clean an well kept. Batch house was older, but clean (no AC, so it was humid). *LOTS* of hiking and off-road trails (bring your ATV or OHV!). OUtdoor shooting range is nearby, so you may hear some gun shots. We camped at Arrowhead Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25 - Upper loop
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grab some firewood (or bring your own) before entering the campground -- none for sale in the forest.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

MBSP is the most popular park in SC... and it shows. The campground was nearly full for our mid-April visit, and I'm sure it is packed during peak season. Expect 30min or more wait to enter the park on weekends and holidays. Spots nicely treed, but *very* close (much closer than other state/national parks). Spots that back against the forest (instead of other campers) are obviously nicer. Our spot required slight leveling only. Park wifi was weak in some locations. Two nice hiking trails, easy beach access, a pier, and lots of picnic areas, make this park a true oasis. Camp hosts are numerous and highly visible. The groups were very clean. The camp store has enough basics to eliminate the need to leave the park. Roads are paved, but some turns will be tight for bigger rigs. We watched more than a few have difficulty driving through and backing in to their spots. Water pressure was good and many spots have sewer hookups. We camped at Myrtle Beach State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't leave the park... it is an oasis within the tourist trap that is called Myrtle Beach.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, Seven Springs, North Carolina

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

NC Park System recently refurbished the campground, adding electric/water/sewer to a dozen sites. Onsite dump station also available. The campground has 35 site, including 3 cabins, on a single loop. Most sites are well-shaded. About 2 miles of hiking trails along the Neuse River (with a great overlook of the cliffs). The lake offers a sandy beach for swimming and boat rentals (no fishing in the lake). Like the rest of the campground, the bath house was newly renovated. Great water pressure in the showers. Park rangers drove through several times a day. Few trashcans, though, and you may have to walk 50 yards or more. No campground host when we visited. We will be back. We camped at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out Old Waynesborough park in Goldsboro, about 15 minutes away.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Another beautiful NC State Park. Sites are semi-wooded and spacious. There are 10 "RV" sites (water/electric/sewer) along the first loop. Many other sites would still accommodate a TT under 30'. There is also a dump station on site. Only 1 bath house per loop (two loops). They are functional but definitively showing their age. We saw them cleaned 2-3 times per day, but they were well-aged and dankish. Lots of hiking trails and a full marina at the park. Carolina Beach is a 5 minute drive (or 15 minute bike ride along the greenway trail). CBSP visitor center was small, but had nice exhibits (check out the Venus Flytraps!). We will be back! We camped at Carolina Beach State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take a trip to Fort Fisher and NC Aquarium (about 5mi to the South).

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, Virginia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The nightly rate is for non-VA resident. A huge state park with 100s of campsites, dozens of hiking and biking trails, lakes with boat rentals, fishing piers, and a water park/pool area. Park was mostly empty during our Nov visit, but I'm sure it fills up quickly during the summer. Our pull-thru spot required some leveling. Back-in spots were spacious with limited shade. Park also has cabins and yurts for rent. Several camp-stores, bath houses, and laundry facilities throughout the park. We camped at Pocahontas State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Blue - 73
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the CCC museum and nature center!

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Hagan-Stone City Park, Pleasant Garden, North Carolina

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

A great municipal park with 3 camping loops: Loop A has no hookups and is for tents. Loop B is heavily wooded with 30amp and water every-other site. You may need as much as 50' water hose. If you're longer than 30' you may find Loop B tough to navigate. Loop C is basically a field with RV parking along the perimeter. The park has several ponds (fishing) and about 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. Several large play areas for the kiddies and a pool (extra fee). There are two dump stations and two (older, but usable) bath houses. We camped at Hagan-Stone City Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A great park, and what a value! We will be back.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Medoc Mountain State Park, Hollister, North Carolina

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

A small (only 34 spots) but relatively new (or refurbished) state park. Our site required minimal leveling. Interior roads were all paved and easy to navigate -- no low-hanging branches. The camp hosts were visible and attentive. Unlike other NC State Parks, the bath house seemed quite new and was spacious. Showers were hot and had great water pressure. Half the sites have electric, none have individual water. There are communal water spigots throughout the campground, but they don't easily allow hose connections, so be sure to fill your water tank before arriving (there's no potable water at the dump station, either). *LOTS* of hiking and horse trails throughout the park. The mountain biking trails were closed during our visit. Limited cellphone coverage (3G was spotty). The Ranger and local Sheriff made several drives through the park. Overall, another top-notch experience at an NC State Park. We camped at Medoc Mountain State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Only about 20 minutes off of I-95... if you're looking for a nice stopover where your awning doesn't touch your neighbor's rig, this is the place for you.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cedar Point Campground USFS, Cedar Point, North Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

* Price includes $7 for electric and $3 for reservation fee. * Another great National Forest campsite. All sites are paved; minimal leveling required. Lots of trees and shade -- plenty of room for the hamock and screenhouse. No individual water at sites, but potable water available at the dump station. Hosts were visible and attentive. Bathhouse was clean with large, individual showers. Mostly TTs and big rigs -- only saw 2 tents. Hiking trails and boat ramp located 0.5 miles away, within the park. There is a marine airfield nearby, so you will hear planes and "booms" occassionally. Would have given this one a "10" if it had water hookups. We camped at Cedar Point Campground USFS in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Looking for the beach? Try Emerald Isle: 10 minutes away.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Grindstone Recreation Area Campground, Troutdale, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Cut off -- and loved it! If you need to continually check your email and Facebook, this is *not* the place for you. There is *no* cell coverage (voice or data) available in the park. You'll need to drive 5-10 miles out, in order to get a signal. Sites are all back-in and most will need (at least) minimal leveling. As other reviews point out, the Groundhog Den loop is closest to the road, but it is a mountain road with minimal traffic -- we never noticed. Sites are all heavily wooded -- lots of choices for hanging the hammock. Sites have electric (30amp) and water with good pressure. Bath houses (2 per loop) are small and dated, but were clean an functional. Camp hosts were highly visible throughout our stay. There's a play area and wading pool and 2 hiking trails in in the campground. We camped over the 4th of July holiday and temperatures were 10-15F cooler than in Damascass -- we never used the A/C. We stayed in Grindstone primarily for the VA Creeper Trail. * Price includes $3 online reservation fee. We camped at Grindstone Recreation Area Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We used the Shuttle Shack in Damascus for the shuttle ride to Whitetop to ride the VA Creeper Trail -- highly recommended.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Falls Lake SRA / Holly Point Campground, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

* Price incldues $3 online reservation charge and $5 water-front surcharge Another gorgeous NC State Park...all spots are heavily wooded. Our spot (#75) had a fairly steep slope, but a great view of the lake. Elec & water avaialable -- no issues. Rangers drove through several times a day and trash emptied twice a day. Restrooms were dated (too bad NC isn't willing to use its budget surplus) but servicable. Only 4 showers (male and female, each) for the entire loop, so you may have to wait if it gets busy. Two swim "beaches" availble within the campground and a hiking trail that connects all loops. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Holly Point Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 75 - Loop 2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Life vest provided at all of the swim areas for the kiddies

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort , Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $108.00
Overall Rating:

If you want to be as close to the beach as possible, this is the place. We camped over the weekend in June and it was packed. I'm sure it stays 100% full through the summer. A typical resort-type park with lots of on-site amenities (pool, arcade, clubhouse area, etc). Very kid- and pet-friendly. No fire rings provided (in fact, no open fires allowed unless in a fire pit 2+ feet from the ground), so this was our first-ever trip without s'mores. :(

But, there were three private access entrances to the beach, each with water/hoses to showers off the sand. (But it didn't really help. Our trailer was full of sand by the time we left, but the beach was well worth it!) Hopefully your neighbors will be nice, because you'll be seeing a lot of them, as the sites are right on top of each other. Overall, a nice way to spend time at the beach. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28-Yellow
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Crystal Coast has some of the nicest beaches in NC.

Be advised though: many folks trek to the beach first-thing in the morning (prior to 7am) to "stake out" space.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground, Apex, North Carolina

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

A great state park. Many sites have direct water frontage. All sites on loop C have power & water. Spots were well shaded and backed to dense woods (making it tough to find perfect trees to hang the hamocks!). The bath house is dated, but adequate. Hot water for the showers was spotty (some stalls seemed better than others). Also, the showers use a push-button activation. Each push gives you about 1.5 minutes of water. No way to adjust water temperature. Camp hosts and rangers were highly visible and made frequent dries through the campground. Normally, gates are locked from sun-down to sun-up, but they were left open 24-hours during the Memorial Day weekend. Two convenience stores with gas stations located about 1 mile away. A full grocery store and shopping center located about 10 miles away in Apex. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-55
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a private boat ramp (for campers only). There's also a sand beach (also, campers only) on Loop B. An each 1.5 mile trail (each way) connects all 3 camping loops and the boat ramp.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Kerr Lake SRA - Satterwhite Point/J. C. Cooper Campground, Henderson, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Rate included $3.00 online reservation service fee. Nearly all spots have views of the lake, about half are on the lake. Our spot was a huge pull through (more than enough for 18' HTT and truck), but required leveling blocks. Water and electric were less than 25' (although some sites require 50' or more). Only one (short, 0.75 mile) hiking trail. The marina (private) is nearby, and there are lots of playgrounds for kids and a beach swimming area. We camped at Kerr Lake SRA - Satterwhite Point/J. C. Cooper Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
102
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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