Date of Stay: May, 2016
Our first stay of 2016 gave us a chance to get away close to home and check out our camper for the new season. The park has many amenities as listed. The jacuzzi was really nice, especially when cool at night. The had a BBQ pig & chicken pickin for a fund raiser on Saturday. Nice thing to do to help out a local. Staff is friendly. Sites were level good water pressure. Wi-Fi was intermittently weak when many people were online. Much of the landscaping is still young, but give it a few years and the place will be beautiful. Excellent for a stop over off I-95. Will really be nice in the Summer with 2 pools.
Date of Stay: December, 2015
Unfortunately this business no longer accepts RV's. They concentrate on cabin rentals and hosting affairs such as weddings and business conferences. Owner said campsites were not profitable enough and he had to cut back on staffing. Very sad as this was one of our favorite places to go and relax.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
We stayed here 7 years ago. It has changed into a trailer park for boaters and fishermen. Permanent sites are packed throughout the park. We were in a row of pull through sites near the entrance. Not very level. Sites very close together. Good hookups with water pressure. Wi-fi was very weak and intermittent. While sitting outside, the pull through site next to us was being shown to a potential long term resident. Difficult exiting our site due to layout. Lots of traffic going by our site. No dog park or designated dog area. Would be OK for an overnite or to play on the lake. We'll find someplace else next time.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. This was the busiest time ever, according to one of the friendly employees. The park's amenities are awesome. Two nice size pool with a shallow kids wading section, jacuzzi, billiards room, workout room, large meeting room, miniature golf, pickle court, and play ground. Three dog runs. 65+ psi of water pressure. Clean individual showers. Long sites, fairly level. Easy access. Being that the CG has recently been renovated & updated, there aren't many trees for shade. Lots of room between sites, some with flower & plant beds. Close enough to I-95 and we did hear traffic at night, unless the A/C kicked on. Definitely the place to stay if visiting Raleigh or traveling through.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Spent a long weekend here. Easy access to I-40. Nice creekside sites, though some are a bit narrow. Weekend activities include live Bluegrass music and breakfast. There are pull-through sites, though most are back-ins. Cabins available. No pool. Free Wi-Fi. A bunch of cable stations. Close enough to Maggie Valley without all the traffic and noise. Individual bath rooms with shower. Clean park, well taken care of. Fenced in dog run and a couple of dog walks along the edge of the property.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Pros: E-Z access to Interstate Nice personnel On site snackbar that delivers to your site Strong wi-fi signal (at our site) Cheap for 50A Full Hook Up Site. Flea Market across the street. Good base for local fly fishing. NHRA Nationals were on. You could feel some of the cars; only 4 seconds at a time. Cons: Gravel sites are dusty Narrow sites. Our picnic table was located behind the trailer in the next site. My awning was 3' away from their trailer. NO SHADE. Make sure you face North in your site. Water pressure would not go over 40 psi. NHRA Nationals were on.You could feel some of the cars; only 4 seconds at a time. Neighbors power kept cutting off. Overall, not a real impressive park, at least after reading how wonderful it was.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This is a great RV park. There are plenty of sites, many shaded. Two pools and screened gazebos. Staff is friendly. Sites are level. Good water pressure. We stayed at site 5, just behind one of the pools. The pool was noisy as it was a holiday weekend and the park was full. The pool had recently been redone; unfortunately, they painted the pool deck and it was very slippery. Besides my grand daughter, I witnessed a few people slipping and falling. Sites 34 - 48 are nice shaded pull through. They had a pig picking Saturday celebrating the opening of some new cabins.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
If you're planning on visiting this CG before June 2014, you'll have a 10 mile detour that you must follow. When making our reservations, they failed to mention this. Luckily, we followed the signs and made it there. After arriving and setting up, maybe we weren't so lucky after all. We had two adjacent sites. One was muddy to the point of the leveling jacks sinking into the ground. It was also 4 feet away from the trailer next to them. I asked the lady in the office why we were placed in such poor sites when there were dozens of nicer sites. She said the sites we were on were usually fine. Usually? If making reservations, try asking which site you will be on and see what they say. I moved to a site for better satellite reception because they don't have cable and March Madness was on. It was very un-level. The sites are narrow and our neighbor's sewer drain was 6 feet away from our trailer. Luckily, that site remained unoccupied. Wi-Fi is so weak that I had to use my cell phone as a hot spot. I spoke with other campers who also mentioned that nothing was said to them about the detour. This could be a nice CG if they leveled the sites, spaced them out more, and taught their employees something about customer service. We won't bother staying here again.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
Nothing special about this campground. Our site was level, water pressure good, and cable TV reception OK. The sites were spacious. Typical Florida sandy soil which results in tracking it inside. You do hear road noise from I-95. It is close to the outlet mall, shopping, and a Camping World. It would be a good place to stay when visiting the oldest city. The people in the office were nice. The guy that filled my propane tank was grouchy and rude. Seems like it was an inconvenience for him to fill my tank.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
We stayed here on our way to and from Florida for Thanksgiving. It's best for an overnight stay. Being next to I-95, you will hear traffic and lots of it. The place is shaded, sites are large and level, and hook ups vary. Seems everything is a la carte. Want sewer? It's extra. Want 50A service instead of 30A service? It's extra. Want cable TV? It's $2 extra, but don't waste your money. There was a coax cable running on top of the ground with each site tapped into it. Vehicles had been driving over the cable which resulted in terrible cable quality. Point your antenna East and you'll pick up Charleston TV stations for free. I mentioned this to the lady at the front desk, she said the cable in the office worked fine so there must be something wrong with my rig. Yeah, right. The place has been around awhile. While running around our campsite, our dog stepped on a deteriorated cover and fell in a hole in the ground! As already mentioned, it's OK as an overnight stop. They have a little shed for late arrivals. I do hope they replace the American flag they have flying as it's pretty worn out.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
The previous post hit it on the head. For what this campground is, it's rates a 9. If it wasn't for the wine vineyard, the wine tastings, and activities, the rating would be a bit lower. The sites are closer than we prefer, but acceptable. Water pressure was great, the park was clean, the sites seemed level, and the owners were really nice. The pool is new and the bath house is clean. Ice and drinks available outside the bath house and they utilize the honor system when paying for these. There is a neat little catch and release pond. The highlight of our long weekend was the wine tasting at the campground office/wine bar/B&B. Their wine is very impressive. Be sure to ask for a wine float. There was also a painting class on Saturday taught by one of the owners. Very cool. Some sites are more shaded than others, but all had easy access. The campground is out in the middle of no where, but there is an old super market a couple miles down the road with great steaks. We'll be back for a weekend get away.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This CG is no longer a KOA. I guess it costs a lot and the owner here has two other CG's and is looking for more. This is a very nice campground with two pools, lots of shade, large level sites, good water pressure, Wi-Fi and cable. I have to say, though, that the flying bugs this time of year were terrible. It rained much of our stay, but even then, them buggers were everywhere. I sprayed the site with yardguard bug spray, but late at nite, watch out! The park personnel were nice. They let me borrow a TV cable as I forgot mine. We'll be back.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This is our 4th trip to this campground. Each time gets better. We had a back in site, on the creek with 30A service. There are young trees along the road which can make backing a challenge, but with a little maneuvering we made it in. The site was level. Good water pressure, fresh well water. The campground has WiFi at the sites closer to the front and at the camp store. The camp store really is a snack bar with home made sandwiches including a trout sandwich. The owners are awesome people. This campground is isolated with no cell service, cable or antenna TV. There are no planned activities for the kids. There is a swimming hole next to the clubhouse. They offer canoe trips and tubing. This is not a luxury campground, but a basic, clean, friendly, quiet, and private campground.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We had a double site on the lake. It was level and easy to access. Water pressure was good. The bathrooms were clean, but the paint in the shower stalls was peeling. I will say that the campground recently opened up for the season, so I am sure the showers will get a fresh coat of paint. The only down side of this park is no sewer at the site. It's a beautiful park. Be aware that the gates close at 8:00 pm so access in and out is not possible, unless it's an emergency.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
Many sites are difficult to access with a big rig or trailer. Having a 36 1/2' fiver limited our site selection. As mentioned in other reviews, the gate locked between 6-8 which we worked around. Site was level, good water pressure, picked up 15 local TV stations. It was quiet and very empty. They must have turned off the flight path as there were no planes taking off or approaching overhead. Wish there was sewer hook up.