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Fabulous campground for the price and area sightseeing. Individual owned, large, neat campground, with great views of the surrounding mountains. Easy access off the I-74 connector and just a few miles from Mt. Airy. Campground roads are gravel, but wide and well maintained. Ponds on site with catch and release fishing. Several picnic shelters for group gatherings/cookouts. Sites are large, gravel pull-thru or back-in, with grass “yard”. Sites are full hookup, 30 & 50 amp, sewer, cable TV and wireless. (check their website) Cell phone reception was great. Friendly owner, who is very helpful. We stayed here for 5 days in a fifth wheel and would stay again. Rate shown was with Passport America

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A nice COE campground with friendly staff, located in the NC foothills, very convenient to Wilkesboro. A few sites are on the water and many of the others have water views. Campground roads are paved, sites are gravel, unfortunately some sites are very muddy when it rains. There are two RV sections at the campground and a separate tent camping areas. A number of the sites have picnic tables down stairs, below the campsite, not convenient and a fall hazard. Section “A” bathroom should be condemned - It is a disgrace (hence the rating). Consequently section “B” bathhouse is not big enough to handle the volume. Verizon cellphone reception was great, internet reception was okay and TV with antenna was okay. We stayed for 7 days and will stay again. Rate shown is with senior pass.

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Located on North Carolina’s Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). Kimball Point Campground was nearly empty in mid-May. Good news, many of the leaning-tree hazards to larger campers have been cut! There is one area that still has a few tight turns for the really big rigs. A few sites have great views of the lake; but most have only a glimpse. No park attendant this early in the season. Roads are paved, sites are sand or gravel. There are a few sites that slope badly. About half of the sites are in full sun. Bathroom in first area needs a serious renovation, however it was kept clean. (Second camping area is still closed). Verizon cell phone service was excellent. TV reception over the air at our site was acceptable. Rate shown is with senior discount. We stayed here for 5 days in a fifth wheel; would stay again. (Be sure to check out Buchanan’s Store dating from 1878! 220 Seafood Restaurant in Henderson is a good stop, also.)

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This is a large COE campground, on John Kerr Lake. Campground roads are paved, with gravel on the sites, but some are a bit muddy. Sites are mostly overgrown and need clearing to allow more breezes and a view of the lake! C & D section have some turns where you have to watch-out for the leaning trees – the bruises show. All sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Bathhouse is very good and was kept clean. There is a lot of boat noise that starts early on weekends. TV reception was mediocre with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. This year for whatever reason, the chiggers (red bugs) were simply terrible. Everyone I talked with was bitten many times. We camped here for 6 days, in a 5th wheel and will stay here again. Rate shown is with senior pass.

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Kimball point is one of the NC campgrounds located on John Kerr Lake. The roads are paved, sites are gravel, grass or sand. Many sites are shady or partially shaded; but we were in full sun as the campground was completely filled. There are a number of sites on the lake and others with lake view. There is still one section that has too tight turns for large RVs, probably impossible for a few. We had excellent Verizon reception, TV by antenna was mediocre at best. One bathhouse needs renovation!! The other one is okay and was kept clean. We stayed for 6 days and will stay again.

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This is a large COE campground, on John Kerr Lake. Campground roads are paved, with gravel on the sites, but some are a bit muddy. Sites are mostly overgrown and need clearing to allow more breezes! C & D section have some turns where you have to watch-out for the trees – the bruises show. All sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Bathhouse is good and was kept clean. Unfortunately there is much boat noise that starts early, especially on weekends. TV reception was mediocre with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. We camped here for 7 days and will stay here again. Rate shown is with a senior pass.

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A individually owned, large, neat campground with great views of the surrounding mountains. Easy access off the I-74 connector and just a few miles from Mt. Airy. Campground roads are gravel, but wide and well maintained. Ponds on site with catch and release fishing. Several picnic shelters for group gatherings/cookouts. Sites are large, gravel pull-through or back-in, with grass “yard”. Sites are full hookup, 30 & 50 amp, sewer, cable TV, and wireless. (check their website) Cell phone reception was great. Friendly owner, who is very helpful. We stayed here for 5 days (Thanksgiving) and would stay again.

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Nice campground with lots of trees and shade (but no view of the lake). If you have a larger rig, watch the turns; and the entry to some sites due to the tree branches. Roads and campsites are gravel; have tables, light post and fire-rings. Campsites are average-size, a few are pull-through. I did not find any 50-amp service, only 30-amp. No sewer hookups; has a typical campground dump station. Decent TV reception with the antenna. Bath and shower facilities are relatively new and were clean. We had good O/A internet service and Verizon cellphones had great reception. Campground hosts were extremely nice and helpful! NOTE: If traveling from the southeast and you use GPS, DO NOT let it bring you in at Gretna via Climax Road/Toler Ferry Road – this is a long, narrow, rough path. We would stay again.

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A COE campground, on John Kerr Lake. Still has some turns where you have to watch-out for the trees. Campground roads are paved, with gravel on the sites. All sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Bathhouse is okay. There is boat noise that starts early, especially on weekends. Maintenance of the sites could be improve for more views of the lake and allow more breezes - sites need to have the underbrush cleared! TV reception was mediocre with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. We camped here for 5 days, in a 5th wheel and will stay here again. Rate shown is with senior pass.

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Oldest campground in North Carolina. Great location, just off the BR Parkway at about 3500 feet in elevation; lots to see. August temperatures were in the 60s at night and mid-70s during the day. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Campground has tent sites and RV sites. RV sites are full hookup and include cable TV. Roads into and within the campground are gravel, with a some grade. All RV sites are shaded and have a combination gravel/dirt open area. Only a few sites accommodate Campers over 30 feet. Trees are overgrown, be careful of your camper and the roof! Verizon cell phone worked great. We would stay again.

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A COE campground on John Kerr Lake. We stayed in section “C”, which does not have many sites that accommodate larger RVs. Most sites in this section have views of the lake. Campground roads are paved, sites are gravel. All sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. The bathhouse for “C” section was completely rebuilt 2 years ago, it is very nice. Very little noise from roads, however there is some boat noise, especially on weekends. Nice swim areas and playground for kids. TV reception was okay with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. We camped here for 6 days and will stay here again. Rate is with senior pass.

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Located on North Carolina’s Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). The campground was nearly empty in mid-April. Many sites are located in wooded area with too many trees, making it impossible for large campers. A few sites slope badly and most sites are not level. No park attendant or host this early in the season. Roads are paved, but sites are sand or gravel. About half of the sites are in full sun. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean. There are some waterfront sites; others have a view of the lake. Verizon cell phone was excellent. No TV reception over the air at our site. We would stay here again.

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A COE campground, just off US-15, a few miles south of Clarksville, Va. This is a nice, campground with good paved roads and clean restrooms. Most all sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Campground has a combination of tent and RV sites, with very few RV sites on the water. Bathhouse is okay. Under-brush is definitely overgrown, blocking most of the breeze and any view of the lake. Ranger was friendly, hosts not so much. We camped for 5 nights, and likely will not stay here again.

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A COE campground, six miles south of US-58 near Boydton, VA on John Kerr Lake. Nice location without any highway noise. Hosts and Park Ranger were very friendly and helpful. The campground roads are paved, but sites are graveled. Most sites are narrow, but workable. A number of sites get quite muddy in heavy rains from the run-off. Some sites are not very level and some others have picnic tables at an elevation different than camper pad! Most all sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Bathrooms were renovated last year and are great! There are a few sites in section “C” that have lake views, section ”D” has more sites with lake views. Both sections need to have underbrush cleared to improve views and allow breeze! We camped here for 3 days this stay and will stay here again.

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A COE campground a few miles south of Wilkesboro (on highway NC-268). Most everything has been said about this campground; so I won’t repeat it. Let’s hope it gets a modernization soon, as did Warrior Creek in 2010. This is a great campground. Located away from most all road noise; but convenient to Wilkesboro. We camped here for 5 days and will stay here again.