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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lumber River State Park, Wagram, North Carolina

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

It is important to note that the State Park has two campgrounds, 50 miles apart. This review is for the Chalk Banks campground near Wagram, NC. My daughter and I chose Lumber River State Park to camp and kayak for the weekend. We knew the facilities were limited, but also new the Lumber River was known for kayaking. We were not disappointed in either regard. The campground is essentially a straight road with 6 pull-through sites on the river side and 8 back-in sites on the wooded side. The pull through sites are close to the road, but there was minimal traffic. The back in sites are more private. Do not go by the pictures on the reservation page, they are a little misleading. We arrived on Friday after three days of rain, but were pleasantly surprised to find the gravel site dry and clean. There was ample space to set up our two person tent and large tarp. There was plenty of room for two small or a large tent on the site. There is one spigot for the entire campground and it is located near the restroom. The restroom was a round building with one pit toilet (there is another pit toilet restroom at the picnic area). The restroom was clean and had plenty of supplies. The park has river access away from the campground, near the picnic area. There is a turnaround for unloading canoes and kayaks and parking near by. There is also river access by the park entrance, off Highway 401. The river was amazing to kayak (see pictures). Chalk Banks also offers a nice hiking trail through the woods and near the river and some ponds. This was a nice surprise, as we came for the river. The campground is good for a one night or weekend stay. We camped at Lumber River State Park in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If you do not want to cook for lunch or dinner one day, try Boneyard BBQ in Wagram. Their ribs and pork chops were wonderful!

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

New River State Park, Laurel Springs, North Carolina

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

We visited New River State Park with five other families for Easter Weekend. Our group included travel trailers and tents. The campground was well maintained and the facilities were wonderful. The bathrooms were clean and warm. The showers had good pressure and hot water. Out site had full utilities and worked well. The campground host was friendly and helpful. The campground sits atop a hill and is a distance from the New River. You can drive or hike to the river. The hike is not too steep, but is about a mile. The Hickory and River Run trails make a nice loop that starts and ends near the park office. The There is a small museum/gift shop located near the campground that is worth a visit. Our only concern was the one way direction of the road made pulling into our site (19) rather difficult. We needed to go in the other direction to navigate the turn. Overall, we truly enjoyed our visit and the proximity to other activities. We will return. We camped at New River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap, North Carolina

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

We took our new travel trailer for its inaugural trip to Stone Mountain State Part for New Years. We stayed in the B Loop with water and power. We have stayed here before and enjoyed the park and campground. The campground was in excellent condition and clean. The bathrooms were well maintained and were cleaned multiple times per day. The sites were clean and prepared for visitors. The state park is beautiful, but had sustained some weather damage in the fall and the Stone Mountain Loop was closed. We did other hikes that proved equally as enjoyable to start our new year. Our only challenge, keeping our rating a little lower that previously, was due to the weather. We had a cold spell that keep the temperatures below freezing most of our stay and we did not have any water in the campsite. There was water in the bathhouse, so we made due. The park staff tried to help, but the cold won. We will return to this campground, but will watch the weather a little closer. We camped at Stone Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop B - Site 58
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The interior of the Loop b backs up on the creek while the exterior backs up to the woods.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Linville Falls Campground-Blue Ridge Pkwy (NPS), Linville Falls, North Carolina

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

Stayed here one night wile visiting the area with my daughter. We did not make a reservation, but found that there were amble sites available for walk-ins. We chose a site on the forested side of the campground. This sight was for tests only and required a short walk from where we parked our vehicle. The site had a tent pad, picnic table, lantern pole, and fire pit with grill. One bench on the table was in need of repair, but the rest of the site was clean. The tent pad was a good size and the nearby trees allowed for the stringing of a rain tarp over our tent. With the wet weather, we were grateful for this. The bathrooms were clean and well lighted. The campground host and staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and the multitude of activities available nearby. We camped at Linville Falls Campground-Blue Ridge Pkwy (NPS) in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The hike to the Linville falls overlook and into the gorge were well worth it. The hike into the gorge is steep, but rewarding.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground, Apex, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stay here with a group of families most Easter weekends. This year we shared a double site with some close friends. When we arrived, we were greeted at the gate by a friendly staff member who signed us in and offered materials if we needed them. The roads into the campsite were well maintained and easily navigated. The site was clear of debris and clean. When we went to hook up our water, the spigot was turned off. We notified the staff and they had someone come out and turn it on for us. The fire pit was clean and we had two picnic tables on a large picnic pad. The back of our site went down a hill to a cove off the main lake, giving us a place to put in our kayaks. The restrooms were clean and the showers hot. The Campground host cleaned them several times throughout the day. The rangers patrolled the campground throughout the weekend and monitored campers. It was completed full on all three loops, yet it was relatively quiet. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning next year. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
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:

Enjoy the lake!

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Kings Mountain State Park, Blacksburg, South Carolina

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

After the wild fires in North Carolina forced our plans for Thanksgiving to be cancelled, we decided to visit Kings Mountain State Park for the holiday weekend. We were pleased with both the park and the campground. We had a pull through site at the north end of the campground. When checking in, the attendant said they were nearly full with reservations. However, the weather and fire ban must have kept many of the camper away. We gratefully accepted the smaller crowds. The site was what one would expect from a state park. There was a fire pit and picnic table. The site faced the woods and had water and electric at the site. The bathhouse was a short walk from our site. It was older, but generally clean throughout the weekend. There was no heat in the bathhouse, which made for cool evenings, but there was hot water for showers. The campground was older but in good shape. The trails and activities in the park were wonderful. We enjoyed the playgrounds, lakes, and hiking trails. The camp store had essentials and was convenient. The proximity to Kings Mountain National Battlefield was truly a plus and made our stay educational, as well as enjoyable. I would like to return in the late spring of summer. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Blackwood's Drive-In in Kings Mountain is a hidden gem for burgers and sandwiches.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Meadows of Dan Campground, Meadows Of Dan, Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The family decided to spend Labor Day Weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia at the last minute. We looked called the office at the Meadows of Dan Campground and were pleased that they had a site with water and power for Saturday and Sunday nights.

The campground is located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Meadows of Dan. The road into the park was filled with pot holes, but we were warned about them before arriving. The campground was fairly full with large trailers and RVS. We were the only tent trailer. The grounds are on a hill, but the sites were mostly level.

The facilities were clean and close to the camping loop. The restrooms were small, but nice. Each trailer site had water, electric, sewer, a fire ring, picnic table, and a charcoal grill. There is a small playground and athletic field near the sites. We especially enjoyed the large field and hill that allowed for some great stargazing on Sunday night.

The campground is near the town of Meadows of Dan with a small grocery store, gift shops, a restaurant, and a candy factory. One mile north on the Blue Ridge Parkway is Mabry Mill. Hillsville is 21 miles west and home to a large flea market/festival on Labor Day Weekend.

We enjoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer. We will return in the future. We camped at Meadows of Dan Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Flanners Beach Campground, New Bern, North Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Locally, this is known as Flanners Beach Campground in the Neuse River Recreation Area. We stayed here for four night in the middle of July with another family. They had a driving RV and we were in our pop-up.

The campground is small, 40 sites, but has quite a lot to offer. The sites are spacious and mostly private. They are clean and most are wooded. The small rest room on the north side is older and while it needs some attention, it is clean. The large restroom is clean, well maintained, and accessible. Water spigots are located throughout the loop. There is a dump station available for campers. The south end bathhouse is much nicer than the north end.

The park is very nice. There are hiking and biking trails surrounding the park. A picnic area adjacent to the campground. There is also a beach with swimming/fishing access on the Neuse River. Be warned, the river is very shallow at the beach. We needed to walk out over 1/4 mile to get to water waist deep.

The campground is located off Hwy 70 between New Bern and Havelock. There are many attractions and activities within a 45 minute drive, we enjoyed seeing New Bern, Fort Macon, the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, some time at the beach, and Beaufort.

Overall, a nice campground for a reasonable rate. We camped at Flanners Beach Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38-40
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground, Apex, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Cross Winds for Easter Weekend with five other families. We enjoyed camping on the lake with a small beach within walking distance. The kids enjoyed the water, kayaking, and riding their bikes around the campground. The sites are spacious, with plenty of room and trees between them. The sites are gravel and have a large pad with light post, fire ring/grill, and picnic table. The sites were clear of debris when we arrived. Water and electric we easily accessible. Trash cans were located every few sites and emptied twice each day. The roads through all three loops were well paved and a boat launch is available near the campground. The bath house was close to our sites and well lit. They were cleaned daily, but got messy toward the evening with heavy use. The showers were warm, with a push button access. We enjoyed our stay at Cross Winds and will return. It was convenient, clean, and fun for the entire family. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Arrowhead Campground, Troy, North Carolina

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

A MLK Weekend Camping trip with two families and a near empty campground. Arrowhead was clean and well maintained. The electrical service was adequate for our heat and other needs. The restrooms were clean with some heat and hot showers. The sites are of varying sizes, most back-in and some pull- throughs. All are fine for our pop-up, but larger units will need to select carefully. Each site has a table, grill, fire pit, and lantern post. Wood was scarce, but available from local vendors. The paved path around the campsite was nice for walking and would be good for bicycles. The Badin Lake trail is easily accessible and well maintained. We also enjoyed geocaching, finding 6 cages during the weekend. Overall we enjoyed the campground and will return. We camped at Arrowhead Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Shellbay Family Camping Resort, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We make an annual visit to Shellbay Campground and are never disappointed. The bathrooms and showers ($.25/4 min) were clean and uncrowded. The pool and hot tub were clean and refreshing. This is truly a family friendly campground. My children always meet new friends at the pool. They enjoy biking around the paved roads. They also enjoy the activities offered at the campground: Bingo Night, Sunday Church Services, the Cancer Fair (raise money for research), etc. I have been coming every summer for 40+ years and it gets better each year. We camped at Shellbay Family Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Poland Spring Campground, Poland, Maine

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

I must preface my comments with the fact that we used the campground solely for lodging as we visited family living nearby. That said, we were quite pleased with the campground and probably would have enjoyed it more if we had time to. First, we made our reservations online without a problem. We requested a group of sites that were not available and was assigned a different site with apologies. However, we received an e-mail before we arrived saying that there was a cancellation and they could honor our original request. Great customer service! Upon our arrival, we were given a list of the week's events and activities. It was super hero weekend and our kids wished they could participate in the festivities. The facilities were nice. The bathrooms and showers were clean and not crowded. The laundry facilities were easily accessible and also clean. Access to the lake was easy and the pool was very inviting. The people in the well stocked store were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely return again. We camped at Poland Spring Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Smuggler's Den Campground, Southwest Harbor, Maine

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Our stay at Smuggler's Den Campground was very nice. The people working there were very friendly and informative. I reserved online and received two e-mails within a day. One confirming our reservation and a more personal response. Our site was wooded and near the bathhouse. It was a small site and many in that area were placed very close together. That being said, it was quite and easy to get in and out of. The pool was very nice, but not heated. The bathhouse was clean and well stocked. Even with a large group of teen girls, my wife noted that the showers were well kept. The laundry facilities were also clean and convenient. The office has some basic essentials and lobsters. Yes, they had live lobsters for sale for a fair price and loan out pots for cooking. Probably the best feature of the campground for us is their hosting a stop for the Island Loop right at the office. Once we parked our car and trailer, we were able to use the FREE bus system to visit the island. This was a very nice addition. My family agreed that we would come back and use the campground again. Hopefully, the weather would be kinder and allow us to use more the campground amenities. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Crawford Notch State Park, Dry River Campground, Hart's Location, New Hampshire

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Tucked in Crawford Notch State Park, Dry River Campground is a rustic campground centrally located to Bartlett, Mt. Washington, Bretton Woods, Attitach, North Conway, and many other White Mountain activities. The campground is rustic, with no water or electric at the sites. There are pit toilets throughout the facility and a modern bath house with water, showers ($.25/ 3 minutes), laundry, and diswashing facilities. The bathhouse was very clean, even in rainy conditions. The campground was well kept with spacious, private sites. The attendents/rangers were available with wood to sell and change for showers. There was also a small information center as you enter. The dry river is small and fun to wade into, but do not be fooled by the "swimming hole" listed on the map. There was no depth for swimming and the water was quite cold. Overall, our family enjoyed the peace and solitude of Dry River Campground and would return. We camped at Crawford Notch State Park, Dry River Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground, Apex, North Carolina

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Nice North Carolina State Park Campground, clearly designed for lake access and use. We enjoyed the clean sites and grounds. The beach was open and well maintained. Each site had a fire pit with grill, picnic table, and light post. The sites were level and easy to navigate. The restrooms needed some attention. The hot showers were lukewarm and needed some cleaning. They were push button and needed constant pressure for water. This caused us to mark down an otherwise nice campground. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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