Date of Stay: July, 2016
Not our cup of tea. It was ok at it's very best. It does have good potential with some work. Negatives: Our site was not level. It was a mixture of grass and dirt. The picnic table was in terrible shape and what we considered unusable. Other campsite tables seemed ok. The sites are close together. A good bit of permanent RV's. Would be nice if they separated them. We have no problem with people living in their RV, but the sites were not kept neat and clean. They were full of crap (and yes we mean crap). One site (2 sites up from us) had a large propane tank on site. The wheels of the 5th wheel were going flat on one side. Some sites had tall grass around the RV as if they didn't weed eat around it. Could not locate Wi-Fi on my iPhone as the local Wi-Fi (Banjo) was not visible. I could see it sometimes with the MacBook, but was only able to connect once over the entire weekend and it was pretty slow. Phone reception spotty (ATT) as well. Would fluctuate from one bar to no service without moving. Positives: Lots of things for kids to do. Didn't use the facilities so we can't really give any info on those. Our daughter had fun in the game room/arcade. The store seemed ok. Only saw it when I checked in. Not too far from Asheboro and the NC Zoo. Would stay again for a day or weekend, but would probably be more selective on our site. If they would come through and regrade the sites and make them at least gravel, then it would make it a little better. Also, put the permanent residents in a separate location. Or make them keep their sites tidy and clean.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Nice county park with lots to do. Sites are paved and well maintained. Nothing fancy to the landscaping. Most sites will require some sort of leveling. About 10 sites are pretty well sloped (front/back) and would be better suited for trailers that can level with tongue jack. Over all a great value and we will definitely return.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Where should we start? Let's start with the plus'. The staff were great. Very friendly and inviting. The location was beautiful. Rolling hills and views of some mountains. They had some activities for the kids and our daughter enjoyed the scavenger hunt, craft time, and the apple cider social. Now to the negatives. Sites are small. The road (H area) we were on was bad. There were ruts where it apparently rained hard and then getting into the sites there were rough. Our site was not level either way you looked at it. With our slides out, we were at the edge of the campsite behind us. If someone were camping there, they wouldn't of been able to have a campfire as it was literally only 2' away. If we had a slide on the front side of ours, we wouldn't be able to have a fire ourselves. Trying to get out was bad because due to the ruts and elevation changes of the road and sites, we almost dragged our stabilizers. That with a tree, it was almost tragic. But we worked it out. There did appear to be some better sites on the other rows. My recommendation is to leave your camper at the check in place and walk over to where they want you to park and check it out first. I wish we had done this ourselves. But all in all, it was a great visit. We will definitely return and hope to get a better site.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Very nice and quiet campground. Everything was kept up nicely. Things were freshly painted all around. You saw the KOA work crew come by several times a day, picking up trash. The laundry facility was small, but very very clean. They had a TV inside it as well as a TV room next to it with a bigger tv. The pool appeared to clear and clean. We did not use it, but there were plenty of people using it. The cable was a little fuzzy on our site and there were some people there long term that had many, and I mean many pots of plants all around their site. We think that took away a little. But we would definitely stay there again. One of the hosts was very friendly, as were all the staff we came in contact with. Location is good. Not far from downtown Wilmington and not too far from Wrightsville Beach.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
First of all, let me say that this is a pretty park. Although the sites are on top of each other, they are clean and well kept. The picnic tables are really nice as well. That's where our positives end. While checking in, I was lectured on the do's and do not's. Aside from the 18 rules (19th one was a "if you read all the rules come get a free gift"), I was informed that it was OK to check email and Google a few things, but do not download movies, do not go on Facebook, etc, because their Wi-Fi is on satellite and they only have so much bandwidth. If they go over the bandwidth, then the Internet service provider will cut them off for 24 hours and they use it for business reasons as well. The place is more dog friendly than it is kid friendly. Around 9:15 some kids were playing near the pavilion and the owners came on 2 separate times to tell them that it was quiet time. Quiet time is 10 PM there. It's on their rules and on the sign next to where the kids were. The kids were not loud either. The next day, the kids were playing in the creek and tossing rocks. The owner comes and tells them to stop doing it that they paid to have those rocks put there. The parents of the kids were both there and nothing was said to them. There is nothing else there for kids to do at all. The wife and daughter went into the store there and she felt as if the owner kept watching them as if they were doing something wrong. They do have a dog walk area which is nice. But there are rules all over the place about your pets. Not only on the long list of rules which mention that dog wastes leave bacteria and germs in the grass. (What?!) All in all, we didn't feel welcome here. We had a child and a dog. We've read the reviews and mention about it on forums, but didn't believe it was going to be as bad as we found it. We felt so over-watched that we decided not to attend the potluck. Our neighbors did and they said felt like outsiders there. No one would talk to them or eat their food. Both us and neighbors on both sides felt like there was a select group that went there often. We will not return. If we were ever to do it, it would be when we are much much older, without kids and probably without a pet.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Nice little park with a great staff. I originally called the morning of our arrival day to cancel due to the inclimate weather. Later that day the weather turned out to be real nice. My wife called to see if we could still come and they said yes and reversed the cancellation fee. The sites are decent. We were in site 22 I believe. It was a pull through. A little unlevel from front to back, but no major issue. The park is right next to the BRP. So if you are traveling it, this is a great place for you to stop.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
We have heard so many great things about this place that we wanted to give it a shot. While it was not a total let down, it was one of the worst COE campgrounds that we have stayed in. It just didn't seem kept up as nice as others we have stayed at. Many of the pads needed work. A lot were on top of each other, which is something we never really experienced at other COE campgrounds. The beach was closed, but was told by the attendant that we could go swimming at another park down the road and get access with our pass. We went down there and was told there was no swimming areas open on the lake at all due to the low water. That attendant seemed irritated that the other attendants were sending people down there. Upon leaving we went to dump at the the dump station in our area (B) and it was full. We had to go to the other area to dump. I did like the firewood thing. It was by donation to "Friends of the Lake" and you got more firewood than you do at other places.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
Great little park. The owners were very nice. Plenty of activities for the kids which was very nice. Wi-Fi, was OK. Had to reconnect every once in a while. Pool was clean. Store was stocked well and decently priced. The restaurant had great food. We ordered the barbeque and wings and both were great. They will even deliver it to your site. The site we had was a good size. The only downfall to it was that the water was on the opposite side. Our hose would not reach, but the nice guy who escorted us to our site gave us one to use. This was a very nice touch for the park, even though they sell water hoses in the store. There were also horses and ponies around the park and they were giving pony rides. We will definitely return!
Date of Stay: April, 2011
What a gem! I didn't want to make the drive back home from Destin in one day and wanted to break it up. So I looked on the map and Brunswick, Georgia was about half way. I did some research on the internet and found Coastal GA RV Resort online. It appeared decent and at $36 with a Good Sam discount, I figured we couldn't go wrong. And boy, was I right! The lady working the front desk was very nice and welcoming. She told me the park was only 2 years old. The office smelled brand new and looked it to. The park is an oasis to me. You pull in and the sites are all leveled concrete pull through. There is lush grass on both sides. The sites are separated by landscaping of bushes and a couple of magnolia trees. This is the first time we have come across these, but it had a pole with everything on it. On one side was the electric hook ups, on the other was the cable. At the base was the water. And then they had a separate spigot for washing with. The poles were kind of what you might see on docks for boats. Very nice and professional looking. There was a lake there, shuffleboard, clean pool, laundry, conference center, game room and the bath houses were secured with doors with coded locks. They gave you the code when you checked in, as well as how to log into the Wi-Fi. I saw 3 or 4 Wi-Fi antennas throughout the park, so it should of not been an issue. I would of tried it, but my laptop was not working. The cable reception was the best I've seen around. Crystal clear! We will definitely be back here. St Simons Island and Jekyll Island are not that far away. We drove out to St Simons for dinner and had a great dinner at the Crap Trap there. Price reflects Good Sam Discount.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
We stayed here about 10 years ago, and had a terrible stay. The place has different owners and it was a lot better. This is still not my favorite campground and will probably choose a different one next time, but my choice should not discourage anyone from staying here by any means. Pros: Staff is great and friendly. Smiled and greeted us when we arrived. Escorted us to our site and helped us back in. Delivered firewood to the site since we bought a bunch. Always smiled and waved when passing by on their golf cart. I needed a sewing needle to stitch something up and went to the office to see if they sold a sewing kit. They didn't but the manager had one behind the counter that she let me borrow. Activities: The activities for the kids were plentiful. They had trick or treating, a haunted house, movie, arts and crafts, etc. Cons: I visited the bathhouse one time. While it was modern enough, the 2 stalls in it were dirty. One still had "remains" from a previous visitor and the other ones had black stuff (might of been wet dirt) on the floor. I didn't stay. And I had just seen a cleaning person leaving the bathhouse. Never went back in there, so I don't know how long it stayed like that. But I did see the cleaning person go down there often which seemed like at least once an hour. The sites aren't marked very well. Seems like one site just flows into another. They are all very close together as well. Cable TV did not work well at all. I thought it was ours, but my sister's site had bad cable TV as well as the cable in my other sister's cabin. Wi-Fi was sort of sporadic. I could get a signal in parts of my site, but would lose it in other parts. While there were a lot more pros about the kids activities, the major con to me was that just about everything cost something. I can understand the arts and crafts, but other stuff should be included in the camping price. Location: while deep in the park, it's a pretty view, getting there is not the best. Right before you enter the chain link fence, you feel like you are driving through a scene from the movie "Deliverance." You also get the great sound of dogs (sounded like bloodhounds) barking, from a residence outside the park. Not to include the sound of machinery. All in all a good trip, somethings can be changed, others can't and will always hurt this place.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
Awesome place! The spaces were large. Plenty of room between you and the next camper. We were in space 71: about 20 yards to the campers in front of us as we looked at the back of two of them, and about 10 yards or so to the campsite behind us. The bathrooms and showers were fairly clean. If you go at night, take a flashlight. We could see the bathhouse from our camper, but it gets really dark out here and you can't see where the pavement and grass meets. The crickets serenaded us at night and the pretty big butterflies danced for us during the day. There are lot of trails to hike and trout fishing to be done if you like to do that. We would of given this place a 10 if they had sewer hookups. The best thing, is this little oasis is only around an hour from our home. We will be returning very soon!
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We have stayed here years ago in our pop-up camper and decided to come back with our new travel trailer. We have stayed at Unicoi numerous times over the last 11 years: both in the campground and in the Lodge and have never had a bad experience. We stayed in the full hook up area. The sites were adequate. Nothing fancy. On the spot we chose we were able to position our camper to open the slide outs around the electric/water posts, but we were not able to open the awning due to a tree. Which was fine because you are under a canopy of trees anyway. The bathrooms were clean and modern. I did not use the shower. There is also laundry facilities at the bathhouse. We did have a bear come through the campsites one evening which brought some excitement. There is so much to do at Unicoi SP as well as Helen. You can go swimming, canoeing, fishing at the state park as well as mountain bike and hike its many trails. There is also Anna Ruby Falls which is a fun thing to do. In Helen, you have to go tubing. I don't care if it's the only thing you get to do, you have to do it! There are many shops and restaurants here. One of our favorite restaurants is the Troll Tavern. It's fun to sit outside and watch the tubers go by. Also, don't forget to stop by Nora Mills Granary and get some grits to take home, amongst a bunch of other things they sell.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
I really can not say more than what others have already said. This is a great State Park. Yes, Wi-Fi would of been nice, but I don't expect this at a state park. The staff was extremely friendly. When my wife locked us out of the camper, the lady at the front gate gave my wife her cell phone to keep until the locksmith arrived. Little things like that, go a long way!
Date of Stay: April, 2010
We stayed here during spring break and had a great time. While we have been to Lakewood before about 10 years ago, it was the place we picked to initially store our new travel trailer we bought this year. The park is a great place for a family. It is located right on the beach. You can have great views of the ocean from certain spots. Although the sites are not huge and fancy, they are adequate for your stay. The park offers a lot of things to do: indoor/outdoor pools/hot tub, basketball courts, shuffleboard, arcade, kids activities, church services, fishing, canoeing/pedal boating, mini golf, store/gift shop with restaurant and great ice cream! There is also Snappy Zappys. You can call them up and order food and it will be delivered to your site. Everything we have orderd from them has been great and the prices are good too. There is also a very clean laundry facility on the site as well. I'm sure I've left out something, but all in all it's a great place to stay.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
We have never stayed at a KOA before. We had so not great impressions of them. But I will tell you we were pleasantly surprised. Although the price was a bit high for not being on the ocean, we enjoyed our short stay. We chose this KOA because they were one of the only places that allow you to stay for one night. We were picking up our travel trailer out of storage from another campground and wanted to stay the one night and this was the only place available. The staff was very friendly. Everyone we came in contact with, greeted us and asked us how we were doing. We were escorted to our site where they helped guide us onto the level site. The restrooms were clean, but could use a little updating. My daughter really enjoyed the pool and air pillow trampoline thing. It was a very quiet and peaceful place. The store has some very basic stuff for sale in it. I do believe they have hot coffee as well. We would definitely stay again. The only real negative thing was the price.