Date of Stay: September, 2014
This campground is excellent if what you need is a really convenient location to park your RV near the speedway, the University area of Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, Concord or Kannapolis. There is easy access from I-85 and I-485. The pull-through sites are big-rig friendly--they are long enough for the longest RVs and wide enough for slide-outs. The term "resort" implies amenities and that's a stretch here. There is no pool and the play area is tiny. We haven't used the laundry facilities recently, but on previous stays, we found the laundry facilities to be average. Water pressure is always good. There is no cable, but there is nothing to block satellite reception. Rates are extremely reasonable when it's not Race Week. During Race Week, rates are high, but the location is perfect for getting to and from the speedway.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
This campground is a convenient place for Carowinds park-goers to stay, but rates are high when the amusement park is open. However, the campground is open year round, and off-season rates are more reasonable. Camp Wilderness is also very convenient for visiting Uptown Charlotte--it's only a few minutes to the South Blvd LYNX (i.e., light rail) station--and Pineville, the new Outlet Mall at Steele Creek, Fort Mill and Rock Hill, SC are only a few minutes away. There is easy access from I-77 and I-485. I-85 and the Charlotte airport are also near by. The pull-through sites are paved, reasonably level and big-rig friendly. There are grills and picnic tables at each site. However, there is no cable TV available, and there are only one or two sites that aren't heavily shaded by very large trees, so satellite reception can be a problem. There is no on-site trash pickup, but there are conveniently located dumpsters. The pool is seasonal and the hours are the same as the pools in the amusement park. There are times when the campground is in the flight path for the Charlotte airport. When it is, flight noise can be annoying. The park office closes early (around 6:00 PM), and the lodge bathrooms and showers, and the laundry area are locked up when office closes. However, there aren't that many places in the Charlotte area where you can stay with an RV, so Camp Carowinds is a reasonable alternative.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
We spent a month, so our nightly rate reflects a monthly price discount. This is a very nice campground with large level sites. All sites are back-in, but big-rig friendly with plenty of room to maneuver. There is very easy access from US 441/74. There is a walking trail along the Tuckaseegee River and river access for fishing, rafting or swimming. The guest hosts couldn't have been nicer--very helpful, friendly and welcoming! Only downside is some road noise and no pool but, overall, we liked this campground very much and would definitely stay there again.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Point South is one of our favorite KOAs and we stay there regularly when we are traveling on I-95. Definitely recommended! The pros are: (1) The Swimming Mermaid Coffee House. You can get delicious coffee, wine, pizza, wings and ice cream! They will also deliver pizza to your site. There is wine tasting every night at 6:30 PM. The wines are local to the Carolinas and Georgia, and there is a very nice selection with something for every taste. (2) Very convenient location with easy access to I-95, and it's about half-way between Charleston and Savannah. (3) Although there are no concrete pads, sites are reasonably level and nicely-shaded. (4) Free cable. (4) Free Wi-Fi (5) Pool and hot tub (6) The staff is always friendly, helpful and welcoming. We also spent a night there last month and we had our 7 year old grandson with us. While we tasted wine, he ate pizza and got to color a Point South KOA backpack with fabric markers. We all had a great time! We don't travel with pets, but Point South is very dog-friendly with a new K-9 Kamp area for dogs to run around. The cons are--and these wouldn't be negatives for everyone: (1) Our Verizon phones had a very weak signal--enough to text, but not enough to make phone calls. (2) We couldn't get a satellite signal because of the the trees, but since there is cable, it wasn't really a problem.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Stayed four nights in a motorhome with slide-outs. Overall, this is one of the least appealing KOAs we've stayed at. Although the location was convenient, we will not stay here again unless absolutely necessary. Pros are: (1) convenient location close to I-10; (2) pull-through sites had plenty of width for slide-outs and length for the toad; (3) although sites are shaded, we were able to get a satellite signal; (4) good Verizon coverage for phones and jetpack. Cons are: (1) campground runs along I-10 and road noise was an issue--we could hear the traffic inside the coach with the A/C running; (2) no paved sites and although the sites are reasonably level, the roads were bumpy. Very sandy and the fine sand gets everywhere if you're not extra careful. (3) grass needed mowing. (4) Pool was old and unappealing--did not look well-maintained. (5) no cable TV (6) no Wi-Fi at sites--in office only. (7) Visually unappealing--there appear to be a number of older, poorly-maintained RVs which appear to be "permanent" scattered around the campground.