Date of Stay: August, 2015
This is a quiet, clean campground just south of Charlotte close to Carowinds and Cabelas. DO NOT follow GPS directions - you will be routed through a residential area. Use the directions provided on the website. The campground does have a number of long-term residents whose sites are mostly tidy. It is located on a hill so some of the sites are not completely level. Campsites are mix of gravel and asphalt. I believe that 50amp service is limited. If you absolutely require 50amp - call ahead. Long-term residents are generally working in the area, so evenings/nights are quiet. Sites in the center of the park are generally pull-through with back-in sites around the perimeter of the park. Wifi is on par with other campground Wifis - don't expect to stream movies, but you'll be able to pick up email. There is a large dog park. Unfortunately, many campers do not pick up after their dogs so it can be rather dirty. This should reflect on the pet owners NOT the campground. Campground staff does clean the dog park but can not keep up with lazy owners. There is a trailhead to a nice greenway along a little river that is easily accessible. There is no playground or pool. I didn't use the bathhouse or laundry so can't speak to those conditions. Office staff is friendly and helpful and does daily "ride-arounds" to check conditions. The park is being updated. I would expect to see more renovations in the future. If you are looking for quiet, safe place to explore Charlotte and surrounding areas - this is a good choice.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
Camped here with friends while rafting the Gauley River. This campground is located between highway 60 and the New River just above the confluence with the Gauley. There is some road noise due to the proximity of the highway, but you get to camp right on the river! Campsites are level, some are gravel, most are grass. If it's been rainy - be prepared for some mud. This trip was off-season so the campground was nearly empty. During the summer, the campground is well-populated. Wi-Fi is available, but I didn't use it. Restrooms are private rooms that contain both shower, toilet and sink. Restrooms were clean. I didn't use showers so can't speak to heat/pressure. Firewood is sold by the stick (your choice). Owners are onsite and keep a close eye on activity. I will definitely camp here again during Gauley Season.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
I stayed at Rifrafters over Labor Day weekend with fellow club-members. The campground was nearly full. The campground owners are super nice and very helpful. Bathrooms were spotless even over a holiday weekend. RV sites are level and several are well shaded. Our group used the pavilion for a communal dinner one evening. We did have to share with another group that was camped nearby. I think both groups made some new friends. The entrance to this campground is a bit intimidating as it is rather steep, but none of the RVs seems to have a problem.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
I stayed at this campground from mid-May through mid-September. There appeared to be some turmoil amongst the office staff - maybe settling into new ownership? I got mixed messages on whether mail could be delivered to the office. I was able to track down 2 of 3 mail packages with one package still MIA. The campground is heavily wooded and roads are narrow. Pulling a trailer through the campground requires strict attention. This is an active logging area - watch for logging trucks on the access road. This is a mountaintop campground, sites are not level. Be sure to bring plenty of levelers. Bathrooms are older and were not as clean as I like. Wi-Fi was available but I didn't use it. Reasonable reception of several over the air TV channels. NO Verizon data coverage in this part of WV. I was able to make/receive Verizon phone calls. My Sprint data service worked reasonably well. Small laundry room was clean and cheap.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Nice campground. Lots of trees provide shade (and some sap). Bathrooms are newly remodeled and spotless. Hand soap provided at the sinks. Owners are friendly and helpful. My FHU site was a concrete pad that I backed into easily. The road back to the tent sites was a pleasant walk for my dogs. I planned to stay 4 nights and due to a breakdown had to stay 6. I will definitely be back if my trailer ever gets fixed!
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Staff is friendly and helpful. Sites are level, pull through, and graveled. This campground has easy access to I-80 but the road noise is not too intrusive. Big (~1/4 acre) clean pet area. Laundry and bathrooms are clean with plenty of hot water. Trash pickup at your site. Food wagon on site will deliver to your site. Well stocked store. Activities planned on weekends. Free Wi-Fi. Propane refills on site. As a single female camper, I feel safe in this campground. Rates based on monthly stay.