My wife and I have been retired for 11 years and started RVing in 2011. Since our RVing start up we have travelled extensively throughout Southwestern, Western, Northwestern, Midcontinent, Great Lake, Rocky Mountain, and Southeastern regions of the US. Our trips have also included a 4 month trip to Alaska, the Canadian Rockies and Yukon Territory. We love the adventure of the open road; seeing the incredible sights and meeting the wonderful people of this great country.
Date of Stay: April, 2017
Camping at Cheraw SP was a very pleasant experience. The park is easy to get to (even on back country roads), to enter and to exit. The entrance is on the opposite side of the lake from the campground. We proceeded to our reserved site and after unhooking, and setting up we registered at the camp office. The check in is simple and quick and the lady checking us in was most pleasant. The CG is small (17 sites) and spaciousness varies but no site is on top of your neighbor. Six sites are right on the lake but the others should have at least a partial view of the water. All sites have 50 amp electric or lower, and water. Sites also have picnic tables, fire pit which can be used for grilling, and a pole for hanging a lantern. Most sites are level or need only minor leveling. Sites are shady and overall are pleasant being right on the water and in a quiet location. Restroom was older but well kept and clean with hand soap and paper towels at the sinks. Showers were fine. The real highlights of the park are the 300 acre lake which permits boating (no gas powered), canoeing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding and fishing. There are good hiking and biking and horseback riding areas. The other big ticket is a championship golf course which is certainly the Augusta National of public courses in SC and at great greens fees. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the surrounding area is and the beauty of it all. The town of Cheraw is worth a visit to see some fantastic historical homes in perfect condition and still lived in.
Date of Stay: February, 2017
We have stayed here twice and enjoyed the park both times, once in summer and most recently this winter. The park has boating, hiking, fishing and lake swimming, and is an easy 30+ minute drive to many activities in the Chapel Hill and Raleigh areas. Closer in, Fearrington Village offers several great restaurants and upscale shopping. The sites are large and most offer nice privacy. There are also buddie sites for those travelling with other campers. The water (in spring thru fall) and electric hookups worked well and the site was nicely paved and included a large outdoor living area with picnic table, fire pit, and lantern hook. Our site backed very near to the shore and had beautiful views of the lake and sunset. In the summer most sites appear to be well shaded. Only electric is available in the winter months but water can be obtained at the dump or at the rest room locations. This is a great location to either kick back on a beautiful site and just relax or to see all the attractions that the nearby area has to offer. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2016
We have stayed here many times and have always found this park to be a gem. The sites are paved pads, all with full hookups and good cable and wifi. While I would not say that the sites are spacious, they are not cramped and should handle most any size rig. Most sites have at least partial shade as a canopy of very large trees is throughout the campground. All sites have good picnic tables. The one word of caution is to pick your site carefully as leveling your unit can be a problem on sites 25-35. These sites range from poor to very poor on my leveling scale and sites 31-35 would be very challenging to level your rig. This is no secret as lots of other reviews point this out too. Just beware that you will need lots of leveling skills and materials on these sites. Otherwise this is a great park that has lots of amenities in the nearby Tanglewood County Park. The campground and the county park were at one time the estate of William Neal Reynolds who was the brother of tobacco king R J Reynolds. The park fee is part of your camping fee so no additional park charge is placed on campers. Within the park and just outside of the campground are biking, jogging, and walking trails. The park also has a separate mountain biking area for vaious skill levels plus a BMX track (truly a bikers dream park). The park also includes 2 18 hole championship golf courses as well as a 18 hole par 3 course. There is a pool and waterpark area, tennis area, and stable area for horseback riding. If that's not enough to do, there is a small lake for light fishing and paddleboating. The old estate home is now a B&B and you can stroll the gardens and through the arboretom. You can easily spend a week in the area which includes the old Salem historic settlement, Winston Salem, Wake Forrest University, and the estate of RJ Renolds. This is really a great area to camp and visit.