Date of Stay: August, 2012
We stayed here for 3 days. While I have read other reviews saying the people are rude or that this place is like "Deliverance." It is very far from that. The people here were very nice and while it is out in the middle of nowhere, the whole area is beach country. There may not be a whole lot of town nearby, but even down near Kitty Hawk you will only find cheap surf shops and only expensive shopping: no Target, Old Navy, or such places for miles. Back to the campground. It was very clean, well cared for, and felt safe and homey. My husband works on the road so our travel is not leisure and his hours are sometimes late. This place locks its gates up at 11 with no way of getting in or out, which I am not a fan of. I do not like to be locked inside of anywhere. I have a toddler and baby on the way which means if something were to go wrong in the night I would have to take time to hunt someone and a key down, before dealing with any emergency. So very inconvenient and inconsiderate on their part. Although they did work with us and finally found a spare key for hubby to use. I also have a slight problem with there being no shade or trees of some kind around the playground for the children. My 3 year old actually stopped playing after 30 minutes and told me she was too hot and it was too bright. Not typical of a child when there is such a large play area. Also only two washers and dryers in a very small room. Bathrooms and showers were clean though and store had quite a variety. Also it is summertime and most of the temporary visit spots have no shade either, so one can imagine how hot a trailer gets. We were asked (for the first time ever) if we had ac and if we were going to use it. Uh duh: who would not use their ac in this kind of heat? Not happy with the $10 a day extra charge for that. Also, they had no knowledge of fishing permits and no free fishing. Most campgrounds I have been to, are private property which means a license is not needed. Would only stay here again if we came to the area for work. My idea of a beach vacation is more along the lines of Myrtle Beach where places stay open past 9pm.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
My family stayed here for 4 days. The place itself is very nice, clean, and well kept to the point that it does feel a bit commercialized but still relaxing. The staff we dealt with were very nice and helpful. Plenty of clean bathrooms and showers. The biggest plus for me is how large the laundry room was, most campgrounds have two washers and dryers a piece and very hot rooms. This place had a big laundry room with a/c, a folding table, working change machine, and even set a hanging rack inside. The pool is medium sized. The playground could use a little updating. The small paddle boats are a nice feature to the little pond. The sites are easy to maneuver into and the road is paved. Town is very close so it is easy to go out for dinner or get groceries without a long drive. My only problem was the internet. Although they advertise fast service it actually is horrible. The Wi-Fi is incredibly slow if you can even get connected at all. Verizon cell phones pick up not service, and Sprint while getting somewhat of a signal, still is slow so make plans to be pretty much cut off from online or making any cell phone calls since they will get dropped. Also in my own opinion, I think children 5 and under should be free yet we were charged +$3 per night for my 3 year old.