Date of Stay: October, 2014
We stayed here four nights and loved it. Great people keep it looking like new. You can hear the train and I-95 traffic if you listen for it, but we didn't find them loud enough to be objectionable. Neither our RV760 GPS nor the one built in to our CRV would have ever gotten us to the park, but as always we verified the route with maps before leaving home. The instructions on the Web site are simple and correct, and we had no trouble finding the place. We couldn't find a dog-friendly restaurant in Roanoke Rapids, but there are two in nearby Weldon that have great food. It's true that this is not your place if you are looking for theme parks, IMAX, Costco or shopping meccas, but there is more than enough to see and do if you are interested in America's history. Sites are a little short for a 40 ft MH and toad. They do have auxiliary parking if you protrude too much for safety. DW can't wait to go back.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
Rate is for deluxe patio site with KOA Kard discount. We love this camp ground and the city. We were escorted to our site which was under one of the few large oak trees on the grounds. I asked our escort about satellite reception and was told that he had seen many motor homes with the dish up, so he assumed that it was OK. I wish I had asked for a different site. Not only did we lose satellite every time the wind blew, we were bombarded with acorns as well. The cable is OK and free, but I've been spoiled with DVR service. I found out that our tripod wiring didn't work, so I also got a new project from the trip as well.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Rate is for Zone Pass holders. Nice and quiet, except for occasional ordinance testing about 15 miles away. Managed to get good DirecTV shot at site B26. Not easy here - many, many trees. Didn't use Off quickly enough and got mosquito bitten every day. We'll go back, but probably not when it's hot and damp because of the bug bites. Don't believe your GPS when you come. One of ours tried to send us down a dirt road, and the other took us down a permanently closed road over a dam whose road had washed away.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Enjoyed our stay again this time, but they continue to have water problems. The site we originally wanted didn't have water, and its neighbor had a hose strung to an adjacent site because it was dry too. They repaired one section of the park with new water and power, but they charge $5 per night extra to stay in that section. That section is not upgraded, just fixed. Not a big deal to go from $0 TT member price to $5, it's just aggravating. It also causes the other two sections to be crowded while the "premium" section is sparsely used. We'll be back, but not as happily as before.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Nice folks and well-kept campground. Lots of trees, so satellite is iffy, but over-the-air channels are adequate. Not much grass because of the trees. A little noisy from I-64, but site selection can minimize or eliminate this issue. Good 4G coverage from Verizon Wireless. Not a nice place to be during heavy rain due to poorly managed runoff, but campground drains quickly when the rain stops. Very dark at night, and flashlights are definitely necessary when walking after dark. We'll repeat, but only when the forecast is for clear weather.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Great variety in types of sites. From secluded woodsy getaway sites to clusters of long-term neighborhoods, variety abounds. Verizon Wireless coverage is good, but only 3G. Good camp store. Only negative is that the toilets serving B and C section don't flush well, and require two cycles to get the job done. They may be early-version low water devices, or legacy fixtures that have been converted to low consumption units. Regardless, they all need replacing. This caused a Sunday morning surprise as all fixtures were unusable due to leftovers from previous patrons.