Date of Stay: May, 2016
LOVE this place. Our rate included 2 dogs and no discount. Well worth the money. Tight getting in and out, but sites spacious once your settled in. All grass and need leveling. Owners trying to grow new grass and ask for "breathable" mats only. Some sites face the beach, some don't. Be sure to call and discuss with extremely friendly and helpful staff if this will be an issue for you. Bath house modern and spotless. Grocery stores, pharmacy, restaurants w/i easy drive. Probably crazy here in season, but our stay was perfect . Will be back .
Date of Stay: May, 2016
Overnight stay on the way to OBX. That's about all it's good for. Out of the way and really nothing in the area. No one in office from 4pm Saturday until Monday morning so bring cash unless you want to write you credit card number on a card in a very unsecure box! A few permanent residents whose sites could have used a bit of sprucing up but otherwise we were the only guests there. Big grass spots, level and pull through for any size rig. No need to unhook your tow. Bathhouse absolutely spotless with handicap shower and toilet stall. Would stay again.
Date of Stay: November, 2015
The staff is so super helpful and friendly that I feel bad saying anything negative . But, we reserved sites months ago to meet friends and they "weren't available" when we got there. We were put on the main road into the campground and the sites were so tight that our friends could not open their awning all the way. Not fun, as it rained all 3 days we were there . I checked out the sites we reserved and while not large, would have given us more space. The kids playground was 10 ft from our door, but there were no kids in the campground so at least it was quiet from that standpoint. Now the real issue, traffic. The back of this campground is long term RV residents, lots of long term residents, and a "village" of cabins, lots of cabins, and the traffic in and out of this area never stops. Day and night, cars, trucks and golf carts coming and going right by our sites. Noisy, stinky, distracting and unacceptable. I'm sorry to say we won't return.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
This park is enormous, spotless, very well maintained with a friendly attentive staff. BUT..not all spots are created equal. We called for a reservation months ago and I feel like we were given this spot (323) because they knew that we wouldn't know what we were getting and no one else would take it. There was about 3 feet of grass between us and the motor home next to us and the fire ring was literally under the motor homes slid out. Yes, they came and immediately replaced it, but why do you put people with reservations in this spot w/o telling them what to expect! You can't tell me there was nothing else available when we made the reservation. We barely had room to open our awning and our table was right next to the sewer hook up and in the hot sun since we didn't have enough room to move it under the awning. Not very appetizing to say the least. The space was so tight that there was no breeze and with only one small tree you couldn't sit outside on a very hot weekend. Every other spot I observed in my walks had open spaces with room for tents, canopies, chairs and large parties. I called the minute we pulled into the spot, but of course there was nothing else available. There are other smaller campgrounds in the area and we will look into these when we return in the Fall. I feel like they took advantage of us not knowing what we were getting and I'm VERY disappointed and will not return.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
Outstanding owners. Park is a work in progress and needs still needs work, but the area where we stayed with the cabins is very nice. Easy access to I-85 and nice dog run. Would definitly return.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
I agree with everything others have said. Big beautiful scenic campground with lots of activities and road in is a nail-biter for big rigs. Bathrooms could be taken care of a little better and definitely need some updating! (Same dead bug on the floor for 3 days before someone finally mopped). BUT, while I do understand the need for seasonal residents, I wish there could be a designated area for them. Seasonal campers are scattered all over the campground. Some trailers really need to be cleaned up and repaired, others just look like cheap gift shops with lights, flags, spinning plastic flowers, plastic animals, gnomes, trolls, flags, etc.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Unfortunate, this park is going the way of all Jellystone parks. Full of construction for new cabins and over the top water parks. It's geared for families with kids and not much else. Golf carts are for rent and have become a major headache flying all over the park at all hours. That said, the staff is wonderful and very helpful, cable is still a work in progress and ours was not great. They also have some water drainage issues on the upper level near the bath house and we had to change sites when we got there after a heavy rain. Bath houses could use some updates, but are very clean and taken care of. If your looking to have a fun time with kids or grand kids, this is the place (age restriction for water slide so read the rules carefully), but if your an older couple wanted to R & R this is not the place for you.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Kids and construction, lots of both. New Cabins going in, building a new store and work on getting the place ready after a long, cold, snowy winter. Noisy and dusty from construction machinery and lots of activity from staff training and cleaning up. Seems like the only adult guests were some overnighters. Water features still closed, but, there was still lots of activities for the kids, including a schedule of events every few hours. If your looking for a family kid friendly place to camp, this is it. If your looking for peace, quiet, and relaxation look some place else. Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Facilities are older, but well maintained and clean. I plan on going back this summer after all the construction is completed, but this time with my grand kids.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Except for very weak water pressure in the showers, this campground is perfect. Stayed for 2 week days before the weekend crowd and it was perfect. Site right on the river, fell asleep to the sound of rushing water. Cleanest restrooms I've ever seen in any campground. Will return as soon as possible.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
This was our Maiden Voyage in a motor home so we asked for a pull through as we were still getting used to backing up. BIG mistake. All the pull through sites are on a main road with traffic coming and going at all hours. headlights shine into the motor home all night and you are so close to I-40 that the big rigs practically shake the coach. I found the office staff friendly and helpful, but the facility is definitely not a 10 as Good Sam has it listed. The bath houses are old, and they show their age. I probably won't return.