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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Lake Gaston Campground, Littleton, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

There's a lot to love about this campground. Lots of waterview spots even factoring in the permanent sites. The place is impeccably clean and the staff was universally friendly and helpful. The manager clearly loves her campground and her campers and wants to make sure she does everything she and her staff can to make each person's stay memorable. The "Trading Post" is a store that has most of the essentials (both RV and convenience store items) as well as a grill where you can get breakfast, lunch, etc. The grill part wasn't open on the Thursday when I arrived, but it was open the rest of my weekend. Prices at the Trading Post are extremely reasonable and you don't feel like you're being price-gouged for convenience. The only two not completely positive items stopping me from a "10" out of "10" were the unpaved roads through the campground and the lack of working WiFi for most of my visit. But those two things pale next to all the other amenities at the place like the pool, multiple beaches, availability (not through the campground but through third party people) to rent pontoon boats, kayaks, etc. The other very impressive thing were the sheer number of staff people here taking care of everything very quickly and efficiently. I had an electrical problem (which turned out to be of my own making) and someone was here literally in five minutes. Anyway, this is my new fave and they'll be seeing a lot of me. :) We camped at Lake Gaston Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Littleton, which is about five miles away has virtually everything you would ever need. A Piggly Wiggly, multiple dollar stores, hardware store, etc. and a few miles the other direction are some really nice restaurants right on the water like The Pointe (excellent too). Some on here have complained about cell phone reception, but I had zero issues with Internet or phone access using my Verizon hotspot.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Kerr Lake SRA, Hibernia Campground, Henderson, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

I'm working my way through all the Kerr Lake state parks, and so far this is at the top of my list. Many of these are similar, but this one in particular has many (not just a couple) sites that are literally right on the water, some of them even with "beaches" or at least areas where you or a dog can walk right into the water. It's clean, they've added nice wood decking to a couple sites and according to the Host are going to be doing a lot more upgrades in the coming year. A couple of downsides that aren't the park's fault: Hard to get any TV stations via antenna here since it's so far from a major metro, but DirecTV works fine if you pick the right site with line of site. Also, I have both a Verizon and an AT&T phone. Despite the fact that the AT&T coverage map shows strong coverage all around here, I had almost zero signal strength. Verizon, on the other hand, was strong LTE the whole time...just an FYI for planning purposes. The host greeted me almost immediately when I checked in and pointed me to some free firewood, and told me about the gates being locked and unlocked at certain times, and the rangers were friendly. I'm not going to tell you which sites are best because....I want them all for myself :) We camped at Kerr Lake SRA, Hibernia Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
103
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

I travel without a car, so I have a little 50cc scooter. There's a Dollar Store about 7 miles away that has almost anything you'd need other than meat. ANy kind of dry or canned grocery you can think of plus all the other things Dollar Stores have. There's also a little store right at the intersection of 39 and Hibernia Rd. that serves breakfast and sandwiches and is open 7 days a week (gas too.)

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Walnut Hills Campground (formerly Staunton / Walnut Hills KOA), Staunton, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

My first stay in a commercial park (as opposed to a state or federal park), and I was very pleasantly surprised. I arrived at 9 a.m. of the day I was to check in, obviously very early, but they were fine with it, charging me a $3 early arrival fee. (Since nobody was in the site I reserved and it's the time of season where not many of the amenities are available (pool, etc.) I would have preferred no additional charge, but what are you going to do. It's a nice park with spots not too close to each other and angles in such a way (at lakefront anyway) that I really didn't feel claustrophobic. My only issues are with water (a little brown but fine when filtered) and cable (a cheap splitter was connected to my next door neighbor's site to allow connectivity for my site (by the owners, not me). This should be fixed. It's above ground, not protected and provides pretty crappy cable signals. On the plus side (utility wise) the wifi is excellent in terms of signal strength. I was at one of the spots furthest from the office and shower area, and still had very good signal. When the park was packed (last night for Halloween) the speed was very sluggish, but right now with almost as many people here, it's working well. Sites here are mostly level, and the service and staff is excellent. (They pick up trash at your site daily, sell and deliver wood to your site for a very reasonable price, etc.) I will definitely return. I stayed in lot 24 -- a very nice lot, although no sewer at this specific one. That was fine for my three night stay We camped at Walnut Hills Campground (formerly Staunton / Walnut Hills KOA) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Kerr Lake SRA - Kimball Point Campground, Henderson, North Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This place is a hidden gem, at least based on the reviews on this site which are few and far between for Kerr Lake. Maybe some stay away because of the "Army Corp" designation, I don't know but this is at the very top of the list of places I have travelled with my 31 foot MH. I'm in the final day of my stay right now, parked literally 10 feet from the water, listening to the small waves break on the shore. I love this place so much I just made four reservations for next year. I'm in Kimball Point 2 which has decent space between sites as opposed to 1 which is a little more "communal" but still exceptional. A 20 foot walk from my door is a small sandy beach area where I've been throwing the ball for my Chessy to the point where he's exhausted:) I realize it's late in the season (in fact, the last weekend this particular campground is open until spring) but it's quiet, clean and the views are just stunning. Power and water are perfect. OTA TV is hit or miss and you'll be lucky to get any major channels, but my Directv dish is working fine with my southern exposure:) I'm not a fisherman, but everyone else here is catching catfish like they're jumping into the boats. Every site has trashcans which are emptied daily, and the park rangers are very present and making regular rounds, even on this last weekend. That's a nice feeling. If you haven't given this place a shot, you're missing out. We camped at Kerr Lake SRA - Kimball Point Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Great park, with friendly staff, a great store and helpful camp hosts (at least when I was there). In fact, my hosts actually loaned me some leveling blocks out of the kindness of their hearts. They didn't have to do that, they just did. I stayed in lot H (I think -- the one furthest west at one end) which as far as I am concerned is the best lot to be in. It's quiet and there are some really great waterfront sites. Now, when I say waterfront, I mean what every other place in this part of the country means by that -- behind the dunes, but with an easy walk to the beach (which is very nice and clean) and I could hear the waves from my windows every night which I loved. Very pet friendly, with doggy cleanup bags available. If there is one negative about this park, it's the sand spurs. Obviously, this is an issue with ANY park with this kind of locale, but they're everywhere, so come prepared without open ankles and come with some mats or tarps to put around your site to try to keep them out of your camper. Also, if you get a site along the southern edge of the park, you're going to have some road noise because it's very close to Shore Drive there. Those two things aside, I made three other reservations for this park (especially now that they allow site specific reservations in some areas of the park!!) if that gives you an idea of my overall impression. LOVE THIS PLACE. Many OTA channels available, many good sat TV sites, water (pressure very strong, use a regulator) and power both great. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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