Advance, North Carolina

Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails)

Advance, North Carolina



Advance, North Carolina
Phone: (336) 998-4135

Sites: 293
Recent Rate: $56 6/2015

Latitude: 35.8575490737476
Longitude: -80.3957512669373

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $6.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 6.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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36 Reviews

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Campmom72

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $56.00
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We loved our camping trip to Forest Lakes. The park was clean and amenities were convenient to get to without a Golf Cart. Roads were well taken care of and wide. Back in sites were easy to get into. They had both shady and sunny selections. They had several activities for both kids and Adults only that were enough to keep us busy. There are lots of Annual site owners but sites are updated and well kept. Only negative was sites are 1st come 1st serve. Get their early. Get their Early during Peak times, sites go fast and it's 1st come 1st serve. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Travel Trailer.

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Howard Jaros

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $3.00
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We booked this park as we received 14 days of free camping at TT. We read the reviews and thought we would give it a try even though it is a first come first served type arrangement when it comes to getting a site.

We booked two nights at the park and planned to arrive around 2pm. Once we arrived we were instructed to drive around a pick a site. We drove around for 20 minutes around tight roads that are hilly, full of pot holes and are gravel. We did not find either a 30 or 50 amp site that would fit our needs.

Most sites were unlevel and hard to get into with a 29' RV towing a 6x12 cargo trailer. Basically they reserved a site for us but you had to find one that fits your situation.

These kinds of parks are loaded with TT members who are cheap and flock to them. I don't know why!! It was not desirable to me at all!!

After driving around for twenty minutes through tight roads, trees scratching out RV, and pot holes, we left! We had no desire to stay there!! We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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krisbw

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $1.00
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This is one of the better Thousand Trails parks that we have been to. Restrooms are dated but clean. Personnel are very pleasant. We were there just before "the season" started so they didn't have any activities other than bingo on one night and Church service had just started. The pools were very well kept even though they aren't in use yet. The grounds are in good shape. Most campsites are good size some with shade some not. This park also had more 50amp sites than TT usually does and not being in season I didn't have to pay 3.00 per day for it. We would come back to this park. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Many wineries in the area to visit. Lexington was informative to visit one day. The campground has ideas on activities in the area.

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work no more

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $1.00
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Lovely park with a quiet setting yet close to both Lexington and Winston-Salem. The park is hilly, so some sites are a bit un-level but there are multiple sites available. The check-in staff was not terribly helpful, but the outside works were wonderful and busy. They were in constant work mode cleaning the park for the season and improving it. Unfortunately, seasonal sites are allowed every where instead of being in one area and some of those are trashy looking. Otherwise, well kept park. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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noelbob

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2014
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Wonderful stay! Off-season, so was very quiet and plenty of room. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Bathrooms were clean, but old..I'd rate as 3 of 5. Verizon service was 4 of 5 bars. Free WiFi at Adult Lodge was useless, so staff gave us complimentary passes to Tengo, which we could never get to work. VERY happy to see this park recycle. Would REALLY like to see ALL parks recycling! We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.

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dbcordello

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $3.00
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Rate reflects TT membership. This was our second experience with a TT park; the first was horrible, so this seemed great by comparison! We really don't like the self-service way they do things, we think it is tough to have to drive a big rig around a park to pick out a site. We picked a spot in C loop out in the open, not very scenic but we wanted tv satellite reception. We paid an extra $3/day for 50 amp, not a big deal. The Verizon signal was very strong, so we had internet. Walking trails are nice, and the pools and lake are pretty. Roads are mostly gravel, need a little smoothing out. As previously reported the seasonal people have the nicest sites. All in all we might come back here but it would be nice to have a better way to pick out your site. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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Jeff & Laurie

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $1.00
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Rate is based on TT membership. This is a nice campground with a lot of annuals (not bad); the annuals are some of the nicest people we have met while traveling. 2 big pools and a hot tub (not open in mid April). A little money in this park for improvements would go a long way. Sites need rock and so do the roads. The annuals are doing a great job of making this place better than management. Fires are permitted. Most roads are dirt. We will stay here again. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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urlookingood

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $44.00
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Park is off the beaten path, but offers lots of amenities. It is clean and well maintained. Many sites are leased for long terms so there are often a shortage of spaces in the summer season. Nice pool area, lounges, play grounds, and lake area. Thousand Trail members may have difficulty finding sites in prime areas if they arrive late in the day. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Travel Trailer.

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Bounder1

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $1.00
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Park has gone downhill over the years. The settlers have taken over some areas of the park leaving the leftovers for the members. Park needs road work, be careful of the holes and sloping roads. Good points are laundry is very clean and all machines working. Pool was closed for the season but opened for a few hours for a family group. While everything was great the park has a run down look. Will stay here again. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $8.00
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We paid the member rate plus $3 a day fee for 50 amps. There are several campers in the park, but it is far from full. We were pleased that the pools are open (there are two of them) post-Labor Day. Sorry to say the spa is out of order, but over-all, things are in good shape. There’s a nice trail around the small lake, a worn-but-interesting mini-golf course, and laundry that gets a lot of use. There are also several cabins and a number of them are right on the lake. My Verizon 4G signal couldn’t be stronger. From our campsite we can see the cell tower just east of the campground. My wife’s T-Mobile is just as strong. The campground is just a few minutes from Lexington, which is a mid sized town that is famous for North Carolina barbeque. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ray T

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $1.00
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Forest Lake was a beautiful park when we first joined Thousand Trails in the late 1990's. In my opinion it has declined quite a bit in recent years. There is a sign on the rec hall that says "closed due to unsupervised kids", so you can't go in and use the arcade. There was a wonderful general store that had the best ice cream and snacks. Closed. The grill/restaurant that always had breakfast on Saturday mornings, closed. Family pool closed for sometime due to them needing a new pump and have not gotten one yet. There is an adult pool they are using. It is smaller than the family pool and had at least 100 people in it which is over the county set capacity rating. Just not fun there anymore. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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AAJ

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $3.00
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Just Love it!! Quiet unless you're on the pool during the summer then it's loud with children. Beautiful park, friendly staff and visitors alike! Great rec-room with tons of puzzles to work, WI-FI and ice cream/ gift shop. Weekend events always great fun. A church group meets on most Sundays (sorry we didn't partake so can't access). Music and pancake breakfasts from time to time. Childress Vineyards close by for a delicious meal and vino plus an interesting tour of the winery. Great walking trails. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Cmacoll64

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $32.00
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Referring to the check list - there is one pull through, and about three waterfront sites available. Many of the sites are not level and if you are in a motorhome it is hard to get level. The entrance is very unfriendly. No one is at the guardhouse and you have to call on a radio to get into the park. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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A Chevalier

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $45.00
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I made the reservation the morning of going to the park. After reading the reviews, I figured I would try it out. I wasn't impressed with the website. It wasn't very "user" friendly, nor was the advertising for the campground. When I got there, the staff was very friendly. I was advised to drive around and pick out the site I wanted. I found that odd, and a bit annoying that I was driving around this park in my RV trying to pick out a site. In the future, it would be good to have golf carts. The staff was very helpful in getting me a lake side site, so I could fish. I stayed on site B4. According to the previous reviews, it states that the park needs some TLC, which I agree. My site had some overgrown weeds, but overall I was satisfied. The pay Wi-Fi worked well on my site. I felt safe and had friendly neighbors. I think the off season rate of $45 per night is a little high; however, I would stay there again. They offer sites in the "D" section that are very easy to get in and out of in a big rig. The campground offers wooded sites for the "true" camper, and also offers open sites for those who care more about getting satellite reception. I enjoyed my stay and will be back again. I hope in the future they work a little harder on their landscaping. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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tandkj

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $1.00
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We are in a 40' motor home and have been here since Monday. Being TT members we have stayed here several times. This time we have found the park rundown. There was never anyone at the gate, (we came in and out at different times) only saw one worker, and he was mowing at 7:30 AM, he didn't do a good job of that either. The sites for short term guests are not level, rutted and grown up with weeds. However the long term permanent sites are beautiful. I know this is off season but the park should look it's best at all times. We are here for a family emergency. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

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