Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails)

     


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

Sites: 293
Recent Rate: $1 4/2015


Latitude: 35.8575490737476
Longitude: -80.3957512669373

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

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krisbw

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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work no more

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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

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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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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dbcordello

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 6

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 60
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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BLT101

Review Count: 147
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
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Over all friendly. Price;$0.00 for members, non members around $45.00. Site description; We had a back in site with full hookups and 50 amp electric. Site was gravel. Site was level. Most roads are gravel, but there are a few paved roads. There was no privacy between sites where we were. There are other areas with some bushes/trees between sites. Some areas are on dirt/grass. I didn't see any pull throughs. Amenities; Two swimming pools; two club houses; mini golf-needs work; small lake w/small beach and fishing; Activities-not much schedule at this time. We ask for a schedule of activities when checking in (Mon.) and were told they were working on one. On Friday we ask for a schedule and were told there should be one in the afternoon. Didn't check back to see if they ever did get one. Most sites have picnic tables and fire rings. The bath roons I checked were clean, but dated. Laundry; One of two in the adult lounge. Clean with 3 washers and dryers. One washer out of order. Each $1.25. Big rig friendly Phone/Wi-Fi/TV; Our Verizon had 4 bars. There is a pay Wi-Fi in the park, $4.95 day w/weekly/monthly rates. TV over the air, about 20 channels. In the wooded area satellite could be a problem. Dog Friendly; Yes with many areas to walk them. A few miles or roads in the park to walk. Night Lighting, etc.; Very little night lights. Very quite no road or train noise. Book Exchange; Very very small for a park this size. Comments; Shopping for groceries about 10-12 miles to a Walmart and Winn Dixie. Some BBQ in the area as close as 1 mile. Other restaurants in town. Opinion; We would stay here again as we are members. Both pools were redone last year with new furniture. The grass needed mowing and trimming. They did mow while we were there, but did not trim, and it looks like the last time they mowed they didn't trim then either. Some of the roads and site could use more gravel. Some of the trees need trimming. The mini golf needs a lot of work. They need a activity director or some way to control equipment checkout so it isn't damaged like the shuffle board equipment was damaged. They did have a sign up for "help wanted". About 1/3 of the sites are 'seasonal or permanent'. But all are kept nice, and some are nicely landscaped. There are about 12 cabins for rent. There are many many golf carts in the park. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.

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jabberb

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
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Used to be Thousand Trails membership campground. New corporation ENCORE bought it. It is still just an average older campground, that needs a lot of work. Most sites are small, and the bigger sites are filled with seasonal campers. The staff were very nice and helpful. The pools were ice cold and the sites were grown up with weeds. Wi-Fi is not free. Hot water in the bath house runs out fast. Overall, a decent campground. We camped at Forest Lake RV Park & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.

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