16 Parks near Ararat, North Carolina
Aug 2015 - $28.00
This is our first stay at this campground. We have a 35' travel trailer with slides and they only have a dozen sites for overnight guests. Keep in mind, this park rather large and has a lot of sites with all of them being permanent. Out of those few overnight sites, our rig could only fit in a few of them. They have overflow sites near the front gate which is in field with no shade would fit our camper along with the five sites on top of the hill also with no shade. The sites near the pool are really for smaller rigs except for the last three sites on the end of the row but the problem is it's very tight trying to do a 3-point turn backing into those sites which are at an angle. We got site B22 ( FHU ) which is located at the top of the hill and it's shaded. It's shared with B21 and both are pull-thrus. The campground is set up on a hill so the main road is steep so be prepared for that. The campground is gated with card access so that's nice for late night access. We camped here for 8 nights and took advantage of the Sunday thru Thursday special that included 2 pool passes. The pool is awesome with a rope, diving board, zero entry for the little ones and a slide. The overall campground is well kept, clean and very quite in the upper part. The sites next to the pool will be noisy since they play music all day long and the general noise from the pool play. The pool has a snack bar with hot food at affordable prices. The staff were very friendly and easy to deal with. Overall, we plan to come back. - NC RV Travler
May 2015 - $28.00
Let me start by saying this appears to be a campground built beside a humongous pool. The campground is mostly permanent sites but there are about a dozen short stay sites. The pool has a slide and rope swing and is open to the public. Both the public and the campers have to pay to use it. The "A" sites back up to a nice small stream and have a view of a waterfall (the dam at the end of the lake). A5 through A10 are decent sized. The others are small sites. We stayed in site A6. It had the potential to be a nice site, but the very busy pool was just on the other side of the stream and they blast music all day long. There is also non-stop golf cart traffic. We were also under a poplar tree which dropped sap like crazy on the trailer and truck. The pool is only open between Memorial Day and Labor Day so if we ever go back it will be when the pool is closed (probably in the fall of the year). If you want an awesome pool and are willing to pay for it then this may be just the ticket for you though. This place is just too loud and wild for us. - Echelon73
Jun 2014 - $33.00
This is a family friendly campground with plenty of things to enjoy. Everyone was friendly and our kids especially enjoyed the large community pool. - creese
Jun 2016 - $45.00
When we made reservations, I specifically requested a site where we could get satellite because they have no cable. We were told we'd have a nice long site in the open. When we arrived, we were told they had to switch our site because the previous guests had problems leveling. We were given their unlevel site and told we could move in 2 days when they left. Site 19 was extremely difficult to level our coach. We had to use a couple of boards to keep the wheels from lifting off the ground. We moved to site 44 after the others left but still had problems leveling and the satellite reception was spotty because of the trees. The exit road has some deep ruts and tight turns. It's unfortunate, because the office staff/owners? were extremely friendly and helpful. If we return to this area we will look for another park. - dickens
Oct 2015 - $41.00
We chose this park because it was close to the Yadkin valley wine region. Check-in was easy and quick. The owners are very helpful with information on local area attractions. Wi-Fi is available, but we didn't use it. Some TV channels were available with antenna, unless you had satellite. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The shower stalls have average room for changing. Many of the sites are shaded with mature hardwood trees. All of the sites are gravel and ours required extensive leveling. Sites have fire pits and the park sells firewood. Boonville is 2 miles south of the campground and has a small grocery store. We would stay here again if we come back to the area. - MikeandDixie
Jul 2015 - $38.00
We spent a couple nights here in July, and were very pleased with the place. It's an older campground, but it is very well kept and very clean. The site are large and shaded, water, sewer and cable worked fine. WiFi worked really well also.
The bath house is older, but in great working order with plenty of hot water. It also was very clean, and well lit so it's easy to find late at night.
Fire wood here is a bargain! $14 gets you a trailer like you pull behind a lawnmower completely full of wood.
The mini golf course is older, but still a lot of fun for kids and adults. The office has basic camping supplies, a game room, and a laundry area that were also very well kept.
Staff were very friendly, and were constantly in motion around the grounds, offering a hand, or cleaning.
WiFi coverage was very good throughout the park, I saw several repeaters installed on service buildings. - iflyos
May 2016 - $22.00
We have been staying here for years. Easy to get in and out. Phone service sometimes using Verizon and able to use dish for TV reception. - JERRY & ANN TARHEEL
Apr 2016 - $16.00
Being from Indiana, we still haven't figured out how NC is able to offer these type of parks for such a good value. No fee for admitance, inexpensive yet excellent campsites. Lots of outdoor/nature things to do.
They could improve the number of signs getting to the park and inside of the park. The roads inside the park were easy to navigate in a motorhome. The sites were long enough for your unit and another vehicle to park without sticking out in the road. Our Verizon phones worked but our Daughter's ATT had no reception at all. The 4g was also not there.
Water and electric were both easy to hook up. The dump station was a little short on the turns but still accessable.
This park is a gem. - indiana journey
Dec 2015 - $22.00
Beautiful outdoor experience. No cell phone service so expect a quiet visit. Local TV spotty but usable if you pick a central campsite near the creek. Staff friendly and helpful. Small but sufficient bathroom facilities. Deer plentiful for wildlife viewing and photos. We stayed two and then three nights the following week. - David and Ann
May 2016 - $39.00
Nice park, we had issues finding it but we were also very tired. Once in the staff were nice and helpful. Store wasn't much so make sure you have what you need. There was a dear that was roaming around and it seems it has become somewhat of a pet to the park. was a young one as well. site were easy in and out. - cbrew
Apr 2016 - $36.00
We arrived off the interstate and found it very difficult to find the road to the campground. The road in was very tight. The roads throughout the campground are very tight. The trip out and back to the interstate wasn't any easier. The campground is old and all the sights are in need of repair and landscaping. - hvacrv46
Apr 2016 - $42.00
This is really a unique park. The road leading in (Frog Spur) is supposedly two-lane but I would really hate to have to pass anyone on it; it's hilly and curvy and very narrow. But, there's hardly any traffic so it wasn't a problem for us. The park itself seems to be carved out of a mountain; sites are terraced but relatively level. Roads and sites are gravel with lots of tight turns climbing up or down the mountain. We arrived after closing so had no escort to our site or interaction with staff. All that said, we were able to get our 40' rig in and out without trouble. It was convenient to the interstate and we would probably stay here again. - SandyA
Jul 2016 - $34.00
A wonderful rv park, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Owner is extremely friendly and helpful. Sites are large. Great wifi; no cable.
Didn't see any playground equipment if you need that for little ones. But for those campers who just want a good place to stay, you can't beat it. Lots to do in the area. - ljohio
Jun 2016 - $34.00
A clean, organized and well-managed RV Park with long level spacious sites. Interior roads and sites are hard packed gravel so there's no dust. All sites have full hookups and 50 amps. WiFi was available and most sites are open to the sky for on air channels. There's no off leash dog park, cable, pool or playground but there's plenty to see around the area. Also water pressure seemed a little low so we didn't use a pressure regulator. Laundry room was super clean. It's $1 each to wash and dry and it's on the honor system so you deposit money into a box on the wall. Bathrooms and showers were also super clean. It's apparent that the owner takes a lot of pride in this park and manages it well. It's a nice quiet campground perfect for decompressing and getting away for awhile. Owner is on the premises, available and has plans for future improvements. This is truly a gem of a park that we plan to return to in the future. - Flippitti
May 2016 - $34.00
A beautiful privately owned park with long, level and spacious full hookup sites. The roads and sites are packed gravel so dust was not a problem. The owner was friendly and extremely accommodating. - GICUR12
Aug 2012 - $20.00
First time here camping in our pop up. Stayed on site 19 which allowed plenty of room for our camper but backing in was a challenge. The drop off between the road and the campsite caused my rig to bottom out but we were able to finally get it in the site by very careful maneuvering. The bath house was fairly clean and there are doors on the shower stalls (mentioned in previous reviews that there were not). Beautiful park here with amazing trails and views. We will be back again. Did not see any travel trailers (would be a tight fit) and only about 3 pop ups. - jrackley
May 2012 - $15.00
Very peaceful and relaxing. Lake beach nearby with various trails to waterfalls and lake with beach. Canoe rental. Diving platform in lake. Sandy bottom, clear water. Life guards on duty. Campfires permitted. Park gates lock at 9pm, so be aware that there is no getting out (or in) after 9pm until 7am the next morning. Keeps it quiet. Pull through sites are horseshoe shaped and limited. Road is paved and there is a camp host. Very nice area. - algriffith
Jun 2010 - $60.00
We loved the hiking trails along with all the great waterfalls. The park itself is great and I would go back to the park multiple times. The campground is lacking water and electric which is a big turn off for me since I would like to take my 30 ft travel trailer. The restrooms / showers are very out-dated and showing their age. The showers don't have a changing room. Just a shower curtain that doesn't cover the stall opening. I personally don't care but the wife wouldn't quit "commenting" on it. I wish they would update the campground. If they did that, I would make it a regular trip each year with my travel trailer. The cabins are nice and has a full kitchen and air conditioning. - NC RV Travler
Jun 2015 - $28.00
We stayed here for one night on our way north and four nights on our way back south. Very friendly owners. Full services: 50 amp electric, water, sewer. Good Wi-Fi . Most sites are pull-through but some are sloped somewhat at the sides where one would enter and exit the rig. Not too much that can be done about that since the majority of the sites are on the side of a hill. There's a good number of seasonal and permanent units but all are kept neat. We like the proximity to Mt. Airy, Galax, and Meadows of Dan. The elevation keeps the place cooler than other places at lower elevation. - halfdimes
Sep 2014 - $28.00
The park was clean and the owners were very nice. The tough part is the campground is on a mountain and very hard to level (we have a leveling system and were still about 1-2 degrees off level). We could have leveled if we had disconnected, but we didn't want to go through the hassle (a quick overnight). Do not attempt to get in the park after dark. The views were great and the park was pet friendly. Would stay there again. - bbnh2000
Jul 2013 - $28.00
We stayed here for an overnight on our way north. We are in a 22' Class C camper. Campground is close to the highway. Road in is a little steep but straight and we had no problem getting here. Friendly couple operates it. There are a lot of permanent rigs here but everyone seems friendly. Bathrooms are older but clean. Laundry is available. Sites are grass but fairly level. Nice view of foothills. No trees where we were, but for an overnight that is fine. Campground is clean and well kept. WiFi works great. We would stop here again. - BorntoCruise
Jul 2016 - $33.00
The park is very convenient to find and get to from I-74, just be careful you find the entrance straight ahead at the intersection. No road noise from the interstate. Once in the park, check-in was easy and quick. We had a pull through site that was very narrow. All roads and spaces are gravel. Our site was a less than level: not bad, but front to rear was more than 3 degrees off.
The park is very large but quiet and orderly. - bigben
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Nice place off the highway, we were on top of the hill so it was a bit breezy but I would definitely go back. When we arrived the was a little problem about our site being ready but they had it taken care of in about 10 minutes. The staff was friendly and helpful, I had realized a week later that I had left my surge protector there and they were able to locate it and ship it back to me. - fil564
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We stayed two nights while touring the area. The park is easy on/off the interstate. They have trash containers throughout the park and also near the office. If arriving after hours, they have a drop box near the office. The internal roads and site are gravel. Our site did require that I add a 2 x 8 under one side to level. This is not unusual as most gravel sites need adjusting. The park is about 5 miles from beautiful Mt. Airy and the Andy Griffith (Mayberry) museum. The town has a rich history in music and if you time your visit, you might enjoy one of the many festivals. The management was very polite and helpful. There is only one bath house (two stools and one shower) and it is located near the office. There are no tables or fire rings at the sites. You will need to ask for one. There are two children's playgrounds and plenty of grass for walking the dogs. There are no trees so satellite service is good, however they have free cable. The Internet service is good except when traffic is high. They plan on adding another tower in the future. They keep the park very clean. Passport America discount is only good M-Th. It is a Good Sam park. I would stay here again. - A hitch and hop
Jul 2013 - $24.00
We would not stay here again. If we could have gotten a refund we would have left. OLD restrooms and showers that had bugs, frogs, no heat or air, and one stall had the lights not working. This "campground" is filled with old campers, 5th wheels, and horse trailers that people are living in. It is WAY off the highway and in a valley so there are no views. It does have a laundry. We almost had a cell phone signal. The person who checked us in was nice and helpful when we asked questions. - BorntoCruise
Jul 2010 - $16.00
Quiet, level, clean park. It does not have a pool or game room but, if you are looking for a nice inexpensive place to camp while in the Mt. Airy, Pilot Mt. and Winston-Salem area this is the place to stay. It does have a decent playground for kids. We enjoyed our three nights staying there and will go back. - Oldman5145
Jun 2011 - $30.00
This park is owned by the local VFW & American Legion. The 50 acre site is home to their local county fair and a number of other regional and local events. The park is well kept, very neat and clean. All the spaces are back in that back up next to the perimeter of the property. If they have a special event going on they would of course be very busy. The night we stayed we were the only rig in the campground. So that made for a very quiet and pleasant stay... At their rate of $30.00 a night its way over priced but it's only a mile and a half from downtown "Mayberry" and all the money you pay goes to support the park along with it's owner's the local American Legion and the VFW.. So we stayed one night instead of two and headed out the next day.. "Mayberry" - happyflyer