11 RV Parks near Bayshore, North Carolina
We did however find 11 campgrounds within 25 miles of Bayshore. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Bayshore in the left hand column.
Jun 2018 - $75.00
Very nice park, especially for families. Sites were relatively large for a private park. Pool was quite nice-we spent a lot of time there. Also nice play area, bounce pillow, and even a dog park. Staff was very friendly and quit efficient. - LakeLoon
May 2018 - $46.00
Staff is super friendly and this park is a surprise as we drove through what seemed like the middle of town during rush hour. But as soon as we entered the park it was like an oasis. Quiet, clean, spacious. The dog park is big and has some obstacles for the dog to play on and plenty of room to throw a ball. They have a big bouncy pad, volleyball court, tetherball, playground and a nice pool. The site was concrete and big enough for my big rig. It was also level. Hookups were close and easy. Sites are spacious and well kept. I've stayed at at least 15 KOAs and this is the best one. I will stay here again. - Beware thyself
May 2018 - $64.00
We generally steer clear of KOAs but when it's the only game in town there is no choice. We were pleasantly surprised despite the typical high price tag. The staff is among the best of any campground we've stayed. They are very friendly and yet professional. You leave your trash by your site, and someone dutifully comes along and picks it up. The only issue was that the squirrels were very curious and would pick apart the trash if it wasn't picked up quickly. There is fair spacing between sites but not all are easy to get in/out for big rigs due to trees and other obstacles. We barely fit with our 45 footer and had to park the toad sideways. When we left, we had to back out of our pull thru site and hook up the car in one of the interior roads. The site was fairly level requiring mostly side to side adjustments. The premium sites appear best for larger rigs. The interior roads and sites are the dreaded crushed white rock base. Your vehicles and your feet will attract the chalky stuff. I will never understand (except for cost I assume) why any campground would use this stuff. There is some noise from the very busy Market Street - more or less depending on your site location. The WiFi actually worked (gasp), and worked decently enough. We couldn't use our satellite due to trees; however, they have cable. Verizon coverage was 4g-2 bars. We would stay again due to close proximity to family, the beaches, and downtown Wilmington. - Free
Jun 2010 - $0.00
Attempted to make reservation June 9, 2010 and was informed that they don't do temporary stays only permanent. - echomandan
Jun 2008 - $30.00
Park is nice, people are friendly. Reserved a site with full hook up, arrived and no FHU site available. Were offered discount to take site with no sewer-there is no dump site in park. - H & E
May 2017 - $54.00
This was kind of rustic but more than adequate for an overnight stay. Pricey, at $60/night, but I guess this is a resort area. there were nicer sites with a view of the water, but we were not offered those. Many permanent RVs and trailers and park models scattered around the campground. - MerBee
Apr 2017 - $45.00
This park is more for the long term stays. 90% is permanent campers and very trashy. We got to our spot 185 and there was dog poop everywhere. There is a fire ring that we couldn't use because it was too close to the camper next to us. The play ground is right up front in between two roads with nothing to keep the kids from running in front of a car. Two kids ran out in the road after a rabbit, if someone was coming they would have gotten hit. Lots of kids driving around in golf cart with out any adults around. They do have a pool and pool tables but we didn't want to go. All we wanted to do was leave. So we spent the days running around town and coming back to camp and go to bed. Check out on Sunday and they didn't even ask how our stay was, I'm pretty sure they know. Stay away from this place, it's gross. The thing that got me the most is the dog crap. Lot of dogs there. - Davemotes
Aug 2014 - $45.00
I am so sorry I booked this place over the campground down the road. It's 90% permanent and of those it's about as hick as it gets. The sites aren't even sites really, grassy areas with hookups. And it's LOUD. Shame being right on the water. If you like mullets, old trailers decorated with various patchwork tarps in a CG with sites that are lumpy slots in the grass, and enjoy things like the Saturday night cruising the circuit in golf carts making enough noise so it's hard to sleep, then this is the place for you. If you have ever dreamed of living in a run down trailer park, with all the horrible clichés come to life that come with it, then this is your place. Otherwise book elsewhere. We actually left here and went to the other campground. Easily the worst placed we have ever camped. - Way2Roll
Apr 2017 - $31.00
The man at check in was nice. In general the place is in disrepair and needs a good cleaning. Site# 1 was empty while we were there. The laundry was next to site #1. My wife said the washers were disgusting so we went to a laundry mat. The trailer on #3 next to us was old and owned by the park. Two Veterans were renting it and living there. The trailer was in bad repair and covered with tarps. They were nice guys just down on their luck. The bathrooms / showers were disgusting. Probably hadn't been cleaned in many weeks. The soap dispenser was refilled while we were there. My wife said the women's showers had buckets in them with dirty water. An old facility is one thing and we are ok with old. There is no reason for filthy. The pool was empty and full of leaves. Don't know when the last time it was filled. Again the people we had contact with were nice and we didn't feel unsafe. The roads were full of holes so speed bumps were not needed. It was quiet while we were there. I doubt I would ever stay there again. We have a 22 ft. travel trailer. - Dale D
Aug 2016 - $31.00
These are nice people and the campground is convenient to Carolina Beach. It was available and inexpensive. Now for the real review. I was lucky. I have family on the island so I spent most of my time there, not in the campground. The sign says established in 1963 and there haven't been any improvements since. The driveway was potholes with some dirt mixed in. We found our spot which was supposed to be a pull thru. It probably could have been had it not been for the tree on one side and the power pole on the other. I got backed in though from the other side. A bit tight but I made it. Got everything hooked up and of course one of my boys has to use the bathroom almost immediately. He went to wash his hands and the smell of rotten eggs permeated the camper. The water smelled horrible. I talked to another camper there and he was running two charcoal water filters inline with each other to make it bearable. The pool was similar in color to the Olympic Diving pool in Rio, a nice greenish hue. The WiFi was available almost everywhere. I connected to four different access points and got mind blowing speeds just short of 1Mbps. That's more than double what dial-up can provide. The campground is more suited to the permanent residents as there are many on site. If you have somewhere else to shower and brush your teeth, then thus is a good place to hook up and lay your head at night. If you need the campground facilities, go somewhere else. - archerspoon
Apr 2016 - $34.00
It is easy to confuse this campground with the Carolina Beach State Park. There is indeed Wi-Fi over this entire campground. We received a map when checking in which clearly shows 16 hotspots. This is also indicated on their website. The sites are actually quite large and none of them are un-level or sandy. People should really pay closer attention to at least the correct name of the business! Overall it's not a bad place. Very shady, quiet, and close to the water. - Splizz
May 2018 - $27.00
We were lucky to snag 1 of the full hookup spots for a week. There aren't many of these but the ones they have are large, private and very affordable. This park is shady, has a few good walking trails and is convenient to Wilmington. Wilmington is a fun town with a lot of restaurants, breweries and shopping. The beaches are close by. We trekked down to Ft Fisher Historic area beach because that beach is dog friendly. The town is also quite dog friendly. For the price you really can't beat this state park. Cell speeds were great. Verizon was 65 d/l and ATT 31 unboosted. Good OTA stations. The bathroom situation was odd. It was way in the middle of the park and you had to either walk through an empty (don't be a jerk) campsite or walk WAY around to 1 of only 2 entry points. I have never seen anything like this and it was way deep in woods so if you had to go in the middle of the night, that would be a little scary. Staff was friendly but not intrusive. Trash was very convenient with trash cans every couple of sites. Roads were in good condition and access was easy. - Jessie1975
Feb 2018 - $25.00
Another beautiful NC State Park. Sites are semi-wooded and spacious. There are 10 "RV" sites (water/electric/sewer) along the first loop. Many other sites would still accommodate a TT under 30'. There is also a dump station on site. Only 1 bath house per loop (two loops). They are functional but definitively showing their age. We saw them cleaned 2-3 times per day, but they were well-aged and dankish. Lots of hiking trails and a full marina at the park. Carolina Beach is a 5 minute drive (or 15 minute bike ride along the greenway trail). CBSP visitor center was small, but had nice exhibits (check out the Venus Flytraps!). We will be back! - ricks99
Dec 2017 - $12.00
Beautiful state park. Lots of space between campsites makes you feel like you are all alone in the woods. The staff was amazingly nice and helpful. The camp store at the marina sold us some firewood and helped load it in the truck. Our site was level with a fire ring and picnic table. We used the fire ring to cook burgers one night. We were here in the winter, so the gates are closed at 6:00 pm. That was the only dislike about the campground. In the summer they stay open later. - steveNdonna
Oct 2013 - $40.00
Grass parking lot in typical, mid-level beach resort area. Full hookups, including cable, work well, but there's a fee for Wi-Fi. No restrooms or showers. Spaces are close together, but I've been in tighter parks. Sites are mostly sand and somewhat level. About 3/4 of the spaces are occupied by permanent or seasonal guests. Those we met are friendly. Good location for beach activities, restaurants and grocery shopping. Park is clean, but basic. Not much else in the Wilmington area with hook ups except the KOA which was full. - DrLewie
May 2011 - $35.00
This campground is not much more than a parking lot. It is very conveniently located. The beach and all shopping is easily walkable. However, the campground itself is a grass sites. Bumper to bumper. No trees. You can get Wi-Fi but you pay either by the day or by the week and you pay for each computer that you need access for. If you don't want to spend much time sitting outside your camper, it's fine. It's VERY convenient to the beach and boardwalk. - kvfreeman
Nov 2010 - $30.00
As my husband says, this was just a place to park. We would not have stayed here except our son lives nearby. Tiny sites (communal dining, anyone?) that resulted in our slideout nearly touching another RV's, and sewage smell everywhere. Would not stay here again! Not sure what we paid; $30 is an estimate -- but whatever, it was too much for this place! - lbeaudry
Jun 2017 - $50.00
Location, Location, Location. That's the big deal for us at this RV Park. It is right on the Atlantic Ocean. A short walk and you are on the beach. The place is old and spaces are tight. Lots of long-term summer residents. Many are fisher people who haul their tackle and gear out to the beach and spend the morning and evening hours. Friendly folk. The lady who checks you in and runs the place is a dear. Showers and toilets are tight and old, but everything works and the water is good and plentiful. Sewer hookup is the rear of your site and was a long run from our RV port. The nice rustic park. - Livermorered
May 2017 - $55.00
This is my second review of this campground as it was our second time staying with them. We love the place so this probably will not be my last review of it either! Surf City Family Campground still isn't a place to visit if you're worried about exclusivity or have issues with folks spending the night in their car/truck in order to get an extra day of fishing in. They do an excellent job of managing the facilities despite the seemingly last-minute nature of a lot of their guests, and anyone I've ever had a conversation with while staying there was more than pleasant. Again, it's not a resort - don't expect it to be. You will be relatively close to your neighbors. You probably won't be having a campfire. But remember, you're not tucked into the woods, you're at the beach, so put on your flip-flops, pack a cooler full of beverages (no glass, please!) and enjoy Topsail Island, its beaches and small-town atmosphere. - PirateMonkey
Sep 2016 - $45.00
As others have said, if you're looking for a resort-style experience, this is not the campground for you. If you're opposed to seeing other RVs that have some age to them, this is not the campground for you.
However, if you're looking for a quaint, clean park with direct access to the beach, then look no further. What this park lacks in amenities it more than makes up for in charm and relaxation. Fishing poles and flip flops are the order of the day here.
The park itself is relatively small and they do pack folks in tight. Our particular site had a picnic table and room for our awning and that was about it. It's no tighter than your average KOA, but the thing to remember here is that you're here to go to the beach, visit the local tourist traps, eat seafood and generally enjoy everything except your RV. We had ample room to grill and eat, sit outside and chat with neighbors while listening to the waves in the evenings.
The park is primarily flat and sandy but fairly well maintained. Our site was not paved but level and solid enough. There is a game room that contains a few pool tables and an air hockey table. The office contains a small store that has the basic stuff one might expect to see at a campground store. The people here are super friendly, helpful and love nothing more than to sit on the porch and BS for hours. If you need ideas on where to go eat or what to go see, the office is probably the best place to start.
I do realize that $45 per night may not seem like a value to some, especially when one realizes that there's no pool, no dog park, and no playground, but if you've ever spent a week on Topsail Island in an oceanside rental house, you'll immediately realize that $45 per night is a steal. Again, you're here for the beach, not the playground. The real playground is just over the dunes and it's the best playground I could imagine for kids and their parents alike.
Oh, Verizon cell service works just fine here. - PirateMonkey
May 2017 - $50.00
2 night min. 2% extra charge for using a credit card on sales over $100. Site was supposedly 50ft-but our 45ft MH with tow bar spilled over onto the site behind us and our mirrors crept out into the road. Not very inviting site, just a lot, no trees/shade, no patio or table. We were ok with that since we spent our time at our daughters home. Over priced for what it is but less than the other parks nearby. Good Verizon signal. Wifi worked well. About 99% are seasonal/long term sites-everyone was friendly. We'd go back because our daughter lives nearby. - Ramblin-Roll
May 2018 - $15.00
My camp spot was an open field with an electrical outlet next to a stage. the water was a faucet out of the main building (I needed a long hose to fill my camper) and the dump station is a 4 inch high white capped pipe in middle of a field. The bath house with 4 bath shower combo's were filthy (toilets, shower stalls and sinks were dirty) so I went to another RV area with another 4 stall bath house- same condition. I was told there was a bath house in rec hall- they where locked and closed. I went o office to ask when they might have someone clean the bath rooms. she said someone just did. I said I'm the only one camping there and for 3 days Ive been waiting for them to be cleaned. So this guy comes over and said he just restocked them and took trash out. Then he told me I am welcome to a job if I want to clean them. Then the lady behind the counter began to speak to me very rudely like she was blaming me for them being very short staffed. I said I just wanted to take a clean shower- that's all. If you are fully contained and don't need to use their bath house- and don't want to eat at the beach house restaurant or swim in the pool ;because they are ALL closed as well- than you are good to go. I cant believe they think that people would not want clean bathrooms and then get mad at campers for asking why they are never cleaned. I will never stay here again. - mimidavis
Mar 2017 - $25.00
Great location, Cape Fear River at your back door. Can't wait to come and stay again. - JL Linden
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This is a wonderful campground, and in our estimation the best value for $ spent. Campsites are roomy, although some have hook-ups on the "wrong side." This was not a problem as we carry plenty of extensions. Best of all: fantastic free WiFi!!! It worked flawlessly during our entire 14 day stay. Staff was extremely pleasant. US Mail/UPS/FedEx directly to Reception Office is a big plus for full-timers. Easy walk to public beach access. Bathhouse and toilets are a bit dated, and although clean, are in need of an upgrade.
If coming from the south you might wish to consider the Southport - Ft Fisher Ferry. The ferry accommodates RVs, is very affordable, and cuts driving time as you bypass the city of Wilmington.
We will happily stay here again. - CO2RV
Jul 2006 - $23.00
Near a beautiful location on a small river. Restrooms were closed and locked. Canoes, etc. rentals available. Charming Cajun restaurant. Burgaw is a quaint Southern Town fun to walk though but with limited shopping and attractions. Has an arts center and several restaurants as well as fast food places. - d_wildemann