10 RV Parks near Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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
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
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
Apr 2016 - $25.00
First time here. I made reservations for 4 nights for full hookups, 50 amps. When we arrived, the staff in reception told us not to hook up our septic because the lift station wasn't working. We discovered later that it hadn't worked in months. Now that's not full hookups, is it? We still had to pay the full rate. They suggested we use the camp restrooms and gave us a site near the showers. They were individual rooms, a bit dated but cleaned daily (we saw the cleaning staff) and definitely old. As someone who likes showering and using the restroom in my own rig, it was a bit inconvenient for us not to be able to connect to septic.
Our site was a pull in. The electric and water were on the correct side, the septic was in the front (wrong) side. Pad was concrete. Roads were paved. Site was long and very level. No wifi so we used our jetpack. A couple sites were shady but most were open to the sky. No dogpark but lots of acreage to walk the dogs.
It's a small open base. No Exchange or commissary. The area is quiet, the beach is across the street. I'd stay here again but will make sure we can hook up to septic next time. - Flippitti
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Yes, they honor PA, but only on a limited basis. No weekends or holidays. First night full price, second night half price. They also have a 10% military discount. No Good Sam. Park is very tight and minimally maintained. Office has limited hours. You may have to call when you arrive. You will be met and parked. Located on St Rt 133 by the airport just north of the Coastal Waterway bridge. Little or no noise from the airport.
One significant feature is they have Blazing Fast free WIFI. - CharlieB
Jun 2015 - $22.00
Small park with rigs close together. $22 a night with Passport America. Not a great park if you want to sit outside and kick back, but a great location to visit Wilmington and various beaches. If you are in the very front of the park, there will be some road noise. Friendly and helpful staff. - Nibot
May 2006 - $20.00
We stayed on Oak Island in a rented house in May 2006, and the campground was closed. - nursecave
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
Apr 2018 - $65.00
We have not had very good luck at KOAs especially those located inside the boundary a large town or city. However, this KOA was a very pleasant surprise. When visiting Wilmington, there are not may options close to town and this park is an excellent choice. Yes, it's located on a busy road but most of the time you'll be making a right turn out of the park. There are many good restaurants within just a few miles. Sites are gravel but level and well maintained. There is a dog park and several organized activities for children. In addition to RV sites, this park has quite a few cabins for rent. We found this park to be very well run and an enjoyable stay. Recommended. - CampingWithPoodles
Feb 2018 - $50.00
Stayed here for business trip. Little difficult to get in/out due to traffic on Market St. Quick check-in. Good pull thru site; WIFI; cable. Clean, but very sandy. Little pricey, but so are most KOA's. - billydw
Nov 2014 - $47.00
This park is a work in progress. The owners are super nice and more than accomodating and there are some things about the park that are great...the bath house is fully tiled and roomy. The office/bath house looks to be virtually new. There is a pool under construction that will be available in the spring of 2015. It is only about 2 miles to the beach and there are grocery and other type of stores and restuarants nearby. The campsites are quite roomy and his power is 15/30/50. There are quite a number of what appear to be permanents although they are not globbed up with add-on rooms and all that. The sites are sand (it is the beach) with grass. Most sites have a picnic table. It was raining when we arrived and we sort-of plowed in getting into the site...may have been soft because of the rain..and my coach is very heavy. There is no shrubbery to provide separation between the sites...but the sites are large. The roads in the campground are sand with a smattering of gravel. All in all, the park has good possibilities. Hopefully, the park will continue its improvements because the town really needs a good campground. - Tcamperman
Oct 2017 - $45.00
This campground is only 2 miles from the beach which was nice. We had a premium site and I think it was the only one we could fit on with a 38 ft fifth wheel. However there were tree issues. One tree in particular leaned over lot and we could not put the awning out. I could touch the tree when entering or leaving the camper. There were low limbs going in and out of lot. It was a difficult lot to get into and was not helped by their assistance, would have been easier without their help. No cable but fast internet. The campground is rundown and there seemed to be either power washers or backhoes running during the day. Did not use their facilities and will not be returning. - sammy32
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We enjoyed our stay and we would come back. We found it to be a good value. Our spot was shaded from the sun, we found the park to be quiet. The personnel were friendly and accommodating. It's 2 miles from the beach!!!
We would recommend to others. - Proctors
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Park is right on the beach,just the sand dunes separate you from a really good ocean view. The site also has a fishing pier for a small fee. We will diffently go back for the solitude and fishing. The owner does not allow you to reserve site they will give you several site numbers pick what you want first come only. Restaurant on site but limited hours more like a grill great for snacks before going to pier they also sell bait and some tackle. - Bongo204
Feb 2017 - $32.00
Very quaint Campground right on holden beach. 32' class c motor home with tow. Just fit site. Older facility but electric 30 and 50 amp available, water & sewer. If you are looking for a resort this isn't it. Owner was so kind waited till we got here to help us. If you are looking for beach this is the place. Listened to the surf every night and walked the beach every morning. Looked at the big parks in myrtle. If you are looking for quiet then this is the place. - gmajs
Nov 2016 - $48.00
Location is outstanding! All sites are just over the sand dune from the ocean. So if you like to surf fish or walk for miles on the beach or just beach it and read a book, this is your place. All sites are on sand. This park is old and in need of some work. Originally it was designed to accommodate smaller RV's - 2 per site so now each site only accomdates 1 RV. Almost all sites are pull thrus except for end sites. Each site has a table the used to be covered. These are now getting old and some are falling down. But don't let that dissuade you if you really want to be right on the beach. The sounds of the surf are great at night. If you are looking for a boardwalk and rides and water parks and swimming pool this is not your place. The Holden Beach fishing pier (1$ to use) is part of the park. We will definitely come back. A bit pricey but location is everything. Did not use restrooms as they were closed for winter. Grocery store is close by. Not a lot of commercial activity on the island itself. - travlinphoolz
Jun 2015 - $58.00
Like other have said its is a tough one to rate. So let me say if you want a resort this is NOT the place for you, if you want pavement this is not the place for you, if you want space this is definitely not the place for you. If you do not like to track sand in your RV, this is not the place for you
It has water sewer and electric, a few sites have 50 amp,power is adequate at 118 volts, it has approximately 25 sites located in parking lot style on sand there have been little to no up grades in 40 years, it has broken down and worn out picnic table with worn wood roof over them on each site, your neighbors sewer hose is pretty close to your able, it probably started out as a fishing spot, we are one of two motor homes here, most are trailers. The camp ground provides nothing, no play ground, cable TV, they only accept cash or check for payment, it does have a greasy spoon restaurant on site and a very large fishing pier.
Now for the good, people are all very friendly, if you love the beach, walking on the 8 miles or so of pristine beach, hearing the waves crashing, fishing, surfing and hanging out in a low key place. This may be just the place for you. It is located right on the beach, just a very short walk as in less than 200 feet.
For ourselves we love it and for the beach part of it and the people I give it a 10. This is the only campground the island, I cannot believe the owners have not sold out to developers. we will definitely come back. - Camping USA