7 Parks near Castle Hayne, North Carolina
We did however find 7 campgrounds within 25 miles of Castle Hayne. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Castle Hayne in the left hand column.
Sep 2016 - $68.00
This RV park is outstanding, we had a Deluxe site that came with table and chairs, fire ring, and its own gas grill. The site was level, well drained and had excellent exposure to the southern sky for Directv. The staff was very friendly help us locate area attraction and were just a pleasure to work with. This was our third time staying at this RV Park and all 3 times the experience were the same, Wilmington KOA is our chose when we visit Wilmington. - BarnesCJ
Sep 2016 - $82.00
Definitely one of the top KOA's that we have stayed at over the last several years. Stayed for 3 days on a patio site. We prefer the pull through sites. However, there really isn't a bad site in the campground. WIFI adequate for picking up emails and general internet use. Satellite access on many of the sites. Campground is well maintained. Staff was courteous and accommodating. Great location for visiting the Wilmington area. Note: Entrance to campground comes up very fast as you travel down US17 Business and is tucked between a Speedway and a car wash. Will definitely return when in the area. - DavidO
Sep 2016 - $80.00
We really enjoyed this park and more specifically our patio site. Would have liked to have stayed longer, but oh well. WiFi worked well. - Joe-n-Doe
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
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
Dec 2012 - $27.00
Camp sites: We stayed in site W1. We arrived after hours and were told to use site W1B. We were unable to do so because W1B had dirt stockpiled in the site and was within feet of the large maintenance shed. We had to relocate ourselves and W1 was close and nicer. W1 is a fairly level, but small site. I parked my tent trailer within two feet of the shore connection and the awning on the door side reached clear to the neighboring site shore connection. A larger unit in this site would not fit. I would estimate the campground is three quarters filled with permanent units, but these have seasonal residents. The campground seems to cater to these residents. The sites available to those of us that are not permanent are clustered amidst the permanent units. Staff: The staff did not go out of their way to be helpful. The couple checking in before us did not have a reservation and they were given a phone number for another employee who was on vacation and told to call them to figure out which site they could use. When I wanted to top my propane tank with fuel, I was told that I would be charged for a full tank fill up even though I had about a half a tank remaining. I went elsewhere to fill it up after leaving the campground. Bath House: The bathrooms did not appear to be cleaned daily even though the sign said they are cleaned daily. The toilet paper ran out and was not refilled the last three days we stayed. The men restroom was locked and was not open for our entire stay. I used the family restroom. Amenities: The park playground was interesting, but nestled between the two busiest campground streets with no real barriers to keep kids in or cars out. The laundry was locked and I had to ask for a the staff to open it. They do have a boat ramp, but I did not look at this. They do have a pool, but this was closed for the season. The park is gated and key cards with a $15 refundable deposit are provided for access. Internet Wi-Fi is available within 50 feet of the office. General Comments: Dogs are welcome and lots of people walk them frequently, it was very much a dog parade up and down the park streets. Cats are welcome as well and they run freely throughout the park. Some sites have views of the waterfront, but not all do. The land is graded so that in a rainstorm, standing water up to six inches or more puddles in many of the sites. We do not plan to return to this campground and actually cut our trip two nights short because of our dissatisfaction with the campground. A refund was not available. The reason given was listed on a sign at the desk and reiterated by the staff. It said that camping is an outdoor experience and refunds are not available because of effects of nature. - JPCannon
Apr 2011 - $30.00
Very convenient to fishing piers and golf courses in the area- well kept campground- we recommend you stay here when you're in the area. - AreV
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
Jun 2014 - $33.00
We did not actually stay here. We had a site reserved for 3 nights, pulled in, and pulled right back out. The website pictures are absolutely NOTHING like the actual campground. The sites are extremely small, and are awning to awning. The office was very dark inside (there were lights that were burned out and different colored bulbs), I sent several emails to them and never got a response, and the lady in the office was not very friendly. The pool looks like a concrete bowl, the sites are not level, It is really run-down and not easily accessible with anything other than a pop up or a tent!! - jennablair
Apr 2016 - $15.00
This is a gem! We paid $15 per night with a senior discount - from out of state with no other charges. Very unusual for a state park in other states. The CG has no hookups - at least now. During our visit they were renovating approximately 15 sites. 5 of the sites have been turned into 2 room cabins with electric. 10 of the sites have been fully improved with full hook ups. Get your reservation in soon as these are outstanding sites in an outstanding location. They look like these sites will be ready by Memorial Day 2016. All the full hook sites are back in and can accommodate large rigs. All the sites in the campground are very sapcious and private. All are wooded with lots of shade. Restrooms were in reasonably good condition and showers were good. We stayed in site 62 close to the bathroom. It was very large and private. All sites are pretty much sand and leaf and tree litter. All had table and fire pit. Most sites are back ins. Reason for the 8 rating is that we noticed that due to tree placement it is difficult to get your rig in far enough so that door and awning are actually in the campsite. We managed to angle the motorhome and were able to get the awning tucked between two trees with an inch to spare each side. It was a great site. Most campers were tenting. Very quiet campground with little activity during the week. Full on the weekend. Great access to the beaches. Definitely will return. - travlinphoolz
Apr 2016 - $17.00
This is a nice clean park with lots of room and trails. It is only a few blocks from the public beach access and has many walking trails. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed ourselves. If you're looking for more of a resort type camping experience try the campground about a mile away. - Splizz
Apr 2015 - $20.00
We were able find a few available sites that would accommodate our 38' rig. Granted, off season. We chose site 9, which we could actually pull straight through. If you don't reserve in advance, just drive through campground, look for an unoccupied site that has a green tag. We did this with the co-pilot checking the reservation web site simultaneously to find a spot that was not reserved at all during our intended stay. System involves selecting a site, grabbing the green tag off the site marker and driving to Marina/campground office to reserve and pay. You can drive a 38-40' with toad through the campground and if you can't find anything, you can move on. I would not recommend reserving a site other than site 9 if you are 38' or larger, as that's the only one I can vouch for. Many other sites claim to be 40' or more in length, but may be difficult if not impossible to get in to with a big rig. Some other sites will work, but I didn't take inventory. Great value for the money. No hook ups but plenty of water spigots and 2 dumps. Generators permitted to run from 7 am - 11 pm. Out of courtesy for others, we didn't push the boundaries on that. Very short drive to beaches and Historic Wilmington. Constantly patrolled. Campground is hard locked all night, but rangers available on call if emergency exit needed. Just don't plan on a late night out on the town! - problemchild
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
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 2016 - $50.00
This campground is on the ocean side which is nice. We were there in the off-season so it was not crowded. Full service and the WI FI worked very well which is not always the case. Our site was sand/grass, sunny/open, and had a picnic table. - sue2
Jul 2013 - $40.00
We spent six days here, and selected this campground due to the close proximity to the ocean. We were very pleased. This is not a luxury campground, nor does it advertise itself as one. The "9" rating is comparing this campground to how it is advertised. It you are expecting a resort, this isn't for you. If you want friendly folks, relaxing atmosphere, with the Atlantic Ocean is just a few hundred yards from your camper...this is for you. The owners are very friendly, as are the fellow campers. We are new at the camping lifestyle, so I was surprised to see someone "camping" in his car, but to each his own, I guess. There are quite a few "seasonal" sites here, which I found to be a bonus...since these folks were very knowledgable about the area. The camp store provided us with a few staples that we ran out of, which was very nice, at reasonable prices. Parking is tight, but doable. The staff will help park the trailers if spaces are too tight, which I did not realize until after we had parked. Topsail Island is a great place. Not over populated like so many others. And, it's dog friendly all hours, 365 days of the year. - LMNC