8 RV Parks near Castle Hayne, North Carolina
We did however find 8 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.
Jun 2017 - $75.00
My son and I stayed here for a couple nights duing a recent lacrosse tournament in the area. My check-in experience was very good, as was all communications I had with the front desk staff. I needed a late checkout on our departure date, and the staff did all they could to ensure that I would be able to do so...much appreciated! Additionally, the gentleman who guided us to our site and helped me fill my propane tanks (while giving me an education on propane!) was very helpful! As for the campground...it was well laid out, but fairly tight. No problems extending the slide or maneuvering around, and it may have felt tight because the campground was pretty full, but compared to my only one other experience, this one felt a bit closer to my neighbors, not that it was a bad thing, as I met a couple great people during our stay! There is also not much in the way of shade for the RV sites, but the cabins and tent sites seemed to have some. I really appreciated the spring loaded sewer caps, and the hookups were well situated. The staff was very attentive, and I saw them multiple times picking up bags of trash from sites using their golf cart. Though we did not use the pool, it looked nice, and the laundry facilities were good to go. The store was well stocked and neat, and at night, things were very quiet...a great night's sleep. While this KOA lacked a few ammenities that we had at another campground (which is why it rates slightly lower on the value scale for me), it was a pleasant stay and I would return for another stay! - GoHuskies98
May 2017 - $40.00
Nice clean park. Pool was wonderful. Park was convenient to downtown. KOAs are expensive even with their card. - User2522
May 2017 - $107.00
This is a very nice park that is extremely overpriced. I will not return until the price is much lower. The price after Good Sam discount was $97. - Chuck333
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
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
May 2017 - $20.00
We stayed in a full hookup site which was quite large with partial shade. We were able to get a sat signal (Dish) in the site. The park is nice, several hiking trails and close to Carolina Beach. About 20-30 minutes from Wilmington. - 0nTheRoad
Apr 2017 - $28.00
Okay, no doubt about it, we would stay here again. First time camping near a beach, and this was near enough. Great park with good hiking trails, access to Cape Fear River at Marina. Had kayaks, but chose to spend time at beach and fishing off piers at Kure Beach a few miles south. Two loops in campground, with a few cabins between. Full hookup on site #004 was our choice, and had plenty of room to park, and much space between sites. Enjoyed our stay immensely and wanted to stay longer (but headed to VA for Shenandoah River). Biking only allowed on roads, not trails. But nice ride to marina and back got our exercise in. Nature lovers rejoice, as this campground displays various levels of coastal region habitats. Carnivorous plants indigenous here. STAFF was so helpful, friendly, informative. Great people at marina and park office. Be aware, park closes at 9:00 during this season (I think 10:00 pm in busy season) so you may be facing a locked gate if you return late. - Damon-Becky
Apr 2017 - $23.00
We stayed for four nights. It was $23/night plus a $12 one-time "transaction fee". This is a lovely state park with lots of space. The park has several trails and interior roads for walking and bicycling plus it boasts a nice marina and boat launch. There are many trash cans and recycle bins so there's always one nearby. Our site offered full hook-ups (50amp/water/sewer). The park does not offer wifi. We received Verizon cell and Sprint Mifi signals. We could not get DirecTV from our roof-mounted dish. I suspect you could find a sat signal with a remote dish and a little bit of effort. Our site was very long with good distance between neighbors. Three things to mention: 1. Check-in is at the marina office which means you drive through the entire park to the very end. At the end (marina area) is a good size parking lot which is primarily used for empty boat trailers. The idea is that you'll park (although no area is designated for campers), check-in, continue circling the parking lot and drive back to the campground (which you passed on the way in). Here's the catch - if the parking lot is full and if you have a big rig, you might have a hard time circling it. The lot wasn't full when we were there so we didn't have a problem but I can see drama ensuing on a busy day. I don't know why they don't check-in campers at the Visitor Center which is near the park entrance. 2. The front gate locks at 9pm - no key and no code - not our preference. If there's an emergency, it's nice to know you can get out. 3. Water pressure was intermittently low or very low. It's was never quite right but not a big issue for us. Historic Downtown Wilmington is approx 13 miles but the drive is surface streets so it takes longer than you might expect. We found the park to be very pretty and peaceful. It was easy to relax and difficult to leave. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - GottaGoNow
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
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
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