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Charlotte, North Carolina

Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort

Charlotte, North Carolina



Charlotte, North Carolina
Phone: (704) 588-2600

Sites: 199
Recent Rate: $45 5/2016

Latitude: 35.1025168546148
Longitude: -80.9459759616241

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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46 Reviews

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Dunwrkn

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $45.00
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We used this campground as a base for 9 days while visiting family in Charlotte and it's proximity to the Interstate made it convenient for getting around. There are plenty of trees and it's a pretty park. Our site was an end pull thru #193 and it was plenty long for our 40 ft motorhome and tow vehicle. The sites are narrow, but each has a built in BBQ and picnic table on the grass between the sites. We were here before the Memorial Day weekend, which will begin the busy season for this campground and I don't think we would want to be here when it's full. Interior roads are very narrow which would make it difficult to maneuver if you were trying to leave in your car and an RV was trying to find their site. Bathrooms were clean, but the laundry with only 2 washers and 2 dryers is a joke for a park this size and it was filthy. So we would use this park again, but only in the off season. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Lifetraveler

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $54.00
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very nice campground. Lots of trees which blocked satellite service except on a couple sites. Also no Cable so you are restricted to the overhead channels. Also if you want a campfire you must rent the fire ring for your site. Sites are very level and easy in, out is a little difficult as some of the turns to get out if you stay in the first row and have a large motorhome are difficult and to drive around you better hope someone else is trying to leave or you will end up face to face with them. Amusement park next door and shuttles run every 30 minutes. Will definitely stay here again if in the area but will ask not to be in the first row of pull thru's. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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NCN8_5th_Wheel_Retiree

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $56.00
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Overall, the value is not inclusive unless you are visiting the theme park. 56.00 per night is steep, especially when you factor in the tight location of the campsites. There is maybe 15 feet between each site, and little to no foliage for shade. The sites and access roads are very tight, for a long truck and trailer combo the "drive-through" aspect of the site we stayed in was questionable. I would recommend the outer back in sites for longer trailers. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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User3274

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $42.00
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Sites and roads are paved. Picnic Table and BBQ present. Sites are very long and you do not need to unhook if you choose not to. Grass/weeds between sites and some are thinly seeded and ares are muddy in rain. If the paved part of the site was a little wider the mud would not matter.

Very pretty with Lots of trees once you get into the park. Theme park was closed, so it was quiet. Friendly staff. Would stay again for sure. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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We only stayed one night. I would think the theme park would be a blast. They have water slide rides too.

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Flippitti

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $38.00
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Very nice campground next to Carowinds Amusement park. We stayed overnight and it was pretty empty so it felt like we had the campground to our selves. There was a lot of construction at the amusement park so a lot of dirt piles and big trucks on Catawba Trace. We had a nice long and wide FHU pull-thru. Hookups were in the middle. Water pressure was weak and it didn't get any stronger when we took off our pressure regulator. I hope that it's just due to the construction around us. Internal roads and RV sites are asphalt, very level. Lots of trees for shade but well away from the road and trimmed back so big rigs won't run into any low branches. Wifi was great but then, the park was nearly empty. No cable. No off leash dogpark but plenty of places to walk the dogs around the perimeter. It's well-lit at night. I made reservations and paid online so check-in was quick. The interstate is a couple miles away, easy access. We would likely stay here again. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Easy access from I-77 so even if you're not going to Carowinds, this campground is great for overnight.

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LifeRebooted

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $41.00
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We were looking for a campground close to Charlotte with full hookups and large sites, and Carowinds fit the bill perfectly. The sites were actually a little larger than I'd expected, with plenty of grass between sites and trees throughout the campground. It rained during most of our stay, and some sites were more flooded than others... in fact, the camping area of the site we were assigned was under a couple inches of water so they let us pick a different site which worked out better. The park is dog-friendly and we found plenty of places to walk ours. The campground has an RV section, tent section, and cabin section, all slightly separated from each other. It's a short drive to many stores and restaurants in the area. The free WiFi worked quite well for us, but being December the campground was mostly empty which likely contributed to the good performance. Verizon and AT&T also worked well. There was some noticeable highway noise all day long but it was not too bad. We'd stay here again when visiting Charlotte. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The campground is literally on the NC/SC border (the state border divides Carowinds in half). Gas in SC is around 30 cents cheaper per gallon, so it pays to figure out which direction to drive when exiting the campground to fill up!

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Joe Higgs

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $43.00
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Very nice park with plenty of room between sites. Clean. Friendly staff. Asphalt site with fire ring and picnic table. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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jc29021

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $54.00
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The campground has been partially upgraded this year. We stayed in the upgraded section of the campground. The sites are newly paved with upgraded hookups and new charcoal grills. A new shower house facility has been added to the upgraded section of the campground. We were very happy with what has been done with the upgrades. The campground is next door to Carowinds Amusement Park, free shuttles are available as are discounted tickets. We were highly satisfied with our stay and recommend this campground to others. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Carowinds Amusement Park is located next door. It is definitely worth visiting as they have added several great new attractions over the past few years with more on the way. Carowinds is a seasonal amusement park, so make sure that you check their operating hours when planning your visit. Camp Wilderness Resort is open year round.

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adamant

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $62.00
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Stayed in the tent section and the restrooms were always dirty or need of repair. Rv section looked a little cramped and some of the tent sites were too. Nice pool and clubhouse. Good if you are going to the park since they have shuttles. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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LarryJohnston

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $50.00
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This is a very nice park. Sound from associated theme park is not a problem. Staff responded in a very professional manner to my request to add road signs to assist campers entering so as to not get lost in the crowd. They created and installed signs within days. It is obvious they care when approached properly. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Do not forget to visit the "Miracle on the Hudson." The plane is on display at the Carolina Aviation Museum. Very impressive.

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SandyA

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $43.00
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This is a very nice park but, if noise bothers you, I wouldn't recommend it since it's directly in the flight path of planes taking off and landing at the nearby airport. We only spent one night while traveling through and really didn't notice the noise with the windows closed and the furnace running. The roads were paved and we had no problem getting our 40' trailer around the camp. The pull thru sites were large, paved, and level and mostly shaded. The person taking reservations was located somewhere out of the area and was not able to give me directions and we could not reach anyone at the front office after many phone calls. We finally had to call the reservations number again and she was able to give us GPS coordinates. She assured me there would be someone at the office for us to check in but everything was locked up tight. Since we had already paid by credit card, we just went ahead and took a spot and figured we would take care of business in the morning. Again in the morning, there was no one around so we had to call "security" to finally get the office opened up for us to do the paperwork. There are not a lot of campgrounds along I-77 in this area so we would probably stay here again but we do wish they were a little more efficient. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Carolynp

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $54.00
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This campground is a convenient place for Carowinds park-goers to stay, but rates are high when the amusement park is open. However, the campground is open year round, and off-season rates are more reasonable. Camp Wilderness is also very convenient for visiting Uptown Charlotte--it's only a few minutes to the South Blvd LYNX (i.e., light rail) station--and Pineville, the new Outlet Mall at Steele Creek, Fort Mill and Rock Hill, SC are only a few minutes away. There is easy access from I-77 and I-485. I-85 and the Charlotte airport are also near by. The pull-through sites are paved, reasonably level and big-rig friendly. There are grills and picnic tables at each site. However, there is no cable TV available, and there are only one or two sites that aren't heavily shaded by very large trees, so satellite reception can be a problem. There is no on-site trash pickup, but there are conveniently located dumpsters. The pool is seasonal and the hours are the same as the pools in the amusement park. There are times when the campground is in the flight path for the Charlotte airport. When it is, flight noise can be annoying. The park office closes early (around 6:00 PM), and the lodge bathrooms and showers, and the laundry area are locked up when office closes. However, there aren't that many places in the Charlotte area where you can stay with an RV, so Camp Carowinds is a reasonable alternative. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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jc29021

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $62.00
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It wasn't packed as I expected it to be on a beautiful weekend in July. The campsite was a pull-through behind the check-in station, was paved, had a concrete patio and a very nice picnic table. The showers, restrooms and pool were very clean. They offer discounted tickets to Carowinds in the campground store and a shuttle every hour from open to close. This is nice since we could come back and have lunch at the camper. The food prices and parking prices at Carowinds are very expensive. That kind of made up for the campsite cost being a little steep. The staff was friendly as well. Restaurants and shopping are nearby. Very close to I-77 and Downtown Charlotte. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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RVWeGo!

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $38.00
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Good location, near restaurants and shopping. Has shuttle service to Theme Park. Bathrooms were not very clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Good park for satellite. You do hear the Theme Park noise at night. We would stay here again when traveling through. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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joeyd

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $51.00
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This was a nice place to stay while visiting the Amusement park. The grass was very long , I walked up and asked the front desk if they could take care of it.. The next day early it was handled. It was worth the price. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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