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Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort

Charlotte, North Carolina


14523 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 199
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.10252
Longitude: -80.94598

Elevation: 631' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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65 Reviews

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $57.00
Overall Rating:

We came in on a Saturday morning without a reservation but they still were able to get us a site. Site was a level back-in FHU, the first two thirds paved and the last part dirt. Hook-ups were in the middle of the site and all in good working order. The site was surrounded on three sides by a five foot hill which offered some privacy and was well shaded. Picnic table and a charcoal grill are provided, no ground fires were allowed. The site did get pretty muddy after a heavy afternoon rain. It got very buggy in the evening.

Check-in was easy and staff was friendly. The office doubles as an OK stocked store and a recreation center with a nice sitting area. Nice pool with lifeguard is next to the office, and shower house is attached in the back. Showers were clean and modern. The campground offers a free shuttle to the amusement park next door. Overall a decent campground, though a bit pricey. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Carowinds is the main draw, with a shuttle to take you to the park. Lots of shopping and eating close by.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Good place to stay to visit Carowinds Amusement Park and reasonably close to Charlotte. Nothing special about the campground. There is a pool with life guard. Campground roads and pads are level, paved but very narrow. Sites have old picnic tables and some have beat up grills. Space between sites are reasonable but mostly dirt so most people put down outdoor carpets/tarps by table. Pads are not swept so lots of dirt on pads. Pull through sites are not long enough for most RVs requiring cars/truck to park on grass/dirt between sites. Sites are mostly shaded. Sewer connection near road so needed 3 lengths of hose to reach. We could not get satellite coverage on assigned site but asked to move to another where we could get satellite. Good wifi - was able to stream Netflix. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
162
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We camped for two nights in Camp Wilderness; the name bothered me before the booking, I was thinking of some fantasy place for camping. Fortunately it was just an RV park with normal hookups. The amusement park was just down the road but was not an issue. The roads within the park were confusing for direction and were not wide enough for passing. Sites have FHUs and paved. T-mobile was good and satellite set up was good. The staff were extremely helpful and professional. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
194
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed one night. Nice park. Slight noise from amusement park, but not loud. Shady, cool sites. No simple route for exiting. Had to drive completely around outer road to exit. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
194
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We only live 10 minutes away but needed to try everything in our new trailer before we're off to Savannah next week, so we stayed the night. What a great location and nice place! We used to overnight here on the way to Florida 20 years ago; we'd definitely recommend it!! Nice lot sizes (I think I picked us the biggest). There are quite a few permanent sites, but there's still plenty of room for the traveler. Everything was clean, and the staff was very friendly. This is the best location if you're going to Carowinds or just checking out the many things to do in the Charlotte area; there are so many things to do in the near vicinity. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
199
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Besides Carowinds amusement park, which is right next door (a tram takes you there), the area has grocery stores, a mall, restaurants and a flea market nearby. Easy highway access, as well!

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Carowinds for what was intended to be a one night in-transit stop on our way north from Florida. Just before arriving we were notified that a pending snow storm in Virginia would make our next scheduled stop difficult at best, so we extended our stay to three nights to wait out the storm. The park is an easy on & off of nearby I-77, but there is no road noise in the park. Our pull-through site was at the end of a row, so we only had a neighbor on one side, making the site seem quite large. The site was also long enough for our coach and towed car. The electric, water, and sewer connections were well placed for our hookups, and we had a clear view for our portable satellite dish. The park does not have cable TV. The park does have free WiFi with the usual slow speeds, but our AT&T and Verizon signals were strong for our phones and Internet hotspots, so we didn't use the park WiFi. The Charlotte area offers many attractions, as well as many stores and restaurants. And the Carowinds amusement park that also owns the RV park is easily accessible via a free shuttle. Discount tickets are available at the RV park office. There is fairly frequent jet plane noise since the Charlotte-Douglas airport is fairly close by, but we didn't notice much activity from it during the night. The amusement park is close enough that we could sometimes distantly hear youngsters screaming on the rides, but only when were outside. And never loud enough to be annoying. We liked this park for an overnight stay and longer, and we expect we'll return often when we pass through the Charlotte area. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
167
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many stores and restaurants in the Charlotte area.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This campground was easy to locate, just follow your GPS. Check-in was quick and easy. Staff was friendly and helpful. Interior roads are paved and easy to navigate. Sites are long, wide and level with decent spacing between sites. Full hookups are properly located and worked as expected. WIFI worked well. Verison service had three bars. OTA TV worked fine. Lots of places to walk the dog. We stayed for 10 days. We'd stay here again. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
194
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This campground is co-located with a big amusement park. Nice place to visit.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Although this large, family-friendly, RV Park is located next door to Carowinds Amusement Park, it is surprisingly quiet in the park, even when the roller coasters are running. Numerous types of sites are available, pull-through or back-in, tent, or cabin. One section of the park seems to be primarily the residences of the amusement park workers. The remaining sites are for temporary guests. Within the registration office complex in a very large, very nice lobby with a fireplace and games, and a well-stocked convenience store. Check-in was efficient and very welcoming. (The RV park sells discounted tickets to the amusement park and offers a complimentary shuttle which runs all day long.) The roads and sites within the park are paved; site amenities include a picnic table and a charcoal grill. One word of caution, the levelness of sites does vary, so if you have a large coach, some sites may not work out for you. We were in a very large end site (#199), which not only was fairly level, but afforded us the use of our roof-mounted satellite dish (many of the sites are under a canopy of mature trees, thus there would be no satellite reception). Also on the property are laundry facilities, a large, seasonal pool, a beach volleyball court, and an outdoor games area. If we are ever in this area again, we would not hesitate to return to Camp Wilderness, as it is well-located for visiting Charlotte and the surrounding area, not to mention its convenience to Carowinds. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 199
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Worked very well for overnight stay. Easy big rig navigation. Site was long enough that I didn't have to unhook my toad. Utilities were well placed and worked well. No cable TV, but lots of channels on antenna. Some airplane noise, but not real loud. I would stay again on a weeknight. Weekends are too expensive for an overnight stay. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
109
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed over night. Staff friendly and helpful. It is located right next to an amusement park. There were many families with children at the park. Our satellite did not work because of all the trees. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here on the weekend before halloween and visited Carowinds amusement park on Saturday and then went to the Carolina panthers game on Sunday. It was the perfect location for what we wanted to do. The park is clean and extremely safe. We were put over by the elderly seasonal workers and they were all very nice and gave us helpful information. I highly recommend this campground if you want to visit Charlotte or go to a Panthers game. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
119
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $64.00
Overall Rating:

This is a popular campground for families visiting the amusement park. It's quite crowded on weekends, but much quieter during the week. We stayed here because the location was convenient for us--we did not visit the amusement park. We had a nice, roomy, level pull through site with plenty of shade. There were four restrooms nearby, each with its own shower. Good wifi; no cable. This is one of the most expensive campgrounds we've stayed at, but there aren't many options in the Charlotte area. They do not offer a weekly discount. We thought it was over-priced and would not stay there again unless we had no other choice. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Only stayed here 1 night as a stopping point b/w PA & FL. Park was nice. Went to clubhouse and played checkers with the kids for a bit. Didn't use the showers but saw them; bathrooms and showers were clean. Liked the view of the roller coasters and slides; of course, kids wanted to go. Sites were of avg spacing; probably a bit on the narrow side really, along with the roadways.

The guy across from us got in late and didn't seem experienced navigating with his 5th wheel; since the areas were narrow and it was getting dark, he smashed the cab of his truck with the trailer. Overall, nice campground with lots of shade, families, and activity. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
158
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $57.00
Overall Rating:

We had made reservations for Carowinds so we could stop on our way home for Florida. The staff upon arrival was very friendly and courteous. We pulled into our campsite got hooked up and went to the park. We were waiting on friends. They called and said they were hooked as well. The next morning they woke up with their camper completely loaded with ants. And I mean loaded. Now, I know you can get them anywhere camping but we found out this was a known problem. That came straight from the management. They thought it was under control. The ants were so bad that they got into their food and laundry. So he went back to the manager and they put them up in a cabin which I thought was very nice. But the problem I had was that they actually put another camper in the same spot within the hour. Unacceptable. Probably will not stay again, as we found out we had ants as well. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
159
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

A nice park. New paved roads and pads. Our site had some dirt where a patio should be, but overall well cared for with a very nice and helpful staff. We stayed here for Carowinds so being right next to the park was great! They have a new shower facility in the campground that was clean and private for users. Each shower has its own room. Roads are narrow, but definitely fine for one way traffic. The only issue would be if someone were going the opposite direction. Our visit was peaceful and pleasant. Our site was a back-in that was fairly easy to get in to, but the pull through sites are definitely the easiest in the park. All sites looked level while walking except the ones near the store/pool used mainly by tents. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
191
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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