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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+ Only 55+ Only 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
  • Public Phone Public 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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71 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $72.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Carowinds Camp Wilderness so we could visit SCarowinds (Halloween-themed setup). The campground is easy to get to off of I-77 but you will have to contend with some traffic during their busy times. The campground is clean and laid out well. It has easy access to the amusement park. The facilities looked great but we didn't have a need to use them. As nice as this campground is, the best part was the staff. They were extremely helpful with everything. They even allowed for an extended checkout on Sunday as we had to go to a wedding in Lenior. We'll definitely be back for a long weekend when we can enjoy the park more. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
166
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the shuttle to-and-from the actual amusement park. You don't have to contend with parking elsewhere and it runs every 1/2 hour when the park is open.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 22

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

Stopped here to visit family in Charlotte as it was the only campground available. Would rate it higher if our destination was the theme park but it was pricey for our use. Treed campground was partially shaded and grass had little chance to survive with cars and trucks driving and parking on it. We enjoyed a visit to the camp store and a nice clean pool that had few others since it is next door to a water park. Directly under the airport flight path for fairly continuous jet noise. Big amusement and water park next door draws most visitors. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
156
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $69.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here to visit Carowinds Amusement Park so definitely worth the proximity as the campground is right next door. The showers, store/game room, pool, utilities were all top notch. We had a pull through site that was mostly dirt which was terrible when it rained. Otherwise, we loved the park, the employees and our stay. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
156
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

They have a shuttle that transports guests to the adjacent Carowinds Amusement Park. The campground pool is actually staffed by certified lifeguards from Carolina Harbor (Carowinds Water Park) and was perfect for an afternoon swim as many campground guests tend to visit the amusement park during the day.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Closest RV park to Charlotte still 14 miles south, this park is adjacent to and affiliated with the Carowinds Amusement Park. A gigantic waterpark and rollercoaster theme park that actually straddles the NC/SC state line (have NO idea how that works) The RV park is medium sized, with bath houses, a laundry, small general store and swimming pool. The swimming pool, being a part of the Carowinds system was staffed with serious waterpark life guards who were doing the full Stevie Wonder swimmer scan. For a park next to WallyWorld, it was relatively quiet in the camping zones. Although most of the RV'ers here were of the toy-hauler, golf-cart needing, weekend-warriors, it stayed pretty mellow. The biggest demerit was the sites themselves. Narrow concrete pad for the rig was not level and everything else was dirt. Dusty when dry and an absolute quagmire when it rains. Road are very narrow and the sites are too small to park your tow vehicle forcing folks to park on the roads. In our case, we needed two adjacent sites to move their trucks to allow us to back in to our site. Expensive from our perspective. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
142
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We ventured into Charlotte several times. To see the Charlotte Knights; by far the most attended and largest venue we've seen in our MLBB tour. foodie tour with Feast Tours. Charlotte is a large city, but is clean and vibrant with a great downtown (which they call "Uptown"). Lots of really good eateries with fresh young chefs doing the trendy farm to table cuisine. Mexican was typical southern forgettable. NIce brunch at Café Monte in SouthPark.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Stayed in area that is mostly pull throughs. Sites are level. Very close together. On weekends people pack the sites full of multiple vehicles and gear so there isn't much chance for grass to survive. Nice shower facilities. No fenced dog area but good areas to walk the dog. People in office are very nice. Have stayed in the area near the office before. Those sites are mostly not level. Nice laundry area in building where office is. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
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
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Campground is just inside of NC. Buy your gas in SC to typically save up to 25 cents per gallon. Many restaurant and shopping options near by. Campground sign is easy to miss.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here 1 night visiting local friends. The RV Park was OK, average at best. We had a pull thru in our 35 ft 5th wheel. Very little grass & a lot of dirt at our site. The dirt turns to mud when it rains which happened with us. The muddy area near the power/water pole got old very quickly. Restroom/showers were fine, but not many available for the large number of nearby RV sites. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 18

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: 76
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 16

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: 86
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

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: 5

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: 3
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: 113
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 43

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: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

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: 44
States Visited: 23
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: 80
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

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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