14 Parks near Denver, North Carolina
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Stayed for a week. When we called for a reservation they said they had one site left "in the back." When we got there it was way in back and too small. They gave us another which was OK. The park is large and rambling. I cleaned a bag of garbage, socks and plastic water bottle, etc., out of the fire pit. We were in the largest portion which looked like a run down trailer park. We had to drive to the pool and laundry as we were so far in the back. The pool and laundry were good. Our site was listed as a pull through but my husband noted large branches the day we arrived. He notified the office and they said they would "have someone look into it." A week later we backed out of our pull through. I would probably not stay there again unless I got a site up front on level ground. - TailsAwagging
Jan 2016 - $30.00
We've stayed here off and on for the last year. We pay the weekly rate. Office staff is always friendly and helpful. If they have room, they let us pick our site. Good water pressure, wifi is ok most of the time. Most interior roads are paved, sites are gravel. Not all sites are big rig friendly or level. It's mostly permanent residents with many long-term workers from the power plant also staying here. It's an older campground but well-managed. No dog park. - Flippitti
Aug 2015 - $27.00
Tried to over charge, but the folks that came in after us paid the lesser amount. They did refund us. Sites are very unleveled and short for a 38 ft 5th. Most all sites are for long term folks. was acceptable for a week. - Maverickpro203
Apr 2016 - $40.00
We are in a 40' motorhome towing a vehicle. We stayed here for a few nights. The campground is 99% permanent residents (aka trailer park) with less than a dozen sites reserved for transients, off the main road in the middle of the campground. They're all back-ins, most are under trees. We had an FHU site near the lake. Some of the sites are terraced because everything slopes down to the boat ramp at the lake. But despite being terraced, our site wasn't level. Sites are gravel, roads are mostly paved. The hookups are way in the back but the sites are also long and wide so you have the room to maneuver your rig to reach the pedestal. Sites have a fire ring and a picnic table.
Wifi was nonexistent so we used our own. When you check in, you're charged $10 for an electronic key card to enter the park. You get it back in cash when you return the card at check out. That means that any guests who want to visit will have to go to the office and pay a fee just to see you. There's no off leash dog park, restrooms smelled moldy (I could smell it from the outside) and there wasn't a flat surface in the park.
The main reason we likely won't come back is because of the buzzing power lines that run right over the middle of the park. They're loud enough to be disturbing, and sound as if you have live electricity crackling above you all the time. Well you do but I don't want to constantly hear it. I don't understand how anyone can live under that. - Flippitti
Jul 2014 - $35.00
This is a clean well maintained campground with a pool, mintature golf, and a store. Nice size lots with some lots have a great view of the lake. Would recommend this campground to other campers. Very friendly staff and campers. - Jaretaz
Sep 2011 - $35.00
This is a large campground with great many 'permanent' seasonal residents. Campers are generally well cared for and grounds are neat and well kept up. There are not a large number of sites available for drive-ups. Currently there is a large workforce here to work on the local electric plant and there were very few sites available. Staff was friendly and helpful. - nancy42
Oct 2016 - $75.00
Sites were very tight with so many bushes, a picnic table, and our neighbors vehicle that we were barely able to open our basement doors. We were in a 40 foot motorhome and the electrical, cable and fresh water connections were at the front of the site. Our electrical and cable hookups would not reach without extensions. We have never had that problem before. Most disturbing however, was the sewer hookup. The sewer connection was set down into a concrete cone and the standard elbow connector would not screw into the sewer at all so we were unable to hook up sewer. We were given a "waterfront site" which was actually mud with some water in the middle of the canal since the lake was extremely low. I would not use this park again at any price! - Deborah Neal
Apr 2016 - $70.00
Problem we had with this park was difficulty in getting a 35 ft. travel trailer into our site. Takes a lot of backing to get in and out. They help guide you, but was still tight. Park looks nice and would be great for boaters. WiFi is good. Utilities are far in rear of site so you will need extentions. Some sites are all concrete and some just have concrete for your rig's wheels and the rest gravel. We would find another place to stay on next trip in this area. - padre
Oct 2015 - $78.00
To call this a resort is a stretch. Granted, it provide boat access to Lake Norman, it doesn't have much else. There is a tiki bar, but it wasn't open. There were no other services. The couple running the park(workcampers) were marvelous. Because of our size, we were limited to just a very few sites, maybe 5. Because the steep decline to get to sites, we were directed to back out of our site upon leaving (about 200-250 feet uphill). It was obvious why we couldn't go down to where most of the sites were located, because we would have scrapped the rear of the coach. We could see where MANY travel trailers and smaller coaches had scrapped previously. Sites were nicely sized, level, with tables, and all with some grass. There was a nice, moderate-to-high priced, restaurant across the street. Food was good, buy probably not worth the price. Would not return. - EdGuru
Apr 2011 - $20.00
This park was close to home for us in case things just sucked. They didn't. Really liked the park, and would stay again. You can hike trails, bike ride, and swim in the lake. The bathhouse was your average state park type bath house. Clean for the most part, but not 5 star or anything. Each site has picnic table, grill, and lantern pole. Down side is that it has no electricity, so we couldn't run a/c. On a really hot day this probably would suck. However when we stayed here the weather was very comfortable. The sites are very well shaded, so this helped keep things cooler. We were somewhat limited by not having electricity, but as dry camping goes this wasn't a terrible experience. They do allow generators but noise restrictions require they be turned off after 10pm. We camped next door to the camp host and they were very friendly and helpful. - Soph
Nov 2010 - $20.00
Camped here with a large group of geocachers, some that stayed in the family area and others that stayed in the Group tent camping area. The family camping area has 33 sites, some with a view of the lake. Each site in this area has a paved parking area and large tent pad. My pop up fit well on the paved driveway but it was somewhat unlevel. Travel trailers larger than about 24 feet may be challenged for room. The one bath house in this area was clean and the hot water was adequate. The park was quite attractive and large. I would have given a slightly higher rating but was somewhat aggravated that the family camping area and group camping areas are separated by gates and they lock these at 6 PM. We had friends in the group site but could not visit with them after 6 pm. - jrackley
Dec 2016 - $42.00
We have stayed here many times, coming and going, close to home. Very nice park. We thought we were getting electric and water but ended up electric only. Price too high but may have been error. Some sites slope a little. We did not have reservation and they we're very full. - horseylady
Jul 2016 - $43.00
This KOA is very easy to get to from I-77, in fact, I-77 runs right alongside of it. We spent one night here with a 25' travel trailer. They gave us one of their pull thru sites. It was very close to the highway. The sites are gravel, and the access roads are paved. Our site wasn't very level, side to side or front to back. We were kind of handicapped with the front to back, as we wanted to leave the truck hooked up, but a couple of spacer boards under one side of the trailer fixed the side to side problem. On a level surface, with the truck hooked up, our trailer is almost perfectly level.
The campground is clean, however in one day, I noticed several small things the should be fixed.
The wifi is fast and strong, and free. The staff is friendly and helpful.
There is a nice pool.
Other than the road noise, I'd recommend this camp ground. - Jimal
May 2016 - $45.00
I wanted to like this campground because the staff are so kind and helpful. However, the full hook-up sites are too close for comfort to your neighbor. We could hear everything the people in the next site were doing, saying, what they were eating, etc. In general, the campground is crowded. We've camped all over America and unfortunately this is one of our least favorite as a destination. It is close to the Lake Norman state park and about 40 minutes to Charlotte. The kids enjoyed the pool, and the laundry has great washers and dryers. This area has very few campgrounds, but we will stay again only if no other options. - Roadschool
Mar 2015 - $30.00
The price here is very low, which might be a plus. The bathroom, which is basically inaccessible to most of the RV spots, is also the worst we've seen on our entire trip around the country. It looked like a bombed-out tool shed and wasn't stocked with any TP, soap, etc.
As reported in several other reviews, the husband is a very difficult and unhappy person. Unfortunately, his wife runs everything and is often gone, so you very likely will have to deal with him. Everything we communicated with the office was lost, confused, or not passed on to the appropriate person.
Others report an OK, stay, and I can see that happening if you can avoid dealing with the office and don't mind using your own RV's bathroom/shower. If so, might be worth a look. Otherwise, no way. We certainly won't be back. - 5thWheelAroundTheCountry
May 2014 - $25.00
They take cash only, hmmm that was very interesting. Also, good luck trying to level. I have a 40 ft motorhome and I got nowhere near level after 30 minutes of trying. Watch out for the speed bumps on the east side of the property. They are impossible to hit straight so everything in your refrigerator and cabinets will be thrown around big time. No use in returning to this one. - Johnnyboy21
Dec 2012 - $25.00
This is more of a trailer park with some transient sites. Owner was helpful in backing us in and giving directions needed for morning travel. Small area for dog walking. Cash only. - dotr
Jun 2015 - $13.00
Stayed at Apollo from May through July & October on a monthly basis. The park is well operated. Primarily a monthlies park, but very scenic and clean. The owners are very nice folks. Request a paved site as most are grassy sites. - Dngreen51
May 2014 - $30.00
We were just passing thru and hubby wanted to tour the Nascar areas, so we picked this campground for 1 night. It was very clean and quiet and everyone was friendly. It is a no-frills campground tailored for the race crowds.Very close to the racetrack and Concord Mills. - WyldeRaven
Apr 2014 - $20.00
Rate reflects weekly fee, which included electric. Owner does not accept credit cards. Cash or check only. Finding the entrance is difficult and after entering there is a very difficult right turn to get to the office. Be careful of low hanging tree limbs. The park is divided between camper sites and mobile homes on permanent sites. Mostly grass sites but there are a few paved 30amp sites. Utilities are suspect because of age and amateur installations. Fresh water bib is buried in ground and sewer connections are too close to the fresh water connection. Be sure to disinfect the fresh water connection. Sites are not very level and the surfaces are not hard so blocks under the leveling jacks are a must, particularly if it has just rained. The noise from the speedway can be annoying. Good restaurants close by and the best Walmart and Lowe's hardware store we have found anywhere. Make a reservation at the Speedway Club for lunch, absolutely fabulous and very very reasonable. The tour of the Speedway and the NASCAR Museum are excellent even if you are not a NASCAR affection ado. After you are shown your site, that is the last you will have any assistance from the owners. Unless you need to be near the Charlotte Speedway a different location may be more suitable. We may return but I would request a site on the hill near the entrance. - Boat Defender
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We've stayed here several times with satisfaction based on the location and rate. This past time, however, we noticed a slight degradation of value. While it is still a large entirely gravel parking lot with clean restrooms a long walk from most sites, with no cable, pool or amenities, what gave us pause was that they have restricted the WIFI to just the main office. So no longer can you use wifi from your site and the office closes at 9pm. This was disappointing and with all of the above, we may seek alternatives next time. - McGarrert50
Mar 2016 - $27.00
We have stayed here several times in the past. This park is a facility associated with Charlotte Motor Speedway and is available for camping throughout the year with some dates blacked out for events in the racing complex. The area is basically a large gravel lot with pull through full hook up sites, however during events they become back in sites. The shower house and laundry room are both clean and well taken care of. This park caters to fully self-contained RVs, no tents or pop-ups have ever been seen by us here. The secured shower house is quite away from the main parking area. The sites are easy to level up on and have easy central access to hookups. - Teacher's Pet
Nov 2015 - $21.00
This is a great park with open, graveled sites, very close to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Bruton Smith Blvd. It is actually located on the speedway property next to Tom Johnson Camping Center sales and service center. They are wide long pull-throughs. The only downside to staying there is you have to vacate the property every time the is an event at the speedway, unless you are willing to pay $100.00 per night for the blackout period (assuming there is a site available). - Dngreen51
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stay at this park often. There aren't many RV choices in the area. It is convenient to many areas of Charlotte. It's a very basic park, the clean and level sites. Some long term residents but everything is well kept. Fairly quiet considering the big roads around it. Good 50 amp service and sewers, good water pressure. Friendly owner. - GranNan06
May 2016 - $60.00
Owner was very accommodating, he helped set trailer in camp site under very wet conditions. Park is kept very neat and clean by employees continually picking up any trash. We stayed there for 10 days during race week. This park has a very safe, family type atmosphere. This was our second 10 day stay. We will definitely stay again. Best location for races in the area and cleanest by a long shot. On site store and gas station.. Very level lots with excellent drainage. Full hook ups. Owner constantly checks to see if you need anything. Porta-potties cleaned/pumped daily, very clean and this was during race week. This is by far the cleanest camp ground near track. There were full sun or shaded lots, many options. - Gary Ohio Camper
May 2016 - $25.00
This is a smaller RV Park, but it has huge overflow fields used for race weekends. It's RIGHT next to Charlotte Motor Speedway...walking distance. So, race weekends are crazy crowded. But the rest of the time it is awesome. The regular park has full hookups, pull through sites. The sites are fairly good size and level. It is very convenient to 85 and 485. Near Concord Mills, lots of shopping.
If you come during race time, the overflow fields are mostly dry camping...just a field to park in with porta potties...but it is really convenient. - GranNan06
Apr 2016 - $33.00
A good location for an overnight stop, or for events at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I would have concerns about navigating this park if it was full. The sites were very crowded. The site surface was grass. We stayed here two separate, single nights. The owners were very pleasant, and came around with a mobile credit card reader to check us in. - MThome
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Camped in a 45 foot motor home with tow car. Called ahead and given better directions to park entrance. Met at park entrance and led to our site by very friendly owner. He hooked up to utilities for us. We parked in the transient area, which is a large grass field. We only needed to stay one night. - eaglessoc
Apr 2014 - $50.00
Nightly there were drag races occurring across the road at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Pros: directly across the road from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, very friendly and helpful ownership. Cons: the slightly inclined grass sites would probably not be a good thing if it was wet or raining and the strangest hookups I have ever seen. Below ground (in a box) and at the very back of the sites. The sewer and water connections were just inches apart. If the sewer somehow wasn't connected properly and overflowed, it would flow on top of the water outlet. I can't imagine how this setup ever passed code. I needed 25 feet of sewer hose to barely reach the sewer connection. There is no WiFi and no recycling. Despite the cons, we would definitely consider staying here again for a couple of days if we wanted to attend an event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. - Byron Bailey