Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort

     


Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Phone: (252) 354-2250

Sites: 375
Recent Rate: $50 4/2015


Latitude: 34.6598193453524
Longitude: -77.0592427253723

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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USMCRET

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

First time at this park. Was a little surprised that the terrain wasn't flat like so much of the NC coast. Our site was located at the crest of a hill in the red section. As such, we had an ocean view...again, not something we're used to on the NC coast. The park is spotlessly clean. Management really keeps after this place. Crews go around the park all day picking up trash, cigarette butts, and dog waste left by uncaring guests (Grrrrr). The sites are grass covered and here again, it's manicured. I was really impressed with the care provided to this facility. The young gentleman behind the customer service counter has to be one of the friendliest people I've encountered in that position. He could not do enough to make us feel welcome and informed about the area. All of the staff I encountered (including the guys picking up dog waste) were pleasant, smiling, and appeared happy to be there. In short, I was impressed with this place. If you're looking for a nice oceanfront location on the Crystal Coast, look no further. This place does it right. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Site #64 Red is at the top of the hill overlooking the ocean.

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Bill Highland Heights Ky

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

Date of Stay: - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here 4 days in the yellow section. Very close to the ocean. Site was level but we had issues staying connected to Wi-Fi even though the Wi-Fi antenna was only 20 feet away. Campground is a bit pricey but the ocean makes it bearable. Will stay here again. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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skoolieowner

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome park for us, we arrived Tuesday as a stop over for Wilmington, we ended up staying 5 days. We met a lot of great people and made friends, everyone on the staff was wonderful and very helpful The beach was 1 minute away. The market was very handy. We are planning to go back next year if there would of been shade. I would went with a 10 for us, it fit our lifestyle. Perfect wine, food, beach and great company. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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rebcon

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

Our campsite was a few short steps from the ocean--a nice spacious, level site, although not all the campsites are as nice. Some are on a steep grade. The restrooms are immaculate. Camp store is nice. Did not use the pool. This campground offers some amenities a la carte which is great if you don't need cable or internet for example, you can save the money. Staff is very helpful and friendly. This was our second visit, and we would definitely return. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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tobyjug

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well maintained campground with full hookups and friendly staff that checked us in.The road is paved, but the pads are grass. There is security at the front gate. The pads are level, some pull through and some back in. This is an older campground which isn't as big rig friendly and access is tight. Fairly quiet, but not a lot of privacy around the RV, a few shade trees, plenty of grass and a picnic table. We were on a slight hill, so we were lucky enough to get a view of the water. There is a trash pick up from your site. The bathrooms and laundry are spotless. Very dog friendly, but they are very strict on the pick up after your pet policy, and so there are plenty of pick up bags on most corners. However, we did find that the grass had lots of burrs in it. The beach access is great  and just steps from your RV. Cell is fine, but any extras such as WiFi, 50amps, or pets are extra per day which does add to the nightly cost. There are plenty of food stores, restaurants, and sightseeing close by. Without a doubt this is the best campground in the area. It gets pretty hectic at the weekend but is very quiet during the week. We would stay here again.         We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Maxine and Cinder

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

Fabulous location on the barrier island! The campground sits on a small hill that slopes towards the dunes. Sites on the hill have a view of the water. Sites fronting the dunes do not, but have great beach access. The campground has nicely paved roads, lots of well maintained grass and some (not a lot) of trees. There is lots of green, but not that much shade. Our site was near the dunes and it was generously sized and easy to access. The entrance to the campground is a little bit constricted, so watch for that. We loved this campground. The only real negative is that the base rate is expensive and there are extra charges for everything. Cable is another $2 per day, a dog is another $5 a day, and there is also a charge for guests who stay over an hour and for wifi. Laundry is also expensive, but the facilities are immaculate. Note that the coin machine and half of the dryers were not working at the time we were there. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Bob Ratliff

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

The only reason I didn't rate this campground a 10 was because, (and I fully understand why), there is a policy in place that no rugs larger than 2x3'can be put out. There's just something about being able to use a large mat to add another dimension to your space. The staff apparently have a difficult time enforcing this policy because I noticed many with large rugs out their full stay. We promptly took ours up when we found a note on our door reminding us of the policy. Although the sites for the most part are grassy, I still like to set my bare-feet on a nice clean rug. With that said we had a great time. The park is really clean and well kept, staff is great. There is an additional cost for 50 amp and cable TV. We will definitely return another day. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Redlinez

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $87.00
Overall Rating:      

For a weekend trip to the beach from the Raleigh area, this is the best there is. It is definitely overpriced, but so are the Outer Banks campgrounds that are much farther to drive to. I would not call the red section sites small, about like any other beach campground. The bathhouse was great and was air conditioned. Emerald Isle is a great little beach town, too. They offer recycle bins and dog waste bags, just no area just for dogs. Very clean park and super helpful staff. The best staff of any campground I've visited. Obviously well treated and compensated. Highly recommend Rucker John's for eating nearby. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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skiptatum

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking for a campground near the ocean and overpriced, then this is for you!! The entrance and exit is terrible and sites are as tight as you can get. Big rig, forget it. The advertising says cable TV and Wi-Fi, yes, you pay extra for that. $2 a day for cable and $7.95 a day for Internet. The site that I had could have been a bit more level. The staff in the office was very nice and very well should be for $80 a night. My family and I will not be returning. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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NorCalRVer

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has color coded sections, yellow being closest to the ocean, red with ocean views, blue, and then orange which is convenient to the pool, office, and store. The yellow sites do not have an ocean view due to the sand dune. Permanent trailers are parked in the perimeter sites. The sites are fairly level and grassy. Except for moldy grout on the changing area floor, showers are clean and have good water pressure. The stalls are tiny fiberglass cubicles, but the changing area is fairly roomy. There is no place to walk dogs except through camp sites. Pick up bags are provided. The base price for our site was $65 - there is a $5 charge for 50 amp, $5 for each dog, and $5 for guests. After checking in and reading the campground brochure we realized we were in violation of their 'absolutely no electric water heater' policy. During our visit the park was only about 1/3 full and it was busy. Imagine it would be a zoo during peak season. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Peter0429

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the best east coast beach campground I have been to. The lots are not paved but they are flat and grassy. This is not the typical sand pit parking lot that I have been to on the east coast. The sites are very wide and the entries and exits are easy. They escort you to your site which is helpful as well. It is difficult to come up with criticisms. The location is perfect and most sites are an easy walk to a great beach. The only detracting factor is that the place is populated primarily with travel trailers. There are only a minority of class A coaches. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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User1957

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a clean, well equipped resort. It has a playground with nice equipment for kids. Several very nicely appointed bath houses with clean showers. All amenities a family will need. There are shaded sites and open sites. We had a open site on the highest point in the campground, so we had a view of the ocean and a good sea breeze. We turned off the A/C at bedtime and had a nice breeze to sleep with in early June. Easy walk to the beach as well. There is a super view from the gazebo they have on top of a tall dune where they also have a hot dog and ice cream grill. Staff was nice. We thought it was worth the expense. We will stay here again with our kids. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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atallen2003

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

We have three kids, 7, 4, and 2. They had a WONDERFUL time here. Going from the beach to the pool to the playground in one park was so very convenient! We had an oceanfront site so we could hear the ocean all night. It was great. The staff were very friendly and the park was exceptionally clean. We had an all around fantastic experience here and will be back next year. The price was high, but, they are one of only two campgrounds on the ocean in that area, so, you will pay a price to camp here. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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deerslayer

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $110.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground, BUT not worth $110 a night Will not be back. There are other campgrounds just as nice for less money. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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carderh

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $93.00
Overall Rating:      

I echo the sentiments of the July 2010 ($99) reviews, including that I will not be back. (Except that it is the only decent beach campground on the island; and my grandchildren wanted to go to the beach.) The campground is phenomenal except for the steep price. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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