7 Parks near Mount Gilead, North Carolina
Jul 2008 - $10.00
This campground is listed as a Coast to Coast campground. Upon arriving, we found that it is a huge permanent site "trailer park". The ten daily rental sites are in a gravel parking lot. We did have sewer, water, and 30 amp service, but we were unable to put out our awning or chairs, because there is only room for six campers in a line end to end. There is no room to put out awning because other campers must drive within inches of your camper to exit the parking lot which is where your camper is located. If someone is camping in front of you and you need to hook up your tow vehicle, you are out of luck unless they move their camper first. We will never return here! It is shocking that this is a Coast to Coast campground. - T. Garrell
May 2016 - $18.00
This is a nice park however I was disappointed with the electric feed. North Carolina State Parks often do not have hookups so I was happy to find that there was electric hookup at this park. I had a nice pull thru site but then the trouble with the electricity started. The feed was set too high - 127 volts with spikes and as a result my unit kept tripping. I also had the error message the AC had Reverse Polarity, which I've been told means some wires were crossed during installation. Not a critical error on my panel board but perhaps part of the overall problem. I gave up trying to resolve the issue and just turned the power off. Park staff told me feed into the system had been elevated to accommodate the sites further away from the control box. I'm not an electrician but if this configuration was installed to save money on the installation then it might hurt in the end. The staff member said they get a lot of complaints about the electric hookups. Maybe they should install multiple control boxes over the park area and bring the load feed down. I doubt if I will return for a multi night stay but may return for one night. - obxblond
May 2016 - $18.00
Cold water in the showers only.
No full hookups. 50/30/20 amp electric loop C only. - R V Camper
Nov 2015 - $25.00
I wrote a review last November pointing out the low power voltage. In our stay this year, I discovered the voltage was normal. The camp host told us they worked on the electrical service earlier this year. Apparently they fixed the problem. - Ken H.
May 2009 - $5.00
We had another nice stay at West Morris Mountain over the Memorial Day weekend. A work crew had been in to clean up the sites and trails. The clean-up resulted in cut wood being available for fires. The campground was over half filled, but remained quiet. The restrooms were clean and well stocked. - dmaerz
Mar 2009 - $5.00
If you are self-contained, small (under 24'), and looking for a rustic campground, West Morris Mountain is perfect. Part of the Uwharrie National Forest, West Morris Mountain provides easy access for hiking in the Uwharrie Mountains. The campground has vault toilets, but no water or other amenities. The campsites are on a paved loop and offer privacy for campers. It was great for a one night campout with our children. - dmaerz
Apr 2009 - $12.00
Badin Lake campground is in Uwharrie National Forest; and has 35 sites (We had site #13.) This is one of two campgrounds in the Uwharrie National Forest. The other one (Arrowhead) has some electric sites but it is not next to the lake. This campground is next to the lake but it does not have electricity and it has only 34 sites. Reservations are needed for the weekends even the first weekend in May. It is a beautiful campground overlooking the lake. Open year round. Each site has a picnic table, grill, lantern post and tent pad. There are toilets and showers and the host kept them really clean. Fee $12. Get good directions before you drive in – if you take the road after the BP gas station on route 109 you will save yourself about three miles of traveling on gravel roads – even taking this road you will still have a mile or two of gravel to take and potholes. There were sites for big rigs but the drive in is slow and hard for large RV”s and you wonder if you will be the only ones there. There are two loops to this campground and when we pulled in about the half the sites were taken and all were reserved for the weekend. It was like all of a sudden there was civilization. If your site is on the water you can launch your kayak or fish off the banks. There are a few boat docks in the forest, hiking trails, bike trails and picnic areas. It is a beautiful forest and the host was excellent – helped us back in and gave us maps of the area and other information that we needed. This campground is about an hour away from Seagrove with over 100 pottery shops and the NC Pottery Center and Museum considered the top pottery village in the USA. Very interesting! - gsnakehill
Jun 2015 - $25.00
We spent our first weekend there. It is a very attractive campground. The sites vary greatly from fairly large and private to small and cramped. Several sites offer 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical service. There is no water at individual sites, only spigots throughout the campground. There is a paved hiking trail around the campground, as well as dirt paths down to the lake. Keep in mind that there is a fairly rough dirt road the final mile or so getting there, but the park is paved. There is a dump station. - Ken H.
Jan 2014 - $9.00
A MLK Weekend Camping trip with two families and a near empty campground. Arrowhead was clean and well maintained. The electrical service was adequate for our heat and other needs. The restrooms were clean with some heat and hot showers. The sites are of varying sizes, most back-in and some pull- throughs. All are fine for our pop-up, but larger units will need to select carefully. Each site has a table, grill, fire pit, and lantern post. Wood was scarce, but available from local vendors. The paved path around the campsite was nice for walking and would be good for bicycles. The Badin Lake trail is easily accessible and well maintained. We also enjoyed geocaching, finding 6 cages during the weekend. Overall we enjoyed the campground and will return. - dmaerz
Oct 2013 - $18.00
This campground is part of the National Forest Service. The road to the campground is paved except for the last 1/3 of a mile. The campground itself is easy to negotiate and the spaces are usually quite roomy and wooded. The campground is typically quiet and great for families. As for pull-thru sites, there are only a few and that is a bit of a stretch. The back-in sites are easy to negotiate for the most part. I camp here numerous times per year and always have a wonderful time. - Scot H.
May 2011 - $25.00
The place appears to be more like an industrial site with some kind of sludge filtering machine running, front end loaders etc. Spots are difficult to park in due to hills and sharp angles. Everything is gravel and there is nothing to do. Most of the campers are permanent and very few spots are available. Not what I would call a 'family campground'. The employees are helpful and friendly. I think it's intended more for gold hunters than it is for camping. There are other things to do in the area so I'm told. - amwhatam
Jul 2010 - $25.00
We were here to do genealogy stuff in Albemarle. It is very convenient to there. The campground owners/staff were very friendly and helpful. The sites are fairly level with only 2 sites for larger coaches. Several long term people here and all were friendly. All roads and sites are gravel. We took the time to do some panning for gold and found some flakes. We did not use the shower or restrooms. The laundry was out of order while we were there. We stayed 6 nights and will definitely be back. - buddyw
Aug 2009 - $25.00
This is a working gold mine that has a small campground on the property. We didn't take advantage of any of the gold mining activities, but it looked like fun. We needed a place to stay that was convenient to Albemarle and Concord, and we didn't want to stay at the parking-lot-they-call-campground at the speedway. The campsites are all shaded and relatively level with new gravel. The power, water, sewer, and Wi-Fi all worked and the staff was friendly. There is no cable TV (or even a broadcast TV signal), but our cell phone service worked, which was a nice surprise. The bathrooms and showers can only accommodate one person at a time, and they charge $2 for use of the shower. There is one washer and dryer which is also pay-type. At $25, this campground is a good value, if you have a reason to be this far off the beaten path. - Doraville
Apr 2016 - $9.00
OK family park, very clean. Off the beaten path and lack such full time essentials as park-wide WiFi and full hookup (sewer) at sites. Grounds are very dusty and navigating a big rig can be tricky. OK for a one night stay but not a destination park. Like many of its type it uses the word "resort" a bit too loosely; it is really a very nice campground but not a resort. - Happy Motorhomers
Mar 2016 - $15.00
Pitiful that a beautiful place like this has only a few full hookups and they are ALWAYS taken by their "members". It's 2016 people!! - JOE TRANSOU
Mar 2016 - $1.00
This is a very nice campground. Mostly back ins but nice roads an angled so easy to get in. They have 50 Amp FHU available. The park is older but clean and tidy. Not many with sewers. ATT & Verizon work well. Lots of trees so satellite set up is questionable. Doubt if anyone could use roof mounted. There were some tripods and tailgaters but not many. Restrooms are individual cubicles and clean. No train or Hwy noise. No WiFi at sites. Internal roads are gravel or sand and pads are same. .
Sites are well spaced. The park is very pretty and well kept. Very family friendly, lots for the kids. We were in with C2C Premier and got a very nice site near the center and rate was zero for 50 Amp. Will stay again. - TedandJan