North Carolina State Fairgrounds

     


Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone: (919) 612-6767

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $25 5/2015


Latitude: 35.7965131450691
Longitude: -78.7181568145752

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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
  • 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

35 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

docj

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our third time staying here and it is still the best RV park value in the Raleigh area. All sites are back-in and could accommodate our 40MH with enough room to park our toad in front. The roads are wide and backing in is no problem. Roads and sites are gravel and the sites are pretty level. The utilities work well once you understand how to turn the water on. Security is provided by the fairgrounds police. There is no tax so $25/night is all you pay. Out of state checks are accepted (as is cash.) We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Always check the fairgrounds calendar to see if there are any major events scheduled when you want to use a site. Normally there are plenty of unused sites except during state fair and on NC State football weekends.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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PERRELLAS

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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Very good experience. Wish they would reserve the space once you got there and paid so we would be assured of the same spot we chose and paid for when we had to leave twice for repairs. We shall see if the plastic bag over the power pole continues to hold our site. Many of the sites are level but many are not for our 45' motorhome. Large sites with grassy area in-between. A bit dusty from crushed cement entrance roads but once inside the loop it's less. Looks like a few people have been there a while as the grass under their trailers was high but the grounds are neat and well kept. Security is ongoing and friendly. The train noise is occasional but not bothersome even though I'm a very light sleeper. They have a huge flea market on the weekends and lots of events going through out the year. Would stay here again. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in the area and events right on the fairgrounds.

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C Rolf Milton

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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Easy access, though hard to find, if you haven't been here before. Virtually, no direction signs. No pull through sites, but plenty of room to unhook a car or trailer. If you need a bath house or washer/dryer, you wont find them here. This is a place to park with reasonable elbow room and conveniently placed hook ups.

For the money, a bargain. Bring cash or checks. Credit cards not accepted. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

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docj

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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This is our second time staying here; it is a great, convenient place to stay in a city that is not particularly RV-friendly. The park is rather basic, but is clean and well-run. We feel safe here. This stay was different than our first in that there was a major Wolfpack football game this weekend and the park was completely full Friday night. Despite the fact that we were surrounded by fanatical football fans, things were fairly quiet. The game didn't end until nearly 7pm but we were able to get back to the campground around 9pm without a problem. At $25/night it's a great value; we will definitely return whenever we visit our family here. It's worth noting that there was decent free wifi although we used our Verizon 4G. Satellite signals are easy to get because there aren't any trees! We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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cherylbrv

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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This is a very nice place to stay. Although not completely scenic (not on a lake or mountains, etc), the grounds are very well kept and the lot sizes are huge and very easy to back into. Each comes with its own trash can which is emptied daily and a light post. No tables or fire pits, but you can always set up your own chairs and portable grill outside, which is just fine for our lifestyle. There are also no other amenities such as bathrooms, showers or dump station. This is also not the type of place that has long term or permanent residents. Most of the other RVs were the high end sort, making our high end 5'er look cheap and insignificant! The wifi signal we had was the best so far! It was mostly empty except for the weekend, when there was a huge football game and a horse show in town (the camping area of the fairgrounds is next to the horse area). I would definitely stay here again. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Nana2

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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This is an easy on and off place to stay. We were here two weeks and found it as others stated. The sites varied from level to not so much. Ours was level and plenty long enough for a 37' fifth wheel. Security came around before we finished setting up to collect the fee. Each site has 20/30/50 amp hook ups. The water pressure was low even though the park was not full during the week. Weekends it was mostly booked because of NC State games and horse shows. Since there are no reservations, I will return on a weekday. Verizon signal was strong and satellite good with no trees to block it. Wi-fi worked for a short time in the mornings, then was mostly unavailable. It was generally quiet, and the one pep rally for the game stopped at 11:00. Other nights there was no noise. Do not attempt to get in when the game lets out. Officers block the roads for traffic to exit, and you may wait an extended period. It was our first time here, and we will return when visiting our daughter. The price was fair for full hookups, and we felt safe. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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ClackCampers

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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As mentioned before, this is not a destination campground. It is a fantastic stopping point in Raleigh. Easy on and off the interstate. Would stay here again. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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AnnS

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was pretty level with easy access for our 43 ft motorhome. There isn't a bathhouse so you need to be self contained. Wi-Fi worked most of the time. This is not a destination campground however it is in a great location if you're in the Raleigh area. There was a horse show going on the weekend we were here so the campground was almost full. No reservations, cash only, friendly staff. The campground was pretty quiet. The leash rule needs to be enforced. While walking my leashed dogs I had 4 incidences that other dogs ran up to mine. Two of the dogs scared the crap out of me. The poop clean up rule also needs to be enforced. I've never seen so many people not clean up after their dogs. Gross. Be a responsible pet owner so you don't ruin it for everyone else. We will stay here again. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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LifeRebooted

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Right inside Raleigh, across from PNC arena. Level sites, crushed gravel. Trees still young, no shade, good spacing between sites. Takes cash or checks only. Good Wi-Fi most of the time, sometimes will kick you off. Dog friendly: You're inside the fairgrounds so lots of space to walk dogs. No amenities but close to city, easy to get to, and full hookups for a great price. Would stay here again. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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adsaxs

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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The campground is just off Youth Center Drive. Go through gate H7 (Horse Complex), the campground is just beyond the horse complex up on a small hill. It is a bit confusing; you might want to call for exact directions. All of the roads are on packed gravel including the sites. A water truck comes by every couple of days to keep the dust down. Some of the sites are longer and more leveled then others. All of the sites are back-ins and have full hookups. The utilities are usually located in the back, some even further back then others. All sites have 20/30/50 amp electrical service. The voltage was good at about 120. The campground was fairly quiet at night. Some train noise, but they usually run during the day time. There are neither bathrooms nor showers. There is Wi-Fi, but we did not use it. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here. This is a very good campground considering it is located within a major city. We would definitely come back here if we were in the area. Our rig is 32 feet long. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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G&TplusH

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent 11 days here while visiting friends nearby. Large, easy to access sites, all back-ins but very easy to maneuver. No restrooms or showers, so you must be self-contained. Felt safe, as public safety officers always patrolling. Sites are gravel and some are fairly level, but most are not, so extra blocks are necessary. Dust was the only reason I didn't rate a 9. They did come by once with water truck, but needed to do it daily to effectively keep dust down. We will stay here again for sure! We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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docj

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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As others have said, this is no-frills camping but it is clean, relatively level and the utilities work all for a total cost of $25 per night in a major city. I can't think of a better deal than that. The staff we interacted with were polite and pleasant. Yes, there are lights at night, but calling it "lit like a prison" is a bit of an exaggeration. Some sites may be longer than others but we had no problems finding one for our 40' MH. Considering that there are very few RV parks on the west side of Raleigh this is a great find. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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L. Allen

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is no-frills camping. FHU sites lined up in rows with little room between. The section we were in was fairly new and not many sites were level. Whole area is lighted up at night like a prison even though it's not near any streets outside the fairgrounds. There are no amenities, no restrooms, no tables, no host. Convenient to shopping. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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wjzcbn

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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There are two campgrounds, this review is for the newer. This is a fairly clean park with occasional aircraft noise. I say fairly clean because of the large number of cigarette butts. Sites are long, narrow, near-level gravel and dirt, separated by narrow strips of grass. There are no trees, picnic tables, or fire rings. Roads are wide dirt and gravel in good condition. Staff are friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi signal is strong near the antenna, but I was unable to get online. Verizon LTE works well. There are showers somewhere in the fairgrounds complex, but they are locked. One must phone and get a staffer to open them. The entrance is on the west side of Youth Center Drive at 35.79633 -78.71773, marked Horse Complex Event Parking Only H7. Turn left at the fork, and drive 0.3 miles to the entrance on the left. Pick a site, phone the number on the sign, and someone will come out to take your payment, cash or check. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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rwalsh

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We were happy with our stay here. The park is very large with hundreds of sites. It only fills up for the state fair. There is no shade and no real amenities. We liked it because it was very convenient to our family and every thing we wanted to do in Raleigh. There are not many campgrounds in Raleigh, and this one is the most centrally located. The park is extremely well maintained by the fairgrounds staff. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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