Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Raleigh, North Carolina



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

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $25 6/2015

Latitude: 35.7965131450691
Longitude: -78.7181568145752

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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38 Reviews

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Lesterosu

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
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The park was very comfortable, and quiet. We stayed for 5 days. The leash policy needed to be enforced, and so did the clean up policy. We were here during a horse show. The first couple days there were only a few campers but the last 3 days the campgrounds were almost full. Many dogs running without a leash and not all owners picked up after their pets. The electric was out for a day during our stay. We will stay here again when visiting family. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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belgique

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
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Fantastic. I've paid much more at other CG's and got a lot less. Agree with the other posts. The upper area is very nice and well landscaped. There are a zillion sites spread throughout the fairgrounds but most stay in this area, above the horse park. Excellent wifi. Very quiet park. They water sprayed the roads several times a day so dust was not a problem. Security officers are very friendly and helpful. One told me that direction signs are finally being made and will be installed soon. He also said there will be a check-in building constructed. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Many excellent Mediterranean restaurants in the area...Google it. Huge malls nearby.

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docj

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
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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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bonniesoo

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
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Very nice campground at a very good price! Security drives by often & water truck waters the main road each day to keep dust down...good wifi at site. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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PERRELLAS

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $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: December, 2014 - $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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docj

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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: August, 2014 - $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: 28
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
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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: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $25.00
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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: 168
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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: May, 2014 - $25.00
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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: 151
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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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