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North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground

Raleigh, North Carolina


801 Youth Center Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.79651
Longitude: -78.71816

Elevation: 443' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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62 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice, clean park with full hookups, good WiFi and some OTA channels available. Near NC State College. Great staff. No it's not a "resort", but we found it suited our needs very well. Would not hesitate to stay again. Had no problem finding the park, employee gave me the physical address and was very helpful. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
83
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Near college and downtown.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This campground has full hookups with 50 amps. Sites and roads are gravel, so it can get a bit dusty. Sites are level and a fair amount of space between each site. Roads are big rig friendly. The location is close to NC State University and downtown Raleigh. I wold stay here again. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Big rig Friendly. Easy access in and out if you call or directions. DO NOT use your GPS. Gravel roads and gravel sites. Sites were level and spacious. Very quite. We FT in our MH and we do not use the park amenities so a safe place like this fair ground works great for us. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
83
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 179
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here 4 nights for the Bluegrass music awards show. Not easy to find but we got lucky and when my wife called to see where it was we were parked by a huge facility and the security guy was right behind us so he just led us to the park and checked us in. Very nice guy. As others have said it is behind the horse facility but you have to look closely for the campground sign as it is very small and we drove right buy it as it is on a sign with other wording about the horse facility. Nice level site with good utilities and open sky to get a satellite shot. Very busy city but we had no problem finding parking downtown. We would definitely stay here again if back in the area. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large parking area (a few thru the fair grounds) with full hook ups. No cable but the over the air channels come in ok. Open so Dish worked well. Grassy with gravel not so level sites. Nicely landscaped for a fair show grounds. The horse complex is attached so interesting to go see what is going on and there is often something at the facility. It is closed for the entire month of October though for the fair carney guys. You just come in and find a hookup and then call a number to pay or they will find you at some point. You cannot reserve a spot. Plenty of spaces though even at a big horse show there were still plenty of openings. Easy to navigate and a dump station as well if you wanted to not hook up and just park in the horse lot over night. Easy on and off the highway near 440 and wade avenue (1). Plenty of stuff to do in the area. It is at the NC State arena though so football season and sat was interesting. Lots of people camp out Friday night and Saturday. Verizon works well and they have a wifi that is ok at best. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This parking-lot-style campground has spacious 3 way sites for only $30 a night. Very quiet and nice landscaping. Good wifi. Not THAT hard to find, just follow the directions on the website. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Food Lion is less than two miles away.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second stay here; we were here last June as well. Price hasn't changed, so good value for a nightly rate (downside is that there is no discount if you stay weekly/monthly, so $900/month isn't a great deal). Security guards are super nice. We were here a month this time, and one of the security guys loaned us a weed eater because the landscape crew won't get right around the rig (liability issue). There was a horse show one weekend, and I will stay during a show again. For the most part, dogs were allowed to run around unleashed and the amount of dog poop left everywhere was disgusting. Thankfully the landscape crew did a great job of cleaning after the horse trailers were all gone. So it's convenient for everything we need, but don't expect more than a grass/gravel parking lot. It's no frills, but we'd stay again if in the area. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
67
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very convenient to everything in Raleigh. We have stayed here many, many times. Nothing fancy but a quiet full hookup spot that is not in a parking lot as many fairground spots are around the country. There are a few different sections with the one behind the horse barns being the newest. Bathrooms and showers are inside the fairground area. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 146
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

A good no frills place to stay while attending special events at the fair grounds or the horse arena. Helpful staff. Open space for satellite reception. Adequate wifi. Pleasant stay while we toured the Raleigh area. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Level, clean, good wifi, good water pressure, easy in/out. Address is deceiving; look for the horse complex. Campground will be behind it. This is a no frills campground, No restrooms, no table, no fire ring. Full hook-up All back-in. No reservation taken. ( 200 sites ). We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check events at fair ground, Usually something going on there.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The Park was a pleasant surprise. The RV campground is very basic, a full hook up on a gravel grass spot. Not a problem to get to or back into a spot. There are trees, but mostly open. It was quiet and nice for our stay at the horse show on the grounds. No bathrooms here at RV campsite, no fire ring or picnic tables. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were here for the horse show. Did drive into Raleigh to eat and meet relatives.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

What a great find! Extra large back in spaces with full hookups. No wifi or cable, but we picked up many local TV channels with our antenna. Great Verizon signal so no wifi was ok. Park staff were friendly and professional. Security came by regularly. They were preparing for the state fair so the area was freshly landscaped and everything looked great. We will stay here again for sure. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It can be tricky to find if you're not familiar with the area. Look for Gate H7. Nice Harris Teeter less than 2 miles away.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stay frequently at the State Fairgrounds Campground in Raleigh. Our child is a student at North Carolina State. The campground is directly across from Carter-Finley Stadium & PNC Arena. True, there are no bath houses or restrooms, but each site has water, electric & sewer hookups. The grounds are cleaned daily & the utilities are inspected every other day. Security makes rounds throughout the day & night. A busy horse show venue for North Carolina Horseman is located adjacent to the campground & the shows are easily visible from the campground. It is a great place to rest & relax before NC State football or basketball games. Also, very nice to camp there when concerts are at PNC. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Upper Loop Number 1
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Recommend Crabtree Mall for shopping. Also recommend driving down Hillsborough Street onto the NC State Campus for good nightlife & dining.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We needed a place close to RDU airport. We weren't expecting much, but ended up enjoying our time there. According to their website, the max stay is 14 days, but if they have openings, they'll let you stay (we were there a month). Someone mentioned that the gravel made for lots of dust, but they had a water truck that went through every day of our stay. FHU at $30/day was very reasonable, especially as I ran two A/Cs non stop. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The fairgrounds have about 100 sites, all back-in with full hook-ups. The campground seems to have a mild crest in the middle that gradually slopes on either side. We used site 69 (in our 42 ft coach) which seemed to drain well when it rained. The only negative I can find is that the crushed gravel lanes can create a little bit of dust from cars, etc. in dry weather. The best part about the campground is the closeness & convenience to downtown Raleigh & Cary. We camped at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to Raleigh and Cary.

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