8.9 Excellent
     
Salisbury, North Carolina

Dan Nicholas Park

Salisbury, North Carolina



Salisbury, North Carolina
Phone: (704) 216-7803

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $24 7/2016

Latitude: 35.6324478656228
Longitude: -80.3541326522827

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

43 Reviews

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Review Count: 159
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

In the year since I stayed at this campground, the county has added free wi-fi that worked well, after my Verizon phone couldn't find a signal. Nearly all sites were backin, spacious and needed some leveling. The rate shown was likely a senior rate. The entire campground is in dense woods. The roads through the campground are paved, but the sites are gravel. It appeared that all sites had 30 and 50 amp service along with a water spigot. The park was busy over the weekend, but by Sunday afternoon, nearly everyone left. The 3:00 pm checkout time is good for weekenders. The restrooms were clean and the showers were free and private. The campground is in the much larger Dan Nicholas Park with many shelters and activities galore on the 10 acres fishing lake. It's about 7 miles into Salisbury from the campground. We would definitely stay again if in the area. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

For train watching fans, you can't beat Salisbury. The railroad tracks run through the middle of town and are a major Norfolk Southern and Amtrak route through the state. The NC Transportation Museum is just down the road in Spencer and is well worth a visit for all the RR gear they have. Salisbury is a historic city well worth exploring. Oh yeah, have lunch at Hap's Grill, hot dogs "all the way," and a Cheerwine soda, all served up in a 9 foot wide building.

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Review Count: 159
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are mostly back-in in dense woods, with others within 50 feet or so. No WiFi, but Verizon service was good as were plenty of TV channels. Frustrating to have no exit signs at all, leading me to wander aimlessly trying to find my way out of the campground. OK for big rigs but watch out for nearby trees. Park was full over Father's Day weekend. Checkout time is 3:00 pm, a bonus for weekenders. We'd stay again when in the area. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

NC Transportation Museum in nearby Spencer definitely worth visiting, along with train watching on the Norfolk Southern lines through Salisbury.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped near the lake. Our sites and the ones around us were not level. We finally got leveled with wooden blocks under our levelers. Had one wheel 6 inches off the ground. The county has put a lot of thought and money into the lovely adjacent park. It seems they could spend a few more bucks and bring in some gravel to level the sites. When we first hooked up, my circuit tester showed one leg of the 50 amp service was dead. I contacted the office and within 10 minutes a service man showed up at our site and made the repairs. Apparently the circuit breaker had gone bad. The service man and the lady at the office were both very friendly and helpful. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice county park with plenty of shade. Sites do not have sewer connection, with a dump station available for use on your way out. The roads through the park are paved, with gravel sites. This park has plenty to offer with train, carousel, petting zoo, gem mining, fishing and more. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Our favorite weekend spot. Very wooded and quiet. The sites are gravel but many are not level. Nice firepits that are cleaned after every visit. The bath houses are old, but very clean. Across the pond from the campground is a very large county park that has huge playground and even a small zoo. No sewer hookups on the sites but a dump station is available. Checkout is at 3PM so that allows for a "lazy" departure. We will return. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here while visiting family nearby. Staff was very friendly and helpful, and the park is beautiful. The restroom/bath was first rate, well stocked and cleaned daily. Most of the attractions were closed due to the season, and so for the most part we had the campground to ourselves, a little busier during the weekend. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice staff; quiet; lots of families. Don't expect cell service or satellite TV (thick trees). Nice fire rings. I had a great time and will be back. They told us camping in parts of the winter is 2 nights for the price of one. No generators allowed; no golf carts. I loved the place, I will be back. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We come to Dan Nicholas several times a year as we are a county resident. We absolutely love this park. Most of the sites are very level, some being a little tricky to get into because of the tress. They are very large shaded gravel sites with a fire ring and picnic table. The staff is outstanding and you can tell they take pride in keeping the campground clean. The restrooms are very clean. No sewer hookup and they really need to remove the tree obstacle at the dump station. This is the only thing that keeps me from giving the park a 10. There is so much to do on the park side - gem mining, carousel, train, small zoo, petting zoo, aquarium, miniature golf, paddle boats, large lake. Small concession stand. It's very quiet and nights are great to sit around the campfire. Do not expect much of a cell phone signal if any at all. You can get just a couple local stations on the TV using your antenna. We highly recommend this park and we will continue to visit as often as we can. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We had wanted to stay at Dan Nicholas for some time, and we were not disappointed. There is quite a demand for sites in the fall, so I made a reservation back in the summer. Their policy is that you pay for your stay when you make the reservation. The rates are very reasonable -- $24 a night for non-county residents. Campsites are large and shaded. No sewer hookups, but there is a waste dump station. The activities in the park are great: miniature train, carrousel, gem mining, wildlife center, paddle boats, hiking and more. Families can enjoy the park and return to the campsite when the kids need a break. Beautiful, rural setting. Quiet at night. Friendly, helpful staff and hosts. Well worth a visit. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second time staying here, and it was a great weekend once again. The sites are fairly level and well shaded. Each one had a fire ring and picnic table. The biggest attraction to coming here is the family friendly park just a short walk from the campground. They have a small zoo, petting zoo, miniature train ride, carousel, mini golf, paddle boats, fishing, and a playground. Everything is very economically priced. If you have kids under 10 this would be a great place to stay for a weekend. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice campground. Stayed on a mostly level site. Clean bathrooms, roomy showers. Very friendly staff. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great getaway, clean, quiet, paved roads and most sites fairly level. No sewer hookups but had a dump station but had navigate the park to get it on the correct side. Plenty for the younger crowd to do. Close by the NC Transportation museum in Spencer, worth the trip especially for train buffs. Cell phone and air card limited but you know that was ok too. Will be back, had a very pleasant weekend. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice size sites easy access in and out. Friendly staff, lots of walking trails, including a trail around the lake. Best in the spring and fall very pet friendly. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a first class place. The camping facility is beautiful, shaded with 100' trees next to the lake. It could not be better. Only down side was out cell phones had no signal (Net10)...May be different for another carrier. No cable TV or internet wifi service at all. This is a nice spot to get away from it all, though. For some reason the dump station is on the wrong side as you exit so you'll have to do a loop to get lined up. No sewer hookup is a pain, but you know that going in. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We visited Dan Nicholas after a friend told us about it. This was a very good experience for us, even though the weather wasn't the best. The sites are roomy and some are close to the water. The restrooms are good. We enjoyed the volleyball court. I would have liked to see a basketball court with a concrete pad to make it more user friendly. We camped at Dan Nicholas Park in a Travel Trailer.

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