9 Parks near Sanford, North Carolina
Sep 2015 - $20.00
This park is the closest to Sanford and surrounding area. I was told that improvements are slated for next year. I pulled a 30 ft. TT up a fairly good hill with a tight turn at the top to get to the RV sites. Once there the pull thru sites are just parallel to the road. Most of the parking area for the trailer is fairly level as I only did minor adjustments with a couple of blocks under the wheels. The rest of the site is not so level. Some are better than others. 3 sites are full hook up and 3 are partial. My stay was nice and peaceful as there was only 3 other campers there ( there's only 6 sites total). All in all I liked the park but its not for those that expect the standard RV park. I was visiting family in the area and this park was the closest I could get to them. Personally, I hope they improve the RV sites and the immediate camp sites so its a little bit nicer. The RV campers have sole access to the rest rooms as they are locked and not open to the other park users. You are given the code to the locks for the park gates and rest rooms. I would use this park again. - Ken56
Apr 2015 - $20.00
We were in the area for a competition and at the same time the local Nuke plant was undergoing a refitting. This essentially means that every place in 25 miles where you could park and RV was booked months in advance for extended periods. The owner was very accommodating in that he promised us that he would find us a place with a plug and water if we needed it for the three nights we'd be in the area. He did and for that I am giving him 5 stars across the board. The park is clean and I have to admit to having paid 3x this a night for not much more. The service was exactly what was promised.
The park is essentially four lanes of parking sites with a water/electric/sewer post separating them, the sites are about 40 feet deep and 35-40 feet wide. There is a large grass lawn area between the two separate areas. This is not a destination Camping Resort and it is not claiming to be. What it is is a place to park while you do what ever it may be that you are in the area to do. We found it to be quiet.
We had 30 amp service, and that was all we really needed in early April, in the summer I would definitely want 50 for the AC. I didn't try the cable, but the TV brought in maybe 20 channels. Wi-Fi was there and free, it wasn't the fastest ever, but it was there, it worked and it was free.
I would stay here again and probably will as I expect to be in this area from time to time in the future. - blues traveler
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Located on a working farm, this is a clean, quiet park with 40'x40' spaces, with plenty of open sky for satellite reception. Utilities worked fine and internet was good, although Verizion signal was weak here. This is not a resort, but an excellent place to stay while exploring the area. Lots to see and do in the Raleigh area and a short drive to golf mecca in Pinehurst and Southern Pines. The State Farmers Market Restaurant in Raleigh was very good, with all kinds of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers just across the street. The manager here is just wonderful, escorting us to our space and making sure that all is right before leaving. We really enjoyed our time here. - ronboett
Mar 2013 - $15.00
Park is mostly gravel. However, it is great for an overnight stop. Park is fairly close to the highway but no appreciable traffic noise. Owner is friendly and makes an effort to make sure everything is OK. Also there is a camp host available to address any problems. We will definitely use this park again if passing thru the area. - rjohnso3a
Jul 2013 - $12.00
This is a small, very peaceful park; one of those parks you are comfortable in from the start. The tenants, owners, and park employees were nice and helpful. Many of the tenants are workers at the local nuclear plant, and generally stay a month-or-more. The $12 rate reflects the monthly rate. We were charged $25 extra for water usage because we had/used our own board washer and dryer. There are no pads or patios; something for which I lower my rating. Many of the lots are not completely level; I had my front wheels almost off the ground, but a park employee had a wooden step there almost before I shut my engine off. US-1 highway is close, but not a factor. I would recommend this park. - carderh
Nov 2011 - $25.00
As others have noted, the owner of this campground is exceptionally nice. He was very distraught that we had to use a less attractive site because they were booked solid the day we arrived. We weren't nearly as upset about it as he was. The CG is in a rural setting surrounding a pond. The sites and roads are gravel; they are fairly narrow and had limited area for sitting outside. There are tall trees all around the CG, but no trees in the sites themselves; satellite TV reception should be easy from most sites. Verizon service was fairly strong. - docj
May 2011 - $30.00
It has been a pleasure staying at Jordan Dam RV Park. The grounds are very well maintained- grassy meadows, a new pond with a pier, big shady oaks and friendly people. The owners, are the most down-to-earth friendly hosts you will ever meet- they even helped us set up our camper! We have never experienced better service. We love the convenience to the lake and the quiet country setting. The sound of crickets and frogs are the perfect backdrop for an evening outside. We definitely have plans to return to this campground. In our opinion it is heads above the others in the area- just check it out for yourself and you'll see why. - AreV
May 2011 - $25.00
The owner is one of the nicest, most helpful people we have come across. We stayed 5 nights. Even though he was on vacation himself, he called us, as we were arriving and guided us to the right spot. We forgot part of our sewer hose when we left. He called and then drove nearly 20 miles to return it to us. The grounds are nice and very quiet. This was the best we could find in the area and we are really glad we chose this park. We highly recommend it. - Frank and Pam Lee
Mar 2010 - $30.00
Beautiful park set in the woods. It was quiet, clean and very well kept. There is a lake on the property. Owner very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Wonderful place close to Jordan Lake Boat access. - Roe1
May 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here for 5 weeks in April-May 2016. Campsite is rustic, signs say it's a nature preserve, and it is very natural. It's an older park and showing its age. The park has the feel of a state park. The showers were clean, but definitely showing signs of age with peeling paint and some mildew on the shower curtains. Owner works very hard to keep things up, but seems to be a little overwhelmed with all the work. We enjoyed getting to know her, she is very protective of the park and its tenants.
It was formerly open to day use (the lake beach) and overnight camping, but it now has a one-week minimum. Mostly long-term campers, and most seemed to have a connection with Ft. Bragg army base in Fayetteville. One thing to be aware of: because of all the pine trees, I later spent many hours cleaning pine sap off my camper and tow vehicle. Take some cleaner with you and get it while it's fresh. - TechiePhil
Nov 2015 - $14.00
The good: Lots of trees, quiet, good electric, clean level sites, satellite dish hookup available at some sites, beautiful lake, owner is attentive and accommodating. The 'okay': WiFi (DSL). The bad: The mile long driveway is gravel, rough, and gets muddy during rains. Well water is brown. Tight maneuvering for large rigs due to overgrown trees. The pictures on this park's website appear to be from several years ago. This park has the potential to be great with some much needed TLC. Several sites are no longer usable due to erosion and disrepair. The rate shown is based on a monthly stay. - RVhappyHere
Nov 2015 - $45.00
The owner is a sweetheart. You will feel like you are part of the family as soon as you talk to her on the phone. This is a very nice, relaxing campground, and the owners keep a tight rein on things to make sure it stays that way. The turns in and out of the sites can be tricky with the abundance of long leaf pines in the park, along with lots of scrub oaks, sassafras and persimmon trees. But it is doable. The lake is great, crystal clear water. They have a beach with white sand so sunbathing while the kids swim is a daily event. We like this campground as a quick weekend getaway spot. - RVorBust
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Very shaded spot. Gravel site with dirt forest floor for a patio. Picnic table. Right next to a small airport, however, the few small private planes landing are not annoying-they do not land at night. 100 yards from the Pic&Pig barbecue which is highly rated in the state. Good WiFi. We stayed for 2 weeks. Will stay here again. Very close to Pinehurst if you are a golfer. - runamuka
Jul 2016 - $35.00
As the owner told us, this place is NOT an RV Resort. It is, however, a perfectly acceptable place to stay that is quiet and close/convenient to Pinehurst. We came for the golf, not for lounging at the RV park. As others have described, this is a small (16 spaces) RV park located at a private airport. The spaces themselves are mostly back-in, with a couple of pull-throughs. Most of the spots are taken by long-term renters, but no problems there, other than they go to work early. Utilities worked, although we had low water pressure. I wouldn't count on getting satellite access - there are a LOT of trees. You might get lucky, but probably not. No cable, but we got a bunch of over-the-air channels from Raleigh and Greensboro. Awesome place for a dog - lots of room to roam and play! No facilities at all - no restrooms or showers - you need to be self-contained. The Pik-n-Pig BBQ restaurant across the street is excellent - and busy. The good news is they close at 8. After that, it is very quiet and dark (no night operations at the airport). Note that the restaurant is cash or local check only (ATM on site). The RV park is also cash or check - no credit cards. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again if we go to play more golf at Pinehurst! - FireFlyer
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This is just a small park with 15 (I think) sites, all full hookup with water, electric, sewer. Never did meet the owner/operator, did all business by email and phone. Cash or check payment only. Park was rustic, no real improvements, except the sites themselves. As others mentioned, the prices is not a bargain, but it was where we needed to be to be near family. The park is a bit out of the way, but easy to find via GPS
Our site (#2) was perfectly level.
Everything was fine, no complaints since we weren't expecting much.
No issues with the airport, which is just a private grass landing strip for small planes.
There are a few pull-through sites. Ours was back-in, but easy. A very large MH was next door, seemed to have plenty of room. - TechiePhil
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Located on Jordan Lake. Large level sites. Water & 30A service at most sites. Dump station near gate. Gate locks at 9:00 pm. Bath house is clean, but not heated. Recreations suggested vis website as it gets pretty full during the Summer. Great for a weekend get away if you're in the Raleigh area. - amxpress
Jul 2016 - $22.00
The site itself was awesome. We travel to a TON at NC State Parks, however the bathrooms at Poplar Point were terrible. It was a holiday weekend, so I'm not sure if it was the amount of people or what. I believe first and foremost, it's the campers to blame, but perhaps the campground could use more staff for holiday weekends? The toilets were disgusting. Campers, if you have small children, please make sure they actually flush after going into a restroom they may not know how to work. - LittleLadyBliss
Jun 2016 - $20.00
The state park is lovely with large RV sites that are mostly level; we only needed to do minor leveling. Our first site #21 in Loop F had no water so we had to unhook and go back to the ranger station to switch sites. We chose #32 and were very pleased.
We chose this campground in the park because it advertised a playground but there was none there. We had our 4 year old grandson and a playground would have been nice. Before leaving the state park, we did visit another campground to be sure they had their advertised playground.
The bath house in Loop F was horrible. The toilet area was OK but the showers were dirty and looked like they had not been cleaned in weeks. One stall had a plastic shower curtain that had a lot of dirt and black marks (not mold) on it. They could also be updated but cleaning would make them look so much better. - CraftCrazy
Dec 2016 - $20.00
We stayed at Crosswinds on 4 separate trips between end of October and Early December. Sites are great with paved roads and gravel sites. All are improved with fire pit and table with a lantern pole. All sites in loops C and B have electric and water. All sites are back ins. Even at this time of year we needed to make reservations to stay. Water was turned off for the winter third week of November. CG will be open all winter. Sites are very large and very private and mostly wooded along the reservoir. Most sites are pretty level and can accommodate big rigs. Gate remains open 24/7. Campground very quiet even on weekends. Cannot control water temp in showers but seemed adequate. Showers are getting a bit dated and will need upgrade soon. - travlinphoolz
Sep 2016 - $20.00
We stayed for 4 nights in B50. Site was open when we arrived and was clear of trash. Site is gravel and it only required 1/2 inch to level. Power and water hook up were fine. Table and fire pit/ grill where clean as could be expected. Site is short walk to water, maybe 75 yards. It did not show any signs that other campers cut thru site to get to water. Good buffer on both sides to other sites. Site was long enough for 30 ft camper, truck and mini-van to park.
It is a short walk to the bath house. Bath house is typical parks style- could use an update, has push button shower that cuts off about the time you get soaped up, but water was hot enough.
The camp host is beside the bathhouse and appears to have been there awhile- as in a permanent site. Camper was under pinned and items build into place. Did not meet here but did see her walking large dog off lead...
Roads in and out were good, nothing strange. Dump site is large and set for vech. to pull to either side. - mj1angier
May 2016 - $15.00
Nice campground on our way to the coast of North Carolina. Our campsite was very private, but too far from the restrooms and showers. We were at the far end of loop B and the closest restrooms weren't that great. The restrooms and showers aren't adequate for a campground this size. On the weekend I had to stand in line. Otherwise it was a good stay. I would return if I could get a site closer to the restrooms. Some sites in loop B do flood in rainy weather. - JC69
Aug 2016 - $17.00
I love NC State Parks, my only real complaint about Jordan Lake and it's campgrounds is that the pictures on the website are outdated and there is A LOT of drop off now. You never really know what kind of waterfront site you will get until you get there. The picture makes it look like a nice beach, but when you get there it's all stumps and a rocky drop off you have to climb down to get to the water. Other than that and the bathrooms needing an update in some campgrounds, Jordan Lake is nice. The sites are always clean and nicely sized. - LittleLadyBliss
Sep 2013 - $19.00
An absolutely delightful place for a night or a week. The rate is the senior rate. In September during the week the park is almost empty. Although there is no cable, it is easy to gain TV with a regular antenna. - WNC Traveler
Sep 2009 - $14.00
Very nice campground to stay for a weekend get away. Would not recommend for a long term stay. Security gate closes at 8:00pm. - grey