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
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
Feb 2016 - $14.00
The good: Easy access, good WiFi (DSL), owner is friendly and accommodating, extremely quiet at night, good water, electric, full hookup, convenient to groceries, good area to walk (taxiway). The 'okay': The park is a cleared out circle with 16 sites all facing the center of this circle. No facilities of any kind. The bad: Some of the sites appear to be hard to level. Not aesthetically appealing...it's a place to stay if you need to be in the area. ** When we first drove past this park, we turned around and left. After staying at another park in the area in during heavy rains, we decided to give this a chance. It was actually a pretty nice place if you can get the right site. It's VERY entertaining with the runway next door and you can watch the planes (and Blackhawk helicopters) take off and land on pretty days. This can get pretty loud during busy times, but it's just during the day. At night, there is NO noise whatsoever. Very convenient to Pinehurst. We would stay here again. The price reflects a monthly rate. - RVhappyHere
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
Apr 2016 - $22.00
Upon arrival at Poplar Point, we were greeted by an unfriendly park ranger (we'll get to this later). We didn't make a reservation and were able to find a reasonable site for us and another family in a TT. We ended up in sites E15 and E16. These two sites are on a semi-level location, with an abundance of shade. There is a nice pond located at the rear the site which was a bonus. The issue I had was site E-15 was inaccessible when accessing in the one-way direction of travel. Instead we had to enter the loop in the wrong direction to be able to back in. The table, fire-pit and lantern hook were functional and clean. The one issue that remained constant was the white forest service truck would fly through the campground (we had a 5 and 11 year old) without regard for people or kids on bikes. We never met the camp host, so I cannot comment on them, and we used our facilities. The pond had a few bass and crappie in it, which was fun for catch and release. The dump station was accessible with the 37' 5th wheel, but had such a grade to it that when I got home I still had 1/3 of a tank of black water. Overall, it was a good experience, with the exception of the closed hours 9PM-8AM..... - NCN8_5th_Wheel_Retiree
May 2015 - $22.00
I stayed in Loop E which is a no reservation loop. My site was on the lake. Very large site. Small litter in the site. Fire ring cleaned out. Bathroom was out of service the entire week. No showers available in loop E.
No discounts available. - srn
Aug 2015 - $15.00
Lovely location and employees were pleasant. Sites are far apart and separated by trees. (More crowded close to the beach). Our only minor complaint was that our fire pit hadn't been cleaned in some time. We will definately return here. - SDeasy
Apr 2014 - $22.00
We stayed at Cross Winds for Easter Weekend with five other families. We enjoyed camping on the lake with a small beach within walking distance. The kids enjoyed the water, kayaking, and riding their bikes around the campground. The sites are spacious, with plenty of room and trees between them. The sites are gravel and have a large pad with light post, fire ring/grill, and picnic table. The sites were clear of debris when we arrived. Water and electric we easily accessible. Trash cans were located every few sites and emptied twice each day. The roads through all three loops were well paved and a boat launch is available near the campground. The bath house was close to our sites and well lit. They were cleaned daily, but got messy toward the evening with heavy use. The showers were warm, with a push button access. We enjoyed our stay at Cross Winds and will return. It was convenient, clean, and fun for the entire family. - dmaerz
Sep 2013 - $25.00
This was a tent camping trip with a group of 6 people. We got 2 site side by side. Lots were level and had water/ elec., no sewer. They had the normal park grills. Plenty of room for 2 tents and 2 hammocks. Bath house was clean but needed painting. Everything worked as it should. We had loud group down from us but Rrangers came by and calmed them down. We would go again. - mj1angier
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
Apr 2009 - $18.00
We camped at Parkers Creek in the group tent area. We enjoyed the camp site. It was well organized, clean, and the trash was picked up daily. The fire ring was well positioned with benches for 40. Access to the lake was convenient from the campsite. The bathroom facilities could have used a thorough cleaning. The beach area and playground were enjoyed by the children. - dmaerz