8 Parks near Wake Forest, North Carolina
Jul 2016 - $25.00
First time at a NC State Park. Went in a 36 ft MH with wife and 2 girls (8 and 13). Highlights below.
Check in was fast/easy. Were not made to feel welcome. Not a bad experience, just there - minimal attempt to be helpful/interactive. Could have been better from them.
Sites do not have sewer - need to use dump station. Easy and not busy.
Roads were paved and in very good shape. Paths to bathrooms were paved as well. Very nice area - lots of trees, large lake, a couple of paths. Surrounding area is nice as well. Close to Wake Forest and Raleigh. Some very nice things to do in both places - including a free museum in Raleigh that was awesome for the kids (NC Museum of Natural Sciences).
Fair use at the campground over the weekend, but during the week very few people were there. Sites are large and private. Note that our site (73) had a slope to it. We chose it since it had a view of the lake. For our equipment (36 ft) it was a hassle getting level. Had to reposition a few times and extend jacks to the limit (with blocks). The sites across from ours were nice and large and level. Would have been a better choice for larger vehicles. If the reservation site says it is not level - it is not.
Bathrooms were a bit rustic - but it is a state park. Met my expectations. Have been in others that were more modern, but it is what I expected. Usable and clean.
Overall a very nice park, nice facilities, just be careful if you have a large vehicle and need a large site. We would go there again if in the area. - T.Butter
Apr 2016 - $19.00
This was our first time camping at a NC state park and we chose a good one. The sites in Holly Point Loop 3 are all large and well spaced apart with lots of natural vegetation between them for privacy and the feeling of really being in the woods. Roads were good and our site was level although the restrooms could use updating but were clean. Staff was friendly and check in was easy. There is a swim beach a short walk away with a boat ramp,restrooms and changing rooms. - 21fbrs
Mar 2016 - $22.00
On the water, able to walk down a small slope right on our site to launch a kayak and one could fish if they chose to. So peaceful, though not far from the beach or bathhouse. Well lit paved paths to the bathhouse. Oh, and trash pickup from cans provided next to the site on the road. Very, very nice helpful staff from the maintenance workers to the rangers as well as the campground hosts. We will be returning next year for sure, if only it was a little closer (we live in MD). Lot spacing is spacious with some shade. Site surface was dirt and features a fire ring and picnic table. - CamperSue
Jul 2016 - $45.00
State park, sites are spaced away from other sites. Most sites are difficult to back into and not very level. No alcohol allowed. No sewer hook-up. Peaceful, not many campers probably because it was 90+ each day. The lake is huge, you need a motorized boat to take advantage of it. Park has a marina and offers canoe, kayak and SUP rental but nothing motorized. - Bburgbrewer
Apr 2016 - $18.00
$18 per night was for a packed sand pull-though site with 30-amp electric and water. Our site, #B002 in the Rolling View campground, was shaded by large trees. The site had a composite picnic table and fire ring. The campground was built when large RVs were not being made and everyone camped in pop-ups or tents. No matter which way you enter the site, the approach is steep. If the picnic table was repositioned, you might be able to position a large RV on the spacious area so that it would be level. It was pleasantly quiet during our stay even over the weekend when many families arrived. The road through the campground is asphalt and wide. The park access was unmanned when we arrived but a park ranger came around later to check us in and advise of their policies, which include no alcohol. Our site was by a stream that really rushed after the several thunderstorms we had. There are many activities available, which you can find listed on their website. The campground is centrally between Durham and Raleigh where any amenity is available. AT&T and Verizon cell signals were low but usable. We received 21 digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Mar 2016 - $22.00
Two weeks before we arrived, this park had problems with the electricity on our site. Someone replaced the receptacle. They connected the hot wire to the ground plug. I was lucky I had a surge guard that showed problems. I never connected my RV to power until the park maintenance fixed the problem. He first thought the neutral and hot were reversed and switched those sides. I retested and found the problem. There is no telling if anyone before me damaged their RV. The lots are spacious and shady. Site surface was asphalt and features a fire ring and picnic table. - Beas
Sep 2012 - $20.00
First time camping here although it is less than 30 minutes from home. There are just a few sites that will accommodate a popup camper. We stayed on site 22 which is large enough to work for us. Fairly quiet campground other than the airplanes coming and going into nearby RDU. Overall a nice campground if you can live without electrical hook ups. - jrackley
Mar 2010 - $18.00
Nice park but not designed for campers. There are 2 maybe 3 sites that can accommodate a trailer. There are no hook ups and they close the gate at 2000 until 0600. Nice park to visit and maybe if you camp in a tent it's fine but not for a camper. No alcohol allowed in the park if that's a consideration for you. - tx_rambler
Jul 2016 - $30.00
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. - Smooth Running
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We selected the NC State Fairgrounds campground because it is less than 20 minutes to the Raleigh-Durham airport. This campground is really set up for people that take RVs to shows, farmer's markets, equestrian events and other types of activities surrounding the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The grounds we saw were nicely landscaped, but they had no amenities that we saw. Calling them just as we got there permitted the security guard to meet us and guide us through the myraid roads in the fairgrounds. They have multiple RV parking locations, each set up for different purposes. We were just passing through, staying one night, so we ended up quite a ways from any of the venues, which was certainly okay with us. Once we knew where we were, getting in and out of the fairgrounds was easy. The site was large and level with gravel, no shade, and we had full hookups but that was about the limit to the amenities. (If there was free Wi-Fi, we were unaware of it so didn't try it. Verizon was excellent.) Once you've been, finding it is very easy, but the first time required having the guard show you a site. For a one-night stopover, this is a very good place to stay. - RobtL
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Our "go to" place in Raleigh - spacious sites, great service. There are no amenities, such as bathhouse, picnic tables, or fire rings, but the free WiFi works pretty well. $30 for a FHU seems fair. - CO2RV
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is an old mobile home park. Interior roads are paved and there were a few low hanging trees. It is clean and well kept. Most spots are back-ins. It is overpriced for the services offered. Our site was not level. We couldn't find a dumpster for trash before leaving. - Ernie & Toni
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Found the park with a Google search and called the number stating I would be there within the hour. Great service, great price, friendly and HUGE - HUGE spaces. Wish I could have stayed longer. Late arrival early departure. Thanks and will stay here again. - Jerry in Baytown
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Lots of grass and trees. Paved access roads. Sites close to level. Good WiFi. No one was at the office when we arrived. - ta96silver
Mar 2016 - $17.00
Rate is based on the monthly rate. The park was the best maintained park we have ever stayed at. The owner was very helpful and approachable. Everyone in the park was friendly. Dogs were on leashes and mostly picked up after. There are some permanents but there homes are well kept. I will be going back to this park. - Lesterosu
Sep 2010 - $25.00
As mentioned in earlier reviews, this is a mobile home park with a few RV sites. The park was very quiet and well-maintained and there was a nice big grassy area for our dogs to run. No frills, or bells and whistles, but with the dearth of RV parks near Raleigh, it's not bad. We would stay here again. - melissab7
Dec 2009 - $15.00
Very clean. Rules are enforced. It's a mobile home park with six (6) RV sites. NO shower building or restrooms. We stayed two months and will be back. Very friendly owner and will help anyway he can to make you comfortable. Only one other RV near us during our stay. Very spacious sites with cement slab and flat gravel area for the RV. - jimdee