Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
Have stayed here many times over the years,but only in the spring and fall. Campground is heavily wooded, but hot and muggy in the summer. Some sites need several boards to level. We camped during the annual Halloween activities weekend. Campground was full, as sites were reserved many months ahead, and most were decorated for the occasion. Some new gravel rock dust had been put down, and only added to the dusty conditions. We checked out after 1pm and was no waiting at either of the two dump stations on the road out. Will camp here again. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $22.00
Be aware that some sites are very difficult to get into even though very spacious. Be sure to have a lot of leveling equipment, also. The shower house in loop 2 did not have a second curtain for privacy when showering. We found another house that did have both the shower and privacy curtains. My husband's shower knob came off so he fixed it. Good hot water. Most sites are beautiful. This was a very quiet campground although it was 50% full. We enjoyed the neighboring park's museum about Kings Mountain Battlefield and hiking trails in both the state and national parks. We would camp here again. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $25.00
We are staying in this park ONLY BECAUSE OUR SON LIVES CLOSE TO PARK. We visit this park about twice a year for this reason. We can't find another campground in this area.I think their policy for maintenance in this park is, NO MAINTENANCE. Be very careful driving in this park, there are LARGE holes in the roads. More so on paved portion into park. I mean deep ones. The rest rooms are clean, hosts do a good job with what they have to work with. If you use bathhouse at night, the lights are sensor controlled. They are on a timer and you will find yourself setting in the dark. Also never any towels,no trash cans, or blower to dry hands. Also when making reservation SC has a very high registration fee. Cost us $18. Fee for 11 nights. Other maintenance problems, too numerous to go into. I would not recommend this park. We have 34ft unit, but really no problem getting into park even with all the trees. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $19.00
We had a great time here. The park and restrooms were clean. They had some activities for the kids at the campground as well as hiking and things to do at the State Park and the Kings Mountain National Military Park. It is impossible to do it all in one weekend so we will be planning more trips. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $22.00
Wonderful park! Glad our rig is only 24 foot, do not think we would have been able to drive the loops with a bigger one. Sites are nice, plenty of privacy and nicely shaded, too. That was good because we stayed there on one of the hottest days this year. The walk to the living farm is deeply shaded and perfectly doable, a family with small kids did it easily. The self guided tour on the farm is a bit simple, but still fun. Too far to walk to the battle site. You really need auxiliary transportation for that. We did it on our way out. GREAT museum/visitor center and film. Must see! The lake at the campground is small and has rental paddle boats and canoes, but unfortunately no swimming allowed. We didn't go to the other lake, again it was darn hot and too far. Overall, wonderful place. We'll be back when it has cooled down! We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $21.00
Although in a beautiful setting, I cannot recommend this campground - especially for big rigs! Even the campground hosts talk about the lack of maintenance and other problems here. The roads are in bad shape, and most aggravating to me, was the low-hanging branches that scraped the roof, sides and antennas on my RV. They are right over the middle of the road, so unavoidable. Come on, how hard is it to get up there and trim the trees? The apparent "zero maintenance policy" for roads, sites, and trees is a major problem here. Most sites are not even close to level - bring all the lumber you can carry! The water pressure at my site (#27), was abysmal - 20 psi. Hello? That's not even usable so I had to supplement it with my pump during the entire stay. The 30-amp service was good, though, with strong voltage. No sewer, but two very narrow dump stations are available. The sites are closer together than most of the state parks I've been to. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit, and the office sells firewood, which is nice. My amplified MiFi using Verizon worked well, but unamplified reception on my Verizon phone was only one bar. There is no noise from major roads due to the campground's isolation. Bathrooms are old and not cleaned daily. The showers were not so good - no shelves for soap/shampoo, and no privacy at the bench outside of the stall. I didn't like or use them. There are many miles of nice hiking trails and paved roads for bicycling. The staff was friendly. The nearest stores and services I found were in Clover, which is about 11 miles from the campground. Finally, the "no alcohol allowed in the park" rule is ridiculous. I can understand not wanting people walking around the park with alcoholic beverages, but I can't have a glass of wine at my own site or even in my RV? Doesn't work for me. Too bad about this campground. There is a lot of potential if some money were spent to fix it up. Unless that happens, I would not consider returning. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $18.00
Stayed 4 nights over Labor day weekend. This park is located in a beautiful setting; will maintained, great staff and many LARGE sites. On the negative side many of the sites on the outer perimeter in ‘Section A’ are seriously un-level. Sites are sand / clay. Site 86 A, is a large, tight, pull through. The site was private. However, it was externally un-level. I had to lift the passenger’s side tires six inches to level. We hiked the Farm Trail from the RV Campground to the Live Farm. Was interesting: look it up. 3 miles total, easy hike. Restroom was aging but clean, no soap in the restrooms but a blow hand drier. Bath was clean, big, however could use some hooks for cloth. Cell service was Verizon, low signal strength and goes between 3G and 1X. Very slow for data. Internet access through Verizon Hotspot. No other available. Basic shopping, groceries, etc. was 5 to 8 miles away. Restaurants in nearby cities but most dining is in Gastonia NC, 12/15 miles. Would I return? Yes: a very nice park but I would try to stay in sites 42, 44, 46, 48. Good sites and level. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $22.00
I hate to give this such a low rating because it had a nice family atmosphere. I was very disappointed in the condition of the roads and campsites. Compared to Lake Wateree and Dreher Island State Park it is in desperate need of an overhaul. The amenities are in great shape, but the roads and sites are a mess. The whole place is a dust bowl. The main road is not paved and is in need of a new top layer of gravel. The sites are even worse. We had site 70, which was for a 35 ft rig, it was so unlevel that a six foot person could walk under the front end of our fifth wheel standing straight up. We needed an extra step to get out of the trailer in addition to the 3 stationary ones. I doubt this lack of maintenance is due to the economy, it is obvious the state has focused on other parks during the boom times. It is a shame because it is a nice park that is always full. The least they could do is put some money back into the park to provide adequate site setups for all types of rigs. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
We love this campground!! it's close to home for a nice weekend get away! The park is always clean and full with families having a nice time. I would like to mention the lady from the general store. She's always nice, polite and professional. I love chatting with her when I'm checking in, and picking up some last minute supplies. The sites are all shaded, pretty level and easy to access. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $14.00
It is still early in the camping season for some but this park has gone downhill a little since our last visit. The interior roads are rough with very little gravel and the sites are not much better. A lot of the sites are very unlevel. It is a State park and the rate is cheap enough but some upkeep would be nice. Something that worried me was all the downed trees inside the park. If a fire escaped a fire ring it could be a big mess. We will stay here again because it is close to home and the price is right. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $26.00
Spent the weekend here. The park is full of history... Revolutionary War battle site. The park also has a living farm area with period exhibitions. The campground is very neat and clean. All sites are wooded which adds to the "camping" atmosphere. The park is close to home... perfect for a quick inexpensive trip. I would highly recommend this campground to everyone! We had a great time!! We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Tent Trailer.
This rustic state park campground was almost empty when we arrived and only had 10 campers on average each night until the weekend. With the 115 campsites they advertise, you will probably have the place to yourself during the week. There was no ranger at the gatehouse, trading post or to check us in. We used the self-service board of sites. We struggled to find a level site. When we did meet a ranger, he explained that there are only two rangers covering 6-7000 acres. According to the literature, the park is listed as a total of 11,000 acres. He drove through to count sites in the evening. The sites are rustic and many unlevel in an effort to save the trees. There is lots of shade and miles and miles of hiking. There are two small lakes for day-use fishing. One is really a large pond. It was disappointing to see layers of algae taking over the bottom. In the five days we were here, we saw two people fishing. There are paddle boats available, but no attendant to unlock them. Maybe they are only used by groups? You will definitely need your shower shoes as the bath house was very unclean - mildew in the showers. Someone did come through and sweep the floor with a broom one day. There was no change in the showers. On the smaller campground loop there is a newer bath house facility that was a bit cleaner. With no sewer hook up, we used the bath house. At the dump station we were able to get a low Internet signal and our phone signal worked while we were here. On Friday, they opened the Trading Post for weekend check-ins from 2 p.m. to about 5 p.m. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch watch the hummingbirds at their feeders. Next to the state park is the Kings Mountain National Military Park. This was very well-maintained and worth the visit. We enjoyed the museum and its creative interactive displays. We hiked to the top of Kings Mountain which is really a tall hill, but good exercise. The path is paved with benches and interpretative signs along the way. It was very interesting. The staff at the military was very helpful. We were able to get answers to all the questions we had been needing to ask. The drive into the parks is beautiful through the wooded forest. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great State park if you like U.S. history. The battle section was very informative and educational. It has a nice paved 1.5 mile trail with story boards along the way explaining how the battle played out. The way it is put together made it easy to see and imagine what both sides faced during the battle. The campground was in a different section of the park. The entrance is very easily missed so be careful and look for the small sign that says campground/day use area pointing to the right. The road into the campground is paved but once you get in the campground they are dirt, very little gravel. Pay attention to the site length when making reservations. Most places you can always allow a foot or two variance, but most of the site here are exact. They do have sites available for most every size rig. The bath house in our loop looked very new, and was kept clean. The sites were mostly dirt with wood chips scattered around the edges, which made for dust when dry, and mud after a rain storm. More woodchips or gravel would be a huge plus. They did have lots of available activities on the grounds to keep both children and adults busy. The park is a great place to walk and ride bikes. They have signs on the web site, and in the park, saying they have swimming, but the info from the rangers we were given said they have not allowed swimming in the lake for several years. We will stay there again. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Every time we've came here in the last two years we are pleased to see the improvements that are going on. This time was no different; the host's did craft's for the kid's to give on mother's day and games for them to play. Checkers on the front porch of store, and shuffleboard at the playground. It was very peaceful at night, a little noisy at first, then quiet hours were enforced, and the night was very peaceful. They are picky about where you park your cars, but after explaining why, we could understand. I guess the only ranger there is the girl, because she is the only one we ever see. The young lady in the store is very courteous and friendly. The music on Saturday night was great. the hosts stay on top of this campground ensuring a safe place to bring our kids. Can't wait to come back. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $18.00
We have camped here three times in 2008 - February, March and April. It is very close to where we live so it's a nice place to go for a weekend trip. Some of the sites are hard to get into as they don't cut a lot a trees down. Some are also uneven. You really need to be careful which site you select. However, if you get the right site, it is really a nice place to camp. There were two camp hosts on our last trip. We had a problem putting our awning up when a storm was coming. One of the hosts came over and helped us. I noticed the same host repeatedly helped campers get backed into the sites and made sure all was OK. The park has a lot of hiking trails. Otherwise, it's a nice, relaxing place to me. We camped at Kings Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.