We stayed in the week before Memorial Day and they had yet to get the pool open. It's in the 80s. They said they were trying to get it open but not during our stay which was a bummer. They have a decent playground and putt putt. The sites are pretty narrow and going up a hill. They are paved as are the roads. It is reasonably well kept up and neat. I really dislike this allowing people to set up permanent structures and junk all around their permanent sites. It seems to be a trend with TT. They need to do something to improve the lake access. I thought it had a beach, well only if you want to lay on the rocks they have put down for erosion. Plus there were several boats that looked like they had been tied up there for a long while. The lake is clear and nice though. Also it is close to over 30 waterfalls and hiking trails on the north side of the county. They have booklets on them in the laundry room. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
The park has not prepared itself for "the season" yet. The pools were green and unusable and the recreation centers smelled like mold and were not usable for any entertainment. There is a Lake on the property but I am not sure how you launch any kind of craft from the campground. The sites were pavement but not very level. There were several that are full time at the park but the units are well kept up. This area has many things to do for nature entertainment. There are many walking trails and waterfalls to see. The park has a book available with locations. You are about 14 miles from the nearest larger town but that isn't an issue. AT&T had good reception in the campground. The restrooms are clean but dated. There is a laundry on site $1.25 each wash and dry. I would go back more to explore the area. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is based on TT membership. Nice campground with a beautiful lake. Stayed here the first week of April and it was kind of disappointing that the pool wasn't open. The weather was in the high 70's and their operations schedule says everything was to be up and running. You can wash your RV for a $5 fee. Campfires are permitted. Most of the roads in the cg are paved. We will stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Very disorganized and didn't appear to be well maintained. We stayed one night here, arrived right before office closing. The gal in the office gave me 3 different sites to choose from that she said were open with unlocked electric boxes. Two were in close proximity to the bathhouse so we headed there first. The first site had a car parked in it, and the second a motorhome that appeared to have been there for a while. The third site was pretty far from the bathrooms and we couldn't make the turn into it due to another vehicle parked with a fair portion of it in the roadway. And that site had no picnic table. A call to the office got an answering machine so no help there. We headed back to the first section and just started trying sites at random to find one without a reserved sign, with an unlocked electric box that actually worked. The third one had working 20A and that was good enough at that point. The site was very unlevel, and I reached my limit of comfort with the height of the levelers before we were actually level but it was close enough at that point. Showers were clean and hot, though I got a scare when the lights went out as they were on a timer and I didn't realize that as they were on when I went in. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $3.00
Park is following the trend of other 1000 trails campgrounds - no upkeep. The sites are not level and its hard to level your RV. The few sites we were told to select from are on the site of a very steep hill. Looks like everything has been put away for the winter. Very disappointing. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $1.00
Rate reflects membership price. Very close to freeway, but not too noisy. Good free Wi-Fi. $3 extra for 50A. Sites close together. Good Verizon phone. Good air TV. Pool(s) not operating while we were here. Lake access. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
We stated here on our way back to Chattanooga. Not far off the highway and easy to find. This is a membership cg, but has daily spaces. The man next to us had been here a year. We wanted full hookups and were given just a couple of choices. Very narrow spaces, but ours was flat and lever. Overnighters, we didn't even unhook from the truck. After I walked around the site, I wished we had picked a site without sewer. Those had plenty of space and hardly anyone in that whole area. Wi-Fi only available near the office. Overall very clean. We would stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects fee for 50AMP hookup. All sites are full hookup and pull through but 30/50AMP is only available in sites 1-26, closest to the office and adult pool. The hills are fairly steep, and the site map plainly shows which to avoid with a big rig. Restrooms and laundry are in the building with store and office, next to the adult pool. During our stay the family pool was closed and empty, so the adult pool was open to all. Hilly is what you get. Most of the sites are cut into side hills, and sites 1-26 are typical of what you find. The sites are very narrow ,and with slides open on the fifth wheel there was no room on the pavement to walk around the rig. The awning went out over a fairly steep hillside, so there was no place level for the picnic table or any of our patio furniture. The beach and lake are nice. There is a decent play area for children, and there is an 18 hole putt-putt course. Water pressure could be a problem, so a regulator should be used when you hook up. Leveling isn't a big deal, but you must make sure the wheel chocks are firmly set when you disconnect or make your final sets with jacks. The sites not only slope side to side but front to back, nothing is level. Interior roads and sites are crumbling and rocky as you go deeper into the preserve. It's not unpleasant, but the park was designed and built when RV's were all single wide and not 40 feet long. The lack of space makes it difficult to set up for outdoor activities in your site. From the side of the fifth wheel under the awning to the edge of the pavement was 3 feet then the hillside was dirt, clay, tree roots, and too steep. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.
Site: Our site was a paved, full hook with 30 amp electric. There was a locked 50 amp plug that was 2 or 3 dollars a day extra. The site was very unlevel. Many of the sites were unlevel. It was just long enough for our rig, but no parking for the truck. We did have room to park the car at our site. Laundry: Yes but didn't check it out. TV, Phone, WiFi: TV over the air was ok, we got all major networks. Our Verizon cell phone worked well. Didn't try the WiFi. Dog Friendly: Yes, had lots of room to walk a dog. Has many amenities, like all TT parks. There is a indoor and outdoor pool and planned activities. Located about one mile off exit 4 of I-77, along Lake Hartwell, just 4 miles from GA. Summary: We stayed only one night as we were just passing through the area. It is a very very hilly park. This is big rig friendly, BUT you must choose you site and the location to get to the site very carefully. Since we stayed here for free as TT Members, we may stay here again. But we would drive through and check out what sites where available and we could get into before staying here again. There is a great Corp of Engineers Park we stayed at on Lake Hartwell about 5-10 miles from here. To be fair to the park, we only spent one night here and really didn't get to check out the park very well. We got in late and it was pouring rain. Bonus: On large Lake Hartwell. Only one mile off the interstate. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.
Most roads and sites are paved. Very hilly and as stated before, limited level space for sitting outside. Sprint cell phone and internet access was good. The rooftop dish had good signal most of the time, some sites have trees. Power and water pressure were good. $3 is for 50amp service if requested, some sites had both, some only 30amp. Staff was friendly. A small Kaufman's bakery in Fair Play (2 or 3 miles from CG) is excellent! It's open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $3.00
The rate stated is the fee for 50 amp service. This campground is built on a hillside. The first 27 sites are the only ones I would recommend. The road on each row is well paved but quite steep. As you venture further back into the campground, the roads become nonexistent. While another reviewer mentioned wheels off the ground, I walked the entire campground and did not notice this at any site. That being said, when the sites were cut into the hill no room was left on either side of the asphalt pad for any semblance of a site. Therefore, we barely had room for our chairs and small table. The sites are also quite close together. On the positive side, both pools were well kept and we enjoyed the adult pool which was close to our site. We had good satellite TV and also good cell service. There is no boat ramp in the campground, but we were able to hand launch our kayaks into Lake Hartwell from the beach area. The tennis courts are completely unusable as they are covered in tall weeds and the hard surfaces are broken up. The campground is about 20 miles from any sizable grocery store. We would probably stay again but certainly not as a destination. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.
I can only echo the previous comments. Landscaping is nice but paving sites without leveling them is just ridiculous. TT member for almost six years, will try to avoid this park from now on. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
This park was 1000 trails when we visited on ROD. Sites were small and close together; limited shade. Pool was nice, mini-golf needed repair. Laundry and store nice. Staff courteous and helpful. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $3.00
Carolina Landing is a part of the Thousand Trails preserve system, but this preserve does not live up to the “America’s Finest Campground Getaways” advertised. On arrival the entrance is nicely landscaped and very attractive but beyond the gate many of the roads and campsites are deteriorating. The 50 amp sites are mostly asphalt paved and stair stepped up a hillside. They are completely unlevel, fore and aft and especially across the sites leaving most all coaches with wheels hanging in the air or supported on numerous boards. There is not much level area left between coaches and no space for picnic tables. On the plus side however, the electricity is very good with 120volts, high water pressure (use a pressure regulator), and good sewers. The Verizon cell phone and air cards work well and many sites are satellite friendly. Although TTN members stay free of charge, there is an extra $3 per day charge for the 50amp service. The two pools and laundry are fairly good and the family lodge is nice except for a musty odor. We toured the nearby Clemson University and BMW plant while here, both very nice. We felt that the budget for this preserve probably does not allow for sufficient maintenance. Regrading the sites and repaving the roads will be a major challenge and expense but is necessary if this preserve is to come up to the standards established by Thousand Trails. We will not go out of our way to stop here in the future. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate was for 50amp service. Main sites are notched into a hillside. Many folks had a hard time leveling their RV's. Sites need to be repaved. Tennis court was in bad shape. Grounds needed work and some better plantings. There was barely enough room outside our fiver for two lawn chairs. The sign coming into the preserve said 1000 Trails/NACO. Staff was friendly. Not really a place I would come back to. TLC and money would dramatically change this place. Lake Hartwell is down quite a bit due to drought over last few years. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.