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Fair Play, South Carolina

Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing

Fair Play, South Carolina



Fair Play, South Carolina
Phone: 864-972-9892

Sites: 333
Recent Rate: $1 5/2016

Latitude: 34.499244612571
Longitude: -82.977644205093

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

27 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Like others have said park is on a hill, but it is really not that hard to get level if you take your time. We stayed here for two weeks over the Memorial Day weekend and found the park very nice with good staff and management. Nice pool and plenty of activities to do in the park. Verizon cellular voice and data were both excellent. roads are narrow but you can make it work and if in the area again we will enjoy coming back to this park. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B83
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

All sites are on hill and none are level. We had to try 3 sites before we got close to leveling the motorhome. Wifi only in clubhouse. Narrow roads with many potholes, hard to maneuver 43 ft rv. Park is pretty. Staff is friendly and helpful. But roads and sites need maintenance. TT needs to modernize its parks with cable and upgraded wifi. Probably much nicer in summer when pool and lake are available. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015
Overall Rating:      

We were concerned about the ability to get our 43' motorhome/bus into the campground and into a site. When we arrived, the staff member took us by golf cart to look at a couple of sites, and we found one that we thought we would be able to fit into. We were able to get parked reasonably easily. As mentioned in other reviews, the sites are on hills. One other motorhome owner indicated that they were previously on a site that was so sloping that they could not level.

The weather is rainy so we haven't taken advantage of the facilities.

Cost was free for 30 amp site with TT membership. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2015
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11A
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit all the waterfalls and hiking trails.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff was very nice. Sites were very close and overgrown with grass/weeds. Very steep hills. Compared to the other campgrounds we have visited this is definitely on not a return visit list. We camped at Thousand Trails / Carolina Landing in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A13
Site Surface
Pavers
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 260
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 154
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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