2 Parks near Fort Mill, South Carolina
Aug 2015 - $42.00
I read all the "bad" reports about this KOA. I always like to check for my self. I am glad I did. It is a FINE KOA.
One grumbling camper stated it was difficult to find the entrance. Well! Duh! If you read well, the sign clearly states NEXT right. Where the sign located , is at the entrance to Publix Grocery store. And when you turn the corner and see the sign for the first time, read the whole sign and you will not have any trouble.
2nd grumble, the roads are bad... No they are not. They are fine for a campground, our site is level and clean, with a concrete pad. Nothing is run down. We were greeted in the small ( sort of like a trailer) office, by a very nice gentleman who walked with me to two different sites and let me choose which I'd like better. Everything was done efficiently and properly . We reserved a pull through, that's what we got, and the gentleman even helped us square up our rig. I am so glad we decided to ignore the nasty reviews this KOA got in the late spring.... Our host was dressed very smartly too in dress slacks and a bright Yellow KOA shirt. I highly recommend this KOA. By the way... The pool IS open too.. One last comment. We arrived 1 hour ago, and already we are pleased with everything. - Audrey Dunton
May 2015 - $42.00
Our family has enjoyed this campground for many years but no more as the campground quality has significantly declined over the last couple years. KOA should remove this campground from their system as it no meets the standards expected from a KOA. What once was a clean, well maintained, family friendly campground is no more. The jumping pillow and mini-golf have been removed. The playground was unavailable and the pool was closed for renovation but appears to have been "under construction" for quite some time now. Upon entering you are told to go to a new office but a sign there redirects you back across a parking lot to a store to register. An escort to your site is no longer provided. Our site was listed as a back-in site but due to the reconfiguration of the campground to intersect a number of sites in the front with a chain link fence, it would have been impossible to back my motorhome into the site if required. Fortunately no one was on the adjacent site and I was able to pull through (many of the sites are listed as pull-through but become back-in if campers are placed on both the front and rear of the site). The lack of another camper in the adjacent site was also fortunate since the water bib did not work at our site and I had to run an extra length of water hose across my site to use the water at the other site. The site was also littered with cigarette butts. My wife used the restrooms during a peak demand time in the motorhome and found them clean but also discovered that three of the five showers didn't work. Cable TV worked well but Time Warner is switching many of their channels to digital and you will soon need an adapter to view them. We didn't use much of the free Wi-Fi but performance was acceptable. Overall, we were very disappointed in our experience this time and will visit another nearby campground on our next visit to the area. - Wolfpacker
May 2015 - $45.00
Pay attention to the one entrance sign if you're coming from the interstate. It advises to take the second turn. If you're coming from the opposite direction you would have to know where the turn is otherwise you'll be past it by the time you recognize the turn. After entering, the roads quickly go from good to poor. If you stop at the little building on the left that appears to be the check-in location you are then greeted with a sign on the door that says "closed" and to check-in at the
adjoining convenience store/bar. You'll have to walk about a block to get there as there is not a big rig friendly parking lot. Upon arriving at the store/bar I had to wait while the one employee finished her conversation on the phone and conducted convenience store business. Once I was attended to (with several people waiting behind me to check in) I
had to go through the whole check-in routine with name rank and serial number even though I was preregistered online and I am a VK card VIP card holder and even though my reservation print out was staring them in the face on the counter
in front of them. I could read it myself upside down!
We were staying over a week so I asked if all the charges included all the discounts and I was assured it did. I had also reserved a concrete Premier pull-through. What I got was an unlevel, gravel "shared" pull-through. I was also supposed to get a $10 day on the weekend which I didn't get until I pointed
out later that it wasn't deducted and was told it was because I was on a gravel pull-through and not one of their "premier" sites...I won't even go there....
The WiFi was totally non-functional. If you were "lucky" enough to get connected it didn't stay that way for long. It was useless.
You are not provided with an escort to guide you to your site. You're on your own to figure it out. We had to stop a race cart driver (park employee) and ask him how to get to our site. He didn't volunteer to guide us either. He was apparently too busy. - Yosemite Sam
Fort Mill, South Carolina (map) | (803) 547-3500
Sites: 138 | Latest Rate: $22.00 | 21 Reviews
Aug 2015 - $22.00
This is a quiet, clean campground just south of Charlotte close to Carowinds and Cabelas. DO NOT follow GPS directions - you will be routed through a residential area. Use the directions provided on the website.
The campground does have a number of long-term residents whose sites are mostly tidy. It is located on a hill so some of the sites are not completely level. Campsites are mix of gravel and asphalt. I believe that 50amp service is limited. If you absolutely require 50amp - call ahead. Long-term residents are generally working in the area, so evenings/nights are quiet.
Sites in the center of the park are generally pull-through with back-in sites around the perimeter of the park.
Wifi is on par with other campground Wifis - don't expect to stream movies, but you'll be able to pick up email.
There is a large dog park. Unfortunately, many campers do not pick up after their dogs so it can be rather dirty. This should reflect on the pet owners NOT the campground. Campground staff does clean the dog park but can not keep up with lazy owners.
There is a trailhead to a nice greenway along a little river that is easily accessible.
There is no playground or pool. I didn't use the bathhouse or laundry so can't speak to those conditions.
Office staff is friendly and helpful and does daily "ride-arounds" to check conditions.
The park is being updated. I would expect to see more renovations in the future.
If you are looking for quiet, safe place to explore Charlotte and surrounding areas - this is a good choice. - waterlover63
May 2015 - $34.00
Local Taxes were: 1)Accommodations Tax - 3%, 2) Sales Tax - 8%, 3) County Tax 3%. Mostly full timers. No flat sites - any mostly level are taken by full timers. WiFi is a joke, especially after they get back from work in the evening. Cable did not work. Lady at the front check-in was totally ignorant of traffic patterns and any questions we asked about the park and how to use the facilities. They wanted every bit of info about us before they would take our reservation over the telephone - type of vehicle and age, color, length, towed vehicle info and color, address, Email, telephone, and charge card. Plenty of unlevel, narrow sites available. Watch that first step off your coach. Site map does not show anything but sites - not baths, showers or anything else. Site was asphalt but I had to mark concrete. Picnic table was very old, warped and splintery - totally on a 20 degree tilt. Hard to get to from I-77 - directions are not specific enough - GPS will get you lost. - Livermorered
May 2015 - $40.00
Beware of this campground. They misrepresent things when making a reservation and are argumentative when attempting to sort things out. We made a reservation, explaining to 2 individuals that we have a large fifth wheel (43') and needed a sizable, easily accessible site. We had originally planned to stay for at least 3 months. We drove 8 hours before arriving at the park, arriving to: 1. A truck was parked in the site. 2. The site was impossible to get into. Since it was after hours, we left and went to a KOA. The manager has refused to refund our money & misstated the facts when telling us we were wrong. At the time we made the reservation, we were told this was the only site available and we would definitely fit in it. Plus we were told the site had been completely redone (not the case). All the sites are poorly positioned, unlevel, very narrow. The place looks like a working man's workcamp and is poorly maintained with no policing of the residents or grounds. We suppose they needed our money more that we did. Please beware of this place and the manager. This is the former Praise Hollow campground at the defunct Heritage USA (PTL) resort. I guess the mindset has changed dramatically. - Dngreen51