13 RV Parks near Rock Hill, South Carolina
Sites: 40 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Dec 2007 - $16.00
This is an attractive park on a lovely lake. However the sites were difficult to navigate, We were in a 38' fifth wheel and ended up parking in the large lakefront lot and walking around trying to find a site that we could back into. They claim to have pull throughs, but I didn't see any. If you have a smaller RV and can get here early in the afternoon ( no reservations), this would be a nice place to spend some time. - eimac
Sep 2018 - $31.00
We have camped here many times over the past several years while visiting family in the area and also shopping, touring in the Charlotte NC area. Very nice county park and campground on Lake Wylie. No cable but there is good reception with conventional antenna. Most sites have a little slope so leveling is necessary. The location of the sewer hook up in a lot of sites is near the front of the site. You may need up to four sections of sewer hose to connect depending on the location of tank connections. - subldo
Jul 2018 - $31.00
We stayed here for 3 weeksWe have stayed here before previously. Our favorite place in the Charlotte area. Sites are spacious, not too close together. Had full hookups for $31/night. We stayed in the wooded side, lots of shade. Not great for satellite tv, got enough to watch from local channels. There is Wi-Fi depending on how close you are to the transmitter. Pretty busy during the summer on the weekends being close to the lake. Middle of the week we pretty much had it to ourselves. Highly recommend this park. - Vicksburg
Jul 2018 - $31.00
This is a wonderful small County run park that has it all. Lake swimming, boating, wooded campsites and some that are not. Very helpful people on site. I changed my reservation twice and they really worked to accommodate my one night stay. We had a full hookup drive through site #31 that was wonderful. Really couldn't ask for more. My fifth wheel had a water issue and the Ranger shut the water off. Hadn't been back at the site 5 minutes before someone told me about it. Really helpful. Roads and sites in that park are all first rate. - BWolfAR
Sep 2018 - $78.00
Very hard to register at this location. You pull into campground and stop at sign. Then you have to walk across a road to a Valero's gas station to check in. Once registered someone will lead you to your site. The roads are narrow an have several pot holes. When we were there it was a Labor Day weekend and Tennessee, West Virginia football Saturday. It was pretty well packed. Personally, I felt $78.00 for my site was on the high end, but out site was considered a prime spot because it had a concrete slab. Staff was very friendly and helpful. - archbarb
Jul 2018 - $66.00
The concrete pad on Site 61 was not long enough for my 40 foot RV and the site itself had quite a crown, so that when I leveled my front tires were wayyyy off of the ground, which I don't like, so we slept in an unleveled coach. The pool was nice. Convenient access off of the freeway. There was a Publix (grocery store) within walking distance. Otherwise a minimalist urban KOA, ok for one night. - RVStudent
Jul 2018 - $55.00
The young man who took my reservation, up sold me to a premium site. Upon arrival I spoke to another staff member who fixed the problem. Very old roads are small w potholes. Pool was awesome looks new. Bar next to the office. Office is inside of a Valero gas station. Gravel sites are very shady (no satellite) but a tad tough to find level. Good access to highway. Fine for a stop over. Needs work. - Road Dawg
Sites: 138 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 40 Reviews
Jun 2018 - $47.00
Park was hilly and not very accessible. Mostly a trailer park. Overnighters get put next to the road with no shade or grass. - Geno1986
May 2018 - $45.00
The check-in time of 2pm is very late - esp. since the check-out time is 11am. We arrived a little early to discover that they were closed, but had the site number and knew where it was from previous research. The pull-thru site is on the roadway directly adjacent to a major construction area (red dirt and huge sewer pipes), which was not very nice. However, the view from the passenger side (exit/entry) was fine, so we did not mind the spot. Unlike other reviews, we did not have a problem with the water. We do not use wi-fi or the restrooms, but the restrooms looked very nice. We felt the price was high for what was offered (and the site). We met the office lady when we went to pay the next morning and she was awesome (the lady waiting on the other customer seemed very nice as well). Both seemed well educated on area attractions and were eager to offer advise. - Deb and Chris
Mar 2018 - $42.00
Relatively easy to reach from inter-state and close enough to Charlotte to make it attractive. "Big Rig" sites are facing sideways onto what at this time was under construction for what looked like apts. Noisy in the morning with big equipment. With South Carolina red clay and quite a bit of rain in the prior days, left a lot of mud with some effort to find a place where our levelers didn't sink. Rest was gravel. Was adequate space for in and out with dolly but tow-car detached. Very quiet, appeared mostly long-term users. Guide to site was helpful in parking. If you're going for a camping experience, this probably isn't the place for you. There was a community fire pit we saw with wood provided but ambience non-existent. If you are there to see Charlotte and aren't going to experience "woodsy" it's fine. - docsheila
Apr 2018 - $33.00
Easy reservations and check in. Our site was level and clean, close to other campers but not claustrophobic. Pretty hiking trails of various lengths and difficulty. Lots of kids but quiet at night. Close to town but feels somewhat remote. Faint traffic noise. - rudyhehn
Jun 2017 - $33.00
McDowell is a beautiful county park located on the Lake Wylie reservoir, very near Charlotte, NC. Electric and water are provided but no sewers. The roads in the campground are tight, but we were able to manage by going very slowly with our 40' fifth wheel. The camp ground is a pretty, wooded environment and has about 100 sites (tents & RVs). We pre-paid our reservations for 14 days while visiting relatives in the area. The first night I used a whole bottle of a bleach-based bathroom cleaner in an effort to get the shower somewhat usable. It barely treated the mold from thick black stains and webs to brown, but at least I was confident the bleach killed any possible staph or MRSA. The next day a camp worker informed us they try to clean showers and bathrooms now and then as the cleaning service is only provided once a month. I was shocked at that news because hundreds of campers were in the park, and all were using just a few of the remaining, working bathrooms/showers. Our 50 amp breaker went out the second day, on a Thursday evening. The camp manager seemed unconcerned but offered to put in a request for an electrician. She said she could not relocate us. We explained we were concerned because our batteries were depleting while running our fridge, and temps were in the 90's with no AC. She said, "It's a county park. That's what you get." The manager never bothered to tell us the county electrician would not be coming until Monday at the soonest. When we finally learned that news from another camp worker on Saturday, in order to save our batteries and freezer full of food, we had to leave the park. A week later, we are still waiting to find out if the county will approve a refund of our two week pre-payment. I would NOT recommend this park unless you can use your own bathroom/shower, and you have a backup generator. - OH2SD
May 2017 - $33.00
Viewed from the point of a senior citizen this is not a great CG. It is very difficult to get anything level. The sites are off level every which way. It is impossible to get satellite reception due to the trees, over the air is iffy and cell phone is iffy. That being said for younger people it is a great place. The kids have playgrounds and there are many nature trails. Overall it is a nice campground, just not for us. - vmi1962
Aug 2018 - $40.00
Stopped here to visit family in Charlotte as it was the only campground available. Would rate it higher if our destination was the theme park but it was pricey for our use. Treed campground was partially shaded and grass had little chance to survive with cars and trucks driving and parking on it. We enjoyed a visit to the camp store and a nice clean pool that had few others since it is next door to a water park. Directly under the airport flight path for fairly continuous jet noise. Big amusement and water park next door draws most visitors. - Appleknocker
Aug 2018 - $69.00
We stayed here to visit Carowinds Amusement Park so definitely worth the proximity as the campground is right next door. The showers, store/game room, pool, utilities were all top notch. We had a pull through site that was mostly dirt which was terrible when it rained. Otherwise, we loved the park, the employees and our stay. - IBpraisingGod
Jul 2018 - $55.00
Closest RV park to Charlotte still 14 miles south, this park is adjacent to and affiliated with the Carowinds Amusement Park. A gigantic waterpark and rollercoaster theme park that actually straddles the NC/SC state line (have NO idea how that works) The RV park is medium sized, with bath houses, a laundry, small general store and swimming pool. The swimming pool, being a part of the Carowinds system was staffed with serious waterpark life guards who were doing the full Stevie Wonder swimmer scan. For a park next to WallyWorld, it was relatively quiet in the camping zones. Although most of the RV'ers here were of the toy-hauler, golf-cart needing, weekend-warriors, it stayed pretty mellow. The biggest demerit was the sites themselves. Narrow concrete pad for the rig was not level and everything else was dirt. Dusty when dry and an absolute quagmire when it rains. Road are very narrow and the sites are too small to park your tow vehicle forcing folks to park on the roads. In our case, we needed two adjacent sites to move their trucks to allow us to back in to our site. Expensive from our perspective. - Todd Hancock
Oct 2017 - $27.00
Lovely place to spend a fall week-end. Not a lot of "attractions." There is a nice museum and some well kept trails but I think the main draw is the peace and quiet.
Our 23' TT and extended cab fullsize truck fit fine, but I wouldn't want to pull much longer in there. But there was a 40' class A in the pull through site next to us, so it can be done.
Mostly shady sites. Clean restrooms. Site surface is a concrete pad featuring a fire ring and picnic table. - richamor
Jul 2017 - $20.00
Campsites are extremely tight. This park could be much better, but too many trees and sites are too close together. I almost gave up but we finally we able to get our camper in after neighbors moved their cars. The trees right on the road make navigating through the park hazardous. We stayed in one of the only two full hookup sites. The back-in site stated it was for a 40 ft camper but was really for a pop up. Site was very unlevel. There is a nice lake for fishing so its not all bad, but campground needs to cut some trees before I will go back.
You get what you pay for. Don't expect a lot of room. - Pete Trurnero
Dec 2016 - $20.00
Visited in Cold Weather ( nights below freezing ). The campground has freeze proof water connections at site and we just disconnected hose at night and reconnected during the day. Very nice small pack, a little tight for larger rigs. We stayed in site 11 which is a bit of a trick to back in between trees and drop off along side of site. We will choose another site ( lots of good other choices ), on a second visit. Suggested to park management that they may want to consider removing the problematic tree. :-) Good location, trails to hike and good historical visit. Close to Landsford Canal SP as well if you are interested in Upstate SC history. 8 miles from shopping, gas and dining if needed. - Dale-from-NC
Jul 2018 - $32.00
We thought we would give this park a try, as we had never stayed in a county park. I was pleasantly surprised with this facility. The full hookup sites are really nice because they are paved and near the lake. Nice size lake and you can bring your boat if you like. Beautiful and peaceful place with lots of things for kids to do. The only negative I can think of is some of the hookups are placed in kinda weird places, and longer hoses are needed. We will definitely be returning! - Bullit
Jun 2017 - $32.00
Nice county park on a small lake with a lot of recreational opportunities. The interior roads have numerous speed humps that can drag on campers. Rangers were friendly. Camp store was open during limited hours. - DPH
Nov 2016 - $30.00
We also paid a $4 online reservation fee. We chose a site with full hook-ups including 50amp. All services worked well. Despite there being trees everywhere, we were able to obtain a DirecTV satellite signal (Site 39). Our dish is mounted on our roof near the front of our coach. This is a lovely county park with a beautiful lake, beach, swimming area, playgrounds and numerous trails for hiking and biking. During mid-November, the CG was approx 15% full which made it very relaxing. We enjoyed our time here and didn't want to leave! We would definitely stay here again. - GottaGoNow
May 2018 - $20.00
Chester State Park is a beautiful, small campground. The grounds and roads are very well maintained, and the sites are clean. Sadly, there are only 3 sites with an open view to the lake (which is 50+ yards or more away)... which means that if anyone wants to spend time at the lake (which is everyone), they have to cut through the areas around those 3 sites to get to it. This doesn't seem like it would be an issue, as there are several ways to get around the sites without cutting right through someone else's campsite, but it seems that cutting through an actual site is the way most people made their way down there. Basically, there's not much respect for "personal space". We didn't really have an issue with this, and still found the trip to be very relaxing (even with the distance to the lake, the view was amazing), but if you are more of a private person, this may be annoying to you. Another nice feature is that this park has a disc golf course, but you need to be a bit better than a beginner to really enjoy it (we are beginners). The course is cut out nicely, but it's still like hiking and the "rough" is really rough, so losing your disc in the woods can result in a lot of brier cuts and scrapes. - FlowerChild7275
Apr 2018 - $18.00
Site was very nice for one without sewer hook-ups. Electric was stable and good. Water pressure was a little low for us to take showers. One of the toilets in the men's bathroom was broken loose from the floor and appeared to have been that way for a long time. My wife told me that there was two toilets in the women's bathroom that were broken the same way. The main problems that we had was with the enforcement of their pet policies. We kept our small dog on a 6' leash as the rules stated, but there were several other campers that just let their dogs run loose with nothing restricting their movements. One of the campers had a very large dog that was on about a 20' rope and when we went by that campsite I thought the dog was going to break the rope until the owner had to grab the dog and physically restrain him. Also there were several sites where the dogs were tied out to a tree, or the camper, and allowed to stay there. I thought that you were not supposed to do that. We tried to be very careful of the other camper's sites when we were walking but I noticed that some of the other campers did not care and would just walk through any of the sites that they wanted to. I also noticed several sites that had at least three or more vehicles parked at the site. Most of these sites are small and barely able to have one vehicle parked much less 3 or 4 vehicles. We also noticed that some of the vehicles were driving very fast through the campgrounds even though there was a 5 mph speed limit. This could be a great place to camp if the camp host or the rangers would monitor the campers and make them obey the rules. Why have rules if you are not going to enforce them? We will not be staying at Chester State Park again until they start making everyone go by the rules. - dakota ev
Apr 2018 - $21.00
Chester State Park is a frequent camping destination for us.
>They recently upgraded all of the sites with 50 amp service! Yay! Hopefully sewer will come with a future upgrade.<
The park is generally pretty quiet and a great place for a relaxing weekend getaway for us.
The campsites are well kept. The grills and campfire rings have also recently been upgraded at each site.
I cannot comment on the restroom and shower facilities as we do not ever use them.
The children's playground is located in the park's main picnic and recreation area, which is away from the campground. - landcruisers
Nov 2015 - $16.00
This is a jewel of a RV park for an extended stay or a few nights. Does not have a lot of amenities, but is a clean, safe, easy access, place to RV when in the Charlotte area. Very convenient to major roads. Just a few minutes to anything. Owners are wonderful people who care about providing a good park. Family run and operated. The price is the best in the area and includes electricity on extended stays. Charlotte International Airport is nearby and park is near landing path, but seeing the planes come in is neat. - Cme4RV
Mar 2015 - $30.00
The price here is very low, which might be a plus. The bathroom, which is basically inaccessible to most of the RV spots, is also the worst we've seen on our entire trip around the country. It looked like a bombed-out tool shed and wasn't stocked with any TP, soap, etc.
As reported in several other reviews, the husband is a very difficult and unhappy person. Unfortunately, his wife runs everything and is often gone, so you very likely will have to deal with him. Everything we communicated with the office was lost, confused, or not passed on to the appropriate person.
Others report an OK, stay, and I can see that happening if you can avoid dealing with the office and don't mind using your own RV's bathroom/shower. If so, might be worth a look. Otherwise, no way. We certainly won't be back. - 5thWheelAroundTheCountry
May 2014 - $25.00
They take cash only, hmmm that was very interesting. Also, good luck trying to level. I have a 40 ft motorhome and I got nowhere near level after 30 minutes of trying. Watch out for the speed bumps on the east side of the property. They are impossible to hit straight so everything in your refrigerator and cabinets will be thrown around big time. No use in returning to this one. - Johnnyboy21