This small park sits on a small Lake Norman inlet just a few miles west of Mooresville. Because ir was designed to provide a lake view to as many motorhomes as possible, the park has 2 terraced levels. It can be a little tricky getting down the steep hill to the lakefront lots in a 45' motorhome - it will probably drag. Because of its design to allow lake views, the park has no trees or shade, so you'll depend on your AC to stay cool. If you like to fish and can get your boat to the park (they have docks), this would be a great place to spend a week. They do rent pontoon boats for $200/day, so you could enjoy the water without your own boat. There is 1 restaurant across the street, but shopping and other restaurants are 8 miles away in Mooresville. The owner is very friendly and helpful and I wish him the best of luck with his new campground.
This campground is excellent for very small campers and tents, but I wouldn't recommend it for big rigs - especially 45 footers (like mine). The state has done a great job of keeping all the old Live Oak trees that provide shade all day long. Unfortunately, for a big rig, this can make for some tight turns - not impossible, just a little challenging. The island is a little buggy in April as we found the no-see-ums and mosquitos to be unbearable at times. Be sure to bring your bike and kayak. There are lots of trails and marsh to explore. I gave it a 7 because of the dust, bugs and the fact that it really isn't big rig friendly. Had I been tent camping, I would have given it an 8 or 9. Despite my mediocre rating, I'd still recommend that you camp here at least once. The island is beautiful and non-commercial - almost as if it were stuck in a time warp.
We immediately fell in love with this park. The lush tropical landscaping gives each lot an island feel. Despite what I had heard and read, the people here were super friendly. If you don't like motorcycles, especially loud ones, you might find this to be less than paradise at times. However, I found the motorcycle owners to be respectful of others most of the time. The park is well kept and is probably one of the top two or three in the entire country for beauty and weather. I highly recommend that you spend a week or a few months here. I'll be back for sure.
You can't beat this park for friendly people - everyone waves and is willing to chat. The park seemed well run and was very clean and well maintained. Sites were large, but could have been a little more private. The lot owners that I spoke with preferred to keep the foliage trimmed so that the park didn't get too jungle-like, but I prefer the tropical feel, shade and privacy that lots of landscaping provides. My only other complaint was that the park is 15 miles from a grocery store or restaurant. You can't just run to the store for something - it's a trek. If you don't mind the isolation, this is a great park mainly because of all the friendly people and the many activities they have going all winter.
What a beautiful park! The natural woodlands and early morning campfire smell reminded me of my younger days in the Boy Scouts. Don't expect anything fancy - just basic sites (some paved, some not) in a pine forest next to a small, lazy river that is shaded by old moss-covered Live Oak trees. Canoeing on the river is a must - bring your own or rent from the park. Now the bad news - this park should not advertise that it can accommodate Big Rigs. I almost made the mistake of taking my 45' Class A into this park. I think I could have gotten into only 1 of the sites and would have then been forced to back out 50 yds to the main road. Luckily, I drove over in my Jeep first to check it out while parked at Lazy Days. I recommend this park, but only if you have a class C or smaller RV. The day I was there, most people camping were in tents. "We did not stay in this park".