This was our first time camping at the Boone KOA for Memorial Day weekend stay. We got there at 7 PM and was able to check in at the office. I asked if they could put us into a pull-through site that I could use my satellite dish. They put us in site # 6 at the far left-hand side of the campground with a clear view of the southern sky. I have a 30 ft travel trailer and it was was a tight squeeze down the crowed streets. My travel trailer just about bottomed out at the hitch trying to pull into the site. The spot was terraced with a grassy spot in front. This gave up a bit more room but most sites are tight with little room to park your tow vehicle. The sites are bit un-level so you’ll need some leveling blocks to make rig level. The small pool at the campground was a nice treat along with the mini golf. The Wi-Fi is strong near the office but gets very weak on the back-side of the park. The campground used to be a working farm back in the 70s so it’s not in town but back in the country. The campground does lack good signs pointing the way to the campground. It’s not hard to find but does take a trained eye to spot the road signs. We enjoyed the campground and we would come back but I think the site prices are bit high given the amenities.
This was our first time camping at the Kings Dominion Campground for a weekend stay. We got there at 7 PM and was able to check in at the office. I asked if they could switch us to a pull-through site since the web site had none available at the time I placed the reservation. They had a site open up which was a lower rate so they put us in site # 233. I have a 30 ft travel trailer and it was very easy to make the turns into our paved site on the first try. The spot was paved but sloped which put the front of rig downhill. That took a lot of leveling blocks to make bring the front-end up and level. The campground was laid out well with lots of trees for shade behind the office and some sites in a open field in the side nearest to the park. I have small kids so the pool at the campground was a nice treat. The odd thing was the rules at the pool. The life guards are very strict about kids wearing life vests, no goggles with a nose piece or other float toys. The Wi-Fi is strong near the office but gets weaker on the back-side of the park. The shuttle comes every 15 to 20 minutes to and from the park which is an added bonus of not having to pay $15 for parking and it drops you off at the front gate. During the day, you can hear the screams from the riders of the roller coasters and the fireworks at night. The campground is next to the train tracks through the trees which has scheduled trains coming through. We liked this campground since it very close to Kings Dominion and for the shuttle so it’s a good choice when visiting the park. With that in mind, I still think the prices of the sites are a bit high. We’ll be back with it comes time to come back to Kings Dominion for another visit.
This was our first time staying at the Mayberry Campground so we decided to try out the park from a weekend stay (2 days ). We got there at 6pm and was able to check in at the office. They assigned us one site but they had a 5th wheel being stored on that site. We picked site #24 after return back to the office. I have a 30 ft travel trailer and it was very easy to back into our spot on the first try. The spot was level and covered with grass. The campground is laid out in a terraces with pull-thrus and back-in spots on the different sections. I have small kids so it’s not really geared to cater to families offering a lot of amenities. The other odd thing was that they don’t have picnic tables or fire rigs at any of the sites. They have community fire pits and the picnic tables are stored under covered shelters. They only have one bath house located at the office and it was generally dirty most of the time. We use our camper for that so that didn't matter to us. We only used it when the kids where away from the camper. You have easy access to I-74 (exit 11) and HWY 601, so it's an easy off and easy on. It’s very close to downtown Mount Airy to visit the local sites.
This was our first time staying at Pocahontas State Park so we decided to try out the park from a Wednesday to Sunday stay (5 days ). We got there at 4pm and was able to pick a site and call the office to let them know which site we chose. We picked site #118, which is a back-in site. I have a 30ft travel trailer and was very easy to back into our spot on the first try. The spot was level and very spacious. The campground is laid out in two sections with both of them having pull-thrus and back-in spots. They offer firewood for $5 a bundle of 6 pieces near the bath house in the second section. They also have a camp store in the same section that has ice and other goodies. This campground is ideal for pop-ups all the way up to motorhomes. This park has two pools with water slides and a separate kiddy splash zone with lifeguards. Staying at the campground gets you free passes to the pool for everyday you camp. Otherwise, it's cost money for the public to use. The park had scheduled events like S'mores campfire and reptiles feeding at the Nature Center with the park staff. The woman at the CCC museum was very interesting to listen to her stories about the area. All in all, we really like this park and we would return without a second thought. It's also very close to I95, so it's an easy off and easy on.
We camped here Sunday to Sunday ( 7 days ) in site #B2 which was in the big rig section. The campground is clean and maintained by the staff. There's no wifi service other than at the Ranger Station and cell service via Verizon is next to nothing due to a dead zone. The wifi signal strength at the Ranger Station was very strong and works great to download some e-books to pass the time. A big plus was the friendly owners and staff making a point to remember your name and the names of your kids. They would come by regularly to talk to their guests and see how things are going. We camped here during a holiday week ( July 4th ) so it was high volume time and scheduled activities stayed on track even with the daily sometimes hourly rain showers for the entire week. The sites are long enough in the big rig section for a 40-foot rig but the gravel road getting to the sites is a bit tight but manageable if you take your time. The back-in sites need a bit of care while backing in due to the drainage ditch on both sides of each site's driveway. They escort all guests to their site and assist you with the safest way to get into your site which is a plus. One downside is when it rains, the hilly terrain leads to washing out the gravel road but the owners spend a lot of time to stay on top of the road being washed away. My entire family enjoyed everyday staying there and we only left the campground one day for a sightseeing trip. The rest of the time was spent playing the pool, riding the water slide and all other scheduled activities. We took advantage of the Sunday 7-Day special of one night free and access to all amenities which saved us some money. My kids want to come back and spend another week so we'll be scheduling another trip back here in the near future!
This was our first trip to Henderson Point which is apart of the Kerr Lake SRA. We reserved site #37 with water and electric in Loop 2, which is waterfront. I received good signal strength with my satellite dish ( 97% ) and full cell phone coverage with Verizon. We could sit in my camper and watch the sun go down reflecting off the water, watch the boats cruise by and fish from the bank. We really enjoy this campground with Hibernia being a very close second. We stayed 5 nights and really didn't want to leave. Had a great time here and I highly recommend this campground to anyone! I would give it a 10 if they had full hookups.
We stayed at this campground for Memorial Day weekend ( 4 nights ) in site number 34. We had to send in our reservations the first week of January by postal mail to get our site since they book up quick. This was our first time staying at this campground and it was well worth the stay. They don't have a lot of amenities compared to the KOA or Camp Hatteras just down the road but well WORTH the price. The campground is clean and well maintained. The multiple bathhouses were clean but no soap or paper towels ( must be a cost savings thing ). This sites are a bit close together but much better compared to the KOA crammed sites. The beach is directly over the sand dune at the end of the campground. The campground is a great location for exploring the Outer Banks with Cape Hatteras lighthouse 20 mins to the south in Buxton and the wild horses 25 mins to the north in Corolla. BTW: There's an awesome restaurant when you turn left out of the campground next to the Dairy Queen called Atlantic Coast Cafe. The seafood is fresh and not high priced either! My family is already wanting to book another week at this campground so we'll be returning again...
We stayed here for Labor Day Weekend at site #U51 in the wooded section in the very back of the campground. My site along with all the other sites in this area was arranged very weird. Looks like they took 2 sites and split it into 3 sites. My site was not level so bring your leveling blocks and no pea gravel in the sites to keep the mud from flowing when it rains. Also bring your long water hose since the utilities are positioned at the front of the camp site instead of the normal location at the rear near all your camper's connections. I have a 25ft hose and it was stretched tight to connect to the water connection. The campground is divided in half by a public road and 95% of the stuff they do with Yogi is across from the main campground. So you need to have a golf cart or drive to everything. Better not show up 5 minutes late to a scheduled Yogi and the gang visiting period since they're only out for 10 minutes a day. The other Yogi Bear Campgrounds in NC and VA that I've visited, they stay out longer so everyone can at least get a picture with them. The other campground section across the road has the ranger station, pool, water slides and splash zone. The pool is way too small for the size of campground. When it's crowed, you cannot move in the pool area. The sites on the river were cramp and looked like a refugee camp with all the sites packed in right next to each other. The major question is: Would I come back to this campground??? No. The price is way too high for the kind of site you get all cramped together and it's so far to get to planned events without having to drive everywhere ( golf cart of vehicle ).
My family along with my brother's family spent the weekend on the lake at this campground. We got sites 34 and 35 with both of them being full hookups and pull-through sites. My site #34 was on a slight incline so I had to use all of my leveling blocks on one side to make it level. My brother's site was level when he pulled in. The sites are real close together and I could not put out my awning for the trees in front of my camper. The campground is mostly permanent campers but well kept with a few sites for overnight stays. The boat slips are $5 a day which is a good deal and they have a grill at the office with some tasty food after a day on the lake. Overall, I would come back to this campground since it's real close, within 10 minutes, from the intersection of I-85 and Hwy 64. High Rock Lake itself is clean and nice place to take a dip.
The back-in sides are grassy and shaded most of the time. The pull-through sites in the middle are back-to-back with the camper on the other side. They're 50 amp and they cost more, so I decided on the back-ins. The sites on the lower level are bigger then the sites with the full hookups. They have two dump stations and close to both loops so dumping my tote was a breeze. The only two things I didn't like about this site was that it was very unlevel so bring your leveling blocks (all of the them) and the trees are awesome but block my satellite feed. They don't have cable! The pool is nice but a bit on small side. The jumping pillow is great and my kids even got me on there. They have mini golf and movies on Thursday and Saturday night. I'll come back and stay here but next time I'm going to choose one of the lower level sites near the other end so I can get a clear view of the southern sky.
We stayed in Boo Boo #2 Travel Trailer rental unit for two nights while we were visiting the Rocky Mountain NP and Estes Park area. We love Yogi Bear Campgrounds and we're from the east coast so we had to stay at one while we were visiting the area. The park was nice with lots of chipmunks and rabbits running all over the park. The staff were super nice and very helpful when trying to find restaurants in Estes Park. I will stay here the next time I come back to Estes Park area!
We stayed here during the July 4 holiday week ( 3 nights ) in the B-Loop since we wanted a bigger spot. The B-Loop is for up to 35ft rigs compared to the C-Loop. The C-Loop is good for tent camping and small pop-ups up to 30ft, but it's tight. The B-Loop is the green spots, but some of the sites can be tight getting a big rig into since the space is tight for an RV, tow vehicle and boats lining the drive into the loop. The waterfront sites (orange) are in the C-Loop and are only about 10 of them. There's two grocery stores in downtown Clarksville, VA ( 5 mins from the park ). They have a Food Lion and a Dollar General Market that carries most grocery items. There's two big things I did not like about the state park. The first one is the dump station is a long way from both B and C loop. It's on the main park road near near the Visitor Center. The second one is there's no pool and they have no area to swim. They don't allow swimming from the banks inside the park since it's so steep and rocky.
We stayed here during the July 4 holiday week ( 4 nights ) in the B-Loop since we wanted a bigger spot. The B-Loop is only about 2 years old compared to the A-Loop. The A-Loop is good for tent camping and small pop-ups. The sites in the A-Loop are not level and the somewhat steep driveways to level a bigger trailer or motorcoach. The B-Loop is a paved driveway with a pea gravel pad for your picnic table and fire ring. Both the A&B-Loops are near the huge swimming pool to which you get free passes when you camp there. The historic area was cool since I like farming equipment. The coolest thing was watching the fireworks from the banks of the James River at the Visitor Center on the night of July 4th. We could see the fireworks from Surry, Jamestown, Williamsburg, Bush Gardens, and Yorktown. It's only 5 miles from the "free" ferry to Jamestown from the Surry. Surry does have a Dollar Store that carries most grocery items, but the nearest grocery store is across the ferry in Williamsburg or 20 miles down HWY 10 to Smithfield, VA. The only thing I did not like about the state park is the dump station is a long way from both A&B loops. It's on the main park road near the guard station for the park entrance.
This was our first time staying at Staunton River State Park so we decided to use the Memorial Day holiday weekend to try out the park. We got there at 3:30PM and was able to check-in to site #22. The park was completely full from locals which is a good sign that the locals like this park. The campground is laid out in a figure 8 loop with the bath house in the middle near the campground host. They offer firewood for $3 a bundle near the bath house and ice for $2 a bag at the visitor center. This campground is ideal for pop-ups but can be a bit tight for larger rigs unless you get one of the 3 pull-through sites. I have a 30ft travel trailer and it took me 4 times to get it get around the trees along site backing in at a 90 angle. If you take your time, then you'll have no problem getting your rig in the site. This park has an AWESOME Olympic size pool with water slides and a separate kiddy pool with lifeguards. Staying at the campground gets you free passes to the pool. Otherwise, it's cost money for the public to use. The park had scheduled events like S'mores, Campfire Cooking, Wagon Ride, Canoeing, Bee wax candle making, Geocaching and making homemade ice cream with the park staff. My kids love this park and asked "When are we coming back"!
We stayed here since it's only 1 hour 20 minutes from our house and it is close to all the outlet shops. It's your basic KOA with all pull-through sites in the middle, and tent camping on the outer edges. They do put the monthly (and longer) staying campers away from the nightly folks within a different section. When we camped here, the majority staying here was a motorhome traveling club with a few travel trailers and pop-ups. The roads get a bit tight with all the motorhomes plus a car in tow to navigate. The pull-through sites are close to each other but typical of a KOA. The owners are nice and very helpful. They have coffee and waffles every morning in the office. My two kids liked the playground and riding their bikes on the paved streets. All and all: it's close to the Smithfield shopping via I-95, but more like a overnight stop off point for traveling on I-95, and not a week long destination to me.
Yes this campground is apart of the Yogi Bear campgrounds but in my opinion they haven't grasped the idea of what a Yogi Bear Campground is all about. The office was closed every day through the week except for a Friday and Saturday. The owners are accessible during the day when you see them riding around on their golf carts. They only have one scheduled activity on Saturday and Sunday for the whole week, so my kids were not liking that much. We're use to most Yogi Bear campground have scheduled activities every hour or so to keep us busy. There's a lot of permanent campers at this campground which to me is very unusual for a Yogi Bear campground. We camped here for 4 nights on Halloween weekend in site #60 which is in the middle of the campground and a good ways from the docks. Our site was flooded by knee deep water from storm surge, so that was FUN! There's no cable and antenna reception was very weak, so no access to local channels. We moved all of our water logged stuff to higher ground to dry but overall no warning from the owners that flooding that far from the docks was going to happen. All in all, I was not impressed with this campground when there's other Yogis in the area they are WAY better.
This was our second visit back to Daddy Joe's and we enjoy our trip every time we visit. They've add the monster truck ride, water slides and water wars. We stayed in site #9. The only problem I see with the park is the kids on the golf carts but kids will be kids especially when they'll let loose with a golf cart. In my opinion, this is one of the best kept secret in NC . We'll definitively make a return trip to this park. We highly recommend it to others who camp with kids.
This was our second visit to this campground. We stayed here for the long 4th of July weekend in a 50/30 amp pull-thru site number 10. The pull-through sites have ample space with shade on this side of the campground. The right-hand side of the campground has no shade and more for one night stays. They've added a 9-hole mini golf course which was nice and it's $2 a person. Yes ... The campground is near two different train routes and their schedules seem like they come through every hour with their horns blowing. You get somewhat use to the train noise but if you don't like that ... then it will get on your nerves. Things that I don't like: They charge per day for each child and for cable. It's $2 per day for cable per day and ages 3-11 is $2 per day and goes up to $4 a day for 12 and older. The rate covers two adults only!
This was our second trip to Hibernia Campground in Kerr Lake SRA. We reserved site site #88 on the lake with W/E in Loop 2 which is on the lake. It was very nice with the water being 50 ft from our site on three sides. We really enjoy this campground with Henderson Point being a very close second. We stayed 4 nights and really didn't want to leave. The camp host in loop 2 will give you free fire wood if you ask which is an added bonus. The park does not sell fire wood but most of the stores in the area does for $5.99 a bundle. Had a great time here and I highly recommend this campground to anyone!
I'm not generally a fan of KOA campgrounds due to the way they pack in the campers right on top of each other. In this campground, most of the pull-through and back-in sites are shaded and spaced apart from each other. He had site #77 which was a pull-through ( W&E w/o sewer ). The full hook-up, pull-through sites are $69. We liked this campground but it's priced high due to the location on Market Street and really have the campground market corner since the other campgrounds in the area are, let's say lower standards. The mangers and staff are friendly and helpful. The only two things that got annoying was the constant badgering by some of the staff about keeping to the 5MPH speed limit inside the park (NOT all of them do this). They make it a point to let you know if they see you going over 5MPH. The other thing is the traffic on Market Street. It's really hard to turn left into the drive to KOA during any time of the day. You have to turn and make everyone wait until you clear the two lanes of oncoming traffic if you have a big rig. All in all, I still prefer a Yogi Bear campground since it has more activities for kids to stay busy with, but this campground is nice to stay at.
This was our first visit to Holliday Lake State Park and we really enjoyed our visit. This park is very clean and maintained along with the restrooms/showers. It's 10 minutes from the 4-H Education center where my oldest girl went to fishing camp while we were here for the weekend. We camped in the new section "Laurel Ridge Campground" and we've noticed that this is for the bigger rigs ( up to 38' ) where the tent campers are in the other loops. All the roads are paved and the sites are very level. They have a double stall dump station is was very NICE with a water faucet at each stall. Nice to see this feature. The dump station is very convenient to the newer section. They don't lock the gate so you can come and go as you please. This park is located 15 to 20 minutes from Appomattox NHP and downtown Appomattox. We'll be coming back to this park again.
This was our first time at Tranter's Creek Resort and Campground. We really enjoyed talking to the staff which are very friendly and helpful. The campground is laid out well with the monthly spot rentals on one side and the nightly spots on the other next to the playground and putt-putt course. The campground is very wall maintained and clean. The sites are fairly level and great water pressure! Very close to downtown Washington off of HWY 264 and HWY 17. We went to visit Twin Lakes Campground which is bigger but not the same well maintained look and feel as Tranter's Creek Resort & Campground. On downside to Tranter's Creek Resort & Campground was the road noise and no shade trees but that's just a small one. We'll be going back since we received two free night's coupons from them.
My kids love Yogi Bear Campgrounds and this one is nice but it's a small one compared to the others. The owners are from New Jersey and work onsite at the park. They "seem" stand offish but maybe my southern perception of them. They were nice but just reserved. The staff were locals and very nice. They had events scheduled for what I thought was every hour. The bathrooms and showers were some of the cleanest ones I've seen and we visited on Labor Day weekend. We stayed here in our 30' travel trailer and the back-in site was nice, level and shaded. The only thing that would prevent me from going back is the train schedule. The park is right next to the tracks: enough to hear the whistle and the clanking of the wheels. There was a train coming by every 3 hours all through the day and at night.
My kids love Yogi Bear Campgrounds and this one up there at the top compared to the others. The owners are nice and helpful. The staff were very nice also. They had plenty events scheduled throughout the day to keep our kids from saying "We're Bored" every five minutes. The bathrooms and showers was an add-on building which was new from the last couple of times we camped here. (We stayed in one of their cabins the first time here and they where nice too!) We stayed here in our tent on the river. That was nice, but the site was a bit steep, slanting down toward the river. The campground is outside the hustle and bustle of Cherokee which is a good thing, but can be a bit much if you just want to run into town for something. We enjoy this campground and that's why we keep coming back.
We loved the hiking trails along with all the great waterfalls. The park itself is great and I would go back to the park multiple times. The campground is lacking water and electric which is a big turn off for me since I would like to take my 30 ft travel trailer. The restrooms / showers are very out-dated and showing their age. The showers don't have a changing room. Just a shower curtain that doesn't cover the stall opening. I personally don't care but the wife wouldn't quit "commenting" on it. I wish they would update the campground. If they did that, I would make it a regular trip each year with my travel trailer. The cabins are nice and has a full kitchen and air conditioning.
This is another great NC State Parks that we regularly camp at. We camped here in a tent while my brother and his family camped in the next site to us in their travel trailer. We had a great time. We stayed in sites in Loop 2 next to the swim beach. That was very nice to walk down to the swim beach and it actually has sand on the bottom lake. A very nice touch! We'll be going back very soon since we really like this campground.
We love camping at the state parks in NC. You cannot beat the price for a site that "huge" compared to other campgrounds. They stayed here two nights and three days. We had a site and my brother had the site next to us. We really enjoy it! The sites are somewhat level and paved. The fire ring is built on top of a brick platform which is a very nice feature. I would and will be going back in the near future.