A individually owned, large, neat campground with great views of the surrounding mountains. Easy access off the I-74 connector and just a few miles from Mt. Airy. Campground roads are gravel, but wide and well maintained. Ponds on site with catch and release fishing. Several picnic shelters for group gatherings/cookouts. Sites are large, gravel pull-through or back-in, with grass “yard”. Sites are full hookup, 30 & 50 amp, sewer, cable TV, and wireless. (check their website) Cell phone reception was great. Friendly owner, who is very helpful. We stayed here for 5 days (Thanksgiving) and would stay again.
Nice campground with lots of trees and shade (but no view of the lake). If you have a larger rig, watch the turns; and the entry to some sites due to the tree branches. Roads and campsites are gravel; have tables, light post and fire-rings. Campsites are average-size, a few are pull-through. I did not find any 50-amp service, only 30-amp. No sewer hookups; has a typical campground dump station. Decent TV reception with the antenna. Bath and shower facilities are relatively new and were clean. We had good O/A internet service and Verizon cellphones had great reception. Campground hosts were extremely nice and helpful! NOTE: If traveling from the southeast and you use GPS, DO NOT let it bring you in at Gretna via Climax Road/Toler Ferry Road – this is a long, narrow, rough path. We would stay again.
Oldest campground in North Carolina. Great location, just off the BR Parkway at about 3500 feet in elevation; lots to see. August temperatures were in the 60s at night and mid-70s during the day. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Campground has tent sites and RV sites. RV sites are full hookup and include cable TV. Roads into and within the campground are gravel, with a some grade. All RV sites are shaded and have a combination gravel/dirt open area. Only a few sites accommodate Campers over 30 feet. Trees are overgrown, be careful of your camper and the roof! Verizon cell phone worked great. We would stay again.
A COE campground, on John Kerr Lake. Still has some turns where you have to watch-out for the trees. Campground roads are paved, with gravel on the sites. All sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Bathhouse is okay. There is boat noise that starts early, especially on weekends. Maintenance of the sites could be improve for more views of the lake and allow more breezes - sites need to have the underbrush cleared! TV reception was mediocre with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. We camped here for 5 days, in a 5th wheel and will stay here again. Rate shown is with senior pass.
A COE campground on John Kerr Lake. We stayed in section “C”, which does not have many sites that accommodate larger RVs. Most sites in this section have views of the lake. Campground roads are paved, sites are gravel. All sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. The bathhouse for “C” section was completely rebuilt 2 years ago, it is very nice. Very little noise from roads, however there is some boat noise, especially on weekends. Nice swim areas and playground for kids. TV reception was okay with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. We camped here for 6 days and will stay here again. Rate is with senior pass.
Located on North Carolina’s Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). The campground was nearly empty in mid-April. Many sites are located in wooded area with too many trees, making it impossible for large campers. A few sites slope badly and most sites are not level. No park attendant or host this early in the season. Roads are paved, but sites are sand or gravel. About half of the sites are in full sun. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean. There are some waterfront sites; others have a view of the lake. Verizon cell phone was excellent. No TV reception over the air at our site. We would stay here again.
A COE campground, just off US-15, a few miles south of Clarksville, Va. This is a nice, campground with good paved roads and clean restrooms. Most all sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Campground has a combination of tent and RV sites, with very few RV sites on the water. Bathhouse is okay. Under-brush is definitely overgrown, blocking most of the breeze and any view of the lake. Ranger was friendly, hosts not so much. We camped for 5 nights, and likely will not stay here again.
A COE campground, six miles south of US-58 near Boydton, VA on John Kerr Lake. Nice location without any highway noise. Hosts and Park Ranger were very friendly and helpful. The campground roads are paved, but sites are graveled. Most sites are narrow, but workable. A number of sites get quite muddy in heavy rains from the run-off. Some sites are not very level and some others have picnic tables at an elevation different than camper pad! Most all sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Bathrooms were renovated last year and are great! There are a few sites in section “C” that have lake views, section ”D” has more sites with lake views. Both sections need to have underbrush cleared to improve views and allow breeze! We camped here for 3 days this stay and will stay here again.
A COE campground a few miles south of Wilkesboro (on highway NC-268). Most everything has been said about this campground; so I won’t repeat it. Let’s hope it gets a modernization soon, as did Warrior Creek in 2010. This is a great campground. Located away from most all road noise; but convenient to Wilkesboro. We camped here for 5 days and will stay here again.
CrossWinds is at exit 85 on I-85, near Linwood, just south of Lexington, NC. It is only several miles off I-85, with 5 easy turn to get there. A great campground that is only 2 years only with swimming pool, great bathhouse and laundry. Roads in section A & C are paved, section B is rocked. There is a combination of tent and RV sites. All RV sites are very spacious and would handle any size rig. All RV sites have full hookups and cable TV. Wireless internet is good, at least at sites near the office. Owner/Operators are super nice. We stayed two nights at the Passport rate $17. The only reason for rating a 9; there is quite a bit of road noise from I-85. We would definitely stay here again.
Bandit’s Roost, is one of 3 COE campgrounds on Scot Kerr Lake at Wilkesboro. Enter this campground from NC-268. Campground roads are paved, but sites are graveled. There is a separate tent camping area. Some sites are not very level and some have picnic tables at an elevation very different than camper pad! Most sites are at least partially shaded and also have fire-rings. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean, but could stand modernization. Two beach areas and a playground for kids. Many good waterfront sites and many inner-loop sites have a view of the lake. Wireless internet available at entry gate, $5 for length of your stay. We camped here for 3 days and will stay here again.
BULLOCKSVILLE – one of several parks on N.C. Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). Roads are paved, but sites are gravel. (Many sites require 50-100 ft of hose to reach the water!) All sites are at least partially shaded and have good picnic tables, fire-rings. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean. Good beach area for kids. Boat ramp with dock adjacent to the camping area. Many good water front sites and many inner-loop sites have a view of the lake. We would camp here again.
We stayed at the Bullocksville campground. Campground is typical of many state parks, especially N.C. – good, but needs funding for better upkeep and improvement. Roads are paved, but sites are gravel. (Note – many sites require hose to reach the water!) All sites are at least partially shaded and have good picnic tables, fire-rings; a few not very level. Bathrooms were OK, and kept clean. Many good water front sites; other have view of the lake. We stayed here for 4 days and would camp here again.
This park is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are no hookups. The park has a nice lake, with limited sites that have a view of it. There are lots of trees, underbrush and bugs. The camp sites are small, many too small for large RV's. Otherwise, bath-house is okay, roads and sites are paved. We stayed here for 3 days. Due to small sites, them being overgrown and no services, I would look elsewhere next time.
This is a small, beautiful park, that you enter off GA highway 22. Sites are spacious and most all are very shaded. The tent camping area is separate. The campground is at the 1885 Watson’s Mill Covered Bridge (restored). The river has a rock bottom and shallow water, making for a great place to play and relax. The bathhouse is nice, roads are paved and sites are rocked, which keeps it cooler. All RV sites have electric, water, picnic tables and fire rings.The location is rural, but only 20 miles to Athens, smaller towns are closer. We stayed here for 3 days. This is a great campground and we would stay again!
This is a small, quiet park, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sites for 35 ft RVs are very limited, so make reservations early. There are cabins are along the edge of RV park area; and some permanent campers on site. The tent camping area is separate, but uses the same bathhouse. RV sites are adequate, but not overly large, number 30 is the pull-through. The Campground is over 3500 feet elevation with trees and underbrush it is shady and cool! The bathhouse is nice, roads and sites are rocked, which keeps it cooler. All RV sites have electric, water, sewer, picnic tables and fire pits. This is a great location to many NC attractions. We stayed here for 5 days. This is a very nice campground and we would stay again!
Fairy Stone State Park is about 10 miles west of Bassett, VA, turn off VA-57 onto VA-346. This is a beautiful state park, with great accommodations in the cabins and a very nice beach area. It is quiet, peaceful and heavily wooded. Park staff and rangers were nice and helpful. Staff also leads daily organized activities, including a day with a hunt for the fairy stones. The RV Campground roads and all sites are paved. Campground itself is surprisingly small and overgrown: no view of the lake below and no breezes. Camper sites tend to be small and most are “tight” due to trees. All sites are shaded, have picnic tables, fire rings, water and electric. Some sites also have a tent pad. A portion of the sites are pull through, even so, most of these work best with smaller rigs. Only about one-third of the sites can accommodate campers of 30 ft or longer and leave room for the tow vehicle. Bathrooms were good and kept clean. We stayed here for 3 days. Due to site size and cost, I would probably look elsewhere before staying here again.
Nutbush is part of North Carolina’s Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). Campground is typical of many state parks, especially N.C. – okay, but needs funding for upkeep and improvement. Roads are paved, but sites are gravel. Only a few pull-thru sites in camping areas 1 & 3. Sites tend to be small, most are difficult for campers over 30 feet. Sites Area 3 does have well located electrical & water hookups. Most sites are at least partially shaded and have good fire-rings; but are not leveled very well. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean. (Area 1 sites may require 100 ft of hose to reach the water.) Weak on enforcing rules, i.e. quiet time, number people per site, alcohol use. Weak on enforcing rules, i.e. quiet time, number people per site, alcohol use. We stayed 4 days in a 30 ft Travel Trailer.
Easy access off I-77. The staff was friendly and helpful. Sites are fairly level, many that you can pull-thru to enter. Many sites have some shade. Clean campground, but not well tended. Paved roads, but the camp sites need more gravel, and leveling, i.e. tree roots and mud are issues. This is typical of a KOA with amenities. Bathrooms were clean and well lit. Free morning coffee. Pricey campground and more rules than the IRS. We might stay here again. We camped 3 days in a 29 ft trailer, with a slide-out & paid $45 per night.
Park is near Elberton, Georgia, but off the beaten track. Lots of history in this area to explore. Nice quiet campground with many RV sites on the river or have a great river. Most sites are back-ins & somewhat short for longer rigs; there are pull-thru sites. Bathrooms are average for a state park. Later in June, this park is changing to a self-registration system – no hosting. We would use this park again.