30 amp hook-ups and water but no dumping stations. More of a camping area then an RV park.
RV camping spots next to seven acre pond on 320 acres in Wake County.
Fishing and nature walks.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh.Next to 400 acre county nature park.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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More campground feel than expected
Overall we were satisfied with the grounds; the drawbacks were the other campers and no set rule reminding them to be respectful of others. We rented an RV site but did not stay in it due to the closeness of the sites and wanting separation due to the current virus situation. The host let us know we could use one of the tent sites if we didn’t want to stay in the RV site. We are pack-in/pack-out campers and wanted a location away from crowds. The place we ended up in was a bit closer to others than we would have liked, but not bad. The main issue was the children across the lake being very loud and no explicit parental control. That is the main factor we would be hesitant to go back; there were no clear rules laid out that I could find that would give me justification to let them know it was against the rules. The child’s screeching and screaming went on for hours and late into the night, from not long after we set up to almost ten. Our idea of renting this alternative spot compared to a traditional campground was to avoid this type of crowd, which appears we were wrong. The next day was exactly what we expected overall, peaceful with only a slight reminder here and there that other people were there. If we could have that the whole time we would no doubt go back regularly. We plan to give this one more attempt to be fair, would love to see noise regulations posted next time, though.
Nice camping experience :)
Nice, new camping area on a large pond. Great wooded property, very close to Raleigh, nice bath house trailers & trails, lighting, gazebos. Campsites are pretty small and some of the items I expected in my site were actually shared - like a firepit, grills & picnic table. In the 1-8 site area, there were 2 or 3 metal firepits, a few picnic tables, a few standing charcoal grills. We were able to borrow a firepit from a neighbor's site and do without the rest. The hookups to water & electricity were top-notch quality and I'd be happy to return...just know I should get/bring some extra items to be prepared in case my site doesn't have them.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would absolutely recommend. We plan to return ourselves. However, first time visitors should be aware that the grounds are MUCH smaller than the images make them appear. You can stand in one spot and easily throw a rock into every site. Some sites (4&5 I believe) are so small there’s no way you could open your awning and set up a table under them. The upkeep left a little to be desired. We were there Memorial Day weekend and almost every site was taken, yet the grass had not been mowed nor weedeated. There are lots of holes that should probably be filled in. In fact, they caused us a trip to the ER for X-rays and crutches. But, the pond is great! Kids loved jumping off the dock and kayaking. All the neighbors were great. Very animal friendly too. Excellent bathrooms. Great WiFi. Kind and helpful host. We look forward to returning.
Overall great only some negative
We had 4 families of four go with us, 2 with rvs and 2 of us went with tents so we all reserved at the rv site to be together. What I loved is that with having a big group the spaces were very small and all together so we didn’t have to trek anywhere to visit we were able to all visit and gather with one another. Had we gone by ourselves the sites are really close together in a circle that you don’t have much privacy or quiet area so if you’re looking for a wide space, it’s small and if you have other people that are at your site they will definitely become part of your camping experience. I would describe the space as if you have a 2 car parking spot. It was located right next to the lake so quick access to fishing and everyone who had gone fishing were able to catch a lot of fish that included catfish, brim, and bass. One of the catfish broke my husbands fishing pole and a few people had lost their lines because of getting stuck on logs in the water so I would suggest bring a couple of poles. Everyone was really happy with the amount of fishing there.
Several of us had brought tubes and floating devices and bathing suits but after checking out the water, none of us felt comfortable swimming in it. And nobody used the tubes. There was a couple in the yurt across the way that had a paddle boat which they used but that was the only site across the water that had a dock so if you want to kayak off the dock you have to walk a bit to get to the dock. There was a good amount of trees to provide shade which was awesome or close trees to hang a hammock. I had brought a shade tent and didn’t even have to use it. Rv awnings will provide a lot of shade too. Both of the families that had the rv the hookups were great and they were able to get access to what they needed but one rv site 1 you had to have a extended hose to get a water source so you will likely need to bring a hose.
Site 2 and 3 are the closest to the lake. No owners stopped by to check on us to see if we needed anything but luckily we were all able to share what we brought. Being right next to the lake, my primary concern was mosquitos and flies, I brought lots of mosquito repellent so we didn’t have a problem with mosquitoes either because I had covered enough range or because the things flying around at night weren’t all mosquitoes and no one was complaining of bites. What there was a lot of and crawling all over in large amounts in our tent were large red and large black ants that bite. And spiders, ticks and water bugs too. 3 of the party we had had ticks on them. I wish I had known about how much there were of ants because I would have brought stuff for ants. Sleeping in the tent even cleaning it daily there are definitely enough to where all night you feel them crawling on you and you wake up with bites.
There also wasn’t a restroom on our 1-8 site, the closest one was a little less than a quarter mile walk to a 2 bathroom and 2 shower trailer where 2 yurts were located. The bathrooms both smelled like porter potties and were dirty but it has heating an air conditioning and the shower had hot water but just bring shower shoes. The path to get to the restroom is not lighted except one flood light in one area, and it cuts off shortly so you definitely need a flashlight. Without the rvs having access for dumping there was no way to not be able to use the bathrooms at some point especially if you stay a weekend Or needing to go number 2. But by the time you get there to use the restroom the smell stopped some people for even being able to do their business or if you have an emergency situation of having to go to the bathroom it’s a long walk and running to the restroom isn’t a fun trek.
The area is secluded and the guys in the group were really loving the disc golf all around the area and a couple people brought bikes and had a good nature path.
Overall everyone who went had an amazing time, I brought all kinds of games that I didn’t even have to use because it was just nice sitting and talking in camp chairs or at the picnic tables and fishing and walks to go on. I would gladly go again but I’d probably choose to be in an rv since the bathroom is so far away and if I had to be in a tent I would take ant spray for sure because it didn’t matter if your tent was zipped they pushed their way in and definitely bring mats to put on the floor because there are a lot of roots. Also the ground isn’t even on site three so whether you are on a mat or air bed you are gonna tilt. I loved being close to all the families. I loved fishing and the shade.
Beautiful camping area near raleigh
Nice camping area with 7 acre lake with good fishing. Hosts were very accommodating. Wifi was the best I've ever experienced at a campground. :) Lots of potential for hiking with TLC next door.
Definitely will be back
Really enjoyed our stay over this past weekend, the hosts came around once a day to make sure everything was going ok and went out if their way for me and nearby guests. They even helped me figure out my trailer hitch and lent our neighbors an extension cord!
Nice getaway to unplug
A wonderful low key camping experience. While some sites seemed close together the view of the liake made the site we were on. Setting up camp was easy but some sites you'll need extension cords or longer water hoses as the connection is shared by multiple sites. There is no sewer hookups. We enjoyed walking the paths around the pond and floating on tubes. The AC and heated bathrooms was a plus and right down the path. All around nice place for a relaxing weekend. A nice touch was the gazebos near the lake, lighted paths, fire pits, a small dock with a paddle boat and kayak to use.