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States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Red Gates RV Park, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in this terrific little RV park a month during the summer of 2016. It has just a couple of dozen sites for RVs & tents, with plenty of space between adjacent sites. The interior roads are gravel and narrow, but well maintained. The sites are 'natural' meaning they have not been graded, but they were sited so that most RVs can be leveled without too much difficulty. The park is owned by the family that founded it in the days after WWII. Overseen by a pair of very friendly and kind sisters, and it is managed by workampers, a couple who went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable. The park lacks up-to-date recreational facilities and the cabin part of it has a run-down look to it. However, the grounds are very well maintained and nicely landscaped. The park has no cable TV, but there are some 20 broadcast channels available. The camp WiFi signal is fairly strong, the bandwidth generally allows good connections to the internet, with occasional problems during peak times of the day. Cellular service for both T-Mobile and AT&T were adequate for alternative hot-spot coverage. Overall, we really enjoyed our time here, and will look forward to returning in the future. We camped at Red Gates RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Persimmon Creek Campground, Murphy, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Persimmon Creek is a small campground that accommodates maybe 8 RVs and has about as many tent sites, located ~10 miles west of Murphy, NC, right along US74/64. It is a beautiful campground with a couple of small ponds, one of which is a trout pond. The owners are always available, helpful, and friendly. We landed here the day before the start of the Memorial Day weekend and the campground was full over the weekend, with kids riding the road circuit on their bikes almost from sunup to sundown, having a terrific time. Things quieted down considerably after the holiday weekend, so for the 2 weeks we were there, there was generally a lot of empty spaces. It's a lovely place and we'd recommend it to anyone wanting to get away.

On the less positive side, occasionally there was a surprising amount of highway noise, especially herds of motorcycles and trucks, and for AT&T and T-Mobile cell phone users there was no signal whatsoever. The campground WiFi was very weak, but generally usable. As fulltimers, we're not likely to return as it's a little too remote, but for those who want to spend a short time in a lovely place, this is definietly one to consider. We camped at Persimmon Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Spring Hill Mobile Home Park, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We have adopted this park as our permanent residence for domicile purposes (though we will be traveling most of the year), so the rate is the daily equivalent of a monthly rate, to which electricity must be added. We have been here for 2 months, so have had a good taste of the park.

The park is a converted trailer park; there are several legacy mobile homes. The sites are therefore much more spread out than in a typical RV Park, and they are situated in a nice stand of hardwood forest. Ours is possibly the nicest of any RV park site we have experienced in many years of casual RVing.

The park owner and staff are superb: they are friendly and couldn't be more helpful. WiFi reception is much better than most parks we have been in, though it does occasionally go down.

Though most of the residents are semi-permanent (mostly folks in long-term hospital care situations, or traveling workers) or permanent, there are several sites for short-termers and people are coming and going all the time. So, come visit -- you can rent our site if we're not here!

For short-termers, though, the sites may not be equipped as might be expected for the usual RV Park, for instance, picnic tables and fire rings are not provided, though they are allowed. And, there are no public shower/toilet/laundry facilities. For this reason, we scored the park a 9, instead of a 10. We camped at Spring Hill Mobile Home Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The park is located about 6 min west of Carrboro, NC, which is side-by-side with Chapel Hill. UNC is a 15 min drive away. Duke is about a 30 min drive away.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

The Great Outdoors RV Resort, Franklin, North Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

There is much to like about this RV park: it is a modern facility, exceptionally clean, close to Franklin, and the staff, mostly seasonal workampers, are incredible! But, it is on a bare hillside and suffers from sites that are too close together. Most sites have very little useable area adjacent to the parking pads -- on ours, we had to place the picnic table and chairs right next to the coach, almost touching, due to the slope. There are no trees. Worst of all, the Wi-Fi is terrible: e.g., over the course of a week I was never able to get access to G-maps to help plan our local excursions. Would we stay there again? Not likely. We camped at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia

Date of Stay: March, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Camped at Pohick Bay for a week in Mar 06. Very nice campground! A couple of notes: Parking at the Franconia-Springfield Metro station was not a problem, tho note that we were not there during the high tourist season. A large part of the deck is not open for parking until 10:00 AM, which prevents comuters from filling it up early in the morning. The campground has installed water & sewer hookups on a few of its most level sights. At this point they are waiting for certification from public health officials, so check with them if this is important to you. For Class A owners, there were not that many sites suitable for 36' or greater -- most were too short or very uneven. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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