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Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort

Charlotte, North Carolina


14523 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 199
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.10252
Longitude: -80.94598

Elevation: 631' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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76 Reviews

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Great place to stay when visiting Carowinds. They sell park tickets at the 3-day advanced internet price, which worked well for our last minute decision to visit the park. Shuttle was nice also and staff was quite friendly. Electricity was strong enough to run A/C and water heater on shore power. The sites closer to the lodge are quieter as there is some sort of factory near the sites away from the lodge. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Campground entrance was a little hard to find but once we found it, access was pretty easy. Checkin staff was great and had us checked in and heading to our site quickly. We were in the older part of the campground, site 78, but it was easy to get into and was level side to side but extremely unlevel back to front. Site was spacious and close to the pool (very nice), playground (our 5 year old loved it) and the mini-golf course (free). The tram to Carowinds was also very convenient and ran promptly on the half hour as advertised. Just an FYI to families. I wouldn't recommend Carowinds theme park on a Saturday if you have children. Sunday seemed to be a much better time. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This campground has the best staff ever. Not only are they very friendly and helpful, but you can tell they are proud of the campground and love working there. The entrance is a little hard to find so pay attention to signs. You will pull in right next to the big wooden roller coaster at the back of the park, but it's very easy to get into once you are there. The shuttle to Carowinds is great. It runs right on the half hour as they say, and the drivers are always so helpful. We visit this campground often as we are season pass holders for Cedar Fair Parks. We have actually even stayed here when we were in the Charlotte area for a show or to go shopping for the weekend. We really enjoy this campground; it is one of our favorites. It does not have cable or park wide Wi-Fi but it is very clean, has a great pool, playground, and free putt putt. We will return many times over. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This CG is next door to Carowinds, which makes it super convenient to the amusement park and only 14 miles from the Charlotte downtown area if you're taking the kids to Discovery Place (kids interactive museum downtown). This appears to be the best place to stay in Charlotte proper. The trolley from the CG to Carowinds will save time and parking $$. Access from I-77 to Carowinds (Exit 90) is easy. Just follow the signs. The Cracker Barrel between exit 90 and the CG has RV parking as well. There is a "Blooms" Grocery Store on the other side of the interstate. CG is older and most of the "original" sites directly behind the check in lodge are not very level (Sites 75, 76, 85, etc.) so if you have a motorhome over 35', go to the new section on the left as you come in. We chose site 189 and it was flat and long enough for the motorhome and toad parked end to end. Roads and sites are paved. Sites in my section was not crammed together. Staff was super friendly, accommodating, and helpful. Too cold to try the pool but it appeared clean. Kids enjoyed the playground. Didn't have a need for the shower facilities or restroom. Camp store has some basic groceries. No cable but picked up 5 local channels. Overall, it's a nice CG and a safe place to stay for a few days. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Paramount's Carowinds Campground is actually called "Camp Wilderness Campground". See other listing. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Very expensive rates for a place that is not kept up very well. There was only one staff person working in and around the grounds. The staff in the office was helpful and friendly. The pool was nice, but had dirt and sand all over the bottom. The tiles in the pool definitely hadn't been cleaned in a while. The lawn chairs were nasty! This is not a campground where you will find family activities going on, if that is what you are looking for. This campground would be good if you are taking a trip to Carowinds or were here for race week. Otherwise??? We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Camp Wilderness is a really clean and well ran campground . Easy access to I-77 just south of Charlotte . All sites are paved and wide . They also have a shuttle bus to take to back and forth to the theme park that runs every 30 minutes . A great campground for family's with young children. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Very disappointed with this campground. Sites are very narrow for larger motorhomes. Poor drainage - site was flooded and muddy from a bad rain storm. ANTS are very bad!! Bathrooms and showers were very dirty. And there are no bathrooms on the side of the campground with all the pull thru and back in sites - if you choose to stay here - make sure you bring your bike or a golf cart. You would think that charging so much for the RVs sites that they would at least have bathrooms on that side of the campground. We will not stay here again - but you live and learn the good campgrounds... We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We had a great time here. The staff was very friendly. I arrived before my scheduled check in time and they went ahead and let me park in my reserved spot. They also allowed us to stay after the 11 o'clock check out so our kids could swim for a while before we left. Very clean and quiet. The shuttle was always on time to take us to and from Carowinds. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

My family stayed at Carowinds campground in June. We stayed in a pop-up camper. We had a wonderful time. There are many things for the children to do they have shuffle board, miniature golf and swimming all free. They also run a shuttle to Carowinds every thirty minutes. We have season passes to Carowinds so this was great. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2006 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park and close to activities in Charlotte or for visiting South Carolina. The laundry has just 2 washers and 2 dryers but the good news is they are free! We stayed there a week in December and there were only 6 to 8 others camped there each night. We'd stay there again if we visit Charlotte again. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

They advertise that there were a couple million dollars done in improvements, but I did not really see much different from when we were there about 5 years ago. They have added 50 amp sites with new power poles/water spigots, camping cabins, and wi-fi internet. It looked like the area of 30 amp hookups has not changed at all. The main reason we stayed here was the convenience to the amusement park. The shuttle was reliable. Other than that I thought the rate was high for what they offered. Because of trees, we were not able to get a satellite signal. If you needed satellite, I would consider staying in the last row of the Maple or Oak areas. There were not as many trees to the south. The sites are paved and ours was fairly level. They keep the entire area clean. Overall we enjoyed our stay. We would stay here again to go to the amusement park. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Sites were very uneven. Pool closed at 7:00 pm which is terrible since we prefer to swim in the evening, AND it needed cleaning. Had many leaves and sticks, etc. all over the bottom. Putt putt course had leaves and sticks all over it. Bath house was air-conditioned but needed cleaning. They must have spent the money they used for renovations for the cabins and on the lodge, as we saw no other evidence of other upgrades. The camp store had very little in it. We liked the KOA in Fort Mill (1 exit away) much better and it was $33.00 instead of $50.00. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is great!!! New cabins, new 50amp upgrade, new water and sewer lines. Needs some type of games in lodge.would like to see some type of activities around campground besides the park. Shuttle to park is great,.runs every 30 minutes. Bathhouse is clean with hot showers. Overall campground is great. Would stay there again. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Paramount has rebuilt the Carowinds theme park. They replaced all the electric and water/sewer hookups with new ones. Much paving has been done and all the picnic tables are new. They are playing on the disney theme with the name "camp wilderness". Overall we had a wonderful time. This is great for a family vacation - the shuttle to the theme park is reliable. The theme park and waterpark is awesome. The staff is very helpful. Bathhouses are clean - showers are very nice with individual stalls. They need new partitions on the toilets - they used the old ones and they should have been replaced. The lodge is very nice - store is adequete. Pool is manned by two lifeguards - minature golf is older - but FREE so how could you complain. Good place for kids to pass the time. One drawback - no cable tv. Real close to the Knights AAA baseball games at nigt - Wal Mart - 5 minutes away on the new 485 - Overall a very nice time. We camped at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort in a Motorhome.

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