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06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This place had been a race-only campground, but is now open year round according to the manager. The sites are gravel or grass. You get a 40ft by 40ft site but a lot of the sites are longer. It is very quiet and peaceful with a creek running through the back of the campground. We stayed a week and wished we could have stayed longer with so much to do in the area. There is even a drive-in theater across the street. The bathhouse was extremely nice and clean. The reason for an 8 was the WiFiwas only available in the office and a couple of the roads could use some fresh gravel.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our first visit to this park but it won't be the last. The sites are very large with nice patios and grills at each site. The pool is nice and the hot tub was wonderful. I will say that the pool seems small for the size of the park. The lake is large with a nice paved trail around it. It also has a nice beach and swimming area. The bath house has separate rooms and was clean although we did not use them. Two reasons we did not give the park a 10. One was how dark it was at night in the park. The signage is small and if you don't know where you are going it is easy to take the wrong street. Two was the distance from everything at the beach. If all you need is a grocery and gas you will love this place but if you want the beach it is about 12 miles away. Great place to hang out, ride bikes, fish, and enjoy the quiet.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park has been around for many years. This was our first visit here and we had to learn the system. They say cable TV in the listing but you have to pay for it at $2.50 per day. Sites are reservable but you cannot preselect your site. If you have a guest come in, they are charged $5 use the amenities or not. All sites have a cement pad and most have a wooden deck. My rating is based on the "it is what is is" thought process. A lot of updates need to be done. The employees are very nice and do what they can to help, but are hindered my management even for simple things. One of the managers I met was extremely rude to employees and when I told them so, the manager agreed. They later apologized for their rudeness. With some updating and better management this could be really wonderful resort. We will stay here again.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a typical state park. The sites are OK and they are fairly level. They are updating some of the sites but from what we saw, only two had been completed. The site we were in said 40 foot and we did fit but the issue was not the site. It was the road in the loop. At the top of the loop, the pavement has deteriorated and is not made for larger rigs. The trees need trimming as well to keep them from scratching your camper. If you are over 35 feet long I would stay in sites 1-5 on the main street.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were on our shake down cruise in our new rig. We picked Pine Mountain because it was new. We are glad we did. All the sites are cement pads and the streets are paved. We stayed in a stream side site and it accommodated our 38 footer easily. The resort is great for walking as it is very flat. It has no shade so if you want shady sites this would not be for you. It is off the main drag in Pigeon Forge so the noise is very little. This time of year the park is allowed to use the indoor pool and hot tub at the main stay suites across the street. The only negative about this park is the amount of animal waste all around the park. We only saw one other pet in the park and I do not believe that it was the culprit. It was just a nuance for us and our two pups. We will return when we go back to the area. The nightly rate included 50amp, Good Sam and Tax.
11/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
This was our first time visiting this campground. We were not impressed at all. This campground is old and run down. Upon arrival we checked in, paid, and were told to pick a site. They have pull through sites but most are narrow if you have slides. We were told that new owners had bought the campground in October and changed the name to Paradise Lake Campground and Restaurant. The best thing that could happen here is a total redo of the sites, including the water/electric hookups (it was hard to tell what site the electric box was for, and most water was for two sites), sewer (ours was literally in the site and the cap was made like a plug and was hard to find), all the sites could use some grading and fresh gravel as little gravel was visible but plenty of mud to go around after the rains. We asked the lady working some questions about how far the sites went around the lake and her answer was "I don't know. I have only been here a month." She was very friendly though as was the owner we met. If the new owners make improvements this could be a very nice place but until then it would be OK for a stop over but very little else.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were very impressed with this park. It is really less than two years old and I am betting that the owner is a long time camper. The park layout is wonderful. They have all types of sites from pull throughs for the longest rigs to wooded tent sites. All the sites are spacious, with gravel and full hookups including cable. The rustic tent site area even has a dish wash sink set up for campers to use. The pool was closed but very nice. The campground is less than a mile off of I-85. It has lots of area to ride bikes, a small playground, horse shoes, at-site trash pickup, and a nice meeting area for groups. The only reason that I gave it a nine was that the loop B roads; where we camped, were not paved. This campground is close to Salisbury NC and about 25 minutes from Concord and the speedway.
09/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We looked at the web site for this campground and made our reservations based on what we saw and read. We arrived and the fellow that checked us in was very nice and informative about the area. We knew that of of our groups sites had been changed but only one of us were put in the site we were told when we made reservations. The road entering the campground is narrow and in need of some repair, the pull through sites we were in were not well thought out. If you parked close enough to the hookups the cement pad was in front of your unit and a badly placed tree interfered with the awning. We also had little grass and lots of mud around our site. Most of the sites in this park looked to be seasonal or permanent. They stayed to themselves. It rained so we had little to do at the park. The owner said that he has owned the park for two years and has done a lot to it and has plans to do more. I hope he does because this could be a nice park with some work.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
First let me say that this is a beautiful campground. It is like being in your own little world. It is very quiet and peaceful. Most of the campground is made up of seasonal campers.Do not let that scare you away The ones we met were very nice,welcoming, and they take great pride in their site. It is like they compete for site of the week or something. They are a family though as most have come there for years. The short term campers have large sites and most have cement pads. They do have tent sites that are mostly shaded and right on the Linville river. other than the really short term sites, the layout took some getting used to but once you figured it out the sites are very large. The things that lowered the score are it says family campground; and yes children are welcome,but they have nothing visible for children to do. It is like family means the seasonal one. Even a small playground, basketball court, or something of that nature would be nice. The streets are all one way and could use better markings especially to exit. They are pet friendly as most folks had doggies, but they want you to take your pet; a good ways for most, to do their business. Like you can tell your pet to wait until we can get over behind that building. All in all a nice place to camp and we will definitely go back.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
It is still early in the camping season for some but this park has gone downhill a little since our last visit. The interior roads are rough with very little gravel and the sites are not much better. A lot of the sites are very unlevel. It is a State park and the rate is cheap enough but some upkeep would be nice. Something that worried me was all the downed trees inside the park. If a fire escaped a fire ring it could be a big mess. We will stay here again because it is close to home and the price is right.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is a hidden gem. We were reluctant to try this park before we went, but once we arrived it was a lot better than we expected. The sites were all nice and sandy. Most were very level. The site we were in was such that all we had to do was unhook. This park is for those who do not need a lot of amenities to have a good time. It has good hiking trails, a lake for fishing, and if you walk the trail or drive to the other side of the park they have a nice playground for the children. It is a nice place to just sit back relax and enjoy nature. The only negatives about this park that we had were trains that ran in the near distance from about 7am until midnight. Not bad or too close but still noticable
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This state park campground was built in the time of small roads and small sites. The main road coming into the park was very curvy and narrow. We were almost hit when we were leaving by someone in a jeep that took his half out of the middle. A few of the sites could handle bigger rigs but most are for small campers and tenting. The park's staff was friendly. The swimming area is a good distance from the campground. In other words it is not a walking distance for most people and that is also where the trash dumpsters are located. We liked the peace and quite and the free fire wood. We would stay here again, but it was not one of our favorite places.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We could go on and on about the wonders of this park. It is always clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The paved, yes paved bike trails were really nice and probably have a combined run at least three or four miles. My boys loved the fishing and crabbing dock. The playground is huge with a nice splash and play across the big grassy area from it. The free run dog area is very nice; but I will say that you need to be careful there due to some people bringing in dogs that are not that friendly or watched very well by their owners. The sites are plenty big in most cases for big rigs and an extra tent. The water park was crowed but at $7 for campers, it was hard to beat. A really nice surprise was the price of concessions in the waterpark. They were as cheap or cheaper that a lot of fast food places. Another perk for campers was free entry and parking into Folly Beach County park. Only a few dollars but it all adds up. It is no wonder this park is full a lot of the time. We already have reservations there for next year as well.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a great State park if you like U.S. history. The battle section was very informative and educational. It has a nice paved 1.5 mile trail with story boards along the way explaining how the battle played out. The way it is put together made it easy to see and imagine what both sides faced during the battle. The campground was in a different section of the park. The entrance is very easily missed so be careful and look for the small sign that says campground/day use area pointing to the right. The road into the campground is paved but once you get in the campground they are dirt, very little gravel. Pay attention to the site length when making reservations. Most places you can always allow a foot or two variance, but most of the site here are exact. They do have sites available for most every size rig. The bath house in our loop looked very new, and was kept clean. The sites were mostly dirt with wood chips scattered around the edges, which made for dust when dry, and mud after a rain storm. More woodchips or gravel would be a huge plus. They did have lots of available activities on the grounds to keep both children and adults busy. The park is a great place to walk and ride bikes. They have signs on the web site, and in the park, saying they have swimming, but the info from the rangers we were given said they have not allowed swimming in the lake for several years. We will stay there again.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
WOW! is the best way to describe this campground for me. I have never given a campground a 10 but this place deserves it. We had reservations and when we arrived they had all of the paperwork ready and check in was a breeze. They explained everything very well and before parking you knew what was and what to expect. We did not see a bad site in the campground; some are just longer than others. The owners have worked hard to make this a nice campground and it shows. They live there full time in their motorhome, yes motorhome. I do not think I have ever seen a campground or bathhouses and clean as this place. It is located on Buck Creek and over half the sites are creekside, which makes sleeping very easy. No noise to speak of at night except the creek and it just soothes you away. Now if you are the part of society today that is looking for lots of amenities, you may not be happy here. You can fish in the creek,or explore it, you can walk around the campground or ride a bike,(it is nice and level) play horseshoes, or basketball. Our favorite activity that they offer is just sitting by the creek and watching it go by. They do not have a playground, game room, or mini golf which was fine. We also liked the fact that you had no cell phone service at all,and no television that you could see very well unless you have satellite. The last thing I will add is that the road getting to Mountain Stream is a little tight and has some curves but nothing bad so do not let that deter you from staying there. We will definitely make Mountain Stream a regular spot for us.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We took a spur of the moment trip and were glad we did. This is a small family campground not far off the interstate. Very quiet and peaceful. It was very clean even for being so early in the season. The park has enough activities for everyone to keep you entertained. If you like to get out the town is a throwback to yesteryear and lots of vineyards nearby if you like wine. The sites were large enough and covered with pea-gravel which was nice. The only drawbacks were lots of permanent campers, lack of cell phone service, and no signage getting to the campground.Without our GPS; we would have had trouble finding the place. Most of the permanent sites were kept up, but some were not. It looked to us like only about ten sites were available for overnighters. We will definitely go back again.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our second stay here. This park is a hidden gem that most people that live with in an hour of, do not know about. It has activities for all ages. We had a site on the lake and it was so nice watching the ducks and geese on the water. The activities for the children are second to none, train, carrousel, gem mine, mini golf, playgrounds, petting zoo, bike trail, wildlife area, hiking,pedal boats and for Easter they had an age group specific easter egg hunt. The park is well run and very organized. The only things that keeps this park from a ten for us, is very little cell phone service, and no real swimming area during the warmer months. They do have a splash park. We will definitely be back here many more times
12/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
A Wonderful place to spend New Years. This is a very large park with typical parking lot type sites. They are not small by any means but if you want privacy you will not find it here. We had a newly cemented site and yes it is worth the extra money to have. We were able to have the rig on the cement and the entire awning was over cement as well. The amenities were great for winter as well. Our children really liked the annual Polar Bear Plunge on new years eve. The only issue we had was golf carts. They are a nice mode of transportation in the park but the park does not seem to enforce the rules about who drives them. Some of the children we came across were a little on the reckless side. That is the only thing that keeps us from giving this resort a 10. We will definitely stay here again.
11/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The best way to describe this park is a quiet getaway. It has little in the way of amenities, or activities. It does have a playground, and the museum. Bike riding is OK, and a nice trail around the lake to hike and fish from. The street in the campground is very tight in places and you have to be very careful when going through. A lot of the sites are paved but need some repair or some work. The areas that you would use as your patio drop off considerably and need work. Some dirt and gravel would really add to the park. This park is a great place just to sit, relax and enjoy nature.
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were very pleased with this park. The sites were large and easy to get into. The park itself is very large and has many activities for both children and adults. Tennis, horseshoes, mini golf, two zoos, one for observing and one for petting, gem mine, carrousel, and a train ride to name a few. It was a nice place to ride bikes as well. They have a nice lake for fishing even though the water level was way down due to the drought in the area. The only negatives in this park is they have no swimming area for the warmer months and the dump station is not in the best location in the park. Depending on the site you are in you may have to make a few extra side road turns to get the dump on the correct side of your rig. This park is very close to High Rock Lake as well as Historic Salisbury and the old NC train town of Spencer. We did not get to explore much outside the park as we were kept entertained with all the things to do in the park. We will definitely go here again in the future.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our first visit to this campground. The campground is a good home base location for visiting the Asheville, Mt Mitchell, Linville-Boone-Blowing Rock, Chimney Rock, and Lake Lure areas. It also would be considered by most to be a destination. The park has a pool, mini golf, water slide, volleyball, basketball, and many planned activities for the kiddies and adults. The park is easy to get to but out in the country. They have a park store that has necessities but the closest Grocery store is about four miles away. It also has several nice restaurants nearby. The restrooms and showers were kept clean and smelling fresh. The lake sites were nice. The other RV sites were on a fairly steep hill that required a good walk to get to the activities. Cell phone service was pretty non existant until you were about a mile out of the park. While the sites were nice some of them had severe drops off the edge that I would consider dangerous for small children. Most needed at least a new load of gravel. The roads in the park are not paved which could cause it to be dusty in dry weather. The reason for our score was the cost per night and the extras. $6 per day for the waterslide, $3 per game of mini golf. We just thought that was a bit much for what is was. One thing that we were very happy about was the guy that led you to your site. He knew exactly where the rig need to be to get the most space usage from the site. He told you where to pull to and where to back to on the site. That really helps with the setup process. We will stay here again in the future.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is a nice place to use as a home base. If you are looking for a destination, this is definitely not the place for you. No swimming of any kind even thought the park adjoins Lake Wylie. Fishing is available but with the drought, the water is down and fishing from the several piers was not so much fun. It is not a flat park by any means so biking is OK for those that like hills. The park does have several nice playgrounds for children. It is close to restaurants and grocery stores, but no camp store. The sites are for the most part very level side to side. Some of the fronts do drop off pretty quick. Small park if you take away the tent sites that are included in the total number. We will definitely go back as we enjoy the solitude.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This has been the hardest campground for me to rate. The park itself is very nice. The sites are paved, very spacious, mostly level and clean. The staff was friendly and helped if you asked. It seemed very family oriented and we had very little noise after dark. The campground gets very dark at night. The downside to this campground is the following. The bath houses were dirty and stayed that way. The campground was full and that I'm sure contributed to the problem but it could have been kept cleaner. The nearest Grocery was about twelve miles away. Our biggest issue was the lack of swimming area. This is a lake front campground with water front sites but no designated swimming area. We only saw two places that you could actually get into the water to swim and they were Rocky and somewhat unsafe. If you had one of the several waterfront sites and you had a boat; only one was conducive to pulling it up to the shore and that was where a lot of the campers went swimming. If they had a swimming area and clean bath houses this park would be a ten for us. We plan to go back in the fall.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice park with nice sized sites. Some could be laid out a little better and need some freshening up, new gravel and dirt. They are mostly level. The Bath houses were the cleanest we have seen them in the last couple of years. We enjoy the lake, the eagles, and just lounging around so this place is ideal. Not a lot to do close around. A couple of small gas/convienance stores are close but the closest grocery store is a little over 8 miles away. Our only real problem with this campground is the gate. It is nice to know it is locked to keep things at least a little safer at night but it is locked at 9pm. So you could not go to the fireworks on the forth, a baseball or football game or you would not be able to get in the campground afterwards. They also have No Parking Tow away signs outside the gates and along the main road to keep people from parking and walking in. We love everything else about the park and the lake. If you bring a boat, only one Marina on the lake and this year he was a little pricey, especially for gas.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Cascade Lake campground has been around a long time from age of the buildings. The bath houses are small; only one shower, but they are kept mostly clean. Some of the sites and streets getting to them are tight. You do have a choice of sunny sites or lots of shade. A lot of the sites would handle big rigs but the lake front sites are the best. The swimming area is one of the nicest we have seen in a while. Nice sandy beach that looked like it was resurfaced with a tractor on a regular basis. It also had a small concession stand. One negative with the swimming area for folks who can't swim or have smaller children; the bottom drops off really fast. It had rained a good bit so it was not dusty but the streets in the campground are dirt and gravel so dust could be a problem if a dry period came. A small problem for some is that no cell phone service exists at the campground and for about three miles around it. the big negative for us was the overzealous camp host. They were at times very un-helpful, as well as rude even when they were off duty. We gave one of them the name "Barney" because he was on patrol and acted just like Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. We really liked the campground and would definitely stay here again.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were pleasantly surprised with this campground. I am not sure I would call this place big rig friendly though. The sites were level to park on but a lot of the sites would not allow for folks to sit level under the awning. The sites were gravel and some sloped off quickly. The restrooms are old and even though they tried to clean them and did more than once a day, bugs and gnats were everywhere. The park is 10 to 15 miles from a grocery store and the camp store is small. It is a large park so some driving inside the park is needed unless you do not mind walking about a mile to the swimming area. A lot of beautiful places to see are in the area and most do not require a long hike. We would definitely stay here again.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has the potential to be; not just nice, but a wonderful place to camp. The North Carolina Zoo is only about 10 minutes away. The resort has been there a long time and is a membership resort that will accept non members as long as they have sites available. The resort is being updated and additions made. We heard they are adding over 30 new full hookup sites. The bath houses were clean but no soap or papertowels were supplied for handwashing and my wife said the ladies room lack tissue paper in several stalls. The reason for our overall rating was the unpaved roads inside the campground. The dust was really bad and made the time there uncomfortable. We felt that they were making amenity additions in the wrong order and paving the streets should be first on the list. Most everything at the sites was dirt. very few sites in the full hookup area had much in the way of grass. The water and electric sites were the nicest and much larger than the full hookups. We would stay here again but would hope the roads were paved.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first time staying at this park. We arrived late and was directed to our site by map. This park has a lot of trees and you could see scars of many of them being hit. It is not so much the trees at your site but the one across the street that interferes with your getting into the sites. We did not hit anything but saw several scrape or have to have four or five people help get their rig into the site. I would not call this park big rig friendly,maybe aquainted but not friendly. We were there over Easter weekend and the park was full. The bath houses were clean in some aspects but the showers needed work, and a good cleaning. My DW said that the ladies showers were very dirty. Also if you wanted to wash your hands you would need to bring your own soap and paper towels,none were available. The biggest thing we had a problem with was the aircraft noise. You get used to it but planes taking off and landing go over the park. Military jets can be very annoying. This is a nice park but not impressive.
03/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a super nice campground and park The staff was friendly and very knowledgable about both the campground sites the park and the Charleston area. Everything was clean. We saw a staff golf cart at least once an hour picking up or checking for trash. This park would be great for both sightseers as well as a destination. They have shuttle service to the beach as well as downtown. The water park was not open but the kids would really like it. We did not use the TV but our neighbors said they had great reception. The only problems we had were cell phone service being spotty and the bugs were getting a good start.
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