The people were very nice. We had to pay cash for the site, or be charged a $2.00 fee. The store/office had plenty of supplies for everything you can imagine, including fish bait and tackle. The campground is set up like a boating/fishing camp. Bugs were horrible, so don't forget the bug spray. Campfires were allowed and each site a fire ring provided. Security, OK - we happened to be right next to the couple on duty for the night - no problems. Pet's vaccination paperwork/license are required. Lots of dogs in this park. No place to really "run them". The sites were sandy, and and no concrete pads, but if you carry a rake, it can be nice. Woodsy with oh so much shade (hence the bugs). Lots of traffic using the boat ramp and clearly not campers, just boating. Plenty of snowbirds, and "residential" campers, but still very nice, and enough space between to have privacy. The showers/bathroom were not very nice. No security (even though there's a lock and pass code system, door needs to be fixed), and when inside the shower, you only have a curtain. Some of the campers not so "pretty". Probably harmless, but hanging around the bathrooms. Kids were in the bathrooms a lot. There's a separate section for tent campers only.
Once we finally arrived at the campground it wasn't really what we were hoping for in terms of view of Lake Marion. We had a nice view of the lake but the water level was so extremely low due to the nations draught. When we checked in at the office there was a repulsive odor inside the office/store/bait& tackle shop, as if the garbage somewhere hadn't been taken care of in a very long time. It was very windy and because of the vast openness of the lake it just seemed to blow right through us and there wasn't any "protection" from that Lake affect wind. Once we hooked up and settled in we noticed 2 dumpsters on either side of our site. There were clearly many permanent residents. It looked more like a mobile home park which may not even be part of this "campground" but close enough to make this mistake. The bathrooms were disgusting and the flushing of the toilet was nauseating because it appeared to be "reclaimed' sewer water. YUCK!
We found Rollingview Campground on the Falls Lake State Park web site to be open conveniently for our Thanksgiving week stay in the Raleigh area. The sites were very large and accommodating. Each with it's own picnic table, and campfire ring. One problem is that they close the front gates at 6pm, so you either get in by 6pm or park and walk to your site. What was even more surprising is when someone came knocking on our door in the middle of the night to ask how to operate the front gate. Obviously he was unaware of the 6pm curfew. We were a little disappointed there were no sewer hookups at the sites, but we learned quickly how to utilize the park's dump station. The lake itself was very pretty, unfortunately extremely low water level due to the the nations draught. The scenic ride around campground gave us quite a bit of joy, to see the fall foliage. We were blessed with gorgeous weather. We did notice that the temperature at Rollinview was a bit colder than in Wake Forest (about 10 degrees). Route 98 from Wake Forest to Rollingview is also a beautiful, scenic drive approximately 25 mins/15.7 miles to the Baptist Rd. turn.
This is an simply an extremely "old camping" hill with full hookups out behind the Bill Plemmons RV World Sales and Service Dealer. We only stayed here on Sunday evening when we arrived in Raleigh because it was too late (5:30pm) because of the lack of daylight left to risk trying to find a better place to stay. There really wasn't much good about this "campground" itself however we managed to locate, hook up and level out our travel trailer on our own. The RV center was closed, (on Sunday's, which we appreciate as the day of rest). We needed a propane refill and were very pleased with the quick service at Bill Plemmons RV World. Our propane refill service tech. was very helpful when we asked about our particular Travel Trailer model, as we're new to RVing. We won't reccommend this place to anyone.
This campground is located a little further from I-95 than expected, but it was a scenic, convenient drive straight out highway 78. Once we arrived we were greeted nicely by the friendly Mom who shared with us that she just sent her son off to college. We noticed on the East side of the campground a pasture with cows, which we just fell in love with as they "sang" us to sleep. Upon daybreak we were pleasantly awakened by the farm resident's rooster. We enjoyed the bright crisp morning and were able to walk our dog around the campground. There's a little, fishing pond that has a short pier and is entirely surrounded by a chicken wire fence. This allowed us to let our dog get his daily run in.
We were pleased with the staff and the campground as a whole. The other guests seemed to be very nice too. We stayed here on the way up North, just passing through for one night. The Google map directions led us into the middle of town, but the actual location of the campground is on Rte. 301 South of the railroad tracks. Which, by the way, they are active every 15 minutes. We chose to stay again on our way back through from NC to Florida. We used the very clean laundry facilities, and took advantage of the "library" of books and dvd's. I used the computer in the clubhouse which is connected to the office, and small store. One thing I didn't want to forget to mention is for you to listen for the "falling acorns" onto the top of your rig. It sounded like little bombs hitting our roof. Very tall Oak trees.
Great for an overnight stay, or weekend. The staff was friendly and helpful upon our arrival. We enjoyed the fact it was close to shopping, and restaurants. We walked around the entire park, and weren't greeted by anyone we saw. We discovered a dog run, and it was nice for our dog. The one side of the campground shares a fence with a mobile home park. There's a auto/RV wash station, which was a pleasant surprise and located appropriately. We did not see the inside of the cabins, but they were very nice looking, with swings on their porches, by the "fishing" pond. The community room, with a fireplace, looked inviting. We will probably pass this one up as a "destination get away" next time, only because we like to get away from the traffic noise. This campground is a good choice for someone passing through.
We are brand new to RV camping. We were pleasantly surprised at how great an experience it was for our first time. When we arrived and were deciding on which lot to choose the park Manager was very friendly and understanding of our "newness" to camping, and helped us set up. We camped next to a couple who are permanent, and quite pleasant to visit with. The grounds were kept nice, and all the people we met, were very friendly. We joined them for a "potluck" dinner Saturday evening. We stayed over the weekend and the park appeared to be full. Other camping neighbors were very nice. The views by the Lake were great, and the fishing dock and the small boat rentals were a surprise which we'll look forward to next time. We enjoyed the church service Sunday morning. It was a quiet, and peaceful place to get away to. We will definitely be back, as soon as there's space available.