We were pleasantly surprised by this park. It is secluded and area attractions are somewhat of a drive away. Management was very friendly, we came in later than expected due to traffic. We were escorted to our site, host turned on and tested water and gave us a brief overview. This park seems to cater mostly to long term guests, and is in excellent condition. The long term guests were very friendly and we felt welcome right away. Construction is currently underway on the new bathhouse which will be nice for the short term guests. We were unable to get wifi in our area of the park, but it was free and fast at the clubhouse. Our US Cellular data stayed mostly on 1X and our Verizon data was only OK with 3G. We especially enjoyed the water views, cool breezes, the pier and the fishing. There isn't a boat ramp here but a wildlife ramp is very close to park and there is space to tie up at pier. If you are looking for a campground close to the beaches, this may not be the place for you. We passed several on our trip to the beach that were much closer to attractions. However if you are looking for a quiet, spacious park with a pool, friendly people, great views and a relaxing atmosphere, we definitely recommend this park. We are planning to return with our kayaks on our next trip to enjoy the water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New park, New management. We arrived later than planned and Manager didn't bother with paperwork then, got us parked and told us not to worry setting up, come eat as they were having a large campground cookout. Beautiful place. Will be going back. I know some have differing experiences due to the management change and it's for the best. Within 1 month the new manager has cleaned up the marsh, installed a playground, and was ready to break ground on the bath house. Not sure of status now in August. All new fire rings were dropped off day before my May visit. Talking with manager I learned many projects were in the works. Cable TV, Internet, more playground additions, more campsites. I recommended good Internet since most everything is streamed now including TV. The over the air reception was excellent on all channels and has most channels I've ever received (over 24). If you want peace and quiet, do a little fishing, reading, relaxing etc, look no further this is the place you want to be. Only time I fell asleep in my chair it was so nice. Its not that far from Topsail Beach if you want to go there but this place is nice and secluded. I hope they put in a place for dog water access. I have 2 chocolate labs and they were dying to get to the water. I plan to return in October and am anxious as to what all has been completed with the projects. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We wanted to stay in this campground since it's near where we live. When we visited we wanted to book a site for the next weekend. We were told by the manager, who had just started working there, that the rate of $35 on the website was going to be $45 by the weekend because they were getting fresh gravel (the website has since been changed and it says $45 now). We found our site and wanted to get our reservation made and paid for. She would not take our reservation because there was a camping group coming in of about 8 and she "wanted to see what sites they wanted to have first" before we could get our site. She took our name and number and told us to call her later in the week. We ran into the same manager at the RV show that weekend and greeted her warmly. She did not bother to look up from her cell phone. So we decided she did not want our business. It's a really pretty campground, but we like to feel welcome when we travel and stay places. We were made to feel unwelcome. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.