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Old 03-24-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Heading south this coming winter and we're looking for campgrounds in the following cities if anyone can help please:
Eagle Rock, VA
Chapel Hill, NC
Charlotte, NC
Marietta, GA

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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Jim- I work in chapel hill. we will need to meet up. no good campground in chapel hill or Durham. if you don't mind water/ electric only hook ups Jordan lake is a nice state park. problem with NC state parks is they close and lock their gates at dusk. if you are not in, you can't get in. not sure what time of year you will be here. the 2 nicest Jordan lake campgrounds are poplar point and crosswinds. if winter they will close one but keep the other open. the online booking site allows you to see a picture of the site and tells you how close to the lake you are. some really pretty sites there and just under 30 min from chapel hill.
here is the website. http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/main.php

For Charlotte we stayed at fort mill koa. it wasn't pretty and was basic (but was at least fhu). it was our staging place for doing all things Charlotte. here is a thread from another forum about places to stay in Charlotte. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25670878/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1

another helpful site for you would be www.campgroundgallery.com. maskins (a member here) created this site. it is a rv park review place that includes pictures of campgrounds.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #3
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We'll be in Chapel Hill around November 1st...for 5 or 6 days...so hopefully we can get together for sure, we would enjoy the company...whether we come to town or you come out for some dinner or a little chat around the campfire...we'll keep you posted as we get closer...now, how about the NC State Fairgrounds...any ideas or thoughts on that?

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not much at the fairgrounds. I probably would not camp there. it is an open field in Raleigh right next to active train tracks.there is a small campground near me that I haven't been to yet called hidden lake. dH wasn't very impressed with it. unfortunately this area is a bit of a campground wasteland.there is a place I just found on rv park reviews called spring hill mobile home park. it gets good reviews and is in chapel hill area. http://campgroundreviews.com/regions/North_Carolina/Chapel_Hill.html. I would invite you to camp in my driveway but I have no plug ins, the driveway is a hill and I'm in a neighborhood that probably wouldn't allow it (we don't keep TT at the house).
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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do you have any camping club or resort affiliations (ie coast to coast, passport America, etc)? I know of 2 really nice campgrounds in nc that are coast to coast affiliates. one is in Jackson springs (about 1 1/2 hrs south of Raleigh) and the other one is on the shore.
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We have an email in to Spring Hill, waiting for a reply from them. I have found some other sites for the other 3, waiting for replies from them. I have Thousand Trails, Good Sam, and Passport...not sure about my KOA this year...may not renew that one.

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Do you want me to do a drive by of spring hill for you?
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Wow, would you? It would be nice to know if it can in fact accommodate big rigs and that it is fairly clean. What I need to remember is that on this trip south, from IL through KY, VA, NC, & SC it will be fall to late fall and most of what we will be doing is sight-seeing...not using the pool or any of the facilities, other than laundry, and of course you can always go to town for that too. So, mainly we're looking for friendly, nice place to have a campfire at night, peaceful, and no outrageously priced LOL. Make sure the fire ring is big enough for you and the family to come sit and share some desert and good chat with us. I hate being right on top of my neighbor.

I would appreciate anything you could find out...I will hold off booking it until I hear further from you...I do have plenty of time.

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Red top mounain georgia state park is right off I75 north of Marietta Ga. has several nice sized pull throughs. Not full hook up but does have a dump station
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Bob,
Thanks, I have heard GA has some of the nicest campgrounds of any state. I will surely check it out...we are only staying in Marietta for 5 days so full hookup isn't necessary, water and electric are the most important...I will definitely check this out...I hope they allow you to book in advance...I don't like surprises LOL.

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