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How to Pick the Best Campsite Taylorsville NC

Having a wonderful camping experience is not completely out of your hands. A good stay at a campground starts with choosing the right campsite for your family. Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate.

Statesville/I-77 KOA
(704) 873-5560
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Bandit's Roost Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-3190
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Lake Norman State Park
(704) 528-6350
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Indian Springs Campground, Inc
(800) 421-7116, (828) 397-5700
4361 Whitener Drive
Hickory, NC
Campground Availability
20 Total Camp/RV Sites, 15 30 Amp Service, 5 50 Amp Service, 20 Electric and Water, 20 Full Hookups, 3 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Sideouts,

Croatan National Forest (Cedar Point Campground)
(252) 638-5628
Swansboro, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Warrior Creek Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-2177
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Statesville East I-40/Winston Salem KOA*
(800) 562-8651
114 Midway Dr
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Hiddenite Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 632-3815
601 Princess Lane
Hiddenite, NC
Campground Availability
45 Total Camp/RV Sites, 25 30 Amp Service, 12 50 Amp Service, 45 Electric and Water, 37 Full Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 37 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, WiFi,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Equestrian Friendly, Hiking Trails, Marina, Swimming Pool,

Statesville East/I-40/Winston-Salem KOA (Formerly Midway)
(800) 421-7116, (704) 546-7615
114 Midway Drive
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
81 Total Camp/RV Sites, 9 20 Amp Service, 36 30 Amp Service, 16 50 Amp Service, 81 Electric and Water, 46 Full Hookups, 8 No Hookups, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 5 Seasonal, 35 Sideouts, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
BBQ Pits, Dump Station, Firewood, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Propane, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Game room, Basket Ball, Bike Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Horse Shoes, Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Theme Weekends,

Twin Ponds RV Park
(828) 693-4018
Hendersonville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Pond Fishing

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How to Pick the Best Campsite

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Camping Life Corner: How to Choose the Best Campsite




How to Pick the Best Campsite
Tips and tricks to help you get the best site for your money
By Stuart Bourdon

Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate. And the campground may not always offer many choices, depending upon its size and reservation level. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and enjoy. The good news—with proper planning, quick and accurate assessment in the field, and some flexibility, you should be able to find just the right spot in any campground.

Private and public campgrounds both have a place on the outdoor destination roster. Which you choose often has to do with your style of camping. Private campgrounds (KOA, Jellystone, etc.) offer a more controlled and manicured park-like atmosphere where the focus is often on activities (movie nights for kids) and recreational facilities (pools, etc.) inside the campground, and are more likely to have full RV-camping amenities (power, water, sewer hookups). Public campgrounds (state parks, national parks and forests, Army Corps of Engineers) tend to deliver a wilder, less controlled experience, and activity and recreation are typically more outdoor-oriented (trail hiking, fishing, boating), and are less likely to provide power and sewer hookups.

Either way, you can improve your chances of an enjoyable, rewarding stay by paying heed to some simple guidelines.

Plan Ahead When Choosing a Campground

An advanced reservation is suggested for any campground, public or private, and for many, it's a must. If you make your reservation online that's fine, it's convenient and almost all campgrounds—public and private—offer online reservations now. Before you do, though, make a point of contacting someone (forest ranger or park manager) by phone (best) or e-mail (second best) to ask questions about the lay of the land. Have a campground map (most have one online) and orient it so you know which direction is North, East, South and West.

When making considering a campground, think about whether it's down in a valley, on top of a ridge, or half-way in between. Campgrounds down in the bottom of deep canyons and valleys can be colder during the day (especially in the morning) because of the lack of sun, and can be damp and subject to ground fog. Ridge top sites can be more exposed to weather extremes and make for a cold blustery camp. Sometimes finding a spot in the middle is best. One that's also sheltered from the wind, but exposed to morning sun, would make it the perfect find in our book.

Ask questions such as: Which way does the prevailing wind blow? Does it chance direction from morning to evening? Where are the trees and other prominent fea...

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