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Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort, Charlotte, North Carolina

Park Review (out of 10.0)

7.0

Ground’s Cleanliness

5.5

Facility’s Cleanliness & Accessiblity

9.0

Park Amenities

7.5

Staff Friendliness

7.25

Overall Park Score

Impressions

Park Info                     

Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort (Cabins & Campsites)

14609 Carowinds Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28273

Latitude: 35.1012787

Longitude: -80.9454728

704-587-9116

https://www.carowinds.com/stay/camp-wilderness

Open all year.

Date(s) of Stay

July 6 – 7, 2019

Facilities

20/30/50 Amp, Water, Sewer

Wi-Fi:  My connection was perfect! Perhaps the best wi-fi I’ve ever had at a campground.

Showers, Restrooms, Laundry Room

Swimming Pool

Free shuttle service to the amusement park

Daily RV Rates

I paid $79.99/night (no tax) for 30-amp, back-in, full hook-ups. But they only had two 30-amp sites available, and one was horribly uneven and the other was filled with orange mud, so they sent me over to the 50-amp area for no extra cost. That was very nice of them to do, but the site was still muddy, but at least the mud wasn’t orange.

Rate Discounts for

Good Sam, Military, AAA, Carowinds Pass Holders

Big Rig Friendly?

This is a fairly tight campground. Their website says they can accommodate RVs up to 40′ in length.

Access

Easy access into the park. GPS took me right to the check-in office.

Comments

What to say? – This campground is a tough one for me to review. To put it simply, it wasn’t for me. That said, I can certainly see why it would work well for others.

For example, if I were visiting the adjacent amusement park (Carowinds) or waterpark, I would love to stay at this campground. It would be so convenient to go back to the RV to eat (and nap!) before heading back for more fun.

But this is not the kind of park I would want to go to to get away from noise and hustle and bustle, because it is noisy here right next to the amusement park and waterpark, and it is kind of hustle-y and bustle-y. If you have kids though, they would probably really enjoy it! The pool especially looked nice. And it has a lifeguard on duty. I don’t think I’ve seen that at a campground before.

Another positive: The wifi was awesome! I streamed videos and surfed the web without a burp. As you know, this is very, very rare at campgrounds.

On the less than positive side, there is just one area for the restrooms/showers. Really? This park is not small, relatively speaking, but the only restrooms/showers are near the office, which is quite a walk from where I was in the 50-amp section. So if you prefer to use the campground’s facilities rather than your RV’s, be sure to book a site close to the office.

A big issue I had was the mud. Oh, the mud. Everywhere. I’ve been to many campgrounds during and after heavy rains, but I have never had so much mud on my actual concrete site. Part of me feels like a jerk to complain about mud when I’m camping. But another part of me thinks: Why do other campgrounds seem to contain the mud so much better than this campground?

And then, the final straw is the cost of this place — $80 for this type of park is way too much in my opinion.

Maybe I’m just getting grumpy in my old age. Have you been to this campground? If so, I would love to hear your take!

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