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Old 01-06-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Spring & Summer Trip recommendations- NC, SC, VA, TN

Hi all,

I am itching to go camping, but since it's cold as crap outside, I think it's time to start planning our spring and summer trips. This will be our first spring and summer with a travel trailer! I'm hoping you good folks can guide me to what I'm looking for. There was also a website recommended on this site that listed every campground by location but I can't find it via google.

Spring trip: I'd like to go towards the mountains of NC, towards TN. We are in favor of a campground type experience than the typical RV park where its more like parking spaces than camping. I would love to have full hookups (elec & water is fine), waterfalls & hiking nearby. Must allow campfire, and dogs. That's about it. A scenic location on the water would be phenomenal, and under $60/night preferably.

Summer Trip: I was thinking of heading towards the beach. I'm more open to the parking lot style RV park for this type of trip. Prefer full hookups, but water & electricity is fine. I would love a short walk to the beach, more preferably, I'd like to see it from the campground. BUT!! I am willing to do a VA,NC, TN mountain trip with beach lake access/tubing/family activities. This is going to be a first time EVER summer trip and I'm wanting it to be a memory maker.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

p.s. I looked into the Mrtyle Beach travel park sites, and was wondering if anyone has stayed there?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:23 AM   #3
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Check out Anchor Down campground in TN near pigeon forge. I am going to pirateland this summer for the first time. Seems all Myrtle Beach CG het the same reviews. Other places near are Hunting Island State Park, Fort Clinch SP, Edisto Beach SP, Huntington Beach SP. Camp Gulf in Destin is great!


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.... In Myrtle Beach at Ocean Lakes. This is our preferred MB campground, as many sites have concrete pads which really helps keep sand out of the RV. We have stayed at both MB Travel Park and Apache CG. We will be coming back here the end of March, with grandchild, over Spring break.
This CG is in the process of constructing a new water park area that should be ready by summer.
So, this place gets my vote.


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Old 01-06-2016, 11:32 AM   #5
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For hiking and waterfalls check out Stone Mountain State Park NC....Great trails and roomy sites. Only Water & Electric but really nice! Clean bathhouses too. (very poor cell - tv reception but that can be a good thing sometimes!).

Linville Falls on the Blueridge Parkway are beautiful and is a great hike as well
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Grayson Highlands S/P & Grindstone Campground in SE VA. Very nice & lots of hiking. Grayson Highlands has a herd of wild ponies that you can see when hiking. Both have water & elect.; no sewer. Both are in Mt. Rogers National Forest, just on opposite sides of the mountain.
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In NC, you may want to check out the KOA in Cherokee. Nice campground. Also, Maggie Valley although have never stayed at any of the campgrounds on that side of the mountain.

As for Myrtle Beach, I have camped here for years and have hit all of them except the State Park which appears to be nice too. Recently have been staying at Ocean Lakes and in fact have my TT stored there for the winter. Actually just retired and moved to Myrtle Beach the week of Christmas. Loving' the weather although a little chilly today. Better than 1 degree in northern WV.
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Lakewood campground in Myrtle beach. This summer will be our second trip there. We really like the access to the beach and water park and they have some sites that have shade to get out of that brutal South Carolina sun. We had over 100 degree days almost everyday last year. It was hot.

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We have gone to Pirateland for a couple of years....loved it.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:44 PM   #10
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I can wholeheartedly recommend Riverbend Campground in Pigeon Forge. We stay there usually 2 times per year (spring and fall) and the owner, Rex, is friendly and always helpful with any issue we might have.

From there it is easy access to shopping, Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Smokey Mountains and Knoxville. Fishing in the Little Pigeon River is fun, quite a few lots are river side, 50 amp service, full hookups, and clean bath house.

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