Awesome staff and great amenities. Clean park that is right off of the beach. They offer a trolley service that will take you right to the beach. Or you can take the bike trails. Nice size camp spots and very clean restrooms and boathouse.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is one of our top 5 parks we like to frequent. We were able to watch for reservations online and scored a site for ten days in late November. The sites are paved and level with full hookups (50amp electrical service, water and sewer). A paradise for those with large rigs. There’s foliage between each site providing adequate privacy from your neighbors. This is a great campground for walking/biking as many neighbors have their favorite decorations out. All sites are marked clearly with excellent lit signage throughout the park to provide directions. There are spherical lamp posts scattered every few sites to provide ambient lighting. The staff is informative and humorous at times. There were weekly nature series led by park rangers. Restrooms and laundry facilities were immaculate. There’s even a butterfly garden with a bench nearby the laundry house. Minimal highway noise can be heard from the sites. The most prominent sounds are those from the Air Force base nearby. Be sure to bring a bike to explore the park and access the freshwater coastal lakes. It is a long walk to the beach. We opted for the complimentary tram. During your visit be sure to stop by the Donut Shop about 5 minutes from the park, an excellent location for breakfast. Be sure to be there at opening as it can become quite crowded.
This was a really great campground. Each campsite had full hook-ups, including sewer and paved patios. The sites are very shaded and private. The gorgeous beach is a bit of a hike from the campground, but there is a tram running from morning to sundown. There are a couple of dune lakes that you can kayak on, but only on kayaks rented from the park. The 30A or Timpoochee bike path is accessible from the park and is 19 miles in length. It is a really nice path, but it can get crowded with walkers and joggers. There are also some single track biking in the area.
Lovely park. Lots of trails. Friendly staff. Great place to volunteer!
Loved out stay at Topsail. Went hiking every day through wooded trails, dunes, beach. If you have a dog, check their paws for those sand spurs--Ouch! This park if so clean and the staff and volunteers helpful and friendly. We arrived after the office closed for the day(5pm), but were called about an hour prior and given the gate code, so we were able to enter and set up. It was dark, and this is a complex park layout, but we encountered one of the campground hosts and he showed us to our site- real nice guy! Lots of privacy between sites, so some sites will have satellite coverage, but many do not. Close to shopping, restaurants and public beaches. Will definitely return.
This is a great location right off A1A and on the beach. There are amazing sunsets to be enjoyed as well as great trails in the park. The beach is gorgeous too. If you don't feel like biking or walking - they even have a tram! There aren't fire rings in the sites here, but that's not a huge problem. The facilities are nice! This is a really popular park so book well in advance or hope for a cancellation (we luckily got a cancellation!!). If you are in the area, this is DEFINITELY worth a visit!!
The trails are all well maintained and beautiful. They have paved and non-paved sections. There is a ton of biking in the park. I’ve seen a rabbit, hungry squirrels, and deer. The facilities are pretty nice. They have toilets, showers, and laundry really close to the rv and tent sites. They also have trams. The people that work there and the people that visit are normally really nice.
I’ve been on a road trip for the past six weeks, mostly tent camping as I go. I stopped by here, after seeing the listing on Dyrt, without a reservation. So lucky for me they had a site available. This is the nicest campground I’ve been to yet, I was so taken with it that I’ve already decided to return some day just to camp. The tent sites are all separated and private, the facilities are clean, and best of all they have access to the most lovely beach! The beach backs onto the preserve so there is no development for miles. It’s a truly unique experience!
Another one of our favorite SP to stay and go to for beach days!
Topsail is one of my favorite campgrounds. We visit every year. Amenities I love are the free beach tram, the swimming pool, and free WIFI at the camp store. You will see a lot of people riding bikes here and you can rent them if you don't have your own.
You cant drive to the beach boardwalk and it's about .7 miles from the tent sites. We actually love this because Topsail beach is pristine and clean. The free tram runs every 30 minutes until 7:30 pm daily
tent sites are very clean and the bathhouse is scrubbed daily at 6 am. This place is one of the best if you don't mind the short walk/ride to the beach.