Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2021

Campground at a Tourist Destination

South of the Border is a tourist trap, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. There are lots of things to do, and more ways to spend your money, including souvenir shops, a fireworks store, Christmas decorations, and more. If you are in the area or passing by on the interstate, it is a must see, even if it’s just to say,“I’ve been there.” I’m not sure of all the“attractions” they have, but I got the chance to visit a couple of them while I was staying there. We were on our way to Wilmington, NC, which is a LONG drive from home, so we decided to stop. The campground itself is clean and well-maintained, and there was a fence around the entire campground. There is a laundry, a playground, and all the hookups you need. However, in the background, you can hear the noise of some mechanical machinery. I’m not sure if it was a power station for the place or what, but it was bothersome. Other than that, our site was shaded and had plenty of room. Since it was in the middle of the week, we didn’t have neighbors and that helped. The bath house was modern, had tile floors, and the showers were hot. The biggest attraction for us, other than being conveniently on the way to our final destination, was the reptile museum. It claims to be the largest of its kind. It was very interesting to see the various snakes, alligators, and crocodiles. I know my grandson loved seeing all the animals. Overall, the campground was nice, but it didn’t have a swimming pool. It was adjacent to the attractions and its neon lights, and of course, my son had to buy some firecrackers before we crossed the border. I would recommend it for anybody who has not been there, but if you’re looking for peace and quiet, the noise from the interstate and the sound of machinery won’t give you any.

  • This is in the reptile exhibit at South of the Border.
  • The playground is small at SOB.
  • Bath House Interior
  • The campground is adjacent to the attractions.
  • My grandson loved staying at South of the Border.
  • Playground at the Campground
  • Laundry Facilities at the Campground
  • Tourist Trap
  • There is other lodging as well.
  • Shops and More Shops
  • They do sell propane.
  • One of the snakes inside the reptile attraction
  • Gila Monster at the Reptile Attraction

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