Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2020

A Short Drive, Yet a World Away

This area is such a short drive from the triangle area of North Carolina, yet this park feels quite remote. Like many state parks, this one excels in the services department. 

Bathrooms and showers were clean and comfortable, as were the campsites. 

Each camping loop felt tucked away into its own little neighborhood, and the large campsites offered space so that you aren’t stacked right next to your neighbor.  We camped in the nonelectric loop (we always bring our solar panel) for 3 nights in mid-February and there were very few campers around, but the neighboring loop with electrical hook-up sites were 3/4 full with large rigs. 

Hiking, biking, paddling, are all great things to do during your stay. There is also a boat launch within the park in case power boating or fishing is your thing, but kayaks and canoes can easily launch from the lakeside campsites.  It was a bit too chilly to get on the water in February, so we opted for hiking and biking.

The closest services for gas or a few extra snacks are within 5 minutes of the park.

  • BYOS (bring your own solar) and you can camp in the nonelectric loop with the whole place to yourself.
  • For Valentines Day, Hutch whipped up an amazing enchilada pie with homemade Hatch chili sauce.
  • Nice big firepits at each site.
  • Tons of space and right on the lake.

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