Zooland Family Campground
Big Rig Friendly9.8/10
Park Road Conditions9.0/10
- FHU Pull Through Sites Available
- 30Amp/50Amp Service
- Tent Sites Available
- Camp Store/Propane/Dump Station
- Horseshoes,Mini-Golf, Basketball,Bouncy Ball
- Fenced K-9 Area
- Catch & Release Stream/Short Nature Walk
- Clubhouse/Game Room $$
- 24 Hour Laundry Access
- No Cabins
- No Wifi
- No Cable
- Washers/Dryers In Odd Locations
- Small Pools
This campground in North Carolina was a stop we were making to visit friends. It was a Passport America park so we paid half price!!! Woohoo!!! We love half price!!!
We called from the road when we were about half-way there as we usually do. The woman that took our reservation informed us she would not be in the office by the time we arrived. She told us she would leave everything in a mailbox for us.
Upon arrival, we pulled up in front of the office and found our packet in the mailbox just as she promised. As we were pulling around to our site a man standing at a fifth-wheel stopped us. He introduced himself as the owner, asked us what site we were going to, and pointed us in the right direction.
The site was fairly level with only a minimal leveling correction needed. We had a FHU pull-through site. There was no cable. Everything at the site worked fine. The sites were equipped with a picnic table but no fire pit. The skies were getting dark so we figured we would get a quick walk around the park in.
Came In After A Storm
When we were talking to the owner earlier he told us they had caught a little of the hurricane that had come through about a month earlier. He said they had a bunch of downed trees and one section near the stream experienced flooding to the point that a few picnic tables were carried into the stream. He said they were almost done cleaning everything up.
When we walked to the section near the stream, you could still see everything lined up as they were setting it all back up again. The stream was awesome. Peaceful and relaxing with a few ducks hanging around. The sites that backed up to the stream are probably where we would stay if we ever returned. Of course, we would check weather reports for our stay duration… lol
The main section of the campground was laid out in a simple row type manner. The stream section was laid out in a circular manner. There was a rec area/clubhouse but we were unable to get inside. Every year they set it up as a haunted house walkthrough and they had it closed in preparation for that event.
There were no cabins for rent here but there was an area for tents. There were 2 buildings with restrooms. One near the rec room and one up front in between the office and stream sites. The restrooms were clean.
Well, That’s Odd
The laundry machines were kind of a weird set up. The building housing the restrooms near the rec center had a foyer type entry. There were two washing machines in between the men’s and ladies room doors and a dryer on the side of each bathroom entry door.
The other building that housed the restrooms had the machines outside under a roof in between the men’s and ladies rooms. We found both setups to be a little odd. The next day we went to the office. They had a pretty decent stock of both grocery and gift items. Behind the store were 2 small pools.
They had horseshoes, basketball, mini-golf, and bouncy ball for outdoor games. During the “in season” there are scheduled activities on the weekends. There were a bonfire pit and a game room.
Our biggest disappointment was they advertised WiFi but there was none anywhere in the park except the office. The AT&T signal was good at this campground. Another thing we noticed is that there seemed to be a bunch of seasonals at the campground. That does not bother us by itself but what did was that some RVs in the back that appeared to be seasonal had some trashy sites.
Overall this was a nice park and there seemed like there was some fun stuff to do in the area. We went right down the road and found a covered bridge. If we were ever to be back in this area we would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: 9/26/18
Number of Nights: 2
Normal Cost Per Night: $44.50
Our Cost Per Night: $22.25
Total Cost of Stay: $44.50
Amount of Discount: $44.50
Type of Discount: Passport America 50%