Saturday, May 1, 2010

RV PARK REVIEW: Van Hoy Farms Family Campground, Union Grove, NC

Friday was a long day driving from Unadilla, Georgia to Union Grove, North Carolina.  That means today we will have less than 150 miles until we get to Salem, Virginia where we will stay for 4 nights.  Friday we wanted to get north of Charlotte, NC before stopping.  Actually, there aren't a lot of campgrounds along I-85 and I-77 to choose from.  We wanted an overnight stop only, and did not want to drive over hill and dale far from the interstate to find something.  We found what we needed in Union Grove, NC at the Van Hoy Farms Family Campground.  We found this campground listed in the Trailer Life Directory.

We had traveled until 5:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00.  They had a register yourself bulletin board with a few directions for guests.  There was an envelope for your payment and information on where the 50 amp sites were located.  The Good Sam rate was $35.00 per night.  We paid our money and drove off to find one of the "big rig sites" they advertise. 

The office looked like a converted outbuilding from the farm days.  There was a perennial flower garden begining to show some signs of blooms.

The grounds are quite spacious and very grassy.  They advertise 100 tent sites in addition to 52 RV sites. 

There are a few seasonal trailers parked in the left of this photo. 

This is our site in the center row of 3 for RV's.  It wasn't the most level site we've ever had, but we did manage to get the MH leveled without wheels coming up off the ground.  Our car fit behind the MH without having to unhook it from the towbar. 

There is a swimming pool here but it wasn't filled with water yet for the season.  I checked out the ladies restroom and laundry room and they were OK.  2 washers and 2 dryers in the main laundry room and then they had 1 washer and 1 dryer in the restroom.  We used our AT&T wireless here and it worked fine.  Their ad says WiFi is available. 

This is a beautiful campground with 100 acres of property.  It has easy access to Interstate 77 but far enough from it that you can barely hear the buzz of traffic.  We would certainly stay here again if we are in the area, it is a lovely place to be.

Until next long for now!


Rick and Paulette said...

Looks like a very nice spot for an overnight stay or two. Thanks again for a great review, I'll add this one to our list in the event we ever get over that way. Be safe, and watch out for any tornado's that might show up there.

Happytrails said...

All this time I thought we had already signed up to follow your blog then I looked and we weren't there. Go figure!!

Thanks for another great park review. This looks like a really nice place. I will put it on my list of possibilities.

Travel safely,
Mike & Gerri (

Carol K said...

Glad to hear that you made it safely to North Carolina. We wish you a safe trip to Virginia today. You are speeding right along!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Hey, thanks for the campground reviews... they sure are nice to have on hand when travelling through an area, seeing it through the eyes of another camper instead of just the campground's own website. I added it to our list...

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

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