June 14, 2021 - reviewed by Lee B.
Needs a refresh
Paved entrance road is windy and steep in some sections. Park loop road has two hairpin turns that would be challenging in larger rigs. We brought a 30 travel trailer and were able to negotiate fine.
Campsite was dirt and on an extreme slope. Most sites will require significant leveling left to right and fore and aft. Stump grinding was in progress during our visit. We felt the staff could have excluded the availability of sites near the stumps painted for removal. Pretty nervous about or truck and trailer getting hit by wood or gravel.
Might stay again but only in one of the lower numbered sites <20, as these have been refreshed.
May 23, 2021 - reviewed by Stephen Williams
A Diamond, But Rough.
Kings Mountain is a fairly large state park campground set amongst tall trees on a hilltop between Kings Mountain, North Carolina and York, South Carolina. It offers the campground, with water/power hookups and dump stations, plus a primitive and separate equestrian camp areas. Hiking, a fishing lake, playground areas, camp store are present.
Campsites are in and about the trees, with a narrow, twisty, dirt and rock road throughout. Sites are mostly dirt, rock and forest floor debris. Stumps, trees and unlevel areas abound, muddy ruts are common. Maneuvering large units can be difficult, very few spots have been leveled and have fresh stone and timber landscaping. Look before signing up is our advice. The main entrance road is paved but rough and narrow. Many old structures are rotting reminders of the CCC crews that built them years ago.
On the plus side, the adjacent National Military park, a rustic farm area and second lake offer recreation. This park needs improvements!
March 9, 2021 - reviewed by G Dec
One of the poorest SC state campgrounds we have been to. Been to mostly all. Sites are uneven and in poor condition. Roads are non existent. Wifi and phone service is is very limited. Only thing that saved it was clean bathhouse and friendly staff. State needs to invest some money there. It would be a great location.
November 6, 2020 - reviewed by Full time Camper
Good State Park
We stayed here for 3 nights while my husband worked in NC. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Sites are spaced and shaded. Lots of history and hiking trails. We would definitely stay here again.
September 26, 2020 - reviewed by Ricky
Probably not the ideal park for big rigs, and I would not want to be there on the weekend as it is usually packed. But, having said that, we really enjoyed our stay. Restroom was spotless and in great condition. We loved the rustic feel and the area is beautiful. The battlefield tour was nice. Our Verizon service was spotty and the TMobile hotspot seemed to go in and out. Staff was friendly and helpful. The roadway coming in to the park was extremely narrow and the campground roads were somewhat rutted.
June 3, 2020 - reviewed by Bryan
Clean And Quiet
We stayed 3 nights. The restrooms were clear. We were at site 33. The site is not level. While walking around I noticed most site were small and not level.
December 4, 2018 - reviewed by Steve W.
Great Location and History
State park campground built by the CCC shows it’s age. Rough paved access road to a heavily wooded couple of loops with sites featuring power and water. Loop roads are dirt/gravel, narrow and tricky to negotiate with larger rigs. Sites are gravel, dirt, leaves, many require extensive leveling, some drainage issues. Sites have picnic tables, some with gravel areas and landscape timbers, plus fire rings. A few have been regraveled and leveled. Restrooms and shower facilities are adequate. Nice camp store, group bonfire pit, playground, seasonal activities are pluses. When it rains a lot, can be miserable, if it is dry, golf cart traffic stirs up dust. Adjacent lake is silting up, floating swim island covered in bird droppings, old CCC buildings unused and rotting. Picnic tables in the woods above the lake. Used to have boat rentals, check before going if that is a must. Lots of hiking, adjacent Nat’l. Battleground, farm history museum, wildlife viewing offer great recreation.
July 12, 2018 - reviewed by Amanda R
I have stayed here many times and have never had any problems. The staff is always great and the sites are very well maintained. I would recommend this place to anyone.
December 28, 2017 - reviewed by Otis Fudpucket
A Very Expensive Lesson Learned
Arrived just after dark in a 40 foot MH plus toad due to an hour plus of stop and go on I-85. Navigated very narrow twisting gravel in complete darkness. Didn't see that part of a root that had been removed stuck out 18 inches into the road beyond the tree trunk. Did very expensive damage to the bottom of coach and tow dolly fender. Trees at sites 84 & 85 are too close to road and each other for long wheelbase rigs. See photos.
Campground is built with both loops arranged near the tops of ridges that have ravines on each side. Many sites have moderate to severe levelling problems.
There are twice as many sites as there should be in the space available. You couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting several neighbors.
Door of electrical pedestal came off in my hand. 30 amp circuit breaker pulled out of the box when I switched it off. Weight of electrical cord pulled plug adapter out of outlet so had to rig a bungee cord to keep it in.
Probably a good campground for car camping with kids
October 8, 2017 - reviewed by Foxychicfx
Peaceful, Clean, Very Remote
Very clean, nicely wooded, firepits, electric/water all sites and hot showers.
Very remote which has its pros and cons. Very true wilderness camping nestled in the woods, peaceful with natural wildlife. But nowhere close to conveniences nor thruway. Laundry, groceries, dining and neccesities not conveniently located.
Very limited small store and rangers cabin on site.
Accomadates tents and large RVs. Signage getting to campground confusing and obscure. Many visitors get lost trying to get here. Poor phone and wi-fi signal on most carriers.
Disability and senior discount available.
April 10, 2017 - reviewed by Chris
Stayed two nights nice clean and very comfortable. Will stay there agian.