Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tanglewood Park Campground, Clemmons, NC

Date of Stay:  Monday October 24 – Thursday October 27, 2016 (3 nights)

Rate:  $33/night

Website:  Tanglewood Park CG
   4061 Clemmons Road (follow signs to campground)
   Clemmons, NC 27012

Description:  Reviewed a couple other times here.  Located near Winston Salem, NC at exit 182 off of I-40, it is near many conveniences.  We were on site 3 which is level.  About half of the sites are extremely unlevel.  The cg has paved roads and large paved sites with FHU (50A) and digital cable under a beautiful canopy of large oak trees.  Acorns did fall on our roof some.  This is in a full service Forsyth County Park that offers a championship golf course, aquatic center, horse stables, tennis, soccer, pond fishing, arboretum, rose garden and a Manor House bed and breakfast.  There’s a two mile paved multi-use trail that winds about in the edge of the forest which has mountain bike trails.  There is a wonderful off-leash dog park near the cg.  (Look for CG signs when you exit from I-40.  Using the address in your gps takes you to the park office instead.)

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpster in the back corner of the cg near the camphosts with recycle for cans and bottles.

Activities:  We had reservations at Huntington Beach SP near Myrtle Beach but they were still closed due to Hurricane Matthew damage so we came here for a few nights on our way to Gaffney, SC for service.  I enjoyed biking and walking the popular multi-use trail and rode around in the park.  They have a Festival of Lights here and have spent the past few weeks putting up a very large display of Holiday sparkles.  This will be their 25th year of the festivities in Tanglewood.

On site 3  On site 3
On site 3
Other sites... some very unlevel  Site 3 patio
Several unlevel sites                                    Our patio

Entry to Tanglewood Park  CG checkin at building to the left
Tanglewood Park entry on US 158               CG check-in at building to the left
Multi use trail  Multi use trail  Multi use trail in Tanglewood
Love the multi-use trail
Festival of Lights  Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights  Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights displays
Deer  Mallard Lake
Deer on the golf course                                 Mallard Pond

Monday, October 24, 2016

RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Date of Stay:  Saturday September 24 – Monday October 24, 2016

Rate:  $525/month

Website:  RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads
   415 Wallace Fork Road
   Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Description:  Reviewed several times in the past.  We stayed on a different site again this time (site P12) which is one row back from the pavement, has a gazebo, and is close to the pool.  The park is very popular as an overnighter at exit 171 on I-95.  Sites are mostly pull-thru with 50A FHU and cable.  The back area was full again with long term workers building a plant in the area.  Hurricane Matthew came through about the first week of October and I-95 was closed in southern NC due to flooding for about three weeks.  This led to more folks staying longer than they normally would have.

Trash and Recycle:  Put your bag out in the morning and they pick it up our take it to the dumpster in the back of the park in the afternoon.  No recycle here but we take ours into town when we visit Mom.

Activities:  This is a nice place to relax while we visit family, mine in Roanoke Rapids and Gin’s in Rocky Mount.  Hurricane Matthew blew through with lots of rain during the middle of our stay.  We had another small world moment here.  When we were driving out to go to RM, we saw Jim and Linda pulling in with their travel trailer and Big Red.  We turned around and greeted them at check in.  They got the site right beside us and we visited for a while before going on to RM.  They were on their way from the Raleigh area to Virginia Beach and knew that it was dry here versus their usual route through Williamston.  Tricia and Dan also came up from Youngsville to visit for the day.  We had a lot of catching up to do and it couldn’t wait until Cedar Key!

On site P12 with gazebo  On site P12
On site P12 with a gazebo and beautiful sunsets here