Let me start off by saying we have a 1 and 5 year old joining us on this camping trip. We have been camping a few times before with us 4, but at Greenville NH. We wanted a different pace this time around; try a place with some scenic hiking. We ended up going to Pine Knoll Campground and it was the best decision we made.
When we first pulled up we were taken aback from driving down dirt one way streets to our barren camp site. Half of the camp sites were semi-perm campers who have campers/cabins set on the sites. Pulling up, we held our breath and unloaded/set up the tent. One very nice thing is we had both water and an electrical hookup (if we needed one, but since we are very minimalist we don’t need power). Having water though was a very nice touch (I hated lugging water back and forth, so this cut down my few trips). The bathrooms and showers were very clean, along with the site. For being on dirt, we saw fresh rake marks and there was zero trash around. It was a very nice touch.
People here are nice, bar none. My wife made a comment that I chatted up a storm, and yes I did. I felt comfortable (my next door neighbor Marilyn (I hope I spelt it right) and Bob was unbelievable. They loved to talk and also understood that I had one son who’s terrified of dogs (making sure that they told him when there were walking by and had the dogs leashed) but…also let my other son ride them. I felt like I was relaxing in paradise with a few nice people who at one point even brought over egg cartons to help me light up my overly wet wood (I ran out).
Place wise you are close to everything you want to see. The staff here was extremely friendly and when I called she put me up in a very nice quiet site (which is what I asked for because the last time we had our camp between two party centrals). We will stay there again and I do feel that this site was one of the best we’ve stayed at to date.