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Topic: Campgrounds along I-77

Posted By: wingcat on 09/10/08 05:27pm

We are headed from Mich. to Myrtle Beach SC. in Oct. We are looking for a campground to spend the night not to far from I-77. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks, Craig


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Posted By: topwop39 on 09/10/08 05:55pm

we have stayed at the Statesville, North Carolina KOA twice while traveling to Myrtle beach from Akron, Ohio. About an 8hr drive for us. It is just off I-77, but I have never been bothered by highway noise while there. Most sights pull-thru, so it's easy to stay hooked up depending upon your set-up. If you don't want to drive that far, try Fort Chiswell RV Park in Whytheville Virginia, about two hours less drive than Statesville. At the I-77/81 intersection. Look at rvparkreviews.com, they have plenty of reviews for both parks. Good luck.


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Posted By: outlaws on 09/10/08 06:25pm

Or if you are driving thru Charlotte there is one at Carowinds Amusement Park and a KOA 1 exit south of there.

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Posted By: RayK25 on 09/11/08 12:09am

Depends on the way you are traveling, but there is a CG at on Hwy 70 and I-77 interchange. I don't remember the name of it but if you are going down through Columbus Ohio and across 70 to 77 that would be a good option.


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Posted By: margesp on 09/11/08 02:27am

Fort Chiswell CG at I77/I81 is always our stop. It is at Fort Chiswell, Va. Easy in and out.


Posted By: Doug and Cassi Glass on 09/11/08 03:41am

Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill, SC just into SC below Charlotte.


Posted By: Herculez on 09/11/08 05:19am

Do you all recall the RV campground in Fancy Gap VA. I think it is right off of I77.

This campground is very close to the North Carolina border.

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Posted By: wanderingdawgs on 09/11/08 05:34am

Fancy Gap KOA - used to be called the Fox Trail campground. We were there in June. I highly recommend it. Very nice owners, easy on/off the interstate.


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Posted By: ray fish on 09/11/08 05:36am

Ft Chiswell Rv Park right off exit 80 I81/I77 near Wyethville Va. All pull thrus, close to exit and Flying J. It's a Good Sam park, fair price. I stay there every trip South from Pgh Pa.


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Posted By: armadillo 17 on 09/11/08 06:58am

Camp Creek West Virginia State Park at Exit 20 I-77, 30 Amp electric with central water points. About 3 miles off the interstate in pretty valley with a creek and waterfall. TV reception is limited to one or two stations. A couple pull thrus.


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Posted By: pistonsfan on 09/11/08 04:57pm

I made the trip to South Carolina earlier this summer and also stopped at the Fancy Gap KOA. Very nice campgroung, easy access to the freeway and great staff. It was a 600 mile drive from my home north of Detroit.


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Posted By: GoneCamping on 09/11/08 06:07pm

Not far off I-77 while still in Ohio before crossing into WV is nice little electric only campground, Wolf Run State Park (Ohio)... Made for a nice little stop-over for me!
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Posted By: movein on 09/12/08 09:24pm

I would think going down past statesville/charlotte to myrtle beach is a waste of mileage/time?

Anyway should you go the 74 connection, Mayberry Campground may be a nice place to stay.


Posted By: Herculez on 09/13/08 06:27am

movein wrote:

I would think going down past statesville/charlotte to myrtle beach is a waste of mileage/time?

Anyway should you go the 74 connection, Mayberry Campground may be a nice place to stay.



You may have a point, We do travel the route down 77 to Columbia then take I20 east to 501.

Is 74 like a Interstate now with no little towns and traffic lights?
It has been 10 years or so since we went that way thru Charlotte...It took a hour it seemed like to go from west of Charlotte just to Monroe (east of Charlotte).

Britt


Posted By: movein on 09/13/08 10:18am

Yes, here is the way I would go from VA and do go from NC

First I74 I believe is this entire route and will soon be called this for most of these roads I am listing (or where they show both signs, etc).

Take 77 down the mnt and then take 74 towards Mt. Airy/Winston which becomes hwy 52 south towards Winston-Salem. All 4 lanes no lights, etc. Driving through Winston, hwy 52 may get crowded during the week around rush hours, but otherwise is ok... From 52 just past Winston take I40 West towards Greensboro. I40 used to be horrible through Greensboro but they have the bypass now and traffic is hardly anything. Then take 220 south (I74south) all the way which is a nice drive. They finished this road as well so no small towns, lights until you get to Rockingham but it is only like one or two lights before you take I74 west. Take I74 west for a few miles then take hwy 38 south through Bennetsville. 38 runs directly into 501, but there are a few small towns and some turns, but once you get past that they have it pretty much like an interstate now. *** You could also stay on I74 all the way to 501, but I have not done this with my camper so I am not sure how it is and can't remember the road really ***

So to recap take I77 south to I74 east to hwy 52 south, to I40 west to 220south (I74south) to I74 west to Hwy 38 south and follow 38 all the way to 501south. From Winston-Salem at I40 it is about 4 hours I think. Once you get on hwy 38south and get to the nc/sc border it is about 110 miles to Ocean Lakes.


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