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Old 07-03-2015, 09:57 AM   #1
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N.C. State Fairgrounds RV camp

Just spent 2 days and nights at this location in Raleigh N.C. good convenient location, 24 hr security, all amenities including wi-fi worked great, nice level spot great service from staff. $25 a night. They will see my face, in the place again!
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:55 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing we will look them up
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:26 PM   #3
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We live nearby. One of our club members lived there in their MH while having a new home built. They had to leave in October because of the State fair. It is basically an open field, full hookups, but nothing else. I think $25/night is too much for what you get.
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They were what I needed at the time and being from out of state, I was well pleased with what I got for my money. I didn't need KOA or anything fancy. It was me and my hound needing a place to sleep/rest. It beat the hell out of Walmart.
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I think $25 for an overnight stop is reasonable. Would rather be secure there than a WM parking lot.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:40 PM   #6
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We have a family in Raleigh and have stayed at the fairgrounds several times. We think it's great. Raleigh is not an RV-friendly city and without the fairgrounds there aren't a lot of places to stay. The NC State Parks lock their gates early so it's difficult to stay there when visiting. We were there last September when there was an NC State home football game; it gets pretty crowded but there was good security and we had no problems.

As for the price, it's hard to find full hookup CGs anywhere near a major city for $25/night these days. We're going back for a week in October when the prices are $35/night and we stilll will consider it a bargain.
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I gather they have no long term rate, so if you need to stay a while $750/ month is pretty steep for open field parking.

I'm glad to have the info. We lived in Raleigh for five years, and up until recently I found it very hard to find any good info on these parking spots. The parking was always there, or at least for fair participants I thought, but I found it impossible to find someone who could point me at the persons who handled it. In the meantime I finally found an RV park in Clayton- about 15-20 min south of Raleigh-- that is very nice with attractive longer term rates. But it's good to know the fairground spots are there if needed.


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We lived in Raleigh for five years, and up until recently I found it very hard to find any good info on these parking spots.
Everything you needed to know is on the fair's website: N.C. State Fairgrounds camping. RV recreational vehicle camping near RBC Center, I-40, Downtown Raleigh, Umstead State Park, NCSU North Carolina State University Carter-Finley football stadium, NC Museum of Art.
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Unless you need to be in the immediate Raleigh area, we found the Spring Hill Park, 3500 Old Greensboro Road, east of Chapel Hill to be a good alternative. Wooded, very long pull throughs and very friendly staff.
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There are a couple of newer CGs in Apex not too far from Jordan Lake. One is Passport America. I've never seen either, too close to home.
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There are a couple of newer CGs in Apex not too far from Jordan Lake. One is Passport America. I've never seen either, too close to home.
With all due respect, the PA website shows only one park anywhere near Apex and that one is in Moncure. We stayed there once and, let's just say, it was "rustic." In our opinion the fairgrounds was a nicer place to stay and, for us, a lot more convenient.
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Good info, thanks. I found 2 more in Moncure. Jordan Dam CG and Goodwin's. I don't know anything about those either. Like I said, too close to home.
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Docj,
I see you said you're going to Raleigh in October. Please be aware that the fairgrounds runs all campers out around early October to make room for the carnies with the State fair. I would suggest you call to find out.
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