We spent four nights at this KOA, traveling in a motorhome with slides. We’ve stayed at this KOA the past and, until now, considered it an average KOA in a convenient location. However, our latest stay was extremely disappointing.
The pros are: (1) near Carrowinds amusement park; (2) less than 30-minutes from downtown Charlotte; (3) near I-77; (4) free Wi-Fi and cable and (5) a Valero station, selling gas and diesel, located at the entrance to the KOA. (The diesel is pricey, though.)
The cons—which far outweigh the pros—are: (1) inescapable construction noise and mess. The KOA is caught up in a large, supermarket construction project next door where the KOA entrance is being completely re-worked and merged with one of the supermarket entrance/exit areas. You have to dodge construction equipment to get to-and-from some of the campsites. The construction equipment runs all day and is very noisy. The pool is in the midst of the construction area. This is not at all family-friendly. If it rains, there is red clay mud everywhere. If it doesn’t rain, there is red clay dust everywhere. Signs say the supermarket will be completed in “late 2012” so there is no near-term relief in sight. (2) KOA isn’t enforcing their own rules about quiet hours and the maximum number of vehicles and campers per site. There was a motorhome with a large trailer, three pickup trucks and a 4-wheel ATV parked on the site next to us. The people staying there came in late (i.e., after 11 PM on a week night), made lots of noise slamming vehicle and storage compartment doors, and re-arranging vehicles. Then, they partially blocked the street with equipment taken out of the storage trailer they were towing.
Overall, I can’t recommend this KOA.