There is a $5 camping fee for each campout that you attend to cover miscellaneous expenses. Always tell the campground that you’re with SeLoWs when making reservations, or when you arrive if you don’t have an assigned site, so that you’ll get a campsite near the group.
Members: When you’ve made a reservation for a campout, please let Cheryl Love (email@example.com OR click the campout heading link and leave a comment that you plan to attend that campout. (You can leave comments about the campout after logging in.)
Non-Members: If you have questions about our chapter or attending a campout, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 828-667-1202. OR if you’ve registered and are logged in, click the heading for the campout you want to attend and post your question under Comments.
NOTE: Links will be added for 2017 before each campout.
April 2-9, Savannah, GA
Savannah Oaks RV Resort, 805 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, GA 31419, Tel: 912-748-4000, $241.00 week w/full hookup. Photos are on Southeast Lows Facebook and on Shutterfly.
May 7-14, Cherokee, NC
Happy Holiday RV Village, 1553 Wolfetown Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719, Tel: 828-497-9204, Daily Passport America rates: $23.50 for pull thru, and $24.50 for back-in on the water, 30 or 50 amp, $164.50 weekly for pull-thru and $171.50 for back in on water. If not Passport America, rates are double. Campout Summary by Bobbi and Cheryl. Photos are on Facebook/Southeast Lows and on Shutterfly.
June 4-11, Cleveland, GA
Leisure Acres Campground, 3840 Westmoreland Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528,
Tel: 706-865-6466, Group weekly rate of $210.00 per week. Photos are on Facebook/Southeast Lows and on Shutterfly. Click here to see a summary of the June Campout by Bobbi Harden
July 2-9, Bristol, TN
Shadrack Campground, 2537 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620,
Tel: 423-217-1181, $175 per week ($202. including tax), Free Wi Fi, 30 or 50 amp. The Elvis Tribute show on July 1 and cookout on July 2 have both been cancelled. Some members have reservations for July 1-8 because they’ll be leaving on Saturday for another rally. Some of us have reserved for the usual Sunday-to-Sunday dates. Photos are on Facebook/Southeast Lows and on Shutterfly.
August: 6-13, Rock Hill, SC
Ebenezer Park, 4490 Boatshore Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732, Tel: 803-366-6620, $28 per nite for non-residents of York County, $25 per nite for residents of York County, Full hookup with 30 or 50 amp. Was told when reserving that site colors on website map are out of date. Tell them you’re with Selows when you reserve; we’re in the two loops nearest the lake. Bea Witherington will be host. Photos are on Facebook/Southeast Lows and on Shutterfly.
September 3-10, Wagram, NC
Pine Lake RV Resort, 32482 Hill Creek Rd, Wagram, NC 28396, Tel: 910-281-3319, Passport America rate : 4 nights at $17.00, 3 nights at $34.00 = $170 per week. Photos are on Southeast Lows Facebook and on Shutterfly.
October 1-8, Rimini, SC
Elliotts Landing & Campground (Campground & Crawfish Farm), 2010 Elliott’s Landing Rd, Rimini, SC 29125, Tel: 803-452-5336, Passport America rate: $15.00 for 5 days, $30.00 for 2 days = $105 per week. NOTE: Because a bridge is out on the main road, Alice at the campground gave us detailed directions to the campground. Photos are on Southeast Lows Facebook and on Shutterfly.
2016 Camping Schedule
April 3- 10
Carolina Landing RV Resort, 120 Carolina Landing Drive, Fairplay, S.C. an Encore Park,
Phone 888-318-1243. Passport America. Sunday-Thursday, $19.80 (includes resort fee). Friday-Saturday $29.00. Thousand Trails/Encore Members could be free or $3.00/day. Full hookups, club house, boat ramp, mini golf, rec center, etc. Click here to see the April Campout Summary. Click here to view the April 2016 photos on Shutterfly.
May 1 -8
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Ga. 30546, Phone
706-896-4191. Area 2, 96 sites with full hookups, paved sites/WIFI/Internet/cable TV. Reservations accepted after Jan 1, 2016. Call early; fills up fast. @Weekly rate $197.00 interior sites, $232.00 lakeside ( Lake Chatuge). May Campout Summary
The Barnyard RV Park, 201 Oak Drive, Lexington, S.C. 29073, Phone 800-633-6351. 128 spaces total, 48 full hookup. , 48 pull throughs, Adjacent to Flea Market, $165.49/week. June 2016 Campout Summary. Sandra posted some photos on our Southeast Lows Facebook.
Pride Rv Resort, 4394 Jonathon Creek Road, Waynesville, N.C. 28785, Phone 800-926-8191. Passport .America, $22 off-creek or $27 on-creek. 141 sites, heated pool, hot tub, mini golf, free WiFi, etc. They’re holding 12 sites for us until June 3. There’s no charge for cancellations made one week in advance, so reserve early if you think you want to attend. Click here to view the campout photos on Shutterfly.
Zooland Family Campground, 3671 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, Asheboro, NC 27205,
Phone 336-381-3422. Passport .America, Monday-Thursday $17.25/night; Friday-Sunday $31.05 if Good Sam, AAA, etc.; $34.50 If full price. 147 sites , N.C. Zoo, Lowe’s Speedway, potteries, river and pond fishing, club house, mini golf, pools. Click here to view August Campout photos on Shutterfly. Click here to see an August 2016 Campout Summary.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area, Holly Point Campground, 14424 New Light Road (2 miles north of 98), Wake forest, N.C. 27587, Park Office 919-676-1027, Make reservations ASAP at reserveamerica.com or call 1-877-722-6762. Sites 22 through 32 on Loop 2 are available as of now, but may fill up quickly. Cheryl reserved Site #21.– Close to Raleigh-Durham. 89 sites with water/electric hookups, dump station, swimming, fishing, hiking and biking trails, $22.00/night, $127/week with senior discount, taxes and fees. Click here to view the September campout photos on Shutterfly. Click here to see the September 2016 Campout Summary by Janet Dickson.
Battlefield Campground and RV Park (formerly Lookout Mt./Chattanooga South KOA), 199 KOA Blvd., Ringold, GA 30736 (about 10 miles from Chattanooga). Phone 706-937-4166. Weekly rate 30amp $175.00, 50amp $200.00. Click here to view the October campout photos on Shutterfly. Click here to see the October 2016 Campout Summary by Cheryl Love.
2015 Camping Schedule
Lake Hartwell Camping and Cabins, 400 Ponderosa Point, Townville, SC, 888-427-8935 or 864-287-3223 (Directions are on their website). Need to reserve early as this park fills up quickly. Cancellation fee is one night rental. Passport America $17.50/day for 50 amp, $16.10/day for 30 amp, full hook-ups, with one day full price. Mini-golf, horseshoes, pontoon rental $115.00/4 hours, canoe rental, tennis court.
The Escapees are having the SKP ACRE Rally in Sevierville, TN, April 15-21. Bobbi Harden is organizing a SOLO pre-rally to start April 12th (the day our campout finishes) and continuing on the 13th & 14th, then staying for the ACRE Rally.
Moonlight Lake RV Park and Campground, 180 Moonlight Drive, New Bern, NC, 252-745-9800, http://www.moonlightlake.com/. $140/wk full hookups, including cable and Wi-Fi. They have only 38 sites so you need to reserve early.
The caravan to Nova Scotia will go from here to Williamsburg, VA.
JUNE 7-14, Cave Spring, GA
Cedar Creek Park, 6770 Cave Springs Road SW, Cave Spring, Ga., 706-777-3030
$174.00/week on the creek, $144.00/week Mountain View. Volleyball, horseshoes, fishing, biking, canoe and Kayak rentals, tubing, pavilion/lodge, Wi-Fi. Cheryl Love and Bob Hollup are co-hosts.
JULY 5-12, Mt. Airy, NC
Mayberry Campground, 114 Bunker Road, Mt. Airy, NC, 336-789-6199 (Directions are on their website) Weekly rate, includes 2 nights P.A. $213.06. They’re holding 8 more sites for us near a pavilion that we can use. Cheryl Love and Larry Massey are co-hosts.
Click the Photo Menu to view the campout photos, or go to our Southeast Lows Facebook site to view the campout album there, or view the campout album on Shutterfly.
Warrior Creek Campground, Wilkesboro, NC, W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, US Corps of Engineers. You can make reservations at www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. (The park office number, 336-921-2177, will not be operational until April 14.) $24 or 12 with Golden Age Passport, 53 sites, Need to reserve early. GPS coordinates are 36.11056, -81.30944 or 36o6’38″N, 81o18’34″W. Directions to the campground are on the website. Some sites reserved are 35, 38-39, 42, and 52. Note: check-in is later than usual–4 pm.
Click the Photo Menu to view the campout photos, or go to our Southeast Lows Facebook site to view the campout album there, or view the campout album on Shutterfly
Myrtle Beach State Park, 4401 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC, southcarolinaparks.com or call 843-238-5325 (campground office) or 866-345-7275. Water/30 amp electric site $37.64/day; full hook-up 30amp site $42.12/day. Water/50amp electric site $41/day; full hook-up 50amp site $45.48/day. Discount for senior/disabled South Carolina residents. Some sites reserved are on Circle 3.
No October campout is planned as of now. If you would like to host an October campout, please let Cheryl Love know. FMCA will be having a rally in Asheville in October.
2014 Camping Schedule
NO MARCH CAMPOUT
Lake Greenwood, S.C., 302 State Park Rd., Ninety Six, S.C.
Make reservations through reserveamerica.com or call 864-543-3535.
Water/electric 30/50 amp, from $19/day. Bobbi has reserved site #53 (waterfront), so look for a site nearby.
Eagles Nest Campground, 1111 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.
865-428-5841 or 800-892-2714.
Passport America rates 30 amp $19.08/day, 50 amp $22.70/day. The campground requests that you make your reservations early to be with the group. Those continuing to Alaska leave approximately May 9th, depending on weather in Montana.
Kampers Lodge of America, 3465 US Highway 301 N., Wilson, NC
Passport America rates $157.50/wk, 22.50/day, pull-through, full hookup, 30/50 amp; free Wi-Fi; $2.50 for cable. They are holding 10-15 sites for us until May 25. They take a credit card number but only charge to the card for no-shows. Pay with cash or check upon arrival. Co-hosts: Jimmy Crawford and Cheryl Love.
Tom Johnson’s Camping Center at the Charlotte Motor speedway.
$23/day, $161/wk, pull-throughs, full hook-ups.
For reservations, call Christina, 704-454-6404. If you get her voicemail, leave a message and she will return your call within a day or two. Christina has 10-15 sites on hold for us until the middle of June. Cancellation policy: they do not give refunds (only credit toward a future stay), but you can give a deposit as long as you pay the full amount before your arrival. Jimmy Crawford and Cheryl Love will be Co-Hosts and will be in the first two of our group’s sites.
Croft State Park, 450 Croft State Park Road, Spartanburg, SC,
Make reservations through reserveamerica.com or call 866-345-7275.
Water/electric, $150.92/wk; with SC senior discount $102/wk.
Canoe/kayak and fishing boat rentals are available; 15-mile bike trail. This is a popular campground in the summer, so reserve early. Sites 28, 30, 34, 36, and 37 have been reserved thus far. Co-hosts: David Poole and Sharon Hatch.
Cartoogechaye Creek Campground, 91 No Name Road, Franklin, N.C.28734.
Passport America rates $108 week 30amp. +$1.00/day for 50amp.
Caravan to the LOW 45th Anniversary Rally in Sedalia, MO
LOW groups from Florida are joining with us for the rally. Let me (Cheryl Love) know if you plan to go with us or meet us on the way, and I’ll add your name to our distribution list for the trip. When you reserve at a campground, tell them you’re with the LOW group and let me (Cheryl Love) know that you’ve reserved.
The route that looks best to Pat Moore and me because of better roads and bridges is I-40 from Nashville to Hwy 412/20 near Jackson, TN; Hwy 412/20 to I-155 near Dyersburg, TN; I-155 to I-55 north to Hwy 60; Hwy 60 to Poplar Bluff, MO and then to Hwy 65 S. near Springfield, MO.; Hwy 65 south to Branson, MO; Hwy 65 north to Sedalia, MO.
Sep 21-25 Some of us will be staying at Two Rivers Campground, Nashville, TN. 615-883-8559. Good Sam discount (no P/A parks in Nashville) $41.05/day (total) w/o sewer and $45.96/day (total) with sewer.
Sep 25 Overnight in Poplar Bluff, Camelot RV Campground, 573-785-1016. $29/day, full-hookups, cash or check upon arrival, no credit card number to hold site.
Sep 26-30 Branson Ozark Country, Branson MO., 800-968-1300. They’re holding 7 sites for us at this time, full hookups, mostly pull-throughs. Passport America $20/day 30 amp, $23/day 50 amp; Good Sam $24/30 amp or $27/50 amp. They have a pavilion we can use; they have a rally room if we have 10 or more.
Sep 30 Drive to Sedalia for the LOW Rally.
OCTOBER 1-OCTOBER 5
Sedalia MO. LoW’s 45th Anniversary Rally. http://www.lonersonwheels.com/rallies.html.
Some of us will arrive on the 30th, but those who want to join the day trip to Branson will arrive on the 29th. Registration deadline for the day trip was July 8. Registration for the Anniversary Rally is $85 until August 30, and $95 after August 30.
2013 Campout Schedule
NO MARCH CAMPOUT
APRIL 7-14 (Slide Show and Photos on Facebook)
Ridge Road Campground (on J. Strom Thurmond Lake)
5886 Ridge Road, Appling, GA 30802
706-541-0282 or 877-444-6777 (Corps of Engineers) or reserve on the recreation.gov website: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Ridge_Road/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71378&topTabIndex=
63 water/50 amp. sites. With a senior pass (Golden Age) $12/night, $84/week; without a senior or access pass $24/night, $168/week. $5 daily gate pass per vehicle. Some of us have reserved sites #37-#42 and #26-#27.
MAY 5-12 (Slide Show and Photos on Facebook)
Lake Aire RV Park, (15 minutes from downtown Charleston)
4375 Highway 162, Hollywood, SC
843-571-1271, Website: http://www.lakeairerv.com/3_fea_rates.html
30 amp or 50 amp full hookup, pull-through sites with WI-FI. Group Pavilion at no charge. Passport America rates: $24.25/night, $169.76/week incl. tax w/full hookups; $22.58 water/electric only. Non Passport America holders will be given the PA rate for being with our group. They are holding a block of sites for us until March 30. If you reserve after March 30, they will try to put you in a site close to our group. Tell them you are with the SeLoWs when you reserve and when you arrive. You won’t be given a site number until you arrive.
JUNE 2-9 (Photos on Facebook)
McKinney Campground (on Lake Allatoona, 30 miles from Atlanta)
6659 McKinney Campground Road, Ackworth, GA
678-721-6700 or 877-444-6777 (Corps of Engineers) or reserve on the recreation.gov website: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Mckinney_Campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?page=details&contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71289&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
With a senior pass (Golden Age) $15/night, $105/week; without a senior or access pass $30/night, $210/week. (1/23/13 Update advised: This is a popular campground so reserve soon if you plan to attend.) Sites 105-117 have the most available sites to accommodate longer RVs. Sites 104 through 96 look to be within walking distance if the preferred sites are already reserved. Note: only 2 pets are allowed per site, and check-in time is listed as 4 p.m. Directions: From I-75 take exit 278 and turn east onto Glade Road. Continue for approximately 3 miles, then turn left onto King’s Camp Road. After about a mile continue left at the fork and follow signs to the campground.
JULY 7-14 (Photos on Shutterfly and Facebook)
Pride RV Resort (near Maggie Valley, NC)
4394 Jonathan Creek Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
800-926-8191 or 828-926-1645
http://www.pridervresort.com/ They have links to area attractions on their website.
Linda Bartlett and Larry Massey are co-hosts. We’re expecting 23 or 24 people. With Passport America; full hookups not creek side with 30 amp, $19/day; with 50 amp. $20.50/day; creek side with 30 or 50 amp. $28/day. Check in/out time is 11 a.m. They have reserved the shelter with picnic tables for us for the week. They have a pool, hot tub, putt putt golf, bingo, Tuesday square dance, and gospel singing on Saturday evening.
AUGUST 4-11(Photos on Shutterfly and Facebook)
The Barnyard RV Park (near Columbia, SC)
201 Oak Drive, Lexington, SC 29073
800-633-6351 or 803-957-1238
http://www.barnyardrvpark.com/ They’re adjacent to Banyard Flea Market and have links to area attractions on their website. With Good Sam, AARP, AAA, or Coachmen discount, full hookups with 30 amp. $25.04/day or $150.46/wk.; with 50 amp. $28.34/day or $170.38/wk. They have a meeting room (no stove) that we can reserve and a pavilion available on first-come, first-serve basis. They have internet access available in their media room. On 7/6 they will release the block of sites they were holding for us. If you haven’t made your reservation, you should do it soon to be with the group. They have a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Zooland Family Campground
3671 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, Asheboro, NC.
$31.50/day or $189/wk for full hook-ups.
There will be an unofficial (not an official LOW) caravan to the NE Rally at King Phillip’s Campsite. Contact Bobbi Harden for details.
NE Rally at King Phillip’s Campsite, Lake George, NY. A registration form is attached to the email with this newsletter. Make campground reservations with the campground, 518-668-5763. The $65 rally fee ($75 if after August 10) can be sent to Maureen Fusco, 34 Cranston Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484, payable to Yankee LOWs. A cruise on Lake George is $12 payable with the rally fee. For anyone who needs it, trailer rentals are available at 518-793-1533. See the camping schedule under the Yankee LoWs on the LOW website or the website of the Upper New York chapter http://www.unylows.org for updates about the rally.
Lazy Acres RV Park, Lenoir City
7502 Jackson Bend Road
865-986-3539 or 865-389-8543
http://www.lazyacres-rvpark.com/. 66 sites, including 18 pull-thrus. Full hook-up with 20/30/50 amps at all sites. $22/day or $132/wk back-in rates and $25/day or $150/wk pull-thru rates.
Southeast Citrus Rally, Sun-N-Fun Resort
7125 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota FL 34240
800-843-2421 or 941-371-2505 (Camping Reservations)
Registration is $55.00 and includes 3 dinners, 1 potluck, and 4 breakfasts. Late registration (after October 12) is $60. Make your check payable to Southeast Citrus Rally and send to Bobbi Harden, 65 Sunrise Court, Dawsonville, GA 30534; 678-617-5748 or 706-348-8443.
Camping is $35/night and includes full hookup. Call Sun-N-Fun Resort to make your reservation. Let them know you are with the LOWS SE Citrus Rally. You will be required to pay in full in advance but Sun-N-Fun will refund your full payment if reservation is cancelled at least 24 hrs before arrival. We have a number of campsites on hold for the rally, but after Oct 15, unreserved sites will be released. Co-hosts are Judy Turner 941-346-0592 and Noreen Whalen 301-991-6072.
SeLoWs will not have a campout before the Citrus rally. Some members plan to attend an Escapee rally after the Citrus Rally.
2012 Campout Schedule
No March campout
Bandits Roost, 667 Jess Walsh Road, Wilkesboro NC 28697-0182
Army Corps of Engineers campground with 85 E/W sites; $22 or $11 with Golden Age Passport.
Escapee Rally at Tom Johnson’s in Marion, NC.
Crosswinds Campground, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, 280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523. 617 W/E sites. $19.00 seniors; others $25.00. Hosts are Jimmy Crawford and Bobbi Harden.
Chester Frost Park, 2318 N. Gold Point Circle, Hixson TN; 423-842-3306.
191 sites; $23.50-$25 W/E.
Etowah River Campground, 437 Rider Mill Rd., Dahlonega GA 30533; 706-864-9035;
62 sites. On Etowah River with tubing and swimming. With Passport America: $15 for 30 amp and $17.50 for 50 amp. Without Passport America $30 and $35.
River Vista Mountain Village, 20 River Vista Drive, Dillard, GA 30537; GPS: 960 Hwy 246; 706-746-2722; full hookups and cable TV, from $29.99/day or $179.99/wk.
Briarcliff RV Resort, 10495 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5709; 843-272-2730
178 RV sites, cable TV, internet-w/extra charge, on the Intracoastal Waterway. With Passport America: full hookups $23.50 Sunday thru Thursday, and $47 Friday & Saturday. Without Passport America: full hookups $47/day.
St. John’s RV Park, 2493 State Road 207, Saint Augustine, FL 32086; 904-824-9840
65 RV sites, Wi-Fi on most sites or in office, adjacent flea market. With Passport America: full hookups $24/day, $168/week plus tax; water/electric $20/day, $140/week plus tax. For 50 amp an extra $2/day or $10/week.
NOV 1-5 SE Citrus Rally
Paradise Oaks Golf & RV Resort, 4628 County Road 475, Bushnell, FL 33513.