While my crew was volunteering in High Point, we stayed part of the time in a Thousand Trails park that is part of our membership, but we also spent 4 nights at Tanglewood campground, which is closer to Winston-Salem since we wanted to explore that area.
We spent 4 nights at Tanglewood RV campground, which is part of an 1,100 acre county park. The campground is very reasonable at $31 a night (no extra kid fees), especially for such a nice park. Our camp hosts were super friendly, and besides full hookups, we had free wifi and cable! We parked in 29 (so I remember and reserve that one next time! 🙂 ), and were right next to the bathhouse, and backed up to a huge field with a pavillion and volleyball net – and tons of room for the kidlets to run and play!
And, stretch those imaginations… they fished in the field too 😉 …During the summer, there are even special Saturday nature programs just for RV campers in the 44 site campground (no tents allowed).
We LOVED this park. It was clean, peaceful, and quiet (except for when our kids were playing outside 😉 ). I loved all the tall deciduous trees that were spread throughout the campground… The whole 1100 acre park is meticulously maintained, and there is a ton of extra stuff to do! There are extensive biking and walking paths that lead all over the grounds, and you an use them to visit the riding stable, where you can rent horses for horseback rides. Or how about driving your golf cart to one of the two golf courses, the par 3 course, or the driving range (yep, a def visit if you like to golf! LOL!). Personally, we would have loved to ride our bikes to the WATER PARK!!! (well, except that it doesn’t open until Memorial Day…) We did drive around the park (your campground tag gets you into the park without having to pay the daily entrance fee, but some of the activities (golf, horses, water park…) do have extra fees, but they are very reasonable. You can also rent paddleboats, go fishing, play on the real steam locomotive they have onsite (next to the water park), and there are 2 different playgrounds! My kids were really wishing that we would have brought the bikes this year – me too; this would have been such a lovely park to explore on 2 wheels! This is the campground check in station. There was both reg vehicle spots, and a long area for big rigs to pull off to check in. The staff was super nice, giving us a packet of info about the park, including a map of the park along with schedules and prices. One of the things that they gave us was a menu for the grill that is located in the golf clubhouse; it’s very reasonably priced, but we forgot all about it. We definitely could have stayed here longer than 4 days!In the middle of Tanglewood is a lovely bed & breakfast, circa 1859…
and while we weren’t interested in staying at the b&b, we did love walking through their arboretum. The area is tended by local master gardeners, and there is even a section just for the kids to explore and experience… They even teach them about square foot gardening!The rest of the arboretum gardens were very pretty- and we were here in March – I think that they must be heavenly in full bloom!!!
The bulbs were just beginning to flower for us… The b&b from the road… There are several sets of tennis courts in the park, and an extensive water park/pool area. It consisted of 4 areas, all were fenced, but accessible to each other, the layout making it easy to keep track of the littles. There is a pool with diving boards and 2 slides, a lazy river with slides, and 2 splash pads… The cost was really reasonable too! Course, they weren’t open for the season yet, much to the disappointment of my kidlets (even tho it was no-where near warm enough to swim, even for us Montanians!).
There are a couple of lakes/ponds within the park, and on Mallard Lake you can fish, rent paddleboats, or hang out at the beach area.
Across the parking lot is a picnic area and one of the playgrounds.
Bethy hanging out while the littles play on the equipment…
They were not happy when it was time to go!
There is one main road through the park, but there are a couple of others – one takes you on a loop past a BMX course (! limited access – Thurs nights while we were there), and this pretty pond with a fountain. It then winds you back through some pretty treed areas, and out past the horse pastures.
While we were in the Triad area, we were able to meet with Vaughn’s cousin Gale (R)!
Those 2 had not seen each other for about 30 years!!! Dale drove out to Tanglewood and we hung out together for a few hours as the guys caught up.
We LOVED Tanglewood RV park! It was just our speed! Tons of optional activities, yet the campground was peaceful and relaxed! There is so much here for families to do – we could have spent a week here and not done everything we wanted to do and see! While it is a great jumping off spot to visit Winston-Salem (I think it was about 20 minutes to downtown Winston-Salem), and is very convenient for overnighting as it is right off I-40 (and between them is a Harris Teeter grocery store (handy!)), it would also be great as a destination in itself! The kids would have been more than happy to just hang out in the park, exploring all it has to offer!
If we find ourselves in the area again, Tanglewood will definitely be our top pick for a campground!!!