Campground Review: Raleigh Oaks RV Resort & Cottages
A stop near Raleigh, NC is not unusual for us as we have family & friends in the area. However, this is our first trip where we were looking for a campground rather than a hotel. We came across Raleigh Oaks RV Resort & Cottages through our usual campground search regimen. While we were expecting it to be nice, it exceeded our expectations. I mean after all, they serve free waffles, OJ, & coffee Wednesday thru Sunday mornings and a guest appreciation dinner on Thursdays. Free food is always a hit! If this doesn’t make you appreciated, the staff members will. They do however have two rules we should warn you about from their website!
- The camper is always right; and
- If you think the camper is wrong, read Rule one again.
You can tell the employees take this to heart and treat guests in a friendly & professional way. Raleigh Oaks RV Resort & Cottages just finished up a large renovation of the property. It is part of RV Management Services who run nine campgrounds on the east & west coasts.
The campground has over 150 sites as well as 20 cottages. The pool areas are unique in that they are surrounded by green, grassy turf. Definitely a nice touch. There are two pools and a hot tub. The 9-hole mini golf course was very well-kept and nicer than the typical campground course. We also played our first game of pickle ball on one of two courts. They appeared to be fairly new. For your convince (and ours), recreation equipment was available for check-out at the office. Other amenities included a fitness room, billiard room, outdoor ping pong table, playground, and three fully fenced dog parks.
While the sites are not paved, they are extremely level. The long gravel sites are edged with railroad ties, keeping the sites looking tidy. Nearly all the sites are in the 60 - 75 feet range for length with the majority being pull-thru.
We typically don’t have a need to use the bathhouse in a campground, but Raleigh Oaks RV Resort did it right! The bathrooms are all individual suites with a toilet, sink, and tiled shower with the comforts of heat & air conditioning.
The only downfalls to the campground are the lack of many trees within the campground and the slight traffic noise from nearby I-95. However, both of these things can be seen as advantages to some. No trees means no need to climb up on the roof to check the top of slides for debris. Being close to a major interstate means easy on and off access to the campground. It all depends how you look at it. Please do note, that even though the name of the campground contains the name Raleigh, it is about a 40 minute drive to downtown. It is also important to note that there isn’t much at the campground exit off of I-95. Again, a positive for some and a negative for others.
They do warn that the water pressure is high (~ 80 psi) at the campground, so they strongly recommend using a water pressure regulator. We also highly recommend using one as well to reduce the chance of damage to hoses and water lines in your camper. This is the one we use (#affiliatelink) and not only do we use it at each and every campground, we also have a second as a back-up! You can never be too prepared.