Merchants Millpond State Park

State Park

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176 Millpond Rd.
Gatesville, NC 27938
252-357-1191
Reservations: 877-722-6762
Official Website

GPS: 36.4453, -76.6941

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 20
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 3 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
AT&T
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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Ford F150
51 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 19

Zamia Ventures would stay here again

“Quiet and beautiful but small sites with tricky access”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed at this campground for one night en route to another destination, but we're sorry we didn't have more time to explore. Sites were all walk-up at the time we visited (July 2017) and the ranger was helpful in assigning a site.

The ranger indicated the sites on the east side of the loop (11-20) are generally more level, and our site (19) was perfectly level. However, it was a little tricky to get into with our 25' Airstream, especially since the campground loop road is fairly narrow with ditches on either side limiting our ability to maneuver. The best site for a larger rig would be site #20, with a decent angle of approach from the road.

All the sites have outstanding site separation and privacy, and the park is densely forested. There are no hookups, and because of the trees don't expect to generate solar power. This is pure dry camping, but there is a bathhouse with flush toilets and showers. The bathhouse was clean and while dated was in the process of renovation during our visit. We also appreciated that the park offered central recycling bins at the entrance to the campground loop.

We had no service on AT&T at this park. While we appreciated being off grid, be aware that Eastern NC has a very large dead zone for most carriers.

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0bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
0bars
AT&T 3G
0bars
AT&T Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


4 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 11

steph smith would stay here again

“Wonderful kayaking”

Reviewed Apr 16, 2015

Overall Rating

The RV campground is small with only 20 sites. Many of the driveways are small so larger RVs should read the descriptions to make sure it they are large enough. We have a 19 ft airstream so we didn't have to worry about this.
There are no electric or water hookups. It does have a bath house (with hot showers).

The campground itself is very basic but very small and very quiet. Most of the campers while we were there were tent camping. What makes this state park so wonderful though, is the kayaking/canoeing available on Merchants Millpond. It is spectacular. Birds, turtles, alligators....
The only "downside" would be that the pollen was very heavy at this time of year, even in the millpond.

We will definitely head back when the weather is cooler in the Fall.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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