Discover Carowinds Camp Wilderness : Roller Coasters and Family Camping

Visiting large cities in America in an RV can be challenging. Unfortunately, there aren’t many large cities that have RV parks. Therefore, you must camp outside the city limits and drive back and forth. However, Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the exceptions. Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort is 12 miles from downtown Charlotte. Or, as the locals call it, uptown.

Carowinds Camp Wilderness sits right in an urban industrial park. However, once you enter the RV park, you are surrounded by trees and the outdoors. If you were unaware of where you were, you wouldn’t know you were in a large city.

Of course, the biggest attraction at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort is the Carowinds roller coaster park. With over 60 thrill rides, family rides, and roller coasters, you can not be bored! Access to Carolina Harbor, the largest water park in the Carolinas, is included with admission, featuring extreme water slides, wave pools, cabanas, and a three-acre children’s area.

Carowinds Wilderness Resort

Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort Location 

14609 Carowinds Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273. The park is located 1.5 miles from I77. Take I77 to exit 90, Avenue of the Carolinas, and follow the signs. 


Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
Our Rv at Carowinds
  • Open Year Round
  • RV Sites up to 45 feet
  • Paved Sites with Full Hookups
  • Fifty Sites with 50 amp Service
  • Clean Bathroom Facilities with SHowers
  • Shuttle to Carowinds Amusement Park
  • Camp Store

Enjoy the Carowinds Amusement Park 

The Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort is on the grounds of the Crowinds Amusement Park. Fortunately, you can grab a free shuttle from the camp store right to the park’s front gate.

The park spans over 400 acres and offers a wide variety of rides and attractions for visitors of all ages, including thrilling roller coasters, water attractions, family rides, and pint-sized rides for tadpoles. In addition, one of the park’s main draws is its collection of world-class roller coasters, including Fury 325, one of the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters.

You can visit the Carowinds website to order park tickets and make campground reservations. A stay at the RV park will also allow you to obtain discounted park tickets.

Things To Do Around Charlotte

Explore the Rail trail

Charlotte’s Rail Trail is an awesome urban experience that winds through the very heart of the city. The rail trail is a 3.5-mile  paved pathway that connects neighborhoods from Uptown to the South End, providing access to a vibrant patchwork of trailside businesses, eye-catching art installations, restaurants, and popular gathering spots.

Hike Crowders Mountain State Park 

Crowders Mountain State Park is a 5,217-acre state park in Gaston County, North Carolina. The park includes the peaks of Crowder’s Mountain and The Pinnacle. It is a 45-minute ride from Carowinds and allows you to enjoy the great outdoors of North Carolina. In addition, many other outdoor activities are easily found in the Charlotte area. 

Explore the Whitewater Center

The Whitewater Center is an outdoor center offering over 30 different recreational activities. Every element and activity is focused on supporting the outdoor lifestyle.

You can enjoy a day of hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, or zip lining, all in the exact location. Of course, you can also enjoy a nice meal and relax while watching others go through the rapids.

Our Experience at Carowinds Camp Wilderness

With family living in Charlotte, Carowinds has been a perfect location for us to set up camp while visiting. Of course, the amusement park at the campground’s location is always a bug hit. In addition, the city of Charlotte provides a lot do for all ages.

The park is well kept, and the service on location has always been excellent to us. Carowinds is easily located right off the interstates. In addition, it is a quick 15 to 20-minute ride to downtown Charlotte.

This park is a grat family destination.

We love to hear from our followers. Please leave a comment below. 

Have you visited Charollte in an RV? Have you experienced the Carowinds RV Park? Any tips for people traveling to Charlotte? 

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