After lunch yesterday, we decided to check out Tanglewood Park just outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It seemed like a good idea on a rainy day with no let up in the precip in the forecast.
To say the 1000+ acre park is beautiful is understatement. We paid an entrance fee of $2.00 and drove around for about 45 minutes just getting a feel for what was available to us. Great waking/biking trails are available. Golf, if that's your thing, including a driving range. Tennis. Swimming. Picnic shelters. Lakes. Music venue. Horseback riding. And an RV park. And Tanglewood offers one of the most beautiful old growth deciduous forests we've come across.
We were scheduled to boondock in Wilkesboro, but after seeing the great venue Tanglewood provides, we decided to check out the RV park there too. I asked Melanie if she'd consider staying there if there happened to be a vacancy. I'd tried to book us a week back with no luck, but figured since it was rainy, maybe someone had cancelled.
I was right and so we decided, given the inclement weather, we'd like to be hooked up for the evening to try and keep the humidity at bay.
There's nothing too special about the RV park. The park is, however, among a great stand of beautiful old growth oaks. It's clean and well kept. The hosts are friendly. The shower house clean given the wet conditions. The pads are asphalt. And it's quiet.
But be aware that many of the sites are not level. And not just slightly. Some of the sites will take real work if you want to be level.
While I did not check out all the sites, I can say the row we were on (40's) were all pretty reasonably level and had the benefit of being at the back of the park. Stay away from the lower 30's sites.
My only regret is we weren't able to take advantage of the great park amenities because of the weather.
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