Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thousand Trails Forest Lake Advance NC 7/2012

Name of Park; Thousand Trails Forest Lake
Date of stay; 7/9-7/15/12
Staff; Over all friendly
Price;$0.00 for members, non members around $45.00

Map of the park
Site description; We had a back in site with full hookups and 50 amp electric. Site was gravel. Site was level.  Most roads are gravel, but there are a few paved roads. There was no privacy between sites where we were. There are other areas with some bushes/trees between sites. Some areas are on dirt/grass. I didn't see any pull-thrus.
Our site, note the space between sites. Plenty of room to park the truck and car.

Our site from the back

Big Rig Friendly; Yes, many areas of the park. Some areas are tight.
We are the 4th RV, see how wide the road is, great for big rigs, but not all roads like this one.

Amenities; Two swimming pools; two club houses; mini golf-needs work; small lake w/small beach and fishing; Activities-not much schedule at this time. We ask for a schedule of activities when checking in(Mon.) and were told they were working on one. On Friday we ask for a schedule and were told there should be one in the afternoon. Didn't check back to see if they ever did get one. Most sites have picnic tables and fire rings. The bathroons I checked were clean, but dated.
Laundry; One of  two in the adult lounge. Clean with 3 washers and dryers. one washer out of order. Each $1.25.

The adult lounge and one of the laundries.

The family lounge, snack bar.
 The tennis courts and basketball court
 The spa
 The adult pool, the pool did need cleaning.
 Shuffle board courts, equipment damaged and pucks(or whatever they are called) laying on the ground broken.

The family pool

Phone/Wifi/TV; Our Verizon had 4 bars. There is a pay Wifi in the park, $4.95 day w/weekly/monthly rates. TV over the air, about 20 channels. In the wooded area satellite could be a problem.
Dog Friendly; Yes with many areas to walk them.  A few miles or roads in the park to walk.
Night Lighting, etc.; Very little night lights. Very quite no road or train noise.
Book Exchange; Very very small for a park this size.
Comments; Shopping for groceries about 10-12 miles to a Walmart and Winn Dixie. Some BB Q's through the area as close as 1 mile. Other restaurants in town.
Opinion; We would stay here again as we are members. Both pools were redone last year with new furniture. The grass needed mowing and trimming. they did mow while we were there, but did not trim, and it looks like the last time they mowed they didn't trim then either. Some of the roads and site could use more gravel. Some of the trees need trimming. The mini golf needs a lot of work. They need a activity director or some way to control equipment checkout so it isn't damaged like the shuffle board equipment was damaged. They did have a sign up for "help wanted".  About 1/3 of the sites are 'seasonel or permanent'. But all are kept nice, and some are nicley landscaped.  There are about 12 cabins for rent.  There are many many golf carts in the park.

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