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Campground Rules & Policies

1. The following are prohibited in the campground: 

  • Any intoxicating substances, including alcohol
  • Smoking (Rowan County Parks are smoke-free parks, including e-cigarettes)
  • Fireworks, sparklers, and flamethrowers 
  • Generators
  • Axes, hand axes, hand saws, and chain saws 
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs, and splash pads/slip-n-slides

2. Reservations:

  • Adults 21 years of age must register for and occupy site. No one under the age of 21 can reserve a site or stay without an adult 21 years old or older.
  • Full payment is required to complete a reservation. We do not accept partial payments. 
  • A two-night minimum is required on weekends, Friday – Sunday.
  • We do not give refunds. Rain checks will be issued if campground staff are notified 4 days prior to a reservation start date. Sites are non-transferable.
  • A maximum occupancy of 6 individuals per campsite and 5 individuals per cabin is enforced for safety. 3 vehicles are allowed per site.
  • One camper or two tents are permitted on each site.
  • Check-in time is 4 pm. Please call to see if early check-in is available before arriving early.
  • Check-out time is 3 pm for campsites and 2 pm for cabins.

3. Do not operate any unlicensed vehicles or let an unlicensed driver operate any vehicle within park boundaries.

4. Anyone 16 years of age or older must have a valid NC state fishing license. Campers fish for free, but must check in at the Concessions Stand by the lake to obtain an armband.

5. Bike and scooter operators under the age of 16 must wear a helmet.

6. Leashes are required for all pets not performing a task for an individual with a disability. Please be sure to pick up after your pet for the safety of other pets, guests, and campground staff. Pets are not allowed in park buildings, excluding service animals. Aggressive dogs will not be tolerated.

7. Campers must put all trash in the dumpster during their stay and before leaving. Campground staff will not take your trash for you. Do not place daily waste in the bathhouse trash cans.

8. Do not dump gray or black water onto the ground. The dump station is located at the first bathhouse and is available to call campers.

9. Do not throw food onto the ground or into the woods. Please leave your campsite in a clean and neat condition. Water down fire pit when you leave. Park staff will clean up ashes. Do not burn trash.

10. Do not move picnic tables to other sites.

11. Do not dig, trench, or cut any shrubs or trees. Contact park staff for any hanging limbs.

12. Quiet hours are from 10 pm – 8 am.

13. All visitors that are not camping must leave the campground 10 minutes prior to the park closing.

14. Be sure to always lock the park gate behind you after hours. Do not give gate combination to visitors.

15. No permanent sites are available. There is a 14-day limit.

16. Familiarize yourself with the campground store hours upon arrival.

17. In case of emergency, call 911 (Rowan County) or see camp host. 911 will be called on unruly or disruptive campers and/or guests. Campground staff reserve the right to ask unruly campers and/or guests to leave the premises.

18. Camp at your own risk. Rowan County, Rowan County Parks & Recreation, park staff, and the Park Commission Board are not responsible for any damage or injury caused by falling trees, falling limbs, or any act of nature or man.

Cabin Rules & Policies

1. The following are prohibited at cabins:

  • Any intoxicating substances, including alcohol
  • Smoking (Rowan County Parks are smoke-free parks, including e-cigarettes)
  • Pets, excluding service animals
  • Tents (tent campers must reserve their own site)
  • Candles
  • Grilling on the porch. Each site includes an outside charcoal grill.
  • Inside coolers (due to chance of leaking and damaging cabin floors)

2. Reservations:

  • Adults 21 years of age must register for and occupy site. No one under the age of 21 can reserve a site or stay without an adult 21 years old or older.
  • Full payment is required to complete a reservation. We do not accept partial payments.
  • A two-night minimum is required on weekends, Friday – Sunday.
  • We do not give refunds. Rain checks will be issued if campground staff are notified 4 days prior to a reservation start date. Sites are non-transferable.
  • The cabins DO NOT include: toiletries, towels, sheets, blankets, dishes, cooking equipment, pillows, or food. You must bring these items yourself.
  • There is no water or bathroom inside the cabins. There are 2 bathhouses in the campground convenient to cabins.
  • The cabins DO include: 1 extra-long bed (queen sheets will fit), 1 set of bunk beds (2 single beds), ceiling fan, air conditioner, table and 4 chairs, curtains, refrigerator, microwave, heater, fire extinguisher, and carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
  • The outside of the cabins includes: water hydrant, picnic table, fire/charcoal ring, and pedestal grill.
  • Upon arrival, a $50 key/security deposit will be taken via cash, check, or credit card authorization. Your deposit will be returned to you after your cabin has been inspected and approved and keys returned. You must check-in on time to leave your deposit and get the keys. Keys will not be left outside of cabins.
  • Check-in is 4 pm. Please call to see if early check-in is available before arriving early. 
  • Check-out is 2 pm.

3. Do not move cabin furniture outside.

4. Familiarize yourself with the campground store hours upon arrival.

5. In case of emergency, call 911 (Rowan County) or see camp host. 911 will be called on unruly or disruptive campers and/or guests. Campground staff reserve the right to ask unruly campers and/or guests to leave the premises.

6. All campground rules & policies apply to cabins.