I worked in an RV park that was a little wonky with its rules, so I understand the quirks of privately owned parks. First of all, Moravian Falls doesn’t take credit cards for reservations. When you call, they’ll give you a total amount owed and you have to mail them a check within a few days (I think it’s 4 days max) to secure the reservation. If you don’t send the money, they don’t hold the reservation. After they receive the check, they mail you receipt that you must bring with you to check in.

The upper tier of very tighly packed spots.

The upper tier of very tighly packed spots.

The park is tiny, old and the spaces are crowded together — this is bare bones, but we were going to Wilkesboro for Merlefest and the state parks were booked. This was our only option within town that had hook ups (we needed hook ups because of the dogs and needing AC — it was in the high 70s!).

We were so close to our neighbors that we didn’t feel comfortable putting the awning down, and the people across from us rented two spots so they could have a picnic table to use (they’ve been here before).

A group of tent sites in the woods. The others are one the grounds of the closed swimming pool.

A group of tent sites in the woods. The others are one the grounds of the closed swimming pool.

This used to be a great park — Deke visited often as a kid to swim in the pool and play in the waterfall. Unfortunately, the pool area is closed now and the waterslide is overgrown and filled with leaves.

Out of commission 1980s waterslide.

Out of commission 1980s waterslide.

If you’re in the area, I’d recommend staying in one of the state parks. If you need to stay here, I’d say 28″ is the max length!