What could be more fun than camping close to a zoo where kids can interact with animals in the wild?
That’s the childhood event waiting to happen when Mom and Dad take the kids on vacation to the awesome Zooland Family Campground in North Carolina! RV’s, get ready to be hooked up to electricity (30/50 amp), water, and sewer on a level, gravel site with a mix of pull-through and back-in access. Established trees offer fairly good shade with a picnic table and fire ring placed on every site.
Wifi is available, along with a ton of kid-friendly activities guaranteed to put the fun back in the summer. Children staying at the camp have a choice of mini-golf, bouncy ball, and a swimming pool just for the little ones (featuring a super cool water slide!), plus a playground and plenty of activities created by the hosts to keep kids entertained. You can bet the zoo animal sculptures dotted around the grounds are a massive hit with children wanting to see the lions and zebras at the North Carolina Zoo, only a 10-minute drive away.
There are plenty of action-packed pursuits for the grown-ups, like testing their fishing skills in the pond or river, then playing a game of horseshoes and taking a swim in the larger family pool. Sites by the river are limited for RV’s, so it pays to book in advance if you want to wake up with the soothing sound of water flowing by. You’ll find two tidy bathhouses, plus a laundry and recreation/games room with an arcade and general store for camping supplies.
Zooland Campground welcomes the family pooch but asks they stay on a leash when not inside an RV. Dogs are not allowed in any of the camp buildings or pool area, and owners are required to pick up their waste. The great news is the camp has a fenced park for pooches to run free so they can play ball with other woofers staying at the camp. The park features around 147 sites, with some allocated for tents, and plenty of interesting trails for morning walks with your pooch.
Although this is a public campground, there are hosts always ready to help as well as security for camper safety. If your kids are buzzing at the thought of seeing the animals at the zoo, they’re in for a real treat at this campground!
An eight-mile drive delivers you to the city of Asheboro, home to the famous North Carolina Zoo. While you’re in town, visit the North Carolina Aviation Museum and check out Richland Creek Canopy Tours for zip-lining and adrenaline highs.