Campground Review: Jones Station, Mebane, NC

012Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Jones Station RV Park
  • Dates of stay: September 23 – October 20, 2019
  • Location: 2710 Jones Drive, Mebane, NC 27302
  • Type of campground: Private / Independent
  • Cost: $18/night (monthly rate)
  • Additional fees: metered electric
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: yes
  • Cell reception: ATT fair to good
  • Website: www.jonesstationrvpark.com
  • Pros: Affordable, new, big-rig friendly, quiet
  • Cons: no-frills, not the best location for us

Full Review

Our son lives in Greensboro, so we wanted to find a suitably nice campground as close to him as possible. The pickins’ are slim around Greensboro – either small/older campgrounds that can’t accommodate our size, or campgrounds with dubious ratings. Jones Station RV Resort is 45 minutes out from Greensboro – not an ideal location for us, but perfectly suitable in every other respect.

Jones Station is almost brand new, only a couple of years old. It was laid out with big rigs in mind — equipped with wide internal gravel roads, ample turning radius, and long pull through gravel sites. (Some sites are shorter and back-in). The campgrounds terrain is a bit rolling, our site in the back was reasonably level, but some of those in the front appeared to be less so. Your mileage may vary.

Our gravel pull-through site was quite long, easily fitting our bus, toad and motorcycle. The newly installed 50 amp electric, water and sewer hookups worked flawlessly. Our site was open and satellite-friendly, although many other sites are wooded. The park did not offer cable, but quite a few over the air channels are available. The park ostensibly offered wifi, but we never got it work at our site way in the back.

Being a new park, the bath house was also new, nice and clean. Other amenities included a picnic shelter and small playground. Overall, the facilities were immaculately kept. Even though clearly some of the residents are long term, their sites were tidy and maintained. Shopping, including a Wal-Mart, a Tanger outlet mall, and a fantastic meat market, are just minutes away.

Here are the pluses:  The park is just so darned affordable. The $500 per month rate (plus electric) averages to less than $20/day. Our site was large and perfectly functional. The bath house is nice, the park is pretty and quiet, and the people friendly.

The minuses: There’s no fancy amenities here if that’s what you want – no pool, hot tub, or game room. The freshly laid gravel is loose in spots, making for tricky motorcycling.

BUT, for us it’s the best option available. We’ve already booked a return stay in April.

Bottom Line: New, affordable, no-frills RV park. We’ll be back.

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