The Travelers Rest KOA campground, also known as the Travelers Rest/N. Greenville KOA Campground was a welcome retreat just outside of Greenville, South Carolina. We stayed two nights at the campground and not only enjoyed the activities at the campground, like ceramics painting, but also toured Downtown Greenville and took Mr. B to the Curious George Exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum.
Overall Grade of the Travelers Rest KOA Campground: Thumbs Up
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Check out our first impression of the campground:
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Check-in was super easy at this campground! While there wasn’t much room to navigate (or pull to the side) while you check-in, the overall process was super fast and the owners were exceptionally friendly. The Welcome Sign at check-in was an added touch of appreciation for the guests at the Travelers Rest KOA.
The owner of the campground escorted through the single road campground to our space via his golf court. While the space wasn’t the largest we have been in, it was very tidy and highly adequate. The space under our camper was gravel, while the concrete pad did provide ample space for a picnic table (which the owner graciously helped us move to fit our space better) and to store our dog crate when not in use. Full hookups were provided, including 30 AMP and 50 AMP plugs, water and sewer.
Keeping the campsites and campground clean appears to be a priority at this campground. The owners’ sons pick up trash at the foot of each campsite multiple times per day. The boys are exceptionally friendly and expedient. The owners did mention that bears had not been spotted for several years; however, they were taking precautions to keep them at bay. We had the best experience since the trash dumpster was right by our space. We simply dropped our own trash into the receptacle whenever necessary.
If a campground advertises Wi-Fi, I silently pray that it will work in case I have a customer’s website that goes down. There was nothing to fear! The newly installed Wi-Fi signal was perfect for answering emails and general browsing on my laptop, as well as my phone. I did not attempt to stream any TV shows or movies although the strength would likely have been fine.
The bathhouses at the Travelers Rest KOA are some of the cleanest that I have ever seen! Separated into single bathhouses available at the check-in/store location and at the pool area, it was great to have a few extra minutes of hot water that a sticks and bricks shower affords versus our camper’s bath.
Amenities: The Travelers Rest KOA had some great features for families.
Playground. Campers will encounter a small playground on the premises; however, our little person thoroughly enjoyed it! He navigated the obstacles like a champ. The playground also includes a sandbox stocked with coins that the children can find and redeem for a free popsicle.
Pool. The pool is on the smaller side, but exceptionally clean and well-maintained. Campers will find the pool was recently converted to salt-water filtration. (High Five for wet towels drying in your trailer or RV overnight NOT smelling like chlorine!) Pool depth doesn’t exceed 4 feet and is fenced to keep little guests safe, as well as free from pets who just may want to take a dip!
Pet Run. Unfortunately, this pet run wasn’t really a match for our enormous Great Dane. In all fairness, it had rained throughout our stay and the run was quite muddy. Small to Medium-sized animals will enjoy the fully fenced yard and ample space to stretch their legs and play Frisbee fetch or ball.
Activities. The owners had some great activities planned throughout the day, including ceramics painting, tie-dye and snow cones. We spent a few hours with the Owners’ daughter and sons who help out with the activities at the campground painting a robot bank and crunching on snow cone ice.
What You Need to Know:
Book early. The campground isn’t huge – call ahead, book ahead and plan ahead to ensure there is a space for you.
Activities are extra. You don’t need cash for them. They can be charged to your room (or in this case, your space) directly to the credit card that is on file.
Forget something? The store on the premises has quite a bit of essentials; however, if you need more, there is a Wal-Mart only 15 minutes away.
Close proximity to Downtown Greenville. The City of Greenville was a quick 20 minute drive to the downtown area. We took Remington the Dane with us on one of our jaunts downtown which posed very easy as the area is quite dog-friendly.
Check out some additional photos from our trip: