Orchard Lake Campground is scenic, well cared for and accommodating. The site we had (C) was really large (not close to flat ground however), near the showers and comfortable. However, the roads to the campground are hilly and extremely narrow. Some sections are incredibly steep. There are few lights. The campground signage leaves a lot to be desired. All in all, the place is worth the $$, but we would not stay again because we wanted to go other places and that meant traveling into Saluda 3.5 miles on roads we would rather not travel in an RV.
Had a lot of activities for kids and teens, boats, zip lining, volleyball, basketball,golf, swimming, shuffle board plus many other activities. We had 3 teens and they had a blast as did we. Clean well maintained friendly staff we will be back. All activities were included in camping price. They are very family oriented.
I called ahead of time, made reservation, told them how many people/tents we had, she said okay I think site 41 will be good, it is a 20 by 50 site. We get there, find our site, with the number clearly visible. We unpack, setup, they come by check us in, show us where to park, where best place for tents are... Great for 3 days. Wednesday evening a family pulls up says we are on their site. OK. Park attendant pulls up says we have to move??? Okay, we can move to site next door, which they say is where we supposed to be, even though they have been by everyday and waved. It is clearly not a 20 x 50, more like 20 x 20, and power and water to be shared. No way we fit all of tents, gear, people, grr. We leave, they return our money for the rest of week and are even so nice as to give us back for that night, even though it is after check out, so gracious of them. Grrr. Oh, BTW, on the way out of office, please hurry and get our stuff off site. Really?? Drive to fast food to gather thoughts, 10 at night, everything is wet. Everything is dirty. We end up booking a hotel in Cherokee at 5x the cost, get in at 11, in bed by a lil after midnight.…
I was impressed with all the activities available at no extra charge. Want to paddle on the lake? Just grab a paddle and a life jacket and launch one of the available kayaks or canoes! Lake swimming, horseshoes, volleyball, golf are just a few of the activities. Great for Families, no need to drive all over to keep the kids entertained. Clean, well-lit bathhouses, and very quiet in the area where we camped. I'll be back! I would suggest having some reflective road markers along the roads (especially the road leading down to the Golf Bath House part of the property). I can be very dark after sunset if you arrive late.
This is the worst experience we have ever had camping. We were looking forward to our memorial day weekend, and it turned bad as soon as we arrived. They put us in the worst site they had it was a mud bog and they had other sites that were nice that was open but we were not offered them. They advertise that they have WiFi, that was a joke. You could never connect. We stayed in our camper because of the mud, but we hoped they would give us a better site. "Not". This was the worst experience we have ever had as I have mentioned. Do not waste your money or your families peace.