Orchard Lake Campground

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Orchard Lake Campground

460 Orchard Lake Road
Saluda, NC 28773
United States
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Opens: April 1
Closes: November 1

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Peaceful, wooded sites with 2 lakes, fishing w/o license, playgrounds, Sunday chapel services, disc golf, 9-hole par 3 golf, water slide, zip line, climbing wall, rowboats, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, swimming, pool, carpet ball, ping pong, hiking, full hookups, and 30 & 50 amp service.

Directions: 

I-26 exit 59, follow signs into Saluda, then follow Orchard Lake Campgrounds signs, or blue and white camping signs 4.5 mi. to campground entrance.

Rules: 

Our goal is to provide a family friendly place where parents feel safe letting their children be children.

While we try to be fair with our rules, we do not hesitate to enforce them for the safety and enjoyment of our guests. To make your stay more enjoyable, please take a few minutes to familiarize your party with the following rules and information. Please inform us if anything is unclear or if there is anyway we can make your stay more enjoyable.

Alcohol: Alcohol is permitted only on your site and under control. Campers disregarding this may be asked to leave without refund.

Awnings: We encourage all campers to put up their awnings if leaving due to the possibility of sudden storms.

Campsites: Please leave fire rings and picnic tables at their respective sites. Please do not move fire rings on grass sites and please build campfires in fire rings only. Do not put trash or glass bottles in the fire rings for the safety of staff and future guests.

Check-in and Check-out: Check-in/Check-out time is 1:00 pm for campsites. Check-in time is 3:00pm and Check-out time is 1:00pm for cabins.

DVD Check-Out: Movies are available in the office to borrow for free. There will be a $20 charge to the guest account per movie not returned by checkout. Only G or PG rated movies are allowed to be played in the recreation room.

Firearms: Open carry, illegal possession, and public display of firearms is not permitted in the campground. Discharge of firearms on campground property is prohibited unless in accords with NC Concealed Carry Laws. Violators will be asked to leave without refund.

Fireworks: Fireworks are not permitted. Violators will be asked to leave without refund.

Fishing: Fishing is permitted in both lakes without a fishing license. Both lakes stock bass, bream, catfish, bluegill, and trout. The large lake is catch and keep if you are going to clean and eat them and the small lake is catch and release only.

Food: Please do not leave food, trash, or coolers out and unattended at your campsite. Secure everything in a vehicle or camper at night and/or before leaving to discourage our “furry friends” from visiting your site and frequenting our campground.

Foul Language: We are a traditional family campground and do not permit foul language as determined by staff within earshot of other guests.

Golf Carts: All golf carts must be battery operated and covered by insurance. Drivers must have a valid drivers license. Please park your cart so that if the brake is inadvertently released the cart will not roll. Do not leave keys in your golf cart when it is unattended.

Illegal Activities: Illegal activities are not permitted at Orchard Lake. Violators will be asked to leave without refund.

Lakefront: Please familiarize yourself with the lakefront safety rules. Please note that children under 14 must wear a life jacket while boating and have a responsible adult supervising them at the lakefront at all times. Note that there is no lifeguard on duty and all swimming and boating is done at your own risk. The lakefront for boating and swimming closes at dusk.

Pets: We are pet friendly, but for the safety and consideration of other guests, all pets should be on a leash, under control, quiet, and not left unattended. You must also be able to provide proof that all required shots are up to date. Because we have a large volume of guests and pets visit the property, we prohibit pit bulls, rottweilers, mixed breeds, and pets with ANY aggressive history towards people, children, or other pets (biting, fighting, etc) from the campground property. Please pick up after your pet; waste bags and disposal stations are available throughout the campground. Pet owners are liable for any expense related to misbehavior or damage caused to person or other pet by their pet.

Public Displays of Affection: We are a traditional family campground and do not permit inappropriate public displays of affection as determined by management.

Quiet Hours: Please note that quiet hours are from 10:30 pm to 8:00 am. The rec room below the office is open 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday - Thursday and 9:00 am - 10:00 pm Friday - Saturday. Please be considerate of other guest(s) during quiet hours.

Ramps and Rails: Please familiarize yourself with the skating safety rules posted at the skatepark. All users of ramps and rails must wear helmets and Orchard Lake does not assume any liability for accidents.

Rates: Rates include 2 adults and 4 children OR 4 adults. Additional guests are subject to additional charges.

Respect: We ask that you and those with you respect our facilities and fellow campers and generally treat our facilities and others the way you would want to be treated.

Speed Limit: The speed limit throughout the campground is 10 mph. Please respect this for the safety of other guests and children. Guests who are endangering those around them with their vehicle speed will be asked to leave their vehicle parked in the Palmetto Trail lot for the remainder of their stay. Also, please do not go through the hill sites to avoid speed bumps.

Trash: We do not offer trash pick-up at your site and ask that you dispose of trash in our dumpsters during your stay and as you leave. Please do not leave trash at your site, in the outside cabin trash can, or in your fire ring.

Visitors: Day visitors should check into the office upon arrival. Day passes are available for $8/person.

Wi-Fi: Please feel free to use our wireless Internet service. We ask that you do not use this connection for immoral i.e. pornography etc., illegal, or other such uses. We also ask that you do not use excessive bandwidth, or download movies or music.

Zip-Line: Guests are able to use the zip-line under the following guidelines: only one rider at a time, rider must be able to hold onto the handlebar, the zip-line closes at dusk. Orchard Lake does not assume any liability for accidents.

Disclaimer: This facility is privately owned and operated. We reserve the right to evict without notice anyone who does not obey our guidelines without refund. We are not responsible for accidents, injuries, or loss of property of any kind. If you have any special needs or need assistance, please contact the office at (828) 749-3901.

Cancellation Policy

All non holiday/group/special event/cabin reservations are subject to a one night deposit. This deposit is non refundable in the case of a no-call/no-show or any cancellation or change made less than 2 days prior to arrival (must cancel Wednesday before 5:00 pm if arrival is Friday).

Holiday, Group, Special Event (Prepper Camp), and Cabin reservations are subject to a two night deposit. This deposit is non refundable in the case of a no-call/no-show or any cancellation or change made less than 7 days prior to arrival (must cancel Friday before 5:00 pm if arrival is the following Friday).

There are no refunds for early departure or inclement weather! No Exceptions!

Rates: 

Tent Camping $38/night (4 adults OR 2 adults and 4 children)

RV/Pop-up Camping $48/night (4 adults OR 2 adults and 4 children)

Day Pass $8/person/day

Cabins $100-120/night (+ room/sales tax, max six guests)

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