RVers and Hurricane Season

If you are evacuating the east coast, and seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence, here are some locations taking in evacuees. 

National Indoor RV Centers

There is no charge to stay here, however, there are a limited number of hookups. First come, first serve. Dry campers welcome.

1350 Hurricane Shoals Road NE
Lawrenceville, GA 30032
(770) 979 – 4051

Bristol Motor Speedway

(886) 415-4158
 
 
The campgrounds are equipped to handle thousands of campers. There is no charge for dry RV and tent camping in the Legends Campground. For full hookup sites, the cost is $20 per night.
 
1500 Tara Place
Hampton, GA 30228
(770) 946-4211
 
 
 
“While the Charlotte area is not completely out of the region that could face the effects of Hurricane Florence, for many of our neighbors to the east it is a safer alternative or a good stopping point as they seek shelter elsewhere,” said Greg Walter, executive vice president of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We look forward to welcoming anyone who needs a place to stop and to showing them the hospitality they deserve as we ride out this storm together.
 
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 28027
(800) 455 – 3267
 
Georgia State Parks are welcoming all evacuees, as well as their pets. Campsites and cottages are still available and “dry camping” outside of normal camping areas is available at no charge. Group shelters are also open to those fleeing the storm. You can print the park’s map here
 
 
Governor Jim Justice announced that West Virginia State Parks will offer a 55% discount on all available lodge rooms, cabins, and campsites to anyone fleeing Hurricane Florence. The offer is valid through Tuesday, September 18. 
 
1-833-WV-PARKS
Use code FLORENCE
 
Glynn Place Mall
 
In an effort to support the evacuation of neighboring states, Glynn Place Mall in Brunswick, Georgia, will open the parking lot behind JC Penney and Ruby Tuesday to RVs seeking refuge through the close of business Tuesday, September 18 on a first-come, first served basis. There is no charge to park. Dry camping only. No power, water, or sewer connections are available. RVers should be self-sufficient
 
219 Mall Boulevard
Brunswick, GA 31525
(912) 267-6964
 

This Florida campground is open to evacuees.

4850 A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 471-3353 
 
“We at Flamingo Lake feel privileged to have you stay at our campground and are committed to not only providing you and your family with a fun and pleasant camping experience but also with a safe one where our staff is here to be of assistance.” 
 
North Jacksonville, FL
(Exit 32 off I-295) 
(904) 766-0672
 
This Florida campground has also welcomed evacuees.

5001 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, Fl 32207
(904) 737-4733 

 

Jennings KOA

This Florida KOA is welcoming evacuees.

2039 Hamilton Avenue
Jennings, FL 32053
(386) 938-3321 

Ocean Grove RV Resort

Ocean Grove in Florida is welcoming evacuees. 

4225 A1A South
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

(904) 471-3414  

Pecan Park

Pecan Park is a Sun RV Resort in Jacksonville, Florida.

650 Pecan Park Road
Jacksonville FL 32218
(844) 746 – 1841

St. Augustine Beach KOA

This KOA is also accepting evacuees.

525 West Pope Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 471-3113 

Peace River RV & Camping Resort

Evacuees are welcome at this Florida campground.

2555 US Highway 17 South

Wauchula, FL 33873

(863) 735-8888 

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 19, 2018 — Many campgrounds across North and South Carolina are taking in Hurricane Florence evacuees, and several of them are offering discounts, according to the Carolinas Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds. “Our members have big hearts and they are doing everything they can to help people whose homes were damaged or who simply need a place to wait out the floods,” said Dee Witting, executive director of the Carolinas Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds.

Boone KOA

They are taking in evacuees from the floods.

123 Harmony Mountain Lane

Boone, NC 28607

(828) 264-7250 

 

Camp Hatteras

They are taking in evacuees from the floods. The roads are now open.

24798 NC HWY 12

P.O. Box 10

WAVES, NC 27968

(252) 987-2777 
 

Cape Hatteras KOA

They are taking in evacuees from the floods. The roads are now cleared.

25099 NC Hwy 12

Rodanthe, NC 27968

(252) 987-2307 

 

Magnolia RV Park & Campground

“We are open with power. Several full hook up pull thru sites are open this week!”

567 Fairview Church Rd. Kinards, SC 29355

(864) 697-1214

 

Pine Ridge Campground

This park is accepting local area evacuees

199 Pineridge Campground Road

Roebuck, SC 29376

pineridgecampground@gmail.com

(864) 576-0302

 

White Oak Shores Camping & RV Resort

This park is accepting local area evacuees.

400 Wetherington Landing Road

Stella, NC 28582

(252) 393-3244 

 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park

This park is accepting local area evacuees.

964 Crestview Church Rd 
Asheboro, North Carolina 27205

(336) 964-0813 

Packing Lists

Here are suggested emergency kit packing lists from Mercy Medical Angels.

  • Water– one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food– at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Download the emergency supply list from FEMA.

Consider adding the following to your kit based on your needs:

  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

 

RV Disaster Corps

If you are an RV owner, you can make a difference to those in need. RV Disaster Corps mobilizes trained volunteers who own an RV to respond during times of disaster. You can provide essential roles to a community affected by Hurricane Florence. It only takes some simple online training. Check out their site to learn more, sign up, and help those in need

 

Safety Tips

Hurricane Florence is currently a category four storm. Authorities are encouraging residents to leave the area. Here are some resources of safety tips: 
 
 
Keep an eye on the storm with live updates here. Stay safe out there, RVers. Do you know of another location welcoming evacuees? Comment below.

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