EV charging is available at Dan River Campground, if a vacant campsite is available. Camping has priority, but if we have campsites that are not booked, they can be used for EV charging.
We have 120V/30 amp (TT-30R) and 240V/50 amp (NEMA 14-50R) charging circuits available. The 120/30 amp circuit can be used for Level 1 charging, which is only suitable for overnight charging. The 240/50 amp circuit can be used for Level 2 charging. We know 50 amp is preferable for fast charging and we will try and accommodate your charging needs based on what is available. We do not provide any type of cables for charging. Please ensure you have the proper charging cable, with you, for your particular EV.
Electricity is cheaper than fossil fuels, but it is not free, so we charge a nominal fee for charging: electricity will be sub-metered and billed at $0.15 per kWh. A Tesla Model 3 uses about 25kWh to go 100 miles.
A good way to think of how fast your EV will charge is in “miles per hour” of charging. Here’s a good estimate based on the level of power being delivered to the EV:
• Level 1 charging: 3 to 5 miles per hour
• Level 2 charging at 16 amps: 12 to 15 miles per hour
• Level 2 charging at 32 amps: 25 to 30 miles per hour
• Level 2 charging at 40 amps: 30 to 35 miles per hour
On your way to the campground, grab some food and have a picnic lunch or walk the trails while your vehicle is charging.