Cotton Patch Gold Mine & Campground, 41697 Gurley Rd, New London, NC 28127. Phone: 704-463-5797 GPS: 80.1874 35.4358 Just 1.5 miles east of US-52. Tent camping from $15 nightly. This is really more of an 'activity' oriented resort than an overnight campground. The 'activity' is panning for gold, and don't laugh too hard - it was in this general area that the first really large gold strikes in USA history were found. Discounts for active duty military.