10.31.2011

GEORGIA

11 comments:

  1. Skidaway Island State Park
    52 Diamond Causeway
    Savannah, GA 31411
    (912) 598-2300
    gastateparks.org/Skidaway/

    Very nice camping under the huge live oaks with spanish moss. Close to Savannah for lots to do and Tybee Island Beach is not very far away too.

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  2. Coastal Georgia RV Resort
    287 South Port Parkway
    Brunswick, GA 31523-8253
    (912) 264-3869
    Very nice Campground on a river with fishing available. Nice, clean facilities and close to Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Sea Island with alot of attractions.

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  3. I've stayed at a few State Parks in Georgia and have camp hosted at one. These parks are usually a good value - typically have laundry facility available; some have cable tv and wifi too. Website is http://www.gastateparks.org/

    Moccasin Creek State Park, 3655 Highway 197
    Clarkesville, GA 30523 - I camp hosted here for 6 weeks in 2009 and really enjoyed the experience. The park is located in the Northeast section of Georgia, convenient to western North Carolina, Helen GA and Atlanta is about 2 hours away. Favorite activity here - trout fishing. There is a fish hatchery that shares the creek you can watch them swim in the creek. No TV or Wifi here. Other state parks in the area include Tallulah Gorge (white water kayaking in November), Black Rock Mountain (camp on top of a mountain - great views) and Vogel (Appalachian Trail access near by). I didn't camp at these parks but did visit them. I especially enjoyed the campground at Vogel.

    Tugaloo State Park, 1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd
    Lavonia , GA 30553 - This is one park that I wasn't very happy at. The facilities were basic but I had some equipment stolen and the camp host was part of the reason for the loss. He pulled the occupant tag off of my site when I left for a day trip and my water hose, firewood and patio rug were taken. This was probably not normal but it left a bad impression.

    Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Highway 356
    Helen , GA 30545 - This park has a beautiful lake and hiking trails to enjoy. A short ride to Anna Ruby Falls-beautiful with Fall colors. There's WiFi available at the Lodge and a restaurant too. The Alpine town of Helen GA is worth a trip as well.

    Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormick Highway
    Lincolnton , GA 30817 - I only spent a few nights here but enjoyed the park. Beautiful lake.

    Fort McAllister Historic Park,
    3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA
    Great location to visit Savannah. Only about 45 minutes away and easy to get there. Campground sites could use some maintenance but I found one that was fairly level. Historic area interesting. Skidaway Island State Park is about 45 minutes away and I've stayed there as well. Also another great location.

    Crooked River State Park,
    6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
    St. Marys , GA 31558
    Great location and facilities are good.
    St. Marys is a lovely town, plan ahead if you want to visit Cumberland Island - need reservations for the boat there. Easy day trip to Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and it's definitely worth a trip. Jekyll Island is a nice side trip as well.

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  4. Blythe Island County Regional Park
    6616 Blythe Island Hwy.
    Brunswick, GA 31523
    http://www.glynncounty.org/index.aspx?NID=176
    All sites are full hook up with cable tv and wifi available. There are laundry facilties but I did not use them. Great park to walk/bike. Small lake to enjoy. Most sites are pull through, level and easy access. Very convenient to I-95 but traffic noise not an issue.

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  5. Jekyll Island Campground
    http://www.jekyllisland.com/WheretoStay/Campground.aspx
    912-635-3021 or campground@jekyllisland.com
    1197 Riverview Drive
    Jekyll Island, GA 31527
    Phone: 1-866-658-3021

    Older campground in a very pretty setting. Sites are on the small side (not a problem for us Chinookers though, eh?). Dirt sites might be less than ideal if here in heavy rain, but were just fine for our overnight stay. Laundry, modest store, cable TV and decent wi-fi. Bike rentals on site to explore this very pretty island. We camped here in January, so being in season might be a different story, but we had a great stay.

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  6. If you have military privileges, Eagle Hammock RV Park at Kings Bay Sub Base is very well kept and a great overnight stop. Nearby is historic St. Mary's and Cumberland Island National Seashore.

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  7. Cloudland Canyon State Park
    http://www.gastateparks.org
    122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
    Rising Fawn , GA 30738

    Another great state park. I stayed in the West rim area which has large level gravel sites and nice tree coverage. This might be a problem for those with satellite but there were plenty of over air stations to keep in touch with the world events. The East rim area has large sites too but is very open and looked to have little privacy between the sites as a result. Great hiking trails, good location for exploring Chattanooga TN area, Lookout Mountain is a must see area - a lot of history and great views of the area. Facilities were spotless and laundry facility available - a real bargain at $1.00 wash/dry.

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  8. J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake - US Army Corps of Engineers ...
    www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/thurmond/
    Dec 12, 2012 – J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake 510 Clarks Hill Highway Clarks Hill, SC 29821 . Phone Numbers 864-333-1100 or toll free at 1-800-533- ...
    Boat Ramp Open/Closure List - Natural Resources - Shoreline Mgmt - Hydropower
    There are about 8 campgrounds with water, electric and dump stations. Petersburg Campground is open ALL year which makes it handy. Camping is $12.00-$18.00 per night with the Golden Age Pass it was $9.00. This is a beautiful area with many pull thru sites. It is located NW of Augusta on Route 221.

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  9. RALLY SITE.... River's End Campground & RV Park
    5 Fort Avenue - Tybee Island, GA 31328-0988
    800-786-1016 / 912-786-5518 /www.riversendcampground.com
    Nice clean and all facilities required for a rally. Apx 60 full hook-ups & 20 W/E.
    The park is clean, bathhouse is clean & nice, pool, they have kitchen area with all appliances, gathering room about the size of Galax but offered the large screened in area by the pool for club gatherings also. We were told that if we are on the GA cost from mid November - early March the black bugs are not there.

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  10. For I-75 Travelers - Harvest Moon RV Park
    1001 Poplar Street
    Adairsville, GA 30103
    770-773-7320
    This a nice campground located at Exit 306 off I-75. Good Sam Park. Adorable office and complimentary fresh pop corn when we checked in. Even an "Outhouse" in the office which houses an old time wall phone and computer. Available large, pull thru sites, full hook-ups, cable and Wi-Fi. We paid $35.15 after GS discount plus taxes. Clean restrooms! (Although we did hear the train whistle...reminded me of Nashville KOA!)

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  11. Eagles Roost RV Resort
    5465 Mill Store Road
    Lake Park, GA 31636
    229-559-5192
    What may have been a KOA at one point, is a nice campground with concrete pad, pull thru sites. Full hook-ups, free Wi-Fi (mediocre) and "pay" cable. Lots of trees, restrooms ok but convenient to I-75, 5 miles north of Florida. Good Sam Discount. We paid $34.11 after GS discount, taxes and cable.

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