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Black Rock Mountain State Park , Mountain City, Georgia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I had spent Sunday night in a Forest Service campground near Franklin, NC, but they were full (and lots of noisy people and kids too) so my friend could not get in on Monday, so we agreed to meet (he has a Dodge 3500 and 30 ft TT) at Black Rock Mountain the next day. I have a Sprinter chassis motorhome and I had to use 1st gear and about 20 mph to get up the mountain. Same for going down, be careful to not overheat your brakes. You are going up about 1500 ft in elevation in about two miles, so the grades are 8 or 9% the whole way. There is no place to pull off or turn around so be prepared and know your RV is capable of the climb. Well worth it however, the views are spectacular with lots of nice hiking trails and a very nice Visitor Center. I bought a GA annual parks pass for $35 (senior price, regular price is $50) and got one night of free camping with it (worth $32) so it was a no brainier to buy it. For the night I had to pay, I received a 20% senior discount, so if over 62, be sure and ask. Only complaint is that there are signs at each of the longer sites asking tent campers to use other sites if possible, and leave the long ones for RVs, but we saw a couple of tents in 50 or 60 ft deep spaces, when there were quite a few short spaces open. The sites are very fine gravel with big heavy picnic tables and double lantern hooks, and fire pits. with grills in the pits. While the restrooms were neat and clean and everything was in good working order, the showers, while quite acceptable, could have stood to have a good scrubbing and hose down. We camped at Black Rock Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

A little over 2 miles north on US 23 from the road to the park is Osage Produce and they have very good local and Georgia and North Carolina grown products. Just a couple of blocks north of the park road is a Dollar General and about three miles south in Clayton is an Ingles grocery, Chic-Fil-A, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, and gas stations and other businesses. We didn't eat at the Dillard House in Dillard but I have been told it is well worth the visit.

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Noccalula Falls Campground, Gadsden, Alabama

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground has different types of sites and different prices, so visit the web site for fees for different types of sites, all discounts honored, etc. I spent just one night here but I did find the park clean and well kept. The employees were busy in the morning emptying trash, picking up any trash on the ground, etc. Very nice people. They have way too many tall pines and too many spaces close together, but I was told that they were doing "surveying" in preparation for changes. The park is very nice and a fun place to spend an afternoon, with lots of water flowing over the 90 ft waterfall due to the recent rains. I picked a 30 amp/water only site as I was there only one night, so I stayed right up front. Wi-Fi worked well. The park is gated and patrolled, so you have a feeling of being safe. Convenient as it is about 7 miles off of Interstate 59 and only two miles from US431. I was in my 24 ft Winnebago View without any toad, so it was easy in and out for me. We camped at Noccalula Falls Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C26
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a Thai restaurant across the street from the park that gets good Google ratings, and a Jacks hamburgers/chicken/breakfast (very nice too!) right in front of the park. There is also a Dollar General store less than a block up the street should you need something, along with a bank, ATM, gas station, and Subway, also another gas station right across from the campground entrance.

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