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Asked by CindySuess | September 2, 2018
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Mustcamp | September 13, 2018
Date of Stay:
August, 2018 -
We needed a one night stay and washer/dryer traveling from southern IL to family north of Chicago. We asked to be moved to a site that we wouldn't have to unhook. They moved us graciously. The site was not level, was grass and sand. It worked. 4 washers and dryers, $1.50 each, no change machine. Office closes at 7pm. No grills, only fire pit. Sites are very close together. Neighbor's sewer is literally a few feet from your picnic table. No interest in eating outside. Bathrooms have spiders. Nice enough fixtures and private showers. Staff was very nice. Wifi didn't work. Asked staff and was told maybe/maybe not.... We came for laundry and wifi. Oops. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Tent Trailer.
Plan to cook and eat inside because of sewer issues. Fire ring was very close to neighbor. Staff offered to deliver wood, but we declined. Site was not level, needed to raise one side about three inches. Water pressure was sporadic. Bursts of water from sinks. First time we saw this! Quiet location. Ok for a night, but will not likely stay again. We will regularly travel to Chicago, but that was expensive for the issues.
Date of Stay:
June, 2018 -
This is a great one night stop. We stayed on a Saturday night - arrived at about 3pm. Had site #1 pull through that just fit our camper and TV. We had to fiddle a bit as the site was narrow and getting situated so we could open our slides without hitting the power/water was a little challenging. The back row is all long term residents - some have what appear to be patios created next to their camper! It was all clean, not trashy. The place filled up with transients like us and in the morning it appeared that all sites were full. Most everyone left by 10am. 11am is checkout. Staff was nice, they urged cash for PA discount and we were happy to oblige. We camped at Twin Oaks RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
There is road noise from I75, tho with the AC running, you mostly "feel it" rather than hear it. If you can, request one of the further east sites (54/55 or 63/64) to be out of the path of all the other RVs coming and going. We got to see/hear ever single one of them. :)
Date of Stay:
June, 2018 -
Loop 2 preferred for shade. Our site #27 looked great until it rained. Our pad was literally covered by about 2 inches of water. It did drain, but sure made for a messy experience - sand on everything. The squirrels chewed holes through our brand new screenhouse didn't help my mood. The gnats were pretty bad. I stayed in the camper a lot. We never managed a fire due to rain. On the positive - it's a very nice campground - lots of space between sites. Nice neighbors. Lots of gopher tortoises. Everywhere! Full hookups were great! We had mostly good cell access, but in the afternoons during rain, the towers were apparently slammed and both Verizon and ATT went to no service or 1x with little access. We tried our booster and it helped some, but if you were trying to work, it would be very frustrating. Also cable available - that was nice. We enjoyed hikes - took Little River Trail out to the overlooks - wonderful boardwalk most of the way. Great views. There were no Pitcher plants on the Pitcher Plant Trail. The Turkey Oak Trail did have some gopher tortoises. So did the gopher tortoise loop. The Little River Trail becomes a bit of a challenge north of the second overlook - the bugs became horrendous. Mosquitoes and gnats. Then we took the Birdwalk Trail back as it was starting to thunder. The short answer - don't do it. The trail is under water between the middle and most southerly shelter. Underwater enough with mucky bottom that it is dangerous. Just after we got out of the unexpected water, the skies opened up and we were drenched getting back to the parking lot. We started camping for adventures - this was definitely an adventure. No harm in the end, but be aware and bring a dry bag for your electronics and a hiking stick and rubber boots! We will return, try a different site and maybe come before high gnat and monsoon season! We camped at Reed Bingham State Park in a Travel Trailer.
The Catfish House Restaurant is just in front of the park. Only open weekends. We had mixed opinions on this - the catfish were great, the shrimp were great. The other seafood on the platter was Cisco and not so good. If you like the standard American beers, they have them and sweet tea. We drank the remaining single craft beer and the single cider. LOL! Their prices are a bit high, but it is very convenient.
Date of Stay:
June, 2018 -
We really enjoyed our stay at General Coffee despite gnats (many) and rain (lots). We'd been to the park in the past, so knew about the trails (great!). GC is known for the gopher tortoises and we nearly ran over one on arrival in the campground! Our site backed up to the gopher tortoise trail. It was great for morning walks. We had the campground almost entirely to ourselves. We rented bikes and road around the back country camping area. We fished in the pond by the historic farm and we did a long hike out through the East River Swamp Trail to Yellow Jacket to the Orange River Equestrian Trail. Note - the trail out behind cabins 1-4 seems to be somewhat confused. It didn't quite follow the map. But it was a nice hike anyway - mosquitoes and gnats were annoying, but it is mid summer and we had a lot of rain. Our site in Campground #2 was pretty level - not sure any of the sites would be "bad". They are all pull throughs. Campground #1 roads are a bit rough, particularly if you have a large camper/motorhome. There are no grey water dumps as are found in some other state park campgrounds - keep this in mind as there's no sewer hookups at G.C. Moderate cell access on Verizon and ATT without using a booster. The pond in the historic park has a small farm with lots of critters. There's also feeding stations for ducks. The turtles by the bridge are used to being fed - this is why when you walk on the bridge there are suddenly turtles everywhere. LOL! Bike and Boat Rentals. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We camped at General Coffee State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Tidwells Chicken (Carters) 1065-, 1077 E Baker Hwy, Douglas, GA 31533 Great fried chicken.
Date of Stay:
May, 2018 -
This was our second real camping trip and first at a COE campground. It rained and rained much of our stay - a good education on camping in the rain. We still love it! Reservations were easy online. Check-in was simple and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The site itself was terrific! Clean, level, easy to get set up. It's a sandy base which was well compacted and sloped properly for run off during all of the rain we had. Very private sites, lots of vegetation between us and the neighbor. Amazing waterfront views. Nice fire ring, grill, picnic table and a fish cleaning table too. Stairs to get down to the water. The shower was very clean, they could have used a wider curtain, but there was no one else there, so it didn't matter. :) Good hot water and pressure. Trash facility was well-maintained and staff were raking/sweeping areas during the day. Boat launch had a collection of life vests for use in case you didn't have one - great GA program. The biggest detriment/benefit (depending on your goals) was lack of good Internet/cell service. I could get 1-2 bars of 4G on Verizon, but it drifted a lot and made checking radar very challenging. ATT cell was almost non-existent. Had to drive out of the park to the intersection of Winfield Rd. and Mistletoe Rd. for signal. Tmobile was even worse. I didn't have a booster - that's coming soon. Mistletoe SP is just a few minutes away - there's a small camp store there and trails. They sell firewood there. None available at Winfield. We had grief with ants - be prepared. It's a long drive to Evans if you need a Walmart. There is a Dollar General by Fort Gordon, about 10 miles away. Check water levels in Strom Thurmond Lake before going. The water was nearly full pool while we were there, but you can Google for photos of what campsites look like during low water times. It would be much less appealing for views, fishing and boat launching if the water level was low. We camped at Winfield COE in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
March, 2018 -
This was our first camping trip and we had a fabulous time. The views were wonderful. The first turn into the campground is a bit hard, but doable with a 36 foot TT. Our site #22 was nearly perfect. The fishing wasn't great and there were no boats to rent (while park is doing maintenance and upgrades) but that was fine. If using the picnic area via vehicle is important to you - call to check if the gate is closed. Staff were very nice. No one was loud. Pets were all under leash/owner control. We will return! We camped at George L. Smith State Park in a Travel Trailer.
You can buy bait (crickets and worms) at Mill Pond Trading Post (8 George L Smith State Park Rd, Twin City, GA 30471) They also have breakfast, necessities. There's a Walmart in Swainsboro along with a lot of fast food and other stores. Check out the "Woodpecker Trail" for ideas on things to do in the area. We found out about it by accident and hope to explore it further next trip.