Date of Stay: June, 2012
Wonderful state park with many things to do. There are new cabins, a new bathhouse in the tent section, and a kids club that met 3 times while we were there. One major change is that everyone now enters through the former day use entrance and you now need a code to enter the park. I would advise getting there to check in before the office closes for the day. I do wish they would run the tram later on the 4th of July. If you go to the beach to see the fireworks, it is a long and dark trip back to your campsite. Otherwise, it is a wonderful park and we will camp there again!
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This is our first stay in the cabins, and we had a wonderful time. More cabins are being built at the park along with a tent camping area that should be finished soon. We used the restroom facilities on more than one occasion while out in the campground, and they were spotless. Campground staff was very friendly, and there were lots of things to do. Just wish they would run the trolley a little more often.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
We stayed in Loop F which was a wonderful loop. Each site had a deck and a gas grill. Most of the sites throughout the park are shaded. However, several of the sites in the campground are not level. The infrastructure of the park needs work. The roads need repaving and several of the sites need leveling. Staff was friendly and the pool was great. If you can visit in advance and drive through the park and make a list of sites you would like to try to reserve, you would probably be better off than trying to reserve sight unseen. Don't miss the Laser Show-it is wonderful!
Date of Stay: November, 2007
We camped at Ft. Wilderness over Thanksgiving and had a ball! The campground was beautiful and many people had decorated their sites for Christmas. We rented a golf cart and found it very useful for getting around the campground and we especially enjoyed riding around at night and looking at the sites decorated for Christmas. The campground was very quiet at night and we liked that. Our family has already made reservations for Thanksgiving next year and we cannot wait to go back.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This is one of our favorite parks to visit. Everything was clean and the ocean was beautiful. The restrooms were spotless and the campground was very quiet at night. You are close enough to Destin to visit if you want to or you can choose to stay busy at the campground. We just wish the shuttle to the beach ran every half hour instead of every hour.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
Vogel is a wonderful state park and a great place to relax and get away. Sites are shaded and there are plenty of trees in each site. There are also plenty of activities for families such as putt putt golf, swimming, paddle boats, and many ranger led activities. A store is located inside the park office and it is stocked with basic items. The showers are very interesting in that the water only stays on for about ten seconds. You must keep pushing the button if you want to continue your shower. This can be rather frustrating. However, it is a beautiful park and we will return.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
This park has a number of positives and negatives. On the plus side, the park is close to Disney. There is a Camping World nearby, as well as a Target and a Walmart. The pool is large and there are several activities available to guests. On the negative side, the rest rooms were horrible. They were never clean during our week long stay. One stall in the ladies room was roped off with a caution tape the whole time we were there and another did not have a lock on the door. This only left one working stall complete with a lock on the door. The showers were filthy. The bathroom did not have a trash can in it and the outlets were cracked and would not let you plug in a blow dryer. The campground signage is very poor and is it easy to get lost. The campground map we were given was not correct. For example, one laundry area is not even shown on the map. Several washers and dryers were torn up and were not marked which left the user guessing which ones worked and which ones didn't. Site size in the unpaved sites varies greatly. This park has enormous potential as an destination spot for visitors to the Orlando area but it desperately needs cleaning and updating.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
This is a wonderful park with beautiful scenery and tons of things to do. There were so many activities that our family could not do them all. We stayed over Father's Day weekend and the kids were able to paint a special t-shirt for their dad for $1.00 each! Everyone was very friendly and the campground was very clean. The campground has gravel roads and sites which were very, very dusty. The dust began to bother us after a while. It would help greatly if the roads and perhaps the sites were paved. However, we would camp here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2006
This park has some of the most beautiful scenery of any park in the Georgia state park system. The West rim of the campground is far more private and has larger sites than the East rim. The campground is very shady and while you cannot reserve sites, each site has either a piece of red or green reflective tape beside the site number. The rangers give you a color coded card with your name on it when you register. The red sites are for smaller rigs or tents and the green sites are for larger rigs. You are free to pick your site but the strip of tape on the site number must match the color on the card you are given. All sites are shaded and contain a picnic table and a grill. Fire rings are located near each campsite. The rangers are very friendly and helpful. The only reason I did not give the park a 10 is because the dump station is located in a very inconvenient place. You must go outside the campground to get to it. However, we loved the park and we will return again!
Date of Stay: November, 2005
This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds our family has ever camped at but I feel that what makes the campground so beautiful is the attention to detail from the people who work there. Everyone was very, very helpful and friendly and seemed to take a great deal of pride in their work. One park employee gave us a lift in his golf cart so we would not miss our breakfast reservations when the bus was late to pick us up. The Trails End Restaurant is one of the best in Disney and it is also a good value for a Disney restaurant. Do not miss the nightly parade on the water at 9:45 p.m. or the fireworks show that follows the parade.
Date of Stay: October, 2005
This park is one of the most beautiful in the state of Georgia. There are only 24 sites and each one is very private. All sites have a grill and a fire ring and they are very roomy. The bath houses are spotless and the Park Rangers plan a variety of activities on the weekends. The park is very quiet and the hosts are friendly and helpful. There is a field where kids can play and you can get a basketball or horseshoes from the hosts. The campground is part of a state park with a lodge nearby and picnic facilities and a playground at the bottom of the mountain. While you can reserve a spot at the campground, only one specific site can be reserved and you must be handicapped to reserve that site. Otherwise, you pick your own site on a first come first serve basis. The only thing this campground needs to be perfect is sewer connections. It is a hike to the dump station from most sites. Be sure to explore the nearby towns of Dahlonega and Ellijay if you stay at this park.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
I cannot say enough good things about this RV park. The restrooms are the cleanest I have ever seen and the people who run the park are very nice. The park is so quiet and peaceful and yet you are less than five minutes from Pigeon Forge. Quiet hours are strictly enforced and the park is patrolled by security on a regular basis. The only reason I did not give this park a 10 is because the sites are extremely close together and it can be difficult to pull your RV into the sites.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
Wonderful park with breathtaking views of the lake. All facilities were very clean. Concrete pads at all sites. Rangers strictly enforce all rules which makes for a pleasant stay. Two campsites near us had dogs that were left all day in the heat while their owners were on the lake and the rangers dealt with that quickly to protect the dogs. Just wish it had sewer connections!
Date of Stay: June, 2005
Excellent campground on the ocean. The sites have large concrete pads and many are shaded. The pool is nice and the owners are friendly. Restrooms are clean but need updating. You must get dressed in the shower. There are no private dressing areas. However, I would return again.
Date of Stay: June, 2005
Excellent campground and very clean. The sites are large. The pool and playground are wonderful. I would return to this campground if I were in the area.