Date of Stay: September, 2005
I am new to this site and reviewing places where we have camped. 2005 was the first year of camping for our family. We stayed at Stone Mountain Park Campground September 2-5 (Labor Day weekend). We reserved a site well before our visit and the staff member was very kind and full of information. She suggested when we arrive that we ask if there were any cancellations of ?better? sites. We did, they did! The young lady suggested we go look at the available sites but said her favorite site was open. After previewing the sites we chose her favorite! The site was clean and close to just about everything. It was so big that we thought a fallen tree was the border of our site but we actually had both sides of the tree. The site was pretty level which is a plus because we are ?tenters?! The bathhouse was very nice and very clean. The pool was small but very clean. The continental breakfast at the shelter house was a nice treat we had not seen before. The camp store was at the end of the season but still well stocked. We even got shirts for 50% off! We saved by buying the 3-night site rental with ?full access? wristband for 2 adults and 2 kids at the amusement park (around $180). The amusement park was AWESOME! The campground offers a pontoon boat shuttle to the park. We had some great quality family time at the amusement park. All attractions were class acts. The sit down restaurant (the name escapes me) had delicious food at a reasonable price. Ask about the hand tossed rolls! At the end of the day there is a laser/fireworks show that is worth the price of admission by itself. We even got to see American Idol?s Josh Grayson in concert prior to the laser show! To top it off we were close enough to Atlanta to catch our Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field. This would be a must for any baseball fan. Turner Field is a great experience for the kids too! We took the metro rail system to the game and had we left earlier we could have enjoyed Underground Atlanta. Personally, I cannot agree with some of the more critical reviews posted. Maybe I was just lucky? But, by far our best trip so far!
Date of Stay: August, 2005
I am new to this site and reviewing places where we have camped. 2005 was the first year of camping for our family. We stayed at the Crazy Horse Campground in August 2005. We found a coupon at the visitor?s center that got us 3 nights for the price of 2! We wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg but close enough to drive in. Crazy Horse was 12 miles away. There were places to grocery shop within just a few miles. When we arrived we asked if we could look at the available sites and the kind staff members accommodated our request (they were great the entire stay!). We chose a site beside the stocked trout pond. It had a beautiful view but a lot of flying insects. We had free use of the waterslide but had to pay to fish and were limited to 2 fish. After I saw the trout coming out of the pond I understood why. The camp store was very nice and well stocked. The bathrooms were clean and there were individual shower rooms. The young man that held the Sunday Worship Service was awesome! Overall it was a great experience and we had some quality family time.