Date of Stay: September, 2011
One of the nicest parks in Georgia...close to cute towns like Rutledge and Madison, Ga. Lake is loaded with bass and brim. Popular with horse folks. Some of the nicest sites feature two and three tiers - a place to park, a lower level for tents and chairs, and another level for picnic table and fire rings. Very friendly staff, well-secluded sites. Highest possible rating for a state park...
Date of Stay: September, 2011
The wife and I camped here for three nights with a larger group of RV'ers. Our site was on the very soggy back loop and only had 30amp: no sewer or water hookup available, for a discount rate was $33/night. The grass only site did not have a fire ring or picnic table when we arrived, but both were promptly delivered when requested. There was a very courteous, young staff assisting the evening we checked in and they also brought us warm cookies after we had settled. We were within "smell" range of a four-to-five horse corral that was very unpleasant when the winds were calm. The bathroom on the rear loop was never cleaned in the three days we were here, and a lack of sidewalks or gravel driveways only promoted a constant layer of pine straw and leaves on the bathroom floor. The bathrooms were also up on a 15-foot incline, not suitable for older campers. The railroad tie steps were super slick when wet. The new "rally center" was our hub of activities and featured a full kitchen, screen and projector and plenty of seating for probably 65 people. There was a large fire ring outside that was used by the group both nights, as well as a very large BBQ/smoker rig available to all campsite users. Since we had brought in over twenty RV units for camping: almost 55 people total. The campground hosts provided a dinner on Saturday night for the group. The meal consisted of one helping of pork barbecue or a charred/burned chicken leg quarter, a choice of two sides (grocery store potato salad, cole slaw or pork-n-beans) and a slice of white bread. Some folks managed to get a second round of side dishes, but not everyone. Dessert was budget ice cream with canned toppings. The campground had a nice pool & game room, a miniature golf course, a very small pond (catch and release only) as well as a petting zoo that featured goats, pigs and very loud peacocks. The location was convenient to a grocery store and several restaurants. Overall, the place simply needed a good cleaning and some T.L.C. in order to become an above-average KOA site. Hospitality was a solid "A", but the site condition came it at a "C-" at best.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
This place has really gone downhill in the past three years. We were there for four days/three nights and the restrooms were NEVER serviced during our entire stay...when we politely suggested to the day-shift clerk at the campground store that the bathrooms needed paper and a wipe down, we were promptly told, "That ain't my job!". Lakefront views are amazing and pull throughs were convenient. Amenities included kid-friendly playground, community center, laundry, somewhat over-priced convenience store and boat launches. Some of the best fishing in South Carolina.