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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth Of Wilson, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

I arrived there right after it reopened after hurricane Irma caused it to be evacuated and it was a hot mess. I have never seen that many leaves on the ground in my life. But I enjoyed the cool after leaving a 92 degree Georgia. The day I arrived I was the only one there. The host came in the next day. Staff there were outstanding and made me feel like family. The big attraction here is experiencing the wild ponies. I saw several. I did some hiking and the heavy rain made some challenges. Highest point in VA is right there -Mount Rogers. Now, it is about an hour driving through twisty mountain roads from I-81. I came in from Marion on 16, then 58 to the park (Hickory Ridge Campground, BTW). The weather cleared by the day I left and let me see the truly amazing and beautiful area. I will go back there and spend at least a week. Oh, I camped in a 24' travel trailer. I was able to drive in, but larger trailers would be challenging, but possible. The host was in a 43' 5th wheel for example. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the hike and see the ponies. Also hike up to the highest point in the park.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Don Carter State Park, Gainesville, Georgia

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Newest and kind'a expensive, but worth it. They were going to a new computer based system with site specific assignment... much confusion. Emailed me a site assignment that changed as I got there. No biggie. I find it amusing that we would complain about too much pavement (I have never seen this much). Not well planned and it was confusing. The key to staying on the main roads is to follow the white lines, otherwise you could drive into a site unaware. So, here's my take and recommendations. The best site in the park for many campers is #7... shady and okay view of the lake. No site has an actual clear view. I was in #6 and those on that end are a long walk to the bath house. Also #6 got very little shade. #5 is more shady... however this end is a steep walk up to the bathrooms. If that is a concern, pick a spot closer. The other side of the park is flatter and not a problem. I think #42 would be a good choice. You should pick a site carefully since many are narrow and would put curbside very near the main driveway or too close to a neighbor. Most sites are close to level. A possible negative is getting there. Driving that close to Atlanta can be very bad and Gainesville traffic can be horrible, but as long as you stay north it isn't that bad. A Kroger is about 10 miles away. I never saw a host, but they had to be doing their job because the bath house was very clean. They have basic cable TV service thru Direct TV, which was out of service all one day and Direct was not responsive. But OTA worked so-so. AT&T cell service was excellent on 4G. We camped at Don Carter State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice beach area (should drive to it). Picnic tables and pavilions are excellent. Some hiking trails. Deer can be seen almost every day. I was there for the first US international Dragon Boat races. Quite interesting.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Davis Bayou Campground, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

I was disappointed with site 47. Looking at the photo you can't tell but at the edge of the slab it's 7 to 8" ankle twisting drop off with very little room to walk. Small area behind with table and fire ring is odd, just avoid 47. There are other odd sites like this. Roads and slabs are good, but as others have said, trees need trimmed and tall rigs need to negotiate very carefully. Showers are as reported excellent. So, yes I had to go to the visitors center to register with straight in parking that you have to back out of. There is really nothing to do in the park, so bring your bicycles. Had a loud Harley at 10:30 then it was quiet, that was what I needed and for $11.00 what do you expect. Ocean springs has a nice little downtown area. There's a Walmart about 2 miles for last minute supplies, too. A plus is it's a short drive to / from I-10. AT&T worked but 4G a bit slow. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
47
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See Ocean Springs and bring things to do.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, Georgia

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

There is also a one time $5 parking fee. Paved roads with mostly dirt or gravel pads; with raised concrete pads for picnic tables. Very shady with mostly hardwoods means no satellite reception; however, area #1 has very basic cable, whose analog choices are the same as you can get in digital OTR. The sites are mainly pull through and quite a number with 50 amp. There is also 20 or so premium sites with gravel and are hug and the park is certainly big rig compatible while still offering nice tent only sites. It is not close to the Atlantic ocean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Verizon service was 3 to 4 bars. We camped at Skidaway Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Area 1 _ site 25
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

They make many activities for n nature lovers, a few nice trails, and a interpretive center. The Savannah Trolley makes stops there Fridays and Saturday mornings. Touring Savannah is a plus as is visiting the other historical parks in the area. Three Island about 15 miles away.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, Live Oak, Florida

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

I stayed for a month, but wish I hadn't. The first two sites they assigned me couldn't be identified as actual sites by two park personnel. I finally pick one and told them, but they never officially showed me in that site. Many sites will take extra hoses to accomplish hookup. The bathrooms are old and nasty and which I did not use them. Then there is the office staff. They are friendly, but totally inept. It is like one hand doesn't know what the other is doing. Every time you call, you get a different answer and a different price. There might have been 40 campers there when I stayed and with their supposedly 900 sites they could not find a site for me that was even possible that a normal person would stay in. To say the sites are close together is an understatement. Certainly some people will not be able to extend awnings. The sites are not regularly cleaned such as when a camper leaves. Mine had debris and trash scattered about and was still there when I left. I suppose they expect the next camper to clean up. The main roads are paved and good, but sites are sand, dirt and leaves (and trash). Some of the lesser access roads are dirt as well. The water seems good and the pressure is excellent. No problem with the power either. The provided cable TV is OK. 22 channels, which is sufficient, but some stations are snowy. We camped at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Tallulah Gorge State Park Campground, Tallulah Falls, Georgia

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

North east Georgia is truly beautiful and this park is very nice. The only complaint I have it that US 441 is fairly close and trucks using "Jake" brakes were very loud. This park is operated by Georgia Power, but supported by state park (DNR) rangers, this means it costs a little less to camp there that typical of Georgia. The hosts were very competent and friendly. The sites looked like they were recently graveled. Roads were paved. Water was OK, but pressure low. Not problem with the power. This is a typical state park in that it does not have wifi, cable or sewer hookups. The area has so many things to do and at very little cost or even free. Many water falls to see in the area. If you want to hike the gorge floor (and it hasn't rained) make sure you get to the interpretive center no later than 8:15AM... they limit permits (which are free) to 100 per day. I recommend TGSP highly. We camped at Tallulah Gorge State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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