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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
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Bald Mountain Camping Resort, Hiawassee, Georgia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on Labor Day weekend and the campground was full capacity. The sites along the drive way that runs parallel to the stream are jammed together. This weekend it was a treachreous drive from all the vehicle traffic, tow vehicles spilling into the street and foot traffic. Holiday weekends tends to bring out campers with differing attitudes about keeping barking dogs quiet. Outside of fishing in the pond, putt putt golf and paddle boats, there isn't much to do. We have camped here on a non holiday weekend and the park was more peaceful. The bath house on the hill near the cabins was clean but the fixtures and stall doors could use some updating. The bathhouse door has a coded lock that helps with keeping the bathhouse clean. From our campsite we could see the Brasstown Bald Observation Tower. Some areas of the park there is a mixture of existing permanent campers on sites and open rental sites. Several of the permanent campers are quite ugly and very dated taking away from the overall look and feel of the campground. An evening stroll you will see a nice new camper and then a old moldy camper with a tin shed built over it. Be very aware of the rules and regulations. This is a private campground and they have very strict rules on cancellations, especially on holiday weekends. Overall it was not a bad experience. We will return but not on a Holiday weekend. We camped at Bald Mountain Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
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High Springs Campground, High Springs, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped by on our way to West Palm. The chap on the phone that assisted us was extremely helpful and secured for us a perfect site # 8. We slipped in after 11 pm and spent a quiet night before leaving the next day at 7am. You literally pull into the site and can pull out onto the road to leave. This sites are not paved and there are some older trailers about the campground but we felt safe and had no issue walking to the office to pay and to the bathhouse. The bathhouse, while dated was spotless and smelled fresh. Extraordinarily easy to get to off the expressway. You can hear the highway noise but it's not overwhelming. You are on the honor system when you check in after hours, you leave a check or cash in the bomb proof lock box at the office.

We will make this or "go to" stop over campground when traveling on I75. We camped at High Springs Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 8
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

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

Perfect stop over when traveling down I75

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
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F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain, Georgia

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived the Saturday before Memorial Day at 12 noon. Park is well situated in Pine Mountain Ga. next to Warm Springs, home of FD Roosevelt's Little White House. He would vacation there to take advantage of the natural springs. Checking into camp is a real treat. The Park Office was built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in 1933. Take a moment to walk around the center. Reservations were hard to get for Memorial day but we secured the last Handicapped site #225. Reserve America assured me this was appropriate since the campground was full. I felt better seeing that the other handicapped site next to us remained empty all weekend. Our site was situated directly next to the bathhouse. As for the site: The lights from the bathhouse illuminated our site after sundown. The occasional whiff of Texize wafted into our sitting area. The foot traffic to the bathhouse was minimal. One thing we noticed was the camp hosts checked on the bath rooms three times a day. They were cleaner than many campgrounds we have stayed in. The site was not paved and had the larger aggregate rock bed. Sturdy picnic table and the ubiquitous fire ring. My tRV is 32 ft and my 2500 tow vehicle barely fit in front. The roads are paved in the campground (except camp area # 4) and are one way. The road in front of our site was on the lower side of a curve and folks fly around that corner. If you have children, I would stay away from sites 220- 231. Perhaps it was the clientele this weekend but folks just drove way to fast. The road through camp area # 2 is a little narrow so be be sure to watch your mirrors for your camper's clearance around some of the turns. There are 6 camping sections. There were a lot of tents. Even pull throughs were occupied with Coleman tents. My guess is that 40% of the sites were occupied with tents. The campground is a hikers paradise. There is a nice sized lake with very clear water. You can rent Jon boats or canoes. We really liked the Trading Post that was just a short walk from our site. Ice, bait, camping supplies and they are open til 9! Overall we believe our experience would have been totally different had we been able to pick our site. We will go back just not on a busy Memorial Day weekend. We camped at F. D. Roosevelt State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
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Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, Georgia

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean, well managed Georgia State Park. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon in October a day late from our reservation. There were no issues even though the campground was at capacity. The Camp Host (Super Nice Fellow) took us right to our site and made sure we were all set. He told us his name and made us feel very welcome. Our site was shaded, super flat, clean with a nice long driveway and pad. They have sections 1 and 2 for RV's, we were in Camping Area #2. The 8x8 wood timber borders they use were extremely flat to the ground, allowing our patio mat to lay flat. Our dog loves the small aggregate rock the State uses on the sites, it's easy to walk on. The camp was occupied with well behaved campers. The nights are quiet and very dark. We went on the walking trails the next day. Those are well managed, too. We are planning on staying here again. Bravo! State of Georgia for a real gem just 45 minutes north of Atlanta. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
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Stone Mountain Park Campground, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Stone Mountain Campground is a great campground close to Atlanta. We stay in the Orange sites. Those are considered premium and have full hook ups. Sites 18, 90, and 92 are our family favorites. Remarkably quiet being just minutes outside Atlanta. The sites are nice and clean. Showers are clean. Park Police patrol regularly. They pick curbside trash every morning. Well worth the price. We camped at Stone Mountain Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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