Date of Stay: October, 2013
This park just opened this summer and we were excited to check it out. All sites are paved, no gravel, and many are pull-through. The sites are not lake front, but some are lake view. It is heavily wooded. Some of the sites I would consider "buddy sites" because they are pull-throughs with one site slightly higher on the pavement than the other, and right next to each other without much privacy. A huge plus for us was the fact that each site has a gray water "bucket' that is dug into the ground with charcoal in it (presumably to absorb smell) and you are allowed to open your gray valve and just let it drain into it. You still have to go to dump station for black water, but most campers can easily go 2 weeks or more with an on-board tank on your RV anyway. That saved me a lot of time dragging a portable tank back and forth, which I have been accustomed to with most GA state parks since most don't have gray water at each site. The park is very nice, with clean comfort stations that have drink vending machines. There is a small gift shop with overpriced items and camp supplies. 3 walking trails, the longest is 2 miles, and a short ADA paved trail that is only 300 yards long but ends with several sitting areas with swings. The beach and playground area is huge with plenty of parking and more swings. No pets on the beach, which is understandable. The beach is in a private cove area so there was little to no wake from the heavily used Lake lanier. We saw several kayakers and stand up paddleboards. Kayak rentals are coming soon according to the manager. 2 boat ramps inside the park with plenty of room to park your boat and turn around. Overall a very nice park
Date of Stay: September, 2013
Very nice park just a short drive from our home. But worth it to pack up and go; it's like you're in a different atmosphere when you camp in this state park. Sites are level, clean, and well maintained. They just built 2 new washrooms and also have laundry facilities. It is actually 2 separate campgrounds with a walking trail that connects the two. Campground 1 has the most lakefront sites with awesome views of the lake. The only reason I would not rate it higher is that like the majority of GA state parks there is no hookups for sewer. This can be aggravating as you may need to bring along a portable tank to drain your grey water and then take it to the dump station. Not a problem for those who use the campground showers, but for me personally I bought a camper so I could use it, including my own shower when I need to. I'd like to see ALL Georgia state parks do what Don carter (the newest state park) has done. They installed an in ground bucket with drain holes in it, on a buried bed of rocks, on each site with charcoal in it and allow you to drain your grey water from your rv into this. No need for expensive sewer drains and plumbing, just do this. Cheap, easy and effective way to handle grey water!
Date of Stay: September, 2013
Favorite RV park in all of Georgia for us. Planned activities for the kids, outdoor and indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi, paved roads, full hookups at reasonable rate, awesome views, and great people. We've camped here at least 15 times over the last several years. Plenty of great places to see around the area with Highlands NC just 20-30 minutes away. The kids never get tired of it and it's a great place to relax. We like to walk around the park just looking at different rigs and the cabins they have. Have never had a bad experience!