Beautiful state park with huge sites, many with either waterfront or view of the large lake. Paved interior roads, but some need to slow way down. We observed many (including camp host) that roared through the park at 35-40 miles an hour. Posted speed limit in the campground is 5 miles an hour. Very busy on the weekend with many leaving on the Sunday we checked in, though quite empty for the rest of our three night stay. Cannot reserve a site here, just a reservation. With 1:00 check in and check out time, it can get really crazy with campers trying to score prime sites. This was our first time here, so we disconnected our toad to drive around first to find a site we liked, then back to pick up the motor home. Worked much easier for us. No sewer hookup, but if you check carefully you will find grey water dump at many sites. Not all have 50 amp, so need to check first on those also. Most big pull through sites and 50 amps sites are in the newer section to the left as you come in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park multiple times. This is a nice park for boaters and fishermen. Good TV signal. Saw many dishes being used. Bath houses were generally good. This was a holiday weekend and I just need to say some people need to learn to clean up after themselves. Lots of deer. Good walking and hiking park. We did not use laundry. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was the most beautiful park. We had a great site overlooking the water. There are many sites overlooking the water. Clean park, paved roads, big sites. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a wonderful time at this park. We found a pull through site with limited views of the lake but was very private.Extra bonus it had grey water only dump at site. This was a big help. The bike/hike trails were good. The lake was not over run with boats even though it was Memorial Day. Shady sites were great in dealing with the heat. Would definitely visit this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground. We were traveling through GA, looking for a nice place to stay overnight. This campground was a few miles off highway 20. Nice lake views. Our site was a level pull through. Some of the turns leaving were tricky for us. Could not get into some of the nicer sites, trailers were left on the sites with nobody staying in them (?). Hope to be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great, quiet park, well away from main roads with good lake views and lake front access. Some sites are tight, but we found several that were on the lake that fit our 40' Endeavor. When we camped, they were re-building the bathrooms, showers and laundry area, as well as upgrading Loop B power and water. Problems: no sewer connections, but they have a convenient dump station as you exit and lots of tree that block satellite reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent the weekend at this park. Again we were pleasantly surprised by a State Park. Our site number 29 was very close to the lake. It had water, electric, fire ring, concrete picnic table, but no sewer hook-up. We hiked in the park, fished in the lake, and swam in the lake. The lake is very clean and enjoyable. Canoes are available for rent. We will visit this campground again, hopefully with a boat. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Heavenly place to stay. Water views, forest views from the water. Great place to canoe or kayak. We noticed one bathroom is being revamped. Shower water was warm, definitely not hot!!! Hey, who cares, the place is outstanding in every way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A wonderful State park. Has great walking paths, fishing, boating and well maintained sites. They do have a few full hook-ups, which we were able to get this year. A great family place with very helpful staff. When in this area, we plan on staying again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here 4 times over the past 8 years to go to the Masters. We love the sites and have no trouble finding ones that will fit our 40' motorhome. Although the gates are locked at night, you are given the code to open the lock if you need to. Park rangers patrol frequently. Each time we have been here the park has been nice and quiet. The only area that really needs improvement is the bathroom/shower facility. The shower floors are improperly sloped so the water doesn't drain. There are holes in some of the walls and some tiles are missing. The bathhouses definitely are in need of a facelift. On this visit it seemed that the bathhouses had not been cleaned very well on any of the 3 days we were there. And this was not necessarily attributable to the fact that we had heavy rain one of the nights. However, the park is quite pretty and the views from the sites are wonderful. We also appreciated the fact that there are many gray water disposal drains located throughout the camping areas. We were able to stretch a garden hose from our site to the nearby drain which was very convenient. We will be back next year when we come to the Masters again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very large S/P on Lake Clarks Hill. All roads are asphalt, sites are packed gravel, some level and some close to level, power, water, and 8 sites have 50 amps, others 30 amps. All sites have a table and fire ring to cook on. Some sites will be very hard for a big rig to get in and out of due to poor site layout. We had to work at it to turn around. Smaller units will be OK. Most all sites have a great view of lake. Lake water level was way down due to no rain. We could see the lake from each window in motorhome. Playground equipment all over the place for kids. DTV worked very well here with number of channels. Verizon cell phone was to the top on bars. Dump station could take two units at the time. Gates locked at night. No noise anytime. Bathhouses were clean but very dated, need to be replaced. Also a long walk from most sites to use them. Park was close to empty first of Sep. We would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was nice but not as great as I had read. A big section was closed for renovation which held some of the best sites. Fairly level sites and the one we were on was pretty secluded but all in all we preferred some other state parks to this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Top-notch campground and state park. Most sites are spaced nicely, and even on a weekend it was very quiet. Clarks Hill Lake is pretty low but you still have great views. The park itself is pretty large with 15 miles of trails for biking - some difficult but fun. Some sites are a little uneven and can take awhile to level, but otherwise a great place to stay and not too far away from Augusta. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites are all very nice, with a mix of waterfront and interior ones. The most level sites seem to be the waterfront ones, and they have wonderful views of the lake. A few of them are open enough that anyone needing satellite signals could probably get them. Unfortunately, if you're a boater, the boat launch ramp will only launch you onto dry ground due to the drought. As low as water levels were last year, the shoreline's receded even more this year (I'd say, 20-30 feet in some areas). The hiking trails are well-marked and covered with pine needles or oak leaves, making them comfortable to walk on. Now for my complaint: A resident park employee apparently lets his two large dogs wander around off-leash. They haven't come into the campground as far as I know, but one of them is very territorial when it sees another dog near its house. Both dogs charged at me and my (leashed) Border Collie today. The Lab held back, but the other K9 got within 6 inches of my dog's face, growling, hackles raised and baring its teeth. I yelled "No! Go back home!", and the dog did back off. But had this been a youngster walking a German shepherd, for example, the outcome could have been a bloody mess. The Lab also takes a nap in the middle of the road. With the speed limit ranging between 15 and 35 m.p.h., and dappled shade making it hard to see as you round the corner, this creature risks getting injured or killed. Park personnel ought to be setting a good example, not being this clueless about their dog ownership responsibilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground with large, well-spaced sites. The sites are gravel and mostly level. While they don't have full sewer hookups, they do have grey water disposal through connections designed to accept a standard garden hose. We rated it a 9 because of the lack of full sewer hookups. We will definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a gorgeous campground in a beautiful setting. The park is laid out nicely, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Since we were there during their slow season, we could drive around and pick out our own site. We had great views of the lake from our site. It was quiet and very restful. The bathrooms were clean. I would imagine that this place is really busy during the warmer months. We actually stayed a day longer due to tornado warnings between there and Atlanta. So, we took the opportunity to tour Augusta, which is a great city. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our favorite state park and we have camped here many times with both our pop-up and the travel trailer. The lake level was down on this visit due to lack of rain. They have also made improvements to some of their sites making big rig access easier. There are several hiking trails in the park with easy access to Clarks Hill Lake. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Undoubtedly the best state park campground of the states we've RVed in (a small but growing list, so far). Exceptionally level and easy to back into sites! We stayed three nights in December 2005 enroute to FL and TX from PA. Our only issue was that we had to be back inside the park by 10 pm or we'd be locked out till 7 the next morning. We used to live near there and had to cut short evening visits with old friends to get back in the park on time all three nights, but that was our only problem. We'd definitely go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of our absolute favorite places. We stop here on the way to our wintering grounds, and generally on the way home, a week each time. At least in the off-season, the place is not over-run with staff, and those you see are helpful and friendly. There's generally a workamper host, even in winter time. The lake is quite beautiful, and except for weekends there is almost no motorboat traffic, so this is one of the most quiet places we've found, about 12 miles off the interstate highway. The laundry facilities are not fancy --one washer and one dryer at each shower house-- but they are clean, working, and not overly expensive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great lake park. Level sites, close to water, space between sites, friendly folks. Only
needs sewer to be a 10. Camped in 36 foot Chieftain in 2004. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
One of the nicer state parks we've seen and would rate higher with sewer hookups. Many sites on or overlooking the water. Pull thrus with concrete tables, level gravel sites. Handled 40' 5th with toter. About 15 miles off the Interstate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed two weeks in this lovely campground. Huge, level sites with fire pit & picnic table. We camped in site 4, which could have fit at least another rig in it and boasted 180 degrees of lake view. Loved the remote feeling of this campground. Very well maintained. Only wish the dump station was more convenient or they had full hook-ups. Otherwise, a really wonderful place to camp, fish, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent experience. We camped at site #74 and were right on the water. The campsite was level and spacious. There was wood all around for a campfire. The site has a large picnic table, fire ring and a table for the grill. Very nice. The only issue was getting down to the campsite from the road. It was winding and steep. We will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would rate this park higher but 60 amp service is undersized. With just the microwave on the voltage drops from 114 to 106. Cannot get anywhere near 50 amps without circuit protector cutting off the power. We were in site 33 with beautiful view. Sites on the other side would have a view of the sunset. Lots of Wildlife, Squirrel, Ducks etc. Too bad there is not a US fishing license as I understand the fishing may be good here. Fishing Pier quite close to this site. Rate is 11 with Old Fogie discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a 30' toy hauler mid-week. This is another excellent COE campground. Most of the sites are pull-through and are very well spaced to allow for privacy. These are the largest pull-through sites we have ever seen and our site,#32, had the trailer positioned at least 60' off the camp road. Restrooms and showers were cleaned twice a day and were very clean. Showers had plenty of hot water and no push button showers here! Electric and water service worked well. The only downside was the lake is 16' below normal level. Nearby is an excellent visitor center located next to the dam. This is a good location for exploring Augusta. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park just increased rate for waterfront sites to $24, the few non-waterfront sites are still $22. We listed the Access Pass half-price rate we paid. VERY nice COE campground. The sites are very spacious, nicely spread out, well maintained. Creative use of spur driveways to place several sites away from camp road. Campsite drives and sites are gravel; campground roads are paved. Water at all sites. While campground is heavily treed, the sites are nicely trimmed and posed no problems for our very tall 45' coach. Decent Verizon signal, but not good everywhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park a little off the beaten path. Beautiful waterfront sites with easy access, wide roads and nice pull through sites that have generous spacing and lots of trees in between. Cell signal and Verizon air card worked. Friendly staff, lots of wildlife. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spent a long weekend here while waiting for a replacement tire for our rig. Campsites very clean. Some trimming of greenery wouldn't hurt. Good 50 amp service. Some pull-thru sites require skill to navigate, but that's SOP of COE parks. Will certainly return! Rate shown is Golden Age Passport @ 50% We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife had a conference in Augusta, GA, so we chose this park because it was the closest campground to Augusta. We enjoyed it very much. The campground was quiet, and most all campsites are on or very close to the water. Unlike most Corps of Engineers campgrounds, this one has hookups. We enjoyed hiking along the shore of the lake where we noticed a HUGE number of small animal tracks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This one of my favorite places in Georgia. The sites are well secluded and right along the lake. Privacy is almost guaranteed for all sites. Well run park and close to Augusta and a favorite German deli we like to visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stay here at least twice a year, and love it each time. The lake is low,because of the drought,so fishing is kind of slow. Great place to go boating. Most of the campsites are shaded, and well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had BIG electrical problems. 50amp plug only had one leg and was putting out 140 volts. 30 amp plug was putting out 145 volts and both kept blowing our surge protector. We left. Beautiful park though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was beautiful and much more than I had expected! It was clean, quiet, and there was easy access from our campsite to the lake. The only problem we had were ants. They got inside the camper very quickly. Other than that, we had a great time and would definitely go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our favorite campground. Mainly because it is near one of our grandbabies. But, also, it is clean, has large sites, is on the lake, and is well maintained. We stay there usually twice a year and really enjoy it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Most sites are near the water and have great views. We had site #85 and loved the quiet location and water access. We have a 30 ft class A and we fit in the site but this site wouldn't take a much larger rig. The site was sloped somewhat from left to right. All of the sites were clean and raked (including the fire pits) and the park overall was really nicely kept. Folks at check-in were very friendly and capable. Two minor negatives were that the drinking water seemed to have a lot of particulates and the bathhouse near us was closed for some work. We really enjoyed the dam and the COE visitor center. The dump was well situated with easy access. Great park, we hope to visit again some day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground run by Corp of Eng. It has a swimming beach,boatramp, and lots of
lakefront sites. The only thing missing is sewer hookups. We stayed 3 days and had no problem with noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed three days and got a great campsite. We were right on the water and had a campfire. The staff had cut firewood stacked nearby which was a nice touch. The campground had been recently mowed and the grounds were in great shape. The lake was down but we saw a few boaters and fishermen and saw a guy catch a big one 100 yards away. The laundry is good although it is ways from the campground. Plenty of parking and a good turn around point for checking in before heading to the assigned campsite. My Verizon MiFi worked fine. My AT&T did not work. The campground is 35 miles away from Augusta and Fort Gordon so it takes a while to get there. We went downtown to the Visitor Center and played golf at Fort Gordon one day. The golf course is a real gem and was in great shape. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Made reservations a month in advance and made it clear we were big rig -- they had us in area 3 that we could hardly get in or out of, let alone back into the site with all the obstacles. Be advised, only area 2 accommodates big rigs and even that can be tight. Staff not helpful at first, but eventually one young lady helped us and we were able to park. Spent a week visiting military family, were 17 miles from them, but this was still easier than Leitner, traveling 25 MPH on base for 20 miles. Nice recreation area with beach, great for families, otherwise this is camping, not RV'ing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First time visiting this campground and let me start by saying if you are into boating this is the place for you. After arriving we were placed in a site way too small for my trailer (34 ft.), went back to office and was given a second site, still too small. Went back a third time and was sent to area # 2, 90% of the sites had cars and trucks parked in it with boat trailers and they were all camping spots, several had tents in a full hook up site; had to settle for a site way in the front just so I can get into one. Now..took a ride around the entire place, not too clean, most of the tent sites had trash on the ground, grass uncut, my site had trash on the ground also. The saving factor was the price, very good for such a large park, and it is very quiet. Would I return to this campground? Most likely not. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Off season, but still enjoyable. Lake was a little low. Met here to deliver a 5er. All employees cordial. Can't say much for their rental trailers...Complete, but the bed was sorely lacking. Should you need RV work while in the area, there's a big dealer at the Appling exit off I-20, but STRONGLY suggest you get service price in writing beforehand. We made a $200+ mistake on a hitch installation by accepting an oral quote. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a campgroung for ritired or active military and we were able to stay here because our granddaughter is active Air Force stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta. We planned to stay a week and, after seeing the park, we decided to stay two weeks. This is one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed at. Our site was located in section 2 with a beautiful view of the lake. About the only thing missing is Wi-Fi at the sites, but it is available in the lodge. The staff is super friendly and accommodating and the $12 senior rate is not bad either. The park is somewhat remote with the closest commercial development in Evans, about 15 miles away. Our granddaughter is going to Korea for a year but when she returns we will definitely come back here and stay for at least a couple of weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Near Appling, GA on GA Hwy 47. Approx. 25 miles from Ft. Gordon. Great fishing. Canoes, paddle boats, bikes, hiking, lake swimming, picnicing. Large children's play area. Three park hosts on duty, plus a full-time caretaker. Office staff the best we've found. Huge fireplace in the lodge/office. Been there four times and will come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very good Staff. If you come in late, check in with Park Host or wait till morning. Military Camp Ground. Active/Reserve/Retired is OK. Not too far to down town Augusta...It is a drive though. Stay there every chance I get. Bathrooms are located in only one of the camping areas. We camped here in a camper.
There are very nice sites here on the lake and other sites that are relatively unexciting. They all seem to be good-sized. Employees at the front are not all that friendly but no significant issues. Great place for boaters -- there are lots of them here. Bath houses were frumpy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over Masters weekend. It is close to Augusta and to I-20. Shaded lots with fire rings, picnic tables and plenty of room between each site. Nearby stores for provisions if necessary. Not all sites are pull through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This county campground on Clark Hill Lake was a wonderful discovery. We were able to navigate their road in a 40' fifth wheel without difficulty. Great view of the lake, plenty of hiking trails. Restrooms/showers very clean and we actually used them. Plenty of elbow room. A great value compared with the state park campgrounds, too. No site checks were done while we were there in March and most fellow campers appeared to either overstay their reservation or slip in and out after/before business hours without checking in. This may simply be a winter occurrence during very slow season. We prefer to pay for what we use and you certainly shouldn't count on doing this - it's simply an observation of something we found unusual. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects Senior Pass rate. Our site was on it's own loop about 50' from the lake and was very private. A little difficult to get into with a 40' fiver but then again, we went in "backward" so our view would be toward the lake. The J. Strom Thurmond lake is huge (72,000 acres) and has over 1200 miles of shoreline. The center of the lake is the state line between GA and SC. Peaceful and beautiful. We would stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is probably one of Georgia's best kept secrets when it comes to a great campground. It is located near Mistletoe State Park on the Little River portion of Strom Thurmond lake. Most sites are huge and very private, but can vary. Lake front sites allow you to fish, and pull your boat up to your site. Staff is friendly and make rounds frequently. There is a swimming beach, playground, boat launch ramp(s) dump station, etc. We will return soon! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.