First time here, on a whim so without reservations. They do not accept credit cards, just cash or checks. Sites are assigned. They have pull thru's for bigger rigs. We were in a regular site, bit too close to my neighbor for my taste. But I guess for shorter stays it is fine. Restrooms were clean and heated. Staff was very helpful. Of course the biggest advantage is the proximity to the gorge and falls. They are awesome! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: Reasonable rate (reflects senior discount). Pleasant staff. Many sites paved & mostly level. Lots of trees. Good electricity. Some sites very spacious, others not (consult park map). Cons: Water initially okay but became very rusty. Clogged our intake filter. Roads can be tight, esp. for bigger rigs. Dump is convenient but more than one rig in line blocks the exit from the park. Some of the newer pull-throughs are tight & close together (again, check map). Some truck noise from highway but not loud and little traffic at night -- not a bother. All in all, a bargain. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A lot of upgrades are going on at this park. All the sites have new water and electric, so no more sharing of the electric pedestal. There are several pull-throughs that are fully paved. The other sites are gravel, but look new. The pull-through sites must be about 75-80 feet long! There are also 2 washers and dryers. The camp hosts were very friendly and when we pointed out a low branch, they immediately sent someone over to trim it. The roads are a little narrow, but very navigable. No low branches hanging down.The dump station is well placed, directly in the path as you leave. Both AT&T and Verizon had voice and data signal. The gate is locked at 10 PM, if that matters to anyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park that has recently completed some grounds keeping (fresh mulch) on most of the sites. We were unable to have a campfire because the fire ring was right outside our door. We were also happy our neighbors did not have a campfire because their fire ring was under our slide out. Sites are long but very close to each other. Bathrooms may have been renovated lately they looked brand new and very clean. Overall, a great campground with very friendly hosts. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park. Camp hosts very friendly and helpful. Lots of hiking and sites. The Tallulah Gorge is spectacular. Only problem is the power and water hookups are not in convenient locations. You will need an extension cord and extra hose on most sites. Some back in sites would be difficult to get a big rig in. Would definitely stay again. We'd just make sure we had extra cord and hose. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great campground for the price. Sites are not large and are close together, power boxes are shared so you may need extra cord to reach. The hiking trails are great, waterfalls are beautiful and facilities are clean. The employees are friendly and helpful and garbage cans are very convenient to all sites. Great experience, we will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent five days at this campground. We really enjoyed our stay. We pull a 36 foot travel trailer and had no problem in the campground. The hosts were really nice and friendly. We saw them throughout the campground constantly. The bath house was always clean. The showers had plenty of hot water. We did notice low water pressure at times, not at the bath house, but nothing that caused any problems. We enjoyed this campground so much, we are already making plans to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a bargan for 18 dollars a night. There is a swim beach, hiking and rock climbing on the gorge floor. They only give out 10 gorge floor passes per hour and 100 total per day so get to the visitor center early. The only issue was the pull through sites, you share a power box, one box for each two sites. There is one 50 amp and 30 amp plug in each. I had to borrow a 50 to 30 amp adaptor to get electric. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We would have gladly given this beautiful campground a 10 if it were not for 3 reasons (warnings to future campers): first, there are NO street lights. Second, the bathrooms ran out of toilet paper several times while we were there. Lastly, and most importantly, the power boxes are almost impossible to use! BE AWARE, you should bring with you LONG 30 AMP power extension cable! Also, be prepared to share a power box with the site next to you! The situation with the power boxes should be embarrassing considering this campground is operated by Georgia Power!! On a positive note: the showers are great and most of the sites are very large and private. We will return, but will bring with use a LONG extension cord/cable! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Had a huge site but the utilities are up front, so the back half of site was unused. It was like having your own backyard. Washer and dryer was very inexpensive. The water pressure was very good and the bathhouse well kept. Antenna was not much use, but my dish could see out fine. I did have to move it around alot to find a place between the trees. The interpretive center is really nice and a must see. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here 2 nights. Loved the park, everything was clean and well kept. Easy walk to see the gorge which is a must see. Would have rated it higher except the campground hostess was not very friendly. Came by even before we were set up and said "keep your dog on a leash and walk it in the woods and clean up after it." She acted like I had never camped before and didn't know dog etiquette. Really turned me off. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great park except very narrow winding roads for big rigs. We total 62' with our towed trailer and had difficulty maneuvering the road to our site. 6 Pull thrus relatively level on side of hill. Roomy sites. Rustic. Great location - historic area. Gorge is awesome. Very helpful, friendly staff. FREE laundry. Good antenna reception and excellent water pressure. Secure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tallulah Falls is a great place to stay. The part attendants are extremely helpful and very friendly. Pull through sites are nice and back-in sites are easy to get into. Easy hike from the campground to the falls and nature center. No sewer hook ups like all parks in GA and the dump station is at the front of the campground. However, it is easy to get to and the bathroom and showers are very clean in case you do not want to use the RV. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Except for the 5 pull-through sites, the water and electric are FAR from the center of each site. I had to use my standard 15-foot electric cord plus another 15-footer to reach the electric box. I needed a long water hose also. Site was not level, but was able to get level using blocks. Once set up however, this park has lots to offer. We have been to nearly 20 GA state parks, and we were busier here than anywhere else. We hiked (the trail is not difficult unless you decide to take stairs down to suspension bridge). The interpretive center is excellent, as are the views. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was okay, although not outstanding. The staff was very friendly and helpful, which was nice. The sites are really quite small and packed together, offering little privacy. Fortunately, the park was only half full when we were there. Traffic noise is a problem. There is hiking out of the park and a small swimming beach that one walks to. Biking is tough here because the trails are rough and the climb up from the highway is steep. Inger's in nearby Clayton is a great place for lunch. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If it was not for the view of the gorge I would have given this a 1. I arrived on a Sunday afternoon, the park manager was hospitable. The first thing I noticed is that the park is RIGHT next to the roadway. Road noise is horrible at any time of day. I could see 441 from the site...almost every site. The next thing is the staff driving around on an ATV...doing what? I have no idea but it was annoying and unecessary. There are no trees, the other review must have been there and the next day they cut everything down. I heard that a beetle invaded the trees so they needed to destory most of them. The bathrooms were nasty and oh by the way...if you like sleeping next to huge power lines then camp here. Your view will be of the roadway, power lines or another rig RIGHT next to you. Sites are cramped big time. The walk to the gorge was nice except all the car noise is ever present since you are right near a huge bridge. The other parts of the trail may be quieter but I am uncertain. The gorge looked like it would have been an awesome spectacle before Georgia Power put these huge cables across it from all angles. For those who don't know, GP owned this land and leased it to GA park service. It is the newest park. The layout of this campground was so ridiculous that I turned around and left after 20 minutes and went to a real campsite in South Carolina. The best thing I can say about this campsite (and I feel bad because I know they're trying) is the price. A whole week for $80 with elec and water hookup. Needless to say though, for us it was not worth it. My suggestion is that they move this whole campsite to a place that could even be considered remotely "camping," and not a roadside stopoff. There seems to be plenty of land they could have done this. The day use area is far more quiet (away from the road). Stay in another campground and just visit this park
for a few hours. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
A very nice park. With a lot of spectacular views and areas to hike. Also had a beach on the lake for swimming. Was crowded on the weekend but cleared out a little during the week. The sites were a little cramped and close together. The restrooms were adequate. The only real downside was the highway was close by and the sounds from it were very noticeable in the morning. Other than that a very nice place to check out. Nearby to a lot of other places to visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hard to find. Very hard to maneuver through park and back in your site. Narrow, steep roads with low-hanging tree branches. Restrooms were dirty and rundown. Workers are rude if you can find one. This was a nice place years ago. Now it is awful. Cannot believe it is still in business. There was a kid walking around with a gun shooting near our RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I am giving a 1 for the rating only because the setting is beautiful. Unless you are extremely capable and confident in operating any RV, no matter the size, you will lose 5 years off your life getting in and out of this park. We made a reservation with Coast to Coast to stay 5 nights. Arriving on Monday and leaving Saturday morning. The directions in the CTC book said "9 miles south of Clayton on Hwy 441". The GPS did not have the address 32 Resort Dr, Lakemont, GA. We could not find the place so I called the phone number listed. The office is closed on Sundays and Mondays. We went about 15 miles south of Clayton and turned around heading back north. Pulled in to the only RV park looking place and there on a little building, up under the eave was a little sign that said "Tallulah River Walk". There is a big aerial sign but it is totally blank. Pulled in the driveway and there is not a soul around. Closed sign on the office door with two phone numbers, one for the maintenance man and one for a camp host. Got a hold of the camp host and he told me to look in the little black mailbox by the door and our info should be in there. Would have been nice if there was a sign telling us to do that. To get to our space you have to make a sharp turn down into the park then travel along the river on a narrow dirt trail. Only the park members can camp along the river. CTC and AOR members have to park in section C (full hookups). To get to section C, you go up a steep narrow paved road and turn off the steep road. The place is a mess. Huge ruts, dead leaves and foliage all over. Our assigned site was not even distinguishable as a parking spot plus the power box was at the front of the site so our cord would not reach. The camp host lives up there and he told us to pick another spot. The only one usable had a picnic table that was smashed into the ground and has obviously been that way for awhile. The next day was Tuesday and the office was open. We went to tell them we were in another spot and asked if we could move down to the river. Nope, no CTC on the river. The boss lady was extremely rude. I asked her when was the last time she had been up to the C section and she told me she just works in the office and to talk to the maintenance man that was upstairs in the office. I suppose he hasn't been to the C section in some time either. Anyway asked if we could change our check out date to that day and leave. They didn't have a problem with that so we packed up and went to the state park down the road. The trip out of that park is up another hill and down a very steep, twisty road. Actually there are switchback turns to get out. No way will we ever go back to that park and you shouldn't either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a h#** hole! We stayed here and were given a sales presentation on becoming members. Sounded too much like a timeshare scam. From the looks of the place, cannot see why they are still in business. Roads are in disrepair, our site had electricity outages. The grass was tall, and it was far from the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best thing I can say about this park is the electrical voltage was good. Maybe because we were almost the only ones using it. When we checked in we were told that there were no sewer hookups available: repairs underway. The swimming pool was not open, don't know why. The most significant feature of the park was the roads. When you enter you go down a very steep, but short, hill to the "A" section. This may have been where the unusable sewer hookups were. Then you proceed into a .4 mile one-way drive along the river. Rough and very narrow with a significant scar about roof level on one tree. The "B" section is fairly flat and not too crowded. Restrooms aren't bad, but non-working electrical outlets in the men's. The real eye-opener was the continuation of the one-way road up to the "C" section. I would guess it was about a 15% grade. It continued upward past "C", around curves, to the crest, then downward at what I would estimate to be a 15-20% grade which included a 90 degree corner followed by about a 110 degree corner. This part of the road is blacktop but very narrow with large chunks broken from the edges. I can't recommend this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In spite of the poor reviews I had read about this park, I stayed here 33 foot pull-behind travel trailer because I thought being on the river (and across the highway and north about one-half mile from a GA state park) the view would offset the negative reviews. I also wanted to see the Tallulah River Gorge – one of the largest in the eastern US. I was wrong. In a word this park is a “dump”. This is a private members only park. It is part of the Coast to Coast (C2C) and Adventure Outdoors Resort (AOR) systems. I stayed as an AOR member for $8.00 a night for full hook ups. To start with, there is no place to park while you register. The road from the highway to the office is one way – one lane so while you are registering you are blocking the entrances. The entrance sign on the highway was being repaired the day I arrived and therefore there was no highway sign to mark the park. I suggest you phone for directions. The AOR book gives almost no directions. The GPS is N34 46.103 W83 23.789 but that could be off by a few 100 feet. The park is a very large park. The narrow one-way dirt road that is poorly maintained along the river is almost a mile long. Watch out for the overhanging tree limbs. It appears, but I am not sure, that the river sites are for the local members. The AOR & C2C guest are assigned to the “mountain” (C section) sites up a VERY steep road which is also the way out of the park for everyone since the roads are one-way. The C section is almost one-half a mile from the river. Since I was on the mountain site, hiking was a problem because no matter which way one went it was a steep walk. The sites are VERY poorly maintained and difficult to back into. Some sites are large, most are small. There is a camp host at the C section. It appears that they live here full time. There was a number of empty RVs stored (?) on the sites. I was the only camper I saw (in the whole park) when I arrived. Maybe that was because school had started. There was some, but not very bad, highway noise in spite of being in the woods. No TV, no cable, no Wi-Fi. Satellite may be a problem due to the trees. The office is closed on Sunday and Monday – No CHECK INS. I will not stay there again, in spite of the low nightly rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a wonderful place to camp: right on the river, rustic mountain setting, putt-putt golf. We enjoyed the setting and the "no pressure" environment. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We currently hold a membership to this resort. Since we joined 2 years ago, it has gone
downhill. The resort is currently under new management but doesn't seem to be making any improvements. The bath houses are gross and management is not helpful. The river flooded in 2004 which destroyed part of the resort. This didn't help the already downward spiral of the facilities. This resort could be wonderful if the right management was in place and money was spent on improvements. The lots are spacious and there are lots of trees. The river is beautiful and fires are allowed on the campsites. If you are tempted to buy into this resort JUST SAY NO! We have one more year to pay off our membership and we will sell our deed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We currently hold a membership in this resort and have since 2001. The first 2 years of camping here was great, since that time management has changed and it has gotten terrible, they are unfriendly and hateful. We only camped once in 2004 and have not camped there any this year. If you are invited to this campground to view it, take the gifts and maybe a free night camping and talk to other campers there to see for yourself, but do not buy into this resort you will be dissappointed in the long run. Ask if the taxes are paid up to date (not since 2001). We camped here in a Tent Trailer.