14 Parks near Calhoun, Georgia
Oct 2016 - $36.00
Came here to wait for Hurricane Matthew before heading south, stayed three nights. This is a former KOA. Rate reflects a 10% KOA discount, but could not use KOA points or update KOA account. Just a hair big rig tight at the pull thru site but driving thru the campground was OK. Our 5th wheel is 40' and we tow with a Freightliner hauler. Water, sewer, electric (with surge protector), Sprint, Satellite (DirecTv) worked fine. Our site, #96, was fairly level, no wheels off the ground, and long enough to park the truck in front of the RV. Pool was open but we did not use it. Dog friendly with a dog park! Sites and roads are gravel, entrance was paved. Employees were very helpful and professional. Had fresh baked cookies as we parked. You can order pizza, wings, etc - particularly nice for the first night! Office is open late and there was an escort to our site. The Park is about half seasonal RVs. Ducks and peacocks roam free. There is a petting zoo with sheep, pigs and goats. The Moose Lodge is one block away; restaurants, Walmart, Home Depot, one exit south on I75. Would camp here again. - Born2RV
Oct 2015 - $45.00
This park is NOT big rig friendly. Asked for a pull-through site as we were only staying one night pulling our tow vehicle. Had to move sites due to not leveling, front driver's wheel at least 3 inches off the ground and rear duals as well. When we relocated, same problem, left with no choice but to unhook and re-set within the site. Still, could not level without front tires completely off the ground. Only good note, power and water pressure was good. We will not be back! - Adair
Oct 2015 - $43.00
This was our first time staying at this park. We couldn't get a reservation at our regular stop on way to Florida so thought we would give this park a try. Staff was very friendly and helpful, but like many KOA parks the sites are tight. We were in a pull through, but our poor neighbor still had to move their truck off their site for us to pull out. The nice part of the park was that 2 pull through had brick patios with a nice patio set (for extra $$). The petting zoo is very small, but the peacocks were very cool and wandered all over. Not afraid of people at all. It rained the entire time we were there so didn't really spend much time outdoors. We did get our warm cookies, yum. All in all, not a bad place to lay over, but it is a little tight for bigger rigs. I wish I could give it a better rating as the staff was great but the uneven sites combined with the tight fit forces me to lower the score. I would go back though if I couldn't get into our favorite park. - LovinFT
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Nice park. Just stayed one night but would definitely stay again. - rockfarmer
Oct 2016 - $35.00
This is an interesting park to review. The park is clean, neat, obviously well cared for and the staff was friendly. Our area was for short timers like us. The "upper" section was for longer stay people, we were told mainly construction folks working in the area. This area was also neat and orderly. Other quests were very friendly and we had many pleasant exchanges during our short stay.
The only down side was the park bordered a trailer shop so the sound of air tools could be heard from our site and the side of the garage was 30 yards from the front of our trailer. Still, we had a very pleasant two night stay and would stay there again if passing through. - Bandguy
Sep 2016 - $37.00
We stayed for two nights while traveling south to Florida driving a 45ft MH and towing a car. The CG was easy access on and off the highway and access through the campground was easy; we were able to navigate the park with the car attached with no difficulty. Internal roads and sites are gravel and sites are long and mostly level. Utilities are well placed and work well. Two sewer hook-ups per site, on each end. Wifi did not work at all for us but our Verizon hot spot was good enough for email and light internet surfing. Campground staff were very nice and helpful. We would stay here again if in the area. - LvR
Nov 2016 - $18.00
Mostly long term residents, our site was along side the office directly under the wifi tower. Even so, wifi very week and not really usable. Satellite friendly site. Big central lawn area great for dog walking. Very friendly staff and residents, eager to assist with recommendations for site seeing, restaurants, etc. Easy off hwy, short drive to historic downtown. All in all, a very nice little park. Would stay here again. - lovinretirement
Oct 2016 - $18.00
For 17.75 with full hook-up cable and WiFi, level pull through next to office, great helpfull owners, can't believe anyone would give them a negative review. Would stay again in a heart beat. - rdb1
Sep 2016 - $17.00
I agree that this is a difficult park to rate. There appears to be only 2 pull-through spots for overnighters, or short stays. We were right behind the office pulled up next to restrooms and laundry. We were warned to watch where we parked, and make sure we didn't hit the roof of the building with our slide. It was a quiet park, good WiFi and no issues with water, electric or sewer. Site was level. The two sites that they use as pull throughs, look as though they are part of their interior roads normally. Owners were very nice. The roads getting to the park are very narrow. We would stay here again for an overnight stop. - Vicki K
Apr 2016 - $18.00
Nice campground. It's a county run park but it rivals most state parks, and most of the facilities look pretty new (in 2015). All camping spaces are paved, with decks, nice fire rings, etc. Restrooms are pretty standard in the campground. Several really nice playgrounds for the kids.
Only thing to be aware of is the steepness of the roads and some campsites. This campground is HILLY so many of the sites, the only flat space is the paved pad and the wood deck.
Caretaker was very nice. Beach area looks nice and has canoes to rent, but we were here in April and it wasn't open for the season yet. - Buddy Ray
Dec 2016 - $33.00
Park is located near I-75, but no traffic noise was noticeable from our site. Most of the sites in the middle section of the park have trees. There is a pool, but it was not in service at this time. All of the sites are pull-through, but many are quite short; only long enough for a smaller trailer and possibly a tow vehicle. Only a few sites have sewer hook-up and most of these were the shorter sites. There is cable service with 48 channels. The park is fairly clean and adequate for an over night stop. The sites are not level. - Phaeton_Owner
Oct 2016 - $33.00
Had a couple of short alerts on my electric volt meter, but otherwise utilities worked well, including WIFI with my signal amplifier. Roads are dirt and gravel so when dry it is very dusty. We requested and got a site that was open to the sky for satellite reception, but most sites are not. Cable worked fine, but like all KOAs, it had very limited list of channels. - ramblin' vagabonds
Sep 2016 - $25.00
I have stayed here off and on for a year. Its very clean, safe and very well managed. New powerful wifi, clean pool. They are tending to the grounds, cutting grass, cleaning, updating something all the time.
Its just off I-75 and its easy to pull into and around the park.
Very friendly management and employees. - Stephen Champion
Oct 2016 - $28.00
Clean, quiet, safe, gorgeous campground on Carters Lake. Some sites are less spacious, so check map. However all are pretty good with at least some view of lake. We will definitely camp here again. - RBD-FL
Oct 2015 - $12.00
The 4.2 mile entrance road to this campground reminds me of "The Devils Tail". Lots of twists, turns, ups and downs; but, the road is wide enough and in good condition so it shouldn't be a problem for even the largest rig if you're careful. Watch out for motorcycles on this road.
The CG is very nice. Carter Lake is a high mountain lake and the locals say it's a few degrees cooler in the summer. Like all COE parks, this one is well laid out for the terrain. However, the designer had some challenges on this one because of the narrow peninsulas. The lengths listed online are for the pad only; there is additional space in the site for a tow/towed vehicle. Because of the terrain many sites are oriented so the door faces the road and not the lake. Refer to the campground map on Recreation. gov to see these. Camp sites 18, 19, 21, 31, 32 and 33 (maybe a few more) are narrow with the "sitting area" behind the site instead of adjacent to the door side. These are still good sites, but don't allow much sitting area beside the camper. Most of the sites have a good view of the lake, although they are higher than the lake level in elevation. Some sites have decks or large door side sitting areas. There is a small swimming area with benches provided in a viewing area. Site 20 overlooks the swimming area. Good Verizon cell phone coverage. There is only one bath house for 40 sites, but it is clean and in good repair. Plenty of hot water in the showers with "real" controls (not a push button). The access loop for the dump station is a little short - fifth wheels have to "swing wide" for the proper approach. Also, the dump station has a little forward slope which doesn't allow complete draining of some of your tanks. Reports are the fishing is good with lake trout and bass. This is a nice, quiet campground. We will return. - Bama Camper
May 2015 - $12.00
A lot of fishermen camp here at this small but very deep lake. It's our go to place when we don't want to burn a lot of gas and can have neighbors come out to visit.
We stay in a 35 ft motor home and I don't think I've seen any bigger rigs there. We have a couple of favorite sites. Some sites are narrow and your fire ring and table are behind your unit. Almost all sites are shady. The CG is on a ridge line so they had to get creative with the site placements.
The shower house was clean but could use some updating. - Lainee131
Sep 2013 - $12.00
Beautiful park with playgrounds for kids and a boat ramp and picnic area on the lake. Sites are quite large with concrete patios and crushed rock tent pads. Many sites have good views of lake, and there are some premium sites with wooden decks. Park is 9 miles from Ellijay, and it is only a few more miles to several apple orchards. - SunnyTravelers
Sep 2016 - $14.00
One of our favorite N. Georgia campgrounds. The loop we are in is more open and several sites are suitable for satellite reception. There is another RV loop that overlooks Lake Carter too but is heavily treed and satellite reception will not be possible. Lots of other small sites along the main road suitable for pop-ups and tents. - SunnyTravelers
Jun 2016 - $14.00
The Happy Traveler's report of June 2016 is comprehensive and accurate. Although, I would like to add - sites 21, 22 and 25 are built in "reverse", so the "awning side" of many campers are facing away from the water and the view. Be aware of this when you are booking. There may be others that I didn't notice. The primitive tent sites are very nice - isolated and private. Verizon coverage is good - 3 or 4 bars out of 5. Sites 29, 30 and 31 have a trail to the water and a small beach for launching a kayak or canoe. Be careful on the trails, there is a lot of poison ivy and CHIGGERS! This CG is very similar in appearance and build to Woodring CG on the other end of Carter Lake. - Bama Camper
Jun 2016 - $22.00
This well-maintained, gated Corps of Engineers campground is situated atop a deciduously forested, steep-sided ridge protruding into Carters Lake. The roadway into the park passes through an upscale neighborhood, and does have a steep and curved grade (as mentioned by others), but nothing unmanageable for a seasoned RV driver. Campsites are spaced nicely apart. Because of the topography, the sites are beautifully tiered above/below one another. Some sites have large decks, others do not; and some are concrete padded, others are fine gravel. Sites are level, but some driveways are sloped and curved into the pad. Campsites at the front of the park are, for the most part, more sunny than those farther out. Premium sites are 50 amp, all others are 30 amp. Electric service was at 121.4 volts. Water pressure very high. Dump station near park gate. Only four non-reservable sites have sewer hookup. Bath houses clean, although hot and stuffy. Could use an exhaust fan. Over-the-air digital TV limited to three channels of PBS (Ch 18). Sprint voice and data service possible, but weak at 1 bar/1x switching to extended 3G. Better along the crest of the road. Views of the lake are limited due to forest cover. There is no beach, and only one easy way to reach the shoreline at two floating docks. Bicycling is a hilly challenge on the roadways. The speed bumps are cruel. No hiking trails. Bird life is common. There are apparently copperheads and scorpions present, according to the friendly park hosts, but we saw none. Distant train horns at times. Quiet and dark at night, active boats and jet skis on the lake by day. Fishing, boating, and wave runner oriented campers are the primary clientele. Remote. Not really near anything, although we day tripped to Ellijay's fruit stands and Dahlonega's gold museum. Bring your supplies. We would camp here again. - The Happy Traveler
Jun 2011 - $25.00
Excellent campground! Not really a bad site in the campground, but the lakeside sites are amazing! However, no reservations are accepted, so you need to arrive during the week to get a lake site. There are several lakes for fishing, and a really nice beach right next to the campground. Ideal for biking and hiking as well. The only grills available in the campground are built into the fire-rings. There are at least four really nice handicap sites available that remained unused during our stay with a full campground. No sewer hookups at sites, but a nice dump station is at the campground exit. Very strict rules exist, so make sure to follow them! And when they say the lake is open from "Sunrise to Sunset," they mean 6:30 until 8:30 with no exceptions. We enjoyed our visit and will definitely return!! - RandyP
Oct 2007 - $20.00
This is one of our favorite campgrounds because it's secluded, has excellent sites. Lakefront sites are spacious. Some sites are a bit unlevel. There is a beautiful beach for swimming. The scenery is gorgeous. This is a friendly campground. It is on a first come first serve basis and you fill out your envelope and pay on the honor system. Staff come by sites and are friendly. This is a dog friendly campground too. - hqndagal
Mar 2006 - $20.00
Nice campground setting. Lots of shade. Nice beach. Bathrooms and showers where a bit dirty. Not much hot water. You must pay a one time vehicle fee, $3. 00, in addition to the camping fee. Very good fishing. Many camp sites are located right on the water. The campsites themselves were clean and level. Great place to bring a canoe. - flyby6563
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Fort Mountain is a beautiful state park high in the mountains of Northern Georgia. Our site was very large, fully paved, pull-through site with a large fire ring and picnic table as well as full hookups, including cable TV all nestled under tall trees and just across campground street from large, clean rest rooms, showers and laundry. (This was a handicapped site)
The drive up the mountain from Chatsworth, GA includes lots of switchbacks and relatively steep grades, but it also offered magnificent views. There is a lake, hiking trails and an old, restored lookout tower in the park. It is very popular so reservations are strongly suggested. We made our in April for an Oct. visit--but it was worth the hassle of early reservations. One of the nicest state parks we have been in. - MissouriBird
Mar 2016 - $29.00
Warning - do not attempt to stay here in a larger rig. This site accurately states the park is not big rig friendly, but the Georgia State Park website states there are 42 sites that will accept up to a 50' trailer or motorhome. Due to the contradiction, we called the park directly and they said no problem for our 45' DP. Should have listened to the other reviewer on this site that said don't bother with a 38' plus rig. Reservations are not site specific, and at the time we were here, we could pick from just about any site. My wife and I drove around for 30 minutes in our toad and finally selected a site we could make it into (barely) but could not fully level the motorhome without a tire or 2 in the air. Anyway, we made it in without using KY jelly on the sides of the rig, but did have my wife as a spotter on several campground turns as well as backing into the site. Again, this was the site we selected - had it not been available, I'm not sure I would have even tried too many others (unlevel, difficult access for longer rigs, etc.). Now for the good - if you are a smaller unit - sites are well spaced and woodsy. Nice trails, decent lake for kids to swim or canoe, a typical but nice state park. I would return if I had a much smaller rig. - Selectively Unemployed
Feb 2016 - $28.00
Love Fort Mountain; it had just snowed when we arrived, but roads were passable, beautiful scenery. Check-in was easy, get to pick your site, park staff and campground host very friendly. We camped in Loop #2 which has more spacious sites and on the lake; sites were fairly level, roads are tight for larger rigs and need some improvement, since it was still winter. Concessions, paddle boats, etc. were not open yet, but that was OK as we hiked the many trails, especially around the lake. Campground power 20/30/50 Amp, water good, and cable TV worked well. - leadshot