14 Parks near Calhoun, Georgia
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
Jun 2015 - $31.00
WiFi did not work. Connected but would not stay connected. Park clean, easy in and out. If they can't have continuous Wifi they should not advertise. - Dick Schmidt
Aug 2016 - $34.00
We use Harvest Moon as an overnight stop when traveling, since it has many long, pass through, well manicured sites with level gravel and 50 amp service. We also noticed two sewer outlets per site, which is convenient for those units (such as ours) that either need two hoses or a "Y" connection. There were no trees in our section, but the power was steady and the water pressure and taste were good. Propane was available. Restrooms and showers were immaculate and there is a laundromat on site. The advertised pool had no water in it. Cable TV worked well. Park WiFi was essentially useless but we got a good Verizon signal. There were many long term residents around the edges of our section and in a separate section; they were quiet and had well kept units. Traffic noise from I-75 was noticeable at times but never bothersome. Access to I-75 was easy. The managers were pleasant. - cbcon2
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Their webpage, all advertising, etc. state that they have a pool. They do, it just doesn't have water, pump, filter or heater. It does have leaves.
Their webpage, ads, etc. state that they have WiFi. They do. In the two weeks we were there I found no one who could use it. They very proudly point to a sign that says WiFi is a convenience and they don't guarantee it. But they advertise it. Those people who need it, as we did, all bought hot-spots.
Interior roads were easy to drive when vehicles were properly parked, but the operator provided no parking enforcement.
Overall, GoodSam should be ashamed. - User2370
May 2016 - $38.00
Long level gravel pull through sites with mowed grass between and a freshly painted picnic table on the side. Verizon 4G strong. This is a quiet, Clean and well cared for RV park near I75, making an excellent spot to spend a couple days to relax and restock. Well equipped Welding & machine shop next door if repairs are needed. - MIL-SAT
May 2016 - $18.00
Paid the Passport America rate of $15, plus $2 for electric and tax. This place is hard to rate. Almost all sites are permanents or storage units and they surround the perimeter of the property. The 2 FHU transient sites are behind and next to the far side of the office building. The office building has the bathrooms and laundry on the backside of it. The 2 overflow sites are on the near side and in front of the office building. They have a fairly large and not very level field that could be used for dry parking. Our first night was in the near side overflow with 50 amp, cable and water. It is on the road side of the office. Our next 3 nights were in the FHU behind the office and right next to the bathrooms. The WiFi is usable. We had a lot of foot traffic all around our RV as we were next to the bathrooms and laundry. But the people are very friendly here. As long as you know what your in for, this place does work out for the price. Some people might not like the closeness to the office building and people walking all around their unit. But, for the price it is a place we would return to. - Bob and Inga
May 2016 - $15.00
Stayed here one night while moving north. It is a clean park, nice people. Wi-Fi was nothing to write home about AT&T was good, so used my hotspot. Good 50 amp and water pressure. Stayed here in a 40 footer. - walt66
Apr 2016 - $15.00
It appears they only have 3 or 4 transient sites available. Electric with several cords. Water through several hoses. Would not stay here again. - Dick Schmidt
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
Jul 2016 - $39.00
We were just passing through; it seemed OK . Got hooked up had no cable or WiFi, which were advertised. We decided to go ahead a take shower so we would be ready to go next morning . We both waited till next morning--no light in women's bathroom. It was still out next morning but was light enough to see with the high up windows .
Don't know if there was a problem but expected to have cable and WiFi. So might need to ask before checking in. The shower was nice and clean even though the light was shot. - SJBama
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Decent location for our needs in Atlanta. Easy on-off to I-75 with a Pilot at the same exit. All gravel with fairly level sites with okay shade. The A sites are very close together. Our 42 ft MH pulling a toad was too long to stay hooked up and still get to the sewer hookup which used 30ft of hose. Office not open for much of the day. Opens at 2. Lady checking us in was rather rude and put out by customers. One other camper we spoke to had similar comments about the staff. Of all the CGs we have stayed at this was the most unfriendly of all. Too bad. Probably wont be back. - msrebel
May 2016 - $35.00
Located half mile off I-75, easy to get in and out with big rigs. Also at the same exit, two large truck stops for fuel. Stayed here one night, had a site up front. Site was gravel, as well as long and wide enough for 40ft with tow, three slides extended. We couldn't level the rig, even when using blocks, but it was only off slightly and didn't cause any issues. WiFi worked good during the day, but was slow in the evening. The dog area up front is not enclosed, but was all grass with bags & trash cans. Road out front got busier as it got later in the day, but we didn't hear any noise in the rig with AC & fans running. Park itself was quiet and a good spot to stop ovWe didn't unhook, so ordered pizza from local place. Pizza was good, but delivery was slow! - KKColorado
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
Oct 2014 - $11.00
Rate based on senior pass. The park was a steep climb to get to but we had a beautiful site with a gorgeous view once we got there. We had a huge, private deck, great shade and lake view. As mentioned in another review, the bathhouse was a hike, but was walk-able from our site (1), the furthest site away. The showers only had tepid water. The dump station was placed with the bathhouse instead of at the exit. For sites 1 and 2, built as afterthoughts, the dump is only accessible by driving to the exit, making a careful u-turn, driving all the way back through the park, circling back to the dump station and then making the drive to finally exit, again. We only stayed 2 nights, so it wasn't an issue, but it would be a pain to use the dump from either of those 2 sites. Quite a few of the sites could be difficult maneuvering into, as well. In our opinion, the setting didn't make up for the other deficiencies and resulted in the "5" rating. - noplace
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
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
May 2016 - $30.00
Stayed in the newer loop (site#4), this site has a great view of the lake. The camp hosts and maintenance crews made you feel at home. This campground is clean and you have 4G cell service. Carter's Lake is a great lake for fishing and boating. The campground during the Spring and Fall is not crowded. - AU Fishing
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
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
Oct 2015 - $26.00
This was our first visit to the park and we were glad we chose it. The road getting there is a little steep and winding but you are in the Georgia mountains so it's what you'd expect. Be sure to bring all the supplies you'll need as it is a bit of a drive to town. The office staff were very friendly and helpful and check in was easy. You get to pick your site so we drove through both loops and chose the smaller creek side camping loop one. The roads and sites in there seem to be more level and the pull thru sites along the creek look out into the woods and not into another campsite. Campground is nicely wooded with ample space between sites. Restrooms were clean. No problems with water or electric. Plenty to do in the park with hiking trails, paddle boat and canoe rentals, putt putt golf and a beach. We would camp here again. - 21fbrs