21 Parks near Cartersville, Georgia
Jan 2016 - $40.00
The park staff was friendly and courteous when checking in and very helpful on the phone when making same day reservations.
The campground is very clean, well kept up and has a "state park" feel with lots of full hookups. As in the other reviews, sites are not very level and takes a bit to get level enough. Sites are spaced apart nicely for a private park. The park is gated. Was not sure what to expect as we drove down a long rather narrow paved road in the middle of the hills and woods. Was pleasantly surprised. - NanciRV
Jul 2015 - $33.00
Our first time staying here with our 18' travel trailer. This is a very social campground. Sites are close together and people visit. We liked it. Our neighbor (who full-times going back and forth between 2 parks) introduced us to several other campers who were very friendly and welcoming. We also meet several others on our own. Hookups are weird in that they are in front of the pads, meaning power and water have to run under the camper or around. Barely made it with our 30' water hose. Also used every bit of our leveling blocks to get somewhat level. Only downside is we were 2 hours late checking out (our own fault) and were charged a full night's rate. We will definitely return here and pay attention to the time on check-out day :) - Gpforet
Mar 2015 - $45.00
Just a quick one nighter! A real forest feel to the place; felt like camping. Plenty of room to maneuver our 57' total length. Gated access with a code. We would stay again and longer next go-a-round. - Full Timers 2
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here Labor Day Weekend. All of the State Park and COE campgrounds on Lake Allatoona tend to get reserved early, but this one doesn't. This is a little jewel of a campground. I think the sites are better than the ones at McCaskey Creek COE campground a few miles away. Some of the spots are really better left for tents as they are hard to get into with anything bigger than a class B. Rear lounge trailers have a lot of choices for great views as the back-in sites face the lake. However, in these same sites the patio faces the road or adjacent space with limited views of the lake. The better sites in the park are 8, 11 and 12 if you have a rear lounge and don't require the patio to be facing the lake. We stayed in site 11 and angled our trailer about 45 degrees to the pad and had a good view of the lake from the patio area. Site 14 is a very nice back-in with the patio facing the lake, but is only about 16 ft wide. Sites 24, 25 and 27 are also very nice, but are also a little narrow. Site 27 is on the end of a peninsula with lots of water surrounding it. Site 54 is nice, but also only about 16 ft wide. I would avoid sites 32-37 as they are very close together and on the main road through the campground with not much to view.
The roads are narrow, but easily navigable unless there is a vehicle coming the other way as all roads are two-way. There is a nice beach as you enter the park and nearby in another section of the park is the boat launch area. Water pressure is high (120psi).
The only complaint is how the spots are left by previous campers. Our fire ring was filled with partially burned trash, and we observed many empty spots where the fire rings were used as trash dumps. Despite this, we will return here again.
The campground is closed October through February. - GA Bob
Nov 2008 - $18.00
We have been RVers for 36 years. We find Georgia State and County parks to be among the nation's best. Bartow Gatewood Park was not a disappointment. The foliage was stunning, the campground well kept and beautiful. The roads are paved as are many of the RV sites. There are plenty of lakefront sites with beautiful views, with decks built for the picnic tables. One side of the campground has a great view of the dam. We were greeted by the nicest hosts (Dicky & Vicky), who even delivered some firewood to our campsite for us. They were seen often driving through the park and if we were walking, they always stopped and asked if everything was OK and if we were enjoying our stay. I can't remember having such a nice reception in a government-owned park! Even though it is called Bartow Beach Campground, the beach was closed years ago, but there is a natural little beach that people enjoy swimming from. If I had to guess, I would say it's about 5 miles off I-75 out SR 20, and well worth the drive! - n2fun
Jun 2016 - $13.00
This large campground has many waterfront sites which are very beautiful. The sites off the water have lots of space between your neighbors & most are heavily wooded. The site pads are paved, with crushed stone at the picnic table area. Campground roads are paved. Bathrooms are older but clean. We got a couple OTA TV stations. We could hear the roar of the interstate in the distance & train horns were noticeable at night. Our Verizon Mifi worked well. - R&S
Apr 2016 - $28.00
McKinney really is our favorite RV park. You can't beat the price! The sites are beautiful and well maintained. There is plenty of space between each site and the lake is easy to get to. We stayed in a handicap spot in the interior- it was paved and spacious even for our big rig. We have stayed here many times and the camp workers are always helpful. We will return again and recommend this park to others. - Contrary
Apr 2016 - $15.00
I would not recommend this park for large motorhomes. We have a 43 ft and it was very tight trying to get into and out of the site. The site itself was very nice with a large patio area and an open view of the lake. We had to cut a dead limb to get into the site and ended up dented the fiberglass on a tree stump getting out. We had good AT&T service when in the campground. Electricity and water worked well. Most of the sites are very shady and can be difficult to get satellite TV reception. We did pick up a few over the air channels from the Atlanta area with the bat wing. - Co-Mike
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Paved interior roads and sites. We opted to get a 'premium' site overlooking Lake Allatoona. Had walk down access to the lake also.
Sites are very large with a gravel pad for tents/shelter. Concrete picnic table and grill.
Nice beach and boat launch.
A word of caution to big rig owners, call in advance. Didn't see too many sites that would accommodate a 40' rig. - Iceman567
Jun 2015 - $26.00
This campground is small with some tight turns. We stayed here during the week and the campground was nearly empty. The beach for the kids was nice and clean. Thursday and Friday it starting filling up and the quiet went away. The crowds also increased the demand on the shower facility. We would stay here again but I will be very selective of the campsite I choose. - walterwegozz
Aug 2013 - $26.00
This was the first campground we stayed at with a travel trailer. The hosts were very nice and directed us to a different pull-through site than the one we registered with and it was SO much better. Almost all tent sites are on the water and the RV sites are inland, but they are wooded and quiet. I agree with another poster that there are few level sites than can handle large rigs, but we have a 17-footer so that didn't bother us. The lake was close by, fishing was OK, clean restrooms and showers and the swimming area was very well maintained. We will definitely return! - SimeralKing
Cartersville, Georgia (map) | (770) 974-6309
Sites: 12 | Latest Rate: $17.00 | 2 Reviews
Apr 2014 - $17.00
This is a beautiful Military campground. However, it is Not big rig friendly. The railroad track you have to cross once leaving the interstate scrapped the bottom of our motor home even while crossing it very slowly. The road in the campground is steep and windy with over hanging tree limbs. We could not get level on our site and did not put out the slides. It was a very uncomfortable night. We saw only two sites which might work for a big rig but driving through the campground is very difficult. The staff were very friendly on the phone; however, we received no warning as to the challenges of staying there in a big rig. The lake is very pretty and the campground appeared to be very well maintained. In a smaller rig this place would be ideal. Be aware, however, there is a lot of road noise from the interstate. - Wgcamper
Oct 2013 - $16.00
This park was disappointing for us for several reasons. First, it is down a very narrow winding two lane road and over some steep and angled railroad tracks. On one turn, we launched our coffee pot from it’s location and broke it. The turn in, if you enter from one direction, is very sharp (125+ degrees). Distance wise, it’s only a few hundred yards below I-75 and one does hear the interstate. Once in the campground, we were assigned the only available site we were told that would handle our 40 ft rig and it was the handicapped site. It was under the trees (all sites are under the trees) so our rooftop satellite wouldn't lock on. Our bow-tie antenna, with built in booster, pulled in about 8 channels. Most were junk i.e. religious, QVC, infomercials etc. ) and not worth watching. The on site free cable was inoperable so we missed a World Series game. The lake was down due to flood control so no boating or swimming. Only one restroom was working and it was a hike from our site. It does offer 10 rental cabins, 10 tent sites and 12 W/E only RV sites. The CG shows an unsecured Wi-Fi at our site but we could never connect. Our Verizon Mi-Fi allowed us to get the internet. It’s a bit of a drive to the nearest small town of Cartersville and the closest grocery chain was 6 miles away. All in all, this is one facility that we will avoid in the future, even if it means paying a bit more somewhere else. - 5thwheeler
Apr 2016 - $27.00
Great park with lots of amentities. Lots of trails for hiking and even a wide dirt trail for biking. Beautiful setting on Allatoona Lake. The campground is adjacent to the 4-mile Iron Hill Trail for hiking, running, or mountain biking. Easy access to other trails in the park. There are 12 pull-through sites. We stayed in one of these and would definitely recommend them for all but the smallest of rigs. No lake views here, but sites are spacious and easy to get in and out. The roads in the campground are hilly and narrow. Use caution. The entrance to the campground is a coded gate. The campground seems more oriented to tent campers. The tent sites are next to the lake. Best to use the Glade Road entrance to the park. If you use the other, main entrance, you'll have to drive across a long, narrow, old bridge. The Glade Road entrance avoids this. When you get to the park, DO NOT CHECK IN AT THE VISITORS CENTER. There is no parking for RVs there. Instead, CHECK IN AT THE PARK OFFICE, which is on another road and not the main park road. Check in time is 1 pm, and THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. If you arrive too early, you'll have to wait to check in. Overall, a nice camping experience in line with other Georgia state parks. - tripster
Apr 2014 - $30.00
Busy park just north of Atlanta and a short drive from I-75. Access to the park is fine, but parking at registration is tight for an RV. I had to park along the side of the road to register as cars were parked in the limited RV spaces. I stayed in a pull-through site and the access loop was a little narrow. Most sites are on a slight rise and fairly close to each other. Nice hiking and plenty of wildlife to observe. No wifi in the park that I could find. Faint train noises but not an issue in my opinion. I will be happy to stay here again. - j_parker
Nov 2013 - $28.00
The rate is for a “40 foot, back-in site” with 30 amp electrical and water hookup. There is also a $5 per day fee for park use. The park has five types of camping: 40 ft. pull-through, 40 ft. back-in, 20 ft. back-in, tent w/power and water, and tent w/o utilities. We are over 20 feet, so we had two choices. The 40 ft. pull-through sites are lined up all in a row, so we did not want to do that, so we chose the 40 ft back-in and made on-line reservations, which are not site specific. The park is fairly easy access off on Interstate, with some fairly narrow roads but doable. You arrive at the Visitor Center/Camper Check-in, where, unfortunately, there is no parking for RVs for check-in; so we parked in the middle of the lot with lots of dirty looks from other visitors. After check-in we proceeded to the campground, just a short ways down the road. Be aware of the entrance gate. When we arrived, it was open. We proceeded through and it started closing. We barely avoided being hit by the gate. Apparently someone had come through before us and actived the gate, then it started to close. So make sure you let the gate close, enter your code before entering through the gate. This is a very strangely laid out campground. Many of the sites have a lot of slope and are on sharp curves. For larger RV’s I would not recommend anything but the 40 foot pull-through sites. We found a site, but it was very hard to get into, even for our smaller 27 foot RV. We also had difficulty leveling. The power was 30 amp with two-30 amp plugs. Power was good. The sites are so far separated that there is good privacy even though there is little vegetation. Prior reviewers complained about train noise; although we did hear trains, they were far in the distance and not a problem. It was very quiet and nicely dark at night. The campground is very tree-covered, but we were able to find a hole with our portable dish to get satellite TV, but don’t depend on it. We had good Verizon phone and data (4G) coverage. The hiking trails are very nice and are a major attraction for the park. We would stay here again, but would want to make for sure we arrive early enough to find a somewhat level site. - TheJim
May 2015 - $30.00
There are only 2 full hookup sites, 150 and 151, and I had 151 which is actually 2 sites. No wifi or cable, but other utilities worked fine. Site is in the trees, so no satellite reception and limited antenna reception. Park is spectacular located on Lake Alatoona and is about 10 miles from Canton. There is a pre-registration process, but it is worthless. I still had to go through the entire regular government check in process when I arrived. - ramblin' vagabonds
Apr 2015 - $13.00
Lovely place to stay! We had 50 AMP, water, but no sewer. There is a dump station on site. Each overnight campsite has an area that is cleared out and contains small pebbles, where the grill, concrete picnic table, and fire ring is located. It was like a patio because there was adequate space to site around. We cannot say enough about the beauty of this park, which is along Lake Allatoona. It offers a beach area which has white sand, and a playground for children. Also contains a separate section for day campers. Nice areas for long walks and bicycle rides. Would recommend this park highly! - Ferdy
Mar 2015 - $30.00
We stayed here for our first overnight trip in our new-to-us travel trailer. It was very quiet when we were here in March. The sites are nice and shaded and close to the lake. Our site, in particular, had a great view of the lake. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to explore, but this would be a great place in summer because of the easy swimming access to the lake. The workers here are very friendly. This is a great spot if you feel like relaxing by the lake (but note, there are motor boats, so they might be a bit distracting). Overall, this is a great spot and worked well for our first night out. - tripster
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
Aug 2011 - $35.00
There are so many things wrong with this place. The gate is broken. There is trash everywhere. The restrooms are nasty and supplies are never available. The office manager is a disorganized and very rude person. We paid $600+ for a month and a week which was not recorded properly and I received harassing calls and then when provided the receipts there was no apology just pure rudeness. Also, our window was shot out while we camped there. It was a disaster and NOT WORTH A PENNY! - TNTRVTRAV
Mar 2011 - $24.00
This park was very confusing, you couldn't tell where the roads were or the camping spaces. We kept in circling trying to see the camp site numbers...they were on the back side of the water stump. So you had to get out and walk up to the sight to see what sight you were at, no pads or much gravel. The campground itself was a hill and all the grass was grown up. Trash was everywhere, no garbage cans. There were full timers there with a wight lift bench that was all rusted. When we went to talk to the lady who checked us in, She became hostel and slammed things around, she was very rude. When we called for reservations they never answered the phone...it took many calls. We only stayed one night and went to the COE park down the road. I would not recommend this campground to anyone. - Carrie2002
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Very convenient for an overnight off of I75. Sites are older but electric has been upgraded. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. Gate is locked after hours with no admission...get home after curfew and you are walking! Some roads and sites were a little tight for our 33ft. Great value with the Access pass. For longer stays we prefer McKinney, which is nearby and is much more peaceful. - tom&kathryn
Jun 2007 - $26.00
Nicely shaded well manicured sites with level pad for outside cooking and or tenting. I-75 does cross over front entrance to park and sites 1 -29 noisy during the day hours. Park attendants are hit or miss regarding hospitality. Some are overly friendly and others are down right mean. We have camped at this park for 7 years now and love the convenience of local new built Publix grocery store on hwy 41 a mere 2.5 miles away. Only major complaint is that front gate is locked at 11:00PM with no exit until 7:00AM. This makes it very tough. They should combination lock the gate. I guess I should be glad for the security right? Some of the lower number sites are small but in no wake cove of lake Alattonna so boats at Blockhouse day use don't jeopardize safety when swimming. The park is controlled by the Army Core Of Engineers Mobil, AL division. Reserve USA is now sub contracted out and what a mess. Much better last season. Ugh!! Anyway nice park and don't let I-75 scare you. Its still very nice and will continue to camp there for years to come. - beech2000
May 2007 - $22.00
Campground is beautifully shaded with most sites on the water. Restrooms are well maintained and camp hosts are very accommodating. Sites have picnic tables and grills, nice level paved sites. BUT, it seems this campground was developed before I-75 put a bridge over that section of Lake Allatoona. The high level of noise from cars and trucks crossing the I-75 bridge can be heard in every section of this campground. Even when we were inside our rig with the A/C on, we could hear the roar of the traffic all night long. It’s such a shame as this is a beautiful campground. - giggleshanks