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Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $26.00
Lots of private, heavily shaded sites under a canopy of pine trees. Typical COE park where you're in nature rather than in a parking lot. Those on the lakefront have great views and a deck that overhangs a small ledge which makes for a great campsite. Site sizes vary so plan accordingly. The restrooms were dated but clean. There is also a laundry room at each restroom, which is a nice amenity. Although there was the occasional train whistle, it was over quickly and the campground was very quiet- no highway noise, etc. Downtown Atlanta is only 40 minutes away so this would be a great base for exploration of the city while still being able to enjoy the great outdoors. Our AT&T cell phones had strong signal and we received several TV channels over the air. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
Great park and great waterfront large sites. We like to hike in Red Top Mountain State Park and it's really close by. We choose to camp here for the lakefront views. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
Almost all sites are shaded, and many quite large. Some of the waterfront sites are smaller, but with the lake view I doubt anyone cares. Camped here with 40 ft motorhome and toad, no problem accessing our site. Stayed at two different sites and both were level and clean. Definitely will return. And yes, there is train noise, but we didn't find it bothersome. No louder than the boats on the lake. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
Our RV site was fairly level and clean. We were not advised upon check-in of the gates locking at 9 pm. It is not a key code access on the gate so you are literally locked in/out depending on which side of the gate you're on. I arrived at 10:10 pm with my children in the car with me only to discover we had been locked out. I phoned my husband who walked from our campsite (about 1/3 mile) and politely knocked on the campsite host's RV door and asked if he could open the gate for us. From his RV, the campsite host could see our vehicle at the gate. He refused to unlock the gate. My husband even offered to run down as he watched and unlock it for him. He refused. So, in a chilly 37 degrees, we walked our kids about 1/3 mile to our campsite in the dark. It was so cold, my eyes kept watering as the brisk wind chilled us to the bone. As guests, we were not accommodate or helped in our moment of need. He had the ability to help us and let us thru the gate, but he didn't care. We camped near the marina and was forced to listen to the blaring music of a party cruiser docked there. We could easily hear the music while inside our RV until early morning hours. You can also hear the train that runs thru periodically on the other side of the water, but it's tolerable. There needs to be a sign as you are leaving to alert you to the gate closure time. In addition, our hope is that a keypad is put into this location. It's a lovely campground, but the staff is inhospitable and you may have to deal with noise outside of the campground. Don't stay here unless you don't mind a curfew! We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $30.00
Top notch Corps of Engineers park. Paved sites with electric and water. Dump station on the way out is easy to use. The park is really beautiful with miles of trails, a swimming beach, nearby marinas, wonderful wildlife, and friendly folks who run it. Really a super place to stay. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $30.00
We stayed at site 92, which we selected online. It is a 55-ft. back-in site overlooking the lake, and it's a lovely site. We have a 43' MH with toad, and arrived as it was getting dark. This was our first visit here, so we did not know what to expect. The road to get to the site was very narrow and windy, with lots of trees on either side. The site was located on a tight curve of the road, and we had to back in up a hill into the site - challenging with a 43' MH in the dark. Across the lake is a railroad track, with trains crossing frequently throughout the day (and night), and blowing their horns to let you know they are there. (We got used to it.) It's a good location, overall, if you don't mind train noises. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $26.00
We love to camp throughout the Southeast. This campground is our go-to spot when we're just wanting to get away for the weekend. I thought I'd share our pleasure. We are locals in Atlanta and if we need a weekend away close to home, for whatever reason, we choose this place. The mainly large sites, the safety of locked gates at night, the wooded sites many with wood decks are why we continue to frequent this campground. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
First time staying a weekend at McKinney. Not at all disappointed with the staff or grounds or site sizes. All sites had plenty of vegetation between them that you need not see your neighbor's child peeing in the woods. Fishing was nonexistent. First I thought it was me. Next I blamed the location in a cove. Then several boats with several fishermen did not get a strike so I did not feel so incompetent. Restrooms were clean and working order. They are a bit away from campsites, but you can go to their reservation site and choose how close you want to be to bath houses and Lake Allatoona. We will return next year. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Our families all time most favorite campground in Georgia. We can't wait until the summer comes for our week long vacation at McKinney campground on Lake Allatoona. We camp right on the lake shore and have awesome views all day. The only down fall is one set of campground hosts are not that friendly. On the other hand the other hosts are great and make you feel welcome so we just overlook the others. Deer just roam the campground and will even walk right up on your lot. Our kids love it since we can walk right into the water from our lot and swim and dock our pontoon right at our campsite lot. We have rode through the surrounding campgrounds and nothing can top McKinney. Great Place. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $26.00
This is beautiful park. Very nice level sites. Lots of room with cement pads, picnic tables. Loved it. Park host and hostess were so nice! We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $24.00
Sites are very large, and there's plenty of space between them. My site was along side of the lake with a steep drop down to the water. Steps were available but it would have been a straight up climb. Lake level is very low - most swim beaches are all beach and no water. Hopefully this will change by next season. Site was level so no adjustments needed. I wasn't prepared for the train noise - frequent trains with whistles blowing through out the day and night. It didn't take long though to get used to and enjoy the sound. TV air reception is minimal if that's a must have. Good location to enjoy downtown Atlanta - the aquarium is fantastic - as well as the mountain areas. Lots of apple orchards near Ellijay - a fun town to explore - plenty of state parks in the area to enjoy. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $14.00
Love this campground! We took a month long trip to view the Fall foliage and stayed in eight campgrounds on this trip and McKinney was our favorite. Many large sites right on the lake. Could not take a walk without seeing several deer. The Allatoona Dam Overlook area, about 15 minutes from the CG, was very pretty. Wi-Fi is available at the McDonald's in town. The only reason it was not given a 10, is the bathhouse facilities could be updated. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $12.00
Wow! What a gorgeous place to camp with your RV! The scenery was terrific, the sites were extremely roomy, and easy to get into and out of. Our site, #61, was level and very comfortable. It's a short drive to "civilization" if you need groceries, firewood, or fuel. This was our first COE camping experience, and we'll be back for more! Verizon cell phone service worked perfectly. Wish we could have had internet access, but "civilization" is not far away! (McDonald's, Walmart, etc.) The price was $12.00 a night with our National Parks Senior Pass. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $24.00
We love this park. It is woodsy and the sites are fairly private. Every site has a nice fire ring. We went during the week and had the park virtually to ourselves. We stayed in site 44, a level pull-through right on the lake. We even had a small trail down to a small, quiet cove where we could go swimming every day. There is also a sandy swimming beach that is roped off for safety. This is a very relaxing place for a long or short getaway. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $24.00
very nice, quiet, clean COE campground. Premium sites include decks and in many cases lake access. No cable and the number and size of trees may impact satellite usage. However, found 48 local over the air (OTA) channels. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.Undo
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