Cartersville, Georgia

McKinney Campground COE

Cartersville, Georgia



Cartersville, Georgia
Phone: (678) 721-6700

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $35 6/2015

Latitude: 34.1082512316134
Longitude: -84.6956412037049

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • U.S. Cellular Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers U.S. Cellular
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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56 Reviews

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spoon family of 6

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
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This is a beautiful shaded campground with plenty of trees and privacy. Sites are large, each site has a pea graveled area with table, fire ring, grill, and lantern post. Our first night was lakefront #89, a back-in. It is across from a marina, so there is boat traffic. Our other site #98 was also lakefront, a pull-through site. Boat traffic was frequent. There were lots of boats, so I think you should expect this if you stay during the summer and choose a lakefront site. The swimming area and beach were very nice. Sand extends all the way to the roped of area and gradually slopes like a swimming pool. All of us loved the swimming area. There is also a nice playground geared more for toddlers to age 8. There is parking at the bath house/restroom. The one closest to us, was a shower toilet combo, and only has 2 units. One thing I loved in the shower, was a small shower underneath the adult spout. You turned a lever and it would switch from the top to the lower, which is wonderful if you have small children to wash. It made bath time a lot easier for me because there was not soapy water getting in their eyes. The roads are nicely paved and are excellent for bike riding. Gates do lock at 10:30 pm. We have a large family so using the shower in the RV fills our tanks quickly even when used in moderation. There are no sewer hookups at any of the sites. This was the one and only complaint because you have to drive to the dump station. It is by the front gate and accommodates 2 at a time. There is also laundry facilities. We loved it here, and it is our favorite so far. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Civil War and Locomotive museum in Kennesaw was great. Tellus Science museum in Cartersville; we did not get there this time but will next time.

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LanderWust

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
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Man, was the check-in process confusing here. Signs could definitely be clearer. Due to the backup of campers checking in on the weekends, what happens is when you drive in initially, you'll see what looks like a parking lot with 3-4 rows on the right hand side, with the check-in station to the center/left and a single road. Drive into any of these rows and wait your turn. Eventually the cars will edge forward to the white line, you (or passenger) will jump out and wait in line at the check-in station. Once you're checked in, you go back to your car and drive through. Then the next row of people drive up and lather rinse repeat. The campground is expansive, and as a result it takes a LONG time to get to the front, they should probably have more than one person checking in on a weekend day. Aside from this, the campground itself is nice - we were at site 44 and had a wonderful view of Allatoona Lake. The water can be accessed via stairs built into the side of the site. Site was moderately level, with a steep dip that will cause some massive scraping on a drop hitch (ours is an 8" drop, a shorter one might fare better). Water and electric, no sewer. Had to deal with loud screaming campers blasting music at the adjoining site on a Sat. night, but otherwise there were no noise issues. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We used this campground as a home base for exploring Atlanta - it worked out perfectly, as it's only a 30-40 minute drive from downtown. There is also a great mountain biking trail nearby, Blankets Creek, about 30 minutes east - rated the #1 MTB trail in all of Georgia.

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Gpforet

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
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This was our first time staying at McKenney. Nice Place. The loop we were on was very quiet and calming. Waterfront site on a small lagoon. Really like it here. The site was level, short runs to hookups. The site had a deck overlooking the lagoon and from the site you could walk down to the water. We've already booked again. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Bkell1978

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
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Really enjoyed this park. We were able to reserve the whole loop from about 14-22 for a church group. This was a great loop on the lake. We had site 21. All of the sites right around here were very large and spacious. Nicely graveled with a steep descent to the lake. We were facing teh marina but it was quiet nonetheless. The only down side was it was an uphill bike ride or walk of about 200-300 yards to the bathroom. Showers were hot, bathrooms were average. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.

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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 141
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $13.00
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This park is only about 4 miles from I-75 north of Atlanta, near Kennesaw. The sites are spacious and wooded. All sites are asphalt paved, have water and electric (20, 30, and 50 amp). Some are pull-through and some back-in. During our weekend stay in January, there were very few campers present and half the sites were closed for the winter. Rate shown reflects a 50% discount for the Senior Pass. Some sites are on the reservoir, which was quite low. We'd stay here again when in the area. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The Kennesaw National Battlefield Park is within 10 miles and is a good spot to visit and take a hike. The Burgerfi in Kennesaw is excellent and highly recommended for lunch.

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Fdwt994

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $26.00
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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.

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Puttyhead

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $15.00
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We enjoy staying here, and do so often during the spring, summer and fall. Many of the campsites overlook the lake, and the scenery is beautiful. There is some noise from passing trains, and the road into the campground is winding and long, but well worth a visit. It is a few miles off the Interstate, but easy to find. There are several stores, restaurants and gas stations in town, a short drive away. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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cruizered

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $26.00
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This park is a gem and an incredible value. It is on a corp of engineers lake, with a big safe well tended beach. It is a beautiful wooded hilly area but still big rig friendly. I look forward to staying here again and again. We had an interior space that looked into a wooded area, good privacy, much better than any private park. Some of the water front lots are right across from a big marina so there can be boat traffic, not a huge negative because unless this is one of the summer holiday weekends there won't be much traffic, all the same use google and get something that isn't right across from the marina if you want a really tranquil waterfront lot. The spaces are huge and many very well spaced. The staff is polite and at tentative and helpful. The dump station has two space for dumping but they kind of lean away so you wont get your tank completely empty unless you pull right on top of the fitting. I think this is a great park. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Rose & Noel

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
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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.

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bradswife

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
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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.

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RVing with 5 kids

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
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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.

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Jim C.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $30.00
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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.

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duncmelsmom

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $26.00
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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.

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mtngplnr

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $30.00
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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.

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spartancaver

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
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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.

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