8.6 Excellent
     
Cartersville, Georgia

McKinney Campground COE

Cartersville, Georgia


1138 Georgia Highway Spur 20
Cartersville, Georgia 30121
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.108251231613
Longitude: -84.695641203705

Elevation: 998' (approximate)
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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, U.S. Cellular Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,U.S. Cellular
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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70 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one night and wished we could have stayed more! We were in campsite #80. If you can get #82 or 98 they have a great view of the lake. Lots are spacious and offer some shade. Site surface is asphalt and features a fire ring and picnic table. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
80
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Two stars, just for the lakeside campsites....but I can't recommend McKinney. Read reviews elswhere, they are accurate. Great campsites, but a deeply ingrained culture of rudeness and outright hostility - nothing like anyone's ever encountered at a campground. The often referenced "extremely rude lady" at the office is just that, don't bother smiling and being pleasant, that apparently makes her even ruder. Strict? I was TWO whole minutes late pulling out from our campsite, the guy who rolled up on his golf cart yelled at me. Then, to make things worse our dog, who never strays, was briefly off leash because I was about to get her to jump in the car...she ran up to the guy to be friendly and he erupted "That's an automatic fine for being off leash!!!" This was my next door neighbor's favorite campground - so close to home - but last time he was there his dog broke his collar and chased a deer, up towards the office. They made him pack out and leave right away, no warning. A couple I met on the way to Blue Ridge said they were at McKinney and out on their scooters, which are street legal throughout GA, and were told they couldn't ride them because they were "like golf carts". They have two dogs, a friend of theirs came to visit just for a few minutes to borrow their kayak and was denied entrance because he had his dog with them and that would have made 3 dogs...for a few minutes. And don't waste your time pre-registering, they will never glance at your registration printout. We're booked at our favorite site there later this year, but now that I know we can be kicked out for the slightest infraction with no warning I guess I'll need to change our plans. Very sad, and I will contact the Corps of Engineers folks to register our dissatisfaction. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground with privacy between the rather spacious sites. I really didn't see any really bad sites. On the weekend the lake get noisy and busy with PWCs and boats. The roads and site pads are paved, with pea rock at each campsite which really helps with keeping the camp area clean from dirt and mud if it rains. The bath houses are small, but clean. TV stations are plenty coming out of Atlanta, but could not get the Satellite Dish to pick up a signal due to the tree cover. I really didn't see any really bad sites. Park staff can be a bit rude and very strict in rule enforcement. Deer were seen in and around the campground. Boat/ pontoon rental is available within 5 miles at one of the marinas in the area. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We love to come to McKinney Campground. We have been going there for 27 years. My husband caught 59 crappie, a 4ft. gar, and good size catfish. Pretty productive fishing trip. However, this past time the restroom at the top of the hill above sites 86-91 were pretty disgusting. The main restroom in that area was pretty clean. Just beware there is one female attendant at the gate that can be pretty darn rude. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good eating in old town Acworth, GA.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

As is typical with many COE parks - the setting was heavily wooded and beautiful. Reportedly there are 7 million visitors a year to this park - it is easy to see why. It is quite large and spread out over a big area. It is heavily wooded so satellite signals are not likely to get thru. There area few OTA stations available. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

The $13.00 rate reflect Interagency Senior Pass discount. This is a very nice campground. It was easy to get into and out of with a 38 ft. motor home towing a jeep. We were in Site #48 which was a level, pull-through. We were able to get quite a few TV stations with out antenna, and cell phones worked well (Verizon). It takes about 15 min. to get to the campground coming in from south bound I-65. We would stay here again. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with beautiful views of Lake Allatoona. We were in 126 which had good access to the bathhouse but was on a loop off the main road. Beautiful Autumn foliage and lots of deer and turkeys. We will be back in the summer! We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
126
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Tellus Science Museum is a treasure.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Great COE park near Atlanta. The campground is great and sites are spread out. We loved our site which had a great view of Lake Allatoona. OTA tv was good with about 16 channels and Verizon was great. Utilities worked well. Only a couple of negatives one is the tight maneuvering requrired in certain areas. The other is not the campgrounds fault just the occasional train and road noise. You can get an interior site which buffers the noise. We would stay here again. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely park in the forest on Allatoona Lake. Large private sites on the lake with picnic tables & fire pit. Camping limit is 14 days in a 30 day period. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Handicap site 40
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, SUP boards and all water sports. Great area for kids to play.

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Review Count: 167
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 45

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has 150 sites which are situated within the hilly areas on one side of Allatoona Lake. Loops are separated by gorges or inlets of the lake. This gives the campground a more "rustic" and primitive feel than many other COE parks. Undergrowth is left uncleared between many sites (this is a good thing for the lovers of a more natural experience). The sites are laid out well and generally well maintained. This is an older park, so some of the sites are a little small or short for a large camper; however, there are plenty of adequate size sites available. Check before you go. We originally booked a pull-through site at the end of a loop. That site, #98, while it looked good on the map, was on too short of a turn for a 34' fifth wheel. Easy change. Looking around the campground, some of my favorite sites for our next visit are 43 - 47, 34, 24&25. There are probably many others that are as good. There are many many deer as well as the usual population of ducks, squirrel and other critters in the park.

Bath houses are basic, functional and relatively clean. There is a laundromat in at least one. Nice beach, playgrounds. Full Verizon cell service. This CG is in the coverage area for all Atlanta TV stations. Satellite reception depends on the site - probably 60% availability.

There are two dump stations near the exit in cascade. The first one is the more level of the two. There is a nozzle on the dump station hose, but NOT a water connection for a black tank flush. They really need to add this, or at least a female hose bib connector on the end of the cleanout hose for this purpose. My only other negative comment is they have those confounded concrete picnic tables that are found in many of the older COE parks. These are impossible use.

There is a train trestle, a couple of miles away, across part of the lake which is visible from much of the CG. There is heavy train traffic across the trestle. The trains are audible but not loud enough to be bothersome. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are lots of firewood vendors at the 4-way stop near the campground. All their prices are about the same.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived on Friday without reservations and found there were many sites available but size limitations were a concern. We were assigned site 106 and there was plenty room. Most sites we observed are large with other sites a good distance away. A great park with paved and graveled sites with interior paved roads big rig friendly. Good utilities but the dump station is on a slope with dumps in a row. This time of year the leaves cover the site which gives it a dirty appearance. Overall, great park. We camped at McKinney Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville is great.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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