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Cartersville, Georgia

Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge

Cartersville, Georgia



Cartersville, Georgia
Phone: (770) 975-0055

Sites: 111
Recent Rate: $27 4/2016

Latitude: 34.14351
Longitude: -84.70427

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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 yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 yes
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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tripster

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Good restaurants and cute downtown in nearby Cartersville. On the first Saturday evening each month in the spring, summer, and fall, classic cars are on display in the town square as part of a cruise in. Red Top has a variety of trails for hiking and running for all skill levels. We've run in the annual Red Top Rumble trail race in February, which is one of the most popular trail races in Georgia. You can also swim, boat, or fish in the lake.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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j_parker

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Travel Trailer.

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TheJim

Review Count: 250
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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bookernoe

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

After a short mountain drive in the dark (scary for us newbies), we found our way to the gate just in time to catch the camp host before they locked down for the night (10 pm). A quick check-in and some excellent guidance from the host, we were set up in one of their large rig drive through sites. This was quick overnight for us, and the site was perfect. The pull through sites aren't level in the traditional sense, but they are 'crowned', and we found it a breeze to just stop when we were level. There was a nice concrete pad adjacent complete with a fire ring and a lantern hook. We had a delightful wind down listening to the night sounds of the woods. And woods they are. This is a densely wooded state park. Our closest neighbor was about 2 sites away, but they just as well have been a mile. There was lots of cover between us. After a good nights sleep, we woke up to deer in our yard, which made us wonder what else may have visited in the night. The closest bath house was closed for rehab, so we packed up and drove to the next bath house. This is when the character of the place shows. The drive gets very narrow, and steep at times. The sites in the next section are back-in, and probably not suitable for larger rigs (we're 25 feet and could have fit). The bath house was basic and adequate, tho they could use a shelf in the shower area. Once we cleaned up, we continued around the loop to exit and found that there was scant room to get our (little) rig by an inappropriately parked car. Things are tight around here! Of course this second loop was where the lakefront lots were (Lake Allatoona), and the view was spectacular. We didn't linger, but plan to come back and stay for a few days here soon. This park is very convenient to I-75, and well worth jumping off for. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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BigCanoe

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

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

After a stint in a few Alabama State parks, we very pleased with this park. The sites were had great separation and views of the lake were great from our site. Very clean grounds. The bathrooms were very dated and not clean. No problem for us as we use ours. Nice trails and very helpful camp hosts. If you are staying more than 2 nights, consider annual family pass as it includes 2 free nights camping for $75. Pays for itself if you go to more than 2 parks in a year. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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Evorider

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 2 nights. Lots to do, especially for the kids. Stayed in a lakeside site. They do not really track what site you are at, just tell you what sites to pick from based on you rig. Camp host was friendly and followed us to a site. Mentioned were we could get free firewood for the evening. All the lots are shaded, very quiet. Park has tennis, a beach, boat rentals, minigolf, hiking, (riding trails?) I think. You can swim right at you site. Staff was very friendly and helpful as was the host. You could stay here for a week of enjoyment, will definitely stay here again. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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PackerFanRick

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This was very nice park. Some of the sites were not level. We did not look any further then the pull through sites. They are very tight getting in and out of. The park had a lot of things to do at it. A very nice lake. I prefer a back in site but with the size of these sites I would strongly suggest a pull through for a bigger vehicle. If in the area, we will be back. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

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bounderdays

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean excellent park. A little hard to get into in a motorhome, but once in a fantastic park with great hiking trails, views of the lake. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 392
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

$28 full rate, seniors 20% less. Very limited number of sites suitable for motor home and larger rigs. All of those are in the first area, a row of 12 pull throughs. Don't venture deeper into the campground without first checking for a site. It is tight - real tight - and that was in the toad. But our site 11 was a nice long pull through, almost level, 50 amp, water, and a very limited cable lineup (about 12 stations). Easy access off of I-75. Cartersville has just about one of everything. Overall a very nice park and area. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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road-rambler

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This State park features nice shaded sites. It is not very good for big rigs because of tight narrow roads. No sewage, and poor phone/internet connectivity in this area. It is very quiet, with great outdoor walking trails.It is not really convenient for an overnight from interstate 24 but it worked out due to pull through sites. The sites arey are not very level. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

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sorrentosue

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

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 5 nights and LOVED it!!! It didn't hurt that it wasn't very crowed (during the week) and the weather was perfect! We were able to see deer around us the entire time! Shady spot, nice fire, beautiful scenery. Just perfect! The camp host was very nice. He helped us fix our lights as we were leaving. I hope he's here the next time we come. And we do plan on coming many times! Thank You Red Mountain for a great stay. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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Coyote Capers

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park with loads of trails and a great lake. We had a nice pull through site that was level and easy entrance/exit. Bathrooms clean and showers were nice. Close to marinas and restaurants (within 5 - 7 miles). Lots of shade. Lots of trails where we walked the dog. Saw deer in camp most days/evenings. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

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Red Wolf Deux

Review Count: 129
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The road to the park has a couple of surprisingly sharp turns and has a very narrow road once you get past the registration office. There are only thirteen pull-through sites available. We made reservations, but only two sites were available for motorhomes. It's a beautiful place with lots of room. Sites are not level, but we easily blocked up the low side and are nearly level. Staff is very friendly, especially during check-in. We got a 20% discount due to being "seniors". The lake is beautiful! Handy to shopping within 5-6 miles. Hiking trails are available. Don't forget your camera. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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tethomas

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with all of the information reported by the previous camper. I camped in site 4 of the 12 pull through sites. I camped in a 37' Motorhome with tow, and it was very tight to get in the site. When I exited the site their was not enough room for the turn. My left back wheels and tow fell into a drainage ditch. Damage was minor but scary! The pull through sites were not very well thought out and I would say this is not a big rig friendly campground. Also, the lodge and restaurant (which offered free Wi-Fi) closed on June 30, 2010. Other than that the Park is BEAUTIFUL! We would like to camp here again. We will see. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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atlmichelle

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We LOVE Red Top! We have camped there all year round. This park has a boat launch, beach, and recreation area within a few minutes' drive. There are also several campsites located right on the water, as well as some more secluded spots if you get there early enough to grab them. We have always found the hosts and fellow campers here to be very friendly and hospitable. We camped at Red Top Mountain State Park & Lodge in a Tent.

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