12 RV Parks near Chatsworth, Georgia
Mar 2018 - $36.00
Harrowing drive up on a very steep road. We came up from Ellijay and made three stops to let the transmission cool. The campground itself is really nice with mostly drive through sites. It is feels clean and yet very wild. We had a tiny stream running by our campsite. The ranger warned us they had been having bear issues. There is a very nice little sand beach on the lake which is really just a wide part in the river. A concession and mini golf were closed. I think ti gets busy in summer with day users because there is a coded gate before you can get into the campground. They have some kind of cable over air set up so the television was surprisingly good over our antennae. The pull throughs were a bit annoying because they were tight u shaped and some had deep slopes in and out. This mean that to get our rig into the level area we were left with our truck at an angle. The trip to the old fort wall and the walk is well worth the effort. The views are spectacular. The roads in the park itself and down to the campground are steep and full of twists and turns but not as bad as the roads to the park. Our site was not so bad but the folks next door had a really struggle to unhitch due to the slope. The back in sites did not have that problem. We life wild places so we really enjoyed our stay. - Judy Birchland
Aug 2017 - $32.00
We made our reservations online. You cannot reserve a specific site...only one that's appropriate for the length of your rig. You have to pay a $5 fee for your toad....but only once for your camping stay. When you get there, check in at the gift shop and then go pick your site. We rode through in the car first before taking the motorhome in. There are two parts of the campground. The lower portion is closer to the lake, but the road on that side is very hilly and has lot of deep potholes. It's one-way through the campground so you have to go all the way through. The upper portion has better roads. We had no trouble getting level but some sites looked like it could be difficult. There is almost no AT&T or Verizon service. We were able to get service as we left the park and on some of the overlooks on the hikes. Beware of the poison ivy that's everywhere! Restrooms and showers were nice. Laundry is still 75 cents for washer & dryer. - mom2wildlife
Jul 2017 - $30.00
One of the nicest State Parks we've stayed at. Many of the sites are pull through and are remarkably level considering where you are. One of the camping loops is on a decent sized lake with paddle boat rentals and swimming. The place is drop dead gorgeous. If you are using this campground as a base to see the area with, the drive up and down the mountain is a minor issue, but you get used to it. If you are going there to stay, there's plenty of hiking and biking trails in the park. Some of the views are amazing. Given a choice between staying at Ft Mountain vs somewhere in the valley, I'd pick the mountain. North Georgia can be hot and humid. The mountain takes the edge off. Very surprised that they had cable there. Nice touch!!! Only warning is that cell coverage is weak to non-existent. Plan on going through cell and web withdrawal. The good news is that as long as you're on the mountain, the office can't find you!!! - OhioBill
Mar 2018 - $10.00
Stayed one night on our way through. Basically a gravel parking lot. As said previously it was weedy. There are 6 sites. 5 30 amp and one 50/30. One site had a huge hole/depression in it. 2 sites were taken by members storing their rvs. We told them about the hole at the lodge and they are going to look at it. Water and power are padlocked. Bartender has the keys. Can't beat the value. The entry/exit is a hard left in. Much easier to go up to the parking lot and turn around. Same when you leave. Everyone at the lodge was very friendly. It is a smoking lodge though. - Patricia57
Jun 2017 - $10.00
We stayed here one night while traveling through the area. The power pedestals and water spigots are padlocked. You must obtain a key from the lodge bar. The RV parking area was very unkempt - it had 12" weeds throughout the camping area. The very first site on the right as you enter the RV parking area has 50 amp service, the other three have 30 amp. There was an empty motorhome being stored in one of the 30 amp sites when we were there. The lodge has a very nice pool, but we didn't take advantage of it. The campsites were very secluded and quiet, with the exception of a distant train horn every now and then, but we did not find it disturbing. The driveway apron entering/leaving the RV area can be a challenge - take it very slow. - craigtaz
Oct 2016 - $28.00
Clean, quiet, safe, gorgeous campground on Carters Lake. Some sites are less spacious, so check map. However all are pretty good with at least some view of lake. We will definitely camp here again. - RBD-FL
Oct 2015 - $12.00
The 4.2 mile entrance road to this campground reminds me of "The Devils Tail". Lots of twists, turns, ups and downs; but, the road is wide enough and in good condition so it shouldn't be a problem for even the largest rig if you're careful. Watch out for motorcycles on this road.
The CG is very nice. Carter Lake is a high mountain lake and the locals say it's a few degrees cooler in the summer. Like all COE parks, this one is well laid out for the terrain. However, the designer had some challenges on this one because of the narrow peninsulas. The lengths listed online are for the pad only; there is additional space in the site for a tow/towed vehicle. Because of the terrain many sites are oriented so the door faces the road and not the lake. Refer to the campground map on Recreation. gov to see these. Camp sites 18, 19, 21, 31, 32 and 33 (maybe a few more) are narrow with the "sitting area" behind the site instead of adjacent to the door side. These are still good sites, but don't allow much sitting area beside the camper. Most of the sites have a good view of the lake, although they are higher than the lake level in elevation. Some sites have decks or large door side sitting areas. There is a small swimming area with benches provided in a viewing area. Site 20 overlooks the swimming area. Good Verizon cell phone coverage. There is only one bath house for 40 sites, but it is clean and in good repair. Plenty of hot water in the showers with "real" controls (not a push button). The access loop for the dump station is a little short - fifth wheels have to "swing wide" for the proper approach. Also, the dump station has a little forward slope which doesn't allow complete draining of some of your tanks. Reports are the fishing is good with lake trout and bass. This is a nice, quiet campground. We will return. - Bama Camper
May 2015 - $12.00
A lot of fishermen camp here at this small but very deep lake. It's our go to place when we don't want to burn a lot of gas and can have neighbors come out to visit.
We stay in a 35 ft motor home and I don't think I've seen any bigger rigs there. We have a couple of favorite sites. Some sites are narrow and your fire ring and table are behind your unit. Almost all sites are shady. The CG is on a ridge line so they had to get creative with the site placements.
The shower house was clean but could use some updating. - Lainee131
Jun 2017 - $12.00
The campground was very clean, many private sites, hosts very friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning to Doll Mountain.
This campground is on Carter's Lake but many of the sites are very shady and private but you can hardly see the lake. But, the trees are beautiful and the campground is quiet. Our site was too close to the entrance for my comfort and had much thru traffic. Next time we'll choose a site farther from the entrance. We had a very enjoyable stay and will return. - AnnieB
Sep 2016 - $14.00
One of our favorite N. Georgia campgrounds. The loop we are in is more open and several sites are suitable for satellite reception. There is another RV loop that overlooks Lake Carter too but is heavily treed and satellite reception will not be possible. Lots of other small sites along the main road suitable for pop-ups and tents. - SunnyTravelers
Jun 2016 - $14.00
The Happy Traveler's report of June 2016 is comprehensive and accurate. Although, I would like to add - sites 21, 22 and 25 are built in "reverse", so the "awning side" of many campers are facing away from the water and the view. Be aware of this when you are booking. There may be others that I didn't notice. The primitive tent sites are very nice - isolated and private. Verizon coverage is good - 3 or 4 bars out of 5. Sites 29, 30 and 31 have a trail to the water and a small beach for launching a kayak or canoe. Be careful on the trails, there is a lot of poison ivy and CHIGGERS! This CG is very similar in appearance and build to Woodring CG on the other end of Carter Lake. - Bama Camper
Oct 2017 - $14.00
Wow, one of those campgrounds you hate to leave. The best COE campground we have found and the area and view were wonderful. Decent OTA tv and Verizon 4G. Back-in site with concrete pad and huge deck, the camphost said we would love the site and he was correct. The turns and slopes getting into the park are a little bit of a challenge, but it is worth it. We would definitely stay here again if we have the opportunity and hated to leave. - jtl2
Sep 2013 - $12.00
Beautiful park with playgrounds for kids and a boat ramp and picnic area on the lake. Sites are quite large with concrete patios and crushed rock tent pads. Many sites have good views of lake, and there are some premium sites with wooden decks. Park is 9 miles from Ellijay, and it is only a few more miles to several apple orchards. - SunnyTravelers
Apr 2016 - $18.00
Nice campground. It's a county run park but it rivals most state parks, and most of the facilities look pretty new (in 2015). All camping spaces are paved, with decks, nice fire rings, etc. Restrooms are pretty standard in the campground. Several really nice playgrounds for the kids.
Only thing to be aware of is the steepness of the roads and some campsites. This campground is HILLY so many of the sites, the only flat space is the paved pad and the wood deck.
Caretaker was very nice. Beach area looks nice and has canoes to rent, but we were here in April and it wasn't open for the season yet. - Buddy Ray
Oct 2016 - $32.00
This place is far from a resort. The main roads are paved, very narrow, very steep and very sharp turns. The roads along the camp sites are gravel. The sites are narrowly carved out of the mountain side, but fairly level. Although we had reservations and they knew we were on our way, there was a lock on the electric and the water. We received 2 answers as to why they were locked, one was that other campers were causing problems, but when the maintainence man arrived, he said they keep it locked to avoid theft. Be prepared to wait an hour or more to get the locks removed. The country side was beautiful and we saw a lot of deer, but the overall campground was not worth the money and will not be back. - esta34950
Jul 2014 - $30.00
We discovered this Campground at the Tampa RV show and were excited to find it. It, apparently, is a semi-private CG located within a 5500 acre gated development. The sites are beautiful and very secluded. However, getting a reservation was a two day event, three weeks prior to our visit. Once we finally arrived at the gate, they had our anme, but the gate guard couodn't give us correct directions to the camping area. Pulling a 36' Fifth Wheel makes it quite difficult to make U-turns on narrow mountain roads. Once we finally (!) arrived at our camp site, the water and power hookups were still under lock and key, so we waited an hour before the 'ranger' came to unlock, only to find 30 amp service, and we need 50. Although we were told they had 'full hook-up', we had no TV, not even with our antenna. Wifi is very iffy on the mountains and it too, was not available. However, the area is just beautiful. The sites could use a little care, but they were adequate. We enjoyed our stay, but wish we would have received the proper information prior to our visit. By the way, the roads leading to the campsite, although paved, are very narrow and curvy, and can look quite scary at times, especially to my wife who's my navigator. It was hard for her to navigate with her eyes closed. LOL. I would not return. - Gus the Fireant
Jul 2017 - $37.00
We called ahead for a spot thinking this park was a KOA. We were never told on the phone that they were not a KOA anymore, so our KOA card was of no use. The campground was all locals living there with only one on the road RV owner like us.The WiFi did not work even after notifying the office. Their answer was too people on at that time (5:00 PM). Neighbors chopping firewood after dark and diesel pick ups running late into the night. The campground looks like an RV dump. Never again ! - geeman53
Apr 2017 - $36.00
Needed an overnight in transit, too hot for Walmart. Drove in without reservation, got last spot. Place is no longer a KOA. - John McK
Mar 2017 - $36.00
Sites are not level. Stopped on our way going north thinking this was a koa. It is no longer a koa. Came in after dark easy self registration but pricey at $36.09 for a night on a muddy non level site. Couldn't put our jacks down. Would not recommend for Big Rigs. 32' Class C motorhome. - gmajs
Nov 2016 - $30.00
We didn't have reservations and had to stay in an overflow lot, but we did have30 amp and water from a hose, and we're happy to have a place to stay. The park is mostly full timers, the owner or manager said they are full almost every night year round. It is older, but not bad, and very friendly. There aren't many campgrounds in this part of north GA, and it was easy on and off the main highway. There is a through road between the park and the overflow lot and the traffic zooms by, but it quieted down after dark and the highway noise wasn't too bad. - Ginny H
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Poor interior roads, could use some gravel. Site had potholes.
Garbage in the fire pit. Grass is overgrown.
Overnight only. - Iceman567
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This campground looks nothing like the photos on their WEB site. There are lot of long term residents. There is no cable TV available and using the TV Antenna you will receive about six (6) channels (3 of which are in Spanish).
The "recreation hall" is a dump. It has a TV with cable and a collection of furniture that looks like it was scavenged from the side of the road. - Crabman
Jul 2017 - $40.00
We stayed here in a 45' motor coach. This is a pretty campground, with lots of potential, but it is not there yet. 3/4 are full timers, some who looks rundown, and others are very neat. For Motor coaches, the entrance is about a 110 degrees turn in and exit, with a very hard slope, so enter slowly, and expect a lot of twisting. We may not come back, for that reason, and the price for what you get. It was close to the friends we were visiting in the area. Most other campgrounds in the area were w/e only. This one had w/e/s. The grass was cut, the park was neat but still needs some ground repair. The interior one lane road was assault. The RV sites were gravel/grass. They have several small camping/tent sights next to the river. We were on site 12. It was not bad backing into. We did have to drive down a gravel lane (where there are more tent sites) just far enough to get lined up for backing, and then back in to site 12. After walking around though, for large rigs site # 2 (which was just taken before we got there), 12, and 21 are good sites. Here on #12, even with trees, we were still able to get direct sat hookup. The bathrooms were clean, the showers stalls were small, they did some rerouting of the plumbing outside the walls, and that made it looked unkept, but both bathrooms needs renovations. Again, this is a pretty park, with a little more work, it could be really nice. Not much to offer so for 50 amp hook up, $40.00 I felt was a little high. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Aug 2014 - $30.00
Very small place. Only a few sites available due to permanent residents. NOT big rig friendly. Very tight right turn into CG. No staff on site. Sites not level. Low branches (real low). Owner, who we spoke with on phone was polite and friendly. - TRDAWG
Aug 2014 - $30.00
Not sure why this park doesn't get better ratings. It's quiet, spacious, peaceful and pretty. Fairly level and HUs work well. $30 per night seems excessive, though. GREAT BBQ place on the corner. - TheRollingJones