5.8 Average
     
Dahlonega, Georgia

Etowah River Campground

Dahlonega, Georgia



473 Rider Mill Road
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Phone: (706) 867-7528

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $30 11/2013

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hours above shown for timezone: America/New_York

Latitude: 34.547180958373
Longitude: -84.062039852142

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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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • 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 no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • 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) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • 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 ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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11 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one night out of necessity. The camp is very hard to find, especially after dark. We pulled in and there was no one about so we just selected a site. This appears to have been a nice camp ground at some point in the past but it has gone to seed. Water, sewer and electric worked but sites are uneven and over grown. Interior roads are unpaved, rutted and muddy after a rain. The camp is in desperate need of a major rework of its infrastructure. It struck us as a jewel in the "very rough." There are lots of permanent units on site and some that appear to be abandoned. We were charged $30 cash; not credit cards taken. This camp ground will do in a pinch but we cannot recommend it as a destination. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Maybe it's the wrong time of year. It was muddy and filthy. Dog poo all over the place and dirty diapers in the fire pit. No internet and my phone only worked part time. It was quiet. That is the only positive I can think of. We will not stay there again. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This CG is a bit out of the way but we have family here and it was the closest CG to them. The road leading in is narrow. If you have a big rig, watch out for anyone speeding towards you. The interior roads of the CG are packed dirt and extremely bumpy. Hold on! Some advice, call ahead. We usually do, but at this time of the year we knew it wouldn't be full and didn't bother to call. As expected, there was plenty of space, but call because this property is gated. At the gate you are instructed to use the phone above the keypad to call. The phone DOESN'T WORK! The other option was to call the number listed there. A note ...Verizon does not have coverage here. Thankfully we had another cell phone, a cheap Walmart phone, and it worked. The woman at check in was very nice, the CG accepts PA, we paid $16.50. All the sites are grass. Hook ups were fine. No cable, the free wifi was poor. The restrooms/showers are huge and clean. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This is a generous rating and although we were not impressed, it may appeal to other campers who are looking for this type of campground. The site was large and got excellent satellite reception and the owners are very friendly and helpful. But, the roads are so dusty that everything is covered with a layer of dirt which will be a layer of mud had it rained. There are NO RULES at this campground. People pretty much do as they please and dogs roam free everywhere. It is loud and caters to the tent campers who have the best sites and camp in large family groups. The road leading to the campground has MAJOR potholes so beware and luckily it was dry but during rain this could be very hazardous. The river is beautiful, however there really is no access other than traipsing through someone's tent site and slipping down a precarious path. The beach area is all tent campsites so not truly accessible for getting full use of the river. It is what it is, a rustic, river campground with few amenities, 1 bathhouse with 2 stalls in the men room for throngs of tent campers, so it is as clean as you would expect under the circumstances. We were expecting more and would have given a higher rating had the one drawing point, the river, been actually accessible and viewable from the campsites. We will not be back and actually left 1 day early from our holiday weekend. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

A real adventure getting in the first time. Off the beaten path, to say the least. Long dirt drive. All interior roads dirt. All sites are very grass covered. The permanent units had all the shaded sites. Very, very quiet. Not very busy this time of year. Nice setting along the small river. Many tent sites on the river. Would stay here again. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife was having a party so, me and the dogs needed to leave the house. Friendly staff, nice sites with fire rings on the river. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 3 nights here and paid the Passport America rate. It was a nice campground, mostly open sites with a number of permanent units just inside the tree line. You couldn't really see them unless you walked up to them. Wi-Fi was slow but it did the job. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We did some gold panning here (yes, we found some) and also visited nearby Dahlonega. The only negative was the narrow dirt road coming in and the muddy roads when it rained. We would stay here again, though. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

After discovering the state parks were full, we arrived here to discover a hidden gem. The owner was friendly and helpful, guiding us to a great site right on the river. He has only been the owner for three years, and his list of desired improvements is long, but it is still a good place to stay. Everything was clean and orderly. Many sites have shade, the river is beautiful, and it is remote enough to be really quiet. Security gates are in place and the owner lives on site. There is much to see and do in the area. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Tent.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is showing it's age. Electric plugs needed to be replaced. The grounds were muddy from rain due to a lack of gravel. We spun our tires twice getting into the park. Site was not level or really large enough for our 39' 5th wheel and truck. We only stayed overnight due to these conditions. Would not return to this park. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

First time there. We are full timers, and we just happened to stop at Etowah River Campground. Yes, the grass needed cutting, but everything else was very nice. Staff was friendly, helped us pick a good site for our size rig and followed up with us later to see if we were happy with our site. Only one other campground in Florida does that when we stay there. That means something to us when the staff cares about the campers. Give them a try. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Owner operators did not have regular hours-hard to reach at times. Mowing was needed often. Security gate didn't work often. Nice woodsy atmosphere with sites right on river for tents but not RV's. Small camp store and laundry available. Some trailers were pretty slummy looking that parked there full-time. We camped at Etowah River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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