23 RV Parks near Dawsonville, Georgia
Dec 2016 - $18.00
Check in was a 45 minute wait and poorly organized. Check out didn't happen because the gate was left unattended for considerable time periods. Our camp site was not well engineered, erosion of the approach drive and retaining walls made back in a nightmare. Charcoal grill was rusted out and useless. 30 amp service had a loose and shorting out breaker (Power went out and breaker was sizzling. Switched to 50 amp with adapter and was okay) right next to a spewing water hookup. Couldn't leave water on for more than a few minutes or we were in a lake. Dump station hydrant also had major leaks. The rest of the park is beautiful, well maintained and the falls and mountain views are epic. IF you go pick your site carefully!! - Dana D
May 2016 - $30.00
The scenery was great and we plan to return as soon as possible. The gift shops were very good also. We ate at the lodge with the great view and great food. There was nothing to complain about. - Russell Earl Kelly
May 2016 - $30.00
WARNING: entrance to this SP campground can be extremely taxing on larger campers and motorhomes - posted 25% incline for a mile or more from the registration office. There is also a VERY tight turn at a STEEP incline within the campground...
50a and water at each of the only 24 gravel, but lengthy sites...most are built up from the side of the mountain. - hturnerfamily
Jun 2017 - $30.00
We camped at Site #67 which is right on the water, Semi-Shade, Concrete pad for Trailer, very flat level site, Grill, Fire ring, Table, Light hook, 20/30/50-Amp, Water, plenty of room for Trailer and Two Vehicles. Very well kept Park, Host very helpful and friendly, my only complaint is the restrooms have no forced air ventilation, very hot & sticky. - leadshot
Apr 2017 - $14.00
We have stayed at Bolding Mill a couple of times when visiting family in the Atlanta area. This is one of two COE camping parks that are open during the winter on Lake Lanier. The sites are long and spacious with natural foilage and trees intact between sites to offer privacy. The hosts do a great job in cleaning up the sites after check-outs and keeping the facilities clean. We camped during spring break and the campground was full. A coin operated washer and dryer is available at one of the two bath houses in the campground. A very large parking area and boat launch is located at the entrance. We always enjoy our stay. - Golfgirl
May 2016 - $34.00
We had a 50' back-in site on the lake. Very clean, level and spacious, fire pit, grill mounted on a post, light hook. 20/30/50-amp power, water, no cable, no Wi-Fi. Dump station has two sewer connections, very spacious, can accommodate two vehicles with easy in, easy out. My only negative comment is the comfort station by the lake has no hand towels or dispenser in the restrooms. My wife said there was not one in the ladies room. At least install a towel dispenser or electric hand dryer, also need some type of ventilation, very hot and sticky in the restrooms. Also this comment applies to the restroom at the picnic area. - leadshot
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Site is a great lake front view. One of the grounds and bath house keepers was very diligent in completing her job and doing it well. The men cutting the grass need to be assigned other duties. There is only small patches of grass. They seemed to ride the mower more than actually work. They need to cut the grass with a weed eater. The attendants at check in/out were always pleasant. Over all for the value it was a great place to camp. It is a kid friendly campground. We highly recommend the campground. We enjoyed boat riding on the lake. - gfales
May 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here for a coupe nights on a whim, and then came back the following week for another 5 nights. As others have said, the park is greatly underused, and I don't know why! It's BEAUTIFUL, quiet and very well laid out. I will warn that some of the sites are REALLY steep to get in and out of....may want to call ahead and check yours.
There's a lot of traffic on the lake on the weekends, but that makes for nice wave crashing sounds on the shoreline. So very relaxing!
The one thing that they could improve is the bathrooms. They're pretty outdated and don't have any paper towels or hand driers which is odd.
There are plenty of restaurants, stores etc....nearby. And even a movie theater if you have a rainy day. TV signal was in and out but cell service was strong (T-mobile and AT&T).
There's a GREAT laundromat in Gainesville called "Wash yer duds" and we highly recommend that if you need laundry facilities outside the ONE washer and drier onsite.
All in all, this is now one of our favorite parks and we can't wait to go back! It's too bad they close in September.... The fall colors are probably SPECTACULAR there! - doggpurr
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is a favorite! Sites are spread out and clean. Almost everyone has a view of the lake. Aside from boat engine noise, you get plenty of peace and quiet. Sites are level but a few have pretty steep entrance/exits. We stayed at site #43 which is a beautiful site but our travel trailer bumper scraped when exiting. We also stayed in site 43 which gives you a beautiful lake view if you have a large rear window. Both had a short trail to the lake to do some fishing from the bank. - budm108
Nov 2013 - $30.00
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. - User3310
Dec 2012 - $35.00
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. - chiniakbay
Mar 2012 - $17.00
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. - hunkahunka
Oct 2016 - $30.00
I drive in from Toronto. I arrived late afternoon, tired and a bit apprehensive due to the size and height of my rig. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
The site was a drive through with enough length to accommodate both my Smart and toyhauler. . In order to unload Smart and bikes I did need to use the access road.
The driveway was almost level, and the gravel picnic area and well manicured lawn pristine.
There was only one washer dryer in our area, but the area was clean and the machines worked well.
The park itself is absolutely gorgeous, with mature trees and lakefront on three sides.
This is the nicest place we have been so far.
A note for motorcyclists; if you are looking to ride the Tail of the Dragon and back be ready for a long day. - BHam
Aug 2016 - $26.00
We liked the park. The only issue we had was finding trash cans. There was only one in the park, and it was not convenient. - Georger
May 2016 - $15.00
Bald Ridge Creek Campground is a beautiful, well laid out, maintained campground. One of the prettiest parks I've ever been to and I have been to many parks all over the US. Every site has a beautiful view of the lake and lots of shade. Our site was long and level with utilities (50amp and water - no sewer) in good working order and well placed on the site. The pads were very generous with the trailer on concrete and an additional crushed granite area (45'x20') that had a recessed fire pit, bar-b-q pit, and an extra long picnic table. We enjoyed a quite weekend and would definitely come back to this park again and again if we lived in this area. - the Fishers
Sep 2017 - $30.00
I've camped at Shady Grove multiple times and enjoy the place for the most part. There are some great sites on and off the water. Bathrooms are dated but well maintained and usually very clean. My biggest gripe is that I've found the staff working at check-in, to be a tad prickly. This appears to be a common occurrence given other reviews. Hopefully the park management will address that. - ToddCase
Mar 2017 - $30.00
This CG appears to be well funded and is well maintained. Lots of maintenance going on when we were there, just prior to the Georgia spring break week. Layout is typical for a COE park (although it is a County park). Many good lake side sites, although many were tent sites (no power). Seems like the longer, larger sites with 50 amp power were in the higher numbers. Check the on line map carefully. Many of the lower numbered sites were too close for my liking. These were usually 30 amp (or no power) sites. My favorite sites for a large rig are 97, 98 and 85. Many of the large sites are "split level" to the sitting area. Access to the lake varies from site to site because of the steep banks. There is a good playground and fairly nice swimming beach. Only one dump station, but it is in good shape. Good over-the-air TV reception from Atlanta stations. Verizon coverage is 3/5 over the full CG. The CG terrain is moderate hills - fair for bicycles. Grocery store, hardware and a fishing center are nearby. CAUTION - As of the date of this review (3-30-2017), there is a low hanging communications cable on Shady Grove Road near the address of 7010, about 1 mile outside the CG gate. We hit the wire on the way out, but it did not snag on our AC. Others might not be so lucky - be aware of this and be careful. This was reported to the Forsythe County Sheriff's Office, AT&T and the campground. Hopefully it will be repaired soon. The height of the cable is approx 12' 3". - Bama Camper
Oct 2016 - $28.00
Overall the campsite was good, and the front desk folks were efficient and friendly. The only bad thing was the over zealous park rangers with alcohol. We didn't have any issues but most of the other folks in our little area did and honestly it was just too much, following people, hiding in the woods and spying. It's all confirmed. Unless someone is a problem leave it alone. - manderson2228
Nov 2014 - $18.00
Needed a place, convenient to Gainesville, to help out our aging parents for the weekend. It was a very cold weekend. The attendant was very helpful and let us pick our site from those available. As it is an older park, not all sites are easy to get a 40' diesel pusher in and out. I chose site 36 as it was almost a pull-thru. That site only had 30 amp service but we didn't need a lot of amperage. Ran the furnaces, microwave and TV without problem. Some sites do have 50 amps. Beautiful park with hardwood lined hills on Lake Lanier. RV's must pass through two, coded security gates so we felt very safe. We would certainly camp here again. - coastaltom
Mar 2014 - $30.00
We really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in site 42, with a group of others that had sites 41 and 40. We were right on the lake, and close to the beach, playground and bath houses. This was our first trip here, and we will return. Some sites are not as close to the waters as others, so plan accordingly. - WODADDY
May 2013 - $34.00
We love this campground. There is a security gate front entrance, plus another security code gate to the camping area for travel trailers and motorhomes. The sites were very clean. Trash cans are provided close to each site and they are checked emptied daily. The bath facilities are kept clean. The security truck rides by frequently. Not all sites have a fire pit, but we had one this time. The water level was up, so we were able go fishing at our site. We enjoyed it and appreciate the work that goes into maintaining and securing the grounds. We had a very relaxing visit. - gacamper50
May 2017 - $36.00
Stayed four nights at this campground and feel like I have found my favorite place to camp! Beautifully maintained grounds and camping sites along with wonderful views of Lake Sidney Lanier. I found the neighbors were very nice, respectful and tidy as well. Just a wonderful place! - Travelforlife2015
May 2017 - $16.00
$28 a night Monday-Wednesday. $32 for Thursday-Sunday. We paid 1/2 price with our America the Beautiful ( senior ) pass. Located about 10 miles off I985 and about 30 miles north of Atlanta. Nice, clean, COE park. Roads are paved and easily accessible to any size rig. Sites are laid out in along a number of 'spurs', some are open and some are not. Some are pull thrus, some a back in. Most have a view of the lake and may or may not have easy access to it! Each restroom building contains one washer & dryer - .75 each to use, a nice surprise! The park is dry, and you have to sign on check in that you understand that rule. The reason for my 8 rating is that they lock a gate here at 10:30pm and open it at 7:00am. If you want to return later than that you have to park outside and walk in - this is 'technically' not allowed but had 'never' been a problem. This put a bit of a hitch in a few of our plans! Besides that, it's a wonderful place to stay! - Amls
Apr 2017 - $13.00
Delightful campground on Lake Lanier. Our site (#5) was in the trees so we didn't have as great a lake view as we would have liked, but it worked out just fine. Internal roads are tight for big rigs, but manageable. Roads and parking pads are paved, and there are concrete patios with picnic tables and a fire ring. Sites are placed with plenty of space and trees between them, so you're not parked right on top of your neighbor. Water and electric (30 & 50 amp) available, but no sewer hook-up, although there is a dump station. - boardman
Apr 2017 - $32.00
This was a really great park for a 2 night stay. We stayed Fri-Sun and had a great time. The sites were nicely laid out with some decent privacy between them. Each had water and power (50amp) and a picnic table with a fire ring. They sold firewood on site. The campground is right on a lake which was beautiful and very serene. There were some boats on the lake (Lake Lanier is extremely popular for boaters) but we did not notice any extra noise. The staff were all very nice. The dump station would be my only "ding" on this park as getting in requires some tight turns. Also, the park gates close at 10:30 so you have to be in or you get locked out. - clink-182
Feb 2017 - $15.00
Sites 12 thru 25 are the most scenic and are the ones being reviewed. They are on a peninsula overlooking the lake. All sites have tall pines offering shade and sun. The parking pads are paved and level but narrow. They also have picnic tables that sit on a concrete pad and offer a fire ring as well as a BBQ grill. The only draw back to many of the sites is the ground drops off steeply from the parking pads making exit/entry to your camper difficult. We were in site #20 and to get to the first step of our camper was about 20 inches. If it were not for this I would have given the sites a rating of 10. - Poe Dog
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Overall the stay was good, except for the rude and condescending behaviour to multiple people. I ended up hearing about other people having similar issues while on site. 30amp service worked, but my surge protector showed that the polarity was reversed. Might be an issue. There is one dump site. Worked well, except for it being a monsoon. Water really collect in the dump area and it's hard to keep it all stable while trying to unload. Our spot was great with a gorgeous view of the lake, near a beach where we were able to beach our boat. Really close to Atlanta and great for a weekend get away. Lady doing check in just needs an attitude adjustment. - manderson2228
May 2017 - $42.00
The park was very run down. Sites were in need of work. Park is very old. We had camped here approximately 20 years back with the kids. Went back to see about planning a holiday stay. They have spent a lot of money on the water park but none on the campground. Very disappointed. One night stay and left. - RDM1980
May 2017 - $42.00
A few years ago, before the current management team took over this campground, I considered this campground to be my favorite in NE Georgia. I have a new travel trailer now and drove to Blue Ridge Campground (Lake Lanier Islands) with a friend to scope the campground out again with the anticipation of camping there this week. WELL! I was shocked at the condition of the campground! There were large pot holes in the roads, large enough that I had to steer around them. I saw campsites that were so overgrown with vegetation you would no longer be able to back your travel trailer into them. I found one site I initially considered staying at, however the grill was broken and unusable and it looked as though the site had a sewer connection, but the pipe was full of a "liquid". There was one, lone, older travel trailer parked in one of the sites and it looked like it was abandoned as well. I drove back to the guard house and asked the lady when the campground would be open. To my surprise, she said "Its open now!" I asked her if they were planning on making repairs and she said "Not as far as I know". Honestly, the place looks abandoned. And for $42 a night, there are other, much better maintained campgrounds in the area, at less money! - Travelforlife2015
May 2016 - $47.00
When you come through the gates it is mesmerizing. Absolutely beautiful resort. Arriving at the campground I was totally surprised that it was part of the same resort. Roads were terrible at best. Campsites were clean and utilities worked except for the sewer hookup. Most of the sewer hookups are not usable. Beautiful views of the lake. Restrooms and showers worked but could use upgrades. Shower stalls had broken tiles and no lighting in the showers. - F35mech