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22 RV Parks near Emerson, Georgia
We did however find 22 campgrounds within 25 miles of Emerson. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Emerson in the left hand column.
Oct 2018 - $38.00
We stayed one night. Electric and water only, site just big enough to park our 25ft travel trailer. Ram 1500 TV had to park next door on mulched yard. Down hill site. Fire ring cluttered. Large pine tree too close to site to allow awning to open fully. Trees on the other side close to site required careful parking to allow room for slide out. Our site was right next to the entrance/exit gate, lots of traffic going by. Other sites farther away may not be as noisy. Dog droppings near site. A railroad runs within 100 ft and is very active with as many as 3 trains per hour, all with loud horns, thundering by at all hours of the day and night. The roads used to get to the campground are not the best, narrow and choppy. We have paid less for much better. Restrooms were clean and recently upgraded or constructed. Nice tile floors and shower walls. Would not stay here again. - Capt RonB
Aug 2018 - $41.00
Great stop over traveling from Tenn to south of Atlanta during the week. You do not want to go thru Atlanta except Sat or Sun if you can help it. We stayed here a few times. It isn't far from 75. Easy in and out and nice to be on the lake to go for a walk after your long day of driving. Great lake front sites and plenty of room to walk around. Different types of sites, most without sewer but there are a few with and you can dump your grey water in grey water areas marked. Full easy to access dump as you leave the CG. We had a very steep site this time but it was a large pull thru - we wanted to stay hooked up and it met our needs. Might ask, if level is important to you. Ducks around everywhere that are very friendly. Great verizon service and over the air channels worked ok. They do have cable but we did not utilize. Trees everywhere so not always sat friendly unless u can move yours around. Lovely rolling park like setting. They have a marina for your boat and a small store with basics. Between the Lake and the Pool, it is a nice summer visit. - FrancisandRenee
Jul 2018 - $55.00
Great views on the peninsula of Lake Allatoona. These amazing views could have made up for the park deficits, though in my view, were not sufficient to change my overall negative review. There are very few sites that have sewer hook-ups at this park. Every Tuesday, they have a service that costs $25 to dump both gray and black water tanks. Most of the sites are unpaved. Most sites are rather highly sloped. A great many of the sites are unpaved. The restrooms were reasonably clean, though not air conditioned. A few of the sites which seemed occupied by longer-term patrons were unkempt with personal belongings. The laundry facility had 3 working, older model, top loading washing machines and 3 very old functioning dryers. Patrons are largely rule-abiding, though they don't enforce the two-vehicle limit rule such that certain areas in the campground seemed like a parking lot. Sadly, I experienced a decidedly agitated patron in the laundry room who offered a direct physical threat. Having sought help from the management office, I was unable to feel comfortable that they would control the agitated man whose profanity and direct physical threats were of great concern. Feeling unsafe, I left the campground early without an offer of an apology by the campground or a refund for the days unused. - talldriver
Oct 2016 - $14.00
We stay here every year while visiting family. The only site I'm comfortable in is Site #1 the disabled site. Our coach is 38' and the other sites are up on a hill and not level. Very pretty area situated on Lake Allatuna beach. Open year round. - Luvs her horses
Apr 2014 - $17.00
This is a beautiful Military campground. However, it is Not big rig friendly. The railroad track you have to cross once leaving the interstate scrapped the bottom of our motor home even while crossing it very slowly. The road in the campground is steep and windy with over hanging tree limbs. We could not get level on our site and did not put out the slides. It was a very uncomfortable night. We saw only two sites which might work for a big rig but driving through the campground is very difficult. The staff were very friendly on the phone; however, we received no warning as to the challenges of staying there in a big rig. The lake is very pretty and the campground appeared to be very well maintained. In a smaller rig this place would be ideal. Be aware, however, there is a lot of road noise from the interstate. - Wgcamper
Oct 2013 - $16.00
This park was disappointing for us for several reasons. First, it is down a very narrow winding two lane road and over some steep and angled railroad tracks. On one turn, we launched our coffee pot from it’s location and broke it. The turn in, if you enter from one direction, is very sharp (125+ degrees). Distance wise, it’s only a few hundred yards below I-75 and one does hear the interstate. Once in the campground, we were assigned the only available site we were told that would handle our 40 ft rig and it was the handicapped site. It was under the trees (all sites are under the trees) so our rooftop satellite wouldn't lock on. Our bow-tie antenna, with built in booster, pulled in about 8 channels. Most were junk i.e. religious, QVC, infomercials etc. ) and not worth watching. The on site free cable was inoperable so we missed a World Series game. The lake was down due to flood control so no boating or swimming. Only one restroom was working and it was a hike from our site. It does offer 10 rental cabins, 10 tent sites and 12 W/E only RV sites. The CG shows an unsecured Wi-Fi at our site but we could never connect. Our Verizon Mi-Fi allowed us to get the internet. It’s a bit of a drive to the nearest small town of Cartersville and the closest grocery chain was 6 miles away. All in all, this is one facility that we will avoid in the future, even if it means paying a bit more somewhere else. - 5thwheeler
Aug 2018 - $35.00
There is one loop of pull throughs for RV's. As far as I know, you can't reserve a specific site. The problem with these sites is that the ones farther down the line have a terrible slope and road condition coming out of the campsite. We drove slow and were thrown around as we hit pot holes. Luckily our RV was short enough (29') to make the turn onto the loop. It was raining for the one night we stayed so we didn't try the hiking the trails. The gate system was a pain since we arrived after 4 pm. - J and C
May 2018 - $33.00
While this is a pretty park, we did not find it good for anyone with a big rig. The roads are winding and small with tree branches hitting you at every turn. The pull throughs right on the left when you come in are long enough. However, entry is steep coming in to most of them and we saw many gouges in the asphalt from trailers and tow cars that bottomed out. Unlike many other Georgia state parks, upgrades have not been made to the roads and sites. Very wooded. Great for tents and small RVs. - dorcol
Apr 2018 - $35.00
I've reviewed this park before, it's local to us and good for a shakedown to begin the season. The park doesn't change much, however the Ga weather can, so come prepared for it to change during your stay based on the season. This stay we were in site 82 which is a 20 ft back in, near the front of the park after you loop around the CG. The site was nice plenty of room for parking two cars , a long back in with a few pines to avoid but not to bad. The neighbors were kinda close but no worse than most parks. In this case we had good neighbors, with kids but very quite. Bath house close by but it's one of the older ones, do your self a favor and walk or drive up to the new bathhouse near entrance to the CG. This is something that The Park needs to address, upgrade the bath houses! Our camping buddies were across the road in site 83, it is a 40ft Back in, a huge lot with lots of privacy. These sites were, again near the entrance to the CG, and not on the lake but just a short walk to lake access. We will go to Red Top again, it's not only close for us but it's a favorite as well. - CoachLen613
Sep 2018 - $16.00
Use Route 75 to exit 278. Large campground. Friendly staff at check in. Shady. Some sites looked a little tricky to get into. Some beautiful waterfront sites. Several pull throughs. Our site was on an incline but long enough we could get level. Our site was a large and shady pull through. Had deer walk through in the morning. Bathroom/shower was a walk up an incline. Paved roads throughout for nice walks. No camp store. We were there over a weekend that was a local school break so it was FULL. It was quiet and private. Dollar General within 5 miles. - Jan Orlando
Jul 2018 - $32.00
Agree with all the previous posters except find locking the entrance gate to returning campers at 10:30 PM antiquated. We attended a Braves baseball game and since we returned after that appointed hour we had to park our truck outside and walk just under a mile in the dark I might add to our RV. I suggest issuing a gate code to re enter the park after hours. - Part timers
May 2018 - $16.00
Interagency 50% Senior discount for two nights for a large, paved, pull-thru, 50 amp, water hookup site with a wooden deck overlooking a small cove of Allatoona Lake. A dump station is available. We had good Verizon cell and internet access. The trees prevented satellite TV reception. A busy train track is about a mile away and the noise does affect a quiet evening. Our GPS directed us to the Allatoona Dam Visitor Center instead of the McKinney campground; be sure to check the directions. We would camp here again. - Dave51
Dec 2016 - $30.00
This is a campground behind the main marina building. While it has a pretty view at the lakeside, it is apparent that the main business is the marina. The entrance/exit gate is difficult to maneuver around because of all the boats and cars that are parked around it. They have a dump "hole" on the right side of the entrance, in front of the parked boats. (hole only-no water and hard to find without the small sign pointing it out.) One way in/out and the roads are extremely small and in poor condition. The site was pretty level but was buried under so many pine needles we could hardly pick out the perimeter. Fire ring, picnic table and grill at the site. No wifi but we got a good signal with Verizon and AT&T. It looks as if they have made a few improvements (laundry room with washers & dryers in the shower building, next to the marina office) but it is still a work in progress. - LizabethC
Oct 2016 - $25.00
A full service marina and campground. We have camped here. We've had a boat here and this summer for the first time we rented a pontoon to take some out of town family out on the lake. The rental was very nice and reliable. We enjoy all aspects of this marina. Very good service and prices. - Mason Moore
Aug 2011 - $35.00
There are so many things wrong with this place. The gate is broken. There is trash everywhere. The restrooms are nasty and supplies are never available. The office manager is a disorganized and very rude person. We paid $600+ for a month and a week which was not recorded properly and I received harassing calls and then when provided the receipts there was no apology just pure rudeness. Also, our window was shot out while we camped there. It was a disaster and NOT WORTH A PENNY! - TNTRVTRAV
May 2017 - $13.00
This is an older county park. Clean and neat. The roads were paved but narrow, twisty and hilly. The spots were cement and very level. Large rigs may have a difficult time maneuvering. There were picnic tables and fire rings and garbage barrel with a recycle bin at each spot. The view of the lake is beautiful. Bath house is dated but clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. - esta34950
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here Labor Day Weekend. All of the State Park and COE campgrounds on Lake Allatoona tend to get reserved early, but this one doesn't. This is a little jewel of a campground. I think the sites are better than the ones at McCaskey Creek COE campground a few miles away. Some of the spots are really better left for tents as they are hard to get into with anything bigger than a class B. Rear lounge trailers have a lot of choices for great views as the back-in sites face the lake. However, in these same sites the patio faces the road or adjacent space with limited views of the lake. The better sites in the park are 8, 11 and 12 if you have a rear lounge and don't require the patio to be facing the lake. We stayed in site 11 and angled our trailer about 45 degrees to the pad and had a good view of the lake from the patio area. Site 14 is a very nice back-in with the patio facing the lake, but is only about 16 ft wide. Sites 24, 25 and 27 are also very nice, but are also a little narrow. Site 27 is on the end of a peninsula with lots of water surrounding it. Site 54 is nice, but also only about 16 ft wide. I would avoid sites 32-37 as they are very close together and on the main road through the campground with not much to view.
The roads are narrow, but easily navigable unless there is a vehicle coming the other way as all roads are two-way. There is a nice beach as you enter the park and nearby in another section of the park is the boat launch area. Water pressure is high (120psi).
The only complaint is how the spots are left by previous campers. Our fire ring was filled with partially burned trash, and we observed many empty spots where the fire rings were used as trash dumps. Despite this, we will return here again.
The campground is closed October through February. - GA Bob
Nov 2008 - $18.00
We have been RVers for 36 years. We find Georgia State and County parks to be among the nation's best. Bartow Gatewood Park was not a disappointment. The foliage was stunning, the campground well kept and beautiful. The roads are paved as are many of the RV sites. There are plenty of lakefront sites with beautiful views, with decks built for the picnic tables. One side of the campground has a great view of the dam. We were greeted by the nicest hosts (Dicky & Vicky), who even delivered some firewood to our campsite for us. They were seen often driving through the park and if we were walking, they always stopped and asked if everything was OK and if we were enjoying our stay. I can't remember having such a nice reception in a government-owned park! Even though it is called Bartow Beach Campground, the beach was closed years ago, but there is a natural little beach that people enjoy swimming from. If I had to guess, I would say it's about 5 miles off I-75 out SR 20, and well worth the drive! - n2fun
Jun 2017 - $16.00
Campground is right next I-75 (traffic noise). Sites are spacious, well maintained, sites however are not level: Our side was literally a hill. It was very difficult to back into our site. Very nice scenery as we were next to the lake. - jonk90
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Very convenient for an overnight off of I75. Sites are older but electric has been upgraded. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. Gate is locked after hours with no admission...get home after curfew and you are walking! Some roads and sites were a little tight for our 33ft. Great value with the Access pass. For longer stays we prefer McKinney, which is nearby and is much more peaceful. - tom&kathryn
Jun 2007 - $26.00
Nicely shaded well manicured sites with level pad for outside cooking and or tenting. I-75 does cross over front entrance to park and sites 1 -29 noisy during the day hours. Park attendants are hit or miss regarding hospitality. Some are overly friendly and others are down right mean. We have camped at this park for 7 years now and love the convenience of local new built Publix grocery store on hwy 41 a mere 2.5 miles away. Only major complaint is that front gate is locked at 11:00PM with no exit until 7:00AM. This makes it very tough. They should combination lock the gate. I guess I should be glad for the security right? Some of the lower number sites are small but in no wake cove of lake Alattonna so boats at Blockhouse day use don't jeopardize safety when swimming. The park is controlled by the Army Core Of Engineers Mobil, AL division. Reserve USA is now sub contracted out and what a mess. Much better last season. Ugh!! Anyway nice park and don't let I-75 scare you. Its still very nice and will continue to camp there for years to come. - beech2000
Jul 2018 - $20.00
Nice campground on beautiful lake. All sites are on lake. Asphalt pad. Only negative I have is we woke up in the morning with the inside and outside of our camper covered in thousands of ants (luckily not fire ants). Took a month to get them out of the inside. Told lady at front gate that our site needed to sprayed but she didn't really care. - Bjb1775
Jun 2016 - $18.00
Beautiful campground and all sites are waterfront w/ 50amp & water. Paved somewhat narrow roads but plenty of overhead clearance. Sites are all paved with gravel tent / picnic area and concrete picnic table. Only a few sites are big enough for 36 ft motorhome. A couple of pull throughs but most are back in. Lots of mature trees and our site ( #14) was secluded on it's own private peninsula. - Appleknocker
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Did not have a reservation but was able to get a spot. This is a small wooded campground convenient to I75. We were given a pull-thru site which was not level as it was on a hill, but we managed as we only stayed one night. Since the park is hilly, most of the back-in and pull-thru sites are at different levels but all have a view of lake Allatoona. We had 50A and water, a nice picnic table/ grill, fire ring and spot for a tent. There is a dump station. There were nice large pavilions and clean bathrooms, one with a washer and dryer. Several campers had brought their boats and we saw folks swimming. There is no wifi or cable tv, no amenities. There are only a few big rig sites. Would stay here again, but would make reservations. - mohocamper
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Paved interior roads and sites. We opted to get a 'premium' site overlooking Lake Allatoona. Had walk down access to the lake also.
Sites are very large with a gravel pad for tents/shelter. Concrete picnic table and grill.
Nice beach and boat launch.
A word of caution to big rig owners, call in advance. Didn't see too many sites that would accommodate a 40' rig. - Iceman567
Jun 2015 - $26.00
This campground is small with some tight turns. We stayed here during the week and the campground was nearly empty. The beach for the kids was nice and clean. Thursday and Friday it starting filling up and the quiet went away. The crowds also increased the demand on the shower facility. We would stay here again but I will be very selective of the campsite I choose. - walterwegozz
Aug 2013 - $26.00
This was the first campground we stayed at with a travel trailer. The hosts were very nice and directed us to a different pull-through site than the one we registered with and it was SO much better. Almost all tent sites are on the water and the RV sites are inland, but they are wooded and quiet. I agree with another poster that there are few level sites than can handle large rigs, but we have a 17-footer so that didn't bother us. The lake was close by, fishing was OK, clean restrooms and showers and the swimming area was very well maintained. We will definitely return! - SimeralKing
Mar 2008 - $18.00
Actually I did not stay in this campground. A friend wanted me to check out for him. This place is a REAL DIVE, cars up on blocks, what was left of the road in the campground had huge potholes in it, lots of trash and lots of seasonal RVers with rundown RVs. Overall really run down. I would not recommend anyone staying there. - ETB