21 RV Parks near Gainesville, Georgia
Apr 2018 - $15.00
The campground is beautiful and so incredibly peaceful. There is a good distance between campsites. The large "patio" is decomposed granite, which was really nice, there is a fire pit and large picnic table. When we arrived we got some OTA channels, but when the clouds cleared so did our channels. The bathhouse was very clean and in good shape. The camp hosts are wonderful and friendly. They take great pride in the campground, as if it was their own. We would definitely stay again. - Living the Life
Jan 2018 - $11.00
One of our new favorite campgrounds anywhere! We were there on a Thursday night in January and the cg was about 1/4 full. We got a back-in site right on the lake and it was spectacular--sunset over the lake, the hills and trees surrounding the lake, paved site as well as all-paved roads. What more could you ask for? The only reason I didn't rate it a "10" is because you don't have a sewer hookup. We will definitely stay here again if we happen to go back to the Dahlonega area. - fanrgs
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
May 2018 - $30.00
I would like by saying we have stayed at river forks a couple dozen times over the years. There are 3 loops and several pull thru sites around the park, 45 sites in all. We always opt to stay on beach side loop because of uts proximity to the beach and a very nice day use playground. We opted for site 43 because it is the closest site to both. We have stayed on this site brfore but never encountered a problem like we had this weekend. The site was supposed to be 35 ft, which is the length of our rig. The problem is the approach is at such an angle that our hitch shank hit the ground backing into the site. We werent the only ones as there were many scrapes in the asphalt where this had happened time and again. Once we got the rig situated, unhitching was nearly impossible because of the torque put on the hitch by the approach angle. Rehitching we had simliar problems the angle put the hitch too low to the ground to install weight distribution bars, and once the weight of the trailer was applied the hitch shank again dragged the ground. Perhaps this is an issue with my setup or the length of the trailer being the length of the site, but it was one of most frustrating experiences ive had camping. So much so, we might go elsewhere next time. Sites do not seem as well maintained as in the past, i.e ashes still in grill and fire pit from previous campers. - Scargile
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
Feb 2018 - $30.00
Wow, this place is beautiful! Gorgeous lake, terrific campground. Everything is new and sparkling clean. Nice, clean and inexpensive laundry facilities. Gated entry at both park entrance and campground entrance. Friendly staff to top it all off! We would have easily given it a 10 if there was sewer at the sites. It's a good trek from the main highway, but definitely worth it. - Wanderin6
Oct 2017 - $31.00
We really enjoyed staying here. Site was level, clean and well groomed. We backed in our 38-foot motorhome on a gravel site with a great water view. Fifty amp and freshwater hookups were solid. While there is no black tank dumping on site (there are dump stations centrally located) grey water can be dumped into a marked drainage spot on site containing charcoal. Plenty of hiking trails and places for pets to exercise (leash rules apply). - Russ60
Oct 2017 - $27.00
Opened in 2002, this is Georgia's newest state park and it looks it. Wide paved roads and sites are found here. Working your way through the campground loops can be a little tight in places. The pull throughs are long and parallel to the roads and to be honest, I sometimes wondered if I was driving on the road of through a camp site. The bath houses are 15 years old but clean and neat. The sites are paved with picnic tables, lantern post and fire rings. The cable has minimal channels and while there is no sewers hook ups, there is a gray water dump can in the ground on each site. - bamawig
Apr 2018 - $32.00
Duckett Mill is a nice quiet campground off the beating path, but close to Gainesville amenities. Our site #3 was a concrete pad and only slightly off level right to left. The site itself was spacious with what appeared to be a new fire ring and picnic table. The lake was about 30-40 feet away down a gradual bank. Most of the sites appeared to have much steeper banks down to the lake. There is plenty of room to fish from the bank on this site. The only complaint is the playground needs some updating, and the dump station which is right next to the playground was awkward to get in and out of without backtracking in the park. - Scargile
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
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 - $30.00
First night in our latest camper. After a 10 year break we decided to purchase a small travel trailer and go see the country. We spent night one near our dealer just in case we needed something addressed - we didn't! Neat park but for short combinations only! Small campsites and tight roads don't lend themselves to trailers over 24 ft or so. Had a quiet night on the lake. - Champ203
Aug 2016 - $10.00
.that good condition. That park please. - Ana yanci mendez
May 2015 - $25.00
This is a very nice campground on the lake. We stayed in May, and it was quiet and peaceful. The 3pm check-out is great. The sites are spacious and many of them are private, most of them have lake views, and they are very shady. We walked all through the park and there really isn't a bad site here, they are all beautiful. The tent sites are lovely and very private, the only downside to tent camping here would be that it's a bit of a walk to the restrooms. The only downside to camping in a Travel Trailer is that there is no sewer hook up--only a dump station. Also check the length requirements, big RV's can't get into this park. Our travel trailer is 25 feet (29 extended) and we had no problems. We will definately come back! - Hrm672
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
Oct 2017 - $47.00
The reviews you read about this place are accurate, unfortunately. There is trash everywhere! The fire pit was full of trash. There were empty popcorn containers stuck in the tree. While we were looking at sites, a guy wandered up and starting relieving himself just off the road - with virtually no tree cover! - Maybell Rolls
Aug 2017 - $43.00
The front office was very nice when we checked in. The first site we were given we could not fit in because of our slides but the easily moved us. But the park lacks pride of ownership. There is trash everywhere. There was even a pile of blankets and dishes like a bum was living in the woods next to our site. The bathroom toilets would not flush and the bathrooms looked like they have not been cleaned in a while. The grill was broken off its pole and sitting on the ground. We walked down to the dock and it was very sketchy/shaky and did not seem very stable. Very disappointed in the campground. We have been to several campgrounds this summer and this was by far the worst. - Vicki M
Mar 2017 - $29.00
We arrived at this location with our grandchild. After 9:00 pm the site beside us had their music so loud that we couldn't enjoy our stay. Not only were they drunk, they also were listening to derogatory music cranked up to the point that we could not enjoy our stay. We notified the camp authorities and they didn't do a thing to reduce the noise. - Doug Siegel
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
May 2018 - $38.00
Great park with large sites that are mostly right down by the water. No sewer though and stays are limited to 14 days. They do have a dump station so be ready to move your rig to dump every few days, or bring your waste water tote. Hard to get satellite from most sites. - RollinHome
Oct 2017 - $13.00
This is our favorite COE camp on Lake Lanier, Ga. we always have a good experience. Camp is clean and well kept. Sites are good-sized and all have table, fire ring, lantern hook. Most sites are very level. There are restaurants, shopping, grocery stores within easy driving distance. Park is conveniently located. Bathhouses, restrooms are clean. - Dodie83
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