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Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $47.00
The actual physical area of this campground is gorgeous -Lake Lanier is beautiful, and strolling around is lovely. There are a lot of deer and birds. However, our 36' motorhome had a hard time making it to site 78, on the narrow little road. Once there, there is no sewer in the park at all, and the paved pad was--while supposedly long enough for our rig--nowhere level enough to get to level. Once we managed "close enough," our steps were 10" off the ground -and yes, the wife fell down them during our stay once, despite being careful. We were here camping with a group, so didn't have much choice. The bathrooms were lovely, but really far away from the loop we were camping in, so necessitated a drive in the car. They could do a lot with this place, and we were told there were plans for a rehab to happen over the winter. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $44.00
It disheartening that not much has changed at this campground since the last posting on this website almost a year ago. I had driven through this campground previously on trips to the water park and promised my self that I will never camp here. Unfortunately I had to change my decision because I planned to use the site to take my children to the water park and also witness the July 4th fireworks display at the beach area. So I thought I knew what to expect. Like the last two posts mentioned, the sites are not level at all. In fact, my RV experienced leakage because we couldn't secure a perfect level even though we went to town to obtain more planks to level the RV. The roads are not only narrow but really need major repairs because pots holes abound. It could be argued that the restrooms are not clean because they need urgent make over. Several of the camp sites don't make sense why they should be located where they are. If consideration was given, there should have been fewer sites to make room for roads or nature. My concern for this campground stems from the fact that the resort boasts a huge potential with so many fun activities around the campground. This site should be updated to attract more campers, especially those with children. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $42.00
My husband and I were quite disappointed with this campground. From the time he pulled into the camp area until the moment after he pulled away from the dump site on our way home he was not happy. The roads were a little tight for our 37ft camper, which was not that big of a deal, but the site was terribly unlevel. Even after doing the best he could, we still were leaning towards the front of the site and the lake. There were many tree roots exposed in the "pad" area along with ruts. The wood retaining wall that separated the pad from the hill to the lake was mostly deteriorated, with exposed rebar poking up. In fact, my 3 year old daughter was playing on the pad area, tripped and fell down, face first, inches from a piece of rebar that could have seriously injured her had she landed on it. We could never quite find a level place for the picnic table; drinks, food, etc. were always sliding off. As other reviewers have mentioned, the site was full of trash when we got there. Beer bottles, cigarette butts, even a tampon applicator. Then there was the bathhouse. Although we have a bathroom on board, with 4 kids and 2 adults we use the bath house as to not fill our grey water tank... The ladies room was so dirty my daughter walked in and then right back out. My husband reported that the men's room was full of mold, mildew growing on the walls, spiders, and racial slurs and other inappropriate content etched into the stalls. He also mentioned that only 2 out of 4 lights were functioning as well. After climbing the "steps" to the bath house, of which several were missing and others were in need of repair, all of my family members who had gone wished that they had not. The dump station was atrocious as well. It looked like it had not been cleaned all season. There was old trash (sun faded) scattered all about. Just very unkept, overall. We had high hopes for this experience, especially since this would have been a fun location for the kids during the waterpark season, but we will not return. The fees are $10/night more than other better maintained facilities plus there is the resort fee. This was just not worth the money. Had it been clean, and well kept I would have been OK with the price. Bottom line, this facility needs some serious TLC It was an absolute shame the condition this place was in. I will say though, that the office staff when booking was most helpful and very personable. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $43.00
This campground is awful and is in need of maintenance. They charge you an additional $10 resort fee to get in the gate, but I didn't feel like I was in a resort. The pads are gravel and are not level. The cross ties that were used to retain the gravel on the pads are wasting away and a lot of them are just missing. The site has no level area for the picnic table and most of them were still covered with trash from previous campers. We had beer bottles, ice bags, food cans and other misc items scattered around our site and in our fire pit, which is just a circle of rocks. The grill had not been cleaned. The ashes were piled up inside the grill and all around the base. The grill on the site next to us was lying on the ground. The whole post had fallen over. The beach area on our site and along the the other sites beside us was littered with beer bottles and more trash. The bath houses are over run by spiders and insects. The windows were completely covered by webs and dead insects. The walls in the showers were molding and the corners were covered in spider webs. The dump station is a tight squeeze for longer vehicles. The trees are growing up at the edge of the driveway and make it very difficult to get in to. There was trash all over the ground. It was not new trash. My overall experience in this campground was poor. The only bright spot is that the lake views are great and the premium sites are right on the water. The $43 a night fee plus the $10 gate fee makes this a $100 campsite for a weekend. We stay at other campgrounds on Lake Lanier for $60 a weekend that put this place to shame. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $36.00
Great place to get "back to nature!" We saw countless deer and enjoyed the quietness of the campground. Sites were spread apart, so not to be on top of your neighbor. Only some loops have a restroom facility ... be sure you know if your loop does! Would stay again! Camped on 82 and was happy, but would select another site next time. We picked out a few for future trips! We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Truck Camper.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
This campground is located inside the Lake Lanier Islands resort area. It is an old rustic campground. The sites are not level and are mostly dirt and gravel. The sites are not very well maintained and most lake views are down a steep incline to get to the lake. The roads are very narrow within the campground and not maintained so there are many potholes and pavement breaks. The sites are very narrow and you may have difficulty with awnings and slides. However, with all the negatives we will be back. The campground host was very nice and met us within a few minutes of us pulling into our site. He was very helpful and was there to answer any of our questions. The full hookup site we were on was very private and we did not have to worry about traffic, boaters, or rude campers. We had a great time visiting the waterpark and hotel. A tip for the waterpark is that you only need to pay for a wristband if you are using the slides. All other areas of the waterpark like big beach and sunset cove is free. You can get in for free to go to the restaurants on the property. The restuarants at the waterpark are very well priced. The ones at the hotel are overpriced. The pool and pool deck at the hotel needed a good cleaning also. All in all we enjoyed our time at Lake Lanier Islands and will be back as long as we can reserve the few sites we liked! If you are a big rig or have multiple slides I would recommend the Shoal Creek campground that is also associated with Lake Lanier Islands. You can not get to it from the main gate but would be worth the extra drive if you need better larger sites. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $42.00
If you're not a party animal or boater, this is not the place to camp. The campground is very run down; beer bottles lying around camping area, picnic tables with trash left on top, boaters coming to beach area and leaving their trash, and not one ranger or security person ever came by site to our knowledge. We actually decided to leave after 1 night stay even though we paid for 3 nights. We left and camped the other 2 nights at another place. We would never recommend Lake Lanier Island Resort Campground to anyone! We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $36.00
We stayed here for two nights while visiting family. Very nice wooded setting. We've heard horror stories about boat noise and low water levels, but maybe those were old issues because neither was a problem for us. We stayed at site 153, which was tucked back in a quiet corner. It's technically "lakefront", although the lake was a bit of a walk down a hill. The site itself had a bit of an odd layout, and it was tricky getting the trailer into the spot my wife wanted it in while dodging a large, above-ground sewer manhole. By the time we were in, we didn't have enough sewer hose to reach, given the layout, so we waited to dump until we left. Also, some previous visitor had stripped the threads on the water tap, so I had to use a manual transfer container to keep our water filled. Maintenance doesn't seem to be a massively high priority here. Technical issues aside, we very much enjoyed the setting. There was little light pollution, so we always had bright starry skies at night, and it was very quiet compared to other places we've stayed! The sites are far enough apart from one another, and there are few enough of them, that you don't get the "motorhome motel" feeling you get at some RV parks. A cold snap came through so we left early and headed south. The campground's policy is not to refund pre-paid days, but to "bank" them for 6 months - not that unusual. We'll be back later this year to use them, if we can. I'm rating this an 8/10. It's a great "outdoors" spot, especially if you like lakes and plan to get a lakefront site to fish from, or you bring a boat. It's a little on the rougher side if you're looking for more activities-driven camping, or you care a lot about having every hookup imaginable. For the price, we were very happy with the park - we've paid more for less. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $50.00
This campground was okay. All sites were dirt and gravel. All sites had shade. We were in site number 103. This site did not have sewer hookup even though others did. The bathroom and shower house was clean but old and worn like the entire campground. Our site and all others that we saw were flat and easy to get into. Lots of space for tow vehicle and guest vehicle. Every vehicle that entered Lake Lanier Islands must pay an $8.00 fee at the entry gate to the park. This was not included in the campground fee and not mentioned at time of reservation. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in the campground but no glass. It was nice to be close to the water park. We spent one day there. It was an extra fee but worth it. No coolers allowed through the gate to the water park. Go early to claim chairs and shade if you desire. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $39.00
Overall this is an O.K. campground. The first campsite we were given was so uneven and rough that we had to move. Once we found a level campsite everything worked fine. The showers were less than great. This campground is in need of updating. The girls at the front desk said Lake Lanier Islands will most likely close the campground down soon. They now own Shoal Creek, and they are going to put there efforts in to that CG. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $30.00
Rate reflects Passport America and weekly rate. Very scenic and rustic park on the banks of Lake Lanier. No 50 amp available. We had a nice pull through spot in the trees. Satellite wouldn't work, and no cable, but were able to pull in 2 local channels. We arrived Memorial Day, and since then the park has been fairly empty. Sites are dirt and pine straw, and not all that level, but all in all, we liked it here, and I would highly recommend this park. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $40.00
This park was wonderful. But, no concrete pads and very few sites with a little gravel, most were dirt or pine needles. Some sites are better than others, some bigger, some more private, but most all will take some leveling. Lots of construction on the resort and the roadways, it is trying to be the "premier resort vacation spot in the southeast," but no construction around the campground. It takes about 5 minutes to get from the main resort gate to the campground and they have a one time 8 dollar fee to get past the main gate. The bath houses were clean, but needed cosmetic updating. Other than these few things the campground is very nice, the people were friendly and helpful, the views were spectacular, and the lake access was great. We would like to come back in the summertime so we can get in the lake and go to the water park (it looked fun). We used this campground to sitesee Atlanta and it was a short 20 - 30 minute drive in. We would definitely stay here again when were are in the Atlanta area. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $36.00
Very nice park. We had a spot right next to the lake. Our spot was level and clean. Had a grill and picnic table, and a path down to the lake where there was another picnic table. Some spots are more secluded than others. Very quite. Staff was nice. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $40.00
We were in an end-site on top of the hill overlooking the lake. Our "yard" was huge with our own path cut through the woods to the lake. Cool breeze. The MOST private place we have camped (we are still new to RVing). I was surprised when we pulled through the gate, passing a water park and golf course. NOT what I was expecting, once we turned on the road to the campground, it was completely wooded and WAS what I was expecting. The lake sites are not so private (totally wooded, though) but if you have kids. We had the best site in the park, we looked! They have new links being added to the golf course so you drive by that mess but not to worry, the campground is pristine. We needed no leveling. The tall pines mixed with hardwoods made a clear forest floor. Nice. We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $40.00
This is definitely a throw-back camp ground so be prepared to actually "camp". This is not the place for those that prefer concrete pads and shoulder to shoulder living. Big rigs will have challenges leveling and navigating; however once you are set up . . . it is simply glorious. Be absolutely certain that you speak with the manager about your rig and which site will accommodate you. We did fine in a Pace 36D but we took it really slow. Do not arrive after dark! There are no interior lights in the camp ground and sites can be hard to find. Plus, it is heavily wooded and you might scrape a tree. Interior roads are paved but narrow and twisting. Most sites are very private and all have a great view of the lake. Sites are blanketed in a natural carpet of pine needles. No trouble with hookups and water pressure is strong. If you enjoy rustic, "camping" campgrounds. This is perfect. Bring water craft and bikes! We camped at Lake Lanier Islands Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
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