3 Parks near Oakman, Georgia
Sep 2015 - $28.00
We stayed in one of four sites that have full hookups (these are first come first serve). The hosts are great, the rangers came through the park on a regular basis and everything was clean. The fishing however was less than expected, probably a little early for the shad run, but that's fishing!!
The 28.00 per night reflects a 4.00 per night for full hookups. - AU Fishing
Aug 2015 - $14.00
We stayed in the newer section of the campground, but all lots have concrete pads with a minimum of gravel patios and 30/50 amp service. This is part of a large COE recreational area surrounding Carter Lake with a swimming beach, boat launches, picnic areas and more. Several sites had good satellite views, were level, and well maintained. - RV Skipper
Jun 2015 - $28.00
This was our first time here. The campground was very clean. I would have rated it a 10 but we didn't like not having access to water. We arrived mid week and the campground only had a few campers in it so we was able to check out different sites. If you have kayak or boat sites 9,10,11 and 32 will be your best bet. You can get to water but expect to be out of breath coming back up. The camp host that was on duty was awesome. Lots of help and advice. We really enjoyed our deck! The bathrooms was clean but Please watch for snakes. My teenage son came out door and almost stepped on cottonmouth. He took pic of it and it was confirmed that it was a venomous snake. - jlee745
Sep 2013 - $12.00
Beautiful park with playgrounds for kids and a boat ramp and picnic area on the lake. Sites are quite large with concrete patios and crushed rock tent pads. Many sites have good views of lake, and there are some premium sites with wooden decks. Park is 9 miles from Ellijay, and it is only a few more miles to several apple orchards. - SunnyTravelers
Oct 2015 - $12.00
The 4.2 mile entrance road to this campground reminds me of "The Devils Tail". Lots of twists, turns, ups and downs; but, the road is wide enough and in good condition so it shouldn't be a problem for even the largest rig if you're careful. Watch out for motorcycles on this road.
The CG is very nice. Carter Lake is a high mountain lake and the locals say it's a few degrees cooler in the summer. Like all COE parks, this one is well laid out for the terrain. However, the designer had some challenges on this one because of the narrow peninsulas. The lengths listed online are for the pad only; there is additional space in the site for a tow/towed vehicle. Because of the terrain many sites are oriented so the door faces the road and not the lake. Refer to the campground map on Recreation. gov to see these. Camp sites 18, 19, 21, 31, 32 and 33 (maybe a few more) are narrow with the "sitting area" behind the site instead of adjacent to the door side. These are still good sites, but don't allow much sitting area beside the camper. Most of the sites have a good view of the lake, although they are higher than the lake level in elevation. Some sites have decks or large door side sitting areas. There is a small swimming area with benches provided in a viewing area. Site 20 overlooks the swimming area. Good Verizon cell phone coverage. There is only one bath house for 40 sites, but it is clean and in good repair. Plenty of hot water in the showers with "real" controls (not a push button). The access loop for the dump station is a little short - fifth wheels have to "swing wide" for the proper approach. Also, the dump station has a little forward slope which doesn't allow complete draining of some of your tanks. Reports are the fishing is good with lake trout and bass. This is a nice, quiet campground. We will return. - Bama Camper
May 2015 - $12.00
A lot of fishermen camp here at this small but very deep lake. It's our go to place when we don't want to burn a lot of gas and can have neighbors come out to visit.
We stay in a 35 ft motor home and I don't think I've seen any bigger rigs there. We have a couple of favorite sites. Some sites are narrow and your fire ring and table are behind your unit. Almost all sites are shady. The CG is on a ridge line so they had to get creative with the site placements.
The shower house was clean but could use some updating. - Lainee131
Oct 2014 - $11.00
Rate based on senior pass. The park was a steep climb to get to but we had a beautiful site with a gorgeous view once we got there. We had a huge, private deck, great shade and lake view. As mentioned in another review, the bathhouse was a hike, but was walk-able from our site (1), the furthest site away. The showers only had tepid water. The dump station was placed with the bathhouse instead of at the exit. For sites 1 and 2, built as afterthoughts, the dump is only accessible by driving to the exit, making a careful u-turn, driving all the way back through the park, circling back to the dump station and then making the drive to finally exit, again. We only stayed 2 nights, so it wasn't an issue, but it would be a pain to use the dump from either of those 2 sites. Quite a few of the sites could be difficult maneuvering into, as well. In our opinion, the setting didn't make up for the other deficiencies and resulted in the "5" rating. - noplace