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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 15
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $22.00
This well-maintained, gated Corps of Engineers campground is situated atop a deciduously forested, steep-sided ridge protruding into Carters Lake. The roadway into the park passes through an upscale neighborhood, and does have a steep and curved grade (as mentioned by others), but nothing unmanageable for a seasoned RV driver. Campsites are spaced nicely apart. Because of the topography, the sites are beautifully tiered above/below one another. Some sites have large decks, others do not; and some are concrete padded, others are fine gravel. Sites are level, but some driveways are sloped and curved into the pad. Campsites at the front of the park are, for the most part, more sunny than those farther out. Premium sites are 50 amp, all others are 30 amp. Electric service was at 121.4 volts. Water pressure very high. Dump station near park gate. Only four non-reservable sites have sewer hookup. Bath houses clean, although hot and stuffy. Could use an exhaust fan. Over-the-air digital TV limited to three channels of PBS (Ch 18). Sprint voice and data service possible, but weak at 1 bar/1x switching to extended 3G. Better along the crest of the road. Views of the lake are limited due to forest cover. There is no beach, and only one easy way to reach the shoreline at two floating docks. Bicycling is a hilly challenge on the roadways. The speed bumps are cruel. No hiking trails. Bird life is common. There are apparently copperheads and scorpions present, according to the friendly park hosts, but we saw none. Distant train horns at times. Quiet and dark at night, active boats and jet skis on the lake by day. Fishing, boating, and wave runner oriented campers are the primary clientele. Remote. Not really near anything, although we day tripped to Ellijay's fruit stands and Dahlonega's gold museum. Bring your supplies. We would camp here again. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.
We drove to fruit stands east of Ellijay to purchase peaches and blackberries. Also took a day trip to Dahlonega.
Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 12
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $14.00
The Happy Traveler's report of June 2016 is comprehensive and accurate. Although, I would like to add - sites 21, 22 and 25 are built in "reverse", so the "awning side" of many campers are facing away from the water and the view. Be aware of this when you are booking. There may be others that I didn't notice. The primitive tent sites are very nice - isolated and private. Verizon coverage is good - 3 or 4 bars out of 5. Sites 29, 30 and 31 have a trail to the water and a small beach for launching a kayak or canoe. Be careful on the trails, there is a lot of poison ivy and CHIGGERS! This CG is very similar in appearance and build to Woodring CG on the other end of Carter Lake. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Stayed in the newer loop (site#4), this site has a great view of the lake. The camp hosts and maintenance crews made you feel at home. This campground is clean and you have 4G cell service. Carter's Lake is a great lake for fishing and boating. The campground during the Spring and Fall is not crowded. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.
Ellijay is 10 miles away with restaurants and all kinds of stores and shops. We come here to fish and to run up to Blue Ridge to kayak fish the Rocco's River into McCaysville, GA.
Date of Stay: September, 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. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.
Three small towns to visit; Ellijay, Jasper, and Blue Ridge. In Blue Ridge you have the Toccoa River which is a fun run in a kayak while fishing.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: August, 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. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Motorhome.
Only 12 miles to Ellijay, GA which has shops in historic buildings and a good selection of restaurants.
Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: June, 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. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
Park is in good condition, rest rooms and showers were clean. Roads were kept clean despite heavy wind and rain during our stay. Carters Lake was accessible from the ramp in the campground. Hosts as usual were friendly and accommodating. Please note that there are only three full hookup sites, however most of the sites have both 30/50 amp service. One of best campgrounds (COE) we stay in. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $26.00
Still our favorite campground; however the restroom/showers were not clean; and we decided to use the shower in the camper. Other than than the restrooms being unkempt (who knows, they may clean them next week) the hosts were great and the sites were in great shape. Keep in mind the campground has contract services and are not the responsibility of the hosts. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.
Review Count: 147
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 26
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $12.00
Beautiful, well maintained park in a wonderful lake setting. Our site had a wooden deck with picnic table and a view of the lake. 4 sites have FHUs, but ours did not. The sites are very high above the lake so access is difficult. Very quiet setting, and although the access road has numerous twists and turns and is fairly steep our motorhome had no difficulty with entry. Rate reflects senior discount "Golden Age" pass. We would definitely return here again. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $32.00
Another great COE campground. Carters Lake is beautiful and more tranquil than Lake Lanier. Some sites have very nice decks built around them since the sites are on steep areas. Great parking pads, wonderful place. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $24.00
Camped the last week of April; this is still one of the best campgrounds we have stayed in, both clean and well maintained. The view of the lake is excellent. Ellijay is about 15 minutes away, and the spotted bass fishing was fantastic. Campground staff was friendly; the county sheriff patrolled on the weekends. We would highly recommend the campground and the Ellijay area of Georgia. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.
Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $12.00
This is the best COE campground we have been to. The campground is beautiful with most sites on the lake. The camp hosts are are very friendly and helpful, I wish all COE's were like this one. If you camp here be sure to go down the road to the visitors center and the dam park. The view from the dam is breathtaking. We got a great signal on our ATT phones. We'll be back in the fall :) The price we paid was with our senior pass. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $22.00
Past reviews, though three years old indicated this was a great park: they were right. This park could be used to benchmark other parks. A couple of notes; 1. I-575 out of Atlanta to state rd 382 is the best way to go 2. There is cell service so if you are setup to use your phone on your laptop then you have three bars of 3G service. We pulled a ranger bass boat and a popup camper. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.
Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $10.00
This is the nicest Core Of Engineers Campground I have ever been in. They have just finished reworking all of the sites and have done a wonderful job with very level concrete pads and our site had a wooden deck overlooking the lake. Any one visiting this COE campground should visit Helen, Ga, as this is a wonderful town fashioned after a small Bavarian Village. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $20.00
This is a beautiful campground. We enjoyed our stay and plan to return often. The parking sites are tight and may be a challenge for slideouts. Our tow vehicle just fit in the driveway. Additional parking is available at the boat ramp. I think all sites are on the lake. However, climbing the hill back up to your site after accessing the lake may be a challenge. The drive to access the campground is a mountain road. Be prepared for sharp inclines, declines, and turns. We camped at Doll Mountain Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.
Only 12 miles to Ellijay, GA which has shops in historic buildings and a good selection of restaurants.RV Skipper • August 2015
Three small towns to visit; Ellijay, Jasper, and Blue Ridge. In Blue Ridge you have the Toccoa River which is a fun run in a kayak while fishing.AU Fishing • September 2015
Ellijay is 10 miles away with restaurants and all kinds of stores and shops. We come here to fish and to run up to Blue Ridge to kayak fish the Rocco's River into McCaysville, GA.AU Fishing • May 2016
We drove to fruit stands east of Ellijay to purchase peaches and blackberries. Also took a day trip to Dahlonega.The Happy Traveler • June 2016
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