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23 RV Parks near Rydal, Georgia
We did however find 23 campgrounds within 25 miles of Rydal. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Rydal in the left hand column.
Oct 2018 - $40.00
VERY IMPORTANT CAMPGROUND STATUS: As of 3:30am on October 15, 2018. There is MAJOR construction on the property right next to this KOA, less than 50 feet from the property boundary, and less than 200 feet from our specific campsite. We arrived on the weekend and I observed the sprawling construction site while we were pulling in to the campground. We were booked here for a four night stay. I made a note to myself that I was going to see when and to what level of intrusion the construction would begin and if it was hopefully only going to during the weekday daylight hours. I was sorely mistaken. It's currently late Sunday night/very early Monday morning, as of my writing this review. Cement trucks and other large machinery are rumbling and making excessively loud noise throughout the middle of the night, since about midnight I believe. I was awakened shortly after midnight to the banging, rumbling, crashing noises of metal beams or pallets being offloaded, ringing bells of trucks backing up and all sorts of other various consistently, jarringly loud noises related to a massive construction site. There is a major complex/warehouse of some sort being built directly next to this campground, and they are only at the beginning phase of laying concrete for the foundation. Why they are working on this in the middle of the night mystifies me. Of course, the campground has no control over this, and there is nothing they can do. However, I want to let all future campers know that this is a factor before they arrive or book here and that I cannot sleep through this noise, even with silicone earplugs in my ears. I'm booked here for another two nights but I'm going to see about leaving early, today hopefully, and moving on to our next location because I have a feeling that the construction schedule will remain the same for evening work. - Jason R
Oct 2018 - $39.00
The staff was very friendly and helpful. A lot of grassy areas to walk your dog. Not too far from Atlanta and nearby attractions. - HMathis58
Sep 2018 - $40.00
Granted it was a one night stop-over on Labor Day weekend, but we were so disappointed by our site. Literally a gravel parking lot in the front of the park. No fire ring...we learned later that you have to request one and they bring it to you. Office was closed by the time we learned that. So much dust and no patio. I understand "bare bones" but we typically enjoy KOA's. We have Labradoodles so looked forward to the "2 dog parks". These were two very small fenced areas where we could not even throw a ball. Sorry, I will not return. We will go closer to Chattanooga...just did not like this place at all. - NaplesRVer
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
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
Apr 2018 - $20.00
Stayed here as an overnight stop, staff very friendly. Park is mostly permanent residents, our spot was ha hose and cable stretched to a parking spot in front of the office. There were about 3 or 4 of these spots near the office but no real "sites". This parks was OK for an overnight where you don't need facilities but I would not stay here any longer. We stayed here in a motorhome. - Papabee49
Apr 2018 - $20.00
Passport park, rate was 20.00 for 1 night, cash only. Weird setup they only have 2 spots for over night and both are beside the bath house/laundry room. Water pressure was low, cable and wifi worked well. Some train noise thru the night. not worth the full rate for 1 night. - DBSnowbirds
Sep 2017 - $18.00
This is a very difficult park to rate. It is only a parking spot behind the office building in what appears to be a driveway, but it's the site. There are two that I saw. First off, be VERY CAREFUL walking in because I fell on the sidewalk leading to the office. It was 3-4 inches uneven, and someone was speaking to me while walking and I did not see it and fell on my newly replaced knee and other knee...hard. I am still sore today. I told the office lady they needed to mark that, and she did go outside and put a couple of stakes there. We had 50 amp service, sewer and water and cable and free wifi, so we were comfortable other than hurting. There are quite a few trains going through late at night, so what we thought would be quiet turned out to be a sleepless night. Most of the sites are permanent people, but they were quiet. We probably wouldn't stop there again just because of my bad experience, but if you just need a place with all the basics, they do have it. Their laundry was right next to our rv and only $1 for washer and $1 for dryer and that room was clean. The people were nice. - Ginny H
Oct 2018 - $40.00
This is an absolutely clean, neat, well-manicured, cared-for campground. Although I didn't see the maintenance taking place due to our absence during the day attending events, it had to be constantly on-going to keep it as nice as it was. Without a doubt I would have given the CG a ten rating in all categories, but we had one issue that I just can't overlook, and that was the electricity. I need to preface this by saying that the weather for the four days that we were at Harvest Moon were extremely hot, with afternoon temperatures in the mid-90's. And with little or no shade, there was no protection from the blazing sun. I use an EMS religiously and I always check the readout for errors prior to connecting our motor home to the portable device. I saw a lower than normal AC voltage (114) when I first connected, but after checking it an hour or so later, it had climbed to a reasonable number. The next morning the voltage was again normal, but when we returned to the CG late in the afternoon, the current was running around 110 volts which is very low. That night, around 11 PM, a Georgia Power truck was in the CG, parked next to our MH near an electrical panel, but I couldn't see what they were doing. The next afternoon when we returned to the CG, I saw our clocks were all blinking, which meant the power had been off. I checked the EMS and saw that it shut down the power to the MH due to low voltage (under 108 volts). So for 63 minutes that afternoon, we had no power in the MH, which meant no air conditioning. But having the EMS kept the low pedestal power from ruining any of our electrical equipment, like the A/C or circuit boards. I realize that even with the extreme heat, no shade, and several dozen large MH's all with the A/C running at maximum, the current shouldn't have dropped to a point where the EMS had to cut my power. If it was this hot in October, what happens in the heat of the summer when the CG is full and the electrical load is greater? - Love To Travel 2
Sep 2018 - $36.00
Excellent park. Easy to navigate. Very clean and well maintained. No WiFi at sites but available in office and game room. Laundry room with 3 washer and dryers. Free for guests to use. Site was level and long enough for 40 ft motorhome and towed vehicle. - Betngreg
Sep 2018 - $35.00
Very nice park, area we stayed in were for overnighters and was really nice. Pull through was longer than th coach and tow car and the hook ups were perfectly placed for us. Lots of space between coaches with grass and smaller trees. Pads are crushed stone and level. Have cable but wifi was limited to the office and another building. We would stop here again on our trips up I 75. - tlrpilot
Jun 2018 - $28.00
We stayed here over Father's Day Weekend and had a blast with the kids. I would recommend staying near the loop we were in if you plan on going to the beach or playground as it was a quick walk over there. If you want more privacy, I would say 130's to 140's. You might want to bring water shoes for the kids as there are sticks and rocks in the lake. Sites are well maintained...very quiet and peaceful at night. Next time I would try to stay at 108 or 110 as there is more grass there for the kids to run around. - Adam3
Jun 2017 - $48.00
Great campground with numerous lakefront campsites! Pros - level sites, fishing, water activities, great scenery Cons - Not full hookup. - RandyP
Mar 2017 - $32.00
This was the opening weekend for the campground season. Park was in good shape. Area we were in had restrooms only, no bath house. Some site are smaller due to age of campground. Hosts are very friendly, and helpful. This is an old park built in 60's. First site we were reserved on could not get my camper on, even though it said it would accommodate. However hosts allowed us to move with no hassles. Good easy power hook up. Sites on the water are more expensive than inner sites. Weekend crowds book way ahead so you may or may not get a water site when lake is full. Over all good campground and location, as well as value. - RDM1980
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
Apr 2016 - $18.00
Nice campground. It's a county run park but it rivals most state parks, and most of the facilities look pretty new (in 2015). All camping spaces are paved, with decks, nice fire rings, etc. Restrooms are pretty standard in the campground. Several really nice playgrounds for the kids.
Only thing to be aware of is the steepness of the roads and some campsites. This campground is HILLY so many of the sites, the only flat space is the paved pad and the wood deck.
Caretaker was very nice. Beach area looks nice and has canoes to rent, but we were here in April and it wasn't open for the season yet. - Buddy Ray
Sep 2018 - $32.00
Site 12: pull thru, level, paved, long. No sewer. Camp host sent us the wrong way going in to our site. Fortunately, there was room and road to make a turn then back up to get lined up for the site. Camp host leaving was clueless regarding narrow, single exit lane and low limbs and trying to protect our rig. Intended to exit via the entrance since it has two lanes and it was early enough that there was no incoming traffic. The camp host could not understand. Very aggravating! So the last 2 minutes of our stay left a bad taste. Gates in and out are locked from 10:30 PM until 7:30 AM which was a little discomforting regarding safety. I pray no one has a need for an ambulance or firetruck between those hours. A delay in opening the gate could mean life or death. - DandA83
Apr 2018 - $14.00
Nice COE park on the water. Premium sites along the waterfront cost more. Many pull-throughs, only two sites have sewer and they're both back-ins. Paved roads, paved sites, easy access for big rigs. Our site would be shady once the trees fully leaf out, but things were still a bit bare the first week of April. That meant we could see the lake, though! Very quiet at night. There's a day-use area with a large beach, and a marina within biking distance with a nice little bar and grill. The men's bathrooms could use a bit more attention, hubby said they were filthy with feces that needed to be cleaned before he could use the toilet. Not the hosts' fault, probably people who aren't monitoring their children, but if that's going to be the case then perhaps they should be checked/cleaned more often. The ladies side was fine, clean and really good water pressure in the shower. Overall a very nice COE campground. We would return, it's fairly close to Atlanta if you needed to do stuff in the city. - Denise and Glenn
Oct 2017 - $29.00
This is a very nice and wooded campground on the lake. There are lots of trees so not many sites have a clear view of the lake, but you can see the lake through the trees and there is easy access to it. The sites are spacious and have plenty of privacy thanks to the trees. The camp hosts are very nice as well. Verizon worked okay there, but with our booster it was better. AT&T actually worked better than Verizon. The only thing we did not like about this campground is it felt like we had a curfew. They lock the gate so you can't get in or out between 9pm and 7am. Not only does that seem unsafe in case of emergencies, but it's also inconvenient if we wanted to be out past 9pm, or if we had guests that didn't want to have to leave the park by 8:30pm (that's the rule for guests). Our purpose for staying there was to visit my sister who lives in that town and if we went to her house for the evening, we didn't want to have to get home by 9pm so we just ended up spending the night at her house. And when she visited us it was inconvenient that she had to leave by 8:30. This was in October and I believe the hours are a little better in the summer, but it's still a little unsettling knowing you're locked in for the night. In 3 years of fulltime travel we've never been at a campground that does this. We have been at several that have gates, but they always have a code so that people staying there can get in or out after hours. It would be nice if this park would implement a gate with a code. - Love2Camp777
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