13 Parks near Winder, Georgia
Oct 2016 - $32.00
The park was great. It was clean and family friendly. The lots were spacious, sunny and open. Sites were gravel and featured a fire ring and picnic table. - camper2016
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Visited for a long weekend. Best showers/restrooms bar none. Sites were clean but dated. No sewer, very few site grey water dumps. Friendly staff. More camp hosts than one can shake a stick at. I've never seen a camp with a street light before. Lake had some lime green slime/moss looking stuff floating around. Not sure what that is all about. Post sewage spill 2014 still skeptical of eating caught fishes. Camp/recreation areas seemed to be a very odd layout. Everything recreational seemed to be on the opposite side of the park. Would visit again. - Phill
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Having only a few 50 amp sites is ridiculous for the number of RVers that have motor homes or RVs that require 50 amp service. To make matters worse, the park allowed a pop up to use Site 35 which is 50 amp. Only large rigs should be allowed in that site which has 50 amp. Fort Yargo needs to rethink their method of assigning sites or change the 50 amp sites to be only available for RVs; no pop ups.
We have been to Fort Yargo on 6 trips of at least a week as we have family that live in the area. With the acreage of this park, camping sites should be large and more plentiful.
Finally, having most of Campground 1 closed because the building of the new bathhouse was deleted is a travesty. Some state executive needs to be fired for delaying this project until a very busy time of the year. Loss of income for 18 closed sites is Huge. - SewSoBeachy
Nov 2016 - $32.00
I love this park. New owners took over in mid-October, and I can't say enough about how accessible and attentive they are. The park is lovely, with a beautiful lake in the middle. The new owners are investing in making it even better; when I was there, they paved the roads, and they're working on an expansion. The bathrooms are clean and spacious and the laundry is reasonably priced.
One thing that would make it better would be to add cable TV. Currently they offer Direct TV boxes for rent at $5/day, and I had a lot of trouble with it.
Overall, it's among the very best parks I've stayed at, and I've already made my reservation here for next spring! I highly recommend it. - CamperChris4
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We have stayed here several times in the past and like it as an overnight. This time I called for reservations and was not told about PAY FOR VIEW cable nor did they give me the WiFi access information. I would hope they will remember this short fall and correct it in the future. Easy hook ups for all utilities. Fair voltage around 112 V operated both A/C ok. - Waster
Jul 2016 - $40.00
2nd time in this campground. It is shady and level with pull-throughs large enough for big rigs. They have really tried to make this a nice campground with walking a path around a nice size man made lake. The sites were close but private with fencing and natural shrubbery. Lots of poison ivy on both visits so watch out! The thing I didn't like most is this is a "workers" campground. Lot of permanent blue collar workers making noise, talking, music, etc. really early in the mornings to the point of being rude. On the first visit there was a police chase with a crash resulting in front of our loop. So I'm thinking it isn't the best quality of people in this area. We used this as a stopover both times, but most likely won't be back because both times there seemed to be some kind of chaos. - freedmskr
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
Apr 2012 - $30.00
This was a beautiful campground. Many of the sites will not accommodate a larger camper. Most sites have lake views and access. The campground was clean and well taken care of. The bathrooms were very clean. Cons: the parking pads are very narrow, you could step out of your camper and right down a hill. The water from the hookups was brown. This campground is close to shopping and restaurants in Flowery Branch and Buford. - Buford Camper
Jun 2011 - $30.00
Originally a day use only park, was converted by Army Corps of Engineers to a true campground. Recently renovated - new aslphalt roads, sites leveled well, brand new playground, all new electric hookup and water connections. Sites 30-36 (on a peninsula) have great water views. Sites 8/9 and 23-28 have great access to small clean beaches. Site 28 even has a brand new wooden deck attached to the site. Pro's: Nicely wooded, level sites, clean sites, well maintained, new hookups on each site, boat ramp access, beach access. Con's: Going to be tight for bigger RV's (30ft+)or limited site selection. Best for pull behinds or Pop-Up's. Restrooms could have been cleaned a little more often. - Madzamboni
Sep 2015 - $13.00
Rate was with federal senior's America the Beautiful discount. We reserved an open site so the rooftop dish worked fine, Verizon cell phone and internet hotspot worked fine also. When we arrived one leg of the 50a outlet was bad, the host had an electrician respond within 2 hours to replace the pedestal breaker which resolved the problem, in the mean time we used the 30a outlet. Our site had a very good view of Lake Lanier, site was back-in blacktop with large packed, very fine, sand patio with fire ring and picnic table. All roads are blacktop in excellent shape. Dump station access with 37' fifth wheel tight but OK. The water often was a rusty brown color out of the spigot when turned on but cleared up in few seconds, I think. The park is well kept, staff friendly and a scenic location. There was another site parallel but forward of ours and the RV there had their slide extended slightly over our drive, we had to be careful parking the truck but it didn't block our lake view. I would have given higher rating if water was always clear, they had sewer hook ups and the parallel site wasn't so close to our sites drive. - big greg
Aug 2015 - $14.00
This is one of my all-time favorite places to sit and enjoy the view--even had a friendly bluebird sit on my windshield wipers and look in last time. As with most Corps of Engineering campgrounds, seniors get a 50% discount on camping fees. I've stayed at another of the Lake Lanier COE campgrounds and like this one better because almost every site is right on the lake, with some more wooded and some more open. I chose a site at the base of a peninsula where I had views of the lake on both sides, which was a bonus. As with all COE parks I have been to, roads and campsites are paved and in very good condition. Site was very large and fairly level with water and electric service. Laundromat was nearby and clean. Verizon service was adequate. - judy_online
May 2015 - $20.00
We stayed in Site 58 for 3 nights while visiting friends in the area. The park has beautiful views of the lake and is maintained well. We especially liked the guidelines of no alcohol which kept things peaceful so we could enjoy the nature. We definitely will return. - busyteach
Nov 2016 - $47.00
We are in a 37' fifth wheel. The roads are bad. The sites are worse. In some cases dangerous. Sites are on a steep side hill but very narrow. Ours is over 5" out of level across the site. I'm up on two planks and still not level.
Steps on the site to access the picnic table are so rotten that they are clearly a danger.
Because there are so few Rv parks near Atlanta they are able to get away with very little maintenance.
If you are in a tent or a pop up or a 24' travel trailer you may be ok.
But big rigs and 5th wheels should think two or three times before trying this place. - GSchlecht
May 2016 - $30.00
Excellent SP campground with most sites ON the water or within site - each is well spaced with most pull-thru type and separate patio and flat sitting or tent area.
RV sites have 50a and Water, shade, feet from the water,and a nice bath house close by. - hturnerfamily
Jul 2015 - $40.00
My main reason for this review is regarding the environment, not the amenities around the lake, etc. We registered for 3 nights and left after 1. We were assigned to Group Events location (I have no idea why) which overlooks the lake through acres of woods and the sites are long and narrow with drop offs on both sides. No where to walk, no where to place rug or chairs, impossible to use RV steps because when opened they hung over a ridge (side of our site). Maneuvering thru the woods and narrow winding roads was difficult at best. We even clipped a tree and dented our bumper. No one guided us to our location which was not easy to find originally. Then boaters and campers began filling the small cul-de-sac like area in Group EVents. One trailer and 10 cars and boats spent the night partying, loud music, disco lights, drinking etc. The entry gates are left open all night long. Anyone can come and go. There is no security and it is Pitch Black outside. The fire ring was set closer to our rig than theirs and the smoke infiltrated our rig all night. We hesitated to say anything to them ... as we are seniors traveling for enjoyment...and they are a large group of drinking young adults. Not in this day and age! We were up all night and packed up and left first thing in the a.m. Going to ask for our money back. Also - no sewer, unkempt grounds, broken site pad, uneven and dangerous for children. After climbing the mountains and enjoying RV camps all around VA for a month this was a horrible end to our journey. Up until Shoal Creek we have '0' issues at any RV campground. Shame on Lake Lanier and the Corps of Engineers to allow this to be happening at this beautiful location. - HitchedUpWilsons
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
Sep 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. - tigs
Jul 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. - Helkken
Nov 2016 - $30.00
Very nice park. Clean and friendly. - shell5
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Camp sites are fairly level and park is less than a mile from major highway. If you're on the road and looking for a stop over this park is OK. We were there for 3 days attending a high school ball tournament. The park restroom is not ADA compliant I could not transfer from my power chair to the shower. The park offers cable TV but ours did not work. The park also offers WiFi but there passcode would not access it. The office employee offered no help to resolve any of these issues. - Jimmy204
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This RV park was very nice and I would recommend this park to other campers. The only thing I would recommend is a bit longer parking sites. The staff were very friendly and kept a very clean house. Great job to all staff members !!!!!! - camping in mo
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
May 2013 - $34.00
We love this campground. There is a security gate front entrance, plus another security code gate to the camping area for travel trailers and motorhomes. The sites were very clean. Trash cans are provided close to each site and they are checked emptied daily. The bath facilities are kept clean. The security truck rides by frequently. Not all sites have a fire pit, but we had one this time. The water level was up, so we were able go fishing at our site. We enjoyed it and appreciate the work that goes into maintaining and securing the grounds. We had a very relaxing visit. - gacamper50
Oct 2012 - $18.00
Senior discount rate. Spacious campground with plenty of private sites. Overlooking Lake Lanier with beautiful sunsets. Clean bathhouse, good showers. Deer roaming freely throughout park. Firewood available at checkin. Staff was helpful and friendly. Very popular park at a holidays and during summer. Level sites, some pull throughs available. Day use beach area crowded on weekends. Stayed in site 26 on point with great views. - The Grizz
Apr 2008 - $1.00
Campground is closed - Craven's Pottery is no longer in business. - paularonson
Sep 2006 - $20.00
Roads, trees and sites are poorly maintained. Office is unmanned -- self check-in. Security is questionable -- a guard drives through periodically. Campground is difficult to get into and even more difficult to get out of. - Hawk37
Oct 2005 - $20.00
Tucked behind Craven Pottery this is a nice place to stay while traveling through the area. Sites are paved and will handle the big rigs. Check in/out was done on the honor system - cash or check only. Reserved sites were clearly marked so somebody does a daily check on the campground. Many trees so don't expect your satellite TV to work...cable would have been nice. A small stream runs by some of the sites. No playground or pool or amenities for children. Pets allowed. A good overnight stop or a place to stay while shopping at the local outlet malls. Didn't see any security services but there were no problems. A little noise from I-85. We would stay here again. - paularonson
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
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Right in our backyard, Shady Grove was a surprise find. Although lacking sewer hookup, with a little planning it's not an issue. For those with 30' plus trailers look for the 50 amp sites, most are level and paved. Wonderful hosts, easy check-in, quiet park, and easy access to the lake. - GoDawgs
Jun 2013 - $26.00
This was a COE campground bought by the county. It is a solid park, and we would return. But it is an overall average visit for someone with a trailer. This was obviously all tents at one point that was converted so some site layouts are tight or not optimal. Pro's: Most spots are very shady, excellent lake views and access, site entrances may be close to one another, but sites themselves have lots of distance between sites, bathrooms clean, good rates. Con's: Watch your slides, you have a 50/50 chance of them not having enough space, many gathering area's are many steps down from where camper is parked, sites need maintenance - railroad ties are disintegrating, bath houses are often a long walk and have only 2 shower stalls (but clean). Like I said, no frills here, but solid park. We would return again. - Madzamboni