What a fantastic park! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Level paved sites and big rig friendly. Decent space between you and your neighbor. No cable, but you get all the channels needed from your off air antenna. Lots of walk/bike trails and level campground roads to ride. Close to the beach and other activities. Just opened the zip line in the park too. Lamberts restaurant was a great place to eat that wasn't too far away. We liked it so much, we are planning another trip! Highly recommend this park!
Nice park with plenty of space between sites. Some loops can be a little tight turning into them, but if taken slow you should be fine. I would recommend this park as it is close to Savannah and surrounding areas to use as a base camp.
3rd time we have been here but the first time camping in Gulf Breeze in the travel trailer. Park is still as awesome as ever. The only negative I had with the park is they allowed an Evangelical church group to camp in multiple sights (50+ people), complete with buses. They would have an hour long Christian concert at night complete with group singing and musical instruments. Why they allowed that is BEYOND me! Other than that, this park is one of my favorite to visit!
Camped in site 47 which was down in the valley but very secluded. Great park with lots to do in the surrounding communities. Staff is very helpful and friendly, including the camp hosts. Facilities are a little bit older but well kept and clean. We camp here often as it is close to home, yet we can still enjoy the outdoors. We will return again soon.
Great campground. Level sites, clean rest rooms and showers. Too bad the lake is down due to the drought, great lake sites. Close to shopping and Interstate 20. GA State University runs an observatory at the park once a month. Unfortunately, we were camping during a monsoon and we were not able to attend. We plan to go back during the warmer weather for golf and swimming.
We camped at the west rim loop last weekend and were very impressed. The other posts saying that the west rim loop is the better than the east rim loop are absolutely correct. The campground is very well-maintained. The sites are large with plenty of greenery for privacy. The bath houses are thoroughly cleaned and stocked each day. The camp ground hosts are very kind. One even asked me on my way out of the bath house if the floors looked okay enough to wait until after the early morning rush to be mopped. There is a laundry room in each bath house with a huge dish sink and drain board. The east rim loop was still very nice and is closer to canyon trails and disc golf course. We did both trails and actually liked the west rim better for the views and fewer people. The east rim trails take you down hundreds of steps to the waterfalls. The scenery makes up for the steps but this is definitely a stair master workout! The disc golf course is well-kept and nicely laid out. The holes in the forest are more than a challenge! We spent a good bit of time talking to the staff at the camp store. The rangers and check in staff could not have been more polite or helpful. The camp store carries a limited supply of necessities and there is a convenience store just a half a mile from the park entrance. We highly recommend this park and the whole family is looking forward to visiting again soon.
Arrived at the check in Friday night and was greeted by a worker who was very curt. No map or directions were given at check in as to where my campsite or bathhouses were located. Water hook ups are located away from the electric hook ups, so you will need to bring an extra long hose to get water. We were in site 73 and we were more than 25' away from the spigot. Lots to see and do and shopping is less than a 10 minute drive.
Only sites with electric are 9 and 23 and the campground hosts. I wouldn't count on getting electric. Poplar loop is generator free. Don't let the Reserve America info fool you. RA only has about a third of the sites for reservations. The rest are first come, first served. Most of the sites are level, spacious and private, except the Riverside loop. You are a bit closer together and that loop has a new bath house. There is no hookups in the campground, but you do have a dump station and flush toilets with really HOT showers. Lots of double sites to go camping with friends, and sites on the river. Lots to do in this area--Sliding Rock, Cradle of Forestry, Fish Hatchery, Tubing, Fishing, Hiking, Blue Ridge Mountains and of course, the waterfalls. This area is known for its many, many waterfalls. Gorgeous! There are 2 campground hosts per loop and management will not tolerate partying or loud behavior. Great place to bring your bikes and ride around in the campground! This is probably the BEST family campground we have camped at. We will be back soon!
What a great campground! I can only imagine if the lake had been at normal levels, how that would look. It still is a beautiful lake. I would say that 95% of the campsites are on the lake--there is not a bad site anywhere. Sites are deep, spacious and private. Campground hosts were friendly and helpful. The only negative I can say about this is the men's comfort station only having 1 commode, 1 urinal and 2 showers on a large loop. No info on the women's. Had to play the waiting game on the weekend mornings and evenings. Stores, restaurants are just a short 10 minute drive. I was able to get a cell phone signal from ATT while I camped. Clemson Marina is on the other side of the lake where you can rent boats and drive them over and dock next to your campsite. I highly recommend this campground to anyone. No wonder it made the top 100 list 2 years in a row!
WOW! What a park! If you like being away from civilization and getting back to nature, then this is the park for you! Quiet campground. Great wildlife viewing--lots of gators, birds, mosquitoes, turtles, snakes and deer. Did I mention the army of mosquitoes! We rented a small motor boat to tour the swamp instead of taking the guided tour. What a great suggestion from the ranger. We were lucky to go when we did as the yellow flies come out in mid May which make mosquitoes look like pets! I can't imagine what it would be like in the middle of summer. Ugh! The restrooms were kept VERY clean our entire trip, even though they are a little outdated. My only complaint, beside the mosquitoes, was the lack of shower/rest room facilities for the campground. Too many campers and not enough facilities made for a wait each morning and evening. You will have to pay an additional fee ($5) to get in the park, because the state park is actually located inside the Federally protected swamp. You can see where the fires burned portions of the park. It is truly amazing to see how fast it is recovering. We loved this place despite the mosquitoes, (did I mention mosquitoes?)we are planning a return trip next year for spring break. What a jewel of a park! Nothing else like it. My 2 boys, 11 and 9, loved this park. Like other posters have said--make sure you have everything you need because it is a ride to get anything and come back. The camp store has a few necessities, but I can tell you personally that they don't stock milk!
This is our second time camping here. We really like this park. Wonderful hiking and the views are fantastic. I just wish they would renovate the campground. Many of the sites are not close to being level and the bathrooms need to be remodeled. The cleaning person only moped the floor with a pine cleaner and replaced the toilet paper and paper towels when we were there. The showers had plenty of hot water and the staff could not have been friendlier. It appears that they may be renovating the campground as they have stacked the "railroad ties" just outside of the upper campground. If that does happen, this would be a ten!
Campground loop #2 has been recently upgraded--sites are level, new bathroom. Loop #1 is still okay, just older. Staff is very friendly. The spring is pretty neat but smells of sulfur. Miniature golf, swimming and bike riding were are favorite activities. There is an old cemetary just outside of the campground. Very interesting piece of history. We will definitely go back again to camp.
Campground is a little older appearing but nice. We had a site on the lake. Very close to the city of Winder for restaurants or anything else you would need. The bathrooms were not sparkling clean but okay. Be prepared for the monster speed bumps located over the entire campground. We even bottomed out on the pick up truck! Great mountain bike trails! Still liked this campground to say that it would be a great weekend get-a-way, but still have civilization close at hand. We will camp there again.
What a great campground! Lots of level sites and quite a few pull-thrus. We camped at site #34 which was a pull-thru and across from the bathrooms. Campground is very close to the Visitors Center where all of the tour tickets are sold (book early-tours fill up fast) and tours begin. My kids did the Trog tour (helmets with lights and knee pads furnished) where they get to go caving with 2 guided rangers and no adults. My 2 sons (ages 8 and 10) had the best time. They will get dirty on this tour! Staff was friendly and very helpful. There are 3 showers in the laundromat area behind the campstore that you have to purchase tokens for $2. Water wasn't terribly hot but adequate for showering. I had plenty of time to take a decent shower. Camp store is pricey--what else would you expect? Bring your ax and maul to split wood as they have a lot of cut down trees just waiting to be split for firewood! Nearby Double "J" horseback riding was great. Their property backs up to the park boundary. So you get to go horseback riding in the park! $20 for an hour and a half ride. Tommy was a great guide! We really enjoyed this outing! The only negative that I had with the entire campground is the bathroom. On our loop, which had 2 bathhouses, the men's room has 2 urinals and only 1 commode per bathroom! No info on the womens. There were many times in the morning you would have to wait in line if you had to use the commode--and the campground loop was maybe 30% full. I can only imagine what a full campground would be! I still would highly recommend this campground!
We loved the hiking trails and the magnificent view from the top of the mountain. Our kids found some "caves" in the rocks at the end of the Doug Ghee Accessable Trail and had a great time exploring the area. Lots of camping areas to be had. You can camp on top of the mountain-primitive, or the upper campground where we camped. Or, the lower campground that had FEMA trailers for Katrina victims. We would reccomend this park and plan to visit again.
What a great campground! Bath house was recently remodeled and my kids had plenty to do. In fact, the campfire program supplied the fixings for smores and had an audience participation story that was a lot of fun. Very close to Anna Ruby falls and Helen. We are planning a return trip soon!
My first impression of the campground wasn't great. The campground has all back-in sites laid out like dominoes. Actually that layout works pretty well. The campground sites are pretty roomy and the outer ring sites have greenspace to play frisbee, football etc. We found the bath house to be very clean and the staff helpful. We happened to be there during some severe weather and the park ranger announced on his patrol car PA that severe weather was imminent and to seek shelter in the bath house. After the storm was over, the office checked on all of us to make sure we and our campsites were okay. I would recomend this campground to anyone and especially if you have kids. We will definitely go back again!