This is our favorite Florida campground on the gulf. My family enjoys spending thanksgiving holidays here. We enjoy walking along the beach to the several vacation communities down the shoreline, such as Water Color. There is always some events going on during the holiday seasons This campground is very well maintained. It has the most spacious interior bathroom space I've ever seen while camping. I prefer camping on the second loop because majority of the sites are paved, which works well if you do not plan to stake any thing to the ground. The only shortcoming for me is that Tmobile 4G and 3G internet service is non-existent here.
We camped here to attend Mercer University's Homecoming events. We had reserved site 23 but because the campground was not fully booked we changed to site 44. Even though site 44 is close to the lake, it should be avoided if possible because the sewer and water source are on the opposite sides of the lot from the electric and TV cable outlets. It's a pull-through site, but the amenities are a hassle to use because they are not located on the same side. Eventually we pulled our RV so the sewer line will be on the right side to our camper's sewer tank and the electric source on the wrong side. Also, our view to the lake was obstructed when site 45 was occupied. The bathrooms and toilet are clean and well maintained. One of the mornings, inmates from the jail house were cleaning the restrooms. It was a bit odd since we didn't except that. Obviously, they use them to maintain the facilities. The cable TV didn't work for us, but we weren't around the campground much of the time to need it or seek for help. Tmobile's 4G or 3G didn't work in spite of the fact that several subdivisions are located around the lake and campground. We will definitely use the campground again next year when we visit Macon for Mercer's University activities.
This is our first time camping in a privately owned campground, so we were not sure what to expect. Especially since there was no recent reviews on this campground on this website. All told, we were not disappointed. Even though the majority of the interior roads are not paved, they have gravel and not bad at all. Also, majority of the sites are level and have some sort of privacy, but you may have to arrive early on busy periods to select a better site. This is important since sites are allotted on first-come-first-served. The two concerns we had were that the entire town of Cleveland, GA and Helen, GA have very poor T-mobile cellphone reception. Also, you cannot receive any TV channels with TV antennae, not even one channel. We enjoyed our stay and will use this campground next time we come back to Helen, GA.
This campground has huge potential because it is conveniently located inside a theme park. But after driving through this campground on few occasions before, I never planned camping in it because of the awkward setup of the sites. However, I decided to camp here, twice within two weeks span, because we needed to try out our new camper before taking it on an out of state trip. The road within the camp sites are narrow and needed maintenance and many of the camp sites are not paved and so close to each other. In fact, in some sites, you can't find room to park your vehicle since the sites are not long enough to accommodate both your trailer and tow vehicle. Also note that campers are not allowed to sun-dry their clothes outside. It seems like there are just too many sites that it does not make sense adding numbers at the expense of quality. I like the park as a whole but the campground needs to be updated to meet the realities of the times.
We camped here to attend Mercer University Bear's football game. The campground is uniquely setup because the area used for the campsites is not that large compared to the number of sites fitted into it. It's really properly set up. Like the prior reviews, the campground is well maintained and the bathrooms are very clean. With regards to the issue of lack of trees, I observed that the middle of the campground is the portion that does not have any tall or matured trees. On the flip side though, this is the portion of the campground that has several pull through lots. These pull through sites are very generous in their lengths. Also, I did not observe any tree stomps or dying trees to really suggest that the 2008 Mother's Day tornado brought down several trees. Two important things to notes are the fact that the retainer wall along the lake front sites are even with the ground. They are not elevated, so parents of toddlers must be careful since one can easily walk right into the lake. Also, the men's toilet has just one commode against four showers. We camped on site #39 right on the lake that my wife lamented the fact that we were spending only two nights and much of our time was spent at Mercer University. We really fell in love with this campground and will surely return soon.
We camped at this campground for 8 days for my kids' springbreak. We used the trip to visit Disney world's theme parks. It was very convenient, besides saving us tons of dollars in hotel accommodation expenses. The campground is a short drive to Disney and has no traffic issues since we didn't have to travel through Orlando city center. The campground is clean and well taken care off. However, I still don't know why the authorities didn't consider a shorter route into the camping area. It should be about 3 miles from the gate to the campsites. The lake from which the campground got its name is not within view at all. It's some distance from the campsites, so we couldn't tell the condition. However, the two lakes with walking distances to the campsites are prohibited for swimming because of gators. We saw some during our trip. We will definitely return to this campground if we make another trip to Orlando area.
This is my family's favorable campground closer to our home, especially if we are able to secure reservation to one of the lakefront sites. If you do, you will have an abundant (three D) view of Lake Lanier. The lake level is so full this period that you can either fish from your site or swim right at your site. The restroom was rebuilt recently and is always clean. The couple on duty during our two separate stays are very friendly and helpful. The entire site is very clean and well taken care off. The only set back is the fact that you cannot access the campground within the hours of 10:30 pm and 7:30 am. The COE should consider installing a key pad so campers can enter and exit the campground after hours. We will surely continue to camp here for our short-term campings.
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.
We camped here while attending a wedding in Nashville, TN. The campground is located a short distance from Nashville. They must have taken care of the hanging tree limbs because we did not notice them. But the campground is heavily wooded. My wife said that it reminded her of a typical camping experience. The trees line the lake shores and majority of the lake front sites are a little bit away from the lakes. Don't stress to be on the lake front sites because the view is covered by trees and the tree limbs in most of them. The shade will provide lots of shades in the hot summer months. It has two bath houses, but you have to hunt for the short pathways to them to avoid driving round to get at them. The other important thing to note is the fact that some sites share same pull through route. We stayed on site #51 and had the option of backing in since the entrance on site #49 was already occupied. The family on site #49 couldn't leave unless we pulled out our camper. We like the park and COE's effort to leave nature undisturbed.