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Awesome Campground on the Lake!

Victoria campground is awesome! Two negatives- 1-could have more restrooms, depending on the site you choose, you could have quite a commute to them. 2.-The gate worker was super intense! Wanted to know every detail of everyone in our party, and my husband came late and I have to give notice for him to join us ( the campground is gated) Now the positives- It’s right on beautiful lake Allatoona! And you have access to the lake everywhere! The sites are very large, and everyone I saw had lots of privacy! Restrooms are large and clean! I hope to have a chance to return to Victoria!

Highest waterfall in Georgia

Very small campground, most sites were not level. There is water and electric, and a dump station. The Appalachian Trail approach trail starts here. The waterfall is pretty, with lots of views over the Smokeys. Ferns are everywhere.

Peaceful and serene

This campground was much smaller than I thought it would be for an attraction as big as the falls and Appalachian Approach Trail, but it was lovely.  The outer sites offered plenty of privacy and shade.  Lots of cute little snails moseying along. The campsite is close enough to walk to the lodge to have a meal, but don't plan on supper at the lodge on Mother's Day.  They apparently closed the restaurant down early.  The staff was super sweet though and gave us a boxed lunch.  After a peaceful night of rest at the campsite, we drove down to the visitor center and began the Appalachian Approach Trail.  The waterfall view was great at midpoint, especially since it had just rained.  It was 8.5 miles to Springer Mountain with lots of friendly people to chat with along the way.  There were plenty of places to stop for a rest or to camp overnight.  We decided to hike all 17 miles in one day and it was tough.  Overall it's a beautiful place and we would definitely stay here again.

Camping on the Creek

With a campsite right on the creek you can’t really go wrong the camp hosts were as sweet as can be

Great camp ground and park!

Amazing park and camp ground! Easy access to Lake Chickamauga. Plenty of fun to be had by all here at this park.

Love This Place!

Staff is massively friendly , views are wicked, fresh air is really so nice that I was very sad to leave. You will love the streams and huge waterfalls. Tons of kids running around and families seemed to have fun in nature.

Breathe taking

Beautiful place, very peaceful and clean

Great spot!

The staff were friendly, bathrooms/showers were clean, lake was beautiful, and the Blue Ridge has great restaurants. Highly recommended.

Lovely lakefront sites

We stayed 1 night in site 17, a lakeside back in with W/E, firepit and a picnic table. Short walk to the bathhouse.

amazing

beautiful nature, water falls and hiking

Convenient car camping with quiet creek

Just off of 75, this camping area is easy to get to, no hiking in. Campsites are flat and level. Some sites have creekside access. Bathrooms and water are at the site. Campsites are pay by envelope.

Andrews Cove 2 mile out-and-back hike leaves from this campground. It’s moderate for about half, then becomes a strenuous climb at the end. Good workout.

Camping here you’re close to a lot of great hikes , and short drive from the town of Helen.

I’ve come to hike here a few times and seen campers leave a ton of trash so please clean up after yourself.

Rocky ruins of a mysterious wall

There is an ancient stone wall across the top of the mountain that no one is sure who built. Most credible theory is Native Americans around 500 AD, but there are other wired stories. Lots of hiking, a large lake for fishing, and bike and equestrian trails. We picked wild blueberries for breakfast just a few yards from our camp site. The campground is large, water and electric and some full hookups. There is a museum and small store.

Serene Creekside sites, All Welcome

Contrary to its name, this once Airstream-only campground now accepts non-Airstream rigs. Call ahead to be sure/check availability (host phone number of FB page).

RV Sites have small concrete pads 30/50 amp hookup, water, and sewer Toilets available for use in separate building, but no shower.

We enjoyed a month long stay at this quiet campground right outside of the Alpine town of Helen, GA. A peaceful creek runs through the entire campground. Some spots butt right up against the creek.

The campground features a killer library and DVD collection. We also enjoyed the covered pavilions with swings. A creekside communal fire pit brings together campers. Every month or so the campground host throws a fire pit night.

Close to so many hikes you won’t be able to do them all. There’s even a hike that leaves directly from the campground.

You’re a 9 minute drive to Helen. It’s a tourist town, but has a small grocery and offers great beer and wine at the German beer halls and patios. Fills up on the weekend with visitors and (in spring and summer) tubers “Shootin’ the Hootch.” You MUST tube the Chattahootchee if you are here during the late Spring or Summer.

Great mountainous campground

Beautiful views from high up on the mountain. Spectacular waterfalls and hiking trails. They also have a really nice restaurant and lodge at the top.

nice place for families

This camp site is great for anyone dipping their toes into camping or for families. Each campsite is distinct but not isolated. Many are right on the water, which means all day play for everyone. There are hot water showers and toilets, and the sites have areas for camp fires. Nice place to bike or walk as well. We stumbled onto a few random hidden beaches, it was pretty cool and chill.

Great park but terrible parking pads

We absolutely loved the park , but the pads for some of the trailers are advertised for 40’. Pulling into the site the back of our camper bottomed out and almost had to call a wrecker. Highly advise you call ahead or read reviews to find the best site for your camper. Even though we had issues pulling into our site I would highly recommend visiting this park.

Beautiful mountain park.

This park has amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Lots of shade. It has an equestrian area where you can book horseback rides. The people that run the park are very friendly and accommodating. Lots of hiking trails both in the park and outside of the park. There were only 2 negatives that we had on this trip. One was our first encounter with "stink bugs". They were everywhere and you couldn't keep them out of the RV. When we got home to Florida we were still killing them inside the RV for almost 5 months! The other negative is that hurricane Micheal was barreling for Florida before our stay was up at Trackrock. We had to cut our stay short so that we wouldn't be driving through a hurricane.

Tough Chunck of AT with mountain top views

This section of the AT isn’t easy breezy, but it levels out and the trees thin out on the mountain ridges to relatively open, flat land for camping Ran into som AT’ers packing up for the morning. The out and back trail ends at the AT shelter. Halfway through the hike you’re greeted by a flat rock face and these views.

Amazing creekside campfire spots

This is a scenic easy-moderate level trail. It follows a creek that has open flat land next to it of pine needles. Perfect for camping, having a midhike fire, or just stopping to dip your toes the water and rest. At waterfall at the end requires scrambling over boulders, but is worth the climb. Beautiful fall nestled in the crevices of the mountain. Don’t forget the $5 donation to maintain the trail, due at parking lot.

Awesome dispersed camping in a national forest

So far, this is our favorite car campsite in Georgia. Take the gravel road past the Raven Cliff Trail parking lot to find many great campsites. A few are available before you get to a water crossing, and there are at least a dozen more after the water but only cross in a AWD/truck/etc. We did it once in a sedan but it hadn’t rained in a while. Most are along a water source with lots of trees for hammocks, quite secluded and peaceful in the national forest. It’s all very primitive with no amenities except some makeshift fire rings, but sites are close to your car. Two great hikes in the area, Raven Cliff and Dukes Creek falls. Please pack out your trash! Get there early to claim the best sites if it’s a nice weekend.

Roaring Waters From All Directions

This Campground is really unique and beautiful with a good variety of natural settings for both tent and RV sites. If you look through my pictures you will see that almost every RV site is on a roaring creek as are the tent sites, and there are cabins on site as well. This would be an excellent site for a multi family gathering where some want cabins, some want RVs and some want tents. There are 4 waterfalls on the property, 2 of which are pretty solid hikes to get to. One is 200 ft tall and the other is 400 ft tall and it's Trail takes you to the AT, just 1.5 miles away. Another amazing little secret about this place is it is about 2 miles from Chatahoochee Spring, which is on the AT and the actual origin of the Chatahoochee River. The place is currently run by Dr. Fried, a former chiropractor and is sort of in transition to new owners/ caretakers.

The motel rooms appear to not be currently functional due to flooding this past winter. The owner is trying to bring the property back up to speed after a rough winter of flooding and tornadoes that passed over the property. There are new staff on bars for the season. One staff member has hiked the entire AT twice, the last time at age 70! With a side trail off the AT of about 1.5 miles, this would be a nice resupply site for thru hikers. The air there feels good and you know you are tucked in a true mountain hollow with streams and waterfalls roaring on either side. The prices reflect more of a "glamping" experience but the natural camping experience there is worth the visit.

Good For Long-Term Camping, With Lots of Amenities

Harrison Bay is a huge park, with four camping loops (3 for RVs, 1 for tents), and a large marina, located on the Chickamauga Reservoir of the Tennessee River. It is about thirty minutes from downtown Chattanooga, making it a great place to stay for awhile if you want to check out the area's numerous hiking opportunities, or if you are here to see the various downtown attractions. This would be a good park to stay at long-term as a base-camp, thanks to the numerous in park amenities and to enjoy the Chattanooga area.

Situated again the bay, the majority of the park is surrounded by water, and as such many campsites have views of the lake. Loop A is an RV loop with very little shade, and is closest to the playgrounds and picnic pavilions. Sites 7-11 and 13-14 in this loop have the most shade, with most other sites in full sun. Loop B is an RV loop with more shade on the sites on the northern end and more sun on the southern. Sites 9, 18, 22, and 25 are next to an area with poor drainage so bugs may be an issue here in the summer, and sites 29 & 30 have great views of the lake. Loop C is the last RV loop, also with a lot of shade, and sites 23-25 and 35-36 are right on the water, almost with their own private beaches. Loop D is the tent-only loop; this loop is very shaded, and the sites are fairly large and can accommodate most size tents. The northern end of the loop has clear waterfront views. Sites 13 & 14 are close to the restrooms with view of the water, and sites 15-19 have mostly unobstructed water views. These sites are very close together, but if you go on weekdays or early in the season it's unlikely there will be many other campers there.

In addition to camping, the park offers fishing, boating, hiking, a playground, a restaurant, swimming pool, interpretive center, nature viewing platform, and several picnic pavilions. In warmer months this is a popular spot for locals to come swim in the lake as well, so bring bathing suits and expect a lot of company. Most of the trails are short, however there is a 4 mile trail that goes around an "island" near the marina, and two smaller islands past the campground loops that can be combined for a 1 mile loop. These islands make excellent places to watch the sunset; the large island closest to the marina even has a bench facing southwest for this purpose.

Firewood is available for purchase at a camp store just outside the park, and residents often sell firewood roadside on the way to the park entrance.

This is not a place for solitude; it can get quite crowded during the summer between campers and locals, and there are residential areas on most sides of the lake, visible from the park. Don't come here looking for a wilderness experience. However for an outdoor vacation that has plenty of activities and is close to urban conveniences, Harrison Bay is an excellent choice!

Nice family camping area, does get crowded in the summer and cost to camp.

Geta a little crowded in the summer, but nice place for kids to ride bikes and such.

Very nice area for camping with horses

This is a campground for horses, you don't have a direct view of the water, but do have access to it

Kids like camping here

KKids loved camping here deer will come up to your camp just keep and eye on your food coolers raccoons will get the

The ruff way to camping

If you want to ruff it this is the way to go

Ok camping for family fun

Gold camp sites. Big swimming area bath houses need work done

Camping on top of a mountain

There is a long road up the side of the mountain to get to the campground, which is a tough pull for campers. But, on top is a nice camping area with lots of views. The spot we got was level and had water and electric. We just missed an even nicer site because we got lost on the drive there. Waterfall hike was beautiful with wildflowers. Whitewater rafting not too far away on the Ocoee River.

Found this place by accident! It glad we did.

So my wife and I were trying to find a place we had previously been to and stumbled upon Sawnee by accident. We are adventurous so we decided to give it a try. We were amazed at everything this park has to offer. They literally have everything you could ask for. Swimming, fishing, and camping. I think they even have boat ramps. As for us we are avid hikers so we stuck to the trails. There are a few trails that interconnect so we hike for hours(which we loved). Although we did not camp we are definitely coming back to do so. Sawnee has over flirty camp sites to include some walk-in sites. I think there is a small fee to camp but it is worth it. We went in the middle of the week when it wasn’t crowded but I could see this place filling up on a weekend. Sawnee has places to grill along with picnic tables and water stations and restrooms. For those that love nature but want a touch of home they have water and electrical hookups available. It’s also pet friendly. I definitely want to come back and spend a weekend hiking and camping and fishing.

Beautiful! Such an awesome place to soak up some nature.

My wife and I have been to Raven Cliffs a few times but never camped. Well we finally decided to do an overnighter and it was well worth the blowout we had on the interstate and the creepy tow truck driver and the Walmart tire center that was closed but fixed our tire anyway! But Raven cliffs offers both walk-in campsite and a lot of hike to camp sites. The trail has some great views and different terrain from small creek crossings to some steep hills and valleys. There is a restroom and trash receptacles at the trailhead and they are very close to the walk-in camp sites. There is plenty of room for group camping at both the walk-in and hike to sites. The trail is also pet friendly so you get to see a lot of pups on the trail. If you want a walk-in campsite and it’s the weekend, you better get there early. We arrived at dusk on a Friday and got the last walk-in site available. Overall, I highly recommend coming here and staying a night or two! Love this place.