Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, GEORGIA
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Really nice

I love this army corps of engineer park. It lies 3 miles in of the main road. Their are two campgrounds here. One is primitive with vault toilets and one water source. Each site has four ring, and picknick table. There are several nice campsites around the shore line. Steep trails down to Lake at the end of pavement. Some parking there also. Pay for these spots furthur into the park at an atm type pay per campsite machine. Follow signs to public boat launch. As of 2019 8$ for primitive camp, 5$ parking at boat launch.

Official Campground with hookups 22$ and up, and a boat launch with dock. Some sites are more private than others, bath and showers, few have steep trails to lake. There is a nice beach with sand and swimming area. Also tent camping sites right above the swim area for 18$. The sunset view from there is very nice. There's benches!

This lake has heavy boat traffic, lots of fisherman and jet skies. During the week, it's quite. A really nice place to visit. I SUP along the shoreline and in coves, but lots of chop on the weekends.

Also many trails for hiking, tho I've not hiked there.

Fun for kids

Bring tubes for the kids. My 9 and 10 year old kids spent the better part of a hot August day tubing the river that runs by the campground. Mostly RVs in loops 1-3 and tents in 4. Bathrooms were very clean. They only sell wood by the golf cart load or half load, which was more than we wanted for one night.

Primitive campsites

Awesome campsites close to the water. Near Standing Indian Campgound.

Gathering time!

Great place to bring the family together or just hang out with friends. The grills are clean and there are some great views. You can bring your poles and fish, go over to the beach part and lay out and swim, or stay cool under the shelter.

Great first impression

Seems like every spot has shade…except for mine. Coveting neighbors' spots but mine is great!. Water and electric are available at my tent spot (bring an extension cord or 2). Gorgeous view. Fire ring and picnic table included. Cell service is awesome here.

Fall in Love

My all time favorite campgrounds! The lake is pristine and so are the campgrounds!

Perfect river camping

Been coming to this spot For a few years. I love it because you can camp right next to the Tallulah river and still feel out in nature, while having covered bathrooms, water pump access, and a town 15 mins away for supplies. The other great thing about this spot is the trout fishing. It is regularly stocked with rainbows and makes for some beautiful Landscape while fishing.


Nice level lots. Very quiet. The owner is a great person. The bath house is a little dated but always spotless.

Great place to stay

Great place to stay. Depending on where you are located you may have a long walk to the bath house. They offer a lot of activities for families and kids.

Mountain bliss

Steep (25 deg) climb up to the campground. Small but clean and well kept campground. Laundry and WiFi included. Bathhouse was very clean. Amazing trails mostly moderate to strenuous. The falls were spectacular!

Cute but cramped

This is a really nice campground but the sites are really close together. We were at site 18 and had a lake view. There is a trout stream for kids that is periodically stocked and it was a quick drive to Helen. We will definitely be back but will be picky about which site we get.

Pretty ok

The best thing about this campground to me is that it has a nice spot for my son to splash in the water and a nice playground as well. The facilities are clean enough, but there's nothing especially remarkable about this place to me.

Hidden gem

I've camped here three times and never seen it full. Sites are spacious and there are flush toilets and hot showers. Winding Stairs trail connects to the campground and offers good hiking. Just across the street is the Big Bend trail which takes you to Big Bend falls on the Chattooga River. There's a creek that runs through the campground with many sites along it's bank. My favorite site is #2.

Something for everyone

Wat do you like? Solitude? Try the dispersed campsites, they're awesome. Swimming? There is a roped off area for swimming in one of the lakes. RV camping? Full hookups available. Cabin? Cabins available for rent. Hiking? Trail head for the Foothills Trail as well as Secret Falls. Fishing? There's a lake stocked with bass and bream and even trout in cooler weather. Put-put? They have that too. Kayaking? Bring your own or rent one there. Hot showers? Got 'em. Waterfalls? Convenient to dozens including Station Cove, Yellow Branch, Issaqueena, King Creek, and Spoonauger to name a few. You seriously can't go wrong here unless you go in the summer and stay in a tent. It does get hot here.

Great as long as it's not spring break

I've stayed here on two separate backpacking trips. Sites are ok for car camping but awesome for backpacking. Good trout fishing. Lots of hiking, including the Foothills and Chattooga River trails. I've heard it gets overrun with spring breakers. Both times I've been there, there were few other campers. If you are going to drive here, keep in mind it is at least a couple hundred yards from the parking area to the nearest camp sites. The best sites are along the river toward the back of the campground.

Peaceful swimming!

Ive been swimming here since I was a little kid I have not been is a while but it is one of the prettiest places on that mountain!!

Clean campground on the lake.

This campground is located on Lake Chatuge. All sites are either lakefront or lakeview. There are water and power hook-ups, no sewer.  The bathhouse has one shower and is older.

Love this camp ground

This place has no electric hookups, but a good enough bath house.  We come here annually.  The staff is nice at the campground and at the lake you can hike to (or drive to) that is associated with the campground.  The lake is beautiful, and we were lucky enough to catch a raptor show there.  The kids love this campground.  They can ride their bikes around and they play all day long.   Close proximity to the horseshoe falls and other great hikes.

Nice family campground.

Rangers were very nice, beach is cool, nice lake front sites. We had a fun time here, especially the kids. They loved riding their bikes around in this great family friendly campground.

Nice but Nazis

Nice campground. If you enjoy having a beer while camping don’t come here. Beautiful day, beer in a solo cup playing cards with my wife at a picnic table.  We were not making noise, nobody complained about us.  Ranger pulls up and gave us both tickets.  We had a mandatory court appearance, turns out each ticket is $280.00. No warning, I couldn’t believe what happened. Other than that, it’s a good campground. We won’t be back.

Love this campground

Great place to take our 3 year old great-grandson. Grounds are kept spotless. Camped her several times and never had a complaint.

Best COE on Lake Lanier

This is without a doubt the nicest campground we've stayed at on Lake Lanier. Most spots are on the water. They also have nicely mowed grass and some trees. Campground is VERY clean. Nice level spots also. We did some driving around to pick out our favorite spots. We’ve stayed at spot #54. HUGE SPOT right on the lake with easy access. Shade is limited. We will be going back in September for 2 weeks on staying at #54. We will be going back again in October to stay for 2 more weeks and staying at spot #56. It is very private, has plenty of trees to provide shade and also has easy lake access.

Absolutely beautiful

With Lake Burton on one side and a beautiful mountain on the other. If you want a relaxing weekend with very nice staff I highly recommend Moccasin Creek State park. Definitely will be back

Get away from it all!

We tent camped here October 2013 on site 36 which backed up to the national forest.  Beautiful mountain views and horseback riding on site!! Bathhouse was clean.

Great Scout Camp up in the Smokies Mountains great views and a lake

It's mostly for Boy Scout Troops but well worth the trip. Beautiful views rolling hills and mountains. Plenty of activities for the Scouts to do during camp.. Great staff and accommodations…

Peace and Quite

Another great Georgia State Park that offers quiet opportunities for hiking, fishing and paddle boating. We made our reservations on-line a couple of weeks before our arrival, upon check in we were greeted by a friendly park staff that had our paperwork ready.

The park information and reservations can be made using the Reserve America App or web site.

We stayed at site 40 of Camping Area #2, the sites were well maintained and included water, electric, table and fire ring. We could receive very limited over the air TV and no cell service using Verizon as our carrier. We could also receive a weak WIFI signal at the park office parking lot. The bath houses were very clean and in great working order.

We had a great time here and will return, when planning a trip here bring what you will need as the nearest shopping is miles away in Chatsworth, GA.

Lake Hartwell Retreat

This is a large campground.  It has multiple boat launches with easy access to Lake Hartwell.  Well maintained bath houses. Friendly staff and camp hosts.  We stayed in the first loop with sites 1-26.  It was a small campground within the larger campground and park. It was quiet and over half the sites have a view of the lake or are on the lake. We stayed on 26 and were very happy with our location.  The park has a beach with concession stand. We do not think we would have liked the larger side of the campground as sites were much closer together.  We travelled to Toccoa Falls, Tallulah Gorge, Lake Rabun, Helen, Anna Ruby Falls, Dahlonega and Hartwell.  We would love to go back and visit the towns of Lavonia, Cleveland and Clarksville, and go back to Southern Hart Brewery in Hartwell.

Hiwassee Outfitter Campground

Our first time here at the Hiwassee Outfitter camping area in Reliance, Tennessee. Most campsites have river view or stream view. One large circle, mostly tent camping. No electric hookup. Water spigots throughout the campground but not directly at each site. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. Very spacious camping on level dirt or grass ground. We had 2 tents and could have fit 3 more. No lights, so it’s pretty dark after 10pm. Campground is next to the outfitters where you can rent kayaks, floats and rafts. We used the Webb Brothers rental company 0.5 miles down the road from the campground because they had same day availability without reservations. The bathhouse has hot showers and flush toilets but it’s rather rustic due to all people using it coming off the river. There is no charge to use the showers. The bathhouse is shared with the daily rafters. Camp-store on site. No phone signal which is ok with us because we like to unplug. There is free WiFi available at the rafting Outfitter store. There is a small restaurant about a mile away “FlipFlop Burger place”; which was a nice surprise. We overlooked the Hiwassee on campsite 43. The river is smooth until 11am. We went fly fishing right from the campsite. The water gets released at 11am, so the current picks up and water levels will rise quickly. A nice place to camp if you come for water fun. If you don’t mind the muddy bathrooms then this is the place for you. We will be back for sure.

On the Tallulah River

Stayed here in March for a week. We’re back for a month. Spot B42 with full hook up. LOVE THIS PLACE. A fair amount small bass and trout are being caught.

What a beautiful place!

We got to camp out on the spot right on the river and listened to the water trickling all nice long. Next day we got up and went tubing and had a blast!