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Traveling through

Very sincere owners, helpful and assisted in parking. No property lights, hard to be able to keep dogs clean at this early stage. No internet available. Private and good for over night stay. Enjoyed Meant to say also they are very new some grounds are new and not grassy yet but this will be a great place to visit in a year. We will be back.

First to Review
Beautiful area near lake and river walk

This is a new RV park with full hookups. WiFi is available for long term guests through Mediacom. Daily, weekly and monthly rates with up charge on electric after 800 kWh.

On the outskirts of Columbus. Fishing, Paved river walk for walking and biking, near Ft Benning and golf course. Pleasant owner with big plans to make this a great park. Assisted us with getting to and in our site at dark. Camp host is very helpful.

Cons: large gravel on road and sites making leveling difficult. Sites are fairly close together but better than some. Landscape is in its early stage so grass is sparse. Beautiful trees surround the area but none on sites.

Great Park!

This place is HUGE!! As others have said, the sites are a little close together and there's some traffic noise, but neither bothered me very much - I was real close to the road too, so not that bad at all. I was quite comfortable the two days I stayed here. They have a little convenience store with camping gear you may have forgotten (or didn't know you needed!), souvenirs, food, and other essentials. The bathrooms are nice and there are some on-site fun to be had with a basketball hoop and playground.

Camping was great

We stayed at the Pioneer 1 campsite. The entrance is about a half mile down a winding curvy road from the main entrance and comes out of nowhere. This is a message to anyone considering renting from Pioneer Site 1 or 2: the road is not paved and meant for a vehicle with 4 wheel drive. If you have a small car, it is likely to get some damage from the drive in. The road in has became very eroded away, so use caution. The site is awesome. 1 and 2 are probably at least a .25 mile away from each other, so you don’t need to worry about your neighbors. Has a great fire pit, canopy and 2 picnic tables. Also comes with a pit privy, so bring some toilet paper and flashlights are a must. The privy does have solar lights outside and inside, but won’t last all night.

As far as the canyon, it’s absolutely amazing. Pictures do no justice. Walking sticks are helpful. There is quite a ways of small streams that you have to walk thru to get to 1-5. Wasn’t too deep as long as you watch where you walk. Remember where you hike to you have to go back. The walk back up is a little tough, but just make sure you have water.

Overall great place to camp and hike. Only thing to note is that road into the pioneer campsite area. Luckily we had a big truck but our neighbors had a small car and couldn’t imagine what that road did to their car.

Breathtaking

This place seemed so unreal. It was so beautiful and well kept park. The views were spectacular and the park was very clean. The staff and rangers were all really nice and helpful. This is definitely a park to check out of you are in the area. Can’t say enough good things about it.

Good overall - easy to moderate hike

Overall, there was some good views and inside the canyons was pretty cool. We hiked in on Friday and stayed at campsite 4. You hike down from the visitor center and turn right at the creek bed and hike along that. It will be muddy and about an inch of water in some places, so were some waterproof shoes. We saw one snake in the creek bed(not sure what kind, but wasn’t a copperhead) but that was it. The trail was well marked and easy to follow. After you follow along the creek bed there’s a small wooden bridge on the left followed by a steep incline. At the top is campsite 6 which has a wooden shelter and is probably the least private. Campsite 5 is down a short path off the trail(maybe 25 yards). Campsite 4 is on the left side of the trail and pushed about 10-15 feet off the trail. Campsite 3 is on the right and also about 15 feet off the trail. Campsite 1& 2 are down the trail on the right, but we took the left path to the white blaze trail so we didn’t see them. Campsite 5 is the most secluded. The campsites are spread far enough out that there’s plenty of firewood laying around. Looked like all the campsites had a grill over the fire pit. We brought our sawyer, but there weren’t any water sources nearby. Saturday the high was 74 and a beautiful day. 

We started seeing hikers passing our campsite around 8am. We hiked on the backcountry trail to the white blaze trail and took a right where there’s some old abandoned cars. From here to the visitor center there are a few really good lookout points to the canyons. We stopped by the bathrooms by the playground which were super clean and there’s also water fountains to fill up at. We went down into the canyons which are also muddy and had about an inch of water. The canyons we’re pretty packed with tourists so we only did a couple(I think 1& 3). We got back to the campsite around 1 and probably saw a group of hikers every 10- 15 minutes until the about 5pm. I saw some wild boar from a long distance, but other than that we didn’t see anything else. 

Overall, it was a good hike and camp with some cool views, but once is enough and we probably won’t do it again.

Best in Georgia

Top notch camping, easy access from I-75 almost all sites are pull through. Nice store at the office. We experienced a break down and we’re not able to make our reservation, the gave us a credit tone used at another date, and we used it 3 days later.

Small campground but pretty

Sprewell Bluff Park is about 50 miles south of Atlanta on the Flint River. The campground is small, tent & RV sites starting at $35/night with 30/50 amp electric, water, fire ring, and picnic tables. Most are back in. There is a showroom/bathroom. There are also cabins. The trading post has a variety of camping items and souvenirs. This is primarily a a fisherman’s Park. There is some canoeing and hiking, and a new playground. A boat ramp was added recently. It is somewhat difficult to get here.

Our Saving Grace!

We were so happy to get a spot here! We’d had a terrible experience with another campground in the area, & rolled in here at 9:30 PM to wonderful, spacious, gravel pull-thru sites with full hook-ups, & views of the pond. This is a great park & professional people! Well maintained grounds. Clean & safe!!! 280 sites, & over 100 are pull-thrus. Amenities: camp store, playground, pond, WiFi, cable, laundry, bathrooms, shed/storage, etc. Close to shopping & eateries for all your needs.

Fair Harbor RV Park & Campground

Excellent customer service. Clean and very nice.