There was a sign on the way in to the WMA stating a land pass is required to enter. I went without as it was late an no one was there. Two grassy areas marked for camping, the one further in by the fenced building has a dumpster and deer hanger with water hose. Saw several doe and not a single person but did see boot tracks on the dirt road on the way out in the morning. I’m in a truck camper, stayed one night although there was a sign saying it’s ok to stay 14 days. AT&T gets two bars of LTE
While on our vacation headed from Disney to talladega for the race we had generator problems and had to find something close to the track. The only problem was it was about 530 on a Friday night. But we happened to see that they had RV spots open. So we called the night manager talked to him about trying to get help even though they were closed. The manager was awesome set up the site for us saying I could just come by in the morning to pay. Plenty of space between the sites and nice trails to go walking on.
The only real downsides to this place was quite hours weren’t really enforced. (Though it was a bunch of kids playing). And the bathrooms were cleanish. Just needed a little bit of detailed cleaning. But overall our stay here was very pleasant.
Beautiful views, but many of the sites on the far loop are full sun. We stayed at site 26. The view was beautiful, the sun was pretty rough until it went down, that spot is particularly sunny. The road noice in the far loop is horrible, all night long!! I didn’t realize it was so close to the road! There are 18 wheelers for the nearby rock plant that run at all hours and they are loud!! Also there’s a train, not a once in a while train with horns, like all night long coming and going. This park has a magnificent lake and if you stay there stay close to the front of the park. I think this would have been a better option with the noise. If you and your kids are light sleepers, this might not be the location for you. The bathroom is also very far away from the far loop.
Open and when I mean open space,all over the Park. Great for fishing Boating, Swimming and they have a great little Museum for the Veterans…. Outside plenty of Military Tanks and Airplanes to see throughout the use in our Military.
We stopped through as our first stop on our family RV trip. We did not intend on doing much, as this was our closest stop with some form of “nature” in our eyes, coming from Orlando. We planned on getting in late, so we called ahead and got the gate code (DO THIS IF YOU PLAN ON ARRIVING LATE). We didn’t get in until after midnight, so it was a quick park and plug in.
We booked site 87, which is at the end of the loop, an easy walk down to the river. We like both 87 and 88. It was quiet (only 3 campers in the loop) so the crowd was not an issue. It was very hot, with a forecast of 99. By the time we pulled out at 1030, we still had plenty of shade.
The bathroom was nice and clean. Amenities include putt putt, boat rentals, paddle board rentals, hiking etc. we did not partake in any. We did stop in the shop to style, and it is cute and seems stocked.
Carla was a gem. She stopped by to check on us and was sooo sweet. I could sit and chat with her all day. She drove me to site 27 and recommended for our family and she was perfect. The world needs more Carla. And campgrounds like this :)
We had a 30’ RV America rental and no issues.
This park is located south of Atlanta, which is the only drawback for anyone who lives North of Atlanta, especially if you are planning to go on a Friday night! We learned a lesson about late arrivals: our kids will not go to sleep unless they have had at least 2 hours to play in the new exciting "house", aka our camper. Otherwise, a very cool park. There is a fresh water spring that people can actually get their own containers and take water home. The rocky river bed was beautiful and peaceful. They also had an interesting outdoor gym with work out equipment, a cute store, I think they had putt putt too. I would definitely come back if we had a day off instead of trying to leave after work on a Friday.
Campground Review: Right off I75, about 45 minutes south of Macon, is a small campground with lots of energy. We stayed here short term while in between moving in our 5th wheel and it was a great time. They offer lots of discounts, and extended stay rates. I think we paid $480 for a full month, which included the lot rent, water, sewer, and power.
The spaces are a little small, and a little tough to fit 2 vehicles in, but everyone was friendly and we made it work. They have both pull thru and back in sites, easy access to all of them. Easy in and out, it looks as if they have a few full time campers there as well. Both 30 and 50 amp were available, and they were all paved, so leveling out was super easy.
They have a pull up station for late nite check in after the office closes and works on an honor system to put your payment in the drop box.
One of the perks I liked is the pool, its available for campers and their guests, kept very clean, and was never crowded when we visited.
They do have a shower house and facilities available if needed as well, we however did not use these. [I was told they needed some updating, but again did not personally use them]
Product review: IceMule Pro in XLarge [33L] As a Ranger for TheDyrt I get to review some really cool products that I get free or can purchase at a discounted price. This time we got an amazing deal on a backpack cooler! OMG amazing! We absolutely love this cooler. It has now become our go-to anytime were going outdoors.
We decided on the IceMule Pro in XL as we needed to keep 3 days of food cooled while our fridge was being repaired. These coolers come in a variety of sizes, this specific model comes in 23, 33, and 40 Liters. There is a few different styles of coolers available too: Classic, Pro, Boss, Jaunt, Urbano, and Traveler. The classic is simple and had 1 clip on Carry strap, the traveler is more of a duffle bag style, but we wanted a backpack style and went with the Pro, all the other options are backpack straps.
We selected the grey color, something neutral that wouldn't draw a lot of heat to the bag. They offer a few variations of color for each style of bag.
This cooler is lightweight, and comfy! Once we added in all our items and clip the straps into place you could wear it for hours.
I really like the rolling top closure, it's super easy to snap the clasp to keep it shut, and easy to open when you need in. The cooler has an air vent on the side as well to add in or remove unwanted air from the bag. This helps regulate the temperature inside the bag. When I first got the bag I wanted to try it out and ee didnt have ice at first but put stuff in it anyway. A few hours later after we got ice, the drinks were still cold! This to me was amazing! Once we added ice, it stayed sold for over 2 days. Even with us being in and out getting drinks and food.
We have already decided to get a 2nd smaller one to use for tailgating this fall!
This is a great park for several reasons. It is ideal to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch in our travels down interstate 75. It is just a short distance off I-75.
Camping is good on the riverside where it it cooler and quieter. Camping on the lakeside is convenient for swimming and miniture golf, however we had some issues with ants. The facilities are all good.
There are a number of trails that are easy to hike with some grade to them. The waterfall is a beautiful view.
We tent camped here on site 112 on the lakeside camping area. We had a view of the lake and enjoyed renting a double kayak from the state park. Bathhouse was clean. Sites on lake are spaced apart a little more than river campground. We will try sites 87 or 88 on the river next time.
It was a nice area. We were on campsite 11 right by a little fishing pier. Nice views of the lake from the campsite. Bathrooms and showers were better than most campgrounds I’ve been too. Lots of wildlife noises at night. The swimming area had a lot of people when we arrived Sunday.
That’s about it. Recommend for a day at the beach but not an overnight visit.
With under 30 RV spots with 30/50amp, and water hookups. This State Park Campground was awesome. 90% of the spots are right on the beautiful crystal clear lake. We launched our kayaks and swam from our sight so easy and convenient. Quite, relaxing and secluded the lake is situated with in the forest with no homes near or around the water we visited in the summer and can’t wait to go back in the fall when the leaves start to change. Clean and well maintained.
Ranger Review: OOFOS shoes at Cordele KOA Journey
Right off I75 in Georgia sits a small KOA with TONS of amenities! Being just a block off the interstate I assumed it would be noisy. But all the trees make a great sound barrier and we had a nice quiet weekend and will definitely be back!
This campground accommodates Campers, with spaces up to 90 foot long! (up to 50 amp), Tents, and even offers Cabin Rental! Has a pool, propane fill station, firewood to purchase, laundry room and updated bathhouse. a dog area, wifi and even offers cable, for the people who like to camp inside 😉
Our weekend cost was about $70 for out tent site, there were a few people staying in a camper long term who mentioned they do offer reduced rates. I didn’t get to check on the cabins, but they look super cute from the outside and run $50 a night if you book online.
Nearby attractions (we did not visit) include Lake Blackshear, a manmade lake, with a really cool dam, and Georgia Veterans State Park on one side. They have a marina and beach. And The Andersonville National Historic Site the location of a Confederate prison where 13,000 Union soldiers died.
Product review: OOFOS SHOE
As a Dyrt Ranger I was privileged to get a major discount on an awesome pair of OOFOS shoes.
I'm telling you now, this is the most comfortable thing I've ever put on my feet! It's like walking on pillows every step you take! I have arthritis in both my knees and have been having some trouble lately. The day my shoes got here I was eager to try them on, and once I did, they didnt come off the rest of the night! They help with the pain of walking, and my knees havent hurt in a week. I'm in love!
They're made of a really squishy, super lightweight foam. And have a breathable mesh top. I ordered the light gray color, and love the tiny pop of lime green in the logo and little tag to help pull them on. I was hesitant when I seen they had no laces and the rubber strap on top was fixed. But i had no problems getting them on, the mesh is stretchy and my foot slid right in!
My only complaint is that small rocks get stuck in the bottom of the shoe, in the middle tread. But, they're easy to pop out.
They also offer flip flops too, so that will be my next purchase. OOFOS will be my go to shoes from now on!
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