Angie G.


Clarkesville , GA

Joined March 2019

Resident of a National Forest

Great Basecamp for RVs

We stayed at this RV park from Friday to Sunday after Thanksgiving (they were closed Thanksgiving). It’s a nice RV park, not really a campground. The bathrooms and showers are nice and clean. The pet corral was enjoyed by my dog. The staff is very nice and helpful. The pool was closed for off season and there is a Rec Bldg which we didn’t try out but has laundry facilities inside of it. The sites are gravel and neatly done with a off set graveled area with a picnic table. Fire cauldrons are complimentary with a bundle of wood purchase. (It’s quite a bit of wood). Luckily for us we were off that day. The only issue I have is that if you are not there by 5pm, they will not park you so don’t plan to arrive after work on a Friday and hope to spend the long weekend. It makes it difficult if you don’t have Friday off or have to arrive later than 5. Needless to say, we enjoyed the peace and quiet and clean air here and will visit again. It is located off the main highway, however, the road noise is really not an issue at all. It’s a great Basecamp to visit all the outdoor things in the area or just drive up to the Smokies.

Peace in Pisgah

This campground was a great quiet spot for $10 a night! The camp host was awesome. There are under 20 campsites here and some are walk-ins by the river. There is a rolling cart to cart your stuff into your site. They have bear trash cans and you need to keep your food in your car or the bears will get your food! The sites are beautiful and can fit a tent or two although there is not much seclusion between sites. I wish we had spent more than one night in site #10. It was amazing!

Unplugging in Virginia

This campground was so secluded with each site being surrounded by rhododendron and trees. You can hammock or set up tents in a large space. We stayed in the Chipmunk Circle in both site #31 and #21. The bathrooms are by site #11 where the camp host is stationed. We loved the campground and there is no cell service so you can unplug to your hearts content !

An Epic Piece of History

This was my first stay in a caboose and it was unforgettable! From the thoughtful amenities to the historical furnishings, this place really shines! The hosts, Chris and Amy, were excellent in preparing for my stay and sitting by the fire at night while listening to the loons on the lake was a great way to end the evening. The stars were out and the air was fresh! I enjoyed my morning coffee while watching native birds fly through the trees. Hearing about the history of the caboose and it’s restoration process was amazing and I definitely recommend staying in this place! Trails and parks are nearby and the hosts are very knowledgeable about the area to point you in the right direction! Take a walk down to the lake, bring a book to sit in the caboose cupola or on the comfy bed, whatever your level of activity, this place has it all!

Outdoor recreation happy place!

We stayed at FDR state park for 4 nights and it was a beautiful park with great hosts and great campsites! Bath houses were well-maintained and sites not on top of each other like some other places. They have horseback riding stables and kayaks for rent (but COVID is not allowing rentals). We took our kayaks and used them in Lake Delanor. Our campsite was #312 and it accommodated our 22 ft camper well, had an additional large tent pad, a fire ring and picnic table. We were located next to a group pavilion which we utilized when the rains came down. For dog owners like us, a big green grassy area was located behind our site to walk our 4-legged kids. Totally enjoyable experience and would love to return to backcountry camp and do some trails.

Spacious & relaxing Campground

We stayed in site #31 overnight while driving south with our teardrop trailer. The site was so spacious and treed for hammocks or tents or trailers. Fire rings and wood is available on site. While the bathrooms were closed due to Covid-19, porta potties were available for use if you didn’t have an RV with a bathroom. The owners of the campground were quick to respond when you left a message or needed something. We would stay here again if we come back through this way!

Great park to be a weatherman

3 people and 3 dogs tent camped at this state park between Clayton and Dillard for 2 nights. I love this park because of the trails and the lake and there is something for everyone. It’s on top of a mountain so you can experience any kind of weather, even on a good day. Our first night was a chilly 40 degrees but the howling wind and it’s gusts were insane! The second night was just cool and enjoyable to sit by the fire in our down jackets. We stayed in Site 13, across from the first bath house. They were extremely clean bathrooms and showers were hot. We practiced social distancing and so did everyone else. I forgot to take photos of the camp but it was a great graveled site with a fire ring, water and 30 amp electric box. Cant wait to go back again.

Not the best campsite

We were able to book site 112 at the last minute and the staff waited for us to arrive. Although they were very friendly, they dropped the ball when it came to cleanliness and park security. We had other campers arrive back at their tent sites across from ours at 11pm and they were inconsiderate of all the sleeping campers with their lights already out. After Midnight I called the office and emergency line but got only the office answering machine. There was a host in a site 2 down from the party and nobody came to address the noise. I had to go and ask them to quiet down twice and lower their spotlight they were using to cook with. They stayed up (about 15 of them) til after 2am. I did email the owner and let him know the situation so I was able to contact someone about it, and he was going to check into it and where the ball was dropped by the staff not patrolling the campground like he said it was supposed to be. We had water and a 15 amp power box at our site and it was great for a tent but not for anything else. The sites are very close together. If you have kids, they have a lot of things for them to do, but when you want to get sleep, it wasn’t the beat place to stop.

Campground halfway on the AT

We found this park while driving south to Georgia and decided to stay for a night. It was full of trails and it’s the halfway point on the Appalachian Trail so you can hike some of it too! Our campsite was #31 in the Horseshoe Loop (no elec/water) near the bath house that was very clean. There are water spigots located throughout the park though. Friendly campground hosts attend the firewood barn and are willing to help with suggestions for stores and and such. Check in and check out is both 3pm, which allowed us to spend the morning hiking. Cell service is pretty non existent but there is WiFi at the ice cream/general store.

GORGEous campground in NY

We went looking for waterfalls to hike and the Gorge hike is located in this state park. We camped for 2 nights at site 166 in the Onondaga Village camground. The site is spacious and has a picnic table and fire ring. Although it was gravel, there are some sites with grassy areas. Our site was right behind the shower house which had clean, hot showers and restrooms. There are water spigots to fill containers located throughout the campground. Most sites don’t have electric and water except on one loop for RVs. We hiked through this park and the Gorge, and unfortunately we lost our camp photos when one of our phones fell in the Gorge and we couldn’t retrieve it. This is a great Basecamp for neighboring parks and trails. We will definitely be back again. Check the website for closures and hours as some things are weather dependent.

Amazing lakeside RV site

This SP is only open March to October but it’s hosts took great pride in clearing the sites for the season. I parked my travel trailer in site 95 and it was a great site. We were able to drag water floats and things down to the waters edge outside our site. The bath house is not new by any means but everything you need is there, keeping in mind that this park is more for water sports and recreation than a resort. The roads are a little rutted on some sides due to washout but the park is a great spot to camp. No fire rings or grills in EVERY site but there were some man-made fire pits. The trails on the park were not marked at all except for the Nature Trail in the campground. Fallen trees had destroyed the other ones but they were bike trails. This is a great and relaxing place for a camp. Spent 3 nights here and visited other state parks close by that were more expensive and less maintained than this one. Check-in is 2pm and check-out is 12 noon. I would definitely come back here again!