This was so cool! It’s a primitive, tucked in the woods spot on the lake. The camp sites are wonderfully spaced out. We stayed in sites you had to park and walk to, but the walk was very short. Be prepared- bring lanterns to navigate the dark forest. Also, be prepared to see people walking the trail next to the camp sites during the day. This was a great spot for a little weekend trip! Great fishing, beautiful view, and an exciting experience!
Absolutely loved staying here! We took out boat out on the lake and enjoyed the view of the mountains, especially through the morning fog. We also had a great time window shopping the nice homes in the area!
I gave 3 stars because we drove through the campground and it was decent. Seemed clean, and the sites weren’t too close together. However- not sure how they have so many people staying there when they were almost impossible for us to contact! We ended up staying somewhere else after a week of calling and not getting through.
Overall friendly neighbors. The staff was nice. However, there were quite a few confederate flags flying around, and there were not many other people of color in the area. There were never any issues.
Enjoyed our night at Etowah! Though we had a bit of a misunderstanding with the owner in the beginning, he was very informative and kind. He gave us many maps and suggestions of things to do in the area. The camp is quiet, and very “community like” but not packed. The river was very easily accessible from our site and we spent 5 hours kayaking down the river! This was a fun place to spend a few days.
We stopped here for the night on our way to Dahlonega and were so happy we did! We had a secluded, beautiful primitive site with rocky lake access that we managed to get our kayak onto the water on. Clean spots, friendly staff at the front, and we met some fun people! We definitely plan on returning for a weekend trip.
We really enjoyed our weekend stay here! Very clean bathrooms, beautiful nature trails, and the campground is conveniently located near just about anything a camper would need! Only downside- though dogs are allowed on the campground they aren’t allowed on their section of the beach- so if you want to bring your pups to swim with you you’ll have to drive about 5 minutes to another beach entrance.
We may return though! The spots are a bit close together but the neighborhood is quiet. Wasn’t what we expected as there is not really a view of Sweetwater Creek- but it is about a 5 minute drive. We may go back to stay for a while because it is convenient to be so close to Sweetwater and we do enjoy going! 😄
Hiking, kayaking, swimming- plenty of things to do. You can spend a whole day out here just walking along the creek and jumping across the rocks. We took some great pictures and meditated on the water. I recommend this park to anyone living in the area or just passing through 🤙🏽🤙🏽