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Kayla S.
Fayetteville, GA
Joined October 2018
Decent for short getaway

This isn’t my favorite park. There’s a lake, and the campground is okay. They have mini golf and a playground near the dam, but the campground is nowhere near the dam. No real complaints, though. Everything was pretty clean. The campground was pretty full when we got there Saturday night, but most people left Sunday.

Decent

They had WiFi. There was a camp store. I camped here on my way to Yellowstone back in 2014 when I worked in the park.

Good water sports

Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle boat. Go fishing. Play mini golf. Go swimming in the pool. Hike to the falls. See historical ruins. There’s a decent number of activities here. There are two campgrounds. One follows the river and is more spread out. The other is the lake campground. It’s more of your typical campground with rv sites and facilities- restrooms, showers, laundry. Kayak rental is really reasonably priced, too.

Love it!

Three trout streams, waterfalls, the AT. Only accessible by hiking or the unpaved forest service road. Bears do live in the area so store food appropriately. Long falls is just a short hike up the AT.

Great park

My best friend and I went camping here the first week of February last year. We missed the super bowl. It was so worth it. It was cold, but we were able to stay pretty warm with our big tent and electric heater. The hike to the falls is pretty, but there are a lot of stairs. Definitely worth the trek. The loop trail is also worth the walk. It’s not terribly strenuous, but it provides some great overlooks/views.

Convenient to home

It’s a decent park. We camped on the raised platforms by the river. The other campgrounds are away from the river back in the woods. The tent sites are a bit too close together for my liking. The facilities are taken care of and kept up, but my idea of hiking is a bit more than just a walk through the woods- not a whole lot of elevation change on the trails, as you are not in the mountains. I would stay there again, though.

Long Creek Falls/Three Forks

This is a walk in/drive to campground off of an unpaved forest service road. There are no amenities. If you drive in, keep your food in your car. If you hike in, store your food properly with a bear bag or canister. Three different trout streams come together here and the fishing is fun. There are rules about what kind of lures/hooks you can use, so be sure to do your research.

Want to go back

This is one of my favorite campgrounds in Georgia. The island is only accessible by boat, and there are a limited number of people allowed on the island daily which means it is never over crowded. Use the food boxes. Raccoons are nosy.