An item on bucket list was fulfilled this weekend- swimming with manatees. The location is great with lots to do in this area near the Crystal River. The RV park is primarily used for Snow Birds so space is limited. The sites are not much to speak of. Just the basics surrounding a swampy River. Bring your bikes as nice riding trails.
I wanted to camp in the Brevard area for a waterfall weekend. I found this online and booked it as Davidson was booked. Easy to find. Camp hosts very gracious providing good directions and things to do. My concern dealt with the site itself. A narrow one lane road with an extreme turn to get into the site. If the host was not there to guide us I am not sure how many times circling around it would have taken to get parked. The picnic table took up the majority of the open area. Not much room for anything else. The Brevard area is beautiful. So much to do. We did not get to see all the waterfalls I wanted in a short weekend. So if you come to the area definitely plan at least 4-5 days. An interesting fact of this area is it is known for white squirrels. Hundreds exist around Brevard College to enjoy.
Getting here was like Mr Toads wild ride. Extreme inclines full of switch backs for a long 5 miles. The rain did not help much. Very scary. Once arrived area well marked and easy to park. Had electric but no water or sewer. There are local spigots scattered throughout if you run out in your rig. Small lake with fishing. Nice hiking areas. Love the blooming wild azaleas. Close to the Ocoee River.
Came for weekend Cherry Blossom Festival. Signage not well marked for finding sites. Not many trees at all. I like a lot of shade. Small beach area. Launch site for anglers. Bath facility decent. Sites easy to back into. Overall ok for my needs.
I come here every May and October. Reservations can be made online site specific. All sites are good. The ones towards the back in the 30s are always snatched up first as prime river spots. Sites are adequate with full hookups. Tent sites are interior. Nice shower facility if needed. Small store on site with essentials. Easy access to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Surrounded by hiking galore in the Great Smoky Mountains. Nice swimming hole for summer fun. Ping pong and other games.
Lake Lanier is huge with many campgrounds to choose from. My favorite is Shady Grove. Sites are large. Many with nice views. Easy to manipulate around with wide roads. Lots to do of all water sports. Striped Bass is a favorite for anglers.
Lake Allatoona is great for all water sports. Miles of shoreline so you can still get away. Campsites are spacious where none are poor ones. Lots of deer graze all times of day. My only complaint are the camp hosts. They are not friendly at all. Very strict with their check in rules. If you don’t follow them exactly they will turn you away to the back of the line. So beware.
Camped 3 days over Memorial Day. Crowded but expected. We stayed in green section. Very shaded. Small to medium sites. Have a 23 ft Grey Wolf and had no trouble managing parking. Some 5th wheel and Class C had a harder time in this section. The purple is considered the prime but I did not see paying the extra. Yes it is by the pool and playground. But many sites have no trees for shade. There is lots to do in Stone Mtn. Good shuttle service so you don’t have to drive, park and walk. Check website first to see what things you are interested in to determine price as most have a cost. The laser show is free and a must do. I am disappointed though as over the years they have cut back on the historical components but still enjoyable.