Nicole B.
Cumming, GA
Joined May 2018
Lots to do, beautiful spring!

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.

Good location and friendly folks

Trip taken June 2018. Still pregnant. So this park is cute and very convenient to the beach and the main stretch of Tybee. It is tucked away in a little neighborhood with a lot of rental homes. As far as I can remember, everyone was nice. I also liked that the showers were individual rooms with a toilet. So you could take care of all yo biz in peace. Complaints: very small lots, ours had a lot of sunshine for most of the day. If I was a bigger fan of Tybee Island in general I might come back but I’m more of a gulf girl.

Fall fun

Trip taken Nov 2018. Our first trip with our son who was 5 weeks and still sleep and easy. We love this park. We planned ahead and got two good spots with our friends. We braved the cold for a short hike one day and also visited the lake where we tried to feed the ducks. This park is easy to get around, had clean restrooms, and beautiful scenery. Site specific reservations really make it easy too.

Ok I think

Trip taken Labor Day 2018. Still pregnant. I can’t complain about this trip as I barely remember it! I can confirm I had good signal on my phone as basically all we did was watch football. All the sites appear to be waterfront but ours, 87, kind of wasn’t. But it was shady and pretty. I never used the bathhouse.

Pretty, but...

Trip taken in March 2018. Not much I can say about this park. We went for one night, arrived later than expected and it was cold out. Our daughter was only 1.5 years old and we had a hard time keeping her away from the rock that lead in to the lake. It was not a great site for little kids but had an amazing view and plenty of space. The bathhouse was a bit far of a walk. And they have a no alcohol rule. I was pregnant but otherwise I have a no camping sober rule. So not a great fit!

Lovely Little Park

We had a very peaceful trip to this KOA. First of all, this was my first time visiting a KOA. I have always been a state park person, but since we bought a camper we are branching out. The manager was very helpful, he even sent me pictures of the sites when I had questions. Upon arrival, we loved how cute and quaint it was. It is a small park, with all sites very close together. If you're looking for privacy, or are more of a party camper, I would not suggest this place. At one point I was laying in our bed and my husband opened the camper door and a was staring directly in to the eyes of our neighbor, sitting inside their camper at their table. Awkward… I digress! We loved this place. Our site was right on the Valley River. It was so serene just sitting there watching the water flow by. I would say that I was a little concerned about my little one tumbling off the small drop off, but she was smart enough to realize it was not safe, and stayed on the camper pad. Speaking of the little one, she had a great time! There was a little play ground, swings, cornhole, some balls for her to throw, a pool (small but since it was not busy we really enjoyed it), a game room, and a store with essentials. Oh, and for $3 you could rent a tube and float down the lazy river. Be warned though that getting in to and out of the river is not super easy and you will get dirty. I loved it though! Another plus to this park was the location to "city life". We made 2 trips to Walmart, and also picked up breakfast one day. There are plenty of food choices if you need a break from grilling. The location, just two hours from our North Atlanta home, was great for a quick getaway. Everyone was nice, including all of our neighbors. A great weekend adventure!

Okay but not great

We had a good time with our friends at Harrison Bay, but I was not very impressed with the park. To be fair, we reserved the very last two available sites for Memorial Day weekend and they may have been the worst. There was no view and both were quit tight, in fact ours even had the hookups on the wrong side, so our camper had to face in to the woods in order for us to be able to hook up. Also, a toilet and a shower were broken in the bathhouse, which is the last thing you want to deal with when you choose to escape the confines of your camper for a nice long shower and a real potty. The pool felt old and not super clean, and there were no chairs or anything to sit on, and you were not allowed to bring food or drink in, so that makes it a little hard to enjoy, also combined with the large number of staff there, most of which were standing around, but still required a 10 min break every hour where everyone, even adults, had to exit the pool. The last complaint was that we wanted to rent canoes, got there right at opening time, and still had to wait a bit and were only able to finally go when we did because we had exact change to pay. Otherwise we would have had to wait on a manager or something. All in all, it was not terrible but since it was a 2 hour drive from home, I probably will try somewhere different next time.