This was the first we had stayed here since March of 2012, and a lot of changes have been made. The main thing is the permanents are no longer here, in fact you may not stay longer than 1 month. This makes the campground much better without looking at all the trashy units. Many of the sites are not level, and only about 21 are full hook up, although they do have gray water hookups available throughout the park. It is possible to find a level site or a site to accommodate a big rig. The train tracks are nearby, but for the Atlanta area it is satisfactory for a visit. The Wi-Fi worked well. Much, much better than in the past. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty campground. Caters to boaters and fisherman using Lake Allatoona. Appear to be lots of permanent units for folks using the resort. We got in late, well after dark, so the security officer handled our booking. I've never had such a fast tour of an RV park in my life. I couldn't tell a thing about the sites we'd supposedly seen. Paved sites, but they're not all level. We drove to the site we were assigned, but it was nowhere near level. We just took another one that was close to level and set up, knowing we were leaving the next morning. Campground store was well-stocked. Park is several miles off the interstate, but it's a nice place to stay. Advise getting there during daylight so you can pick out a more level spot than we did. Back-in space, but it wasn't a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Previous reviews are very correct. There is an extremely narrow road getting to campground. Check in very difficult, took a long time and the staff could not tell us how to get to our site. When asked how to pull onto the pull thru site she told us hook-ups were on the "right" side, meaning "correct" side but she did not know how to get there. Wifi is non existent. The campground is full of old units, seasonal. We wish someone could explain why such good ratings in the directories. Other overnight campers had same opinion as us, and would never return. We locked the door and went to bed early but that did not work due to the constant trains going through the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were absolutely appalled at what we found here, especially for the price and the false advertising. The beach, pool, buildings and other amenities have not been kept up for years. I found it very funny that the camp store in the office, has beach and pool toys/clothes galore. The staff is not helpful and do not understand what it is you have to complain about. The Wi-Fi simply doesn't work. The sites are varied, few are level in any way, only a very few FHU (many with gray water drainage only), some blacktop, some cement, few with patio area. This is a campground, not an RV park. And it appears to be a campground for trailer trash and many fulltime residents. The bathhouse was unclean and not maintained with shower heads missing. The trains are incessant, sometimes 15 minutes apart. This is an $18/night campground, not $38. We will not be back although we have family in the area. We will find something else. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a disappointment for a highly rated campground. Signage/office was all nice, and sites were quiet,paved and pretty enough with trees and picnic tables and fire rings, etc. (though not that level, but can forgive due to slightly hilly lakeside area), but we noticed a weird sewage type smell right away and off and on the whole weekend. The next thing we noticed is that the pretty full campground was really a trailer park for quite permanent residents as evidenced by canopies set up with stuff piled under them next to RV's, and chairs/potted plants and stuff stored under RV's that looked like they had been there awhile. It dampens the whole "vacation atmosphere" (and they kept the nice little laundry room full). We never found the "great bank fishing" area advertised, and the "beautiful, sandy white beach" was very dirty and unkempt with pine straw/cones, weeds and dilapidated dock areas and a very old broken down playground was next to the beach. The pool was covered, but the area around it was covered in tree debris. A plus-a very nice new wooden playground with porch swings for the parents was next to the office. The bathrooms looked clean/roomy with nice tile and plenty of showers with changing areas (didn't actually use), but the showers were missing their shower heads. We already knew about the train noise, so it was no surprise, but can be a real issue at night. We knew this campground was more for boaters (very nice looking marina areas), and this was a little early in the season, but some of the amenities need a great deal of work and upkeep. Also, if a campground is really mostly a trailer park with permanent residents, should it be advertised with high scores in campground directories? We are used to state parks and I am concerned that all private campgrounds that I have reserved for a big trip this summer in our new RV are going to be like this. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a OLDER campground and long term tenants. Most of the sites have signs "not potable water" majority of the sites were not level. We noted 13 sites that were Big Rig suitable for overnight camping; of those 5 did not have sewer. The train noise was very disturbing at all hours (6pm,7pm, 9pm,12pm, 4am, 6am). For the price and condition with all the distractions they should consider this a $20 nightly rate. Walmart is a better consideration. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with others that this campground has a huge train problem. They roll through nearly every two hours. The staff are not eagerly willing to help when you require solutions to problems. We had very poor wireless services, which timed out regular with no corrections. Sites are very unlevel, paved but very poor to park your rig level on. The bottom sites are many times wet, as those above at higher sites, empty their grey water through water hoses from their rigs because they have NO sewer hookups at many sites. When we were here, we experienced many sites occupied by insurance people who were working from this park, attending to insurance claims in the immediate area from past storms. All run diesel trucks that are very noisy every morning. These people also over load the wireless network so it is very difficult to use for any length of time. Our experience was very poor and no one seemed to care about our concerns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We did not like this campground because of the noise of the trains. We also did not appreciate the unleveled camping spots. We also did not experience good internet connections. In addition, we did not appreciate the fact that many campers were allowed to discharge their grey water on the ground, which then ran downhill to lower camp sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful park, and the people are friendly and nice. There's just one reason I didn't give them a "10"-- Trains. Lots of 'em, all night long - blowing their horns and making the ground shake because they're about 50 yards away. For a light sleeper like myself, it was a long night. Had I had access to this website when we were making our plans for the night, I would have driven a little further, I think? We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived a day early and after hours however, the nighttime attendant was very helpful and was able to call and get us a site for the evening. We had to move the next day but that was to be expected. The campground is on very hilly ground and their were very few level sites. The office staff was very helpful and friendly and were able to give you a lot of information about the surrounding area for dining and entertainment. Unfortunately, as previously stated by other reviewers, there are a lot of very loud trains which go by at all hours of the day and night. The road to the campground is fairly narrow and hilly with some sharp turns but has a good surface. The campground needs a little attention to be rated any higher. Their interior roads are getting bad and there is very little room to park a "toad" vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is easy access to Atlanta. Attentive staff. Nice mix of older and upgraded sites on the lake. We had a pull thru without sewer. First 2 nights only had one leg of our 50amp service. They were unable to fix and we moved and given a free night. Only issue is the loud train whistles much of the day and night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our truck broke down just as we arrived in the campground and the service was wonderful! They were very accommodating and the maintenance crew was excellent! They helped us set up and asked if there was anything else they could help us with. They even stopped by to ask us how we were doing and to see if we needed further assistance as they knew we were stranded for a week. Although the sites need a little work, overall they were great. Just be prepared for lots of ants! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A lot of seasonal units here and a general feeling of commotion. Got stuck on a gray water only site and had to move to get sewer. I told them when I made the reservation that I needed sewer. Wi-Fi was useless for me and I was very near the office. Train and loud whistle all day. I was not happy here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park needs an update for facilities available anyway. The WI-FI is free. We stayed here over a weekend. On Friday evening the signal began to degrade & then all but disappear. On Saturday we inquired in the office about it & were told by the office staff that the person who takes care of the system does not work weekends. Monday came & still no relief. Finally on Tuesday it came back up but only marginally. The interior roads are a bit narrow. Long fifth wheels might have some backing in problems. Our motorhome made it in but only after pulling onto someone space to do so. Lots of trees, satellite reception could be a problem. Power levels fluctuated quite a bit. I almost forgot the train tracks on the south side of the park. Train traffic is fairly heavy during the day, but during the time we were there only one train after hours. Nice big lake if you boat or fish. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this park quite by accident while looking for a place to stop for the night. We arrived at about 5:30 PM. Staff was courteous and helpful. All sites are on the lake and are very well kept and maintained. The showers/restrooms are clean and easy access. Some sites are a little uneven due to the hills the lake is on, but nothing jacks or hydrolics can't handle. Nice quiet and very beautiful campground. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Looks like it would be fun in the summer, big lake. Lots of seasonals. Camp is run by the Corp of Engineers, they have some of their own rules. Our site was not flat but we made due. If I had a boat I would spend some time here. All interior roads are blacktop, the place looks clean and has 24 hour on site security. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked the closenss to Atlanta and yet the feeling of being in the woods. There are mostly full timers here. There are a few good spots for large motorhomes but not when we were there. They put us in a spot that was not level and difficult getting in and out. We stayed for two weeks. Yes, there are a lot of trains and close by but we did not mind them. Great bicycle riding trails through Allatoona Battlefields which is adjacent to the the park. We would stay here again if we could get a better site for our 40 ft motorhome and tandem tow dolly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the Allatoona Landing Campground for one night on our way home from Florida. The campground was very nice and clean and the employees were very friendly and helpful. There were two major reasons why I didn't give it a perfect score. First, the road to the campground from the interstate was extremely narrow, winding and steep. The campground sits right on a railroad. We were awakened four times during the night by trains blowing their horns continuously as they passed by. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is two miles off I-75, exit 283. It is pretty hilly but the sites are reasonably flat and paved. It is gated. Train tracks run a few yards away and they blow a loud horn but we did not mind. Some sites have sewers and some don't. They have a dump site. All in all a nice campground. We spend one night there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for about 10 days due to my wife’s 2 reunions. The sites were large and easy in and out. Rest rooms nice and clean. Our site was a little unlevel (4” in length of coach). The lake was almost dry, but this exist all over the South now. With this park, the big factor is the trains. I mean they average about 3 per hour 24/7. Mainly empty car carriers. We ran our AC at night and this drowned out the noise. I even slept in my hammock during the day some. Never knew there were so many trains in Ga. We ate out at two great spots: one in Cartersville Square called Ross Dinner. Opened 71 years ago and very good and cheap. The other one was called Doug’s Place and just as good. The problem is it is located in the town of Emerson which is a huge ticket trap. 1200 people and 9 cops. Cost me $89. Avoid Emerson at all cost and take I-75 to Cartersville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were incredibly disappointed with the amenities at this campground. We had hoped for a nice relaxing weekend getaway for my birthday. Little did we know...the playgrounds were severely dilapidated, the swimming pool had a lovely layer of green slime growing on the sides, and the "white sandy beach" was completely overgrown with weeds and tall grasses as the lake level is down about 22 feet. We paid for two nights but checked out early after staying only one. They don't give refunds either. The trains were MORE than loud, but that was the least of our worries. Had I known about this website before-hand, we would have chosen another campground. So disappointing! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice place to stay, but the train whistle sounds off about every hour including night and day. They claim to have full hookups and we didn't get any sewer hookup. Our neighbors complained about the train and no sewer hookups also. They do have a few and I mean only a few sewer hookups. Too bad about the sewer and train noise, because it was a nice place and it had long pull thrus for our 36ft motorhome which was towing our car. The train was right next to the campsites. We didn't see it at first when we drove in because of the trees. When we parked our rv we heard the train and then discovered the sewer problem. We won't stay again. The road off the freeway seemed long and narrow to get into the campsite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very Pretty park with a nice like. The train track was a big down side to it. It is also a little hard to get to at night from the interstate. I would recommend it, but wear earplugs, the trains come by about once an hour or more. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I arrived after 5:00 pm so security checked me in and took me to a paved, pull through site. So far, I'm impressed. Unfortunately, this is where my happiness ends. This park is near a very busy train track and the train whistle blows all during the night. There were several long term residents that obviously didn't mind. This is not a place for kids. . We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is nice, it does need a little updating with the interior roads, playground equipment and camp sites. Our children were able to ride their bicycles and we had plenty of space between us and our neighbors. The concrete picnic tables are a little rough when you have small children but still worked for us. We were in a shady site, and most sites seemed to have trees. We were backed up to a fence, but we actually prefer that. We loved the little gift shop and the kids had to go and buy a little something everyday. The trains were very close and you could hear them all night, but we have a little boy that just loved that and we didn't mind at all. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were camping there from 2002 to 2004. Almost two years time frame. It is a nice campground with a lot of tall pine trees. Cell phone works good, no WiFi at the time. Rain quite often and could get muddy and wet. It is 5 miles from I-75. No problem with dog, some long term residents with family, people are very nice. We were at monthly rate for $350 w/o sewer, $450 with sewer. Due to the high water table, less than one third of the lots has sewer. Lots w/o sewer can run gray hose to nearby gray well. Black pump out service available on a weekly basis for $8. It is a nice park to stay a while. There are civil war attraction close by. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, shady, decently-sized sites. TRAINS go by - very close - about hourly ALL NIGHT! Too bad, because it's a pretty place. Gated, and it took a while for the maintenance person to come and give us a spot, which was right on the corner so people's headlights shone directly into our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice, well maintained sites, good views of the lake, clean facilities. Only problem is across the lake is a major railroad and the trains can wake you in middle of the night. Otherwise a very nice campground. Located 24 miles north of Atlanta. We camped here in a camper.
We have been RVers for 36 years. We find Georgia State and County parks to be among the nation's best. Bartow Gatewood Park was not a disappointment. The foliage was stunning, the campground well kept and beautiful. The roads are paved as are many of the RV sites. There are plenty of lakefront sites with beautiful views, with decks built for the picnic tables. One side of the campground has a great view of the dam. We were greeted by the nicest hosts (Dicky & Vicky), who even delivered some firewood to our campsite for us. They were seen often driving through the park and if we were walking, they always stopped and asked if everything was OK and if we were enjoying our stay. I can't remember having such a nice reception in a government-owned park! Even though it is called Bartow Beach Campground, the beach was closed years ago, but there is a natural little beach that people enjoy swimming from. If I had to guess, I would say it's about 5 miles off I-75 out SR 20, and well worth the drive! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Managers are some of the best we've met. Very responsive and camper focused. They are actively making changes bringing the campground in line with where it needs to be. (e.g. The laundry room access was just changed from limited hours, to open 24 hours). Dryers are very large and work efficiently. Washers clean well. Sites are gravel and fairly level. We stayed in the back row of the campground (Row H) and it was quiet. No problem pulling in or out with our 43' MH and toad. Internet was fast enough for email and general web browsing, but not for movies, etc. Will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is easy to get to from I-75. The camp hosts were most pleasant and helpful, and clearly invested in making our stay enjoyable. They went out of their way to give us information we would find useful, as we are new to RVing. We were traveling dry at the time and made use of the bathrooms and showers, which were immaculate. We stayed here for one night in a Fifth Wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The managers from a few years ago are back, what a delight! They are warm, personable and eager to have your stay be the best possible. We are staying here for a week, enjoying the surrounding area including golf, shopping and sightseeing. The local town has a tremendous amount of history, art and museums, you can tell there is a lot of pride here. We would return here without question and stay at this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were greeted by the new management upon arrival. The site was clean and level. This campground is conveniently located near I-75. Access throughout the park is very good. It is very obvious that the new management cares about the campers. They want to make your stay there a pleasant one. We stayed here one night. We would recommend this campground to anyone. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our first trip in our first RV! We were staying here to visit family in Atlanta. I had read previous reviews and was a little nervous because we were having family visit us here at the campground. When registering, I asked about having visitors and was told it was no problem. The manager explained that they had only been there 2 weeks because the previous management was lacking in 'customer service'. She had worked for KOA for many years before and she was super helpful and friendly above and beyond what I expected. The first spot we were assigned had the hookups set up for a fifth wheel or travel trailer. When I asked about changing, she was very helpful and walked the spots with me until we found a good fit for our rig. The following morning I had to interact with the person at the registration desk and was again amazed at how helpful they were. I spoke with her and mentioned being nervous because of the negative reviews. She replied that she knew they had a bad reputation from the previous management but were going to so everything in there power to earn the trust of campers again. I walked around the campground and everything was clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with level sites, clean bath, and laundry spotless, but don't talk to the host. I complained about the charge for a friend to stop by and see our new rig. Next thing I know the sheriff is there to evict us because the owner did not like our attitude! Fortunately we moved 10 miles up the highway to a nicer park, and they told me they get many who are evicted from the KOA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is hard to find much wrong with this KOA except per night cost but KOA pricing is what it is. We were here for an overnight. Check in was quick, the site was good and a reasonable size with good power and electric. Wi-Fi worked well, Sprint and Verizon voice and data worked well. Quiet and well maintained campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here before just passing through. This time stayed a couple of nights to explore the area since we enjoyed the campground. Sites level, shady, and decent size. Somewhat limited cable. Very quiet. Wi-Fi excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for several weeks while working in the area. Management was friendly and knowledgeable. Park is very well maintained! Excellent dog area with bags available. This will be our go-to park when traveling north of Atlanta on I-75. We paid a monthly rate so I'm not sure on the nightly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very acceptable overnight stop with all utilities working well. Easy access. We spent the night on tornado watch with all the residents. There was some initial confusion with the work campers still needing some instruction for emergency procedures. Overall we would stay here again, but without the tornadoes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One night stay here. Convenient to Interstate. Pull through long enough so tow did not have to be disconnected. Sites are shaded and no rooftop dome satellite TV available. Cable provided but very basic cable - no weather channel, ESPN, TNT, etc. Sprint/Verizon cell/data worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good access from I-75 for an overnight stop. Our site was not level (front wheels off ground about 6 inches when level). In looking at other lots around us, most appear to slope. Good utility connections. Not much noise from interstate traffic. Grass between lots and the sites and roads are solid packed gravel. Good check in experience and led to site. Grounds were clean and grass mowed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Monthly daily rate: and that is when the problems started. Since we decided to stay for longer than a couple of weeks, they put us under the trees. That was bad! The cable TV is not good and being under the trees meant our satellite did not work. The trees also produced lots of pine needles and other stuff falling on the the motorhome: not good! The park has rules, rules, rules. Some are good, some stupid. They want to charge an early check-in fee (hello: we are RV'ers) and no where do they inform you until you arrive. The office is posted as opening at 9am and closing at 7pm, RIGHT! The office opens around 9 closes around 11am and if you are lucky, opens back up at 2pm. The workers treat this as a "job" and not as a lifestyle. Next time through, no more than a week so we are not stuck under "the trees." A good word: the Wi-Fi is super! People are nice but not they are not RV'ers. They might own one, but just not RV'ers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family loves the Cartersville KOA! We stay here every time we are in town. My husband does construction work on power plants and Plant Bowen is 30 minutes away from the KOA. We stayed here a year and a half the first time and a month at a time since then. The staff is incredibly friendly and we think of them like family. I have three small children that love to get to go see the campground managers. They (the managers) are always equally excited to see our family as well. The grounds are immaculate as well as the bathrooms, laundromat, and pool. You are also expected to keep your campsite picked up and free of trash and eyesores, very clean KOA. They also have a small playground and a large field for baseball, kite flying or just letting the kids run off energy! I always felt safe here during the day when my husband was at work and knew if I needed anything, The managers were just a phone call away and always willing to help (even in 30 degree weather when my gas bottle stuck and I was there alone). They have very good rules that make sense, examples being: 4.92 speed limit, no driving through sites, no visitors allowed at sites unless they have checked in at the office first, etc. I know this campground very well as I have said, it was our home for almost two years, and I do mean HOME. We are looking forward to our next visit! I recommend this campground to anyone willing to follow directions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My husband and I had reservations for 2 nights and arrived after 6 hours on the road. We pulled in a 12:45pm to find a note on the door of the office stating that the office is closed til 2 pm. If you have a reservation go to your site assignment and come to the office at 2pm. If you do not have a reservation pick a site without a cone and come to the office at 2 pm. There were 2 reservations posted, one being ours which we did not like because it was in the sun and it was in the mid 90's. We were looking around for another site when I saw a man riding a cart came near us. I got out of the Motorhome and ask him if he worked here. He informed me he was the owner and what did I want. I explained the situation and he told me to go to my site til office staff returned. I told him he didn't need to get nasty with me and went back to the motorhome. Well it was too hot to go there so we parked under a tree in another site with no cone. There were at least 30 sites in the full hook up area with no one there. We waited til 2pm and then I went to the office and told the lady behind the counter who I was and she said what are you doing in A10 you belong in A4 my husband says. I went to explain and in walks her husband (who we later found out was not the owner but the manager). He says what are you doing in A10, cause I told you to go to A4 and you disrespected me. I will not have anyone disrespect me. He told his wife to refund my money and told me to leave now and he left the room. His wife was doing the refund on the computer and was asking which way we were going from here when her husband walked back into the room and yelled "What the hell are you still doing here. I told you to leave now so get the hell out of here". Now I am crying and scared. He definitely has some issues with people and I felt threatened by him. I left the office, got in the motorhome and told my husband to leave now. We would never recommend this place and truly believe this man could become violent. Please for your own safety stay away from this place and tell your fellow RVers about this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean campground. Nice, friendly staff. Nice campground store. Conveniently located not far from the interstate. First visit here and would stop here again when I pass through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were just overnight here. Space A05. Efficient check in, friendly office staff. Convenient on/off from I-75. Campground clean and appeared well maintained, good utilities. Site was small. Satellite reception from rooftop dome iffy due to leaves on overhanging trees - probably completely blocked in summer with full leaves. Limited cable channels. Sewer connection was at entrance to pull through, uphill and far away from where motorhome needed to park with tow behind. Other sites looked like better located sewer inlet. When in area we enjoy the Fruit Jar Cafe (few miles south). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground! Although it was 45 minutes from Atlanta, it was the closest with great reviews and I know why. The staff was very friendly! I needed some extra sewer hose while I was here and they had some in their store. The sites were pretty level and the landscaping was very neat. We will be back, very soon! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Site not big enough for RV and tow. Had to unhook the vehicle for a one night stay. Owner got upset the next morning when we pulled our vehicle in adjacent site to hook up, and subsequently got into a verbal argument with us over this. Electric did not work when we arrived, but they fixed in about 20-25 minutes. Would not recommend this for even a single night stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park a few times in the past three years. Each time the park was in good repair, the staff friendly and our stay was pleasant. The manager even suggested that we call instead of using the on-line registration so we could get the best site for our large rig. All facilities were neat, clean and functioning. Unfortunately, we had a recent bad experience with the manager/owner during our last visit. Make SURE you follow their rules regarding exiting the park. Berating and foul, offensive language is not warranted for rule infractions. It's too bad this one event will prevent us from using this park again. We reported this incident to KOA corporate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a beautiful, well maintained country campground. It is a quiet, comfortable place to stay. A lot of close attractions, Atlanta Aquarium, Red Top Mountain, Lake Allatoona, Etowah Indian Mounds, Historic Cartersville and Allatoona Dam and Day Use area with a great walking trails. The managers of this campground are very helpful and welcoming. This is not a destination park, but it has a well maintained pool with brand new furniture, playground, basket ball court, walking path, two dog walk areas, a pavilion with grills, extremely clean laundry with a television, extremely clean bathhouses, and an entertainment room with a kitchen, comfortable seating and a large screen television. Every site has their own picnic table to enjoy the day in this wonderful Georgia Campground. I highly recommend this park to anyone. We loved our stay and our campground hosts/managers! We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Interstate 75, exit 296. Nice park. Very neat and clean. Extremely pleasant person at check in. Neat and clean laundry, 4 washers and 2 dryers, all in working order. Fairly level, pull through site but not long enough to park tow vehicle in front or behind. Site was a little wider than other KOA’s we have visited. The space is much appreciated. Many big trees in the park. The park is located approximately 25 miles from Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA and Rome Speedway, in Rome, GA. Free Wi-Fi at site and it worked very well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has nice facilities. We were very pleased with our little air conditioned, one room Kabin. Also, the bathrooms and showers are immaculate and well-maintained. However, we found the management staff at this park to be extremely rude and inhospitable! The people we encounter along the way are very much a part of the camping experience for us. So we will stay away from this facility and advise others to do the same. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Nice and clean and in general a good place to stay. Two issues we had were that the hours of operation for all facilities were very short. The laundry was locked until after 9 AM, and closed at 9 PM; the pool was open from 10 AM until dusk. The other issue was that the Internet was "throttled", meaning that you could not download faster than about 10 kps (average is around 250, without other traffic). Made for very slow surfing. The showers were kind of dirty, as well, not just unclean, but moldy grout. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped in for an over nighter. Spaces are tight and roads are slightly more narrow than I would prefer for a 44 ft rig towing a truck. Sites were level gravel. I had to unhitch to fit in though, as they are long enough, but the hookups are too far to the rear of the site for me to connect without backing up the rig. It was clean, the people were nice, and the pool open until 9. Great big dog walking area too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice grounds: was clean, wooded. Absentee owner: had to register outside after 7 p.m. choose your own pull through. I gave this a 9 because of its grounds, quiet enough from the freeway, but would have gotten a 10 if not for KOA high prices. Wi-Fi code was not anywhere to be found, so had to ask the camper next to me what it was. Cable TV was good, Wi-Fi also good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding Park. Has generous amount of space. There is free cable TV and WiFi. It's located a half mile from I-75 and there is a choice of fast food. Everything was clean and well kept. Very kid friendly with a big pool and great playground and enough open mowed space to play baseball. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park like setting at this clean and well run KOA. Our site was gravel, reasonably level and satellite friendly. Other sites are wooded. Personnel at check in were nice and also competent. This will probably become a regular stop for us in our north/south run. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great KOA not too far off the highway. Has a park-like setting and is very clean. We had a pull-through that was level and wide, but some of the other sites did not look very level. Has friendly management and is a good place to stop for one night, or more if you are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects ValueKard discount for a pull thru on the (lower) front side of the park. Does appear that other sites may be uneven with obstructed satellite reception, but shady. Roads and sites are gravel. Staff seemed friendly and knowledgeable. CG provided nice hand-outs which included location of local restaurants and stores. We enjoyed good satellite and Verizon reception. Park has two nice dog areas and a walking trail. Pool was not yet open for the season, but looked to be a decent size. Very convenient to I-75 with little highway noise. We found our stay very pleasant and would surely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Helpful staff when we called to let them know we would be coming in late - night registration easy to find and also easy to find our reservations. An orange cone had been put in our site - easier to locate that way. Traffic noise not as bad as had been led to believe even being in front two rows. Park in good condition and good location for us. We only give exceptional parks an 8 or 9 - so an 8 for us is good. No problems with utilities overnight. Friendly staff. Will definitely consider staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly, courteous staff. Lower-level sites assigned to overnighters were easily accessible and level. Those higher on the hill appeared to be less so. The interstate is about 1/4 mile away, and those sensitive to road noise may find it annoying (not us). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A comfortable and very pleasant park amid the trees and small hills of northern Georgia. Satellite reception is a bit tricky if you don't get the right site, and the wifi, while good, would often drop connectivity to the web without warning. The restrooms and showers were immaculate. We would enjoy staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pulled into KOA and looks are nice, but their manager is the most discourteous person: never did he welcome us as is normal upon arrival. I told him to give me a space more level for one night and we will be gone in morning and be done. I then told him I had already called KOA customer services and providing handicap services are federal laws. He then assigned us another sight for the night which was more level. I moved coach/toad to site then feeling so uncomfortable and unsafe due to this KOA managers attitude I walked back to office and told the nice young lady good-bye and we left. I again called KOA headquarters to bring them up on our feeling so uncomfortable. Never will return to this KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground made for a great overnight stay when traveling through the Atlanta area. It is conveniently located right off the Interstate, but there was no noticeable Interstate noise at all. The park was very clean with gravel sites. Leveling was not a problem. The campground has some sites without cable TV (cheaper rate), but it should be noted that we could not get any Atlanta area stations over the air. The rest rooms and showers were clean and completely adequate. The showers were a little on the small side. There was your typical children's playground and swimming pool onsite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped here on a return to Florida from Ohio. The campground is easily accessed, clean, and well maintained. You have the option for pull throughs almost anywhere in the park. The facilities were clean and well maintained. Good sized dog park. It was quiet and the full hookups and free wifi were an added bonus. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We use this as a stop to and from FL; very convenient to interstate. If you want a level site and a good chance at wifi be sure to ask for the pull through sites up front; cable TV is a plus. Flying J and Cracker Barrel are at nearby exits but it's nice to have full hookups. Doesn't appear to be a very good place to spend any length of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 months because of job requirments with a monthly rate at just under $400 after adding in electricity, which is billed separately, and a surcharge for having a washer and dryer - this is a good rate compared to other near north Atlanta parks. The wifi only works in the locations very near the office. The management is very strict on their rules and signs are all over the park reading no this and no that. Plus they verbally remind you regularly whether you have broken a rule or not. They will not accept mail for you if you have a lengthy stay. But they are nice people otherwise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access from I-75, clean, quiet - good for an overnight stay. Now the bad. We couldn't connect to WiFi for internet (big deal for us since we were working). We arrived after office closed, so we couldn't get help and there was no phone number for support after hours or for internet. We have reservations for the return trip, but may give up the deposit and avoid due to WiFi not working... We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is OK for a overnight, but this campground isn't really kid friendly, as the playground doesn't have a slide. Also there isn't much tree cover, and you are close to the road. The pool wasn't open when we were there, but it looked like they were preparing it for use. The sites were very close together as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites were gravel and uneven. The swimming pool was pea green. I realize the pool wasn't being used at that time of year but neither is mine at home but we keep it clean, if nothing else for health reasons. They did have a very nice dog walk area and I found the staff very nice. We stayed there over night and probably would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had reservations for 5 to 6 months with 50 amp service. When we got there, they only had 30 amp for us. We were told in Oct. that we would have a 50 amp available for us, which never happened. Their box burnt up and melted my pigtail. After this happened, Their attitudes changed toward us and we left 10 days before our full month was up. My husband and I would never go back there nor would we refer this campground to anyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access and fairly level spots (most of them). The store is under reconstruction and therefore is more-or-less nonexistent. The pool looks like it would be good, but is closed for the season. The playground is a couple of swings and a small play "fort". The laundryroom is adequate. It's certainly not a destination, but for a quick in-out or a couple of days, it's not bad. The staff is friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although just a half mile from the I-75, you can’t hear any noise from it. Site was level fore and aft, but quite a bit off side to side. Never mind, fridge worked fine. CATV was great, but internet access was dial-up: does anyone actually do this any more? Park was pretty much all pull throughs in mid-sized oak trees – very nicely kept. Bath house was modern and spotless. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites nearest to the road are acceptable, we have used them before but if you are placed on
the "hill", like our last visit, watch out. Very unlevel, cable and power cords criss-cross the roadway, sites are dirt, many of your neighbors will be permenant type run down units. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Have used this c/g several times on my way to Fla. It is a easy on/off of I-75. Good pull throughs and friendly hosts. Roads are fair, a little muddy when raining, no chance of getting stuck. Some of the long termers are a bit dog eared looking, but do not bother you. Good overnighter before challenging Atlanta traffic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will preface this by saying my rating is based on the park's accessibility for a 32 ft. fifth wheel. There are very few sites large and level enough for anything over about 20 ft. This is a great park for tents, pop-ups, and small camping trailers. Unlike other COE parks we have been in, the water is only accessible at one or two sites, or the public beach. The bathrooms, when clean, are fine, but are highly used so probably need twice daily cleaning. I wish I had been here when our kids were little and we had a pop-up. Would have been nice. Rate reflects Golden Passport rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first trip to Mckaskey, the only C.O.E. campground on Lake Allatoona we hadn't been to. This campground was much smaller than many of the others around the lake. There are more tent sites than RV sites. All but a few sites on the water are tent sites. The RV sites are small and will only accommodate vehicles up to 30' with no room to park a TV or dinghy. Hosts were very nice and were frequently spotted making their rounds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean and nice campsites. Some premium sites are not suitable for RVs, parking is on too steep a grade. We stayed at sites 45 & 47 which backed up to each other, perfect for camping with friends. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Sites are very large, and there's plenty of space between them. My site was along side of the lake with a steep drop down to the water. Steps were available but it would have been a straight up climb. Lake level is very low - most swim beaches are all beach and no water. Hopefully this will change by next season. Site was level so no adjustments needed. I wasn't prepared for the train noise - frequent trains with whistles blowing through out the day and night. It didn't take long though to get used to and enjoy the sound. TV air reception is minimal if that's a must have. Good location to enjoy downtown Atlanta - the aquarium is fantastic - as well as the mountain areas. Lots of apple orchards near Ellijay - a fun town to explore - plenty of state parks in the area to enjoy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this campground! We took a month long trip to view the Fall foliage and stayed in eight campgrounds on this trip and McKinney was our favorite. Many large sites right on the lake. Could not take a walk without seeing several deer. The Allatoona Dam Overlook area, about 15 minutes from the CG, was very pretty. Wi-Fi is available at the McDonald's in town. The only reason it was not given a 10, is the bathhouse facilities could be updated. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow! What a gorgeous place to camp with your RV! The scenery was terrific, the sites were extremely roomy, and easy to get into and out of. Our site, #61, was level and very comfortable. It's a short drive to "civilization" if you need groceries, firewood, or fuel. This was our first COE camping experience, and we'll be back for more! Verizon cell phone service worked perfectly. Wish we could have had internet access, but "civilization" is not far away! (McDonald's, Walmart, etc.) The price was $12.00 a night with our National Parks Senior Pass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this park. It is woodsy and the sites are fairly private. Every site has a nice fire ring. We went during the week and had the park virtually to ourselves. We stayed in site 44, a level pull-through right on the lake. We even had a small trail down to a small, quiet cove where we could go swimming every day. There is also a sandy swimming beach that is roped off for safety. This is a very relaxing place for a long or short getaway. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Once again, we're thrilled with our stay at McKinney. Because we live about 45 minutes away, this is our favorite campground which is close to home. It's very shaded, with huge hardwoods. Many sites have little trails down to the water. We stayed in site 103 which was great and off the beaten path. Gates close at 10pm, so make sure you're on the inside. We'll definitely continue to use McKinney! Oh, bathrooms are too far to walk to if in a hurry. This might not be a great place for little ones if you need to use their bathrooms. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Narrow paved roads, tight turns and steep grades can make maneuvering tricky for large rigs but the reward is a wooded natural site with some privacy. The paved pad was very narrow but the gravel patio area was very generous with a fire ring, grill, table and lantern pole. Restrooms and showers were very clean. Water and electric utilities were good, AT&T phone and data signals were good. Boat and train noise intruded occasionally. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent gravel sites with 50 amp electrical hookups and good water pressure. Plenty of good gravel on the sites, with asphalt back in lanes and interior roads. Well cared for and excellent rates. A very good Corps campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Interesting drive in, about 8 miles or so off interstate, but a good road. Large park that will require some leveling because it's on a hillside, but altogether a very nice COE park. Great park hosts. It fills up on the weekends so if you plan on going there from Friday-Sunday, you might want to reserve ahead of time. During the week there are plenty of sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
very nice, quiet, clean COE campground. Premium sites include decks and in many cases lake access. No cable and the number and size of trees may impact satellite usage. However, found 48 local over the air (OTA) channels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest COE campground we have camped in. Roads and pads are asphalt and in very good condition. Sites are well spaced and most are shady. Wi-Fi was not available at the park. Had it been available, I would have given this a 9+ rating. Rate reflects Golden Passport rate. We would definitely stay at this park again when in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a large, well maintained park on the lake. The restrooms were clean, but there were no shower houses close to our site. We'd be willing to return, but next time will choose a site closer to a shower house. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. We have Golden Passport so rate was 1/2 price. This is our 2nd time here and will stay again. Best site is #112, overlooks the lake and has a deck. It fills up fast and although they have a lot of walkups available they let people come in, pay, but they don't have to put anything on the site. Tough to find anything around a holiday. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground. The only negative I can report is just the lack of full sewer hookups. Tons of reservable lakefront sites that are private. Bathhouses and restrooms are clean and spacious. I have camped at McKinney on three occasions and have noticed a deficiency at check-in. The hosts/check-in staff are extreme rule followers, and there are no exceptions. The family of five in front of us wanted to visit with their grandparents who were camping here: since you are only allowed 4 visitors per campsite, one of them had to stay at the entrance and not visit. It took me almost an hour to checkin with only 4 people in front of me. Since there are always two staff in the check-in station: my suggestion is to have two lines. One to check in campers with existing reservations, and one line to assist campers without reservations and visitors to the campground. The hosts/staff were very friendly and helpful once I finally got to speak to them, but they seemed to struggle with technology and anything out of their normal routine. Thus said: this is a beautiful campground with lots to offer! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice COE campground. The sites are very spacious and wooded. The grounds were exceptional. We also found the camp hosts very friendly and hospitable. It was conveniently located to stores and shops so we didn't have to travel too far for necessities. If the campground had Wi-Fi we didn't notice it although we did not try it at the camp office. The campground has constructed brand new "family style" bathrooms. They were very basic; I personally did not like them. The lay out was odd and even though they were supposed to be very low maintenance, they could have been a little cleaner. There were still a couple of the traditional bath houses there that I thought were much better. Overall, we loved our stay at McKinney and would stay there again if in the Atlanta area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We do agree with the previous reviews - this is an extremely nice camp ground, but everything is not perfect unless you are a "boating person". We arrived on a Sunday, and the noise from jet skiers and large power boats drowns out the peace and quiet. There is also a train that sounds like it is passing 10 feet behind your rig while hooting "the familiar sound". Unfortunately we found that the noise was to much for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Off interstate 75, exit 278. Fabulous COE park. Beautiful lake and thick woods. Sites are large with paved parking and pea gravel. Site includes picnic table, pedestal grill, fire pit, and lantern pole. The site was perfectly clean when we arrived. This park is well maintained. Extremely friendly, helpful, and courteous park contractors, park attendants, and uniformed personnel. My compliments to the people working in the park and thank you for making our stay more pleasant. It’s the people that can make the difference, and they truly made this beautiful place great! The view of the lake is breathtaking in the morning and at sunset. Some sites are close together, but many sites have plenty of space and privacy between them. The gates are locked at 9pm or 10pm depending on the time of year, and vehicles can not enter the park after the gates are locked. This would be a 10 if it had sewer and Wi-Fi and we could enter after 9pm. Will definitely stay here again. AT&T had a one bar connection (UMTS). No Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first visit to the park and we loved it. The campground was beautiful. The lake access at our site was a little difficult. There were large rocks that made it difficult to access the lake. We were able to do a little fishing here. There was abundant wildlife around the campground with deer, rabbits, ducks and geese. The front attendants were courteous and pleasant. No complaints from me. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We really loved this park. The sites were shaded with plenty of room for extra parking. You weren't right on top of anyone. The sites were well kept and very clean. Level paved pads with gravel area for fire pit and table. The gravel area had enough space for our bikes and for the kids to play. The laundry was OK, fairly clean. The same for the rest room, just OK. I got to see the cleaning people. They walked in with a rag and a bottle of spray. They were in each bathroom less than five minutes. The staff at the front gate couldn't have been nicer. Full of information, always had a smile. The beach area was nice, they provided life jackets. And they raked the sand. I wish they had full hook ups and full time camping sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Actually, even though the mailing address is Cartersville, this is closer to Acworth, GA. Anyway, there are some nice pull-through sites but ours was not one of them. There was room for our ATV and 40' fiver but the lot dropped down to the lower level about 2' from our bottom step. Plus, upon leaving, you have to go up a very steep hill which some people had a little trouble pulling. If we get back in this area, we will choose lot 120. And the dump station is also on a hill. That aside, our lot, though too narrow, was level and water/electric convenient. Peace and quiet abound in this park (once the barking dog left) and each lot has a large, level sitting/grill/picnic area. We were about 25' above the lake; some lots are closer, vertically. We would stay here again (on a different lot) and would recommend this to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent one night at this campground which is a welcome oasis close to Interstate 75. We were well rested before facing the Atlanta traffic. The only problem was the bathroom was pretty old but the park is well maintained and beautiful with our pull-through campsite right on the lake. We don't have Georgia fishing licenses but we could have dropped a line right from our camp spot, and the evening fire reflected on the lake. We would stay here again and recommend to all friends travelling on I-75. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at McKinney for 4 nights. The first night we parked our diesel truck with a locked topper on the back, out in the overflow parking lot. Someone broke into the topper and stole our First-Up Canopy, an electric-air compressor, an ax, a bow saw and a set of Lynx Levelers, all totaled approximately $700, including repair to our truck. We called Bartow County Sheriff. He said there had been break-ins in autos each night that week and several over the previous weekend in the overflow lot. The sheriff also said they could not patrol during the night because they did not have the staff. This obviously is a problem here, but the Corp of Engineers will not allow signs to be put up on the windows of the registration booth warning people of break-ins in the overflow lot or to warn people to take all valuables with them. We have been camping here for 18 years and still will because it is a great campground and they have wonderful attendants at the registration booth. However, we won't leave out truck out in the overflow lot anymore. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. It is rustic with very nice sites that are large and private. There are plenty of trees for shade and you have many opportunities to see deer come right up to your campsite. If you enjoy and nice campfire, privacy and the view of a nice lake, I recommend you visit this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, wide and mostly private sites. Train whistle nearby is sometimes ill timed. Quiet, clean and good workers. Restrooms a tad dated but pretty clean. Overall a great trip. Better during the week when it fills to capacity with children. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I loved this campground and would give it a 10 except for a few reasons. 1. The Campground Hosts were not very accommodating and didn't seem to like people. And don't even think of stopping near the gate house. "You had better park in the check in area, and leave your dog in your car!" 2. The Trains were very, very loud. I don't usually mind hearing trains, but even across the lake, your camper would vibrate. 3. Those darn ants! There were ants everywhere. They invaded our camper and about run us out at 2:00 in the morning. (I will note that this is not the fault of the Campground.) Overall a great campground, however, with some small improvements could be fantastic! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is one of our favorites. It is a large campground with big sites, many on the water. The campground has many sites that are non-reservable so you can almost always find a nice site even at the last minute. The campground stays open all year too which is nice because we like to camp in the cooler weather as well as when we can use beautiful lake Allatoona. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first visit to McKinney but it won't be our last! First the Con's. Their "first come first serve" procedure is really unfair. You should be able to mark an empty space to reserve it, then proceed to check in. Possession is 9/10ths of the law, correct? The trains can be a bit loud in the evening, and there's lots of speedboat traffic, some boats being very loud. Anyway, the Pro's far outweigh the Con's. Spots are carefully maintained, some are huge, many are right on the water. There's lots of privacy between most sites. Since the lake is back up to full pool, the lake was gorgeous, and the water was beautiful. This campground is very close to our home, but it seems like we're in a different world once inside the campgrounds. Shopping is conveniently located several miles away (i.e., Wal-Mart and Ingles Grocery). We plan to return again soon, and often. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family has camped here numerous times over the past year. There are several private sites to choose from many being on the lake which gives us the opportunity to tie up our boat to the site. Hosts are nice, but are rarely seen making rounds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was one of nicest we've ever stayed at. Nice paved roads and sites. Very private, wooded sites. Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere but very close to city. The lake was still very pretty even with the low levels due to drought. Can't wait to return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a pretty COE park, but there are a lot of little, tiny ants. Be prepared to spray your camper before and after you leave. The lake was way down due to the drought in the South, but our grandsons did enjoy throwing rocks to see them splash when they could get close enough (due to the mud) to throw them into the water. We much prefer Red Top Mountain State Park. They have some full hookups, too, that the COE park does not offer. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This was our first stay in a COE Campground. What a pleasant surprise. We arrived Labor Day evening and found the campground almost empty. The sites are spacious and the setting beautiful. The mangers were helpful and friendly. We would have loved to have been able to have spent more than one night there and will keep it mind for future use. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Would give 10 but campground does not have sewer at each site. We stay there several times a year as we pass through the area and feel it is the best campground NW of Atlanta. They have several handicapped sites with 50 amp available. Recommend reservations May - September. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped at McKinney several times, with and without the kids. The front of the campground is geared more to travel trailers and tents; the back half is mainly for self-contained units. There is a large collection of first-come,first-serve sites with many being right on the water. If you want one of these sites, better get there early. Don't even think of driving up on a summer Friday and getting a site! There are several bathrooms sprinkled about which are old and worn. It is not unusual for them to be closed for repairs, not something one wants to deal with first thing in the morning. However, there are two very nice big bathhouses on-site which have laundry and showers, and are completely handicapped accessible. McKinney is set back on the lake far enough to not hear any road noise. You will hear plenty of railroad noise, however, so get used to it. If you hate the sound of jet skis and speedboats, this is not the place for you. But if you think that fishing, duck calls, campfires, and deer walking down the middle of the road is your kind of thing and you can live with a train whistle in the evening, this might be the place for you. Oh, and if you forgot something, you can run straight up the road to the Dollar General Store. They carry everything from candy bars to bleach to milk to pajama pants, and then some. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this campground! We were at #89 and were right on the lake front. My kids loved the boats that passed by all day and we would set and eat lunch and watch them. I wished they had a playground, and a place to ride bicycles, but our campsite was so nice that it made up for that. Great distance between us and neighbors, seemed like we were out there all by ourselves. We loved the fire pit, one of the best we have ever seen and the pea gravels were great, I didn't have to worry about the kids bringing dirt and leaves into the camper. We had fun fishing right below our camper, caught a few little ones for the kids. This was a great campground and we will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground continues to delight me. This weekend we had site #134, that, although not on the water, has a good view of the lake. This particular loop of the campground has sites that are well spaced with lots of vegetation between them to give good privacy. Most of the sites in this campground have paved pads and many have paved aprons for the picnic table and fire ring. My site had a gravel apron which was just as nice. This is by far our favorite Atlanta-area campground, significantly better than the adjacent Red Top Mountain State Park. Because the campground is on Lake Allatoona, there is some boat noise during the day, but it is refreshingly quiet at night. Campground hosts are very friendly, and I saw the maintenance/host vehicle pass through the campground several times during the weekend. It's a very well maintained campground - highly recommended! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I read the reviews here before staying at this campground and sort of overlooked the comment about the train noise since we are not typically very sensitive to outside noises but I was shocked at how often the trains went by, how loud they seemed, the vibration they created in the coach and how really long many of them were. Maybe it was our site. We had site #102 which was wonderfully separated from neighbors but seemed to really catch the sound waves from the train and the water craft in the area. Maybe the sites on the other side of the ridge are better. The lake was very low and looked rather brown, almost muddy in places. Some of the sites had rather severe slopes for backing-up before reaching the more level part of the site but most were level and spacious. Folks at check-in were very friendly and capable. Gate locked at 9 pm with no access even for campers. We absolutely love COE parks but this one is not a favorite. A different site and some time for the lake to fill might give a completely different experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would have rated it higher except for the trains ran often and were loud. Then there were the black walnuts and acorns that fell on our RV regularly with a bang. Beautiful campground though, very scenic, and the waterfront sites are only $2 more. Got good cell phone service here with T-mobile but not with Verizon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably the best campground on the NW side of Atlanta. The only thing keeping us from giving it a "10" is that the showers are located quite a ways from many of the sites. But this is a great campground, very well maintained. Lots of different sites to choose from. Ours had a huge deck overlooking the lake, with a perfectly level large concrete pad for our motorhome. Fishing, boating and swimming are the things to do here, but Red Top Mountain State Park is a short drive away, with hiking, boat rentals, Saturday night Bluegrass (summers only,) and a lodge with a really good restaurant. We'd heard good things about McKinney, and we'll definitely be back again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice Corp Of Engineers campground on Alatoona Lake just north of Atlanta. Our site
overlooked the water and when sitting on our patio we could not see another site. Very private. Some sites have wooden decks out over the lake. Clean swimming area on the lake as well. We will be back to this one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After a stint in a few Alabama State parks, we very pleased with this park. The sites were had great separation and views of the lake were great from our site. Very clean grounds. The bathrooms were very dated and not clean. No problem for us as we use ours. Nice trails and very helpful camp hosts. If you are staying more than 2 nights, consider annual family pass as it includes 2 free nights camping for $75. Pays for itself if you go to more than 2 parks in a year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed 2 nights. Lots to do, especially for the kids. Stayed in a lakeside site. They do not really track what site you are at, just tell you what sites to pick from based on you rig. Camp host was friendly and followed us to a site. Mentioned were we could get free firewood for the evening. All the lots are shaded, very quiet. Park has tennis, a beach, boat rentals, minigolf, hiking, (riding trails?) I think. You can swim right at you site. Staff was very friendly and helpful as was the host. You could stay here for a week of enjoyment, will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean excellent park. A little hard to get into in a motorhome, but once in a fantastic park with great hiking trails, views of the lake. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was very nice park. Some of the sites were not level. We did not look any further then the pull through sites. They are very tight getting in and out of. The park had a lot of things to do at it. A very nice lake. I prefer a back in site but with the size of these sites I would strongly suggest a pull through for a bigger vehicle. If in the area, we will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$28 full rate, seniors 20% less. Very limited number of sites suitable for motor home and larger rigs. All of those are in the first area, a row of 12 pull throughs. Don't venture deeper into the campground without first checking for a site. It is tight - real tight - and that was in the toad. But our site 11 was a nice long pull through, almost level, 50 amp, water, and a very limited cable lineup (about 12 stations). Easy access off of I-75. Cartersville has just about one of everything. Overall a very nice park and area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This State park features nice shaded sites. It is not very good for big rigs because of tight narrow roads. No sewage, and poor phone/internet connectivity in this area. It is very quiet, with great outdoor walking trails.It is not really convenient for an overnight from interstate 24 but it worked out due to pull through sites. The sites arey are not very level. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed 5 nights and LOVED it!!! It didn't hurt that it wasn't very crowed (during the week) and the weather was perfect! We were able to see deer around us the entire time! Shady spot, nice fire, beautiful scenery. Just perfect! The camp host was very nice. He helped us fix our lights as we were leaving. I hope he's here the next time we come. And we do plan on coming many times! Thank You Red Mountain for a great stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful park with loads of trails and a great lake. We had a nice pull through site that was level and easy entrance/exit. Bathrooms clean and showers were nice. Close to marinas and restaurants (within 5 - 7 miles). Lots of shade. Lots of trails where we walked the dog. Saw deer in camp most days/evenings. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The road to the park has a couple of surprisingly sharp turns and has a very narrow road once you get past the registration office. There are only thirteen pull-through sites available. We made reservations, but only two sites were available for motorhomes. It's a beautiful place with lots of room. Sites are not level, but we easily blocked up the low side and are nearly level. Staff is very friendly, especially during check-in. We got a 20% discount due to being "seniors". The lake is beautiful! Handy to shopping within 5-6 miles. Hiking trails are available. Don't forget your camera. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We LOVE Red Top! We have camped there all year round. This park has a boat launch, beach, and recreation area within a few minutes' drive. There are also several campsites located right on the water, as well as some more secluded spots if you get there early enough to grab them. We have always found the hosts and fellow campers here to be very friendly and hospitable. We camped here in a Tent.
I agree with all of the information reported by the previous camper. I camped in site 4 of the 12 pull through sites. I camped in a 37' Motorhome with tow, and it was very tight to get in the site. When I exited the site their was not enough room for the turn. My left back wheels and tow fell into a drainage ditch. Damage was minor but scary! The pull through sites were not very well thought out and I would say this is not a big rig friendly campground. Also, the lodge and restaurant (which offered free Wi-Fi) closed on June 30, 2010. Other than that the Park is BEAUTIFUL! We would like to camp here again. We will see. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another beautiful Georgia State Park Campground! However, if your camper is more that 20 feet, you will want to reserve a pull-through campsite. There are 12 pull-throughs that can accommodate up to big rig size campers. But, the pull-through section is not near any views of the lake. There are Cable TV hookups at all of the sites, but no sewer hookups. The bathhouses/restrooms were clean, but were a bit small, having only one shower in each. The Campground was very neat, clean and quiet while we were here. A campground host is always on the premises of this gated campground. All sites near the lake are small and could only accommodate a tent or pop-up camper, with very little room to even drive a larger camper through the narrow roads. Overall, a great campground, but make sure you have reserved a campsite if visiting! Also, try out the Iron Hill Bike trail around the lake if you like to bike. The trail is accessible from the campground. Happy Camping! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is another one of Georgia's great State parks, It is so private and it had huge Pull throughs that gave us all the room we needed. They charge $25 but then you have to buy a Parking Pass to get in the park but it is worth it. It also had cable TV which was a great plus up in this mountain. The park was very well maintained, the fire rings and gravel sites were Great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice state park. Did not have sewer but did have cable TV, which I would have hoped would be the opposite. Only had 12 channels and reception was average at best. Bath house was tiny but clean. Only had one shower stall. Park seems to have a lot of land but not many RV sites. A good bit of the sites were for tents only. Location is beautiful with Allatoona Lake access in park. We would visit here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very beautiful, hilly, wooded state park close to I-75. Lake Allatoona has returned to normal levels. Much more amenable to camping than RVing, but the RV sites are very large. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 1 night here: reserved a pull-through site. They have 13 first-come-first-serve, pull-through sites. We arrived late and I bent up my rear bumper getting into site number 13. Had to board the wheels up a few inches at a time, then back out of the site. Pull through sites #3-10 look OK. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Most sites are shaded and good distance from other sites. Busy during holidays. Must book early. We camped here in a Tent.
We have been camping here for about 20 years: never had a problem. Nice people! It was dirt roads when we started camping, now they are paved and they have cable TV! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed at Red Top Mountain towards the end of May, 2009. We had my Mom with us, who had never camped a day in her life. My wife and I had no idea if she would even like it. We had spot #28 up on a small hill over looking Allatoona Lake. What a breathtaking view. The campground is very clean and quite. My Mom could not believe how peaceful it was, and is willing to go there again. We will try to make it back more often. I give it two thumbs up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Thankfully they refunded our money but only after we learned the hard way that this campground is not big rig friendly. The slide topper and window awning will need to be replaced due to the large pine trees that make maneuvering very difficult. Location is breathtaking but unless you are in a smaller rig this park is not for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm basing my rating against other "state" campgrounds I've visited, not necessarily in contrast to a nice commercial campground. Please keep that in mind. This is a very nice state campground, really only lacking sewer hookups. I'm not sure why they chose to do cable at each site instead of sewer, but I expect it wasn't much of an upgrade from pulling electric. All services worked great, and the cable was a nice bonus. The campground itself is well kept, very quiet (we're here in the off season mid week), and the sites are huge and well laid out. The real downside is just the bathhouse. There's only one shower per side, and they both need a good cleaning. It appeared to me that they are basically in the "refill TP and that's it) stages. There are cobwebs and dead bugs everywhere, and my girls and wife won't even use them for fear of being bitten by something. They simply need a good cleaning and a bit of maintenance here and there. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, we'd just shower in the camper, but with 3 nights here, gray water space is a premium, and I'm not keen on hooking back up just to dump the tanks. I'd highly recommend this campground for 1-2 night stays, and for folks not squeemish about showering with bugs and spiders ;->. It's a great non-city place to camp for Atlanta, or a nice getaway as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are really liking the state parks in Georgia. They are clean large sites and the only thing lacking was sewer at the site. However the dump location was easy to get to and always available. The RV sites are all pull thru with picnic benches and fire pits also cable. Lots of stuff to do golf, hiking swimming, miniature golf, boat rental, etc. Also great restaurant at the lodge. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is no sewer dump at each site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm not sure what the rate actually is per night, because I had a certificate for a free night. Redtop has lots of trails, a nice lodge, good restaurant, and friendly personnel. I arrived late and was just staying for one night and did not want to unhitch, and wanted a pull through site. They were very accommodating with my requests. Although I didn't use it, I believe the sites have CaTV. Very beautiful scenery and a nice drive to the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We did an over night stay in this state park. The park had style and a small measure of security. There was a locked gate at the entrance and one of those “one way” barriers coming out the exit. The park was somewhat confusing to a new person. I had to drive throughout the park to find a site. The bath house was clean. The site we had was not very level. There were plenty of playground equipment and a lodge. I think there is a lake too. I wish I had been able to stay for a day or so. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Red Top only one night because we were just passing through. We had heard a lot of good things about it. We found the park/campground very beautiful. The terrain is somewhat hilly but the sites are level and very large and private. There were lots of hiking trails through the woods. As far as we could tell during our short stay, the entire area was a beautiful woods. Unfortunately, a severe drought has caused Lake Allatoona to drop about 17 feet! We still saw fishermen out in the lake, but the drop in water is very obvious. Our site was #11. It was enormous, level and private. The temperature was in the 70's, normal for this time of year. We would return to this park. Activities seem limited to hiking and boating. Red Top would be ideal for campers who want a beautiful but quiet getaway We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the nicest state parks we have camped in. The sites are spacious, shaded and equipped with tables, fire rings, cable TV besides water and electricity. The campground area is gated and requires a pass code to enter. It is very quiet and peaceful. The rv pads are crushed rock and relatively level; most have tent pads also. The pull thrus for big rigs are located on a slight hill. There was evidence that on at least one of the pull thrus, large rv's had scraped the bottom of their rigs when driving up into the pull thru. There are approximately 8 back-in sites that are designated for rv's over 25 feet. Some of these sites may be difficult for newbies to get into as backing around trees is required. If you have a big rig, a reservation is probably necessary especially on weekends! There is a lot to do at the park including fishing, hiking, tennis and swimming in the lake. There's also a lodge and restaurant at the park. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Red Top Mountain is a beautiful state park with plenty to do for families. They have a lodge, plenty of fishing areas and a swimming area when the weather is warm. It is a large campground but be warned most sites are small, short, and hard to get in to. It is a campground for smaller campers, pop ups and tents. There are 12 pull through sites that will handle larger campers at the entrance to the campground. We really enjoyed this campground and stayed three nights in the pull through area with out fifth wheel. There are sites farther down in the campground that will handle larger campers but you would have to know which ones. The shower facilities were very clean and the campground hosts were available if needed. There is a pass code gate so you can get in and out of the campground as needed. I would recommend this campground. I suggest you reserve a site if you need one of the pull-throughs, they do fill up fast. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here in the past. Beautiful campground area. All sites are well maintained and well equipped (fire ring, picnic table, and post with lantern hook). We have stayed in the tent area and in the pull-through area. This last trip was in the pull-through area. I will definitely camp here again. The only reason it got a 9 instead of a 10 was because the physical location of the different camping areas can be detrimental. When we tent camped, we were with others in our party. Now that we RV camp, if anyone with us camp in a tent, we would be about a mile away from them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Another great Georgia State Park. Sites are generally well spaced and neat and clean. Many of the back-in sites could be more level, but we're always able to level up with 2-3 inches of blocks. The pull-throughs really cater to the big rigs, but they're not on the water like the back-in sites. Even the sites that are set back a ways from the water have pretty good views, and you don't have to go through other's campsites to walk down to the lake. Generally quiet and peaceful in the campground, with enough to do in the park to keep you busy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a truly beautiful park. We can't wait to go back. I would have rated it a 10, but the access was a little tough for our 40' 5th wheel. Other than that, this is a very pretty park, well kept, and fun to explore. There are 12 big, pull throughs which are great for larger RV's, the other sites in the rear of the campground are great for tents and small RV's. There are cabins for rent and Lake Alatoona is beautiful. Just remember, leave plenty of time and patience when it comes to arriving as access is tricky for a larger RV, but well worth it! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Throughly enjoy ourselves everytime we camp here. Especially like the pull thru site that
offer more than enough room for our kids to run and play. Grounds include mini golf, swimming beach, tennis courts and several hiking trails.
Last camped here May 2004. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The only reason I didn't give this park a really good score (8 instead of 9 or ten) was
because we had such a hard time getting into our steep site. However, it was the last site available, so I really can't complain. The scenery here was very nice and the park was clean and quiet. We went to the lodge and enjoyed the buffet. Some of the sites are pretty steep and one of my friends had to use 4x4 to get his fifth wheel into the site. But, still a very nice park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice wooded campground for tents and small campers. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This was a great campground. The only reason I didn't grade a 10 was that many of the water front camp sites could not be reserved; they were held for walk ups. Regardless, we reserved two campsites side by side. They were across the road from the water. They had great views of the lake. Each site had a concrete pad to park on, fire ring, grill, electric and water. The campground was laid back. It had a beach. We rented a boat and spent one day on the lake. It was great. We will visit this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful campground on Allatoona Lake. The sites are well-maintained and range from lake sites to treed and secluded sites. The restrooms were cleaned regularly, and the showers had hot water with strong water pressure. We were impressed with the friendly and efficient campground hosts. They were very professional and patrolled the campground often. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice COE park with well maintained sites. The hosts were friendly and the park was patrolled several times throughout the day. Some of the lower numbered sites, below 27, have the impact area located down a set steps from the driveway which is not very convent if you are in a camper or don't know the site is set up this way. There are actually two sites that have sewer, one is a single site and one is a double site. They are near the entrance and do not have a view of the lake and are not reservable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in site 36. Had reservations for 4 nights, liked it so much we extended for 3 more. The only minus for this CG is that there are no sewer sites. It still gets a 10 in our book. Clean, grassy, concrete pads, paved roads, and very nice CG hosts make this place one of the nicest we've stayed in after 2 years on the road. Convenient to Atlanta, if cities are your thing, but nestled far enough out in the country to give you the woodsy feel. We will be back, when ever we're in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at site 135. The sites were level and paved with a large gravel area. We were able to put a awning over the picnic table, let our trailer awning out, put chairs around the fire ring and park our bikes. The site paved area was large enough for our camper and two vehicles. Most of the sites were the same size as ours. The ones near the lake had less trees and most were without electricity in those locations. The baths were old but clean. The staff was very friendly. I had made an error in our reservations and they helped me work it out. They even came to my camp site with the updated paper work. My husband went back and forth to work for two days and the park had a paved parking lot outside the gate for him to park. This was a very nice campground and I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pros...scenery, beach, fishing, secluded sights available, waterfront sites available, security gate, mostly level sites, 2 available dump stations, numerous restrooms, TV reception with antenna, sites are reservable! Cons...no sewer at sites, check-in was a bit slow. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice campground. The park is very well maintained and the bathrooms were very clean. The only complaint that anyone could have for this park would be the lack of full hookups, but that's what you get with a COE park. The site was very level and clean as usual. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lake Allatoona is gorgeous and this campground on it has something for everyone, from tent sites nestled in the trees, to long pull through sites for big rigs. Access to the campground is easy and dump stations roomy. Each restroom also has one washer and one dryer, costing $1 per load. Roads in the campground and sites are recently paved. The lake was high when we were there so a few lakefront sites were flooded out. Our rate reflects the Golden Access Pass rate. We enjoyed the area so much we stayed two weeks! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park all things clean big drawback was on the weekend a couple large parties were loud and up all night. The lake is beautiful sites are available on the waterfront. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Excellent and clean campground, we had a major storm come through on Tuesday night, and they were cleaning it up first thing on Wednesday Morning... Restrooms were clean, and up to date. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects senior discount (50% off). We had a beautiful waterfront 50A site. All sites and roads are paved. Sites are level and huge! We were there during the week and the campground was almost empty. I understand the weekends are quite busy. This is a great campground that is loaded with natural beauty. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was beautiful, with ducks, geese, rabbits and birds. Plenty of fishing available by boat or by the lake. There are private coves for fishing. Also, sites are available for the handicapped. The only problem we found were with the restrooms and laundry - not very clean and several bugs and many of the water front sites did not have power. We spent four nights and plan on returning very soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lovely setting. We were on sites 108 and 109. Beautiful huge trees. Well-kept sites with blacktop. Nice picnic tables with fire-rings. Some of the staff are a little "crotchety" but, efficient. Good security as it closes up tight at night. Rangers patrol, but they're not bothersome at all. It's a beautiful setting. I would prefer somewhere with more amenities, however, I would come back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.