We stayed here one night out of necessity. The camp is very hard to find, especially after dark. We pulled in and there was no one about so we just selected a site. This appears to have been a nice camp ground at some point in the past but it has gone to seed. Water, sewer and electric worked but sites are uneven and over grown. Interior roads are unpaved, rutted and muddy after a rain. The camp is in desperate need of a major rework of its infrastructure. It struck us as a jewel in the "very rough." There are lots of permanent units on site and some that appear to be abandoned. We were charged $30 cash; not credit cards taken. This camp ground will do in a pinch but we cannot recommend it as a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Maybe it's the wrong time of year. It was muddy and filthy. Dog poo all over the place and dirty diapers in the fire pit. No internet and my phone only worked part time. It was quiet. That is the only positive I can think of. We will not stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This CG is a bit out of the way but we have family here and it was the closest CG to them. The road leading in is narrow. If you have a big rig, watch out for anyone speeding towards you. The interior roads of the CG are packed dirt and extremely bumpy. Hold on! Some advice, call ahead. We usually do, but at this time of the year we knew it wouldn't be full and didn't bother to call. As expected, there was plenty of space, but call because this property is gated. At the gate you are instructed to use the phone above the keypad to call. The phone DOESN'T WORK! The other option was to call the number listed there. A note ...Verizon does not have coverage here. Thankfully we had another cell phone, a cheap Walmart phone, and it worked. The woman at check in was very nice, the CG accepts PA, we paid $16.50. All the sites are grass. Hook ups were fine. No cable, the free wifi was poor. The restrooms/showers are huge and clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a generous rating and although we were not impressed, it may appeal to other campers who are looking for this type of campground. The site was large and got excellent satellite reception and the owners are very friendly and helpful. But, the roads are so dusty that everything is covered with a layer of dirt which will be a layer of mud had it rained. There are NO RULES at this campground. People pretty much do as they please and dogs roam free everywhere. It is loud and caters to the tent campers who have the best sites and camp in large family groups. The road leading to the campground has MAJOR potholes so beware and luckily it was dry but during rain this could be very hazardous. The river is beautiful, however there really is no access other than traipsing through someone's tent site and slipping down a precarious path. The beach area is all tent campsites so not truly accessible for getting full use of the river. It is what it is, a rustic, river campground with few amenities, 1 bathhouse with 2 stalls in the men room for throngs of tent campers, so it is as clean as you would expect under the circumstances. We were expecting more and would have given a higher rating had the one drawing point, the river, been actually accessible and viewable from the campsites. We will not be back and actually left 1 day early from our holiday weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A real adventure getting in the first time. Off the beaten path, to say the least. Long dirt drive. All interior roads dirt. All sites are very grass covered. The permanent units had all the shaded sites. Very, very quiet. Not very busy this time of year. Nice setting along the small river. Many tent sites on the river. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 3 nights here and paid the Passport America rate. It was a nice campground, mostly open sites with a number of permanent units just inside the tree line. You couldn't really see them unless you walked up to them. Wi-Fi was slow but it did the job. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We did some gold panning here (yes, we found some) and also visited nearby Dahlonega. The only negative was the narrow dirt road coming in and the muddy roads when it rained. We would stay here again, though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After discovering the state parks were full, we arrived here to discover a hidden gem. The owner was friendly and helpful, guiding us to a great site right on the river. He has only been the owner for three years, and his list of desired improvements is long, but it is still a good place to stay. Everything was clean and orderly. Many sites have shade, the river is beautiful, and it is remote enough to be really quiet. Security gates are in place and the owner lives on site. There is much to see and do in the area. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent.
Park is showing it's age. Electric plugs needed to be replaced. The grounds were muddy from rain due to a lack of gravel. We spun our tires twice getting into the park. Site was not level or really large enough for our 39' 5th wheel and truck. We only stayed overnight due to these conditions. Would not return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First time there. We are full timers, and we just happened to stop at Etowah River Campground. Yes, the grass needed cutting, but everything else was very nice. Staff was friendly, helped us pick a good site for our size rig and followed up with us later to see if we were happy with our site. Only one other campground in Florida does that when we stay there. That means something to us when the staff cares about the campers. Give them a try. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved it! The owners treat you like family. Campers are Friendly. There is plenty to do being close to Dahlonega, and the Owners offer Raft Rides with very resonable rates. They also offer Firewood delivered to your site! Nice place to relax. My wife and I call it Therapy. Cant wait for the 4th of July. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Owner operators did not have regular hours-hard to reach at times. Mowing was needed often. Security gate didn't work often. Nice woodsy atmosphere with sites right on river for tents but not RV's. Small camp store and laundry available. Some trailers were pretty slummy looking that parked there full-time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$15.00 rate is Passport America and off season. Great place, paved sites with plenty of room between sites. No wifi or cable at sites, but the area is so pretty that you won't want to stay inside. Wifi is available in laundry areas. I would give R-Ranch a ten except the roads to the ranch are very narrow and winding. Follow the earlier poster's advise and come in off Yahoola Road. The people working at R-Ranch are all very nice and helpful. When we arrived there was a problem with the electric and within five minutes of our call they arrived and fixed the problem. Park is clean and well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Windy mountain road to get there, but so worth the trip. Not a setting for anyone wanting shopping convenience and good TV, but very nicely maintained resort and sites (good gravel), beautiful mountain horse ranch setting and well cleaned bathrooms. Wi-Fi is available at laundry rooms adjacent to nearby bathhouses. We were there as Coast to Coast members and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground nestled in the hills of the Georgia mountains. It is a gated community with security. We made our reservation using our Passport America membership. Our site was in RV5. Located in a small valley between two hills the area was beautiful with vibrant fall colors by day and starlit skies at night. Our pull thru site was a concrete slab, level and large enough to hold our 40ft travel trailer, tow vehicle and another vehicle. The slab was also wide enough that everything under the extended awning was able to sit on concrete. We had full hook up, 50amp, 30amp, and household plugs were available on the pedestal, no cable. TV antenna reception was marginal on 6 channels. If you want a fire bring your own fire pit, no ground fires. There are horse stables on the property and trail rides are available. We saw two playgrounds, a lake and a nice looking chapel. The Staff we met were friendly, kind and courteous. Just a suggestion!! When driving to R Ranch from Dahlonega which about 7 miles away. Take the left fork onto Yahoola Road off of 19. From Yahoola Road turn right onto Stone Pile Gap Road and R Ranch will be on your left as you approach. The entrance is in a right turning curve so you almost drive straight into the main entrance. There are 3 slots for parking while registering. If you drive on 19 until the R Ranch signs you will turn left off of 19 and your next turn is a tight hairpin turn to the left as you drive to the R Ranch. From this direction as you approach the entrance you will be in a left turning curve and have to make a 120 degree right turn to enter. Arrival from Yahoola Road also provides a milder grade, not as steep as directly off of 19 at the R Ranch signs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Enjoyed our stay at this park. Beautiful location tucked in the mountains. Stayed in the RV-5 area with concrete pad. Only drawback is the swimming pool is at the lodge, quite a distance from the campground. We booked through Coast-to-Coast. Campground charged an extra $2.50 a night user fee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK, I called this place. It is a "PRIVATE" resort only, so unless you are an owner or guest of an owner, or Passport America member: you are not camping here. Previous reviews leave this small detail out. So, this is not a pull up or make reservations kind of a place. Just FYI. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicest RV spots I have ever stayed at. Quiet; beautiful rolling hills; 2 lakes; fishing; horses on premises; gated and secure. Family friendly. Planned seasonal activities. HUGE RV sites; trees; streams; serenity. Has annual lease sites so depending on month of visit, some RV's appear "stored". They are not. Separate storage area, out of sight. Beautiful lodge and pool. Site of many, many weddings. DAHLONEGA, GA, 6 miles away. Touristy area. Bring your RV and try it out ! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful park. We were here under Coast to Coast and were given a great site in section RV5. It was a back-in with a concrete pad and lots of grass on both sides. There is Wi-Fi, but only at the Lodge (which is a beautiful facility). There is no cable tV, you have to use your own antenna or satellite dish. If you are an AT&T customer, you will have almost no cell coverage. We stayed for four nights and really enjoyed the park and surrounding area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best! Very nice, no junk lying around. Excellent maintenance, and very friendly and efficient staff. Only drawback was Wi-Fi is only available at lodge/office. Great place with fishing, horses, and atmosphere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here as Coast to Coast members, but were only given a site in their overflow area 30amps/water (there were full hookup sites sitting empty). This is a beautiful campground, but felt like we were 2nd class citizens coming in on a coast to coast deluxe membership. We looked to be the only "live campers" in the park, most of the spots were filled with empty ownership RVs. We were told that they had a storage lot, but looked like the RV spots were being used for storage. Doubt that we will make the side trip to stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here as Coast to Coast members. Coast to Coast members cannot use sites with sewer hookup! There are only 10 sites available to Coast to Coast members. A dump station is available nearly 1/2 mile from the sites. This is a very beautiful place. Beautiful lodge. Horse stables with trail riding available. The Appalachian Trail is within 15 minutes driving time. Dahlonega GA is within minutes driving time. While we were here, all non-Coast to Coast member sites were occupied by vacant RV's. It appears that most of the sites are privately owned. 5 of the 10 Coast to Coast sites were also occupied by vacant RV's. Nearly 20 additional sites were being constructed while we were here. There is no cell phone service nor TV antenna service in this area. This a very satellite friendly park. If traveling to this resort, call for instructions on avoiding the extremely sharp turns in the resort's main entrance. Use Yahoola Road intead. For a short stay, we would return to this resort! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used the Coast-to-Coast rate. Most of the sites are owned by members who have their equipment on the site. This is truly a classy place. The lodge is beautiful. There is a horse stable, tennis, mini-golf, playground and chapel. Local TV and cell phones do not work in this remote area. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The mountain views are gorgeous. There is 24 hour security. All roads and sites are paved. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.