I could just cut and paste everything written by the previous reviewer. Just a big grassy field, off level. It is secured by a gate and caretaker, and is quiet, and you have some hookups, so in that respect it's better than parking at a truck stop or something. But we would not return. If we are going to spend money, we might as well spend enough to get a decent rv park. We paid the PA rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is essentially a field on a gently sloping hill with RV hookups on the perimeter. The water and the electric hookups work fine, There is no sewer hookup. It is extremely difficult to level; leveling boards were required. All the sites are back-in, but since there were few customers, we were told to just park sideways next to several sites --- thus we had a drive-through site! The area is rural and pleasant, but it is really just a not-very-level field with hook-ups. The park is a little difficult to find. If you go pass Jennifer Road (missing the turn), you can turn around at a church on the right, about a quarter of a mile up the road. The $16 was the PP rate. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is very clearly a field that they put RV hookups in because the church hosts a festival once a year. The grounds are full of ants. The showers house is full of spiders. The host only wants to talk to you when you are ready to check out. That being said, it was $16 for full hook ups (Passport America) and $5 a day for dry storage. We have family in Macon. We spend the day with them and just sleep here at night. It works fine for that. There is a gate that requires a code. It is usually open on Saturdays for weddings. There is a buzzer on it if you need in later. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The post on getting there is correct and GPS has a little difficulty routing you into this short stretch of road. The park is more a place to stay over a night or so. One gravel road serves several sites that are un-level front to back while other sites are accessible only by driving across a large grass field (300 + feet from the road). As such, consider the recent rain or prediction of rain during your stay. Someone has noted there are many sites but there are only about 20 with power and water and these are on a first come basis. There were several RVs that appeared to have been there for an extended time on the power sites. Most of the sites offered would be boondocking. Things like kid-friendly do not apply as it is more for large gatherings with adults the primary group and kids are there to attend something like a party or wedding. When the main facility is not in use such as at nights, there is a gate that closes the complex off so late arrival and entrance might not be possible. We recommend calling ahead to get the gate code if you are coming in late or on Sunday. We would use this park again if in the area without any reservation other than the note regarding the rain warning. The rate reflected is a Passport rate. The person who takes care of the RV park is located at the end of the road and he is quite pleasant and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access from highways is a bit complicated but otherwise, it was quiet, the grounds are lovely and very spacious. Sites and roads are gravel that badly need attention from a maintainer. There was an event at the barn on the grounds which did not interfere at all with the peace and quiet. We were charged $28 with the Passport America card in the fellow's hand. After departure and thinking about it, I called back and a representative was very quick to recognize the overcharge and promise a refund. Twenty-eight dollars would a pretty stiff price, all things considered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stopped here on our travels through Georgia because of the convience. Some improvements have been made over the years and the results have been anything but succesful. The sites are laid out wrong and larger rigs can not get to the Water/sewer/electric with out sticking out in the road. The planners should have planned on being a campground or a venders set-up area. We will not stop there in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is a field with pavilions and a pond behind the Shriners main building. The sites on the right side had water-50A electric-sewer and the left side had water-30A electric and no sewer. There are 4 sewer dumps along the entrance road. Our site was too short for our 40' motor home so we parked sideways across the site. No cable tv but the reception on the antennae was extremely good. No problem for DirecTV. There were showers and restrooms but we did not use them. Not far from Interstate highway but noise was negligible. Great place for a good nights sleep. Easy access to Macon. Our rate was Passport America. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Four dump stations by road on the exiting side so it is hard to swing around to reach one when entering. We went down a grassy hill, over a culvert and up another grassy hill to reach a field where it was obvious it was not a one cow pasture. One of the men at the park said we were lucky not to be on the chicken side. Grass was not cut with only 30 amp back-ins against the trees. My spot twisted my coach in such a way that my slide wouldn't close until I moved the coach. There was another section that looked better but was not available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a open field with water and electric hook ups. The RV hook ups are around the edge of a large sloping field. The sites are grass and not level. It is OK for an overnight stay, but there are no facilities. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground for exploring the Macon area. It is located close to the Interstate but there is no road noise. We spent two very quiet nights here. Not much for kids to do but a great overnight stay. We will stay here again if in the area. Rate is Passport America Rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I love it here because it is convenient and easy to set up. Passport rate of $14 doesn't hurt, either. No pool, no game room, etc. But the staff is nice and the digs are great. Come for the chili cook off in November! We were there in 2008. Only thing is, the "dump station" is just a sewer hookup on the way out, no hose, concrete pad, etc. Also easy to get to. I'll be back whenever I'm in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Escapee discount. There is a dump station but no sewer hook ups at this time. Park is a converted farm field with a pond just off I-75 but with some turns getting to it. Roads are dirt and grass but well maintained. Good signage into the park. We spent two very quiet nights here. There is shade on the east and west perimeter, so there is lots of sun also. I was a little nervous when we approached the archway over the gate into the park (which is locked at night), but we're 12'6" and cleared with no problem. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped overnight and would come back. It was a pleasant park. We had a view of the lake. Saw wild turkeys in the morning by our camper. Our site 40 wasn't quite level. We liked the cement pads on the sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I certainly cannot rate this campsite as highly as others have. SOME of the sites have sewer connection, but most don't. Be sure to ask if this is a requirement. We stayed in site 27. It was on a slight downhill slant and was relatively small. Not much room to put outdoor chairs. We could not open the awning because a tree was in the way. The showers were clean but the shower was not a spray. It was a straight stream of water sort of like a garden hose. On the plus side the lake is visually very pleasant and the sandy beach was very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lake Tobesofkee, Claystone Campground was a very pleasant one night stop over enroute to our home. We were give a spacious FHU pull thru site (#45) that gave us an unobstructed view of the lake. By nightfall, most all of the sites were full so this is obviously a popular place. In the morning we were greeted with geese and wild turkey around our site. There is a nice but challenging Frisbee golf course beside some of the campground. Our Verizon cell worked well and shopping or eateries are within 4 miles of the front gate. If you are not self contained, the restrooms showers are not conveniently located. This was not a problem as we are fully self-contained. We will visit this campground in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here to attend Mercer University's Homecoming events. We had reserved site 23 but because the campground was not fully booked we changed to site 44. Even though site 44 is close to the lake, it should be avoided if possible because the sewer and water source are on the opposite sides of the lot from the electric and TV cable outlets. It's a pull-through site, but the amenities are a hassle to use because they are not located on the same side. Eventually we pulled our RV so the sewer line will be on the right side to our camper's sewer tank and the electric source on the wrong side. Also, our view to the lake was obstructed when site 45 was occupied. The bathrooms and toilet are clean and well maintained. One of the mornings, inmates from the jail house were cleaning the restrooms. It was a bit odd since we didn't except that. Obviously, they use them to maintain the facilities. The cable TV didn't work for us, but we weren't around the campground much of the time to need it or seek for help. Tmobile's 4G or 3G didn't work in spite of the fact that several subdivisions are located around the lake and campground. We will definitely use the campground again next year when we visit Macon for Mercer's University activities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow! A beautiful park with lake views and long, sandy beaches. Surprising to find cable television and laundry machines in a county park. Gravel roads, concrete pads. Showers very clean, though laser-beam sprays. We will most definitely stop here again, just a few miles from the interstate, but worlds away in peace. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Could not beat the view in site 49. Interestingly, the site next to us, while FHU had the sewer on the wrong side. Good value. Reserve ASAP to get the best sites. The lakeside sites are held for 7 days or less so we had better luck. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with recently updated restrooms which were immaculate. Some of the sites aren't real level, but ours was fine. Nice views of the lake and some of the sites have lots of shade. It even had cable TV hookups. Verizon air card worked fine. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is great. We are lakefront (site #43) in a pull-through site on a concrete slab. The lake view and woodsy view are equally fabulous. The rate for a FHU can't be beat. There's plenty of grass for the dog at our site and plenty of room to take walks. There's a beach, but we didn't walk to it, so can't comment. The cable worked well, and we had good Verizon connection. Shopping and restaurants are close. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed for two nights; enjoyed the time. Easy pull through sites; overlooked Lake Altoona. Lots of geese at night. They were fun to watch, but left a lot of droppings. You had to watch your step in the morning. Friendly staff; clean rest rooms. We visited Robbins Air Force Museum and Andersonville Prison during our stay. Would stay again. Only negative aspect was no shade. But the park was rebuilt recently after being damaged by a tornado in 2008. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best places I have ever stayed. Large sites with paved pads overlooking a lovely lake. A county park with 50 amp, sewer, and cable TV. How great is that! Hardly anyone there the night we stayed. Would stay here again in a heartbeat We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was only a one night stay for us and it rained, so we didn't get much of a chance to look around. It was a lovely campground with some of the nicest restrooms we've ever seen. The lake was very pretty and the grounds were very well kept. We stayed in a pull through site that was very easy to get into and out of. No trees were available in the pull through sites and therefore no shade (at least the ones with full hookup). It looked like the back in sites were in the prettier, more wooded areas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a county park with all one could expect from a county managed facility. Security, maintenance, frisbee golf, swim beach, boating, lots of kids. While CATV hook up is available, we did not use. The beach is raked often and is in very good condition. The water is tested weekly for bacteria. The sites are paved asphalt and the tables are metal and plastic coated. Most of the sites appear to be sloped front to rear and you will need to adjust side to side. We were on site #5 and I needed to add an inch elevation on my side. The park is close to town and shopping. We will stay here again. It is busy on weekends, but during the week there are walk up spaces available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stopped here for one night but will definitely return for a longer stay. Sites were concrete slabs, all had a view of the lake. It was a beautiful scene looking out on the water. Property next door does have roosters that were noisy day and night but the scenery outweighed their annoyance for us. The staff were extremely kind and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quite dog had a blast paling in the lake. Played Frisbee golf with wife and our dog. Bring bug repellant ticks were bad. Safe clean nice beach patrol by Macon PD as well. They wanted to take my dog on patrol with them, Everyone at the camp ground was friendly. Recommend to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The only reason for not giving this campground a 10 was the lack of Wi-Fi. The site we had (40) near the lake was a pull through that was ideal for our 42' motor home and tow. The utilities were good and the view of the lake added to the enjoyment of our stay. The park was nearly empty at the time of our stay and provided lots of room to roam with our dog. The price was right too! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here overnight on our way to Savannah. The park is lovely and would be even more beautiful when spring arrives. The lake is beautiful and has a walkway. We did not use the restrooms. The sites were level and the park appears to be well-kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one nice campground with a great staff and helpful seasonal campers. We were only supposed to do a one night stay but had problems on our journey so ended up staying two. The pull through sites are on nice concrete level pads easy in easy out. Full hook ups included in price well maintained facilities. Nice lake to swim in and have fun with the kids. Had some problems on our way to Disney and had to stay an extra day thankfully. We had a much better trip after we slowed down a little. If you do stay here then you must stop at the Fish and Pig Restaurant down the street. No matter how busy it is it is worth the wait. We will stop here again next trip for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, but lacks enough shade in the pull thru area. Good city water & pressure. Our dog loved swimming in the lake, didn't want to come out. Very quiet, loved the lake view. We will definitely stay here again when passing thru the Macon area. We highly recommend this park. We normally stay at KOA's while traveling. We wanted a change, found this park in our Woodall's. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this campground while passing through Macon. It is close to the interstate and makes a great overnight stop. We were able to store our 5th wheel for a few days in a parking lot, while we explored Atlanta, thus avoiding trying to find a park in Atlanta. The parks only drawback I thought was that some of the sites are not level and require using boards to level the RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very nice County park. We liked the fact that the trees had been thinned out. It made for a better view of the lake. A boat ramp is available. Most sites do not have sewer hook ups, but the dump site is available. The park was nice but I found the surrounding area of Macon to be run down and in need of revitalization. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been coming to this park for years. After the 2008 tornado, it has been upgraded and in much better condition. The restrooms have been tiled and are much cleaner than before. We stayed in a pull through site (#44) that was supposed to be full hookup but the water and sewer connections were on the wrong side. We were able to use the water by using two hoses but not the sewer. All the other pull through sites did have all the connections on the correct side. These sites are not right on the lake and there is not lake access from the campground. There is a nice boat ramp in the park and a big swimming beach. Plenty of roads for biking but hilly so can be a struggle for a casual rider. We will definitely stay again when we visit our children living in Macon. We understand that they do take reservations now. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 2 nights in early April after reading the reviews and talking to some people who said it was a really nice park. We were very disappointed. There was trash all around the park and in our site was a reservation slip from the previous November: this tells me no one bothers to pick up trash! Our fire pit and others around had trash in them and needed to be cleaned out. Obviously no one enforces the rules as dogs were constantly barking and even after we asked at the front gate if someone could do something about it, nothing was done. One camper was letting their dog run loose all over the campground. Also, the bathhouse needed some cleaning and was out of toilet paper. It is a shame as the lake is very beautiful and with some TLC this could be a pleasant place to stay. But we will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this campground. We camped here for 8 days in mid-December and had the whole place to ourselves, which I don't understate because it is really, really nice. The campground is basically brand new. It was closed for repairs after the Mothers Day tornado in 2008. it reopened on Labor Day 2009. The asphalt roads and pads are new, the electric, water, and sewer are new, landscaping is new, etc. 17 of the 58 sites are full hookup. 11 of the 17 are pull thru. The pull thru sites are huge and can easily accommodate big rigs with lots of room to spare. The pull thrus have concrete pads and are the only sites reasonably close to level. All the back-ins lean toward the water and would be difficult to level an RV. Since they survived the storm, the bathrooms/showers/laundry are older. However, they are in great "as new" condition. My complaint with the showers in that the water only got warm, never hot. The campground is right on the lake and has a beach, two boat launches, hiking roads, and a kids playground. It is quiet. There is absolutely no highway or train or city noise. (It looks like there would be boat motor noise during warm weather). Shops and markets are less than 10 minutes away in Macon. Our cell phones had all bars. We felt safe. Twice a day the police patrolled the campground. The campground is only partially shaded with many trees ripped out by the storm. Fortunately, this improved views of the lake. This is truly a nice park. If it had hot showers and more amenities like a hot tub, pool, and wifi, we would give it a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here during the Cherry Blossom Festival so the campground was almost full by the time we got there at 6:00. They don't take reservations so we were pretty lucky that we got a site. We had a very hard time getting our travel trailer parked because of the very narrow roads and steep ditches. There was a lot of chatter and traffic to and from the bathhouse until pretty late. But, the good stuff about the campground was that there was a beautiful view on the lake at sunset and sunrise and there was a lot to do there. Also, the bathhouse was very clean and showers were roomy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park in a wooded area on a large lake. It was heavily damaged in the last year by a tornado, but is in the process of being repaired. The staff is very friendly, and it seems safe and secure with a gated entrance. The previous reviews are accurate about the narrow roads. I would rate higher except there are only five sites with sewer hookups, and there is no cable or WiFi. The scenery rates high, however. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at the park after the Mother's Day tornadoes. There were trees down all over the place. Someone came in to clean it up but they did a horrible job of it. The road is narrow and it was hard to back up our trailer. The bathrooms and laundry room were clean. They have inmates from the prison doing their cleaning so that made me very uncomfortable when I saw them. Overall it was good! We would stay again if we was in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interior roads and most sites paved. WARNING: interior road is very narrow with ditch on each side. If you are unsure of your driving skill, don't choose this park. New section has 50 amp full hookup sites, which are reasonably level. Most older section sites are not level. Restrooms were closed for remodeling. Also a tornado hit the park and did extensive damage. Park may not re-open until Labor Day 2008. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They have 6 new pads with full hook-ups with a great view of the lake. The new power has some problems with low voltage with one leg of the 50 amp circuit. When we called in advance they said a 40' motorhome was no problem. WRONG! The roads are very narrow with tight turns and low tree branches. Except for the new pads most sites are not accessible with a motorhome over 32'. We noticed stray dogs and cats roaming the area but seemed not to be bothering anyone. The normal rate is $20 but $24 for the new pads We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has the potential to be a great place. They are expanding the campground and adding 50 amp hookups. The lake is nice, the rangers are nice, and the gate keeper was helpful and friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We first stayed at this park two years ago (the first review). Its still a nice park. As stated by the previous reviewer, they have added 50amp and cable TV. There are a few lake view sites being built (almost ready) that will have sewer hookups, but they have no shade at all. The bathhouses were about to be painted, but they still looked like they were in the same bad shape as last time. This place would be so much better if they would build a new bath house. The staff was nice and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is undergoing some renovation: 50 amp boxes have been installed and cable TV is apparently on the way. In addition, ten new sites are being added, some of which will be waterfront. The existing campsites aren't particularly large and most aren't very level. The sites are well spaced though, and it's overall a nice place to stay. The employees of the registration booth were friendly and helpful, and were very happy to extend our checkout time to 5:30pm so we could avoid the need to pay for an additional night. Of the two campgrounds on Lake Tobesofkee, this is the better; we found the sites at Arrowhead to be in poor repair and too close to one another. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Big rig owners beware. Interior road tight and most sites sloped. Sites 1-15 are longer, but some have lots of slope. Narrow interior roads makes backing into paved site tricky. Located a few miles west of Exit 5 of I-475. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved sites and roads. Most sites are back-in, a few are pull-thru. Picnic tables and grills. Many sites drop off the edge of the pad. A fare amount of space between sites. Space for awnings and slidouts if trees are not in the way. The bathrooms are in very poor condition. Shower curtains torn or missing in womans side, mens side is a gang shower. Floor tile missing or broken. Outlet and switch covers missing (exposed electrical wires). Swiming beach is nice. Beach is a far walk from the CG. Playground is at the beach and in good shape. Good TV reception; six stations. This would be a very nice CG if the bathhouse was replaced. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here to attend Mercer University Bear's football game. The campground is uniquely setup because the area used for the campsites is not that large compared to the number of sites fitted into it. It's really properly set up. Like the prior reviews, the campground is well maintained and the bathrooms are very clean. With regards to the issue of lack of trees, I observed that the middle of the campground is the portion that does not have any tall or matured trees. On the flip side though, this is the portion of the campground that has several pull through lots. These pull through sites are very generous in their lengths. Also, I did not observe any tree stomps or dying trees to really suggest that the 2008 Mother's Day tornado brought down several trees. Two important things to notes are the fact that the retainer wall along the lake front sites are even with the ground. They are not elevated, so parents of toddlers must be careful since one can easily walk right into the lake. Also, the men's toilet has just one commode against four showers. We camped on site #39 right on the lake that my wife lamented the fact that we were spending only two nights and much of our time was spent at Mercer University. We really fell in love with this campground and will surely return soon. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Stopped here one night on a road trip. Very nice county park on pretty lake. Several nice back-in sites along the water. Retaining wall along the water by the waterfront sites, which I thought was a great idea--grass was mowed up to the retaining wall, which would be good if fishing. Boat launch and dock and another across a small inlet from the park. We chose a pull-through site (#7) with sewer hookup, which was only an additional $3. This site was long in length; space between trailers not as much as a state park but still okay. Great interior roads. Can't comment on restroom facilities just because did not use them. Verizon card worked good for Internet access and no problem with phone. As a previous reviewer stated, there are limited trees due to the 2008 tornado but still a pretty park that is well maintained. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great county park. Asphalt/concrete pads are narrow but sites are spread out nice. About 8 mile off I-75 but you are located on a nice lake. Pull throughs and lake front backins available. Restrooms and laundry are very nice. Quiet and dark, but in late March we had the park to ourselves and 5-6 campers. For summer there is a beach, but late March was mainly fishermen and a few snowbirds. A nice rural area with open sites and a few small trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Tobesofkee Recreation Area, a county run park, has three public parks namely Claystone, Sandy Beach and Arrowhead Park. Claystone is on the North side of the lake and is reviewed in another listing. Arrowhead is on the South side of the lake. It is a beautiful, quiet very well maintained campground with paved roads and sites, clear lake view from all sites, very modern bath houses with stainless steel fixtures and faux marble walls. The park includes a boat ramp, beach and hiking/biking trails. I've marked it as not having shade because a tornado in 2008 took out many of the trees in the campground. It's all been cleaned up, but the remaining trees are small. But the campground is still quite nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.