Easy to agree with earlier reviews. A very pleasant campground with many features that invite lengthy stays. When next traveling on I-75 and need to stop for the night, we will seek out this Campground for its overall excellence.
One of several U. S. Corps of Engineers properties resting on the shores of 55,000 acre-plus Hartwell Lake. Thoughtfully designed and very well maintained. A highly regarded campgrounds directory awarded Payne's Creek five stars for beauty, spaciousness, site privacy and security, has gated approach, and they were right. We were in site 21 and could just barely see our neighbors. Daytime noise, not objectionable, mostly from Ski-Doos skimming the lake's surface. At night-- very quiet. Our fourth weekend outing this year, 2007 and Payne's Creek turned out to be the top campground of our travels.
The point I am attempting to make here will be of little interest to most who read these reviews but it is important to us. One section of the campground is set up for small trailers. Water and electricity only. Other sections, one to be improved this winter, is for Class A, 5th wheels, etc. We enjoy being in the midst of trailers similar to mine. We camp in a hard-sided folding pop-up. So the "small" trailer area-- and its nearby new modern bathhouse-- is just right for us. Broader range of favorable characteristics of this KOA: very well maintained, absence of Interstate noise, excellent swimming pool, large, new outdoor movie theater nearby, and last but certainly not least-- the enthusiasm of the current operator. For young families: lots of activities and a big game room, for kids. We will recommend this site for a weekend rally of our Club members, in 2008. Which says that we would most definitely come back.
Follow the map and directions given by KOA or you could easily miss the entrance to this pleasant campsite. We were given a shaded site on a concrete pad, full hookup. Neighbors fairly close but never a problem. Nice clubhouse, spotless bathrooms, well-stocked store. We wouldn't hesitate to return if we were traveling up or down I-77.