Wonderful park! Hard to get in, though. We made October reservations for Labor Day Weekend stay! Sites are spacious and reasonably level, water pressure OK. There is a mix of bath houses, some older and some newer, but all clean and adequate. Camp store is large and is open late. Nice nature center with programs for all ages. Short distance to the beach. Beach is raked and kept clean, there even was a life guard on duty when we were there. Strange umbrella requirement, be aware that no tents are allowed on the beach! They seemed to be nice about it, warning people and giving them time to take the tent down. We rode our bikes to downtown, about 4 miles, and there is a bike path for the main part. Wonderful boardwalk with shops and entertainment. Even Broadway on the Beach can be reached by bicycle; our total trip was 15 miles. Nice shopping area with entertainment galore. Myrtle Beach State Park is definitely a destination and stay a bit longer, you will not be bored. Oh, one more thing I have to tell you about; the wonderful volunteers! They make the place run like a well oiled machine. On days that everyone leaves (like we did, on Labor Day Monday) they have volunteers directing traffic on every intersection, volunteers at the dump station (there is only 1!) that hook up THEIR hose and make dumping a 2 minute little chore, next stop volunteers that take your hang tag and send you on your way. Very impressive! Will definitely stay again, if I can snatch up a site!
Stayed just for 1 night on the road. Nice location on the river and great that it is relatively close to downtown, but--as I think is the problem with most KOAs--the sites are too darn close together! You can almost listen to the conversation of the couple in the next site. Patio sites have the same space, just a paved "median" instead of grass, and patio furniture instead of a wooden picnic table. We had a pull-through, not paved but level. The campground looked nice enough, little lake in the center with a fountain. Cabins arranged on the outside, and a nice walk with fishing dock on the river. They appeared to rent kayaks and paddle boats. Didn't use the restrooms but the rest of the park appeared neat so I'm sure it would have been OK. Would stay again when passing through.
We needed a 1 night stop-over so we called a day ahead to try and make a reservation. Online reservation system has a 2 night minimum. Never heard back from them. We lucked out that one of the 2 rangers was there to check us in (park hour is only from 11-12 each day). He said the answering machine had issues. I think they never check for messages! One night without a reservation was not an issue at all. The park is nice, but needs some TLC. The roads in are bumpy with potholes, and during our walk around the lake other campers warned us for an active wasp nest and that they had been stung. We didn't do much and I don't think there was much to do other than boating and fishing. Swimming is not allowed! The site we had was OK, one of the few pull-throughs. Not paved, but sand. It was level and water pressure was OK. Would stay again, but just for passing through.
Hidden jewel! Never knew Georgia Power has such nice parks. The web sites are hard to find, but then a new world opens. The sites are reasonable level and spacious, even though they could be spaced apart a tad further. Great beach area and a rather large recreation area on the lake, with a large shelter. We were in the first section (closer to the entrance) and had a bath house all to ourself. Wonderful family bathroom with plenty of hot water and nice water pressure. We will certainly be back!
Wonderful park. Check-in is on another side of the park, quite some distance to the actual campground. If you do not have transportation it is a hike, but if you follow the river trail it is actually a nice walk. Amazing how many people were on the rocks despite the large warning signs. Needless to say things went wrong and we saw a posse of rescue vehicles trying to get injured out. We were there for the 4th of July celebrations. The day recreation area was loud and smoky. The pool was loaded (extra fee for the pool as it is run by third party) and the noise even reached as far as the pool side campsites. These seem to be the shorter sites and yurts. Fortunately we were on the river side and the camp was much quieter. From this side there is a nice in and out hiking loop in the forest. We had a great stay!
We stayed here for a graduation, just one night. We agree with other reviewers, the sites look worn, and could use fire rings, but the concrete pad was level and fit our 24' motorhome perfectly. The water pressure was great. The park ranger brought us our tag and a code for the gate, but he explained that the park was rarely locked at night as the long-term campers kept an eye out and during his tenure as a ranger, there never had been trouble. We don't fish so there really is not a lot to do, but we'd use it again when passing through that area.
Great park. Site #302 was fairly level, 2 Lego blocks under the left rear wheel leveled us. Spacious site with lots of privacy. Very friendly people at the camp store. Having it nearby was great, because the hike to the main lodge was long and steep. Took the hiking trail back to the camp site, which was great, but also took several hours, something to consider when it is hot. The swimming pool wasn't open until Memorial Day, but is also quite a hike. We saw the pool on our way out, and it looks great, very inviting. Another CCC masterpiece. But the main office takes the cake. Make sure you stop and enjoy the view from the terrace there! Will definitely be back.
We stayed here on a work trip and arrived after dark. Missed the turn off even though we were warned by earlier reviewers, and had to make a u-turn. The office was closed, but all our info (park map, Wi-Fi info, etc.) was clipped to our site. In fact, we never saw the owners the whole time we were there, as we left early and came back late each time. Our site (#28) was easy to back into, and level. It was quiet, even though we were not very far from the interstate. The water park that is mentioned on the web site was right across from our site but looked like it had been closed for a considerable time, seeing the path was all overgrown, so be aware of that. All in all it was a pleasant stay, would stay here again when passing through the area.
Wonderful park! Hidden jewel, which is nice, because it isn't crowded, and I hope it stays that way. Yes, the main road through the campsites is a bit bumpy, but that is the only thing we could find wrong with it. Well, the water pressure was a tad low, too. Our campsite (#19) was spacious and we had no problem letting out the slide or the awning. We intended to walk to the start of the canoe trail on the South Fork Edisto River, but the camp ranger offered to drive us there, kudos! We had a wonderful time on the water, and on this trip for that matter. We will certainly be back!
Nice, small park. We camped on the lake but overgrowth blocked our view. Site was fairly level. We picked this park because of the possibilities, activities like swimming in the pool (the lake has alligators!) and canoeing, and things like visiting the spring, the fort and museum, and the aquarium. Well, the pool wasn't open and the museum was being re-done, both would open Memorial Day weekend. The Aquarium path was overgrown, so it must have been closed for a good while. Will send the GA State Park an email, it would have been no trouble to put this on their website! Also, the nightly price of $28 should have come down to the usual $22 IMHO. Anyway, we were a little disappointed. Fortunately, we brought our bicycles and walked the self guided tour of the fort and still had a nice stay. The campground was still nice and we enjoyed our weekend.
Wonderful park! See raving reviews just below. We drove to Oconee station, decided that it was a too steep of a hike for us, and found a great hike to a beautiful waterfall. Definitely recommended! We will certainly be back in the summer. Only one gripe: water pressure. We usually shower in our RV, but with filling up the coffee pot taking 2 minutes, we decided to shower in the (clean) bath house.
We stayed here for a weekend on the way back home on a work trip. Reception is in a separate site from the park that has a store, etc. Nice and efficient, even though we had called ahead for a reservation. After receiving our tag we went to find our site (72) which turned out to be very unlevel. The ground was soft and our leveling blocks sank so after several attempts we were still in a sideways nose dive and we gave up to park in site 9 across the street. That is when we found out that the park is a cell phone dead zone. Only from the higher located bath house could we leave a message that we were not in our assigned site. Fortunately there were no reservation that prevented us from staying in the level site. The next day we hiked the Carrick's Trail along some very nice waterfalls and lucked out as there was the monthly Mountain Music event at the Lodge. We will probably be back for swimming in the lake, it looked very inviting!
We used this park for a couple of overnights on a work trip. We made reservations over the phone and received directions for finding the office as this is not by the park. The actual park is located directly on the Smith River. The surrounding roads slope up so even though on a fairly busy road, it was nice and quiet on the park. There is a sign at the top of the road. Restrooms are located in a building that could have been someone's house, very cute. It also contains a laundry room with appliances (metered) a couple of book shelves and a small sitting lounge. We originally parked in site 52 but that was too far for WiFi reception, so we moved to site 10 for the next 2 nights. Overall a very nice stay, we would stay again.
This was our first time visiting this campground. We stayed in site 98 directly on the lake. The site was leaf blown before we got there, the lady asked us if things were satisfactory, and it was. The site itself was very spacious (pull through) and because of the manner of parking, the actual site is behind your vehicle and therefore very private. Sites were spaced with wooded areas in between, which was by far the best I have seen in campgrounds everywhere. On top of everything, the sites were grouped together and served by a separate pull off, so thru traffic on the main road did not immediately pass by our site. Awesome! The staff was very friendly and helpful, greeting us coming and going. We decided to spend an extra night. We'll be back!
First time here, on a whim so without reservations. They do not accept credit cards, just cash or checks. Sites are assigned. They have pull thru's for bigger rigs. We were in a regular site, bit too close to my neighbor for my taste. But I guess for shorter stays it is fine. Restrooms were clean and heated. Staff was very helpful. Of course the biggest advantage is the proximity to the gorge and falls. They are awesome!
Wonderful park! Glad our rig is only 24 foot, do not think we would have been able to drive the loops with a bigger one. Sites are nice, plenty of privacy and nicely shaded, too. That was good because we stayed there on one of the hottest days this year. The walk to the living farm is deeply shaded and perfectly doable, a family with small kids did it easily. The self guided tour on the farm is a bit simple, but still fun. Too far to walk to the battle site. You really need auxiliary transportation for that. We did it on our way out. GREAT museum/visitor center and film. Must see! The lake at the campground is small and has rental paddle boats and canoes, but unfortunately no swimming allowed. We didn't go to the other lake, again it was darn hot and too far. Overall, wonderful place. We'll be back when it has cooled down!
Park is really one big field (except for the lane with the shaded sites) with an enormous width to the sites between the power poles. We could have parked our Itasca Navion three times over! Grass, so no tracking mud inside. All good, except for a lot of privacy. The beach is a comfortable walk away, and Wi-Fi is free at the camp store, about half way there. I really liked the park and will be back. One exception however; our neighbor gave us a bag of crabs (great, thanks neighbor!!) and we wanted to dispose of the shells etc. after dinner.... no trash receptacles.... anywhere! Finally asked the camp host and to my amazement they referred me to the camp entrance over a mile away! At one point they had recycling bins and trash bins, but they did away with them because "people made a mess". Sorry, but taking the trash bins away is not acceptable to me. We always dispose of our trash on the way out, but we were hooked up and didn't have a toad, and a 2 mile walk for crab shells was just too much to ask!
Upon arrival, the desk clerks told us they just had selected our site, and had the paperwork handy. Checking in didn't take more than 3 minutes. We asked for the stickers for the Georgia RV Program (not all parks have them, so we make it a point in asking for them) and the clerk handed us 3. We only stayed 2 nights, so that great! The site was very nice, the rig backed into the top site, one step down we had a similar size site for recreation, with a fire ring and a picnic table. The visitor center is a short walk down the hill. Staff at the center was very friendly and helpful. The beach is a comfortable walk along a trail. Mind you, the water is cold! There is also a very nice foot trail to the lodge. Personnel at the lodge were setting up for a banquet and had closed the gift shop early, but when we notified someone we were unhappy about that, they opened up the shop for us, with the entrance through the tavern. They were also showing a (free) movie on Friday night, but we didn't want to walk back along the trail in the dark, so we didn't stay for that. The trail turned out to be well lighted, we were pleased with that. They seemed to have a lot of activities at the lodge. We were very happy with our stay and will certainly stay again.