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Old 08-21-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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North Georgia RV Sites???????????

Good evening all,

My wife and I have a 22 foot Minnie Winnie and we would like to go to
the North Georgia mountain area this fall . Problem is we have never
researched or even spoke to anyone who has taken an RV to this area of Georgia . We RV a lot in Florida and want to branch out and get the experience of the mountains before we head out to the desert southwest .
We enjoy RV sites that are simple and secluded and do not like tourist trap
sites with all the extras we will never need . We do like to bike and hike
and be active outdoors . Simple and quiet is better to us . So , does anyone have some real experience in the area of North Georgia, love to hear it !!!

Joe and Liz in Tampa Florida
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:48 PM   #2
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River Bend in Hiawassee
Moccasin Creek SP sorta between Clayton and Hiawassee on Lake Burton
River Vista in Dillard
Black Rock Mtn SP (good view but sites are very small and entrance/exit is VERY steep
any state park in N Georgia is usually great
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:55 PM   #3
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You and everyone else wants to spend time in the north GA / west NC mountains in the fall. If you didn't have reservations at least 2 months ago, you are probably going to be out of luck (at least on the weekends).

I'll throw a couple out for you.

River Vista in Dillard is a nice place, not fancy. We've gone there a couple times (this is our 2nd year RVing) as it closest, nice campground for us to get to. We were planning on attending a local Tiffin rally there in Oct. but waited to long to book our site and could not get a reservation, and that was a month ago.

The Great Outdoors in Franklin NC (not to be confused with The Great Outdoors in Titusville); we've visited there, and while nice, it is a bit sterile for us. I also think it may be a ClassA only resort, but worth checking out.

There are also quite a few places further up in Cherokee, NC on the south side of SMNP..... I think we stayed at a place called Happy Holiday last June, which is not as much a kids / family park as the KOA and Jellystone there. Again, HH is not fancy, but a reasonably nice place.

And of course Asheville, but I bet everything there is even booked during the week by now......

Lots of other small campgrounds, and state parks, but nothing we have really looked at.

In any case, I think you are going to have a big challenge finding someplace at this point for the fall.

Good luck.
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Assuming you might not be ready for much mountain driving:

Unicoi State Park and Lodge | Georgia State Parks

Yonah Mountain Campground - Yonah Mountain Campground Home

And you did say simple and secluded:

https://serendipitywebsite.wordpress.com/
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:57 PM   #5
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Vogel State Park about 10 miles south of Blairsville is one of our favorites.

It is only a few miles away from Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in GA, and it is an easy climb to the top.
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We've been to River Vista in Dillard & River Bend in Hiawassee. Both are nice. Not sure they're exactly what you're looking for by your description, though. Per your size, you should fit in Black Rock. That might be closer to what you're looking for. (We used to have a house in Rabun Gap - where Black Rock & River Vista are, so I have a warm heart for that area.)
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Unicoi State Park
Nice lodge and lake. Decent campsites. Years ago this was a premier campground with lots of activities. Budget cuts closed the beach and cancelled all the special programs. You can walk around and see what's left of the glory days.

Vogel State Park
Putt putt, Lake, paddle boats, CCC museum. Lots of hiking trails including Appalachain trail. Decent campground store.

Black Rock Mountain State Park
High elevation with amazing views from lookouts. Lots of stuff available at bottom of mountain in Clayton. Cable TV at campsite. Small campsites but some better than others. Campground store only open on weekends if they feel like it.
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Fyi ... The bad part about Georgia state parks is that they are first come first served. I wish they would change that and would let you reserve a specific site.

Just don't check in on Friday and you improve your odds of getting a decent site.
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Fyi ... The bad part about Georgia state parks is that they are first come first served. I wish they would change that and would let you reserve a specific site.

Just don't check in on Friday and you improve your odds of getting a decent site.
Yea, if you show up on Friday afternoon on a pretty weekend, you'd better have a short camper.
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At the 3 different GA state parks we've stayed, we were able to reserve a site for our length, just not a specific site. So, you will have a site if you make a reservation, just maybe not the one you want. Each CG only had a few 50 amp sites, which as stated, weren't guaranteed. At 1 of them we had to take a 30 amp, but at the other 2, we were able to get a 50.
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