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Old 11-29-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Has anyone traveled from I 85 exit 34 Georgia Hwy 18 to Pine Mountain, Ga. We are trying to go to callaway gardens around the 15th of December. Any information would be appreciated. We have a 44' Coach towing a Ram 1500 pickup.

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Old 11-29-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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You're not going to have any issues, the road into Pine Mountain is good. Once into Pine Mountain it's a residential width road through town but it's nice and relatively straight so you'll be fine, once through town the road widens out approaching the big intersection where you turn for either Callaway or FDR State Park.

Once you drop the 1500 off go back to that road though town, continue south until you get to the intersection of hwy 190. There's a great restaurant there with the best view in the area.

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Old 11-29-2014, 08:41 PM   #3
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A few years ago (2009) we stayed at FDR State Park close to Callaway @ $28 per night. I don't think they have any full hookups but they do have 50 amp and dump station and very reasonable prices.

Dec. 11-14 we will be at Pine Mountain RV Park @ $45 per night. Never been there before but they have 50 amp and full hookups. Going with a group and someone else made the arrangements. I haven't looked at the reviews.
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:42 PM   #4
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Hwy 18 is a decent road all the way to Pine Mountain. I've driven that route several times in my toad and I would not hesitate to take my MH on that route.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:58 AM   #5
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I would go on down I-85 to I-185 and take US 27 into Pine mountain. May be a little longer but would be much quicker.

Don't know where you are staying, but US 27 takes you right by Pine Mtn RV resort or on down the road a few miles is the turn off for FDR and the entrance to Callaway.

As stated before, yes try the Old country store restaurant at the top of the hill. Also the restaurant at the hotel in Callaway or the farmhouse restaurant is good although pricy.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:51 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the good information. We now have to wait until after 3 December an the Dr visit to see if he releases her from her broken foot. It has been 7 week since surgery and according to him she should be healed but due to our age it may take longer to heal. Hope the man upstairs is on our side and she is all healed up.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:22 PM   #7
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Hi Harry,

We are at Pine Mountain now, and you will not have any problems at all on GA 18.... we stay at the FDR state Park for our visits, and have been pleased every trip. If you do decide to try FDR, remember that you reserve a type of camping spot, not a particular camping spot... ie: you can not reserve camping spot number 520. If you do decide to stay at FDR, there are some very nice drive thru spots in Area 5 that are 50 amp.... look at the post with the spot number... it will have a wide yellow strip with a narrow blue stripe below it. This designates a spot that is for larger units and is 50 amp service. FDR does not have sewer connections, but has dump stations and there are gray water dumps located near many of the campsites. Site 520 is a nice back in with 50 amp and 530 is a real nice drive thru with 50 amp.

As for Callaway Gardens and the Fantasy in Lights... if coming on a weekend, I recommend that you call ahead and purchase tickets to the show time that you want.... they do get busy, and have a certain number of vehicles per hour. Also.... do not try the food vendors inside the F in L.... pretty rough...LOL. We highly recommend the Callaway General Store, just down the road from the F in L entrance to Callaway.... good country style cooking. Crickets is over rated ... and the Bulloch House in Warm Springs is not a bad buffet if you plan to visit FDR's Little White House while in the area.

A bit of advice on fuel.... Alabama and Georgia are a bit more expensive than Mississippi and Louisiana....

Best wishes... hope you get to make the trip, it is worth the effort. Safe travels.

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