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Old 06-24-2018, 08:11 AM   #1
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Campground recommendation

We're looking for someplace to escape the heat within a day's drive from central Florida. It can be a long day but we need someplace to go that's close enough to go back to often because we won't stay longer than perhaps a week at a time.

We use to vacation in north Georgia and North Carolina many years ago, going to places like Young Harris and Lake Lure but aren't familiar with campgrounds in those areas.

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I lived in Daytona Beach for a few years so I understand what you are going though.
Don't come up to where i live now (Ohio) it is almost as bad.

You are going to need some elevation change.

These are just off the top of my head. look up the temps online to see how they compare.

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We've been to Stone Mountain campground a few times near Atlanta. Reasonable, with full hookups, and not far from restaurants and shopping if you want.
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river falls at the gorge North GA

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Old 06-24-2018, 09:15 PM   #5
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Veteran's State Park, just west of I-75 in Cordel GA is one of the nicest State Parks we have ever stayed in.
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You need altitude to get cool. Mt Pisgah NPS campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway is over a mile high, and is very comfortable in the summer. No hook ups however, just a dump station, a few faucets, and showers and restrooms. Go to Ashville and go south on the Blue Ridge Parkway from there. You dont say what your rig is, but you do have to pass thru a couple of tunnels to get to the campground from Ashville. several waterfalls in the area you can drive to and easy walk to see them. Do not attempt to access the parkway with a motorhome or trailer via US 276 or state highway 215, both of which go up the side of the mountain.

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Another choice is Georgia's highest state park. Black Rock Mtn, located at Mountain City on US 23 south of Franklin, NC. The campground is 3400 ft and has a steep 8% or so grade for a mile and a half or so going up to it. There are some long spaces, some as deep as 60 ft, however the reservations system lists them all as 25 ft. Good showers and restrooms and walking trails, scenic views, and several local produce stands to get really fresh veggies and stuff. The Foxfire museum and heritage center is located in Mountain City. https://www.foxfire.org/visit-us/

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