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Old 09-17-2020, 01:28 AM   #15
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I live off your route on 27 near LaGrange, GA. I exit 75 south out of TN at GA 53 (Calhoun) then grab US 27 south at Rome to LaGrange. From LaGrange south I take I-185 then onto Ga 520 at Ft Benning, then to Albany and GA 133 to Moultrie and Valdosta avoiding Tifton. There has been some construction along GA 133 as they are 4 laning it all the way from Albany to Valdosta, but the flow is good and steady- much of it is complete. Cuts a good 1/2 hour off the trip and is a fantastic shortcut.

To answer your question the best parks in the area are around West Point Lake near LaGrange. Several COE Parks and all are spectacular. Worth a few minutes of driving off US 27at LaGrange to vist them. Breathtakingly beautiful waterfront sites W+E and dump. Some 50 amps.

If you just want a private and very nice RV resort along the route there is Pine Mountain RV resort between LaGrange and near Pine Mountain--- its on US 27- not on I-185 but close.

Albany RV resort is just south of Albany on 19. Never stayed there but it gets good reviews and looks good from the road
This is the best plan. There is NOTHING along US 27 from where it turns off at Cusseta below Ft Benning, very boring road. Be aware that the MP's have jurisdiction of US 280/27 thru the military reservation, they do write tickets, Federal tickets, though I do not think it is near as bad as in the past. Its up/down/up/down all the way thru the base. Do not pull off or stop for any reason unless you are broke down.

You will know you have arrived at Ft Benning when you see the best looking bridge in the US

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Old 09-20-2020, 02:31 PM   #16
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I think we stay at the same campground when we visit my sister in Ft Oglethorpe.

Maybe consider I-75 to hwy 53 picking it up just after Calhoun, then run it to Rome and pick up US411 into Cedertown to catch US27. That'll keep you off those horrible curves and hills out of Chattanooga on I-24.

Pine Mountain campground just north of Columbus, GA is very nice; all pull throughs. There is also Lake Pines Campground in Columbus; call ahead and ask for an overnight pull thru if that's your preference; it's mostly permanent residents but it is a safe place (I never used the facilities).

If you go through Columbus take I-185 and not US27; US27 is a mess below Pine Mtn. From there you can pick up 27 again or take 280 over to Tiffin.

US280 and/or 520 (whatever they call it - also known as corridor Z) is mostly 4 lane and a nice, casual drive through Albany (on the bypass) and into Tiffin. We have driven it as many time from FL to Columbus as we have through Atlanta to points north.

Merritt Pecan is my wife's favorite stop along 280/520 (in Weston, GA). Big place to park a rig, get some pecans or other food and very clean rest rooms. They have diesel fuel too if you need it.

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What would be the best way to get back to I-185 from Pine Mountain?
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I-24 is terrible. Two lanes, governed trucks trying to pass each other, accidents, roadwork. AVOID!!!
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Turn right out the campground on US27. Right after you pass through the center of Pine Mountain, turn right onto GA354. Follow it straight to I-185; GA354 turns into GA18; it's a country road but it is not a problem.

Do not turn off GA18 onto Hopewell Church Rd even tho it looks shorter. Hopewell is narrow (doable, but narrow and not worth it).

You could catch GA18 off of US27 in Pine Mountain, but it's through a neighborhood and tree lined and GA354 isn't much further (less than a mile - probably only 1/4 mile).

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