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Old 03-02-2007, 06:09 PM   #21
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As a Georga native, I've been at least once to most of the state parks there. Some of them are truly excellent. Amicalola is a nice one. As is Blackrock Mountain State Park.

One state park that many people overlook because it is so isolated (this one is totally out in the middle of a HUGE wilderness) is Stephen C. Foster State Park inside the Okefenokee Swamp. Don't get it confused with the Okefenokee Swamp State Park in Augusta. This one is stunningly beautiful and out in the middle of the swamp. you have to enter from the south and drive for miles and miles through pine barrens and cypress swamps to get to it. Once you're there, though, you'll find one of the most amazing state parks you'll ever see. They have hookups at their campground, as I recall.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:22 PM   #22
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Oh Bob, I really like the Stephen C. Foster State Park inside the Okefenokee Swamp. I am not one that loves, or even likes the mountains, so it looks like a neat place to me. April would be a great time of the year to camp there.
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:28 AM   #23
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As a Georga native, I've been at least once to most of the state parks there. Some of them are truly excellent. Amicalola is a nice one. As is Blackrock Mountain State Park.

One state park that many people overlook because it is so isolated (this one is totally out in the middle of a HUGE wilderness) is Stephen C. Foster State Park inside the Okefenokee Swamp. Don't get it confused with the Okefenokee Swamp State Park in Augusta. This one is stunningly beautiful and out in the middle of the swamp. you have to enter from the south and drive for miles and miles through pine barrens and cypress swamps to get to it. Once you're there, though, you'll find one of the most amazing state parks you'll ever see. They have hookups at their campground, as I recall.
Sounds like a great place how are the black knats in that area in April? We were camping near there at Skagway Island in April and were constantly bothered by the black knats.

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Old 03-03-2007, 08:41 AM   #24
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We are taking our Trillium on her first outing to Dahlonaga Ga this weekend at the Eufalla River Campground, its about an hour and a half north of Atlanta.
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I think you are going to Etowah River Campground. The other one is in Alabama! I'm heading out the door.
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:43 PM   #25
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I think you are going to Etowah River Campground. The other one is in Alabama! I'm heading out the door.
I stand corrected it was to be the Ettawa River Campground. But the weather did not cooperate, so we camped at the Holiday Inn instead. We did drive down to the Ettawa river campground and was not impressed. It was a big field and was not very nice.

We also did about 6 miles on the AT approach trail. We went in at Amicclola Falls Welcome Center. We checked out the campground it was nice but I agree with the previous post that it may be a bit small.

I hope your trip to the ATL area was successful. Looking forward to your report.

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Old 03-03-2007, 08:45 PM   #26
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I stand corrected it was to be the Ettawa River Campground. But the weather did not cooperate, so we camped at the Holiday Inn instead. We did drive down to the Ettawa river campground and was not impressed. It was a big field and was not very nice.

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Don and fellow campers: I am back from my around-Georgia journey (say that 5 times), and have a less than satisfactory report. Feeling adventurous, I, too, went to the campground on the Etowah River. I was there about 1:00pm, had a nice chat with the owner (he's English and his wife is Scottish). But, the facilities, as Don reports, are inadequate for our needs. The shower room was clean, though. The wind was whipping through there and it was pretty chilly. It is next to Amnicola Falls State Park, and that is the only positive.

Second place I tried to find was north of Atlanta off of US-19, Two Lakes Campgroud, or Twin Lakes, I forget. But there was so much road construction and surburbanization I could not find the signs for the campground. The road was being widened from two lanes and the traffic was backed up both directions. No go on this one.

Then, I went to Pine Mountain Campground in Pine Mountain, Ga. This is a good one and they can accommodate us in April, but the big boys will be there as well with their mammoth RVs and the activity room where we would want to hold the potluck is already booked on weekends of April 14, 21, and 28. There is a covered picnic table area with concrete slab, but if the weather is cool and windy we would be very uncomfortable. However, April 7 weekend, being Easter, the place is pretty open and the room is available. Rates, based on 8 or more trailers, would be $22 a night with 20/30/50amp power. Some have full hookups with sewer, but I think that is less of an issue for us than the mammoths. Pool won't open till it gets warmer. The town of Pine Mountain is about a mile down the road, looked like a couple of good restaurants, an IGA market; Callaway Gardens and lots of tourist sites around.

Tomorrow I will go down to Allatoona Lake where their are several campgrounds, especially Corps of Engineers places, and see what I can find. Of course, there are KOAs.

Give me some feedback. Unless I get something into the Cadet we may be in a tent; so much work, so little time. Another report Sunday night.

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Old 03-03-2007, 09:41 PM   #27
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Hi Don,
Thanks for taking the helm on the get together, I have heard good things about the Mckenny campground (corps of engineers ) there is a websight www.discoverourtown.com/GA/local-56371.html that tells all about it
we hope to make the event if the timing is right. good luck on the quest.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:07 PM   #28
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Don, are you OK?

http://gastateparks.org/info/cloudland/

I saved a post a few years ago about Cloudland Canyon State Park because it read so interestingly. Here is part of what the post said,

"Yes, we love the 'Canyon' campground. The West rim has much better camping sites. Had to camp on the east rim last weekend. Place was full. Been there 4 times this summer. We camp to get away from the phone ..... If you ever get back to Cloudland Canyon try Geneva's Restaurant to the left of the St. Pk. entrance. Excellent down home southern style cooking. Fried Okra especially delicious. Other excellent restaurants in Trenton are Lolita's Mexican, Brock's "American" and Rudalpho's Italian. For such a small town these are excellent restaurants. .....BTW Geneva's is a place you would drive by and never consider stopping. However it is an excellent place to eat good southern cooking.....We have been down to Brock's for one of their Awesome Western Omlets...."

Food is always a winner with me, and the area looks interesting too. Waiting to hear if you found a place you like. Someday I will go to the above park in the extreme NW corner of your state.

Nancy from northern MN (where we finally got lots of snow)
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:44 PM   #29
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Don,

Pine Mountain looks interesting because of Callaway Gardens. Can I assume we would see some kind of flowers and green stuff there?

You are concerned about cold and wind and I am sweating the thought that it will be far too warm for us if we come on down.

We are just now playing with the idea of driving south, getting the Scamp out of the snow could be interesting, but the heat issue is really a concern as we only have a fan.

Thanks for all the looking around you have been doing. People haven't said if they would object to Easter, I suppose they would. I'll keep watching to see where and when, then see how far it would be to drive.

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Old 03-08-2007, 05:44 AM   #30
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Sounds like a great place how are the black knats in that area in April? We were camping near there at Skagway Island in April and were constantly bothered by the black knats.

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I've been there three times, mainly in the summer. I never was bothered by gnats or mosquitoes. Not saying they aren't there...just that I've never been bothered by them while I was in the park.
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:04 AM   #31
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Hi Don,

You might want to check out Skidaway Island SP. Have been to the park but have not stayed. Lots to do within 1/2 hour. We are in TN for a week but could get more info if you like.

Link might help!

http://gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/

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Old 03-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #32
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Sounds like a great place how are the black knats in that area in April? We were camping near there at Skagway Island in April and were constantly bothered by the black knats.

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I've been there three times, mainly in the summer. I never was bothered by gnats or mosquitoes. Not saying they aren't there...just that I've never been bothered by them while I was in the park.
There are times of the year when you can't inhale with your mouth open if you want to avoid swallowing massive numbers of gnatty bugs. The ants absolutely love the place and its rough on low hung four footers. Other than that, its a great park.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:10 PM   #33
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As I have been following this and I understand that a campgound has not been set in stone yet. If I am wrong please correct me. Why not wait till June when all the other East Coast, Florida, Indiana, Texas rallies are over with. Seems to be already a few rallies in April and May so why not wait till June when nothing else has been planned . June 8-9 would be good with a short break from the Memorial Day camping weekend and before Father's Day when many want to be home or with families.

Mountains are beautiful at that time of year and the Mountain Laurel's are out in full bloom.

Just a suggestion....
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:47 PM   #34
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Hi all, sorry for not replying sooner as I've been in central Georgia and not near any wi-fi sites. I'm staying at a hotel for a overnight and have the opportunity to catch-up.

I'm still interested in a potential Georgia rally, hopefully in April. If someone could email me directly when one is discovered I would appreciate it, my email address should be posted on my profile. This as I'll be on my blackberry again after today for a few more weeks until I'm settled into my recently purchase home in South Florida.

Has anyone considered the Tallulah Gorge/Dillard area of Georgia? they have a combination of both private and state park-run campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains with a lot of cool things to see and do there. I'm planning a last minute weekend get-away there this week. so long as everything plans out well for it!

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Old 03-19-2007, 01:37 PM   #35
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I am newbie to posting on this forum. Does anyone know where Don/Chattanooga is? I am anxiously waiting for a date and a place for the rally. We have never attended a "fiberglass" rally. Can not wait to see other fiberglass trailers.

If anyone has any info, please post.

Just worried about Don. Hope everything is okay.

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Old 03-29-2007, 06:08 AM   #36
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HEY! ANYBODY OUT THERE?

Should I just forget about this rally?

If anyone knows anything, please post.

Thanks

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Old 03-29-2007, 07:12 AM   #37
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I don't know about the GA rally but you are welcome to the east coast rally in Luray VA May 18-20. Please check out the thead. East Coast Rally! IT'S HAPPENING!, May 18.19, 20 Luray, Virginia
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:12 PM   #38
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HEY! ANYBODY OUT THERE?

Should I just forget about this rally?

If anyone knows anything, please post.

Thanks

Barbara
Barbara,
We've attended many rallies over the last few years and for our money, the best time and the nicest folks are to be found at Emily in July. It's about a twelve or fourteen hour hike from our new digs in Johnson City but well worth the trip.
You'll see nearly a hundred fiberglass trailers there and will leave with more ideas for fixing up what you've got that you will ever have time for.
The people that own eggs like ours are a pretty special breed and any get-together anywhere is invariably time well spent. But Emily is still our all time favorite for fun, food and fellowship.

Just sayin'.

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Old 10-16-2007, 06:32 PM   #39
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Is anyone planning on a Georgia Rally in 2008?? Mike from Summerville GA
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