• Fort Mountain State Park,  Georgia Campgrounds

    Fort Mountain State Park – 21

    05.22.20-05.25.20 Memorial Day weekend at Fort Mountain State Park called for rain all weekend, but it was beautiful! This was our second trip to Fort Mountain State Park; we managed to pick up a cancellation for the holiday weekend 5 days beforehand. Check out my first post on the park for other details. We drove back roads to get to Chatsworth, Georgia from Acworth and it was only about twenty minutes longer than taking highway 75. Heather took off Friday and we left around noon. We timed it just right to arrive after a big storm. This time around we were able to pull off on the side of the…

  • Duckett Mill Campground,  Georgia Campgrounds

    Duckett Mill Campground – 73

      08.30.19-09.02.19 Duckett Mill Campground is located in Gainesville, GA on Lake Lanier. It offers 97 sites with electric/water and 14 tent-only sites. The boat ramp is located right outside the campground gate, which makes me wonder if it gets more traffic than just campers. The beach is located on the right when you drive into the campground. It never seemed to be crowded, probably because most sites are located right on the water. When researching Duckett Mill, I did not find facebook posts about people’s favorite sites or anything beyond a google search that pulled up a blog similar to this one. The Crafty Camping Mom posted about their…

  • Georgia Campgrounds,  McKinney Campground

    McKinney Campground – 55

    08.16.19-08.18.19 We finally reserved the in-laws’ favorite site: number 55 at McKinney Campground. You know when someone has been camping for thirty years and they have a favorite site they ALWAYS book, it has to be good. The draw to site 55 is the fact that it is a pull-thru site with a large living space. It would be great for anyone with children or dogs. The site is mostly shaded, making for those hots summer days to not be so miserable. We aren’t usually a fan of the sites that have concrete picnic tables, however the one at this site was in a great spot. To the left of…

  • Georgia Campgrounds,  McKinney Campground

    McKinney Campground – 109

    07.01.19-07.07.19 First time on the other side of the campground! McKinney has a total of 149 sites, but we have always stayed on the side with sites 50 and lower. Someone canceled site 109 about a week before the 1st and we were the lucky ones to scoop it up. Yes, it’s harder and harder to reserve the best sites–especially for the holiday weekends. Do not get discouraged! Site 109 is in a loop next to the boat ramp and marked with a grave site. I could find little information about the grave site or person buried there, but the marker says its the wife of G.B. McKinney born in…

  • Fall Creek Falls,  Georgia Campgrounds

    Fall Creek Falls State Park – TN

    06.14.19-06.16.19 Fall Creek Falls State Park is located in Spencer, Tennessee towards the eastern side of Cumberland Plateau. Known for its 256-ft tall waterfall and swimming holes, this is one of the most popular state parks in Tennessee. The campground has a lot to offer beyond is 222 campsites and 30 cabins. Other amenities include an 18-hole golf course, nature center, canopy challenge course, pool, snack shack, and general store. The entire state park is made up of 26,000 acres and there is not much beyond that. Keep in mind that it is about a 30 minute drive to the closest gas station. The campground is frequently booked up, one…