• McKinney Campground site 43
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    McKinney Campground – 43

    04.06.22-04.10.22 Changing your booking to what you would think is a better site in the campground doesn’t always work in your favor. We booked McKinney Campground in Acworth, GA on Lake Allatoona for Spring Break about four months ahead. The reservations for Corps of Engineer parks opens six months out and many of the sites were already booked. We have camped at McKinney Campground eight times, as it is our go-to campground, nine miles from home. To help you choose your next reservation, details and photos from all of our previous visits can be found in the McKinney Campground category. Originally we booked site 20, a back-in site that sits high…

  • Grand Design Imagine Boondocking

    Boondocking – Greensboro, GA

    03.18.22-03.20.22 Boondocking – When you camp without water, electric, and sewer hookups. Sometimes referred to as dry camping. In the six years that we have owned our camper, we made reservations and stayed at campgrounds with electrical and water hookups. This trip was our first time boondocking and everything went great with the process—we are already looking forward to the next time. Our friends from Virginia came down to Greensboro, GA for a US Sprint Enduro dirt bike race. All five family members raced during the weekend, including the three little girls. As soon as we were invited, we canceled our reservation at the state park and started researching generators. …

  • Fort Yargo State Park
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    Fort Yargo State Park

    02.18.22-02.21.22 Our family opened the 2022 camping season by checking off another state park, Fort Yargo. Three-day weekends mean we can drive a little farther and this trip took us about 2 hours east to Winder, GA. Fort Yargo State Park opened in 1954, but the log fort used to provide protection to the settlers was built in 1792. The state park is situated around a 260-acre lake that is great for jon boats, kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes. The other main attraction to the park is the 20 miles of trails for mountain biking.  Fort Yargo State Park has two campground loops, 6 yurts, and 16 cottages. In total…

  • Red Top Mountain State Park
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    Red Top Mountain State Park

    11.24.21-11.28.21 Full hook-up site for Thanksgiving was the way to go! Red Top Mountain State Park is located in Acworth, GA on Lake Allatoona. The state park is 1776 acres with 15 miles of hiking trails. Named for its red soil, the park used to be an important mining area. Red Top Mountain State Park has 93 campsites, 1 yurt, 20 cottages, and 1 pioneer campground. The state park is in the middle of renovations projects and we were impressed with the work they have done so far. They removed the putt putt course and built a unique picnic area looking down over the beach. We have never used the…

  • McKinney Campground
    Georgia Campgrounds,  Lake Allatoona Campgrounds,  McKinney Campground

    McKinney Campground – 34

    10.20.21-10.24.21 McKinney Campground COE is finally open, after two years of construction on their sewer system. Thank goodness, because this park is our go-to on Lake Allatoona. McKinney Campground is a Corps of Engineers park located on Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia. It is in close proximity to highway 75 and a great option if you need to camp somewhat close to Atlanta. McKinney Campground is the only COE campground that is open year-round on Lake Allatoona.  The campground has 150 campsites with electric and water hookups. There are not any sites with sewer hookups. McKinney has two beaches, one playground, and a boat ramp. This campground is so popular…