• Friends of Fort Mountain State Park
    Fort Mountain State Park,  Georgia Campgrounds

    Fort Mountain State Park – 13

    10.27.23-10.29.23 Halloween festivities and peak fall colors in the North Georgia mountains made for a perfect weekend! The volunteer organization, Friends of Fort Mountain State Park hosted Halloween festivities the weekend before Halloween. This was their second time hosting the event at the park and hopefully it will grow each year. The event was promoted through Facebook and the volunteers even reached out by phone to let campers with reservations know what was happening. We participated by decorating our campsite, taking our kids trick or treating, passing out candy at our site, and enjoying the hayride. The hayride was $20 per family or $5 per person. The Friends of Fort…

  • Huntington Beach State Park, SC
    Huntington Beach State Park,  South Carolina Campgrounds

    Huntington Beach State Park – 61 & 59

    7.01.23-07.09.23 Scored a cancellation at our favorite beach campground about two months from the time of the trip. Stay tuned to see how I did that.  Huntington Beach State Park is located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. We previously camped at this state park three times and both of us grew up visiting this beach with family. The campground has 173 campsites, 66 of which are full hook-up with sewer connection. Both the north and south campgrounds have short walks to the ocean. The entire park offers 2500 acres of wildlife and the beach extends for three miles. If you follow us on social media you know that we picked up a…

  • General Coffee State Park lake
    General Coffee State Park,  Georgia Campgrounds

    General Coffee State Park

    02.17.23-02.19-23 Checked off another state park on our way down to Florida. General Coffee State Park is located in Nichols, Georgia and while it seems to be the middle of nowhere, the park has a lot to offer. The main attraction is the farm where we saw donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, and a horse. The park is about 1500 acres in total with a four-acre lake in the middle. Sleeping accommodations include four cottages, 50 campsites, four equestrian campsites, and ten dry camping sites. There are multiple playgrounds throughout the state park and about 13 miles of equestrian trails.   There are two campground loops; in our opinion…

  • Unicoi State Park and Lodge
    Georgia Campgrounds,  Unicoi State Park & Lodge

    Unicoi State Park & Lodge

    11.23.22-11.27.22 Looking for a state park campground that offers a full restaurant? That’s just what we had in mind when looking for openings for Thanksgiving 2022.  Originally we had booked in Pigeon Forge, but decided to save some money and pick up a cancellation closer to home. Since this was going to be longer than just a weekend trip, we were able to look further into North Georgia.  Unicoi State Park and Lodge is located in Helen, GA. North Georgia is known for its beautiful mountain landscape and Unicoi does not disappoint. Lake Unicoi has a beautiful backdrop of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The state park is known for its…

  • Fort Mountain State Park
    Fort Mountain State Park,  Georgia Campgrounds

    Fort Mountain State Park – 15

    10.14.22-10.16.22 Fort Mountain State Park is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia. The park’s main attraction is the epic overlooks with views of the North Georgia mountains. At the top of the mountain hikers will find a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, open for tours on the weekends. The drive up the mountain has quite a few curves, but our truck did great.  The park includes a 17-acre lake with paddle boats to rent in the summer, a sand beach, and a putt-putt course. The State Park offers a fully stocked visitors center with plenty of ice and firewood. No cell service at this…