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Old 01-21-2018, 06:34 AM   #1
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Overnight near Atlanta, GA ?

Good morning all

We are starting to plan our annual Fall trip from Florida to the Smokies.
This year, we have an added day, so we're thinking of throwing in an extra stop to make it a more leisurely trip.

Can anyone recommend a good overnight stop, somewhere around (but not in) Atlanta? We'll be traveling I75, so a CG not too far off the route would be good.
We have a 19XUD, a hybrid TT, so we don't need a big space or a pull-through, a basic hookup will be good.

We had a very disappointing experience at a KOA in the area, last year, so any recommendations would be very welcome.

Thanks
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:40 AM   #2
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We usually go from the Smokies through Greenville and Athens and by pass Atlanta. Probably too soon for you but the Veterans Campground near Cordele is beautiful and quiet.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:53 AM   #3
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There is a KOA right off I-75 a few miles South of Cordele. Also Fair Harbor CG in Perry is right off the highway. There is another KOA in Forsyth. All make for a nice overnight stop and we've used each numerous times. Forsyth is the closest to Atlanta.

There really isn't much else in that area close to I-75 that we ever saw and we've traveled that route for many years.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:20 PM   #4
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We are heading there in 2 weeks and a very highly rated campground just past Atlanta in Elko, GA

Twin Oaks RV Park
305 Highway 26 East
Elko, GA 31025
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:10 PM   #5
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A couple of state parks aren’t too far off 75. High Falls and Indian Springs are about 45 minutes south of Atl. About the same distance past Atl is Red top mountain. I haven’t stayed at any of them so I can’t comment on that. There are also COE campgrounds around Lake Alatoona.
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:07 AM   #6
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We really like Stone Mountain. It's about 25 - 30 minutes east of Atlanta, not too far off I-285.

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Old 01-22-2018, 11:35 AM   #7
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X2 for Stone Mountain. If you're going to make a day of the stop over, this is the place to go. Campground itself needs some renovation. But the location is awesome and there is tons to do at Stone Mountain Park. As mention, it's a little off of I75. So if you're looking for something right on the interstate, find a different option.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:45 PM   #8
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Stone Mnt would get my vote as well if you are going to make a day of it. The State parks I listed above wouldn't be a bad option for an overnight stop right past or before Atlanta to help you avoid either rush hour. Only bad thing is reservations. If I remember correctly it is a 2 night min on reservations but if you call the park the day of and if any spots are available you can get just one night. I never stayed at any of them but I don't think they are in the top as far as camping popularity goes. Growing up the ones south of ATL were a big local destination for picnics and other day activities.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:21 PM   #9
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There is a KOA just west of I-75 in Tifton (60m north of FL line). Reed Bingham SP 7 miles west of Adel (MP 39). Also a campground ( cannot remember name) at Lake Park (exit 5) next to Camping World. All have full hookups.

Also all GA state parks have senior discounts for camping and on site purchases.
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Also a campground ( cannot remember name) at Lake Park (exit 5) next to Camping World.
That is now owned by Camping World.
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