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Etowah River Campground

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Macon, Georgia
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. The campgrounds were clean and well kept. The bathrooms were older, but were clean. Soap and toilet paper were regularly replinished. It rained most of the time we were there - the roads do get quite muddy.

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3Thank mamalirpa
Harrison, TN
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Scenic and tranquil. We used to camp here for years. Last year we swore we wowouldn't return due to the filth and loud drunken brawls we witnessed. Previous owner is now gone. Campground is now clean and quiet. Grass mowed and tidy bathrooms. We plan on resuming our monthly camping trips to this beautiful campground. We plan to contact all...

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5Thank cheerfulsalute
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Camped at this campground for 3 nights during Labor Day weekend. If you love the outdoors you will love this place. We picked lot 6 which is a short distance walk to the river. It is a nice, relaxing and remote location. The campground is only 7-10 minutes from the university of north Georgia Dalohnega campus. It is very rustic...

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4Thank Lissette H
Johns Creek, Georgia
Reviewed 14 April 2014

If you are a camper that loves the 'KOA Experience' of graveled tent pads and falling asleep to the roar of a thousand RV air conditioners, this is NOT the campground for you. A friend and I spent Saturday night at Etowah River before kayaking the river on Sunday. We were in the primitive tent section and I think that...

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5Thank j h
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The worst campground I ever stayed at. Owner intoxicated and dirty looking. bathrooms disgusting. Many intoxicated people loud and fighting. I would never stay there with small children. We should have been paid to stay there.

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11Thank lydia b
Suches, Georgia
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

the worst campground we've ever stayed in. we waited 30 minutes at the office to be checked in & when no one appeared we found our own sight. the highly intoxicated owner showed up a few hours later to collect our money. cash only and no receipt. the scenery would be beautiful if the trash wasn't overflowing & blowing into...

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7Thank mountainman266
Reviewed 21 September 2013

I camped out right on the bank of the etowah river. I had an electric outlet right beside my tent. I was able to pan all day long and was not bothered at all. There was one dog that roamed around the campground and he was a very nice blue eyed dog and for a few hot dogs he would...

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1Thank Goldpan_Rockhound
Jonesboro, GA
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Not the right choice for familes, especially with kids. Bathroom facility is a long walk from most campsites, not very clean and not always stocked. Extremely noisy at night with dogs barking and 4-wheelers running up and down the road till late into the night. Our water/electric had to be shared by at least three campsites. There are permanently parked...

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6Thank DeeDeeJonesboro_GA
Harrison, TN
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Great location and natural beauty totally spoiled by long term travel trailers in unkempt sites. Manager obviously under the influence of alcohol (at the very least!) when encountered during our 3 day stay. Numerous dogs run freely and dog feces everywhere. Bathrooms filthy with dried feces on rim/seats. Shower curtains half torn down. Loud drum playing and traffic until early...

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6Thank cheerfulsalute
Fayetteville, Georgia
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We came to this campground expecting to have a great, peaceful 3 nights. Instead, we got a nightmare. The manager came to the check-in reeking of alcohol. The grass had not been cut in quite awhile. The bathrooms were nasty! We had to listen to a blaring radio play late into the night. The worst of it all was the...

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Address: 437 Rider Mill Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533-4315
Region: United States > Georgia > Dahlonega
Price Range: RM66 - RM111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 62
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“This is not a hotel - it is a campground!!”
 of 5 bubbles gailc218, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Primitive camp sites "on the beach" are very nice. Close to the playground and fairly removed from the RV sites.”
 of 5 bubbles 870jh, 13 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Wish i had read the real reviews before going here!”
 of 5 bubbles Taco221, 1 Apr 2012 | Read review
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