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 a more beautiful slice of Earth on a fine spring morning (within walking distance of a flush toilet) would be hard to find. The campground was clean and looked to have been freshly mowed ... in fairly good condition for an older property. The only nits to pick were that the roads could use a couple of loads of gravel and the women's toilet ran out of toilet paper on Sunday morning. That being said, this is a mixed environment with maybe 20% of the spaces (away from the tent and prime RV areas) being used by long-term RV residents who act very at home at the property. If you aren't used to 'country folk', you may find the place a bit more Duck Dynasty than you are used to. There are dogs, there are kids on bikes, there may even be a Saturday afternoon jam session. Like I said, this is not KOA but if you are looking for a very beautiful, fun and laid-back environment then this may be the place for you.
- Also Known As:
- Etowah River Campground Hotel Dahlonega