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Review of Etowah River Campground

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Etowah River Campground
Jonesboro, GA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not a Good Choice”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 trailers and it is also a frequent weekend hangout for locals. One local kid allowed to roam free took things from our site while we were away. Best thing about this campground is the 911 Lumpkin County Operator and Sheriff department personnel who responded quickly and courteously to our request for help with a loud and vulgar domestic dispute a few sites down. The campground owner never responded to our call nor followed up afterwards.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank DeeDeeJonesboro_GA
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Harrison, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 morning hours. Grass high, muddy, gravel roads washing out with deep ruts. Did not feel safe camping there. Whoever owns this property needs to make a surprise visit!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank cheerfulsalute
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Fayetteville, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 barking dogs that barked all night and no one did anything about it. We actually forfeited 2 nights worth of money just to go somewhere else to get some peace. Long term trouble makers have a clear priority over short term campers.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank luvabargain08
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

The first thing to greet us was someone shouting and swearing at a stray dog which he then proceeded to shoot at with an air gun. We found the place to be very run down with many unkempt permanent camp sites. The bathrooms were far away from our site and dirty. There was also a drunk homeless man living under a tree who was very intrusive. It was a pretty setting on the river but we left without staying the night!

Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank 100LoveToTravel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

We love this place, we have traveled all over the south and this is by far our favorite place. the owners are awesome , friendly and fun. the showers were clean and the grass was cut. there is plenty of space between RV sites with full hook-ups. The campground is on the etowah river and kept very clean. I would recommend this place and if we are ever in Georgia we will stay here again. Came for a week-end stayed for a month. Love it!! We stayed in a motorhome.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OnTheRoadJodie
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

I would not recommend this campground for a fun camping experience. It was really run down, some of the grass had just been cut, but it needed a lot more work. No campsite privacy. A path down between campsites would be a good idea. Bathhouse was a bit far away, but it wasn't too much of an inconvenience. We had electricity, but there was poison oak growing on the trees all around it. No good places for your tent; loud music, people, and fireworks past midnight; swarms of flies everywhere.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank mom2101
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athens georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

This campground has been run down. If it was ever a nice place to stay it is NOT now. We rode through and kept going. There are many people who are obviously living here permanently. It is like a camper trailer-park. PLEASE don't waste your time.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank funwithkids89
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Property: Etowah River Campground
Address: 437 Rider Mill Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533-4315
Region: United States > Georgia > Dahlonega
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Dahlonega
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 62
Also Known As:
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