Before we focus on getting up to the Great Lakes for the summer, we are attending a molded-fiberglass camper rally in Hiawassee, Georgia. Last month we made reservations for the rally at Riverbed RV Park – with an arrival date of May 19th.
Well, we moved faster than expected and pulled into Hiawassee on Monday the 16th with no reservations! Like so often before, Passport America came through with a great deal! We found Long Ridge Campground, a quaint creek-side park that offers full hook-ups for $15/night.
Here’s the breakdown:
Location: Hiawasse, Georgia
GPS: 34.92645, -83.77849
Price: $15/night with the Passport America discount – the site had full hookups.
Date/Temp: We camped here for 3 nights in mid May. The highs were in the low 80s, and the lows we’re in the high 50s.
Amenities: The park offers a rustic setting in the north Georgia mountains. There’s a catch & release fishing pond and a creek running through the grounds. The park also provides a bathroom/shower building. Its small and outhouse-ish, but very clean. They have a general store and sell firewood for $3.50 a bundle.
Noise: This is one of the quietest campgrounds we’ve visited. The clientele here seems to be very respectful and chill.
Wifi/Cell: Free wifi is provided and it works impressively well. We uploaded videos to YouTube, streamed music & movies, and did typical web browsing with no interruptions. Our AT&T service was strong and fast, but our T-Mobile has been very weak in this area.
Grocery/Errands: Downtown Hiawassee is about 4 miles from camp. It’s a good sized town with multiple grocers, hardware stores, a post office, and a huge produce stand. We were able to take care of our errands quickly and easily.
Dog Friendly: The campground welcomes well behaved dogs with responsible owners. Its a nice park for walking dogs, as its spread out, has elevation changes, and a creek they can play in.
Entertainment: There’s plenty to do in Hiawassee and the surrounding area. We visited the Bravarian town of Helen (20 miles away) and hiked on the Appalachian Trail during our stay at Long Ridge Campground. Check out the video below!
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