Saturday, July 12, 2014

Best Camping Locations in Morrow, Georgia: Guide to Local Locales

by A.L. Woods, Staff Writer

Looking to create a new, or revive an old, happy camping memory and you live local to the Morrow, Georgia area? Here are three of the best camping locations where you can make your dreams come true. Most important of all, these areas are all within an hour's drive from Morrow, are located near major outdoor recreational venues, and report majority positive camper experiences.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your camping gear and let's get started!

Stone Mountain Campground
Location: 4003 Stonewall Jackson Dr; Stone Mountain Park; Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: (770) 498-5710
Hours: Registration/check-in before 11:00pm.
Atmosphere: Cozy, well maintained. Great facilities and staff. Great view of the lake.
Parking or Public Transportation: Automobile and RV parking available.
What It's Known For: Historic Stone Mountain.
Why Locals Like It: Family friendly, many amenities.
Neighborhood Information: City of Stone Mountain
Additional Information: Stone Mountain Park

Shady Grove Campground
Location: 7800 Shadburn Ferry Rd; Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 205-6849
Hours: 7:00am-10:00pm
Atmosphere: Clean. Numerous wooded camp sites. Great lake views. Excellent facilities.
Parking or Public Transportation: Available for automobiles, RV's, and boat trailers.
What It's Known For: Located near Lake Lanier.
Why Locals Like It: Many amenities, including a boat dock and beach.
Neighborhood Information: City of Cumming
Additional Information: Shady Grove Campground

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Visitor Center
Location: 425 Bobwhite Way; Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: (770) 254-7271
Hours: 7:00am-10:00pm
Atmosphere: Recent reviews on this one are mixed, with most reviews leaning to the positive side. Majority report campground to be clean and well maintained while a few state just the opposite. Negative reviews are consistent in that they reflect that the success of their camper experience is tied in to just where they actually camp out in the park. Family friendly. Nice personnel.
Parking or Public Transportation: Available for automobiles and RV's.
What It's Known For: Situated on the Chattahoochee River.
Why Locals Like It: Great for boating, camping, and fishing. Lots of activities. One of Georgia's largest state parks.
Neighborhood Information: City of Newnan
Additional Information: Chattahoochee Bend State Park

All in all, if camping's your thing, at least one of these sites should be more than adequate to fit your needs and more than probably you'll have a great camper experience. Regardless of whether you're camping with family or friends, each campground offers a variety of woodland adventures and activities for your fun and enjoyment.

Happy camping!

[Originally published on Yahoo! Voices on 05/20/2014.]