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Old 06-01-2011, 09:07 AM   #1
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We are new to the camping world and have not had the opportunity to visit the mountains of northeast Georgia. We prefer campsites that are wooded and have some privacy. I also would like a site with a stream next to it for cooling off and maybe catch a few fish. Any recommendations ????

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Old 06-01-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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We are new to the camping world and have not had the opportunity to visit the mountains of northeast Georgia. We prefer campsites that are wooded and have some privacy. I also would like a site with a stream next to it for cooling off and maybe catch a few fish. Any recommendations ????

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Try Lake Harwell. I am partial to that lake since I live on it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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Red Top Mountain

Red Top Mountain State Park is just North of Atlanta. Sites are in among many trees and it sits on a lake. Very pretty.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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NE Georgia campgrounds

There are many gampgrounds in Northeast Georgia...state, federal and private. There are several TVA lakes...Burton, Rabun,Seed, Chatuge to name a few and each one of these lakes has campgrounds of all types. The state campgrounds most always have electricty and water hookups and some have cable and all have dump stations...you will have to go the Georgia State Park website and check. The private campgrounds I have used have water, electricity, individual sewer hookups, cable and wifi. Some of the federal campsites have water and electricity and maybe a bath house and toilets. Here again you need to check.
We are headed out tomorrow for Bald Mountain Campground in Hiawassee, GA. It's about as far north in Georgia as you can get...just on the NC border.
As far as fishing goes, all these aforementioned lakes are very old and abundant in fish....the catching is up to you

PP says that that Lake Hartwell is good...it is great. There are 3 lakes on the Georgia/South Carolina border...Hartwell, Russell and Strom Thurmond.
All these lakes have many campsites and the state parks have campsites directly at the water's edge. Go to the Georgia State Parks website and check 'em out....

Don't know if you're from Georgia but if you fish for trout you will have to have a "trout stamp" in addition to your fishing license.

Hope this helps and happy camping!!!!!!!!!
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I lived in Georgia for 23 years and there are plenty of good campgrounds in the mountains. Check around Young Harris, Georgia as well. Helen, Georgia is a neat place to visit, whole community is like an old German Bavarian village.
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Red Top Mountain State Park is just North of Atlanta. Sites are in among many trees and it sits on a lake. Very pretty.
We stayed at Red Top the last time thru and really enjoyed the park. But did not enjoy the afternoon drive thru Atlanta.
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Besides those mentioned, you might consider Moccasin Creek State Park. A nice park, though sites are a bit small; but it is very close to many of the neat things to see and do in North Georgia.
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Just stayed at Creekwood RV Resort outside of Helen Ga and it was wonderful.
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If you want to be on a mountain, try Fort Mountain State Park in the northern part of Georgia. A few miles from Dalton, the carpet capital of the world. Be prepared to pull your rig up a mountain! Check it out on the Georgia State Parks website. If you like to ride motorcycles, there are plenty of curvy roads to choose from.
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Not sure how far north in Georgia you want to go, but we have enjoyed tent camping at Shady Grove Campground a little north of Cumming. It is on Lake Lanier, so obviously not a stream, but there are fish in it!

Not necessarily way away from civilization but a very nice and relatively quiet campground. Go to the Forsyth County Georgia website and go to the Parks and Rec section for more info.
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