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Old 05-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Which route Atlanta to Sylva, NC?

we will be traveling up from Florida, from I-75 South of Atlanta, we need to go to Moonshine Creek Campground (in Sylva, NC), just South of Waynesville, NC.
Should we go North of Atlanta and take I-575 / 515 / US 76, or do we go N East from Atlanta I-85 / I-985 / US23? The first route is a bit longer, but I think it will be a better route for towing the camper. We will be traveling on July 3rd & 4th. We want to overnight on the 3rd on the "leaving side" of Atlanta (whichever way we go). Any suggestions (route and/or overnight stop)?
We usually overnight on the South side of Atlanta, but I want to try and get past Atlanta for the night in order to have a shorter drive on the 4th. We could push and drive it in one day (we are leaving from N FL), but with two kids and holiday traffic, you never know how its going to go. I would rather play it safe and make it a two day drive.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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Here's what I'd do. I'd go I-75, then take I-675 just north of McDonough, then I-285 EB around to I-85N, take that to I-985, US23 like you mentioned. Being a holiday, I'd avoid downtown Atlanta like the plague. According to Google maps that way is shorter in miles and time.

https://goo.gl/maps/q7blj

As for where to stop, there's many, many options in the area along your route that look good, I've been eyeballing Old Federal COE CG for a while and looks to be a good overnight.

http://rvparkreviews.com/view_campground_review_details.php?cgid=888ģion=Ge orgia&city=Flowery-Branch&park=Old-Federal-COE

OLD FEDERAL, GA - Campground & Camping Details - ReserveAmerica - [nrso]
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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You probably want get into Old Federal over the 4th. It is more than likely booked by now.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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Really can't think of another campground on north side of Atlanta going up 985. If you find something, you need to book now.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:41 PM   #5
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Very true. I've found RV park reviews a great resource, here's the page for GA in general.

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:09 PM   #6
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Not sure on overnight locations but agree with SK on route. Spent 5 years at WCU (7 miles from sylva) and went to from Atl many times and best route for sure
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:10 AM   #7
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Should we go North of Atlanta and take I-575 / 515 / US 76, or do we go N East from Atlanta I-85 / I-985 / US23? The first route is a bit longer, but I think it will be a better route for towing the camper.
Your first route (up 575) includes one pretty large mountain with a climb from about 900' to 3,800'. I live near the start of 575 and that is the route I take to Asheville w/o the camper. I haven't taken the camper to Asheville yet, but when I do, I will go up I-985. But I am still relatively new to towing campers so maybe it can be done, but I don't want to try it.
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You might want to consider Hwy 441/129 in Macon and following that North. You will bypass Atlanta and this is 4 lane for a good part of the trip.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:12 PM   #9
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On July 3rd, rush hour is going to start about noon and last until they clear off all the wrecks that'll happen. I say get an early a start as you can and you might be better off staying on the south side of town Thursday night and heading out earlier in the morning on Friday the 4th.

I think if you take the 75/575 route you are going to hit a bit of 2lane road for a bit before you get into NC, so, in your case, I'd go up 85/985.
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X2 on the 441 route. I live outside of Athens and we take Hwy 441 up that way several times a year. It is 4 lane and an easy drive. I will do just about anything to avoid Atlanta.
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