McKinney Campground – Acworth, GA
This campground is absolutely wonderful! The property is clean and beautiful. The location is convenient, off I-75 in Georgia, North of Atlanta. I was pleasantly surprised to see the deer. All sites have water and 30 or 50 amp electric. Bathrooms are clean. Many sites for larger motorhomes. Several pull-throughs.
The variety of sites with 150 to choose from and almost 2/3 are reservable online at www.recreation.gov or by telephone. They also have walk-up sites that you can get the day you want to camp. Great care has been taken on the grounds. For us, we were glad to see that the gate locked at 10:30 pm during the summer which made us feel safer. Many campgrounds have no gate.
The four campground attendants we met in June 2008 were both professional and courteous. However, they do ask that you follow the guidelines and rules of the Corps that are printed on the back of the green map. While we were at the window checking in, there were customers who were very rude to the attendants who were trying their best to explain “Please park your car behind the other customers and come up to the front window to register.” Many wanted to argue and insist they didn’t need a parking pass and could just drive through to tour the park or visit their friends. I now understand why I have seen poor reviews of this campground. The campers don’t want to follow the rules. They want their dogs off the leash, park anywhere, stay after visiting hours, and not stand in line. And still, it was one of the best campgrounds we have ever visited.
Atlanta, GA is nearby; a day trip to Tennessee; and many small historic towns nearby.
Overall, once we got to our site and began to camp, we had a great time.