The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
– Ray Charles
With the beautiful fall weather in full swing, a great place to head to is Atlanta, Georgia. We made our base camp at Stone Mountain Park Campground, ranked as Georgia’s #1 campground by Woodall’s.
While it is not centrally located, it does provide easy access to all that Atlanta has to offer. Better yet, your stay at the campground gives you access to the free attractions at Stone Mountain Park since you are inside the facility. You can read more about Stone Mountain Park through our post here.
Boasting over 400 sites, this is a large campground. The sites range from basic tent sites all the way to premium sites that include cable, wireless Internet, a private deck, and a gas grill (pictured above). We did find the cable signal somewhat weak and the wireless Internet oversubscribed. If you need to use Internet during your trip I would recommend that you bring your own and not rely on the park’s Internet. Perhaps our family is just too connected.
The campground was nicely decorated and festive for the fall.
For a reasonable fee you can rent rowboats or pedal boats in the general store for use on Stone Mountain Lake. The hours of the campground general store are convenient and the staff is very helpful and friendly.
To illustrate this point, we usually keep wooden clothespins stocked to help seal out air from food bags. After finding out the general store didn’t have any, they surprised us by providing some rubber bands at no charge. This makeshift solution worked remarkably and the extra effort provided by the staff was greatly appreciated.
Despite a few short comings in the services provided, we enjoyed our stay and will be back again in the near future. We give Stone Mountain Park Campground 4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to consider this campground the next time you are in the Atlanta area.