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Old 06-21-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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Where to go Labor Day in SE

Where is everyone going over the Labor Day week end in the SE? We live in the Metro Atlanta area and have boys ages 6 & 9, need activities for them, needs to be dog friendly, and don't want to go too far. Any suggestions?
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What is to far?

Depends on what to far is and how much of the activity you are willing to provide...
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Harrison Bay State Park in Chattanooga is a great campground for kids. So is Fall Creek Falls State Park. Another one is Red Top Mtn.
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We were planning on trying Falls Creek State Park when we go back to Cookville to have additional awnings installed in a few weeks. I have been to Red Top Mountain (by car) once before and not sure if I can navigate the entrance road with the AS in tow.
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I've pulled my 31 footer into Red Top. They have some nice pull through sites. But the sites on the water tend to be smaller in size. Good hiking trails and I have always seen lots of deer here.

You will like Fall Creek Falls. There's lots for the kids to do including paddle boats and fishing on the lake. Two more good places are Cloudland Canyon State Park on Lookout Mtn. or DeSoto Falls State Park in Mentone, AL.

I wanna go camping noooowwwww!!!!!!
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where to go Labor day in SE

If you are a WBCCI member, have you tried Top of Georgia, in Helen? No reservations needed, full hookups, $7/night, only about 2 hours from Atlanta. Kids would love tubing down the "Hooch". Great fun. Other sights to see and do too.
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Hi,
If you don`t like the Top of GA or Falls Creek Falls you could try GA Vetrans State Park in Cordele,GA or FDR state park near pine mountain.You will need to make reservations soon though. Also I have heard Topsail Hill statepark in the Destin area is very nice and we are going there in a few weeks for vacation. Topsail also has full hookups so I will find out soon if I like it.If you like the mountains and have not been to the Top of GA that would be a good place to go as some one has already mentioned there is tubing on the Hooch and hiking trails in various places and Brasstown Bald Mountain just above the TOG park. Good Luck Davis
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If you haven't been to FDR its terrific! We just were there about two weeks ago. The pool across the road is beautiful, and you can drive over to the wild animal safari park nearby for the boys. My 13 year old loved it.
We'd meet ya there but just sold our Airstream and now looking for another. So not sure what I will be campin' in.
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we'll be at Lake Wedowee in Al. that wekend...lots of boating,
lake and pool swimming, fishing, ect. Not sure, but there mightbe an extra site or 2 if anyone else wants to go.
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I've pulled my 31 footer into Red Top. They have some nice pull through sites. But the sites on the water tend to be smaller in size. Good hiking trails and I have always seen lots of deer here.
Don't mention deer to me!!!!!!!!!
We went to FDR State Park last week end for our second camping trip in our brand new '06 Safari (haven't even mailed the first payment yet) and about a mile before the turn off of Hwy. 85 just south of Warm Springs, GA two deer were beside the road. I blew the horn and crossed the yellow line and just as I passed, one of them charged across the road right into the curb side corner of my, did I say, brand new Airstream!!!!!!!!!! Crushed the stone guard and the lower quarter panel behind it. It made me sick. Killed the deer and the rest of the week end. So I think I may pass on Red Top Mountain for that reason alone. In mid-July I now have an un-planned trip to Jackson Center for repairs.

Alan, I can't believe you sold your beautiful motorhome. You put so much hard work into it. Why?
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Well sorry to hear about the deer! And the Trailer! Maybe a park on Hartwell would be better, we did not see any deer there. Went to both the SC and GA parks there, both were nice. The fishing at the GA park was better for the kids.
As for the motorhome, its just time for me to move on. Enjoyed the heck out of it for 5 years though.
Looking for a trailer now, if you know of one prefer a 27-32 footer.
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Don't mention deer to me!!!!!!!!!
............two deer were beside the road. I blew the horn and crossed the yellow line and just as I passed, one of them charged across the road right into the curb side corner of my, did I say, brand new Airstream!!!!!!!!!! Crushed the stone guard and the lower quarter panel behind it.........
Sounds like you racked up some damage from that
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Sounds like you racked up some damage from that
Actually, I could tell in the dim light of the twillight and my headlights that it was a doe or a young buck with just points. However, when we were traveling home on Sunday, we saw the deer laying in the ditch and someone had removed the head, so it could have been the second deer that wasn't moving as we approached that I had less of a view of. Either way, I was not "a happy camper!"
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See the photo below to see what a running deer can do to an Airstream at approximately 50 mph at dusk. The damage goes all the way through the stone guard and into the quarter panel. Jackson Center here we come.
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