Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2014, 11:57 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
My father said the same thing and I started to worry about that drive east of Chattanooga being too white knuckle to enjoy pulling my 30
__________________

__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 02:44 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
Tincampers's Avatar
 
2006 22' Interstate
Sneedville , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,228
Now, as far as places to eat. Once you have dropped off the trailer and it is time for lunch, time your arrival at Turners Corner for a delightful meal while sitting above the babbling creek. Turners Corner is at the junction of 19/129 and route 11. Leaving the park you turn right and head for Neel Gap. At the pass is an interesting spot if you are curious about the Appalachian Trail. The AT makes it way across the road and there is an establishment called Mountain Crossing which sells all manner of hiking gear and other related items. The trail actually passes through the building and is the only spot along the entirety of the trail where it does. Continue on past the top of the mountain and down, down, down to the bottom of the hill. Hwy 11 will continue straight and 19 will turn to the right. Turners Corner Cafe is at this juncture. Once you have had your fill you can take 19 on into Dahlonega or 11 via 75a way to Helen. Both are equally worthy of the time while Helen is more touristy. Should you decide to visit Helen, return back to 75a as you came but look for the right turn to 348. This road will start you back towards your campsite via the Richard B Russell Scenic Highway. You will cross the AT once again and come close to it as you pass over Hog Pen Gap. At the stop sign turn left and go a short distance to a second stop sign and turn left again heading back to VSP. There is an Italian place there in Blairsville that has had good food in the past as well as excellent coffee and dessert. It is located next to the Best Western Motel on the main stretch.
__________________

__________________
Tincampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 04:40 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Excellent info - much appreciated!!
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 05:50 PM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
Coaster's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Saint Augustine , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 66
Look at Carter's lake it's 70 miles north of Atlanta near elijay and blue ridge very nice you reserve a site and see a picture of each site . Hope you have a great trip
__________________
Coaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 10:41 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
We are all packed and ready to roll in the morning bright and early

Packing without kids is much easier!!
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 11:22 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
2009 27' FB International
Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 28
If you go to Helen definitely should check out Top of Ga Airstream park if you haven't already. It's a few mile N of Helen. Vogel is clearly a better experience, but TOG is worth considering another time.
__________________
Soul Food II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 03:56 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Got a wonderful spot!! #20 - really secluded

Question - is it really good etiquette or against rules to have another party check in for you hours before you get there and put up a chair in your spot with your name?

What exactly does or "should" first come first serve" mean?

Acing a blast so far - hiked around the lake - had lunch in the AS - sitting under awning watching a bit of heavy rainfall
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Silver Otter's Avatar

 
2011 31' Classic
Nellysford , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 979
Images: 6
Blog Entries: 1
Pharm - Blessings to you both. See you again at Topsail for CanO?
__________________
Greg and Linda Heuer
2011 31' Classic Ltd. - The Silver Otter III
2013 GMC Denali 2500HD 6.6 DuraMax
TAC VA-18 | WBAC 1927 - Shen. Valley Unit 149 | AIR 53869
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gheuer
Silver Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 11:49 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Yup
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 12:55 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
Aviator's Avatar

 
1997 34' Limited
1970 27' Overlander
South of Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,655
Images: 2
When our unit holds rallies at SP's we will often have an early arriver check us all in so that we can camp close to each other. It never crossed my mind that might be viewed as less than good behavior. I hope you will join some of our Southeastern Camping Unit rallies if they fit your schedule. Falluminum will be in October just up the road from where you are in Hiawassee, GA at the GA Mountain Campground on the lake.
__________________
Craig and Carol
1997 34' Excella 1000
1970 27' Overlander, International
2009 Ford F150 5.4L
ProPride hitch with 1400# bars

AIR 41028
TAC GA-8
WBCCI 10199
Past President Southeastern Camping Unit (12)
Aviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
Tincampers's Avatar
 
2006 22' Interstate
Sneedville , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,228
So, how was the drive up there? Any issues?
__________________
Tincampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 01:09 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
No - the drive was great - only issue was a minor detour through the road in I think Gadsden but no problem

We stopped for gas once, stopped at Walmart for a few items we forgot and are lunch in the AS at that point - all in all 6 hours flat including 30 min in Walmart getting crap

Thanks so much for all the advice

Connection is terrible - no photos yet
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 01:10 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1402769390.123090.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	996.5 KB
ID:	214207
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 01:45 PM   #28
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
The park entrance was tiny -

I was like "wait - huh!? Is this like a back road or maintenance entrance?!"

Getting around in the CG roads was a bit tight as well - we got in our spot nice even with a tree obstacle making it pretty tight of a park

Such a beautiful park - just got back from hike around bear hair loop and saw the park overlook - trees over grew the overlook mostly - beautiful hike - saw the biggest moth I've seen as well - no bear sightings
__________________

__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fort Wilderness Logistics moosetags On The Road... 16 01-28-2014 05:08 PM
National Park Campground Recommendations DrPlay On The Road... 11 11-04-2008 06:58 PM
Lake Tahoe RV Park/Campground Recommendations fisersA/S1 On The Road... 10 06-21-2007 10:04 AM
San Antonio RV Park Recommendations? J&C On The Road... 7 05-16-2004 02:56 PM
Brand new to this; need logistics advice 4521red Our Community 21 01-01-2003 10:07 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.