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Old 12-27-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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Want to visit Top of Georgia AS Park

We are in Newport, TN wanting to go to Helen, GA. The route would take us thru the Smokies, Nantahala Natl Forest.. I40 then onto US 23/74W. This is about 150 miles thru the mtns.

Is this doable with a 28 AS?
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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Yes. Not a problem although pretty curvy in places as you get close to Helen. I've done it with my 30'. Beautiful drive.



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i did it with my 25. No problem other than some short but relatively steep <6%?? grades. I pulled them in my F150 5.4L 3.73 with no problems other than slow going in a couple of places.

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Old 12-27-2014, 08:39 AM   #4
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We have a long bed truck and the trailer but sounds beautiful. Just gonna take our time and enjoy.

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Old 12-27-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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No problem, dozens of 18 wheelers make the run every day. They all go right past TOG. It is worth the trip. It is a nicely laid out park in a very beautiful area. Helen is a neat little touristy German town. I was there this past Octoberfest on the way to Fallaluminum and had a great time.
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Stay at the Top Of Georgia Airstream Park while you are there, full hook up and they have wi-fi and cable tv. Several places and things to do in the area, you and Jack will love it.-----Bill&Peggy.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:28 PM   #7
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If you are going up to Top Of Georgia AS Park from Helen it is a nice drive. You just need to know that the driveway is on the left and you will need to cross the opposite lane to enter. Go slow because if you miss the driveway it will be some time before you can turn around, and if you get turned around and head downhill the turn into the drive can be a problem.
Wish I could be there one more time.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:00 AM   #8
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We are coming from the N. Read it is 7 miles N of Helen.
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We are celebrating Jan 2, 2015 at the Top of Georgia AS Park backed up to the creek. Even though it is winter it is a lovely experience to be among only AS trailers. Thanks for all the directions and it is a beautiful drive.
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We are in Newport, TN wanting to go to Helen, GA. The route would take us thru the Smokies, Nantahala Natl Forest.. I40 then onto US 23/74W. This is about 150 miles thru the mtns.

Is this doable with a 28 AS?
We are here right now! Drove through from Chattanooga up 75 to the 64-74 cutoff the thru the Oconee/Chattahoochee scenic drive. An absolute beautiful drive! Ours is a 75 Sov 31 ft. Celebrated New Year with several great people here! We are parked within 10 ft of the running stream. Open the back window at night and its a beautiful sound. Been here since Monday and will be here till likely Tues or Wed. 1291.5 miles from our driveway in Texas. Richard, the camp host now will welcome you warmly. Attached is a video with the viewsound from our door at night.
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Love the sound of the stream. It blocks the noise from the trucks going past.
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We are coming from the N. Read it is 7 miles N of Helen.
As mentioned in one of the posts above the entrance to Top of Georgia can be quite a challenge. Be sure to look at an aerial map to see exactly how much of a challenge.

Going north (as mentioned above) you have to cross oncoming traffic on a hill/curve so it's a bit of a blind spot.

From the north (the direction you've proposed) you'll almost certainly have to move into the oncoming traffic lane and make nearly a right-hand U-turn to get into the driveway.

You might want to call the park and see what they recommend.

On Edit: I just looked at Google map earth view and it's definitely a right-hand U-turn coming from the north. The park has made a wide, paved entrance/apron transitioning from the road to the their driveway but it's a challenge and there is no room for error. Drive slow and look carefully for the entrance.

Well... I see you've already made it to ToG - guess you figured it out.
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You're in our neck of the woods!

If your return home involves US64 headed back towards Cleveland, we could meet you at the Hardee's in Ducktown and touch base, if you have the time and are so inclined.

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