Choosing the perfect campground can be a daunting task, especially as RV’ing and camping becomes more and more popular. Our options for camping used to be state and municipal parks, with the exception of a private campground here and there. Today, we still have our state and municipal campgrounds, but private campgrounds have morphed into RV Campgrounds, RV Resorts, rig-specific campgrounds and campgrounds dedicated solely to our children and even our pets!
Before the “Artic Blast” that has swept the South this month, we had the opportunity to spend several days at the Stone Mountain Park Campground with our travel trailer. It was a bit of a staycation and a quick trip as it is about a 45 minute drive from our home – a jaunt that isn’t overwhelming and proves to be quite comfortable as we are highly familiar with the area and can get around quite easily. The Stone Mountain Park Campground (and the park for that matter) is located in Stone Mountain, GA, about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 1.5 hours from Athens which is a great stopping point for those visiting in and around Georgia. If you haven’t been to Stone Mountain before, it’s a must-see for anyone with a remote interest in history and/or the outdoors.
Overall Grade of the Stone Mountain Park Campground: Thumbs Up
Several weekends ago, we had the opportunity to camp with friends who rented a cabin at the Jellystone Park Bremen next to our camping space. Camping at a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Bremen brought back so many memories for me! Not that I camped at any of the parks when I was kid, but I have fond memories of watching Yogi Bear cartoons on Saturday morning with my parents and picking out merchandise at my local Warner Brothers. Jim and I have introduced Bryce to the old cartoons and have fostered a fondness of the bears and Mr. Ranger in him. It only seems fitting that we camp at Jellystone Parks when we get the chance.
Overall Grade of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Bremen Campground: Thumbs Up
The Travelers Rest KOA campground, also known as the Travelers Rest/N. Greenville KOA Campground was a welcome retreat just outside of Greenville, South Carolina. We stayed two nights at the campground and not only enjoyed the activities at the campground, like ceramics painting, but also toured Downtown Greenville and took Mr. B to the Curious George Exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum.