Saturday, April 27, 2019

Cotton Hill Corp of Engineers Campground - Ft. Gaines, GA

We left Saturday, April 20 for the start of our epic journey to Alaska.  As we traveled up I-75
we ran into wind advisories, of up to 35 mph which were brutal. At the Georgia border we stopped at the visitor center and David grabbed a map for the Georgia 37, the map would take us down two lane highways and through a lot of small towns.  Which was fine to us. We got off on exit 37, but should have gotten off at exit 39. So, we wondered for a while until we got to Highway 37. Got lost again, still wondered until we got back onto the correct road to Cotton Hill Campground.
Cotton Hill Campground is located in Ft. Gaines, GA on the the Walter F. George Lake (gps:31.73093033, -84.96646881) it is a US Army Corps of Engineers Park.  There are 101 sites (91 with full hook-up (water, electric & sewer) and 10 primitive sites with electric and group water). The sites are fairly large and shaded with each site having a fire pit, picnic table and grill.  Each site has a paved pad area for your rig and a large gravel picnic area. There are three loops with most sites having water access. One loop is situated by the beach area with view and easy walking access to the beach.

There are numerous restrooms and showers (showers are outdated, (but then so am I) but very clean. Numerous laundry areas, and a dump station with dumpsters for trash. There are some easy hiking trails with plenty of wild life to see.



Some of the sites are steep to get into (as you can see just the roof of our Solaire).  So if your RV is low to the ground you might want to verify with the park about how steep the incline is to your specific site.
We have a beautiful view of the lake.  As I sit at the
picnic table and look out at the lake it looks like glass.
I can see the Osprey Falcon nest sitting in a cypress
tree just above the water.


On our first night here we were greeted by our Canadian neighbors.

We went through downtown Ft. Gaines, which still has some of the old parts of the country town feel.  I grew up in farm country, where our downtown areas were no more than 4 blocks long. This had that feel.







We also went over to the Walter F. George lock & dam.
 
This is a must stay at park. We give this park 5 stars.

Website is:
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232559




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