8 - 12 Nov 2014
SADLY I WILL LIKELY NOT RETURN. Stayed here for 4 nights while traveling to Florida. It is a BEAUTIFUL area but from what I am told I was lucky to not be there in mosquito season. The spanish moss was beautiful. The facilities are very nice and just a beautiful location. The camphost was awesome and more helpful than could be asked for at all times. There is a downside, while speaking to the camp manager I was informed that beginning in January this camp will be opened to ALL civilians with no military DoD affiliation required. This was a disturbing fact to myself and the other campers I spoke with. The campground is making a profit but apparently the powers that be decided a LARGER profit could be made by opening to the general public. Due to this fact that is why I started with I will not return. Most of the other campers I spoke with also claimed that even though they had been coming here for years they also doubt they will return. The campground is about 25 miles from Moody AFB. I hope this is a one off decision but it may just become the start of ruining military locations not located on bases. It appears to be that MWR has lost its way on what their mission is - to work for and support the military. This change eliminates the WHY active duty and retirees choose military facilities. I explored the entire facility and had a very enjoyable stay.
19 Mar 14
We stay here every time we head to Florida as it is a perfect place to stop & break up the trip for us. So easy from I-75. Beautiful setting. We knew we were going to get there after the office closed so had asked which spaces would be ours. Don't bother. They told us which space but when we were driving in toward the space it was taken! Luckily for us, one of the maintenance guys pulled up right by us & explained that there really aren't reservations, but there were 2 other pullthrus open. Whew! We were able to grab one of the pullthrus & settle in. There is a lot to do here & we want to come back to enjoy this park & all it has to offer.
J.A. left this review using the Directory software: - Very nice facility. Located close to shopping and other living needs, grocery, gas, restaurants, etc. Nice nature walk for the pups and us. People were very friendly and helpful.
December 29, 2013
Not sure what is going on here now. In years past the campground other than the spots for short term were always full. We had a reservation confirmed for site 28, on arrival found a unit on it. After some discussion we were placed on site 38. There are only 10 units in here. The 'Community Room' is only open 8:30 to 5. The WIFI seems good and the cable/satellite TV works too. Shame they are not more utilized. Rumor has it that contrary to what it says here, stays are limited to 30 days, so lots of folks have moved on to the local private campgrounds.
Dec 2 - 16, 2013
Great peaceful campground. Stop when you get to the campground. Find a site and park then go to the office. The office area is not big rig friendly. 3 miles off I-75, no gates and has a few pull through sites and numerous back-in sites. Clean bath houses and friendly staff. Was here a couple times in the summer and now in winter and it seems never more than half full. Beautiful Spanish moss hanging from the trees. So relaxing I do not seem to get personal projects done here. To us it is a great place to unwind from traveling to busy places. Good places to eat 3 miles away and grocery store, but 25 miles to Moody AFB. Will be back ever time I pass this way!
May 11-17, 2013
I like Grassy Pond, but it's quite far from the Moody AFB and Valdosta. But the staff is friendly and helpful. Sites are fine. Bathrooms are clean. Overall to me it's a 4. Added benefit...seeing my son, his wife and my grandson. Along with my son's inlaws... It's a win/win.
May 15th, 2013
This was our very first Military campground stay. It was only 3 miles off the 75, check-in was easy, had a full hook-up pull thru site for $20!!!! Called ahead for directions but could barely hear the young man working the desk, too soft spoken. This was just a one night stop on our way to the GA mountains, beautiful lake with big oak trees. Would definitely stay again!
December 18, 2012
J.H. left this review using the Directory software: - 5 sites (on L) are for short term stays and are full hook-ups/pull-thrus. Recommended that you drive to office first-and do a 180° turn back to sites. A campground map is available now, and they will take reservations.
11-13 Feb 2013
Second time at this CG and we were very pleased with it. Stayed in main camping area sites were fairly level, gravel and remained pretty dry with the half inch of rain we had. Water, sewer, power 30/50 amp, CATV and WIFI available with pretty good signal. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained, shower was barley warm when I used it but my wife said it was piping hot when she went earlier, I'd say she used all the hot water. There are a few docks on the lake and a nice concrete boat ramp. Valdosta is about 15 minutes away and the Florida state line is about 10, Moody AFB is another 10 to 15 minutes past Valdosta off I-75. Wal Mart is about 15 miles and the best place I found for fuel was Flash Foods on the east side of I-75, gas and diesel were both cheaper than competition. I will visit again.
31 Jan 2013
Only stayed one night but nice CG. Called a week prior for reservation and had no problem at all checking in. Note, you must go past the camping area to the office by the lake to check in. They have a few items in the small store at check-in and sell beer by the glass or pitcher, They also rent canoes, boats, paddle-boats, you must have a Moody AFB fishing license and well as state to fish in the lake. There is a 3 mile trail that goes around the lake and when we were on it it was well maintained. Sites are gravel, fairly flat and have 30/50 amp service, sewer, water, and limited cable television. All sites have concrete patio and picnic table, some have a freestanding grill. Bath room is across the street from main camping area but the big bath room on the main side is being worked on to serve as a community center as well and should be completed this year. Overall this is a well maintained CG and a pleasure to stay in. I will stay here again and recommend it as a good pit stop for travelers.
October 10-22, 2012
Rates are now $20.00 per night, $120.00 per week and $400.00 per month. Campground has been cleaned up since last year when we were here. All the semi-permanent residents are now gone and at this time there were only 4 RV's in the campground. There are other improvements scheduled for Grassy Pond in the coming year and a half that will improve the facility.
19 & 27 Oct 2011
D.S. left this review using the Directory software: - When all the planned updates are completed this will be a super RV stop, off IS-75. The quietest RV park I have ever found.
June 5, 2011
R.P. left this review using the Directory software: This campground is great for an overnight stop this time of year. Its clean, plenty of available sites which are spacious, gravel, and level. All the activities listed in other reviews do not happen this time of year. Office personnel were helpful. Take plenty of bug repellent with you as gnats abound.
BUGS!! This is south Georgia, but even for south Georgia, there are a LOT of bugs in the baths. This is a beautiful place though, and the 2 employees I spoke with on the phone and in person were very nice. Spaces are large and well maintained. Wifi and cable, small fenced toddle/ little kid pool, very nice docks, a few boats that appear to be available for rent, including paddle boats. Gators and snakes likely in the ponds, so I would not want to swim in those. This camp is very close to I-75 and great for a stopover, but we're thinking about a long weekend here to visit a nearby amusement park and wild animal safari. Clubhouse looks fun too, with billiard tables.
28 - 31 December 2010
The set up of the campground is probably the best we have stayed at so far. The sites are spread out so you are not on top of your neighbor and there is plenty of trees so you don't feel like you are in a parking lot like at other parks. The camp host is great and met us at check in and led us to our spot. Our spot was pretty unlevel and the fire pit was full of dirt which is fine but doesn't earn a 5 rating. The community center is nice and is maintained well by the community of campers. The snowbird community there is very nice and welcoming. The campground is conveniently located to I-75 and to Wild Adventures (amusement park/zoo). Only complaints are the lake is still down due to the Dam break but has been fixed and will hopefully be full of water soon; also we were told reservations are not accepted but when we arrived we were told that they are holding some sites (the nice ones) for snowbirds...so no reservations unless you are a regular. Other than that small stuff it is a very very nice campground with a nice staff and community and we plan to return when we can.
Nov 20 - 26, 2010
Not much has changed since our last visit. The dam had broken and was under repair so the pond was very low. My 6 yr old grandson was very disappointed that he couldn't go out in the pontoon boat. Free firewood, friendly crowd, spacious sites, and very quiet. Close to I-75 but about 25 miles from Moody AFB. Civilian stores, fuel, RV dealers, restaurants, outlet mall withing 3 miles.
May 7th to 9th, 2010
I was traveling to Florida and took a short break by stopping. I like the rustic campground feel. I had full hook-ups and was under some great trees. The gravel roads and sites did not bother me. The mosquitoes were a bother. The shower rooms and grounds were clean and the park was very quiet. I will be sure to stop here again.
Dec 5, 2009
Only spent one night, but took a good look around. This is a modern and clean recreation area. All of the staff and Steve, the host, were very friendly. They had a breakfast in the morning and some type of activity going on when we arrived. This rec area has LOTS to do and would be a great place for a family vacation. We didn't have a reservation, but there were a few sites empty.
19 Feb-22 Feb 2009
I agree with all the positive comments from the previous reviews. I agree it is a bit far from Moody, but Wal-mart and Sams club about 10 miles away...Ok country miles. FAM Camp needs to put some money into this area. They are spending tens of thousands on FEMA trailers (single wides) for rentals. The campground needs to improve an the roads in the camp ground area. We stayed at the pavilion area over looking the lake ..Beautiful views. Great fishing too.!! The host was superb, met us and helped us to the temp, site. TV reception is good, providing you have a HD/Digital tv antenna..good sat. signal from our area, clear shot at the southern ski, but not all sites and temp area are like that. Wi/fi connected great..Strong signal and no problems. Over-all great place. I would come back.. Moody needs to look at this treasure chest that they have here and just put some new money into the CG and it would go to five star fast. Just a bit more money!!! Something for practical hook up and some road improvements around the sites would do wonders.
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