Located in Demorest GA near Piedmont University, just a little more than an hour north of Atlanta, and a half hour north of Gainesville in Habersham County Georgia.
This private wooded park has the look of the Appalachia Mountain Foothills without traveling two hours farther North.
The RV park and camping areas are now open by reservation through our reservation partner HipCamp.com and this website. In this way I am making my private estate available to RVers and camping visitors so they can enjoy unspoiled private camping the way it used to be. So far it has only been used by relatives, consider yourself a distant one when booking. This is not a commercial business resort camping area. This area is for quiet enjoyment of nature on private property by appointment. Take a look, this may be a place to park your RV for the summer as a base camp for exploring North GA , or just an easy weekend getaway out of the Atlanta area. Just passing through, that's good too, we are located just a mile or so from the Piedmont College highway exit, Rt. 441 historic.
This property is known to the area's old timers as "Possum Holler" and consists of 10 acres of woodland bordered by more woodland. There are Possum, Fox, and Deer here, Hawks, and Owls. Hikers, if quiet, may catch a glimpse of a wading Blue Heron in the creek or a fox. I was lucky to get a picture of this young one that stopped long enough for me to get out my phone. There is a den around here someplace. (I think I found it) I've been too slow to catch a picture of older ones passing through, they always catch me by surprise.
Spotting deer are more likely. There are woods roads and paths to explore, practice woodcraft skills, look for animal tracks and search the trees for Hawks and Owls. There aren't miles long trails for true hikers but enough changes in elevation for a work out for us older folks.
Bring your water shoes and wade the creek and for the brave, swim in the old swimming hole... it's only feels cold for the first few seconds. I checked the water temp at the end of July and it was 70 degrees not really that cold but feels like it when the air is 89 degrees. The creek is spring fed so it doesn't get as warm as a lake. Real refreshing on a hot day. The small fish in there, maybe 2" long at most, are fun to watch when tossing in bits of bread.
One is unlikely to see the possum this area is known for as they are only active after dark. Don't tempt them by leaving food out at night.
Ok, lets drive in the 353RV entrance off the State Road.
Pull over and park? If you use Solar Panels this is the best spot. It's the only place not in the shade when leaves are on the trees. It's a real easy in and out if you are just passing through. If this is your N.E. Georgia destination your longer term spot is just around the corner
Here we are. That pole to the right has 120V outlet. The water hydrant is next to it. The Maintenance Building has a one bedroom furnished apartment. If not rented, toilet, shower, washer dryer could be made available. Internet service is available everywhere on the property from a nearby tower. There is Wi-Fi in the apartment when rented.
The alternative entrance is through the green gate on Tenn. St.
We will tell which to use depending on your RV or trailer and length of stay.Back to top of page
There are covered areas for use on a rainy day. A gray water dumping station could be accessed if a long term stay. The road continues past the building to a city street so no backing around is necessary upon departure. Ask to check your tire pressure. The Maintenance building has a compressor. Have a safe trip.
One of the outbuildings on the creek side of the main estate next door has a Bat House to encourage bats to visit the area as part of their migration. They seem to take care of this area as well. Visitors won't ever see the bats as they are only active at night. To even see them at night one needs a flashlight to shine where they rest between flights near the bat house. We don't bother them like that though, they provide natural mosquito control which is so effective one might wonder where are all the gnats and mosquitos one expects to find in this environment. It is enough to see the bat guano below the bat house to know they are providing a valuable service. Each little dropping represents hundreds of mosquitos.
Now lets look at the secret creek side entrance to Possum Holler.
Can you see it? This entrance is through a development so no parking allowed here.
Come on down and have privacy at creek side.
I thought paving the entrance was going to be a big deal but Mountain Pavers said this was flat compared to some they have done. A little more work and RV's will be able to drive through and out without having to back up to turn around. There is a lot of room for tent camping along the creek.
No problem getting camping gear down to the creek on the other side. It's a bit of work on foot but only a 4wheel ride away in the Jeep.
Then cross the bridge over the branch from Diana's Pool
We call this Diana's Pool on the feeder branch that runs into the creek just above the campsite at the top of the page.
While there are possibilities for toilet, shower, laundry use, that is generally not the case for short term stays. There are no toilet facilities for the tent camping areas at Possum Hiller at this time, or near the creek. Campers should bring a porta-potty. No fires other than charcoal grills without permission. Be sure they are extinguished with creek water when finished.
Tent camping is primitive at Possum Holler. Find a spot and make your camp. The only established camp site at this time at Possum Holler is shown on the top of the page. There are some good nearby sites one could establish. You can cross the creek on stepping stones. There are more site possibilities on that side of the creek accessible from the creek entrance. Pick a spot and make your campsite. Become a regular and we will keep your spot reserved. There is enough space to not have another camp site in view from yours. Another more private option is along "The South Fork" road higher up away from the creek which also has 4wheel jeep access.
The 353RV Park location has camp sites with fireplace and city water.
Max RV length so far at this hook up has been 27' could probably do 30'
RV and Tent camping is $40.00 per night. One week is 6 nights $240.00 with seventh night free. Make choices below to secure your reservation. In the comments window on the checkout page tell us your dates, cell number, email, and if you are Tent Camping or an RV. You will receive a text or email with directions and check in procedure.
|This RV park seems like it's in the Joyce Kilmer Forest, but just two miles away is the strip of the usual fast food restaurants at the Piedmont University highway exit. Super Walmart, Lowes, Plumbing and Electric, Tractor Supply, Bank with ATM, Auto Parts. Race Track Gas, etc. Piedmont University, a restaurant, coffee shop, and Post Office are within walking distance.|
You can also reserve your dates through our HipCamp reservation partner Reserve
By using their reservation service you are provided with certain protections which are listed on their site. The HipCamp site is not set up to completely explain what is offered as I have above. Their booking options may be different than what is presented here.
353 RV Park is also listed as Possum Holler on RVLife.com, Dyrt, and Yelp
In addition to the tent and RV camping there are two rental apartments on the property. They are seasonal rentals not short term rentals.
Receive apartment, RV, and camping info from our rental office.
Apartment rental info The apartments have all appliances, heat, air, water, sewer, electric, washer and dryer included.
For local attractions check Google, Chamber of Commerce, exploregeorgia.org and others. This location is situated a short drive from all their suggestions. We also have a selection of local guide magazines.
Since you got here through this link you know that the LeatherGoodsConnection shop is on the property. It is not a tourist attraction and there is no store.
I specify no pets. Your cat would be risking its life. Your dog would be too much of a distraction to mine which is in training.