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Carnesville is a scenic, small city situated in northeastern Georgia. It is conveniently located just off the I-85, around 85 miles away from the state capital of Atlanta. When you book an RV in Carnesville, you'll benefit from the tranquil and historical setting of this peaceful corner of Georgia. Thanks to the large number of unique and interesting state and national parks situated in the area, you'll have plenty to visit in your Carnesville RV rental.

Carnesville, the seat of Franklin County, was founded in 1805 and it retains plenty of historic charm with its architecture noted on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is home to seven Georgia Historical Markers and situated a short drive from several historically interesting sites. Enjoy driving your Carnesville luxury RV rental down peaceful local roads through scenic farmland and pay a visit to nearby Lake Hartwell, one of the largest and most popular recreational lakes in the southeast. Take the 40-minute drive for a cultural visit to the historic university city of Athens, with its 17 neighborhoods on the National Register and four house museums open for public tour.

Carnesville makes a great RV rental vacation departure point, thanks to its proximity to larger cities, the interstate, and plenty of nearby state parks and monuments. With a Carnesville motorhome rental, you're completely free to truly personalize your vacation. You can choose where you visit and when, plan out your action-packed itinerary, or take things one lazy day at a time, stopping to make new discoveries. Either way, there's plenty to visit with a Carnesville RV rental.

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The Great Outdoors

When you pick up your Carnesville camper rental, you'll find there are plenty of fantastic state and national parks to visit in the area. Take the 45-minute drive to Watson Mill Bridge State Park, home to Georgia's longest covered bridge that is still in use today. Be sure to enter the park via Highway 22 in your Carnesville RV rental due to height and weight restrictions on the historic bridge itself. Classed as one of Georgia's most scenic state parks, Watson Mill Park extends over 1,118 acres and is divided by the South Fork River. The park has five miles of biking trails and seven miles for hiking. Horseback riding is also a popular way to see the park with over 15 miles of trails available. You can rent a canoe from the park office to use on Mill Pond or cool off in the river shoals.

Just an hour's drive in your Carnesville RV rental by owner brings you to Fort Yargo State Park, home to a historic log fort built by settlers in 1792. The park offers a variety of recreational activities, including swimming, fishing, and boating on the 260-acre Marbury Creek Reservoir. Fishing boats, canoes, and pedal boats are available to rent in season. Over 20 miles of trails for hiking and bicycling run through the park. Tackle the challenging "Heart Attack Hill" on your mountain bike to get some great views of the lake before descending, or take the flat, easy seven-mile lake loop hike and finish with a picnic in one of the many lakeside picnic areas. There's also a miniature golf course, a disc golf course, and multi-purpose sports courts available.

Vogel State Park, located deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, is situated around a 90-minute drive away with your Carnesville motorhome rental. The park, one of Georgia's oldest, is a definite must-visit during any trip to the area. At the foot of Blood Mountain, the highest point on the Appalachian Trail, the park sits at around 2,500 feet above sea level. There over 22 miles of hiking trails within the park, and you can take the easy four-mile Bear Hair Gap Loop and discover Trahlyta Falls or head out on a longer, more challenging backcountry day hike. There is also a 22-acre lake within the park for fishing or cooling off at the beach. Seasonal rentals available at the park include kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards. There are also several picnic areas, a seasonal Civilian Conservation Corps museum and a general store. There are also a number of RV campsites available if you hope to stay for a while; check online for reservation details.

Other options include heading out for the two-hour drive to Red Top Mountain State Park in your Carnesville motorhome rental. The park is named for the area's distinctive red-colored soil caused by its high iron ore content. You can discover the history of the area's traditional iron mining in neighboring Etowah Valley. The park also maintains the Allatoona Pass Battlefield, where you can explore the earthworks and trenches of this historically significant battlefield. The park itself is an excellent place to visit in summer, thanks to the 12,000-acre Allatoona Lake. Relax on the beach or cool off with a swim. You can also rent a boat from one of the nearby marinas. Over 15 miles of hiking trails pass through the park's forest and are a great way to reconnect with nature or to go wildlife spotting. The four-mile, gravel-topped Iron Hill Trail provides hikers and cyclists with impressive lake views. There is also a short paved trail that provides wheelchair and stroller access to a reconstructed 1860's homestead situated near to the park office.

RV Parks

There are plenty of RV parks in the area, just a short drive away in your Carnesville RV rental. Many nearby state parks also provide RV campgrounds, so you can make the most of your time in the great outdoors and spend the night.

You could try out a night or two at nearby Tugaloo State Park Campground, less than 15 miles away in your Carnesville luxury RV rental. On the shores of Lake Hartwell, the campground is situated on a wooded peninsula with the majority of sites offering views across the lake. RV sites feature partial hookups with fire rings and picnic tables. There are also picnic shelters available as well as volleyball and tennis courts. You can fish year-round on the lake and in summer, you can rent a kayak or canoe. There is a sandy beach, and the lake is a popular summer destination for swimming, water skiing, and boating. There is also access to the Sassafras and Muscadine hiking trails.

Alternatively, you could park your Carnesville luxury RV rental on the other side of the I-85 at Sunset Campground in neighboring Martin. This small, tranquil campground is situated near to the Chauga River and Rice Creek, both popular whitewater destinations. It is also near to the Chattanooga Trail. All sites feature full hookups with picnic tables. There is also Wi-Fi access, and restrooms and showers are available on-site. Whether you decide to park in the area or a bit farther out, you'll have plenty of choices when it comes to parking your camper rental near Carnesville, PA.

Exploring the City

When you're picking up or dropping off your Carnesville RV rental, be sure to stop by and spend some time visiting the city and the surrounding area. Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge is an interesting historical site that is located just outside of the city. The 132-foot covered bridge was built in 1907, straddling Nail's Creek. There is a historical marker on-site as well as parking. The bridge is one of only a handful of remaining covered bridges. It was constructed in the Town Lattice Design, with its crisscrossing planks fixed with wooden pegs. It is a testament to the endurance of the era.

While you're in the city center, you'll undoubtedly be drawn to the beautiful architecture of the Franklin County Courthouse. This historical courthouse features on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1906, the two-story brick building features Neoclassical elements, including columns and a Greek Cross layout plan with entrances on all four sides. If you're interested in historic architecture, check out the Bellamy Historic District that's just outside of the city. Its 200 acres feature on the National Register and include 14 individual buildings with double pen and Queen Anne architecture. You can visit the Richard Bellamy Log House that was built around 1800, one of the oldest surviving buildings in the district.

As a small, predominantly rural city, Carnesville has a handful of eateries and restaurants, mainly offering traditional American and Mexican cuisines. Stop by and get something to eat before hitting the road in your Carnesville RV rental by owner. Whether you want to sit down for a full-service meal or just grab a quick sandwich, you'll find both local and big-name options. So, if you're looking for a tranquil departure point for your Georgia RV rental vacation, book an RV rental in Carnesville today.

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