About an hour’s drive west of Atlanta, is the captivating little city of Tallapoosa, Georgia. The town is minutes from the Georgia-Alabama state line, with access to Interstate 20. Tallapoosa is a pleasant place to rent an RV, with peaceful, sleepy vibes.
The town was first incorporated back in 1860 and has maintained relatively small size and population ever since. You can enjoy scenic walks through the charming downtown area and enjoy the site of historic buildings, quaint city parks, manicured golf courses, and interesting museums when you book an RV in Tallapoosa. With the added benefit of possessing an RV, you can venture off to the farthest corners of Georgia or even Alabama to see some exceptional recreation areas and parks, or opt to stick close to town and have a more relaxing stay close to town.
The Great Outdoors
For those who don’t feel like taking a road trip, there are some exquisite parks close to town that you can enjoy when you rent an RV near Tallapoosa. In fact, Tally Valley Park is located inside of Tallapoosa so you hardly have to leave the confines of town to reconnect with nature. This pet-friendly park is full of excitement, with a swimming pool, nature trails, volleyball courts, and much more. You can even camp out at this lovely little park on the edge of town with your Tallapoosa motorhome rental.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park is a stunning state park south of Tallapoosa which takes its name from its location along the Chattahoochee River adjacent to it. Nearly 3,000 acres comprise this enchanting space, with more activities than you can imagine. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing in the Chattahoochee River can be excellent ways to pass the time, and hiking, orienteering, and geocaching are wonderful ways to get out into the woods for some nature time. There are hundreds of campsites in the park so you’ll easily find a place to park your Tallapoosa RV rental by owner during your stay.
West Point Lake is a magnificent body of water home to dozens of campgrounds, parks, and recreation areas in southwestern Georgia. The lake is close to LaGrange, Georgia and a fantastic place to spend your trip from the comfort of your Tallapoosa camper rental. There are at least six campgrounds along the lake’s shores, as well as an assortment of boat ramps and fishing areas.
Over the border in Alabama, Talladega National Forest is a natural gem teeming with wildlife and breathtaking views. The forest park covers a large swath of the southern Appalachian Mountains, an ancient mountain range with stunning vistas and long-distance trekking trails. There are a few wilderness areas protecting the 400,000-acre park and plenty of places to camp in your Tallapoosa RV rental overnight.
There are quite a few places to camp out when you book a motorhome rental in Tallapoosa, and a few parks can be found within a few minutes’ drive of town. Big Oak RV Park is one of the closest options and has all the basic amenities. The park is pet-friendly and available for both long-term and short-term stays.
Bremen Jellystone Park is part of a chain of family-friendly campgrounds and could be a good option for those traveling with young children. There are fishing ponds, playgrounds, two swimming pools, a movie theater, and a mini golf course at this delightful camping facility.
Historic Banning Mills RV Camping Center is a bit farther from town but surrounded by beautiful sights and scenery. There are a variety of amenities at this resort, including 80 acres of hiking trails, a large swimming pool, a zip line park, an 18-hole mini-golf course, fishing lakes, sports courts, and game rooms too.
Exploring the City
It is surprising to see such a small city with such a lively town center. This paradox of a town is calm and peaceful, but far from boring. The Georgia Visitor Information Center is an invaluable resource for first-time visitors to town, with a treasure trove of information regarding local sightseeing, restaurants, parks, and more.
Mill Town Music Hall is a great place to catch a local concert or show in an intimate setting. This hidden gem often has big-name music acts that tour the country and there is truly not a bad seat in the whole house.
The biggest attraction in the area is the West Georgia Museum of Tallapoosa, an extraordinary collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and informational displays. There are old replica rooms and shops in the museum giving guests a glimpse back into the 1800s, a towering T-Rex skeleton, and Native American artwork to marvel at when you pay the museum a visit.