If you head forty minutes west of Atlanta, along Highway 20, you will arrive at the quaint town of Temple. Alternatively, you can also reach the city by taking the more scenic route through Lithia Springs and Dallas.
Temple was originally established during the construction of the Georgia Pacific Railroad, which runs between Atlanta and Birmingham, AL. Later on, the city became famous throughout the state for its progressive technology in agriculture and its horse-drawn transportation system - a novel concept at the time!
Nowadays, visitors flock to Temple to get active in the local parks and learn about the deep-rooted history. If you want to find out more about this underrated city, book an RV in Carroll County and go explore!
The Great Outdoors
With temperatures rarely falling below 65 degrees, there is never a bad time of the year to rent an RV and start exploring what the nearby landscapes have to offer.
Just fifteen minutes south of Temple is Lake Buckhorn. Its large surface area and endless miles of shoreline make it the ideal place to indulge in a day of fishing, canoeing and ultimately, relaxation. This is a lesser-known attraction in the area; therefore you may be lucky enough to have a whole section of the lake to yourself! If you are after a more intimate setting, head down the road to Tumlin Lake. Although smaller in size, it is similar to Lake Buckthorn with the activities offered and both are ideal for those who love to spend time on the water!
Head to Temple by way of Carrollton, and set aside some time to stop at Little Tallapoosa Park. Considered to be one of Georgia’s hidden gems, this scenic park offers everything you could want or need from a recreational space. Trails are designed for horse riding and biking as well as for the avid hikers out there. It is suitable for any kind of vacationer, whether friends, families or a couple! For families with little ones, there is even a splash pad to keep them entertained for a couple of hours and give you a bit of quiet time.
Located on a major state highway, lots of campgrounds are available for vacationers with any size RV. Little Tallapoosa Park has one of the best campgrounds in the area. With recently refurbished facilities and sites with full hookups for your RV, this is the perfect spot to park your Temple motorhome rental for a night or two.
For a more primitive offering, head eastwards down the road to Lucky’s Ultralite Park. While this campground does not offer any facilities, you will be overwhelmed with peace and tranquility when you spend a night here.
Point your luxury RV rental from Temple, west towards the city of Tallapoosa, and you will find Jelly Stone Park, a great place to stay with the kiddos. Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and they even offer a discount if you book your stay week by week! There are full hookups for your RV, an onsite swimming pool, an alligator display, tortoise display, and splash pad... what else could you possibly need to enjoy an action-packed family vacation!
Exploring the City
Despite being a small town, Temple still offers many different types of attraction to visit both in the center of town and a short drive away.
If you are keen to learn more about the history of the area, Pine Mountain Gold Museum is the place for you! Just a twenty-minute drive from town in your RV rental, this museum is fascinating and educates visitors on the mining history of the area. The interactive and informative exhibitions include gold mining artifacts and life-size models that will keep you entertained for hours. There is even a panning area where kids (and adults!) can get to digging for their own nugget of gold to take home!
To really immerse yourself in the history of the area take a visit to Rocky Branch Ghost Town. This mock town will transport you back to an Old Western Town, with real-life actors making it much more realistic! If your vacation coincides with Halloween, check out the event and watch the whole ghost town take on an incredible transformation!
After your adventurous day out, take a leisurely stroll down the town’s high street and take full advantage of the independently owned restaurants.
If it's the stunning beauty of a Georgia town that you are seeking, consider a travel trailer rental in Temple. Watch a sunset, take a hike on one of the many trails, and take in the spectacular landscape. Rent an RV in Temple, GA and explore all the Peach State has to offer.