Barrington County Park | Established Campground

United States

WARNING: THIS PLACE IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

Details

Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
2.6 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
hagarmans

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

*Overnight camping/parking is NOT available at this location.
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A hidden gem. Free campground by a river with running water, bathrooms, and showers! Very peaceful, with wild turkeys! There were a few others but dispersed. Tent, RV, camper whatever. Enough space for large rigs too. Fairly level. Only thing is that the road leading there is sand but it wasn’t an issue with my camper.

Basically no cell service (you can get 1 bar in some areas - Verizon).

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Currently closed for renovation. There is a sign at the turn into the dirt road.

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Can’t ask for a better free campsite. Only one or two others besides us and the host. Showers don’t look very clean but are hot. Water smells very metallic so I wouldn’t drink it even though there is some kind of hose attached to the bath house. Host Cathy is friendly

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Spent two nights here. easy to find, the road was fine, it is hard packed sand. A lady from the county took our details and said it was safe to stay. There were a few other tents and campers, some looked like they were staying there for a while, some were just staying one or two nights. There was enough space and we got two good quiet nights sleep. The toilet and shower were clean, however not the prettiest. It is free though and the water was hot, so nothing to complain about. Would stay again

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Very quiet park on an offshoot of the Altamaha R. Sand road for 3-4 miles was exceedingly washboarded coming in. Spacious, uncrowded camping areas some with picnic tables and campfire areas. 7 day stay. Poor cell service (Verizon, TMobile). Hot showers and hose water. Scenic area with plenty of squirrels, some birds, butterflies and wild chickens.

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A lady from the county came by and surveyed me by activity, name, and state/county of origin. Said they'll be developing the property to have hook-ups and will start charging somewhere in the ballpark of state park fees to camp here, the process towards which should start around the end of summer.

She also said skeeter control was scheduled to spray tonight, which I'm thankful for, as this place likes to get inundated with em. They're not terrible right now, but definitely present.

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Free camping with wild roosters! Be prepared for an early wake-up call (03h30 AM).

We were here on a Saturday night in February. Half the site was flooded due to high waters on Harper's Lake.

Local camping spot. Watch for nails on some sites. You will hear gunshots, gensets and see locals doing doughnuts and other stunts on this site throughout your stay, day or night.

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All descriptions posted are accurate. Good place to camp for the evening

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It is 3 miles in on a sand road.. good condition in most areas since it was dry. We got our class b van in there very easily. The area is nice and fairly clean for free camping. However there is definitely some folks living here permanently.. they were all nice and kept to themselves. There are quite a few off leash dogs as well. Of the 10 ish groups here I think us and 1 other were traveling and all the others appear to live here. They are all nice and everything but there is enough people scattered everywhere here to make it not very private even in January.. I couldn’t imagine summer. Good AT&T service and flushing toilets. The bathroom is rough I won’t lie. Overall it was a quiet stay.

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This is an Awesome Beautiful ‘Park’. Waterfront spots. It’s a Lake but looks like a River… FREE …..in the middle of nowhere BATHROOM & SHOWER You pick a “site” Very chill Kickback environment FREE It’s totally worth it if this your style of camping 😁

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To get here, take Cox road from the highway and then Barrington road at the sign that says 'fort Barrington landing &campground'. Some sandy bits are not for the faint-hearted, but we got our 25ft Class C in and we're rewarded with a hot shower. Great laid-back campsite by the river, yes bathrooms could do with some work but it is FREE. Thank you!!!

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free established campground
firepits, showers, toilets,
not sure if the water is potable.
lots of room for every kind of vehicle
there was a 40 foot RV when we showed up, and everything from vans, busses, to people with tents. grab a spot by the water! it's perfect

road is sand and dirt coming in. might be difficult in the rain

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I like this place, very quiet, nice river . the only thing needs work is shower/restroom (it needs deep cleaning.) but it has hot water and it's free. I also have good AT&T service next to the river. Definitely will be back.

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Road getting here is 3 miles of very soft sand and Google will take you to a closed road entrance. Quiet, beautiful free campgound. Hot showers with running water toilets. Beautiful river views and lots of spanish moss. Great place for a dog if you stay away from the waters edge - saw several gators. Good spot for hunting and fishing (when permitted). Trash receptacles. Fire rings. Some sites have picnic tables. Boat ramp.

Verizon: spotty/none

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Free. nice shaded spots w picnic tables. right on the river, small toilet/shower area

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This is a great stay. We were amazed at how well everything is organized, yet there does not seem to be anyone in charge (at least we never met anyone with authority). It’s kind of like the wild west, with jet skis. We drove in, found a site, Hit the water in our canoe, and it was all free. There were many other campers and boaters and Everyone was very courteous, Even on the water.

When selecting a campsite, look for street lights. They are bright and right over certain sites… we appreciate darkness when it comes to sleeping so we were lucky not to be directly under one.

Word of warning! Do not follow the GPS coordinates on this app! We did and it took us to a neighborhood, only after doing a Google search on the name of the campground did we find accurate directions, but Added an hour of driving.

We definitely recommend this place, I wish there were more like it.

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This is a great stay. We were amazed at how well everything is organized, yet there does not seem to be anyone in charge (at least we never met anyone with authority). It’s kind of like the wild west, with jet skis. We drove in, found a site, Hit the water in our canoe, and it was all free. There were many other campers and boaters and Everyone was very courteous, Even on the water.

When selecting a campsite, look for street lights. They are bright and right over certain sites… we appreciate darkness when it comes to sleeping so we were lucky not to be directly under one.

Word of warning! Do not follow the GPS coordinates on this app! We did and it took us to a neighborhood, only after doing a Google search on the name of the campground did we find accurate directions, but Added an hour of driving.

We definitely recommend this place, I wish there were more like it.

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Love that this free camping spot exists. Nice dispersed spots. The scenery is beautiful. However, it could definitely use better maintenance and TLC. It has bathrooms and showers but they’re falling apart and dirty. Long sand washboard road going in, pretty soft in some spots so we wouldn’t want to be doing it after rain.

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Road leading to park is a mix of compact and loose sand, we didn’t have any issues pulling our 13ft boler in. But would not be in a hurry to drive that road after a good rainfall (but who knows might be ok).

The campground is FREE and First Come First Serve. There are no designated spots. You just kinda pick a spot and set up. There is a 7 day maximum stay in effect. Be aware as well there are about 6 street light style lights that go on at dark. Making some areas lit up all night, with other area very dark. Not realizing this we parked under two (closer to the bathroom). Recommend you park based on your preferences. We would of parked differently had we known or noticed prior.

The caretaker “Albie” was very welcoming and took pride in his role in keeping this place open. He warned us of the wild chickens and roosters, and he was right. The roosters would start crowing before it’s light out and then carry on for sometimes hours. They like to hop on the tree limbs so sometimes they might just be above your tent/RV. Other then the wake up call, the wild chickens and roosters were not an issue.

Water is said to be potable. That could be debatable. It had very rusty and sulphuric taste and smell. Watching other campers, it would appear we all were packing in our own potable water with us.

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A hidden gem. Free campground by a river with running water, bathrooms, and showers! Very peaceful, with wild turkeys! There were a few others but dispersed. Tent, RV, camper whatever. Enough space for large rigs too. Fairly level. Only thing is that the road leading there is sand but it wasn’t an issue with my camper. And basically no cell service (you can get 1 bar in some areas - Verizon)

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