We had big plans for our summer of 2021 vacation...and then life happened. We decided to stay closer to home instead of leaving the country, but we knew with it being summer in the South, we needed to head north or higher in elevation.
We found DeSoto Falls National Park near Dahlonega, GA. The location is more in-between Dahlonega and Helen; the Appalachian Trail crosses the highway just up the road from the park. This was a smaller campground than most of the National Park Campgrounds we've been to. We were there at the beginning of the week; there were a lot of empty sites.
As you drive on US Hwy 129, you may almost miss the turn. Coming from Blairsville, it's a sharp right to turn into the park.
|Potable Water Spigot|
|Chemical Flush Facility|
|The site beside us|
|One of the sites in the middle of the loop|
|Road view of our site|
|An easy hike with a well-kept trail|
|It had been a little dry, but after a rain I'm sure the fall are spectacular!|
|The rhododendron were just about to bloom|
|Our campsite from the trail|