Plum Nelly Campground is a public campground located in the North Georgia Mountains in Ellijay, Georgia. The family-owned campground offers 28 pull thru RV sites with 30–50 amp hookups, cedar-paneled and cypress log cabins, and tent sites with both water and electricity. This well-equipped, full hookup campground can be found across from the Panorama and Penland Apple houses, off Highway 515.
In addition to tent and RV sites, there are sleeping lofts that accommodate sleeping bags, as well as cabins for those who prefer to camp in more comfort. Each cabin features a stove, a microwave, a fridge, a couch, and a television. The campground is equipped with private restrooms, laundry facilities, and warm showers, which is very convenient for those camping for more than a few days. Picnic tables and fire rings are also offered by each campsite. Most importantly, the Plum Nelly campground is pet-friendly, which means your four-legged furball won’t have to sit this one out! Just make sure to pack enough dog waste bags and clean up after your pooch during your stay.
In addition to remaining comfortable and cozy, Plum Nelly campers will remain entertained while visiting the area thanks to the campground’s great location. There are several lakes and rivers nearby where patrons can swim, boat, and fish. Various trails run throughout the nearby wilderness areas too, making it the perfect location for a base or a starting point on a hiking trip. The views are stunning, and must-visits include the Fort Mountain, the Amicalola Falls, and the Appalachian Trail. Not bad for $35 per night!
On top of all of the above, the staff on-site are said to be incredibly welcoming, helpful, and friendly and often invite newcomers to bonfires and potlucks. The amenities and hospitality, as well as the fact that the campground can accommodate large RVs, are the main reasons the location is so popular and fully booked throughout most of the year. The only things to watch out for when visiting are the potholes on the roads and ticks, which are common in the areas of the campground with longer grass.