Campground Reviews

KOA Americus At Brickyard Plantation

Americus Entry Sign


After we left Alabama on our way to Florida, we did what we always do. We programmed the GPS for our destination in Florida. That way we are at least heading towards our destination when we get tired and need to find a campground along the way.

As I have stated in the past, we usually just do campgrounds near me search when we are tired and ready to come off the road. It has always worked. It usually winds up being a KOA because so many of them are located near the interstates.

Shortest Miles/Longest Day

This time was a fail. It appears there were 3 possible routes we could have taken from our last campground (Alabama) and our Florida destination. The GPS took us the shortest route as usual. The problem was the shortest route (mileage wise) was through local towns with numerous traffic lights. We usually check our route the night before but we did not have good wifi or phone reception at the Alabama KOA. We paid the price. We did the shortest amount of miles in on one of the longest days.

Our campgrounds near us search failed us and it was getting late in the day. We were in Georgia on a local road and only 1 campground came up. When we called it we got an answering machine. We then went to our clutch app (KOA) and found there were 2 somewhat close. One was about 2 hours north, remember we were headed south and the other one said about 30 minutes north. 30 minutes wasn’t so bad.

They Had One!!!

We figured we would give it a shot. We called and spoke to a really nice lady (turned out to be the owner). We asked if she had any pull-through sites that were long enough so that we did not have to unhook. To our surprise, she said she had one for us. That made us super happy. We made our reservation over the phone with her.

When we pulled in, we had to take a minute to assess. It was not your normal KOA with the office sitting there as soon as you pull in. Instead, there was a sign that said to call a number for an escort. We thought it was a little odd but we called.

Gnats At Night

In under a minute we saw a couple get out of their RV and jump on a golf cart. I guess that was our escort. It was. In no time we were pulled into our site and chatting away with the escort. They were super nice. They handed us a sitemap with an insert listing all the area attractions and one with the park rules and a fly fan. It was a kind of funny way to address the gnat problem. I am not sure if the gnats were just a night problem or not but the next morning we had no gnat issues. The sites were lined up in sections and all of them were full hook-up pull through. Our site was level to the point we didn’t have to do anything but open the slide.

There was no cable or wi-fi but we were so tired we just relaxed, laughed about our day, and fell asleep. The next morning we head out with our coffee to stroll around the park. Turns out the campground is situated on a golf course!!!. I don’t golf but how cool is that if you are a golfer?!!!

Rent Carts Or Caddies

They had nice ponds, a fitness room, spotless bathrooms, and a nice laundry room. The office has coffee and a few snacks. It mostly had golf supplies. You could also rent golf carts and/or golf caddies on wheels (I think that’s what they are called…lol). The owner was in the store when we went in to check it out and we wound up chatting with her for almost 45 minutes. Arguably one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

There is also a recreation room where you could hold events or rallies in. There is also a catch and release pond if you are into fishing, a 9 hole foot golf course, 9 hole disc golf course, 18 hole golf course, putting green and a dog park.

Final Thoughts

The bottom line is if you are a golfer or just want a peaceful night’s rest in a quiet well kept campground and are near Americus Georgia, this is the place for you. If we were to be traveling anywhere near this campground in the future, we would not hesitate to stay here again.


Date of Stay: October 2017


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KOA Americus

9.4

Overall Appearance

9.0/10

Big Rig Friendly

9.5/10

Restrooms/Showers

10.0/10

Staff Friendliness

10.0/10

Park Road Conditions

9.0/10

Site Size/Condition

9.0/10

Pros

  • FHU Pull Through Sites
  • 30/50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Pet Friendly/Pet Walk Area (Non-Fenced)
  • Playground/Fitness Room
  • Camp Store/Golf Pro Shop
  • Rec Center/Kitchen
  • Fishing
  • 3 Different Types Of Golf Courses/Putting Green/Driving Range
  • Paddle Boats

Cons

  • Gnats
  • No Propane
  • No Dump Station
  • No Cable
  • No Pool
  • Poor Wi-Fi

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