Leaving Doll Mountain

The entrance to Doll Mountain Rd.

The entrance to Doll Mountain Rd.

Today we packed up and headed home.

One of the homes on Doll Mountain Rd.

One of the homes on Doll Mountain Rd.

I wanted to show you some of the homes along Doll Mountain Road.  We are so fortunate that the Army Corps of Engineers owns so much land directly surrounding the lake.  Otherwise those of us who couldn’t buy land there would miss out on the natural splendor that we have reveled in for the past week.

Our trip home seemed long.  It got cloudier and darker as we drove along.  Finally, the inevitable rains came.  I’m not sure if we drove out of them or the sun just decided to come out when we got close to home.

Another home on Doll Mountain Rd.

Another home on Doll Mountain Rd.

Anyway, it was nice not to have to park and unhitch the trailer in the rain.

Entrance to the gated community

Entrance to the gated community

Leaving Doll Mountain

Leaving Doll Mountain

The drive home

The drive home

Darkening weather

Darkening weather

And then the rain came

And then the rain came

 

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Very pretty whether cloudy or raining …. just don’t like driving in such. Did I miss how Doll Mountain was named? Such a cute name …

    • We don’t like driving in it either!

      I don’t know how Doll Mountain got its name. We went to the visitors’ center one day but got there after it had closed. The only thing I remember from our last visit a few years ago is that the lake is 450 feet deep. 🙂

  2. Susan Goodman

     /  August 8, 2013

    Where is Doll Mountain? city, state? Thanks.

    • Susan, it is near Ellijay, GA at Carters Lake in the north Georgia hills. It’s part of the Carters Lake Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Center.

  3. What a beautiful area – it is nice to be heading home when the rain starts!

  4. Glad you had a wonderful time camping at Doll Mountain and that you had a safe trip home!!! Sorry the drive home was through rain. 😦 Beautiful homes along the entrance to Doll Mountain. It appears the COE really does things right most everywhere.

    • The funny thing is, I never even heard of Corps of Engineers campgrounds until we bought our first camper and I started looking at RV Boards.

      One guy who used to work for them years ago said that, despite their efforts to publicize them, their recreational facilities were the country’s best-kept secret.

      I think the internet has changed that, though. 🙂

  5. It just keeps coming and coming…saw the flooding down that way.

    Glad the COE held on to some of that mtn! Just LOVE that area viewing

    Laundry day here…in shower and knocked off soap holder…send help 🙂

    • I am so grateful that some people had the foresight to preserve pieces of that natural beauty for the general public. Especially in the East where it is so crowded.

      Oh, no!!!!!!!!!! Sorry to hear about the soap holder mini disaster. Hope Jerry can make it good as new!

  6. Well, welcome home. You have gotten your share of rain this year. Thanks for sharing this gem of a COE CG with us.

    • I was so glad to get away and get the chance to share it! Can’t say I’m thrilled to be home, but here I am, safe and sound. 😀

  7. lynne

     /  August 9, 2013

    Doll Mountain is now on our “to do ” list! There’s so many of these little gems in the N GA area….need to explore…..
    Glad that you are home safe and sound….hope the transition is not too bad.

    Your pictures are making me long for the mountains of home….could I possibly be homesick?

    • When you go to Doll Mountain, be sure to get a site in the back. It’s like a different campground back there. So pretty!

      Your beach pictures are making ME homesick. Not that I ever lived on the West Coast, but I did grow up on a Florida beach. And the majesty and mystery of the ocean is in my blood.

      Hope you continue to soak in and share those gorgeous sights!

      You’ll be home soon enough, so no need to get homesick. The mountains will be here when you get back. 🙂

  8. Pretty drive except for the rainy part. Don’t like driving in rain either.
    Good to hear you are home safe. when is the next trip?

    • Right now, home maintenance issues are taking center stage. Our next trip probably won’t be until October when we meet up with my sister in a couple of East Texas campgrounds.

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