I’ve been asked a few times already for places to stay. Here’s what I know for sure. There just isn’t a lot around. Here’s what I’ve dug up so far and I’ll update it as I get news or find more. As of Feb. 4th
The surest bet is
Chattahoochee Bend State Park. I’ve camped here several times. It’s a very nice facility. It is about 30-minutes away though. We (MTB Atlanta) are actually building MTB Trails here and this will be a MTB destination at some point.
The closest bet is
McIntosh Reserve Park. Only 14-miles from the start, McIntosh is the closest. (It’s literally across the river from Chatt Bend) It has 50 primitive sites based on a first come, first serve basis. However, you have to register, so they recommend calling ahead. You can find more info here.
Brush Creek is 20-minutes. Never stayed here, but it gets “ok” reviews.
Or this looks to be about 25-minutes way.
(There are several campsites around the lake, but the lake is big, so I would check on the distance from Ephesus, GA)
This place that is close by. I spoke with them about a year ago, but haven’t since.
Or Bushhead shoals has primitive camping (or so it says. I would call)
Carrolton is 14-miles from the start and is the closest large town to eat, shop, stay, etc. There are plenty of hotel options.
Hoganville has a couple cute places if you’re looking to stay out of the way.
The Grand Hotel https://grandhotelhgvl.com/
The Hogan House http://www.hoganhousebandb.com/