This is an article from the January 28 Valdosta Daily Times. Grassy Pond has gone public. We spent several nights there at the end of November 2014. Guess we will need to find another stop on our way south. http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/grassy-pond-goes-public/image_3e787eb0-a697-11e4-a90c-af1914a47438.html
July 1 - July 5, 2013
This is a nice quite place to relax and do nothing, just make sure you have transportation and a working toilet. The bathroom/showers were bug infested.
June 13-14, 2011
J.H. left this review using the Directory sofwtare: Nice facility....the only problem we saw was where office was compared to campsites..When temps are in 100's it is hard to walk downhill for check in after you find your site. I recommend checking in @ office then when you locate site you can CALL them with site # or they can provide one. Other then that It was restful.
31 November 2010
The main pond's dam had broke during the summer. The dam was being worked on. Many fish was lost. Being from Valdosta and fishing Grassy Pond for many years, this was heartbreaking. Items noted in other reviews will not get fixed until we get a Commander that loves the outdoors. Moody AFB could turn this RV camp into the best RV camp.
14-16 Feb 2010
Was put in "overflow" location down by the lake with W/E even though some sites were vacant for the duration of our stay. Camp Host was helpful in locating an overflow site giving us a choice of spots. Bath house available however was some distance away and was reasonably clean. Hosts Steve and Melee did do a lot to organize activities such as breakfast on weekends, pot lucks and other social activities in the "Round House." Campgrounds itself was not impressive, roads rough and unlevel gravel sites. I agree with a previous poster that this park seems to generate a lot more funds than are used in upkeep. A lot of FEMA trailers have been set up with satellite TV for each and concrete drives with decks. Some of this attention for the RV park in the form of paved drives and sites would be a BIG plus as would WIFI and cable TV, however I did have my own satellite. One does NOT want to swim in the lake or allow children or pets near the water. Can you say ALLIGATORS? Stayed here in a TT. The Hills.
Dec. 27, 2009
Grassy Pond could be one of the best "one nighters or extended stay" campgrounds in GA. Unfortunately, the campground needs a more progress/aggressive management. The RV sites are minimal at best. They have removed the kitchen at the office, that allowed guest to cook together, and any hot foods that they used to serve at the counter. Now their raising the monthly RV site rate to $380.00. I looked at all of the other RV sites in Georgia and the only other military campground that charges this high a rate is Kings Bay. If Grassy Pond had the same standards as Kings Bay, I would gladly pay the $380.00. Kings Bay is on base, has controlled access and base security, close to base facilities, extremely clean, well managed and well maintained. It appears that Moody management wants to suck in the funds that are generated by Grassy Pond for their own slush funds, rather than improve the campground. The only reason I gave four stars for hospitality, is that the on site staff, camp ground volunteers and site host, work wonders with what little they have to work with.
Dec 5 to present (2009)
In response to the Review of Oct-Dec 2009, I feel compelled to correct some of the slander, presented behind "The Cowardly Cloak of Anonymity". There are many management problems at Grassy Pond, years of promises to pave-over the mud-holes, install cable TV, Enlarge the Club-House, level lots and install working WiFi, have gone unfulfilled. Other than when the hosts Steve and Malee Winans are here, the place is filthy, no repairs are performed and there is no visible effort to maintain or improve the facility. The latest 17% raise in fees, is an unjustified slap in the face to all who have earned the right to use this facility after many years of service. The hosts Steve & Malee are the glue that holds Grassy Pond together, they work 12 hour days cleaning, making coffee, supervising community service workers, organizing pot luck dinners, Sunday breakfasts, greeting and assisting new arrivals, etc., etc. I have never encountered hosts who do so much, for so many, for so little. There have been several instances where dead trees have fallen, causing property damage at Grassy Pond. Steve does provide a valuable service in felling such dangerous trees, and yes, the wood is used by all at the park campfire. Any volunteer help in this important work is always welcome. People come to Grassy Pond for the camaraderie, to meet old friends and to enjoy the Community Spirit, not for the sub-standard facility and not to criticize from behind closed doors. Scotti Reilly
Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Grassy Pond is a conveniently located CG it is not too far from Valdosta for shopping. The base is about 35 minutes away. I have been staying at Grassy Pond a lot in the past. It was very beautiful with a lot of wildlife and friendly people there. There is a chance of Grassy Pond going down hill. The management does not get anything done or fixed properly. The camp host acts like he owns the CG and just cuts down the trees for firewood for the winter as mentioned in previous post that the CG supplies wood for fire 24/7 all winter, claiming to be taking down dangerous trees. My opinion is that if a tree has a dead limb then cut the limb off do not take the whole tree down. There have been quite a lot of trees taken down this winter. I have witnessed some of these trees being taken down in a very unsafe manner putting lives of campers as well as other civilians helping out at risk. When a camp host begins to put camper against camper because of his own unsafe actions a replacement of camp host should be in order. I would like to see more professionalism at Grassy Pond both from staff and camp host.I am ashamed that the actions of grown adults that have served our country can revert back to act like children. God bless you all happy trail.
Grassy Pond - that should give it away right there. Mosquitoes live here in abundance. We lived in GA for 15+ years and know mosquitoes, but this place breeds the largest. It really is a nice place, especially if you like to fish. Very quiet at night and close town and many places to eat. Good distance from Moody AF Base.
17-20 November 2008
Very nice campground. Staff was very friendly. A little too far from Moody, but plenty of shopping in Valdosta, about 12 miles away. Brand new washers and dryers a week before I got there. A little misleading though. Slots marked for coin only had three marked so you would think 75 cents per load. Wrong. $1 wash, $1.25 dry. Still not too bad. This seemed to be a good destination and many campers were there for the winter. I was in site 38. Verizon cell phone and internet worked very well. Dish also worked very well. I guess if you stay on the other side where most of the campers are, you would not be able to use Dish. In that part, campers quite close together. On the side I was on, plenty of room between sites. Not all had fire rings. Small concrete patio and picnic table.
Very friendly hosts - MWR told us there was plenty of space so we showed up without reservations - CG was FULL. Hosts found us a temporary site and provided adapters so we could share hookups with an existing site. They stated they never turn anyone away. 2 Nice lakes that should be good for fishing. Many very long term residents.
Good rental trailers. RV sites looked good, though have yet to try them. Good location, not too far off the beaten path. Valdosta (Wild Adventures Park) is just around the corner. Good shopping/eateries nearby. Easy access to interstate. Friendly staff, good grounds, overall nice area. Will visit again.
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