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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed through the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for details; you will be given payment instructions after you sign up. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

Classic Pioneer Camping - Red Top Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Red Top Mountain State Park   Camping: Classic Pioneer Camping - Red Top Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 18 2019  1:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 20 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Sep 2 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Sep 30 2019 11:59 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 23 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Stacey Johnson
Grant Brown
Mike Pawloski
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Member Cost:$40.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:41
Minimum Group Size:25
Number Registered So Far: 44 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


A short one hour drive from downtwn Atlanta brings you to our next PIoneer camping event at Red Top Mountain n Acworth, GA. Being so close to Atlanta we are sure to have a full event.

Join us enjoying nature, sleeping outdoors, sitting around a fire telling tales, and joining in our evening gatherings filled with great conversation and fire side music. If you have an instrument feel free to bring it along and join the fun. Red Top also offers many activities to create an exciting outdoor weekend. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and more.

Our site is located privately on the lake and has water, pit toilets, a picnic pavilion, 3 picnic tables, a fire ring and plenty of parking. There is no electricity.  This is pioneer camping (aka car camping), so feel free to bring all your luxury camping gear...large tents, air mattresses, coolers, reclining camp chairs and more...all are welcome.. A Comfort Station with hot showers and flushing toilets is a short drive to another part of the park if you must have it.

Our plan is to arrive Friday anytime after 1pm, gates are locked at 10:00pm. We'll set up camp, grill up some Italian Sausage subs for dinner enjoy our camp fire. If you can't make it Friday afternoon, your welcome to join us Saturday morning.

Saturday, we will have a hearty breakfast, eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruit, bacon. After breakfast we can head out on an hike or, you can partake in an outdoor activity of your choosing. Following your activty, the fall water may be a little cooler but consider a jump in the lake for a refreshing cool down! 

The remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. In the early evening we will savor a hearty meal - steak and salmon have been our tradition.  Following the feast, the plan is to relax around the fire and enjoy more AOC camaraderie and fellowship.  Sunday, it's a light breakfast and pack for our short drive home.

As usual each camper is reponsible to bring 2 bundles of firewood to contribute to our camp fire. All well behaved dogs are welcome; please keep control of your dog at all times.

We will have plenty of evening snacks and desserts to go along with our campfire. It just doesn't get any better! 

Required Items to Bring:

Sleeping bag & pad/air mattress
Change clothes for the evenings
Camp chair
Drinking CUP and/or coffee MUG
(2) bag of wood (important)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Bug spray
Camelback & plenty of water
Good hiking shoes
Bathing suit
Snacks to share with the group
Adult beverages (optional of course)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

45 minutes north of Atlanta near Cartersville, 1.5 miles east of I-75 exit #285.

Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Rd SE
Acworth, GA 30102

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.142950, W -084.706700


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes. Owner is reponsible for feeding and watering. Owner is also responsible for dogs behavior. If the dog can not be controlled, trip leader may ask the dog to be removed from the event.

Alcohol is not permitted in State parks. If you choose to bring any Adult beverages please be discreet.

Important information for paid events in which payment is managed through the AOC:

     - Payment must be received by the payment due date and prior to participation in the event.

     - Some paid events require a minimum number of registered participants. If that number is not met, the event will be canceled and refunds will be issued to those who have already paid.

     - Third-party vendors often require damage deposits. Each registrant agrees to be liable for and required to reimburse the Atlanta Outdoor Club for any withheld deposits due to the actions of or damages caused by that registrant.

     - No partial payments. All registrants must pay the posted Member Cost regardless of any agreement you may have with any party involved in the event.

     - Read the event description carefully for additional information, and contact the trip leader(s) with any questions.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$40.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$40.00 includes your dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast Sunday.

Payment may be made via PayPal or PC Banking. It is your responsibility to get the deposit payment and/or balance payment in before the due dates. Please allow two days for processing a PayPal or PC Banking transaction.

No partial payment for partial attendance.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Mon, Sep 30 2019.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before Sept 30th, full payment is refundable less a $5 administrative fee. No refund after Sept. 30th.

Event is rain or shine however the trip leader may cancel if extreme weather conditions are forecast. If the event is cancelled because of extreme weather conditions, you will receive a full refund.