Every year my husband is called to leave us for an entire month and travel to Ft. Benning, Ga., for the military. My husband has dedicated 25 years to the army and continues to never see the light at the tunnel. Another topic I could rant for hours on. Every year I travel with our youngest son for a week to visit my hubby to break up the month away from one another. Every year I stay at Uchee Creek, located in Ft. Mitchell Al.
Nestled along the banks of the Chattahoochee River is Uchee Creek Campground and Marina. Three hundred and eighty five acres of the park which has 107 RV sites, 40 cabins, 15 chalets, tent sites, and an abundace of outdoor activity. Trees grow tall and the water of the Chattahoochee River are deep and cool. This campgroud is only warranted for active duty and retired military personeel; DOD civilians, their families and other personell can spend a weekend or an entire vacation.
In the late 1830s the town located along side the river was used for industrial power. This was the easiest way to the fall line mills from the Gulf of Mexico. Now the river isn't relied on as it was back in the day. It is currenlty viewed as important for its ecological beauty and economic assests.
Uchee Creek is a magnificant setting but, do not rely on the internet or AT&T services to help you catch up on work or friends via social media. That will not happen. The entire time I visited I did not have service at our chalet. Yes, the chalets are lovely and very big but, what is a city girl to do inside with no internet or phone service. Be bored and explore.
I traveled to Columbus, Ga., which is a thirty minute drive into town. Columbus, Ga served as Christopher Columbus connection to the world. Columbus was ranked second to Richmond after the Civil War broke out in 1861, in the manufacture of supplies for the Confederate army. The city reminds me of a very small town. There is an University located in the city,which is,Columbus State University. If you travel downtown you will find local shops and coffee stops that are very afforadable. My favorite boutique is, The Posh Peach Boutique! It is located at 1105 Broadway, Columbus, Ga 31901. Hours of operation are 10:00am-7:00pm. Very affordale and they have amazing bath salts that are homemade. Besides the afordable window shopping there are several spots to enjoy a lunch or dinner. I questioned why things were so inexpensive... After shopping off of Broadway you can literally go a street over and finish your day with bike riding, white water rafting, or zip lining across the river.
Is Ucheee Creek a place for someone who is use to fine dinining, luxury, and internet? Absolutely, not. If you are looking for a quiet getaway where you will be cooking nightly, than this is the place for you. I really enjoy Georgia and Uchee Creek but, I would rather be at the condo listening to the Gulf of Mexico dreaming about the fish I could have caught that day.