One of the things that make The River's Edge a fun and peaceful getaway is our location away from the hustle and bustle (and traffic) of the big city. While it may seem we are located in the middle of nowhere, there are several towns located within a short drive.

Scorll down to get driving directions to places to eat and shop, along with some points of interest.

High Resolution Graphic of Local Area Map

Directions to Bowman:

(8 minutes, Approximately 6.5 miles)
  • Turn LEFT out of the campground.
  • Go approximately 4.2 miles until you come to a STOP SIGN.
  • Turn LEFT at stop sign.
  • At the next 4-way stop (approximately 2 miles) is the center of town.

Bowman Shopping:

  • Ray's Food Store
  • Dollar General
  • Bowman Mini Mart (Gas & Convenience Store)

Bowman Eateries:

  • Bowman House Restaurant
  • Jim's Grill

Directions to Elberton:

(13 minutes, Approximately 8 miles)
  • Turn RIGHT out of the campground and continue you come to a STOP SIGN.
  • Turn LEFT onto GA 17/Bowman Highway and drive 5.4 miles.
  • Take the RIGHT lane onto GA-17 S/GA-72 E.
  • This is the main road through town, most store and eateries are along it.

Elberton Eateries:

Local Favorites:
  • La Fogata (Mexican)
  • 3 Reinas (Mexican)
  • McIntosh Coffee Shop
  • Flat Tire Bar & Grill
  • Imperial Bar & Grill
  • Papa's Pizza
  • The Quarry
  • MD Cafe Cajun & Soulfood
Chain Establishments:
  • Bojangles'
  • Little Cesar's
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Zaxby's
  • McDonalds
  • Wendy’s
  • Pizza Hut (Carryout)
  • Dairy Queen
  • Taco Bell
  • Burger King

Elberton Shopping:

  • Ingles Grocery Store
  • Walmart
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy
  • Dollar General (x2)
  • Dollar Tree
  • Home Sweet Home Artisan Shop (Bakey/Coffee Shop/Other Goods)
  • West Elbert Package Store
  • Edwards Package Store
  • Ace Hardware
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Several Auto Parts Stores
  • Verizon Wireless, Cricket Wireless

Directions to Hartwell:

(20 minutes, Approximately 14 miles)
  • Turn LEFT out of the campground and go about a half mile to Floyd Rd. on the right.
  • Turn RIGHT on to Floyd Rd and continue for about 2 miles until you come to a STOP SIGN. Cross the road (13 Forks Rd) on to Maple Springs Rd.
  • Continue on Maple Springs Rd for about 2.5 miles until you come to Highway GA 77 N.
  • Turn LEFT on to GA 77 N and continue about 9 miles to downtown Hartwell.
  • Turn RIGHT on to E Howell St and follow it a couple of blocks until it turns into E Franklin St. (GA 29).
  • Most stores and eateries are along West and East Franlkin Streets

Hartwell Eateries:

Local Favorites:
  • 329 Bar and Grill
  • Boat House Grill
  • Market 50
  • Southern Hart Brewing Co
  • Casa Grande Cantina
  • Little Japan
  • Latin Flavors
  • El Parian Mexican Parrilla & Bar
Chain Establishments:
  • McDonalds
  • Wendy’s
  • Burger King
  • Taco Bell
  • Arby's
  • Bojangle's
  • Zaxby's
  • Popeye's
  • Captain D's
  • Subway
  • Dairy Queen
  • Huddle House
  • Pizza Hut (Dine-in/Carryout)
  • Domino's Pizza (Carryout)
  • Little Cesar's (Carryout)

Hartwell Shopping:

  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Ingles Grocery Store
  • Home Depot
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Belk
  • Cato Fashions
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • AT&T Store
  • Cricket Wireless
  • Verizon Retailer
  • Several Auto Parts Stores