Black-owned outdoor business spotlight: Warthen RV Park

This Georgia RV park offers more than just a place to hook up for the night.
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In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting one Black-owned outdoor business per day. You can read the complete series here.

Owners: Josh and Amber Gordy

Year founded: 2012

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Josh and Amber Gordy are the owners of Warthen RV Park in the middle of Georgia.

What we do

Warthen RV Park sits on 27 acres and offers 50 full-hook up RV lots and 12 spacious tent sites. Our amenities include water and sewage hookups, a laundry facility, two shower suites, a volleyball court, a walking trail, and free wi-fi. Warthen is a place where guests can relax, unwind, connect with nature, and recharge whether they’re staying for a night or a month.

Forty-five minutes away is our sister property D&D Outdoor Retreat. Guests can stay in beautiful yurts overlooking a fish pond, as well as a shooting range and walking and ATV trails. Day passes and seasonal specials, like a chef-prepared dinner and special activities around a campfire, are available. 

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What makes us special in the outdoor industry?

People gathered around a campfire in the woods

Guests at Warthen enjoy lounging around the campfire on rustic benches in a beautiful wooded setting.

We like to provide not only a place to camp but an experience. Aside from relaxing by the campfire, many of our guests enjoy our guided ATV Trail rides, which gives them an opportunity to explore 27 acres of beautiful Georgia open land. They leave feeling as if they’ve just attended a family reunion thanks to our down-to-earth hospitality.

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