Jon preserves the past for present and future generations.
The Rock Campground & RV Park, located near Rockmart, is dedicated to preserving the past while preparing for the future.
Owner Jon Hitchcock continues to create a place where present and future generations can gather to make lasting memories. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren come to enjoy the scenic environment, musical programs and other activities offered throughout the year.
“I hope that you and your family will come and visit with us,” he said. “Make memories that will be engraved into your heart, mind, and soul.”
Hitchcock is an avid outdoor enthusiast and treasures the beauty of Polk’s colorful mountain views and lush landscape.
He doesn’t openly admit it, but hints this is one of the reasons he has continued to develop property, located at 130 Forsyth Road near Rockmart.
It all began in 1965 when he purchased 7 acres of land, which later began the site of his business ventures. Hitchcock is interested in recycling and preservation of the scenic beauty in the area.
Therefore, he erected a museum to house a collection of primitive farm implements and other items. This was labor that brought great satisfaction since it was his way of preserving local history.
As a businessman, Hitchcock saw the potential for growth and began to clean up and gradually developed the property. His vision was to host arts, crafts and car shows. This slowly evolved into a full service campground, which opened in 2001. He later named it “The Rock” due to the numerous boulders in the area.
During the next several years, he became a supporter of tourism and member of the local committee. He later reported The Rock brought $ 60,000 into the local economy in about three months.
Hitchcock soon began to take an interest in musical venues. Therefore, he set up a stage on a pontoon boat. In 2002, he erected and improved this attraction, hosted charity events and invited local and area talent.
Additionally, The Rock featured a yearround venue for Bluegrass jam sessions with bluegrass favorites, including the Foggy Hollow, East Dixie Boys, The Bruce