With 63 state parks and historic sites, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic sea islands, more and more adventurers are picking Georgia for their outdoor expeditions. Anchored by the mass metropolis of Atlanta on the north end, and graced by the Southern charm of Savannah in the south, Georgia offers plenty of adventure in between, with some of the highest peaks, prettiest waterfalls, and the best shelling in the South. Grab your tent, your best broken-in boots, or the car-camping accoutrements – camping in Georgia is waiting for you!
The Chattahoochee Forest is a popular camping destination, but it can be hard to escape the hustle and bustle, especially at the Chattooga and Blue Ridge recreation areas. Luckily Three Forks Campground at the Appalachian Trail offers an escape from the hubbub of more popular sites. Enjoy multiple waterfalls, trout streams, and gnarled trees, all in an old-growth forest. There’s also access to several trails – the perfect home base to get some serious day hiking done.
Enamored by all of your options for camping in Georgia? We are too! With its stunning biodiversity (home to the greatest concentration of salamander species in the world), lush forests, and verdant bottomlands, it’s well-worth a trip. For a great taste of the beauty, try the Bear Creek Trail, with its adjacent campground. Winding through a beautiful stream valley, this trek takes you past the second-largest tree in Georgia, burbling waterfalls, and plenty of wildflowers for your 5.7 mile round-trip hike.
But if you’re looking for something different than the Chattahoochee area, check out the Silver Comet Trail, a short jaunt north of Atlanta – perfect for weekend warriors eager to get out into nature. Free and paved, at just over 61 miles long, the Silver Comet trail is built on abandoned rail lines. The path winds through residential areas and forests alike, where you’ll find everything from tunnels to trestles, bike rental shops to wheelchair access points. Find camping in Georgia along the way and get as close to the natural beauty as possible.
Whichever route you choose - mountains or flatlands, waterfalls or sea - you can be sure to find some of the best camping in Georgia off the beaten trail with The Dyrt!
You could not ask for the two nicest people who own the campground. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and to make sure your happy.
They even take your picture at the end of your visit so they can post it on their wall of campers who have visited them.
They also have a passport America discount.
It is so relaxing and they create an environment where you get to know your fellow campers .
There is a reason they are number one on Campendium.
There’s all kind of activities for the kids. They have free transportation within the park / campground area. Helpful staff too. The sites are close but they are not difficult to enter. We were there last month and they were renovating and updating areas but this did not impede any traffic or fun. Highly recommend especially for families.
Cloudland Canyon is my family’s top destination for our autumn camping experience. Between the rock cliffs, amazing overlooks, beautiful waterfalls and great hiking trails… Cloudland Canyon really has it all! Definitely worth a trip if you have never been there!
Just w shirt weekend trip with some friends and we thought we'd do something different so we rented the yurts. It was amazing!
Peaceful setting, very clean. Shower house is clean and well maintained also has laundry facilities. Hosts are friendly. Has lots of power and water sites as well as tent sites with nice gravel tent pads. Some sites do not have grills. The TV pads are all paved and mostly level. There is a swimming beach, no lifeguard. Pets are allowed with the common rules. Lots of shade.
There are nine campsites. Sturdy highline posts are provided but you need to bring your own ropes and other highland gear. Vault toilets are provided but no shower facilities. Campsites each offer electric and water hookups, nice tent pads, lantern hooks, and big picnic tables. This is a very nice horse camp facility. Well maintained and clean. Trails are wonderful and well-constructed to avoid deep mud. My only complaint is the lack of really good, accurate trail maps to print out and carry with you of the horse trails on both the Georgia and South Carolina sides of the river. This is my new favorite mountain horse camp.
We pulled in, and pulled right back out. They advertise low rates and it was right off the interstate so we figured we would stop for the night. Nope. This place is sketchy as all can be. It had a fee campers parked, a couple really old run down units up on blocks like they were permanent campers/living there. Even a person staying inside a cargo trailer. Lots of trash all around every site, it was 1 road in, and 1 road out. we seen 1 dumper for the whole campground. Definitely a small place. And maybe, had it not been night time, I could have talked to someone and checked it out. But we just didnt feel safe.
Victoria campground is awesome! Two negatives- 1-could have more restrooms, depending on the site you choose, you could have quite a commute to them. 2.-The gate worker was super intense! Wanted to know every detail of everyone in our party, and my husband came late and I have to give notice for him to join us ( the campground is gated) Now the positives- It’s right on beautiful lake Allatoona! And you have access to the lake everywhere! The sites are very large, and everyone I saw had lots of privacy! Restrooms are large and clean! I hope to have a chance to return to Victoria!
Very small campground, most sites were not level. There is water and electric, and a dump station. The Appalachian Trail approach trail starts here. The waterfall is pretty, with lots of views over the Smokeys. Ferns are everywhere.
The only reason I gave this campground a 4 instead of 5 stars is because the bathhouse near the tent sites was undergoing renovations and not usable. We had a good walk to go to the other bathroom. Also, several trails were closed due to down bridges from the hurricane. Other than that it was a really pretty park with lots of history. We enjoyed all the wildlife we saw and the campsites were spaced out with a little vegetation in between each. There is plenty to do at this campground from trails, museum, fort, water activities… Also, there is a restaurant at the marina before you come into the park. We didn't get a chance to stop by, but it was packed out, so I'm assuming it's tasty. There was an Omelette Cafe about 15 minutes from the park, that had an amazing breakfast for our long ride home.
We absolutely loved our large site, right on the lake. #82 was amazing! There were even a couple wooden benches down by the lake. We had just enough beach area to sit on the bank while the boys played in the water. The bath house was just down the hill from our spot and it was pretty central to all the sites. The sunset views were breathtaking and we thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend here.
This campground was much smaller than I thought it would be for an attraction as big as the falls and Appalachian Approach Trail, but it was lovely. The outer sites offered plenty of privacy and shade. Lots of cute little snails moseying along. The campsite is close enough to walk to the lodge to have a meal, but don't plan on supper at the lodge on Mother's Day. They apparently closed the restaurant down early. The staff was super sweet though and gave us a boxed lunch. After a peaceful night of rest at the campsite, we drove down to the visitor center and began the Appalachian Approach Trail. The waterfall view was great at midpoint, especially since it had just rained. It was 8.5 miles to Springer Mountain with lots of friendly people to chat with along the way. There were plenty of places to stop for a rest or to camp overnight. We decided to hike all 17 miles in one day and it was tough. Overall it's a beautiful place and we would definitely stay here again.
This is where President Roosevelt came to relax. Warm Springs and Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site is a short drive away. Calloway Gardens and a drive through animal park are all close by. The campground is nice with lots of trees so there is some privacy. There are 2 campground loops, and a small lake. Most are water and electric. There is s dump station. There is a horse stable, too. Dowdell's Knob where President Roosevelt sometimes picnicked at King’s Gap. There is still a picnic area there, with A life-size sculpture of the former president.
The Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the facilities during the Great Depression, including cottages and the Liberty Bell Swimming Pool which is spring fed.
This is the site of a lesser known confederate civil war prison. There was some archeological work going on when we were there. The spring is very pretty, with turtles and fish swimming under the bridges of the walkway, and there were lots of alligators along the stream. We let our dogs swim in the lake before we realized the gators were probably there as well. There is an aquarium for Georgia fish at the park. The campground is in tall pine trees with shade, but not much privacy. Most are level. Water and electric sites and a dump station.
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