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!
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63 acres accommodates RVers and tent campers alike. There are cabins to rent as well. Weekend events are listed on their website and include everything from potluck dinners to full blown multi-day celebrations and activities. Golf carts welcomed. Amenities include pool, hot tub, clubhouse, a game room and much more.
This is just between Clayton & Dillard. The bath houses are super clean and the site was very well maintained. The views at this campground are amazing. Clayton offers several local restaurants that are great as well as a few chain restaurants. Just a short 30 minute drive over the mountain takes you to Highlands, NC….this little town was fantastic. Tons of great restaurants and also lots of boutique & antique shopping.
This is our first time at the park and we love it! I would highly recommend staying on the west rim. You are really packed in on the east rim and it’s just off the entrance to the overlook so there’s a lot of activity throughout the day. The sites at the west rim are a little spread out so you will have some privacy. We stayed at site #8 and it was perfect. There’s one site to the right, site #9 and nothing but trees to the left. It’s not close to the bathroom so do not wait until the last minute if you have to go lol. Cheers!
This campground is in great need of some upgrades. We have stayed at much better KOA campgrounds. Dirt roads in need of repairs, bath houses are run down, camping spots are so close you can hear your neighbor snoring! We arrived to find that our reservation was mishandled so our site was changed last minute (even though our reservation was paid 2 weeks prior). Ended up on an unlevel dirt spot 6 feet from another camper. The only good thing about our stay is that is was only 1 night!
One of the best Georgia State Parks we have camped in. Very well maintained, clean restrooms, friendly and helpful staff, and the peace and quiet we were looking for. The sites are private, very large, and many provide full hookups. The park staff and volunteers were numerous, friendly, and very helpful. The biting sand gnats were at times unbearable and definitely put a damper on our trip. I would highly recommend this park as one to visit but make sure you are prepared with lots of bug repellent.
This campground is geared toward large RVs. Although I am sure you could pitch a tent, we did not see any while there. Each site is a FHU and therefore, the campground is pricier than other state parks ($40 plus a $5 park pass). The driveways are very long, and our small camper van looked lost among all the larger rigs! There are also 11 fully equipped cottages; four of them allow pets. Reasonably priced laundry facilities ($1.25 each for washer and dryer). We were in the section with the new bathhouse – four individual units, each with toilet, sink, and shower.
Our first night, the noseeums were pretty pesky but the temperature dropped about 20 degrees the second night and voila - they were gone! I imagine they would be relentless in the summer months!
We chose this campground since it was just a 20-minute drive to the ferry to Cumberland Island. Although we did not avail ourselves of these options, fishing and private boats are other activities that can be enjoyed at this park. The day-use area has an outdoor “gym” and mini-golf. You could walk there from the campground, but it is about a mile away.
We were camped at another Army Corps of Engineers (fee) campground and decided to check out this unreviewed one further south. The website indicated that there was camping at this free site but although there was a loop at the end of the road, we could find no evidence of a place to pitch a tent or even park a vehicle (or even that you would want to). Absolutely no services, not even a porta-potty. In the middle of nowhere - no gas stations, grocery stores, or any other type of amenity. Lots of felled trees and swampy land. Only saw a decrepit covered bridge that was not even photo-worthy. Perhaps we were in the wrong place but signs indicated we were at the park so I dunno?