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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Wow. This park is phenomenal! It is so beautiful. The canyons are breathtaking and the staff is so helpful and friendly!
Pets are welcomed and many people had theirs. So if your pet doesn’t like crowds or other pets it would be best to leave them home. Also it’s a decent walk very steep and at times strenuous so elderly people or pets may want to stay at the top. (We slipped multiple times going down.)
Make sure you take a cash to get in the gate or you will have to go to the visitor center.
We plan to go back and camp but I believe you have to hike to the camp sites.
I have nothing bad to say about this park. We loved our stay.
We RV'd at site 61 with our 21 foot long airstream. It was our very first trip with our airstream and we could not have asked for a better location. We loved the size and shape of the campsites. Ours had some stairs leading down to the firepit. It's a small detail but it made for a beautiful site!
The tall trees are abound and the constant sound of the creek water flowing was very peaceful.
Very quiet park. It was not very busy when we went because the temperatures were a bit chilly. Everyone was respectful with noise.
Bathrooms were in excellent condition. Great hot water and water pressure.
The Campground Hosts… this park is blessed with some heroes. One morning, it was pouring rain, and I did not want to walk in the cold rain to get to the shower. The camp host saw me waiting outside my airstream for the rain to slow down, and then he drove me (in his golf cart) to the showers. Then when I was done, he drove me back home!
We also had an issue on our way out of the park - our trailer jack broke when we were hitching up. We asked 2 camp hosts for their opinion and advice on what to do (again, this was our first time!), and they were both incredibly kind, explained our options, and one even gave us some supplies from his own toolbox to fix it! I think his name was Jeff. Jeff, thank you again for all of your help! We made it to Home Depot and fixed the jack, and we used one of the bolts you provided us!
Wonderful park with wonderful people - don't hesitate to book here!
Wonderful state park in South Georgia! Our site was on the water and had beautiful sunset views. Newly renovated after Hurricane Michael, the upper loop had new gravel pads and plenty of space between sites. Great fire pit and grill combo along with a large and sturdy picnic table. The hiking trail just reopened and was an easy 2 miles. Tons of animal tracks to look for and identify! The playground close to the camping loop is nearly complete and looks super fun for the Littles. Bathhouse was brand new and showers were hot. Definitely coming back!
This is on the Coosa River. A short drive to Rome and Cave Spring. Quiet, clean and well managed. Shade on most sites. Friendly staff. Great spot on the dam for fishing, or just relaxing. Recent improvements include several sites with full hookups.
This is an amazing place to camp and explore! Safe area to park your car before taking the ferry to this enchanting island. The island is 13 miles long so it takes a while to explore everything it has to offer. The beaches are beautiful, the Gullah culture is eye opening, the old mansion is quite nice…there so many things to do here. You can also rent kayaks from the hosts and drop them in just down the road. The campground is breathtaking with nice showers/bathrooms, with a couple covered shelters and a communal pavilion and campfire ring. There are outlets under the pavilion as well as a couple of fixed grills next to it. I highly recommend this quaint lil island!
The campground itself was absolutely beautiful. There were lots of sites along the creek, making it even better.
Their website makes the sites look bigger than they actually are. We BARELY fit two small tents in one site.
Campground is pet friendly, but I wouldn't recommend unless you're RV camping. (In fact, this campground is more geared for RV camping.)
All of the sites on our "loop" were RIGHT ON TOP of each other. I mean, bacon cooked outside would probably get grease on a neighboring camper. We aren't big fans of close camp sites, so we weren't thrilled.
Quiet times were not respected while we were there, but we were not bothered. That may bother others though!
Bathrooms were nice!
This campground will be great for some! Just depends on what you're looking for!
Stayed here in July 2020. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no cell service. It's pet friendly. No water or electric hookups. Bathrooms are toilet only and no running water or temperature control.
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The road to get to some of these sites is ROUGH. Definitely not a road to drive for those who aren't skilled in off road driving.
We stayed in one of the back sites near the creek (I can't recall the number). Most of the sites were VERY secluded. We could see our neighbors in the distance, but not very well.
Some of the sites are HUGE. Ours was one of those large ones.
There are bugs everywhere. Make sure you know how to set up your site to repel bugs!
This campground has it all - fishing, hiking, waterfalls, wildlife, etc. It's a primitive camper's dream!