Places to Camp near Appling, GA

Appling is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Appling is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Discover great camping spots near Appling, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Appling, GA (81)

    Camper-submitted photo from Mistletoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mistletoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mistletoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mistletoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mistletoe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mistletoe State Park Campground

    1.

    Mistletoe State Park Campground

    66 Reviews
    323 Photos
    224 Saves
    J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Georgia

    This recreation area is part of J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Petersburg - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petersburg - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petersburg - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petersburg - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petersburg - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petersburg - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    2.

    Petersburg - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    31 Reviews
    47 Photos
    17 Saves
    Modoc, South Carolina

    Overview

    Petersburg Campground is located on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, just four miles from the Thurmond Dam and Visitor Center and 25 miles from Augusta, Georgia. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

    Recreation

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Hikers have access to many miles of trails in the immediate area. The 1.8-mile Lake Springs Loop and the 27-mile Bartram Trail, which meanders along the scenic shoreline and through Wildwood Park, are both nearby. Shorter sections can be hiked from several intersecting trailheads.

    Facilities

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Hikers have access to many miles of trails in the immediate area. The 1.8-mile Lake Springs Loop and the 27-mile Bartram Trail, which meanders along the scenic shoreline and through Wildwood Park, are both nearby. Shorter sections can be hiked from several intersecting trailheads.

    Natural Features

    Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting, and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants and shopping areas. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hamilton Branch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hamilton Branch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hamilton Branch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hamilton Branch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hamilton Branch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hamilton Branch State Park Campground

    3.

    Hamilton Branch State Park Campground

    36 Reviews
    115 Photos
    91 Saves
    Modoc, South Carolina

    This recreation area is part of J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Elijah Clark State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elijah Clark State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elijah Clark State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elijah Clark State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elijah Clark State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elijah Clark State Park Campground

    4.

    Elijah Clark State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    112 Photos
    92 Saves
    Lincolnton, Georgia

    This recreation area is part of J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $225 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Winfield - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Winfield - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Winfield - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Winfield - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Winfield - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Winfield - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    5.

    Winfield - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    11 Reviews
    41 Photos
    14 Saves
    Appling, Georgia

    Overview

    Winfield Campground is located on the Little River near Mistletoe State Park on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

    Recreation

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern US. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Mistletoe State Park is nearby, offering many hiking trails, a nature center and wildlife viewing.

    Facilities

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern US. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Mistletoe State Park is nearby, offering many hiking trails, a nature center and wildlife viewing.

    Natural Features

    Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting, and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants, and shopping areas. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Modoc - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Modoc - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Modoc - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Modoc - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Modoc - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Modoc - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    6.

    Modoc - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    12 Reviews
    29 Photos
    15 Saves
    Modoc, South Carolina

    Overview

    Modoc Campground is a popular park on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, just 5 miles from the Thurmond Visitor Center and Dam. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

    Recreation

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

    Facilities

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

    Natural Features

    Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants, and shopping areas. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Road - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Road - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Road - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Road - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Road - J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Ridge Road - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    7.

    Ridge Road - J Strom Thurmond Lake

    6 Reviews
    7 Photos
    28 Saves
    Modoc, South Carolina

    Overview

    Ridge Road Campground is located on a scenic peninsula on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, and is one of the area's first campgrounds. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

    Recreation

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Many miles of hiking trails are available a few miles from the campground. Hikers enjoy the 1.8-mile Lake Springs Loop and the 27-mile Bartram Trail, which meanders along the scenic shoreline and through Wildwood Park. Shorter sections can be hiked from several intersecting trailheads.

    Facilities

    Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Many miles of hiking trails are available a few miles from the campground. Hikers enjoy the 1.8-mile Lake Springs Loop and the 27-mile Bartram Trail, which meanders along the scenic shoreline and through Wildwood Park. Shorter sections can be hiked from several intersecting trailheads.

    Natural Features

    Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl and wild turkeys. The Ridge Road area is home to many families of whitetail deer.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting, and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants, and shopping areas. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pointes West Army Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pointes West Army Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pointes West Army Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pointes West Army Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pointes West Army Resort

    8.

    Pointes West Army Resort

    6 Reviews
    5 Photos
    28 Saves
    J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Georgia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $7 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Hart Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Hart Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Hart Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Hart Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Hart Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Hart Campground

    9.

    Big Hart Campground

    6 Reviews
    25 Photos
    33 Saves
    J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Georgia

    Big Hart Campground is located at the confluence of Big Creek and Hart Creek on the western end of beautiful J. Strom Thurmond Lake, the largest Corps of Engineers lake project east of the Mississippi River. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking. Recreation Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. Facilities Big Hart Campground is situated in a wooded area on the waterfront. One group campsite and 31 family campsites are available, all with 50-amp electrical hookups. Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, playground, beach, boat ramp and dock. Natural Features Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Elevation is 235' above sea level. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer. Nearby Attractions Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting, and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants, and shopping areas. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April. ADA Access: N

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $182 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bussey Point Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bussey Point Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bussey Point Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bussey Point Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bussey Point Wilderness Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bussey Point Wilderness Area

    10.

    Bussey Point Wilderness Area

    5 Reviews
    11 Photos
    23 Saves
    Modoc, South Carolina

    Enjoy nature at its finest. Located at the entrance of Bussey Point wilderness recreation area- a 2,545 acre peninsula on J. Strom Thurmond Lake- the campground provides a relaxing getaway for the nature enthusiast for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. The Bussey Point horse trail was created by horseback riders for horseback riders. This trail circles the peninsula and is 12.5 miles long. Along with the horse trail, there are an additional 20 miles of roads and trails located within the area that all are welcome to use (no motor vehicles please). Located within the area are 15 food plots, six hike/bike/ride/boat in camping/picnic sites, and several natural beaches. Ample deer and turkey inhabit the area along wiht other mammals and birds to provide on of the best opportunities on teh lake to view wildlife in its natural setting. Adjacent to the area is the campground with 14 primitive campsites without water or electric, however, there are picnic tables, fire rings, and grills located at each site. There is also a boat launching ramp, hand pump for drinking water, and rustic toilets locatd throughout the area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Appling, GA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Appling, GA offers a wide range of camping options, with 81 campgrounds and RV parks near Appling, GA and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near Appling, GA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Appling, GA is Mistletoe State Park Campground with a 4.8-star rating from 66 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Appling, GA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Appling, GA.

What parks are near Appling, GA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 13 parks near Appling, GA that allow camping, notably J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests.