Places to Camp near Folkston, GA

Join the fun near Folkston. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Folkston and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Folkston, GA (82)

    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River State Park Campground
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    1.

    Crooked River State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
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    268 Saves
    Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

    Welcome to Crooked River State Park Campground! This place is a gem for anyone looking to unwind and soak in some natural beauty. Nestled near St. Marys, GA, this campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

    The campground features spacious sites, many of which are big rig friendly and come with full hookups, including sewer connections. If you're into tent camping, RVing, or even glamping, there’s something here for everyone. The park is open all year round, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of activities. There are plenty of walking and biking trails, perfect for exploring the scenic surroundings. The park also boasts a mini-golf course, boat ramps, and a fishing pier. For those who enjoy birdwatching, the park offers incredible opportunities to spot various species, even if you’re not a bird enthusiast.

    The amenities are top-notch. Clean restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are available, making your stay hassle-free. There’s also a well-stocked store for any essentials you might need. Firewood is available for purchase, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars.

    If you’re traveling with pets, you’ll be pleased to know that some cottages are pet-friendly. Cottage 10, for instance, is a great option with an exceptional view of the Crooked River. It’s clean, well-stocked, and offers a comfortable stay with all the conveniences of home, including a screened-in porch to enjoy during rainy days.

    The park staff and volunteers are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, ensuring that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Crooked River State Park Campground is a fantastic choice for a relaxing and memorable outdoor experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Stephen C. Foster State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Stephen C. Foster State Park Campground
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    Stephen C. Foster State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    256 Photos
    207 Saves
    Fargo, Georgia

    Welcome to Stephen C. Foster State Park Campground, nestled near Fargo, Georgia. This place is a real gem, offering a unique camping experience right in the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp. If you're into nature, this is the spot for you.

    The campground has a mix of sites, some with water and electric hookups. Sites 1-25 are larger and can accommodate bigger rigs, while sites 26-58 are a bit smaller, perfect for tents. If you prefer pull-through sites, check out sites 59-64. For those who like to be close to the facilities, sites 40, 41, and 42 are your best bet.

    One of the standout features here is the dark sky designation. On a clear night, the stargazing is phenomenal. Just imagine lying back and seeing the Milky Way stretch across the sky. It's a sight you won't forget.

    The park offers plenty of activities to keep you busy. You can rent canoes, kayaks, or motorized John boats to explore the swamp. Keep an eye out for alligators and other wildlife—it's not uncommon to spot a gator lounging near the boat launch. If you prefer to stay on dry land, there are several hiking trails and a boardwalk that takes you through the swamp.

    The campground is pretty remote, so make sure you're stocked up on essentials before you arrive. The nearest store is about 18 miles away. Cell service is spotty, but there's Wi-Fi at the trading post if you need to check in with the outside world.

    Overall, Stephen C. Foster State Park Campground offers a peaceful, nature-filled escape. Whether you're paddling through the swamp, hiking the trails, or just relaxing under the stars, you're in for a memorable experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Camper-submitted photo from Jacksonville North-St. Marys KOA
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    Jacksonville North-St. Marys KOA

    32 Reviews
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    64 Saves
    Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

    Conveniently located off I-95 at the Georgia/Florida border, let us be your base camp for your Southeast Georgia vacation or stopover as you continue on your journey! Jacksonville North/St. Marys KOA Holiday has everything you need as a family-friendly campground in Georgia.

    Ways to Stay

    Whether you prefer the comfort of RV camping or a more rustic, outdoorsy experience, you'll feel right at home at Jacksonville North/St. Marys KOA Holiday. Our fully furnished Deluxe Cabins offer a luxurious atmosphere complete with bathrooms, kitchen supplies, comfy beds, linens and a big screen TV. Try our Camping Cabins for a rustic feel with the convenience of electricity, beds and air conditioning. You could also park your RV at one of our Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites. For a traditional camping experience, pitch a tent at one of our Tent Sites. Whatever accommodation you choose, you can rest assured you will enjoy your stay under the Georgia Pines.

    Special Campground Amenities

    Jacksonville North/St. Marys KOA Holiday provides many amenities for you when you stay with us.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlantic Beach Campground — Fort Clinch State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlantic Beach Campground — Fort Clinch State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlantic Beach Campground — Fort Clinch State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlantic Beach Campground — Fort Clinch State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlantic Beach Campground — Fort Clinch State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlantic Beach Campground — Fort Clinch State Park

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    Atlantic Beach Campground — Fort Clinch State Park

    50 Reviews
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    596 Saves
    Fernandina Beach, Florida

    Atlantic Beach Campground at Fort Clinch State Park is a gem nestled on the northeastern tip of Amelia Island, near Fernandina Beach, Florida. This spot is perfect for those who love a mix of history, nature, and beachside relaxation. The campground offers a unique blend of oceanfront views and rich Floridian history, making it a standout destination.

    The campground itself is relatively small, featuring just six tent sites and 21 RV slots. The RV sites form a small oval loop, with a central restroom and shower facility that's kept spick and span. There's even a coin-operated laundry, which is a nice touch for longer stays. One of the highlights is the beach access point, complete with a well-maintained boardwalk and a shower to rinse off the sand and saltwater.

    For those interested in history, Fort Clinch is a must-visit. The fort offers interactive living history demonstrations, especially on the first weekend of every month when soldiers re-enact battlefield movements and fire off cannons. It's a fascinating glimpse into the past, covering periods from the Civil War to World War II.

    Nature lovers will appreciate the extensive bike trails shaded by ancient oak canopies draped in Spanish moss. These trails are also open to hikers, making it easy to explore the park's diverse ecosystems. Birdwatchers will be thrilled with the variety of species, including red-tailed hawks and great horned owls.

    If you're into fishing, the Amelia River offers great opportunities, and the beach is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a bit of shell hunting. Just keep in mind that some oceanfront areas have strong currents, so check with the rangers about safe swimming spots.

    In short, Atlantic Beach Campground offers a bit of everything—beach, history, and nature—all wrapped up in one beautiful package.

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

    $1 - $40 / night

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    Okefenokee Pastimes Cabins and Campground

    13 Reviews
    75 Photos
    24 Saves
    Folkston, Georgia

    Quiet wooded campground right outside Okefenokee Swamp NWR with Cabins, RV Sites and Tent campsites

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

    $29 - $159 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blythe Island Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blythe Island Regional Park
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    Blythe Island Regional Park

    39 Reviews
    74 Photos
    237 Saves
    Brunswick, Georgia

    The Blythe Island Campground has RV sites, primitive sites, and group camping sites. All RV sites have water, electric, sewer, cable, fire ring, picnic table, and small concrete pad. Primitive sites have a fire ring and picnic table. All bath houses are heated and have hot showers. Laundry machines are located at the campground office (coin-operated or use app). Free WiFi Internet Service is available throughout the park. The park has security cameras mounted in different areas of the park for security. Park security gates will remain open throughout the daytime and will lock automatically in the evening. For more information, call the campground office at (912) 279-2812

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Sea Camp Campground — Cumberland Island National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Sea Camp Campground — Cumberland Island National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Sea Camp Campground — Cumberland Island National Seashore
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    Sea Camp Campground — Cumberland Island National Seashore

    24 Reviews
    137 Photos
    174 Saves
    Fernandina Beach, Florida

    Overview

    Whether you are looking to spend a night with family and friends around a campfire under the moss covered branches of the live oak trees, or looking for the rugged challenges and solitude of the wilderness, you will find it on Cumberland Island National Seashore. The park includes a designated Wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities. The national seashore also offers a wide variety of camping opportunities.________ Watch the "Camping on Cumberland Island" video for information to help you plan an d prepare for your trip.__ Campgrounds Cumberland Island offers five campgrounds , which include designated campsites at Sea Camp and Stafford Beach; and Wilderness campsites at: Hickory Hill, Yankee Paradise and Brickhill Bluff. Camping is only permitted in these five campgrounds. A permit is required to camp in any of these five camping areas. Getting There __ Visitors must take a boat to the island. Most visitors arrive via the Cumberland Island Ferry from St. Marys, Georgia (see Park Concessioner Services below).__ The ferry does not transport automobiles or RVs. Check the ferry schedule prior to reserving your Cumberland Island National Seashore Camping Permit unless you are traveling by private boat. The ferry does not operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from December through February. Island Information Cumberland Island is 18 miles (29 km) long and .5 miles (.8 km) to 3 miles (5 km) wide. Bring your cell phone if possible. Use airplane mode to reserve battery power. There is electricity at the Sea Camp Ranger Station, Sea Camp Campground, and Stafford Beach Campground for recharging devices. Dial 911 to report emergencies and disturbances.__ There are no stores, restaurants or other amenities on the island. After arriving on the island, campers must hike, walk or bike from the dock to the campgrounds and transport all gear. There is no transporation service. The distance ranges from .5 miles (.8 km) to Sea Camp to 10.5 miles (17 km) to Brickhill Bluff.____ Carts of any kind and wheeled coolers are not allowed north of Sea Camp Campground.__ Hammocks permitted only with hammock stands. New for 2021. See Superintendent's Compendium__ Be prepared for extreme weather, sun exposure, and a variety of insects. Ticks, no see-ums, and mosquitoes are prevalent during summer months; protect yourself accordingly. Understand your limitations; the island has no conveniences; be prepared for a remote setting and a harsh environment. Bicycle and Carts For information on using carts and camping with bicycles visit the Cumberland Island Camping Page__ For information on bicycle and cart rentals, as well as transporting your bike to the island visit Cumberland Island Ferry webpage .____ Ferry Reservations, Bicycle and Cart Rental, and Tour Reservations - Contact: Cumberland Island Ferry at www.cumberlandislandferry.com or call (877) 860-6787.__________ Cumberland Island Ferry passengers must check-in at the Cumberland Island Mainland Visitor Center in Saint Marys at least 30 minutes prior to their ferry departure time: https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/be-ready.htm__ Campers must deboard the ferry at the Sea Camp Dock (not at the Dungeness Dock).____

    Recreation

    There are over 50 miles of trails and roads as well as 18 miles of beach. Hiking, biking, camping, birdwatching, and beachcombing are popular activities on the island.

    Facilities

    There are over 50 miles of trails and roads as well as 18 miles of beach. Hiking, biking, camping, birdwatching, and beachcombing are popular activities on the island.

    Natural Features

    The island is home to more than 17 miles of undeveloped beach, a maritime forest of oak hammock and long leaf pine, tidal creeks, and marshland. Visitors can see an abundance of wildlife from deer, turkey, alligators, and bobcats, to snakes, tortoises, lizards, and hundreds of migratory birds.

    Nearby Attractions

    City of St. Marys, GA - St. Marys, Georgia, the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore, a small coastal village located in southeast Georgia remains one of Georgia's best kept secrets, a place rich in history, natural beauty and Southern hospitality. St. Marys and Cumberland Island National Seashore provide a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.__ Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - In southern Georgia and northern Florida there is a very special place, one of the oldest and best preserved freshwater systems in America. Native Americans called it Okefenoka, meaning ___Land of the Trembling Earth___. Now this place, where earth, air, fire and water continuously reform the landscape, is preserved within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, created in 1937 to protect wildlife and for you to explore.__ St. Marys Submarine Museum - This museum is a great place to learn about the "Silent Service". A wide variety of Submarine artifacts, memorabilia and information are available for viewing, and you can view the beautiful St Marys waterfront through a real periscope.__ Crooked River State Park - Located on Georgia's Colonial Coast, this park offers cozy facilities in a beautiful setting. Campsites are surrounded by Spanish moss-draped oaks, while most cottages overlook the river. Hikers can explore the nature trail, which winds through a maritime forest and salt marsh. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise.__ Fort Frederica National MonumentTimucuan Ecological & Historic PreserveCity of Jacksonville, FL__

    Charges & Cancellations

    Refund and Cancellation Policy Cancellations 10 days or more before the start date of the reservation will result in a refund of the permit cost minus a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 10 days from the start date of the reservation will result in a refund of the permit cost minus a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations one day prior to the start date of the reservation. When a reservation is cancelled, those dates will be made available for other campers at a random time within 24 hours. Changes Before Permit is Printed: The Refund and Cancellation Policy will be applied to all changes to the reservation. The start date of the reservation cannot be changed without cancelling the reservation. A new reservation must be made. Cancellation fees apply and fees associated with making a new reservation apply. Changes may be made to the number of people (maximum 6 per site) with the same dates and trip itinerary. Changes can be made by logging accessing your reservation on recreation.gov or by contacting the Call Center. Reservations are non-transferable. After Permit is Printed: Changes cannot be made to permit once it is printed. Changes will require a cancellation of the permit and reserving a new permit, if space is available. All cancellation fees and new reservation fees apply.__ Permits can only be printed within 10 days of the arrival date. You cannot change your site assignment. All permits must be honored as they are. Ensure every person on the camping permit has reserved a round-trip ferry ticket or has transportation via private boat. No-Show Policy If you do not cancel and decide not to use your reservation, no fees will be refunded. Please cancel your reservation if you are unable to use it as this opens space for others.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available

    $40 / night

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    Jekyll Island Campground

    49 Reviews
    169 Photos
    663 Saves
    Jekyll Island, Georgia

    Jekyll Island Campground allows you to pitch your tent or park your RV and stay among the magnificent oaks draped with Spanish moss on Jekyll Island.

    Amenities:

    -Walking distance from Clam Creek and Driftwood Beach

    -18 wooded acres

    -179 total campsites

    -167 Full hook-up sites with both back-in and pull-thru options

    -12 Primitive tent sites

    -Electricity (30 and 50 amps), cable TV, water, and sewer available

    -Free Wi-Fi

    -General Store offering supplies, personal care items, firewood, propane, ice, and some RV supplies.

    -Two bathhouses, each including toilets & showers with hot water

    -Laundry on-site with coin-operated washers & dryers

    -Community Pavilion – climate-controlled space for special events which seats up to 164

    -Pickleball court

    -Bike rentals

    -Bird sanctuary

    -Pet-friendly

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

    $15 - $40 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Laura S Walker State Park Campground
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    Laura S Walker State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    45 Photos
    92 Saves
    Hoboken, Georgia

    Welcome to Laura S. Walker State Park Campground, nestled near Waycross, GA. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a touch of comfort. The campground is open all year, so you can plan your visit whenever the mood strikes.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, perfect for paddling, swimming, or just soaking in the serene views. There's also a dog park, which is a big hit with pet owners. If you're into hiking, the Nature Trail offers a pleasant, easy hike of about three miles, crossing the lake and looping back.

    The campground is well-maintained, with clean restrooms and showers. Some sites come with electric hookups, and there's a sanitary dump station for RVs. Speaking of RVs, the place is big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup.

    For those who prefer a bit more comfort, there are cabins available for rent. And if you're planning a group outing, there's a group camp facility that's perfect for gatherings. The staff here are known for being friendly and helpful, which always makes the stay more enjoyable.

    Nearby, you can explore the Okefenokee Swamp Park, which offers guided boat tours—a great way to experience the local wildlife and unique ecosystem.

    Whether you're here for the lake, the trails, or just to relax in a peaceful setting, Laura S. Walker State Park Campground has something to offer. So pack your gear, bring your pets, and get ready for a memorable outdoor adventure.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Coastal GA RV Resort

    21 Reviews
    39 Photos
    32 Saves
    Brunswick, Georgia

    Welcome to Coastal GA RV Resort, nestled near Brunswick, GA. This spot is a favorite among travelers for its convenient location just off I-95, making it a perfect stopover or base camp for exploring the beautiful Georgia coast.

    The campground offers a range of amenities to make your stay comfortable. You'll find clean restrooms and hot showers, which are always a plus after a day of adventuring. The sites are spacious, with concrete slabs for easy setup, and many are surrounded by shrubs for added privacy. Sewer hookups and electric hookups are available, making it big-rig friendly. Plus, there's a dog park for your furry friends to stretch their legs.

    Visitors have praised the park's cleanliness and the friendly, helpful staff. The campground is well-maintained, with three bathhouses and laundry facilities to keep things convenient. There's also a pool for a refreshing dip on those hot Georgia days.

    For those looking to explore, Coastal GA RV Resort is ideally situated. It's close to Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island, both offering stunning beaches and historical sites. Brunswick itself has plenty of dining and shopping options, and there's a grocery store and fuel nearby for any essentials you might need.

    One thing to note is that the park doesn't allow fires, so plan accordingly if you were hoping for a campfire experience. Also, while the park's WiFi isn't great for streaming, most visitors find their phone hotspots work just fine.

    Overall, Coastal GA RV Resort is a solid choice whether you're passing through or planning a longer stay. The combination of great amenities, friendly staff, and a prime location makes it a standout spot on the Georgia coast.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Folkston, GA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Folkston, GA offers a wide range of camping options, with 82 campgrounds and RV parks near Folkston, GA and 5 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Folkston, GA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Folkston, GA is Crooked River State Park Campground with a 4.7-star rating from 47 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 free dispersed camping spots near Folkston, GA.

What parks are near Folkston, GA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 parks near Folkston, GA that allow camping, notably Cumberland Island National Seashore and Osceola National Forest.