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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We chose site A10 right by the Tallulah River. Loved the river right behind us. Only complaint was the sewer hook up went uphill to drain. It drained still but very slowly. Luckily there was some logs by it to help elevate the hose. Bathhouse was clean and the river made it all worthwhile. Super close to the gorge to go hiking in the state park.
We stayed there two nights. Bathrooms are nice and there’s a water spigot at the bathrooms. Plenty of room for a couple of tents. Short walk to the beach. The second day we were woken up by wild horses walking around. You do need to hang up your food though because the horses or raccoons might get into it. It’s just a few miles from the dock.
Kayaking was our favorite part, but you definitely get very very close to all the wildlife including big gators. Boats are for rent if you prefer that. At night there is very little light pollution and you will see more stars than anywhere else around this area. It’s incredible. Our tent site was very close to the water, we could hear gator activity and noises all night.
A lot of the allotted tent sites were in weird spots near the road or among the cabins but we found a nice spot near the lake. Using our own kayaks on the water was free, but they also have boats and canoes for rent. Only complaint was a loud group of teenagers in the middle of the night during the “quiet hours” hanging out on the dock, but what can ya do?
This nice, new RV Park is located in quaint Cuthbert, GA and offers nearby access to good hunting & fishing and hiking/trail running at Providence Canyon. This RV Park has full hookups and laundry as well as a cute covered commons area that has ceiling fans, an ice machine, grill, beverage fridge, picnic tables and fire pit. There is a store right across the street that has cheap fuel, propane and groceries along with fishing & hunting supplies. This park is brand new and has lots of small oak & magnolia trees planted that will be absolutely beautiful once grown up a bit.
The owner is a young hardworking guy who is nice & straight shooting but also not all up in anyone’s business. The RV Park has perfect winter weather for snowbirds, is peaceful and has a clear night sky to view the stars. This park also honors Passport America
Visited March 2020. Stayed on Site 12. Probably one of the better tent sites with awesome lake views. Reserved online, which was easy. Site was in good condition despite a pretty good storm the night before. Flat with plenty of space for a 6-person tent. No power or water at this site.
As other previous reviewers had said, there are areas of the park that are run down and could use some TLC. The bath house was generally clean with plenty of soap. It does look as if the plumbing was recently changed out.
A bit confused about the after hours check in as the main gate was closed. We arrived after 5pm and just assumed we go to our campsite. We checked in the next morning without issue. However, couldn’t find anything online with instructions as to after hours arrival.
For the price, it was a great few days on the lake. Plenty of sunshine at site 12. I would not recommend a few of these sites if you have trouble walking around without assistance. There are some inclines without adequate steps or hand holds.