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Did you know the Appalachian Trail begins in Northern Georgia? Or that the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast flows through the Peach State? Georgia offers plenty of outdoor activities for both land and water enthusiasts alike, and is home to enough campgrounds for an entire summer of sleeping outside.
Atlanta, Escape Campervan’s new rental location, is the starting point for adventures throughout the state, and provides easy access to most locations throughout Georgia, including the Blue Ridge Mountains (235 miles), the Consolidated Gold Mine (66.3 miles), and Stone Mountain Park (23.3 miles).
We Found the Best Camping in Georgia
If you’d like to spend a few days in the Peach State, touring around in a van uniquely painted by artists, check out the best camping in Georgia at one of these six campgrounds.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Why do campers flock to Tallulah Gorge State Park in the summer? It’s in the name: The Tallulah Gorge. Lined with Hickory, Beech, and Pine trees, Tallulah Gorge is one of the most spectacular canyons in the southeast. It offers guests a taste of bird watching, hiking, and whitewater opportunities for those looking for a little action.
The campground itself has 50 reservable sites for tents, trailers, and RVs, and three backcountry Adirondack shelters for those looking to get even closer to nature. Their Pioneer Campground camps 25 people, perfect for resting up before nabbing that group permit to enter the gorge.
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Cloudland Canyon State Park
Campers in Georgia love Cloudland Canyon State Park for it’s spacious campsites, steep waterfalls, and extensive backcountry trail system. Sitting in the northwest corner of the state, Cloudland Canyon is easily accessible to campers in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and the Huntsville areas.
While the sites aren’t reservable, chances are high you’ll find a site with 72 tent, RV, and trailer sites available. If you don’t feel like pitching a tent or hauling an RV, Cloudland also offers 10 yurts, 16 cottages, and 1 group lodge. Thirteen backcountry campsites are also available with enough trees to hang everyone’s hammock.
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Vogel State Park
Whether you want a manicured camping experience or a backcountry getaway, Vogel State Park offers both (and some in between). With 35 cottages, a group site, and over 100 campsites on 233 acres, campers can spread out and feel like they’ve got a slice of their own private land.
For down time, check out the miniature golf course onsite, or hike the 17-miles of trails within the park. The Appalachian Trail goes through the nearby Chattahoochee National Forest, so campers and hikers can trek into the forest for a more primitive experience.
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Amicalola Falls State Park
Those embarking on the south-north trek on the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail start here, at Springer Mountain in Amicalola Falls State Park. The campground itself is secluded and lovely. 17 sites sit along the outer loop of the 24-site campground, and seven mark the inner circle.
One of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi cascades 729-feet in Amicalola State Park, and while the trek up the 604 step staircase might leave you winded, it’s more than worth the view from the top.
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Stone Mountain Park Campground
Located only 30 miles outside Atlanta, camping in Georgia’s Stone Mountain Campground offers picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and a swimming pool onsite. There are plenty of primitive and pop-up tent sites at Stone Mountain. Pull-thru sites for your RV are also available, as well as RV Rental Sites. So leave the big rig at home.
If you’re checking out Stone Mountain during the summer, don’t miss the Ice Cream Social every Saturday at 2pm in June and July. There are also rowboat rentals, and a morning coffee and danish social everyday throughout the summer at 7:30am.
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F.D. Roosevelt State Park
With 9,049 acres, F.D. Roosevelt State Park is Georgia’s largest state park with cabins and modern campground amenities like picnic shelters, a group camp, and a seasonal swimming pool. For the fitness fiends, F.D. Roosevelt offers outdoor fitness equipment and over 40 miles of trail nearby. Pine Mountain Trail winds 23 miles through the nearby forest, which is popular with both hikers and backpackers.
Interpretive programs run throughout the summer to keep the kiddos occupied, and the two lakes are great for fishing and enjoying the serenity of the water and the forest.
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