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Amalia K.
Atlanta, GA
Joined August 2018
Walk-in sites

DEFINITELY reserve one of the walk-in sites, I think there are only 6 or 7 sites available. All the sites are a very short walk from the car, easy to carry gear into the sites. My husband and I have been twice, and have loved it each time. Super close to walking on the beach, and each primitive site has a container where you can store your food away from unwanted pests. Sites are dog friendly and fires are allowed. The walk-in sites were recently renovated in the past year, lads are flat with small gravel pebbles, and each pad (16 by 16 feet) is raised off the ground about a half a foot or a foot. Great place for biking and short hikes also. Staff at the park are friendly. Best thing is that you can reserve the site you want in advance so no worries about showing up with no availability. Alligators are around- but we’ve never seen any around the campsites. They usually hang out in the marshlands that surround the campground. Really fun place to go, highly recommend!

Best camping

I absolutely love the three forks campground. All of the sites are situated along a creek, and a fair distance from each other (most sites you drive between) and off the road. It feels pretty secluded, though there is heavy competition for good spots and I don’t think you can reserve in advance. So if you’re heading out for the weekend, make sure you leave earlier on the Friday to snag a good spot. Dog friendly, and enough space to let your dog run around and not be distracted with other campers/campsites. You can drive your car into a few of the spots, others you park in the road and carry your gear down to the site. This is definitely one of my top favorite camping spots in Georgia. Weather has always been fairly cool when we go, really comfortable and nice.

Primitive camping

Highly recommend the primitive campsites at cloudland canyon, though does require a .5-1.5 mile hike-in to sites, so be prepared to carry your gear if the closest spots are already taken. Most of the sites are near a small creek, perfect for camping. Sites are more remote, but you can really enjoy your privacy as the sites are situated pretty far from each other. Though, there is one trail haleading in and out so when we were there, lots of day hike folks and other campers would walk on the trail near the sites (some of the primitive sites are farther from the trail and others are next to the trail). Great if you want to get away for the weekend!

Walk-campaites

If you’re like me and appreciate a bit of privacy when camping, the walk-in campsites at Fort Yargo are the place to go. Just a short 1-2 minutes walk from your car and bathrooms, but you feel much more secluded than the campsites in the regular campground. The 12walk-in sites are waterfront to the lake- perfect for kayaking or paddle boarding. If you want privacy, but dont want to ‘hike-in’ all your camping gear, I highly recommend these sites!