Wharton State Forest Batona Campground has some of the best trails I’ve hiked.
Downside is the campsite is tight. You must camp in designated spots and reserve online. Not much distance between sites.
However, with the amount of outdoor activities there really is no reason to stay idle in the daytime. Hiking trails ranging from 1 to 50 miles…. Canoe launches…. Fishing…. Abandoned Atsion Village to explore…
Bathroom facilities at Batona are more like outhouses. My favorite part is the old fashioned hand powered water pump!
Road to the campground is paved. Roads leading to campsites are a loose sand. Sand roads to campsites are traversable by any vehicle. However, I would not head down any other unpaved areas without 4 Wheel or ATV.