The state of Georgia is an excellent playground for anyone who likes an array of different camping adventures. The state park system provides hospitality, consistency, and comfort throughout the state, while several other campgrounds across Georgia offer many other inviting and enjoyable spots for sleeping beneath the starry sky. Many of these camping destinations are also home to a variety of different outdoor recreation activities, such as kayaking, water sports, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, and much more. The warmer climate also adds to a more comfortable camping experience.
1.Richard B. Russell State Park
Encompassing a lake measuring more than 26,000 acres, Richard B. Russell State Park is home to some of the finest boating and fishing in the state of Georgia. The park offers great camping opportunities as well, with fully-equipped cottages and a campground situated near or on the edge of the water, providing a relaxing camping trip. Most of the facilities in the state park are wheelchair-accessible, including the beach and swimming. There’s also a nature trail that follows along the lakeshore to one of the area’s oldest steel pin bridges, and then meanders through the adjoining woods before returning to the beach.
2650 Russell State Park Dr, Elberton, GA 30635, Phone: 706-213-2045
2.Tugaloo State Park
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Located on a wooded peninsula, the majority of campsites and cottages within the Tugaloo State Park provide amazing views of Lake Hartwell, the park’s 55,590-acre lake, in nearly every direction. Some of the cottages even include a private boat dock. Campers who prefer tent camping can choose from one of the primitive campsites or the developed campground. DUring the summer season, Lake Hartwell is particularly popular for boating, sailing, water skiing, and swimming. Both the Muscadine and Sassafras hiking trails wind their way through cherry, mulberry, walnut, and oak trees. Fishin is also a popular year-round activity at the park.
1763 Tugalo State Park Road, Lavonia, GA 30553, Phone: 706-356-4362
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The Oz Campground in Unadilla, Georgia is a place where people who love the outdoors can simply relax and be themselves. The campground features numerous tent campsites, RV campsites, and camper cabins, as well as several on-site amenities across its approximately 150 acres, such as a 4,000-square-foot nightclub and bar, a cafe open Thursday night through Sunday lunch, miles of trails, a hot tub, a sun deck, and a heated pool. The Oz Campground believes that what makes it so special is the guests that come to the campground, claiming they are the friendliest people anywhere.
50 GA-230, Unadilla, GA 31091, Phone: 478-892-2299
4.Black Rock Mountain State Park
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Black Rock Mountain State Park boasts the highest elevation anywhere in the state of Georgia, showcasing some of the Blue Ridge Mountains most spectacular scenery. Overlooks throughout the park offer breathtaking vistas stretching up to eighty miles. Visitors wanting to stay in the Black Rock Mountain State Park overnight have a choice between several different overnight options, including a campground, backcountry campsites, and comfortable cottages. Along with camping, the state park offers several other outdoor recreation activities for guests, such as hiking, picnicking, photography, geocaching, and fishing. Facilities include a playground, two picnic shelters, variety of campsites, and cottages.
3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy, Mountain City, GA 30562, Phone: 706-746-2141
5.Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Chattahoochee Bend State Park preserves an amazing stretch of wilderness in Georgia’s northwest Coweta County, located along one of the Chattahoochee River’s graceful bends. The park has become a haven for anglers, campers, and paddlers, and at just over 2,900 acres, it is one of the largest state parks in Georgia. While the majority of Chattahoochee Bend State Park remains in its natural state, visitors looking to camp overnight have several options within the boundaries of the park. There are both back-in and pull-through RV sites, as well as traditional developed campsites, walk-in campsites, and riverfront platform sites for tent camping.
425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263, Phone: 770-254-7271
6.Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Located in Rising Fawn, along the Lookout Mountain’s western edge, Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the state’s most scenic parks, providing opportunities for exceptional hiking and exploring rugged geology. The state park features a deep gorge and the best views into this canyon is just an easy for visitors from the park’s picnic area. Hikers, however, can explore the rim trail or venture out into the canyon floor by way of several staircases. Campers can choose from several options in Cloudland Canyon State Park, including walk-in, spacious tent campsites, a modern campground, and cottages located near the canyon.
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd, Rising Fawn, GA 30738, Phone: 706-657-4050
7.F.D. Roosevelt State Park
The F. D. Roosevelt State Park is the largest state park in Georgia, spanning across approximately 9,049 acres, offering a haven for backpackers and hikers. The rolling mountains can be found only eighty miles away from the bustling city of Atlanta. A wooded campground is located near the shore of a small lake that can be used by visitors for fishing. There are also privately operated stables offering guided horseback rides to guests. Recreation activities at F. D. Roosevelt State Park include a seasonal swimming pool, a playground, picnic areas, horseback riding, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, backpacking, and hiking.
2970 GA-190, Pine Mountain, GA 31822, Phone: 706-663-4858
8.Fort Yargo State Park
Situated between the cities of Athens and Atlanta, Fort Yargo State Park is a popular Georgia state park featuring a circ 1792 log fort that was constructed by early settlers to protect themselves against Cherokee and Creek Indians. The park is known for its broad array of scenery and outdoor recreation possibilities The 260-acre lake provides boat ramps, waters for fishing, a spacious swimming beach. Overnight visitors can stay for the night in one of Fort Yargo State Park’s cozy campsites or one of the fully-equipped cottages. There are also lakeside yurts, or canvas tents, available for reservation.
210 S Broad St, Winder, GA 30680, Phone: 770-867-3489
9.High Falls State Park
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High Falls State Park is situated just northwest of Macon, Georgia and is named after the falling cascades of the Towaliga River. Guests can hike along the edge of the river and through a hill forest to reach what remains of the local power plant foundation. Formerly an early 1800’s prosperous industrial town, High Falls turned into a ghost town by the 1880’s. Today, it’s a popular destination for camping or a side trip for people traveling along Interstate 75. Recreation activities at High Falls State Park include RV, tent, and yurt camping, as well as swimming, hiking, geocaching, fishing, and boating.
76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233, Phone: 478-993-3053
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10.James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
The Chattahoochee National Forest and the rural countryside of Georgia surround the quiet James H. Floyd State Park near Summerville. There are two stocked lakes for fishing and visitors can travel along one of the lakeside loop trails, a total of three miles, relax in swings, or watch the numerous bluebirds who call the park home. The state park also contains four camper cottages and a small campground nestled within the tree-covered hillsides. Children can play on the playground or feed the ducks, and visitors can also rent pedal boats, kayaks, or canoes and explore the boardwalk.
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd, Summerville, GA 30747, Phone: 706-857-0826
11.Red Top Mountain State Park
Red Top Mountain State Park is a popular park on the shores of Lake Allatoona, ideal for fishing, water skiing, and swimming. Guests can rent boats from a nearby marina or bring their own. There is a sandy swimming beach surrounded by trees and nestled within a cove, offering a great place to relax during the hot summers. Red Top Mountain State Park also provides a spacious campground and rental camper cottages for visitors who wish to stay a night or two in nature, as well as yurts located by the lake. There are also plenty of trails for hiking.
50 Lodge Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102, Phone: 770-975-4226
12.Skidaway Island State Park
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Skidaway Island State Park, located just twenty minutes away from Savannah, borders the state’s Skidaway Narrows, a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway. The grounds provide opportunities for hiking, picnicking, scenic camping, and more, as well as a great destination for enjoying the peaceful setting in nature. The campground at Skidaway Island State Park is nestled beneath the shade of Spanish moss and live oaks, offering a scenic setting, and groups can find pioneer campgrounds that offer their own privacy. Seven miles of hiking and biking trails take visitors over tidal creeks and salt marshes and through maritime forest.
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411, Phone: 912-598-2300
13.Stephen C. Foster State Park
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The Stephen C. Foster State Park is a remote state park and the primary entrance to Georgia’s legendary Okefenokee Swamp, which is considered to be one of the state’s seven natural wonders. Recreation activities possible at the park include camping, bicycling, stargazing, hiking, fishing, boat tours, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. As for camping facilities at the Stephen C. Foster State Park, there are traditional campsites, cabins, group campgrounds, a visitor center, and picnic shelters. Trees covered with Spanish moss reflect off of the glass-like black waters, providing photographers and paddlers with breathtaking scenery, while abundant wildlife can also be seen.
17515 GA-177, Fargo, GA 31631, Phone: 912-637-5274
14.Tallulah Gorge State Park
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The Tallulah Gorge State Park is home to one of the eastern United States’ most spectacular canyons, with the Tallulah Gorge measuring almost one thousand feet deep and two miles long. Guests can hike down a number of rim trails to reach multiple overlook, or permits can be obtained to go hiking along the floor of the gorge. Camping facilities include a pioneer campground and campsites for RV, trailer, and tent camping. Other recreation opportunities in the Tallulah Gorge State Park include swimming, bicycling, picnicking, archery, fishing, mountain biking. There is also a 63-acre lake and beach, picnic shelters, and backcountry Adirondack shelters.
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573, Phone: 706-754-7981
15.Vogel State Park
One of the most beloved and oldest state parks in Georgia, Vogel State Park is located within the Chattahoochee National Forest, at the bottom of Blood Mountain. The park is especially popular during the autumn season, when the mountains transform into a blanket of gold, yellow, and red leaves. Primitive backpacking sites, traditional campsites, and camper cottages offer a variety of options for campers. The park also features a beach with mountain views, a 22-acre lake that can be used for non-motorized boating, and several trails for hiking, ranging from an easy loop to the challenging Coosa Backcountry Trail.
405 Vogel State Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512, Phone: 706-745-2628
16.Jacksonville North - St. Marys KOA Holiday
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The Jacksonville North/St. Marys KOA Holiday campground in Kingsland, Georgia provides campers with the shade from grand Georgia pines. All of the RV campsites are pull-thru sites, and there are camping cabins as well with all the comforts of home. For a unique camping experience, guests can also reserve one of the Tipis. Amenities at the KOA Holiday campground near Jacksonville, Florida include daily complimentary breakfast, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, a 18-hole miniature golf course, a game room, a fitness center and sauna, two laundry facilities, and a heated swimming pool complete with a water slide and waterfall.
2970 Scrubby Bluff Rd, Kingsland, GA 31548, Phone: 912-729-3232
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17.Savannah South KOA Holiday
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The Savannah South KOA Holiday campground is located just outside of the historic, gracious, and famed Southern city. The property features numerous spacious pull-through sites and shady, beautiful back-in sites along the lakefront. The Savannah South KOA also offers a lodge near the lake and both one-room and two-room camper cabins. As for amenities, the campground includes a swimming pool and a lake for fishing with no fishing license required. Guests can also rent boats and watch the array of waterfowl and the hand-raised swans. Visitors can set up camp and explore everything the Savannah area has to offer.
4915 US Highway 17 South, Richmond Hill, GA 31324, Phone: 912-756-3396
18.CreekFire RV Resort
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Located in Savannah, the CreekFire RV Resort offers a little bit of something for nearly everyone, whether they are looking to explore the beautiful and historic city or escape busy daily life and relax in the outdoors. Guests can choose to stay a night or two in one of the comfortable lake area deluxe cabins, pitch their tent, or park their RV. Amenities include boat rentals, kayak and canoe rentals, a hot tub and resort-style pool, a kids pool, sports courts, bike and golf cart rentals, a playground, a shuttle service to downtown Savannah, a retail store, complimentary Wi-Fi, and more.
275 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, GA 31419, Phone: 912-897-2855
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19.Chattahoochee National Forest
The Chattahoochee National Forest of Georgia is full of sparkling streams, gorgeous woodlands, and southern outdoor adventures. Visitors have a choice of several different campgrounds throughout the forest, some more developed than other ones, so it’s best to do some research. For biking and hiking enthusiasts, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is home to more than eight hundred and fifty miles of biking and hiking trails, including access to the famed Appalachian Trail. On a clear day, the view from Brasstown Bald Mountain extends to Tennessee. Other possible outdoor recreation activities include wildlife viewing, swimming, paddling, and fishing.
Suches, GA 30572, Phone: 770-297-3000
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20.Jekyll Island Campground
The Jekyll Island Campground is a place where campers can park their RV or pitch their tent among magnificent oaks covered in Spanish moss on the state of Georgia’s popular Jekyll Island. Campground amenities include complimentary wireless internet, two bathhouses with hot showers, a general store, an on-site laundry facilities with coin-operated machines, bike rentals, a pickleball court, and a community pavilion. The pet-friendly, 18-acre Jekyll Island Campground consists of nearly two hundred campsites and is located within walking distance to Driftwood Beach and Clam Creek. RV sites include 30 and 50-amp electric, cable television, and sewer and water connections.
1197 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, Phone: 912-635-3021
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Situated on the shores of Allatoona Lake, the McKinney Campground offers campers with an assortment of water activities within the state of Georgia’s rolling green hills. Located only thirty miles outside of Atlanta, the campground provides an ideal escape from the bustling city, offering 150 spacious sites near a swimming beach and a dock. Waterfront campsites give guests sweeping lake views as well. The McKinney Campground also includes several amenities, such as showers, flush toilets, drinking water, picnic areas, and fire rings. Fishing jetties can be found along the lake’s shoreline and campers can fish from the campground dock.
6659 McKinney Camp Ground Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102, Phone: 678-721-6700
22.Rivers End Campground & RV Park
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The Rivers End Campground and RV Park is a great home base in Tybee Island, Georgia for exploring everything in the area. Situated only about a half-mile from the beach and just fifteen miles from historic downtown Savannah, Rivers End offers an ideal location for visitors to explore both the beautiful city of Savannah and the natural beauty of Tybee Island. The campground is home to the island’s largest swimming pool, as well as the River Room TV Lounge, a fitness center, a dog park, a 24-hour laundry facility, climate-controlled 24-hour restroom facilities, a vending room, general store, gift shop, and more.
5 Fort Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328, Phone: 912-786-5518
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23.Stone Mountain Park Campground
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Located in its namesake Stone Mountain, Georgia, the Stone Mountain Park Campground offers a chance to get out into the great outdoors within the Atlanta metropolitan area, offering a variety of campsites. The campground consists of more than 400 wooded sites, including 43 primitive tent campsites, 353 sites with partial hookups with electricity and water, and 144 full hookup sites. Amenities at the Stone Mountain Park Campground include access to the park attractions, comfort stations including full showers, laundry facilities, a supply store for any necessities campers may have forgotten, a playground, volleyball courts, a swimming pool, Wi-Fi at select sites.
4003 Stonewall Jackson Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, Phone: 770-498-5710
24.Unicoi State Park & Lodge
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Nestled within the scenic natural setting of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Unicoi State Park and Lodge boasts itself as a paradise for campers, offering a wide variety of options for camping. From secluded tent sites to luxury RV sites to the unique outdoor hammock at the Squirrels Nest, the campground at this Georgia state park is designed to meet the needs of an array of camping styles. There are almost one hundred campsites available at Unicoi State Park, including family tent camp areas, primitive campsites, 40-foot and 30-foot RV campsites, Buddy Hookup sites, and ADA campsites.
1788 GA-356, Helen, GA 30545, Phone: 706-878-2201
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24 Best Georgia Camping Spots
- Richard B. Russell State Park, Photo: phoderstock/stock.adobe.com
- Tugaloo State Park, Photo: David Prahl/stock.adobe.com
- Oz Campground, Photo: Oz Campground
- Black Rock Mountain State Park, Photo: Jacob Lund/stock.adobe.com
- Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Photo: OleJohny/stock.adobe.com
- Cloudland Canyon State Park, Photo: Guy Bryant/stock.adobe.com
- F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Photo: Prostock-studio/stock.adobe.com
- Fort Yargo State Park, Photo: Kate/stock.adobe.com
- High Falls State Park, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park, Photo: globalmoments/stock.adobe.com
- Red Top Mountain State Park, Photo: bilanol/stock.adobe.com
- Skidaway Island State Park, Photo: Jolly Sienda Danita Delimont/stock.adobe.com
- Stephen C. Foster State Park, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Tallulah Gorge State Park, Photo: 1020 Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Vogel State Park, Photo: Anchasa/stock.adobe.com
- Jacksonville North - St. Marys KOA Holiday, Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
- Savannah South KOA Holiday, Photo: Savannah South KOA Holiday
- CreekFire RV Resort, Photo: CreekFire RV Resort
- Chattahoochee National Forest, Photo: Leon/stock.adobe.com
- Jekyll Island Campground, Photo: ablokhin/stock.adobe.com
- McKinney Campground, Photo: Maria_Savenko/stock.adobe.com
- Rivers End Campground & RV Park, Photo: Rivers End Campground & RV Park
- Stone Mountain Park Campground, Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
- Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Photo: Unicoi State Park & Lodge
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