No matter what time of year you find yourself in Georgia spectacular camping grounds await. Folks enjoy everything from a quick, overnight trip to the local campground to a major trek through the Appalachian Mountains. If camping is your game, Georgia has the destination for you.
Nearly every camper and hiker enjoys camping by the water. Georgia’s waterways include dams, lakes, streams, and rivers. If you want to camp near water, hike in Georgia’s mountains, hills, valleys, or lowlands and plan to camp near water in any region.
Play on Walnut Mountain
Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and multiple water activities throughout the Walnut Mountain region. Located in north-central Georgia, Walnut Mountain offers numerous camping destinations. Find one of the finest swimming holes in the south at Jack River Falls. Plan to hike up an old railroad bed to reach it. The bravest swimmers jump from the top of Jack River Falls to splash into the swimming hole 20 feet down.
Carters Lake offers camping and much more by the waters are known by locals as “The Miracle in the Mountains.” This is a terrific destination for boating, water skiing, and fishing. If you like stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing or tubing head for the spot where the Ellijay and Carticay rivers meet. Enjoy these activities when camping here on the Coosawattee River.
Numerous State Parks
Fort Yago State Park is the perfect destination for those who enjoy camping with comforts. Camping with electricity as well as furnishings is available. Camp in yurts, cabins, cottages or a traditional campsite depending on your needs and camping style. Swim and fish in the 260-acre lake or enjoy all the surrounding hiking trails.
Georgia l. Smith State Park is a great destination with 24 campsites. Book early to get one near the water. Spend the day kayaking on the lake or rent a boat right there at the park.
The kids will love Jellystone Park Campground with it’s Yogi Bear theme. Enjoy camping at night in a tent or bring your RV. During the day the kids will enjoy the outdoor theater, playgrounds, train rides, game rooms, miniature golf, and swimming pools. Lots of fun for everyone.
Camp by the Sea or On an Island
Cumberland Island National Seashore is home to Sea Camp, one of the most popular camping spots in Georgia. You can kayak to the island or catch a ride in one of the boats. Once there, enjoy the sight of the free-roaming wild horses running along the beach.
Savor the serene, calm camping at Cabretta Campground on Sapelo Island. Not accessible by road, plan to pack a tent for a secluded camping experience.
Regardless of your camping style, Georgia offers campgrounds for any camper at any age.