9 Best Campsites in Georgia

The state of Georgia has big farmland, mountains, and beautiful beaches. Georgia is a popular place for campers from all over the country. It has incredible landscapes and historical sites. Georgia has also become famous for movies and television shows, especially Atlanta.

Some people may choose to camp for a night in Georgia on their way to Florida. Others may make it one of their destinations on their trip list. No matter the state’s destination, you will find a campground in the area with beautiful sceneries.

This article will show you the best tent, RV camping and even cabins to choose from for the best for your camping experience.

1. Cloudland Canyon State Park Camping Site

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The campground in Cloudland Canyon State Park is a popular spot in Georgia. The park has beautiful views, waterfalls, and fantastic trails. The highlight of the park is the incredible canyon that has almost vertical rock walls. Waterfalls are running within the canyon to the pools. The best way to explore the state park’s beauty is by spending a weekend or a few nights in the campground. The most common place to camp is the walk-in campsites near the canyon’s west rim. The campsites are situated along a mile loop trail and offer access and serenity in the sites. The sites’ closeness to the hiking trails makes them popular. 

When parking for camping, make sure you know where to get tents, furniture, sleeping bags, cookware, and campsite essentials.

The walk-in campsites in the park are located in a forest with oak, grasses, and mountain laurel. They are also dispersed between the rocks. The camps are close to each other, but privacy is guaranteed because of the vegetation and rock wind buffers in the middle of sites.

There is a trail that has white diamonds. It starts from the parking area of the walk-in sites winding to the sites.

The check-in time is 1 pm, but you can arrive earlier to choose the best sites for weekends and during peak seasons. The parking lot is half a mile away from most of the camps. 

Every site has a level dirt tent stage to accommodate mid-sized tents. Each camp has a picnic table for meals, a campfire ring, and a night activity spot.

There is a relaxing spot for the campground near the parking lot. The site has fresh water, restrooms, showers, changing areas, and sinks. All the facilities are modern, convenient, essential, and clean.

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Choose the sites that are close to the parking lot to access the campground and the park quickly. The campsites on the northern part of the campground are the campers’ favorite because they provide more privacy as they are not close to each other. They also feature trails that connect with the West Rim Loop Trail and beautiful views.

Campers must pay $5 per vehicle for parking or add it to the annual pass for Georgia State Park. It is recommended for campers to make reservations since the park is famous. Reservations can be made online through the state’s website.

2. Skidaway Island State Park Camping Site

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The Campground at Skidaway Island State Park has 87 single-family camping sites. All the sites have RV hookups. The State Park is located in Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway near Savannah. The campground has three cabins, five picnic shelters, three pioneer camps, and a group shelter.

Campers can either use tents, RVs, or trailers. Each camp is allocated a table, grate, and fire ring. The campground offers amenities including flush toilets, drinking water, hot shower, BBQ grills, fire pit, electrical hookup, firewood, a gift shop, park interpreter, payphone, a laundry area, and a dumpster.

You will also enjoy campgrounds, a gym, a volleyball court, and Wi-Fi at the park office. Group camping and pets are allowed. There is also a ranger station in the state park.

Visitors can participate in hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, birding, boating and wildlife viewing. Everyone has to make a reservation before coming to camp in the park.

3. Stephen C. Foster State Park Camping Site

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Stephen C. Foster State Park is remote, and it is the main entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp, which among the seven natural wonders in Georgia. The Spanish trees shoe the black swamp waters, and the cypress knees rise from the grass-like surface. Campers here will enjoy the incredible scenery and plentiful wildlife. The park is the home for alligators, raccoons, turtles, deer, herons, black bears, woodpeckers, etc. Stargazers will love the dark sky in the park.

You can make reservations on the same day you are visiting if you would like a guided tour. For camping, you can make reservations as early as 11 months before visiting. Call the park offices to check the capacity limit before you make any reservations.

The state park gates are opened at 7 am and closed at 10 pm as it is located within a National Wildlife Refuge. No one is granted access in and out of the park within the closed hours. Every refugee has to pay a $5 fee. All the vehicles should have a parking pass, and the fee is included in the reservations.

The campground has nine cottages, 66 tents, a trailer, a pioneer campground, three picnic shelters, and RV campsites.

While in the campground, you can engage in some activities like mountain biking, birding, boating, astronomy, fishing, 1.5 miles of hiking trails, 15 miles of waterways paddling, and photography. Pets are prohibited in watercraft.

4. FD Roosevelt State Park Camping Site

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The FD Roosevelt State Park is the largest in Georgia. It is located in southwest Atlanta and has mountains. It is named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The park has a fishing lake and a relaxing spot under a pine forest. There are 115 campsites in the campground. The primitive camps do not have hookups, but the others have water and electric hookups. There is a picnic table, fire pit, and a dumpsite on each campsite.

There are six loops in the campground. The roads here are very narrow but are paved. The RVs and trailers camps have electricity and water. Tents do not have water and electricity.

At the RVs and trailers, campers are required to pay $30 a night. Each car should have a pay for a parking pass, which is not included in the reservation. Campers only pay one car license during the period they are staying.

The campground’s cell service is good but there is no Wi-Fi except in the park office. The park does not feature a cable TV. Many of the sites are wooded, and the satellite reception may be challenging.

Check-ins range between 1 pm and 10 pm. The check-outs should be before noon. Register at the Visitor’s Center before you set up. Failure to check in on the designated day, your reservation and deposit fee will be forfeited.

Georgia prohibits the use of aerial drones in the parks. 

Campers have to purchase ice and firewood from the Trading Post and the camp hosts. The park does not allow a laundry facility.

Every camper is given a code to use at the gate, and it is closed at 10 pm. Each camp should have at most six people. Pitch the tents on the tent pads. 

There are 21 cottages with either one or two-bedroom in the campgrounds. The kitchens are equipped with a coffee pot and a microwave. The cottages have one or more fireplaces, an AC, and no TVs or phones. 

You will find the Trading Post (Park Store) at the gateway of Loop 6. Pets are prohibited in the buildings, but the park allows them.

The park’s quiet hours are from 10 pm to 7 am. 

You can make a reservation from as early as 13 months. They can be made either online or through a phone call.

The bathhouses are located at the center of every loop, and they are heated. Only Loop 6 shares a bathhouse with Loop 1. They have showers and restrooms. The changing area is separate from the showers.

Campers can stay in the park for 14 continuous days.

5. Vogel State Park Camping Site

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The campground at Vogel State Park has 90 tent, RV, and trailer sites. Wolf Creek runs in the middle of the park to the Creekside sites. Other camps are in a wooded area surrounded by oak, pine, and hemlock trees.

The camps have gravel pads, and they all have water and electric hookups, a picnic table, and a fire ring.

If you choose to camp in an RV, there are standard back-in and premium pull-through sites to choose from. Loop 4 has 25-foot camps for tents and campers who show up suddenly.

Those camping in a tent may pay $30-34 per night. This depends on the type of the site and the time of the year. Those in RV pay $34-38 per night.

There are 18 walk-in sites for primitive camping. They are on their location in the campground. The camps do not have water and electric hookups, but they have gravel pads. Here, campers are guaranteed more privacy than the other campsites.

The secluded camps are a bit far from the parking lot and the bathhouse. They cost $30 a night. Not every individual site has a parking area.

At Vogel State Park Campground, the pioneer sites offer the most primitive and secluded camps. They are for group camping (a minimum of 10 people and not more than 50 people).

The cabins at the park offer several options. They range from basic one-room cottages to a 3-bedroom cabin with balconies facing the park. Each cabin differs from the others by its prices, amenities, size, and location. The fees range from $120 to $130, depending on the season of the year. The large cabins can accommodate up to 10 people, and their prices range from $200 to $250 a night.

6. Mistletoe State Park Camping Site

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The Mistletoe State Park is located on Clarks Hill Lake. It is one of the country’s finest fishing spot. There are a beach and nature trails for campers when they want to cool down. The campground in the park has water and electrical hookups, a picnic table, a fire ring, and a grill on every campsite. There are no cable hookups, and each site accommodates up to six people. The chilling spot has a washer/dryer. Only two vehicles are allowed on each site.

Walk-in camps have three tents for campers who walk in only. They do not allow vehicles in the sites, and they are located less than 750 feet from the parking lot. There are tents pads to pitch on all the tents. Here, there is no electricity or water. Up to 6 people are allowed on each site.

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The pioneer campsite is primitive and rugged. A minimum of 10 people is allowed on the site. Here, there is no electricity, but water and pit toilets are available. The camp has a fire ring and picnic tables, and it is 30 yards from the parking lot. Five tent pads are available at the pioneer campsite.

The backcountry campsite is very primitive, and it’s for only hike-in campers. Cars cannot enter the site. Only ten tents can be pitched here and a maximum of 30 people. The camp only offers a table and water should be carried in.

7. Tallulah Gorge State Park Camping Site

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There are 50 campsites in the Tallulah Gorge State Park campground. The Tallulah Gorge is 1000 feet deep gorge that the Tallulah River formed. Each site has an electricity and water hookup and accommodates trailers, RVs, and tents. The camp offers a grate, a fire ring, and a table.

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The campground offers drinking water, hot showers, flush toilets, a picnic spot, playgrounds, a visitor center, a gift shop and a dumpsite.

RV camps in the park are pet-friendly, and they have electricity.

8. Chattahoochee Bend State Park Camping Site

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Chattahoochee Bend State Park is located in a bend of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Coweta County. It is best suited for campers, anglers, and paddlers. Most parks are natural, but campers have several options for an overnight stay within the boundaries.

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RV campers will love the sections with sunny pull-through and back-in camps. The ones using tents can pitch them at the riverfront site, primitive areas, or the walk-in sites. There are Adirondack-style shelters for campers who would like to have a unique experience.

The campground offers a bathhouse with hot showers.

9. Amicalola Fall State Park Camping Site

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One of the unique RV camps in Georgia is found in Amicalola Falls State Park. The campground offers water, a picnic table, a grill, power, and a fire ring to the campers. Prepare for a low gear-hauling when coming to the area.

Tent camping at this state park is widespread, and the experience gets better. The campsites have tent pads, privacy, and ample parking area. Each site has a grill, fire ring, picnic table, water, and power.

Conclusion

Now that you know the best places to camp in Georgia prepare for a road trip. There is a lot to see and experience in the state, from the beaches to the forests, the mountains, and everything the state offers. Choose where you feel suits your family and friends best, pack your Kayaks and paddle for the swampy areas. If you like lounging, you can walk from your tent to the lakeside and hang out there. You can also hike in the trails around the campgrounds. Welcome to Georgia!

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