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Discover Georgia Outdoors: The Campfire is Calling You

Georgia offers campers everything from tent, trailer and RV sites to cozy cabins to both
rustic and palatial lodges overlooking some of Georgia’s most stunning scenery.

Georgia makes outdoor living so much fun you’ll want to stay and play a little longer! Campsites, cottages and lodges for parties of all sizes and budgets are abundant throughout Georgia.

Thirty-two state parks offer cottages with one, two and three bedrooms, many with fully equipped kitchens. Ranging from homey to palatial, lodges are found at seven state parks. These offer great amenities, comfortable rooms, rustic to fine dining, and meeting facilities for practically any conference need. You’ll even find a ten-cottage eco-lodge on the outskirts of the Okefenokee Swamp, and a backcountry lodge in the mountains that is only accessible by a five-mile hiking trail.

Georgia state parks are not the only public camping option. Campsites all over the state are managed by entities such as the Army Corps of Engineers and Georgia Power. These sites are located around reservoirs used mainly for power generation, flood management and water storage. These reservoirs are available for all sorts of lake recreational activities: boating, water skiing, paddling, swimming and more. Additionally, some counties and cities operate campgrounds in their communities. For example, Gordon County operates Salacoa Creek Park with its 32 RV sites and 25 primitive camping sites. The City of Fitzgerald offers Paulk Park RV & Tent Campground which has 24 lakeside RV sites and 35 tent sites.

Consistent with its reputation, Georgia offers some of the finest private campgrounds and RV camping in the nation. Often near some of the state’s most beautiful points of interest, these RV campgrounds offer enviable combinations of facilities, amenities and access. The choices range from primitive sites perched above lofty overlooks to full-service RV sites serenaded by the sound of trickling mountain streams or ocean waves.

Among other places, you can enjoy luxury RV camping at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands or set up at River’s End Campground on Tybee Island, often referred to as Savannah’s beach. There is a reason why, year end and year out, RV campers rate our state one of the best camping destinations in North America.

Fancy Digs in the Woods and Fields

Have you ever heard of a yurt? Did you know you can camp in one in Georgia? And who hasn’t wanted to camp in a teepee at some time in their lives?

These opportunities and more await you in Georgia’s great outdoors. Six Georgia State Parks offer yurt camping in a round, permanently pitched tent that is already set up for you. Made of wood and canvas, these yurts generally feature a deck, picnic table and grill/fire ring outside. Inside you will find furniture to sleep six, electrical outlets, large windows and locking doors. At least one private inn in Georgia also offers yurts on the property.

As for teepee camping, North Georgia Canopy Tours™ offers teepees for “glamping” (glamorous camping). Each teepee has heat/AC, lighting, and electrical outlets for an all-out luxury camping experience. Georgia State Parks offers other unusual camping opportunities at specific parks: equestrian campsites, riverside tent platforms, treehouse camping, paddle-in sites, Adirondack shelters and more. Explore the opportunities and make reservations at GeorgiaStateParks.org.

Georgia State Parks offers other unusual camping opportunities at specific parks: equestrian campsites,
riverside tent platforms, treehouse camping, paddle-in sites, Adirondack shelters and more. Explore the
opportunities and make reservations at GeorgiaStateParks.org.

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Historic Banning Mills

Northwest Georgia Mountains
205 Horseshoe Dam Rd.
Whitesburg, GA 30185
770-834-9149

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Unicoi State Park & Lodge

Northeast Georgia Mountains
1788 GA Hwy. 356
Helen, GA 30545
706-878-2201

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Toccoa Valley Campground

Northwest Georgia Mountains
11481 Aska Rd
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-838-4317

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Timber Ridge Resort

Northeast Georgia Mountains
807 Mountain Shadows Dr.
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-865-0495

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Sweetwater Campground on Lake Allatoona

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1400 Field's Chapel Rd.
Canton, GA 30114
678-721-6700

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Margaritaville RV Resort

Northeast Georgia Mountains
7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy.
Buford, GA 30518
770-945-8787

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Plum Nelly Campground

Northwest Georgia Mountains
15828 S. Hwy. 515
Ellijay, GA 30540
404-317-2358

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Morganton Point Recreation Area

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Lake Dr.
Morganton, GA 30560
706-374-1645

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Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area

Historic Heartland
6600 Mosely Dixon Rd.
Macon, GA 31220
478-474-8770

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Jenny’s Creek Campground

Northeast Georgia Mountains
4542 Highway 129 N
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-865-6955

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Horseshoe Trails Camping Resort

Northeast Georgia Mountains
1 Rose Rd.
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-348-6434

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Harris Branch Beach & Campground

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1300 Harris Branch Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-4545

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Fat Daddy’s ATV Park

Georgia Coast
5721 Alma Hwy./U.S. 1
Waycross, GA 31503
912-614-7890

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Doll Mountain Campground at Carters Lake

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1362 Doll Mountain Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
877-444-6777

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Chestatee Wildlife Management Area

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Off U.S. Hwy. 19
Cleveland, GA 30528
770-535-5700

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Cherokee Campground

Northeast Georgia Mountains
45 Bethel Rd.
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
706-878-2267

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Bullard Creek WMA – Towns Bluff Tract

Magnolia Midlands
Bell Telephone Rd.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
229-426-5267

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Benton Mackaye Trail Association

Northeast Georgia Mountains
344 Hwy. 515
Blue Ridge, GA 30540
706-636-3499

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Atlanta South R V Resort

Atlanta Metro
281 Mt. Olive Rd.
McDonough, GA 30253
770-957-2610

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Aska Trails

Northwest Georgia Mountains
152 Orvin Lance Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-5680

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Arrowhead Park & Bike Trails at Lake Tobesofkee

Historic Heartland
Columbus Road near U.S. 80
Macon, GA 31220
478-474-8770

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Andrew’s Cove Campground

Northeast Georgia Mountains
GA 75 north from Helen for approx. 5.5 miles
Helen, GA 30545
706-490-1246

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Vidalia Area River Excursions

Magnolia Midlands
612 McNatt Falls Rd.
Uvalda, GA 30473
912-594-8379

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Creekwood Resort Campground & Cabins

Northeast Georgia Mountains
5730 Hwy. 356
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
706-878-2164

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Tugaloo State Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd.
Lavonia, GA 30553
706-356-4362

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Victoria Bryant State Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
1105 Bryant Park Rd.
Royston, GA 30662
706-245-6270

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River’s End Campground & RV Park

Georgia Coast
5 Fort Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-786-5518

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Towns Bluff RV Park & Heritage Center

Magnolia Midlands
45 Riverwood Trail
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
912-379-9303

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James Shackelford Memorial Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Browns Bridge Rd. and Appalachee Church Rd.
Auburn, GA 30011
770-963-4002

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Fort Mountain State Park

Northwest Georgia Mountains
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd.
Chatsworth, GA 30705
706-422-1932

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