This guest post about the coolest camping spots in Georgia was provided by Nellie Rodriguez
Camping is one of the simplest ways to relax, no traffic, just birds singing and clean air. Spending time with friends or family creating memories is therapeutic. Camping is beneficial for people of all ages. It helps you to connect with nature; being outdoors allows you to watch stars clearly and learn about or see new wildlife.
Unrivaled Camping Spots in Georgia
Some campsites provide hiking trails
Camping-lovers flock to Georgia because of its beautiful landscape; there are endless possibilities. Here are awesome to visit during your next camping expedition.
1. Jekyll Island Campground, Jekyll Island
This is one of the most popular places most people think about when they imagine camping in Georgia. Jekyll Island allows you to experience the island in a new light. This amazing island is located on 18 wooded acres that are within walking distance to Driftwood Beach and Clam Creek. It has 179 campsites, 12 primitive tent sites, and 167 full hook-up sites.
You will enjoy wonderful amenities like free WI-FI, bike rentals, electricity, water, TV, sewer, 2 bathhouses with toilets, hot showers, general store with RV supplies, ice, propane, firewood, and personal items. It has a bird sanctuary and is pet-friendly. Don’t forget to include must-have kitchen gadgets on your camping checklist, for instance, a lightweight cutting board. The good thing is that you can book a reservation online.
2. Cloudland Canyon State Park
It’s easy to fall in love with this camping site; it’s excellent for hiking, rugged terrain, and majestic waterfalls that add to the beauty after rainfalls. This is the ultimate heaven for people who love hiking; there are over 60 miles of trails that allow you to enjoy nature, geology, and wildlife.
Every hiker should know useful camping hacks like wrapping duct tape around your water bottle. You don’t have to carry bulky duct tape to fix accidents like broken boots. You can even hire a bike or bring your bike and explore the 30 miles of trails. You can also enjoy disc golf or a picnic with your friends. Horse-riding is a fun activity to engage in; the camp provides 16 miles of trails for this activity. You can go fishing or explore the caves if you are an experienced caver.
3. Lake Lanier Islands, Buford
If you love camping near the water, Lake Lanier Islands in Buford makes the perfect spot. You can visit any of the 3 campgrounds; the Blue Ridge Campground, Shoal Creek Campground, and Chestnut Ridge Campground. If you want an unobstructed lake view, the Shoal Creek is the most ideal campground. It has electricity, primitive sites, hook-up sites, picnic tables, grills, and restrooms with showers.
The Chestnut Ridge Campground is ideal for boating; it has an accessible boat ramp. The Blue Ridge Campground has a fishing pier and lakefront sites. Most people visit Lake Lanier Island because of the nearby entertaining and relaxing activities like golf, waterpark, and spa. If you intend to fish, don’t forget camping essentials like sharpeners for fishing gear.
4. Unicoi State Park, Helen
If you have a pet you can bring him to pet-friendly campsites
This state park has some of the best hiking trails; it’s also a suitable retreat for campers and has something for everybody. It’s ideal for car camping; there are at least 100 campsites; this includes RV and ADA sites. RV sites have electricity, hook-up sites, water, grills, sewer, fire rings, and picnic tables. Some sites are primitive with nearby comfort stations, while others have water and electricity. You can even bring your pet and stay at the Squirrel’s Nest primitive campground, where pets are allowed on a leash.
5. Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Savannah is known as a weekend destination because of its historical sightseeing tours, restaurants, and shops. Bring your camping equipment and make the trip more adventurous by booking a campsite. Although the campsite is not far from the town, you’ll feel like you’re in a different world. The camp is adorned in beautiful Spanish moss dangling from the trees. The Intercoastal waterway is refreshing and has native habitats. This site is great for hiking during the day and camping and relaxing at night.
6. Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park provides camping opportunities all year-round where you can stay overnight and enjoy one of the most breathtaking Canyons in Georgia. If you are looking for free camping, this is close to that; they only charge $5.00 daily park pass. The sites accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs.
Other facilities include the backcountry Adirondack shelters, picnic shelters, suspension bridge, gift shops, and gorge overlooks. If you like you can bring your camping food if you like. You can go hiking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing, join a ranger program, fish swim, etc.
7. Oconee River Campground, Greensboro
Camping along the water is not only calming, but it gives you a unique camping experience. You can easily access water from the 5 available tent camping sites. Three are opportunities for picnicking, hiking, and a boat launch. Facilities are limited, so it is crucial to bring easy camping meals and enough drinking water. You will not find drinking water at the site. However, it is budget-friendly, charging $5.00 per night.
8. F.D Roosevelt State Park
This is the largest state park in Georgia; it is ideal for a backpacking or hiking trip. It has about 16 backcountry campsites, RV campsites, trailer campsites, 115 tent campsites, a pioneer campground, and a 75-person group camp. You can also book one of the cottages. Fun activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, birding, and swimming.
9 Rivers End Campground & RV Park, Tybee Island
If you love the beach, you should include Rivers End Campground & RV Park, Tybee Island on your camping list. The campsite is RV-friendly, tent-friendly, and has cabins for rent. There are primitive and hook-up sites. This camping site is close to downtown Savannah and the beach; this makes it ideal for families.
Camping is a time to forget about your worries, relax, and get in touch with nature. Georgia has many lovely camping sites to explore each time you want an adventure. Don’t forget to pack camping essentials depending on-site you choose.
Which is your favorite camping site in Georgia? Please leave a comment and let us know!
Nellie Rodriguez is an experienced international traveler with extra pages in her passport and stamps from 30 different countries across 5 continents (and counting). She is a traveler on a mission to explore the world to seek the new and unknown so she can document her experiences and inspire others to explore this wondrous world. Her objective is to learn about the world while also searching for her place in it.
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