In a state with so much beauty, it’s no surprise that Georgia comes with some wonderful campgrounds that you will enjoy. I get it, picking a destination from the long list can be challenging and a perfect destination is different for each person. But that doesn’t mean that there is no campgrounds and attractions that will offer inviting great settings to sleep under the stars.
Here are our top six camping destinations that you will find amazing:
1. Amicalola Falls State Park Campground
Amicalola is yet another campground that is great for people who are in search of a great experience of nature. The park has one of the tallest waterfalls in the east and offers one of the intimate campgrounds that you’ll greatly enjoy.
The campground is possible by a great amount of leveling done using landscaping timbers.
The road to the ground is steep but the cool temperature will calm your nerves and you won’t even notice when you have reached your destination.
The campground comes in a circle like positioning. The first site is located a few meters away from the falls.
Along the way, you’ll pass campsite before you reach the campground loop. When you turn right past the campground host there you’ll find a bathhouse that will play a crucial role in your stay here.
On the lower side there other larger sites that you’ll find amazing.
The second campsite is located as you curve up the hill. Here, you can find some reworked sites that are on the loop.
One thing about this campground is that it is a bit small considering the size of other campgrounds. This, however, should not fool you into thinking that it is unable to hold more. In fact, the park can hold two or three times campsites but the park prefers to keep it small and keep the atmosphere in tune.
Be aware that due to the low number of sites, the campground comes at a price. It is full most of the weekends and you might need to make a reservation if you need a good spot to camp.
Fun activities to do:
There are many amenities that you’ll enjoy when in this campground. To start with, you will find some of the most thrilling hiking trail experience. This is topped with lodges where you can lay yourself after the long outdoorsy activities. That’s not all, you will also get an opportunity to learn about insects, crafts, and survival.
If that's not enough, you can get other fun activities that will amuse both children and adults.
Generally, this is a great place to be, and you just don’t want to miss all the goodies the place has to offer.
2. Wildcat Creek Campground
Wildcat campground is wild indeed. To begin with, the area is located in Lake Burton Wildlife area close to Tray Mountain wilderness. Here, you’ll find two campgrounds that are Spartan and will automatically raise your mood to outdoor recreation.
The first campground is just above the Jessie branch and wildcat creek confluence. It has 16 sites that on the side of a loop road that circling the Creekside. However, you will find some of them resting a little bit away from the loop and it will require a short walk uphill. There are big trees that scatter around the campground that gives shades and make up for the minimal ground cover. On top of that, you’ll find big rocks placed by the management to give the site delineation and aesthetics.
The other campground (campground 2) comes with 16 campsites that are arranged along the Creekside loop. Here, you’ll find the large rocks and is larger than area 1 (first campground). The sites offer everything just like campsite one. However, there’s more space here and better scenery.
Overall, the sites give you an opportunity to access flush toilets and recycle bins to dispose of your waste. You can easily access water from the creek just be sure to treat it before you drink.
On top of that, you will find a grass field adjacent to the campground created by the management to give you the fell of safety should you feel that you are too close to the forest.
Well apart from the nature and the freshness feel of the campground, you’ll have a chance to enjoy hiking while appreciating the scenic beauty from the manmade wildlife openings. There are many trails that you can follow and end up in amazing destinations.
Other activities you can do include swimming, fishing, and boating.
3. Tallulah Gorge State Park
Get ready for great amazement from the beautiful landscape, waterfalls, and scenery of Tallulah Gorge. This is one of the most spectacular canyons in Georgia and a perfect place to camp with kids. It is two miles long and 1000 feet deep with trails running along the rim where you can hike and experience other nature activities.
The river Gorge cut by and water time is another great feature in the park. The river drops deep into the scenic canyon and the waterfalls cut it even deeper to leave you amazed.
You can view this from the 200-foot suspension swaying 50 feet above the ground. If you want more, get a closer look from the 20 miles trials that acts great for hiking and biking at a certain time of the year.
The well-maintained campground is well laid in a loop on the crossroads. Here, you’ll find 50 sites campsites with electricity and water hookup. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. On top of that, you’ll find other amenities like laundry facilities, hot showers, playground and a dump station that will make your stay even more convenient.
Tallular is a great place to visit all year round. It comes packed with many fun activities that you can do outdoors. The main activity here is hiking. You begin by getting a free permit to access the gorge floor from the park management.
Note: not every time you can access the gorge floor. Alternatively, you can go hunting, fishing, boating, rock climbing and swimming on the sliding rocks.
4. Stephen C. Foster State Park
This is the primary entrance to the Okefenokee, the largest blackwater swamp in North America.
From here, you’ll find Spanish moss-laced trees and cypress knees that rise from the glass-like surface. Paddlers and photographers will enjoy this breathtaking scenery and wildlife refuge. Stargazers will alike appreciate the view of the dark sky from the campground.
You’ll find a playground in the campground an interpretive center and 9 cottages and RV campsites. There’s almost a mile nature walk trail with a 2100 foot boardwalk extending toward the raised boardwalk.
The campsites are great with privacy between them. They are often moored, with electric and water services and clean bathroom facilities. The road to the sites is nicely paved and smooth with easy parking.
There are so many fun things you will enjoy while in Stephen C. Foster State Park. For starters go for hiking. There are a 1.5-mile hiking trials that you can hike. If that’s not your thing, rent a canoe, boats or kayaks to further explore the swamp. Go fishing; if you are lucky, you’ll catch varieties like catfish, warmouth, bowfin and chain pickerel. If that’s not enough, rent a bike or just spend the afternoon bird watching.
5. Vogel State Park
This is one of the oldest states parks in Georgia. Locate in the middle of Chattahoochee forest, the park makes most of the mountain environment surrounding it.
The campground is perfect for tent campers especially because of the 18 walking campsites. It’s ideal for hikers where when they tackle their trails to the mountains, they can return to the campground and still feel the integrated sylvan scenery. They can enjoy many mountain environments with the southern Appalachia flora.
For example, you will find a rich forest with a mixture of fragrant pines and Appalachian hardwood from the campground near wolf creek drainage.
Hiking is the main activity here. You can choose from a variety of trails. With this, you’ll get a variety of sceneries and experience.
Go for Trahlyta falls trail and encounter the spur trail off the dam leading to an observation deck. If that’s not enough, go for the bear hair gap trail about 4 miles and experience the great overlook of the Lake Trahlyta and the beyond mountains.
Have a good trip!