In Georgia, you can take a journey to the Antebellum South and camp near historic civil war battlegrounds!
Get ready to explore the many Georgia State Parks in the largest state east of the Mississippi! Up north near the Tennessee border? Hit Vogel State Park. This 223-acre spot in verdant Chattahoochee National Forest contains a 22-acre fishing lake. There's a good amount of variety in the hiking trails here. Both amateurs and athletes can find a trail that suits them.
Nature spotters should take an hour's drive southwest to Amicalola Falls State Park. The titular cascading waterfall is a breathtaking beauty. This isn't just a sightseeing spot, though. The park is a standout in its recreational options. Rent archery equipment or fly over the forest on zip lines.
Although most of the east side of the state is very close to the Atlantic, Georgia doesn't actually have a very long coast. Georgia's 100 miles of Atlantic coastline is somewhat irregular. Skidaway Island State Park, 20 minutes from Savannah, makes good camping for ocean access. From Skidaway, you can get to the wide beaches of Tybee Island.
Wherever you go in Georgia, be aware of the weather report. The humid subtropical temperature can become dangerous in summer. Heat waves of over 100 degrees are relatively common. Hurricanes, though rare, are potential hazards in late summer and early fall.