From mountain backpacking to island getaways—life is peachy for campers in Georgia.
Whether you’re exploring the Appalachian peaks and Blue Ridge Mountains of the north, road-tripping through the heartlands, or hopping between beaches, marshes, and barrier islands along the Atlantic coast—the Peach State has a camping experience to suit all tastes. Take your pick of 50 Georgia state parks, 11 national parks, and two national forests, with miles of trails and endless options for RV and tent camping, glamping, and backcountry campsites. With mild winter temperatures, camping trips are possible year-round, but spring and fall provide the best weather for outdoor activities, and southern summers are best enjoyed by the water.
The north Georgia mountains provide some of the state’s best camping and hiking terrain, including part of the Appalachian Trail. The vast Chattahoochee National Forest is dotted with historic sites and campgrounds, while cascading waterfalls, RV camping, and glampsites await at Amicalola Falls State Park. Canyon hikes and waterfalls are among the highlights at Tallulah Gorge State park and Cloudland Canyon State Park (the latter also has yurts for rent), and Red Top Mountain State Park lies less than an hour from the state capital, Atlanta.
Augusta, Athens, and Macon have a rich musical legacy—artists from James Brown to Otis Redding hail from these parts—plus some of Georgia’s best camping right on their doorstep. Head to Mistletoe State Park to hike, kayak, and fish on the shores of Clarkes Hill Lake; snag an RV campsite or cabin at George L. Smith State Park; or rent a cozy cottage at Indian Springs State Park.
Rolling farmlands form the backdrop for a road trip through South Georgia, perhaps checking into an RV park in one of the many small towns along the way. The region’s most impressive hiking trails are found in Providence Canyon State Park, along with backcountry tent sites, while Stephen C. Foster State Park is an International Dark Sky Park and a wildlife haven set on the banks of the Okefenokee Swamp.
Georgia’s 100-mile slice of Atlantic coastline stretches down from Savannah to Cumberland Island, peppered with sandy beaches, saltwater marshes, and barrier islands. Rent a camper cabin or RV site with full hookups close to the beaches and waterways of Skidaway Island State Park, explore the biking trails or take a dolphin-spotting cruise around Tybee Island, or escape the crowds at the hike-in campsites along the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
No, you cannot camp anywhere in Georgia. Camping is only allowed in designated campgrounds, state parks, national forests, and private properties that allow camping. Georgia offers a variety of camping options, from primitive tent sites to RV parks and glamping experiences. Some popular places to camp in Georgia include:
Always ensure you're camping in designated areas and follow the rules and regulations of the specific campground or park you're visiting.
The cost to camp in Georgia State Parks varies depending on the type of campsite and amenities provided. On average, tent and RV campsites range from $25 to $40 per night. Some parks also offer cabins, yurts, and other unique accommodations, which can range from $75 to $200+ per night. Keep in mind that additional fees, such as reservation fees and taxes, may apply. It's important to check the specific park's website for the most accurate pricing and availability.
Georgia is home to more than 60 state parks, and a majority of them offer camping opportunities. Approximately 41 Georgia state parks have campgrounds for tent and RV camping, as well as cabins and yurts. Some popular state parks in Georgia with camping facilities include Cloudland Canyon State Park, Vogel State Park, Tallulah Gorge State Park, and Fort Mountain State Park. You can find more information about camping in Georgia's state parks here.
At Georgia State Park campgrounds, you can stay for a maximum of 14 consecutive days in any one park. After 14 days, campers must leave the park for at least three days before they can return for another stay. This rule helps ensure that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the parks and prevents long-term residency. You can find more information about Georgia state parks and campgrounds by visiting the Hipcamp Georgia State Parks page.