State Park campgrounds in Georgia.
Campers can choose from mountain getaways, lakeside cabins, and beach campgrounds in the Peach State.
From the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains in the north to the beaches and barrier islands of the Atlantic coast—Georgia packs in plenty of variety. With 50 Georgia state parks & historic sites to explore, there’s an adventure to suit everyone, whether hiking past soaring canyons and waterfalls at Tallulah Gorge State Park, discovering Cherokee legends at FortRead more...
From the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains in the north to the beaches and barrier islands of the Atlantic coast—Georgia packs in plenty of variety. With 50 Georgia state parks & historic sites to explore, there’s an adventure to suit everyone, whether hiking past soaring canyons and waterfalls at Tallulah Gorge State Park, discovering Cherokee legends at Fort Mountain State Park, or caving, geocaching, and horseback riding at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Southern summers can be scorching, so opt for a beachfront or lakeside campground and save more strenuous activities for the cooler months of spring and fall.
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Atlanta & North Georgia
The north Georgia mountains are home to more than a dozen state parks with miles of trails (including part of the Appalachian Trail) and a wide choice of campgrounds and backcountry camping. Hike the waterfalls and woodlands of Amicalola Falls State Park, part of the Chattahoochee National Forest; drink in the mountain panoramas at Black Rock Mountain State Park; or enjoy lakeside camping at Red Top Mountain State Park on the shores of Lake Allatoona. Or, if you’re looking to escape the city, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Fort Yargo State Park, and Panola Mountain State Park all lie within an hour’s drive of Atlanta.
Once you’ve taken a dive into music history in Augusta, Athens, and Macon—the stomping grounds of artists like James Brown and Otis Redding—swap the urban landscapes for the rolling hills of Georgia’s heartlands. Cool off in the natural spring waters of Indian Springs State Park, which has a great family campground and cottage rentals, or go glamping in a yurt at nearby High Falls State Park. Further west, F.D. Roosevelt State Park is the largest in Georgia, with more than 40 miles of hiking trails.
A verdant tapestry of farmlands rolls out across southern Georgia, and if you’re up for a road trip, you’ll find some of the state’s most impressive parks here. Head to Providence Canyon State Park to hike Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon," then enjoy boating, paddling, and wildlife-watching around Okefenokee Swamp at Stephen C. Foster State Park. Or, for a more upmarket camping experience, check into Georgia Veterans State Park, which has lakeside cabins, a golf course, and a marina.
Beaches, marshes, and barrier islands stretch for more than 100 miles along Georgia’s Atlantic shore, from Savannah in the north to Cumberland Island in the south. Paddle the maritime forests of Skidaway Island State Park, which has full hookup RV sites and camper cabins available, or escape to the woodlands and wetlands of Crooked River State Park. You could even combine camping with biking, archery, and Civil War history at Fort McAllister State Park, along the Great Ogeechee River.