The best camping near Fort Yargo State Park

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An easy escape from the city, this park has hiking, swimming, and history.  

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Brooks Lake, a piece of Heaven

30 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · Conyers, GA
Under new owners and new onsite managers. Privately owned Brooks Lake, located just 25 miles east of Atlanta and 5 miles North of I-20 in Conyers, Georgia. Brooks Lake is a peaceful retreat to the outdoors where you can meditate or be as active as you wish. 56 acres of rolling hills, shaded bluffs, grassy plains, and a 50 acre spring fed lake with serious fishing for Bass, Bream, Crappie, or Catfish. For the more active individual you can rent paddle boats, canoes or fishing boats. Complimenting Brooks Lake’s abundant green space, are its wonderful amenities such as: community fire pit, picnic pavilions, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, softball, and basketball (All at your Own Risk; No Lifeguards on duty)! There are Restrooms available(no showers). We encourage everyone to continue using good social distancing for the safety of all.
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Arabia Mountain Farm

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Stonecrest, GA
We became the owners of this 6 acres in 2020. We have since started a large garden, have goats and chickens, and have had many projects. We love sharing this beautiful space with others! We are surrounded by the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Reserve, 4000 acres of beauty. There are hiking and biking trails, 2 lakes for fishing, kayaking on the South River, or have a lazy day in the woods. So much to enjoy for outdoor lovers. Being under the canopy of the pine trees really helps keep the site cool during Georgia summers. We have a nice outhouse and outdoor shower with hot water that are available to campers. We do live on the property and the bathroom area is shared with others. Welcome!
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White Dog Farm camping

11 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Cleveland, GA
I have been an equestrian for 40+ years and horses are my passion. Recently purchased this beautiful , peaceful property in 2017 and have had to think outside the box to continue to care for my wonderful animals as when I moved from urban environment to rural , my income has been challenging to teach enough horseback lessons to survive and discovered Hipcamp! This made me consider sharing this wonderful place. We have a White Dog Farm fan page :Facebook, Instagram: WHITE.DOG.FARM , can show our horse activities and more photos. And coming soon our updated website
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Mountain Adventure Outfitters

13 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Murrayville, GA
MAO is any OHV enthusiast’s oasis! We offer multiple creek-side campsites for your enjoyment. Our site boasts a variety of non-typical on-site activities including OHV trail/obstacles, an RC crawler park/trail loop, an RC short course track, hiking trails, and many games. Campsite bookings include MTN ADV Day Pass. Come and experience our growing Off-Road/Outdoor Adventure-based facility. Stay tuned for new accommodations and campsites currently in the works!
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Castleberry Bridge

14 sites · Tents16 acres · Dahlonega, GA
Come join us at this unforgettable camping spot at Historic Castleberry Bridge where the Gold Rush happened, the Indian fish trap still exist, the birth place of Denver Colorado and the hideout of Jesse James just some of the history that happened at your campsite on the Etowah River. Our motto is "Thanks for keeping it clean," so help us spread the word and keep it true! Look for the gate at 850 Castleberry Bridge Rd (right where the bridge crosses the river) and park on the left or the right of the gate in the parking areas. Walk past the gate and follow the trail to the right and continue until you see the number sign of your campsite. Campsites numbers are consecutive with #1 being closest to the entry gate. To the left of the gate is the community area with toilet, grills, picnic tables, etc. Remember, your phone might not work near the river. If you need help, you might have to go back up to the road to call us. George (the owner) is there most every day pretty much all day. For help contact George or Gini Ferris 4044312564 7272043932. There's so much fun waiting for you to explore! Imagine climbing onto a tube and floating down the river for a whole 15 minutes. And guess what? You can start this awesome ride by the walking up river trail through the community area , under the bridge to the last bench that sits on a sand bar then float back down to your camp site. . If you're feeling extra adventurous, there are rope swings that let you swing over the river, and there are super cool places to splash around and swim, part of which, is in the Indian Fish Trap. When your tummy starts rumbling, don't worry. We've got you covered with grills in the community area where you can cook delicious food. So you can have a tasty meal with the sound of the river flowing in the background. Also we are within 5-10 minutes to stores, restaurant , etc. But wait, there's more excitement! If you're looking for an even bigger adventure, this is the perfect spot to begin an awesome kayaking trip if you brought your kayak. Castleberry Bridge is where people from all over the country come to experience going through the Minor's Tunnel. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=jW3ESWCNdLA ) This 4 hour trip and is an experience of a life time you will never forget. So whether you want to float, swing, swim, or paddle, Castleberry Bridge is the place to be for all kinds of outdoor fun! Camping groups are limited to two adults. Kids camp free. For an additional fee you may add more adults to your group. George can arrange a pick for your kayak trip for $39 if needed. Amenities Free Firewood Community area for your use has: Restroom Grills Tubes and life jackets for children First Aid Kits Tube Pumping Stations Trashcans Benches and Picnic Tables
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Goat Hill Camp

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Athens Clarke County Unified Government (Balance), GA
My residential acres are surrounded by old growth forest with a creek and the North Oconee river. My home is up on the hill, overlooking the campsites, and the goats are busy landscaping the Hill. You can enjoy the river and go for hikes along the trails in the woods. You’re very close to the Eastside, Of Athens, and all the commercial needs. The property backs up to Uga’s golf course.
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Big Idea Homestead

3 sites · Lodging, Tents1 acre · Jefferson, GA
Recently purchased property. Wanting to turn into a tiny house community with a goat farm. But, for now, it has three empty tiny cabins, one with power, 2 that are primitive, and lots of area for tent camping. Also, have a completely refinished RV set up to use too. Great for a romantic stay for two.
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Lula Disc House

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents125 acres · Lula, GA
Hello Campers, We are a 125 acre property that has 36 holes of championship disc golf. The North Oconee River runs through our property as well as three ponds throughout. We have plenty of room to pitch your tents. It really depends on how far you would like to be from the bathhouse. We are 6 miles from Lake Lanier and the Chattahooce River, and a short drive to hiking/mountain biking trail heads. We have a wonderful bathhouse with restrooms, showers and laundry just a very short walk from our sites (maintained by the staff at the park). We're also pet-friendly and love our furry campers! Just add the pet fee for each pet in the extras section at check out or send us an email letting us know ahead of time and we will get that added. We just ask that you do not leave your pet alone in the tents at any time unless properly crated. You are financially responsible for any damage that is done to our accommodations by your pets.
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Lakeside RV Resort

2 sites · RVs9 acres · Hull, GA
9.3 Acres of Private Serenity! 80 Acre private lake with dock, fire pit, covered pavilion, long quiet walks through the woods. Our famous Ila Cafe is only 5 minutes away! 20 minutes to Athens Restaurant, UGA Campus and Georgia Football! And only 20 minutes to Commerce Outlet Malls and Walmart, 15 minutes to the Boutier Winery, 30 minutes to Watson Mill State Park, located directly on an 80 acre reservoir lake! Enjoy fishing, kayaking, swimming, taking long walks, hiking, or just relaxing! Beautiful Lake View Campsite! Full Hook-ups! No motorboats. 50 Amp & 30 Amp Service. You'll have access to a Fire Pit and Pavillon; a Gas/Charcoal Grill, along with a dock on an 80 Acre Fishing Lake, and 2 double Kayaks with life vests. Swimming, Hiking, Fishing, Kayaking, Roasting Marshmallows, Picnicking or just Relaxing. Pets are welcome, on leashes, portable water, picnic tables, wifi, and trash bins are available on property. Camp fires are permitted (outside of burn bans), and firewood is available for sale on site. Guests love staying with us: "My wife, 2 dogs, and I had an amazing weekend stay at Debbie's campsite. The RV site was level and all the hookups were conveniently located and worked great. Her lakefront property is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed walking our dogs around the property and also taking some camping chairs down to the dock to take in the sunset. The firepit can hold a massive fire and I would definitely recommend buying some firewood from Debbie as it is perfectly seasoned and burns great. We really appreciated having the gas grill/charcoal combo grill on site to cook dinners on and there is plenty of space to play some yard games (cornhole, frisbee etc). We will absolutely come back!"
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The Fenn Farm

1 site · RV, Tent15 acres · Arnoldsville, GA
Welcome to The Fenn Farm! We currently have a 1 spot open for campers. Has water, 50 amp power and septic if needed. Primitive camping is offered for a different rate upon request. Located on 15 acres with morning and evening deer sightings, some Nigerian dwarf goats to visit, and walking paths through the property down to the creek and falls, come and enjoy the simple life. From the neighboring cows and horses to the beautiful sunsets, come enjoy the peace and serenity! Only 15 to 30 minutes from most places in Athens including downtown. Small town, grocery, and small restaurants located about 5 to 7 minutes away. 25 minutes away from Watson Mill State park.
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$45
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Wooded Camping at Pond

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Cleveland, GA
Private camping surrounded by woodland and tranquility just above pond. Helen attractions within 15 minutes near Chattahoochee River: Tubing, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Vineyards, and much more! Standard power and extended WiFi available. - Upper site is just past gated entrance and perfect for tents and small campers. - Lower site (seasonal) is very unique, tucked into hillside. 4WD is recommended for lower site. * If bringing a RV or small camping trailer (18ft max), please read details about size limits and standard power only.
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Lakefront get away

1 site · RV5 acres · Ila, GA
My wife and I built this campsite for friends and family to enjoy our beautiful lake and peaceful site. Hopefully you will come and begin to be part of our camping family!! Learn more about this land: Our lakefront campsite has a wonderful view with full Rv hookups, 50&30 Amp great fishing, kayaks and paddle boards welcome the 80 acre lake will give you all recreational entertainment you can ask for. Boat ramp for Boats with electric motors only. Pets welcome with leash rules followed. Picnic table, fire pit and charcoal grill available pull through, campsite with minimal leveling for Rv’s, Property is down a gravel road a little bumpy and a few hills but doesn’t require 4 wheel drive, but helpful (Sometimes the road to paradise is a little bumpy)
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The best camping near Fort Yargo State Park guide

Overview

About

Right between Athens and Atlanta, Fort Yargo State Park is the ideal destination for urban dwellers looking for an escape into nature. Hikers and mountain bikers can tackle some of the 20 miles of trails that wind through the park, then cool off with a refreshing dip at a large swimming beach that lies on the 260-acre lake, also popular with anglers and boaters. Visitors can also challenge themselves on the park’s wooded disc golf course and visit the 18th-century fort for which it’s named. The Fort Yargo State Park Campground features 12 walk-in campsites and 40 RV and tent campsites, as well as a selection of yurts, cabins, and cottages.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Booking in advance is recommended and can be easily done online or by phone and up to 13 months in advance.
  2. Go ahead and book if you see availability—reservations can be changed one time without penalty. Subsequent changes incur a change fee.
  3. If you can’t reserve ahead of time, it’s worth checking in person for late cancellations.

When to go

Fort Yargo State Park is open year-round and is a great place to visit any time of year. Summers can get uncomfortably hot, but you can quickly cool off in the park’s large swimming area. Winters are typically mild to cool and still offer plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking. Spring and early summer are possibly the best times to enjoy the activities on offer while avoiding the highest temperatures and biggest crowds. 

Know before you go

  • A ParkPass is required for all vehicles and is not included with campsite reservations. Overnight guests pay only one ParkPass fee for the duration of their stay. 
  • Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash no longer than six feet and accompanied by the owner at all times. Pets are not allowed in buildings or swimming areas.
  • The half-mile Bird Berry Trail is paved with a birding area, nature signs, and gazebo, and is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Drones are prohibited in all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites.

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