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Bliss Hills Farm

8 sites 路 Lodging, RVs75 acres 路 Claxton, GA
Our beautiful unique property has been in the family for 3 generations. Over the years, our family, plus artists, musicians, & writers have come here to refresh and get inspiration from nature. But with Hipcamp, we've opened up for others to enjoy. We have walking trails, a pond where you can kayak, relax on the dock, or feed the huge fish (sorry no fishing allowed.) Also, on our property, there are swings, a tree house deck, obstacle course, fire pit area, wooden bridge, picnic table, and abundant bird life. There's also plenty of wide-open space where you can play frisbee, run, do yoga, and stargaze at night. There's plenty to do in this area, using the farm as your base. Claxton, our hometown, is a great friendly, small-town with grocery and hardware stores and restaurants. Many guests like to side-trip over to the towns of Statesboro, Metter, Vidalia, and Savannah, plus the Golden Isles.
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Cbo & Dana's Farm

12 sites 路 Lodging, Tents101 acres 路 Cobbtown, GA
Our beautiful, peaceful farm with a private lake over looking cottonfields.
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Two Horse Wagon RV Park

10 sites 路 RVs, Tents200 acres 路 Dexter, GA
Located on a 200 acre farm ranch one mile from Dexter Georgia, Two Horse Wagon RV Park has ten full hockup sites with 46 feet camping space. Bring your golf cart, atv, horse or anthing you wish to enjoy the wide open space and country roads. Clear nite skies with stars and days full of birds to enjoy.Learn more about this land:Two Horse Wagon RV Park has 16 full hookup sites on 200 acre working farm and ranch. Wild animals around wooded area and swamp with hay fields. Horses, ATV, golf cart are allowed with "reasonable use" on over 600 miles of dirt county roads. Golf 18 holes near by.
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Opal Island Sandbar

2 sites 路 Lodging, Tents30 acres 路 Cobbtown, GA
We purchased this property from our neighbors across the river. Ms. Opal always called this side "the island" after the run of the river changed years ago, splitting their property in half.
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Peace and Quiet Retreat

56 sites 路 RVs, Tents80 acres 路 Wrightsville, GA
Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent wherever your heart desires on the property...maybe you like being right next to the water (4acre pond) or you鈥檙e more of a secluded type camper. Whatever your interest D&D Outdoor Retreat has your answer! Yes, generators are welcome!
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Rural Retreat

1 site 路 RV6 acres 路 Adrian, GA
Site is in our side/back yard with 30 amp hookup and access to water hookup if needed. We are located in a very rural area off the main highways so there is not a lot of traffic or noise. We are less than 15 miles from I-16 in the middle Georgia area. We are located less than 10 miles from the Hugh Gillis Public Fishing area and less than 15 miles from the Oconee River. We are also with a few miles of several wildlife management areas. The largest town around is Dublin which is about 15 miles away. Additionally we are within just a few miles of the small town of Adrian which has a gas station and Dollar General for necessities.
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Tabby's Trees

2 sites 路 Tents74 acres 路 Twin City, GA
Tabby's Trees is 74 acres made up mostly of pine forest situated in the coastal plain. An ephemeral wetland runs along the south of the property with a seasonal wetland along the southwest. The overstory of the forest is dominated by loblolly and slash pine with a few longleaf pine sprinkled in as well as turkey oak, live oak, laurel oak, and more. The property has two tent sites and one car camping site that can also accommodate a small camper. There are designated campsites with fire rings, but if you are the only camper during your stay you are welcome to set up camp wherever you would like. We have two miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems that can hiked or biked. Tabby's Trees is all about restoring native habitat! View photos and learn more about the wildlife and plants that inhabit Tabby's Trees as well as the habitat management plan on the Tabby's Trees Facebook page.
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Jerry's Fishing Lake - Camping

5 sites 路 Tents7 acres 路 Kite, GA
Enjoy fishing and camping right by the water. This beautiful 15 acre track hosts 2 private ponds. Both ponds are fully stocked with bass, bream, catfish, carp and crappie. Tent campsites are located all around the 2.5 acre pond. Keep up to 8 lbs of fish for your family or $3.50 lb thereafter. (catch and release is OK). A fishing license is not required on this private property. Campfires are allowed inside your site's fire pit, so bring your own firewood and enjoy a great cookout at night. The lake(s) are kept overly stocked so the fishing is almost always great! Expect to catch fish ranging from 2 lbs - 60lbs. Our farm raised Channel Catfish are hard to beat when it comes to great taste. We have a live bait and tackle shop on site along with food/snacks. If you are looking to catch a lot of fish with family and friends you can't beat Jerry鈥檚 Lake.
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Wilderness First Aid Camping

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 Lyons, GA
Camping, with the option of first aid training onsite. Primitive. Not really a destination camp site unless you are looking to get away and not be bothered by people or are just coming for medical/first aid training. Some dirt roads and trails. Very convenient to Lyons/Vidalia (10 minutes)- restaurants, new hospital, shopping. Good access for whatever size towable or drivable camper/RV you have. Plenty of great spots for primitive camping as well. Hot, enclosed, outdoor shower available. No restroom currently. Dumpster on site for trash. Well water available by food grade IBC tote - Can use on demand or connect to your RV. Black water pump out available but you will have to move your camper/RV. Toombs County, GA does not have a barking dog ordinance so you may hear dogs barking nearby at times. We offer Wilderness First Aid & CPR/First Aid training onsite. Camping is free/included with multi day Wilderness First Aid class. We have one, 50 Amp hook up and two 30 Amp tent/RV sites. A 3,500 watt inverter generator is also available for use. We are currently looking for someone interested in living on site in exchange for helping with feeding animals approx 3 days a week (goats, donkeys, dogs, cats, horses, chickens - about an hour in the morning and evening and several checks throughout the day. You would need to have something to stay in. You would have access to an ATV to facilitate this. Skoolies welcome. We have tools on site if you are in the process of converting and need some help. I am on site and available 24/7 for any issues or needs. We are off a rarely maintained county dirt road FYI. If you are high maintenance, this isn鈥檛 the place for you. Bring a 5 gallon bucket, bucket toilet seat, bags & wipes and you will likely be a happy camper. May be open to some longer term visitors. Great place for a travel nurse with pets. We can ensure they are cared for/walked while you are working.
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Canoochee River Rentals

5 sites 路 Lodging, Tents1 acre 路 Claxton, GA
Michael and Kimberly Duke bought a small cabin on the Canoochee River to enjoy as a family. They decided to list it on a vacation rental site. As this property was in full demand, another property became available to buy. As interest began to increase, the family decided open up the options for their visitors. At this current date, they have four cabins and a yurt, as well as, tent sites. We are excited about the yurt that was completed in August 2019. They are looking forward having another cabin in the near future. Learn more about this land: Spend a few days in a yurt on the bank of the Canoochee River! Locate a few miles from a small town. Grocery store, gas station, and dollar store! Wake up to the music of the birds and sit on the deck as you enjoy the fresh air! Take in nature like it was meant to be.
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Coleman Lake Campground

1 site 路 RV, Tent100 acres 路 Midville, GA
Welcome to our 54-site full hookup RV Campground, offering cozy cabin rentals and a host of amenities for your enjoyment. Our facilities include a bathhouse, laundry facilities, a serene lake for fishing, a convenient boat ramp, and inviting areas with picnic tables and fire rings. Indulge in the ultimate experience with our on-site restaurant and bar, where you can eat, drink, fish, park, party, and stay the night 鈥 all in one place! Conveniently located, we are just 30 minutes away from both Swainsboro, GA, and Louisville, GA. Whether you're seeking a relaxing getaway or an adventurous retreat, we have the perfect spot for you. Our campground is open year-round, ensuring you can enjoy the experience whenever the mood strikes. Join us for a memorable stay in the heart of nature and hospitality.
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Pull-Through Sites With Petting Zoo

1 site 路 RV48 acres 路 Lyons, GA
New RV Campground situated on beautiful 48 acres. Large pull-through sites with full hook-ups. Walking trails through beautifully wooded acreage with abundant wildlife including birds of prey, deer, raccoons, rabbits, possums, and much more. Animal attraction featuring goats, alpacas, paint horse and donkey
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The best camping near George L. Smith State Park guide

Overview

About

Human civilization may not have invented a time machine yet, but that doesn't mean you can't blast to the past. Head over to George L. Smith State Park, where a gristmill and refurbished Parrish Mill are so 1880's. Keep an eye out for the Georgian gopher tortoise, or navigate your canoe paddle through tupelo strands and cypress trees adorned with Spanish moss. Hikers will enjoy the view of the seven mile stretch of trails, the perfect spot for wildlife watching. Best of all? Campers may be able to sleep right on the water's edge, lulled to sleep by the gentle coo of pond animals. Sometimes, it pays to live in the past.

Notable campgrounds

  • Lakeside Campsites - Wake up to the gentle lapping of water at your doorstep with these scenic campsites right on the edge of the mill pond.
  • Cozy Cottages - Nestled in the woods, these cottages come with gas fireplaces and screened porches, perfect for a comfortable wilderness escape.
  • Primitive Campsites - For the true outdoor enthusiast, these sites offer a rustic camping experience amid the park's lush greenery.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as lakeside campsites and cottages are in high demand, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider weekday camping for better availability and to take advantage of discounts.
  • Call the park office directly for up-to-date information on capacity limits and reservation policies.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred site is unavailable, ensuring you don't miss out on the George L. Smith experience.

When to go

The best time to visit George L. Smith State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers lush greenery, but be prepared for warmer temperatures. Winters are quiet and serene, though some facilities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's operating hours, which are from 7am to 10pm, and ensure you arrive within this window.
  • Parking is $5 per vehicle, with annual passes available for frequent visitors.
  • For a smooth visit, familiarize yourself with park rules and ensure you adhere to them.
  • wifi is available in the park office, allowing you to stay connected even while enjoying the great outdoors.
  • Remember to call ahead for any special accommodations or to inquire about accessibility within the park.

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