The best camping near Hard Labor Creek State Park

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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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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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Beechwood Farms

23 sites · RVs, TentsWatkinsville, GA
Southern living at its finest. The farm has been in our family for over 200 years. Nestled deep within the heart of Oconee County, GA this property offers both rolling fields and dense woods. 
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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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Smith Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Danielsville, GA
Convenient to Athens and near the south fork of the Broad River, this beautiful land features ponds, meandering streams, and amazing views. Enjoy fishing, exploring, or just relaxing in this special place. Veterans, active military, and first responders receive a free night. Message for details!
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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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Willow Bay Farm

25 sites · TentsBishop, GA
Willow Bay Farm was born in 2012 when my wife and I bought the 1903 farmhouse and started renovating.  The property has been around for over 100 years and, until we were blessed with the chance to buy, it was in the same family for all that time.  Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent and enjoy the wide open space at Willow Bay Farm.  We have space in our open grasslands or our wooded areas.  This is a family atmosphere where you can just get away for a night or two and enjoy the peace and quiet (with exception of a cow or two in the distance)
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Vibe and Thrive Village

10 sites · Tents2 acres · Athens, GA
Heal. Relax. Retreat and repeat. Our super convenient suburban sanctuary is the perfect weekend getaway solo or with groups. The village is a vibe We offer deluxe camping access that promises an experience to remember. A foodies dream come true. Meals are provided for village members. Forest fun!
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Aquino acres

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Stockbridge, GA
I have 2 large fields that rarely get used so I thought it would be fun to let others use them. I don't have any hookups but 1 field has a well on it. I wouldn't drink from the well but it could be used for other things. Very safe quiet area. Its just a mini hobby farm but you're more than welcome to check out the chickens and my pig Peppa. If the chickens are laying good I will get you some fresh eggs.
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Lizardsniffer

3 sites · RVs160 acres · White Plains, GA
Lizardsniffer is a working horse farm with a variety of rental cabins and RV slips. Each RV slip has water, septic, 50 amp service and Wifi. Many of our RV sites feature private fenced paddocks for people bringing their horses or dogs. Horse visitors require all current paperwork (Coggins, etc.). Dog visitors must be social and friendly and thus are allowed to explore the farm with their owners off-leash if desired. The property includes miles of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Bring your own horse or experienced riders may be able to ride one of ours (subject to weight/experience matching with a horse). There is a small private stocked lake open to all guests of Lizardsniffer for fishing and swimming. At the lake you will find an amenities cabin called Glowy Bobber that has a full bathroom and outdoor shower as well as Kayaks and floats for guest use.
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Openroad Farm

2 sites · RVs10 acres · Watkinsville, GA
We are a 10 acre horse farm 15 minutes outside of Athens, GA. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of bucolic Oconee County while being only minutes away from bustling downtown Athens or quaint Watkinsville. Our farm offers water and electric hookups. Our large, dark sky provides the perfect backdrop for stargazing on a clear night. As fellow RVers, (thus the farm name, Openroad) we look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of heaven.
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The best camping near Hard Labor Creek State Park guide

Overview

About

At Hard Labor Creek State Park, the only hard labor you're likely to do is swinging a golf club, flicking your wrist with a fishing pole, or working up a little sweat along miles of off-road biking trails or the easy to moderate trails that can be used by both hikers and horseback riders. Afterward, you can lay out on the lakeside beach or take a dip in the water. Hard Labor Creek State Park Campground has 51 campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs, in addition to 11 smaller sites suitable only for tents or pop-up trailers and 11 horse camping sites close to stalls.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Bookings can easily be secured online or by phone, up to 13 months in advance.
  2. The tent/pop-up sites are not available to reserve online, so you’ll have to call the park.
  3. Sites are not available on a first-come, first-served basis. While last-minute availability is a possibility, you’ll still need to make a booking.

When to go

Summer is the most popular time to visit, when Atlanta residents flock here to cool off in the lake. It’s a good idea to make reservations as far in advance as possible during that period, especially if planning to arrive on a weekend. Hard Labor Creek State Park is known for its educational and outreach programming, so check the calendar to see what’s on before planning a visit.

Know before you go

  • You can easily pick up supplies in Rutledge, a few minutes’ drive away.
  • Free wifi is available in the park office and golf course clubhouse
  • Pets are welcome, as long as they are kept on a leash.
  • Georgia law requires that anyone 16 and older have a fishing license.

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