The best camping near Sweetwater Creek State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Sweetwater Creek State Park adventure.

Hiking, fishing, and boating in lush terrain just outside of Atlanta.  

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RV Parking And Campgrounds

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · South Fulton, GA
Escape to our secluded RV parking campground, just 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Located on 10 acres of forested land, our campground offers a serene escape in the heart of the city, earning its nickname "the country in the city." With gated and secured entry, you can enjoy peace of mind during your stay. Spread out and relax in our spacious campground, where you may even catch a glimpse of our resident deer roaming the property. Unwind by a warm campfire under the stars, or explore the natural beauty of our two water streams. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, our secluded campground provides the perfect retreat for your Atlanta getaway.
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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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Oak Field Farm

15 sites · RVs6 acres · Temple, GA
Great location to rest while traveling along I-20 (10 mins off I-20), 1 hour from Atlanta and 1.5 hrs from Birminigham. We have 6 acres of pasture for riding bikes, dry camping and few spots for electric/water. Villa Rica, 10 mins away for shopping, food and brewery. Clinton preserve is 15 mins for MTB riders.
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Iremide Family Farm

3 sites · Lodging, Tents28 acres · Fairburn, GA
Come enjoy our 28 acres of serene retreat-like site nestled in the heart of nature. This is a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the world or just the perfect night of romance and alone time. You can also request on-site catering with your stay. The possibilities are endless
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Coyote Creek

5 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Union City, GA
Welcome to your own slice of paradise nestled amidst the serene beauty of nature—a sprawling 4-acre property boasting a charming cabin and a meandering stream, awaiting your arrival. Travelers can immerse themselves in the tranquility of the great outdoors. But the true magic of this land lies in its boundless potential for exploration and adventure. Here, travelers are invited to pitch their tents, park their RVs, or set up campers along the banks of the tranquil stream, creating their own personal sanctuary beneath the open sky. Escape the confines of city life and embrace the freedom of the great outdoors at this hidden gem.
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Sun Flower Camp Site

2 sites · Tents7 acres · Palmetto, GA
Welcome to Sun Flower Camp Site: Let go and relax in nature in this private, off-grid, secluded campsite for 6 people. This is comfort camping where you can create a memorable getaway. Located 7 minutes to miles of hiking, biking trails, and the most beautiful waterfall. Designed by tent campers for tent campers... and people who have never camped before.
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Camp peace near Atlanta Airport

4 sites · Tents50 acres · Fairburn, GA
Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent on an open field with fire ring or select a more remote area along the creek at a walk in site. If you are new to camping , Tony will be more than happy to support you in getting set up and settled in. The property offers many secrets that are left for the discovery of guest. Althoug
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The creek at Scarlett woods

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · South Fulton, GA
2 acres of beautiful hardwoods. Wonderful flat primitive campsite at the top of a paved driveway. 1/2 mile moderate hike from the campsite to a gentle creek. 6' "Hangout Pod" brand swing with mosquito netting by creek. Great place to camp around the corner from Renaissance Festival Fairground and a short 5 minute drive to old town Fairburn. Only a 10 minute drive to Cochran Mill Waterfall. 30 minutes from Peachtree City, 15 minutes from Trillith Studios, 10 minutes from Tyrone.
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Lake Paradise Camping

12 sites · RVs6 acres · Villa Rica, GA
Located in Villa Rica, Ga. & convenient to many necessitiesLearn more about this land:Private land, walking distance to creek and lake. Fishing near by. Short distance to several parks, Shopping and restaurants. 37 miles from Hartsfield Jackson Airport. 35 Miles from Mercedes Benz Stadium and Downtown Atlanta.
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Ironwood Crossing

3 sites · RVs2 acres · Douglasville, GA
Learn more about this land:Creek side-with rapids, two ponds and plenty of space for recreational activities such as fishing and enjoying the campfire. Explore the creek side and wildlife.
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Aquino acres

5 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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The best camping near Sweetwater Creek State Park guide

Overview

About

Look over the rugged hills gushing rapids of Sweetwater Creek State Park, and you would never know that you’re just 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta. This 2,500-acre park has everything you need for a getaway adventure—hike along wooded trails, paddle across a 215-acre reservoir, and visit the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill that burned down during the Civil War. The visitor center is also worth seeing to learn about the park while exploring one of the most sustainable buildings in the country. 

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for comfort: One of the 10 modern, furnished yurts
  • Best for lakeside views: Any of the yurts, plus campsite 1
  • Best for rope-swing access: Yurt 5

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations for all campsites are open year-round and can be made up to 13 months in advance. 
  2. Due to its popular location and limited capacity, campsites fill up fast. Reserve early to ensure a spot!
  3. If nothing is available online, call the park headquarters to inquire about last-mute cancellations.

When to go

Sweetwater Creek is beautiful to visit any time of year. Enjoy warm weather and lush greenery in the spring and summer, see changing foliage in the fall, and catch the fewest crowds in the winter. Kayaks and other boat rentals are only available during the warmer months.

Know before you go

  • Yurts comfortably sleep six, but bring your own linens, towels, cooking materials, and utensils.
  • Yurts include a deck and two adirondack chairs, plus outdoor electrical outlets.
  • Campsites include a fire ring, a grill, and a picnic table.

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