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Camping in Georgia

From the rocky terrain of the North Georgia mountains to the sandy shores of its coast, you are sure to find a camping experience you’ll love in the Peach State. Keep these options in mind as you plan your Georgia camping trip:

Georgia State Parks

Georgia State Parks are a source for both recreation and respite. All of Georgia’s 48 state parks have hiking trails, and those with water access may offer day-time recreation activities, including boating, fishing, and water play.

When it is time for rest, retreat to your tent or RV camping site. Most sites offer fire rings and picnic tables. Hot showers are an option too if your campsite is near the public bathhouse.

Ready to start camping in Georgia? You may want to consider some of the more popular state parks:

See more Georgia State Parks.

Georgia National Parks

Georgia’s only national park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, is not suited for RV camping as tent sites are only accessible by boat or ferry. Reservations are required for camping at all five of its campgrounds.

These two campgrounds offer amenities like fire rings with grills, flush toilets, cold showers, and food storage:

The following three wilderness campsites have well water (which needs to be treated) and cell phone reception. All food and trash should be stored off the ground, and cooking must be with camp stoves only (no fires).

The five campgrounds limit stays to seven consecutive nights so more visitors can enjoy the park.

Georgia RV Parks

If you are camping with your RV, you can choose between a privately owned RV park or campground. These parks will vary in their convenience and amenities. Some parks will only offer water/electricity, while others provide full hookups, playgrounds, and community events.

Learn more about Georgia RV Parks.

Free Camping in Georgia

There are options for free RV camping and free tent camping in Georgia.

  • No-cost RV camping is available on Public Lands overseen by the USDA Forest Service. There are designated boondocking or dispersed RV sites at both the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Oconee National Forest.
  • No-cost primitive tent camping is available within the national forests at designated tent sites.
  • No-cost primitive camping is available at some of Georgia’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in designated areas.

Learn more about Free Camping in Georgia.

Georgia National Forests

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is two separate national forests. The Chattahoochee National Forest is in the north Georgia mountains, and the Oconee National Forest is in eastern Georgia.  

Both forests are considered a “hiker’s paradise” due to the abundant trails and wildlife. If you enjoy more mountainous terrain, you might enjoy camping at the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Oconee National Forest has a flatter topography.  

Both forests are a variety of campgrounds, tent sites, and RV sites. There are dispersed and primitive sites for those seeking a more natural experience. There are developed campgrounds with picnic tables, fire rings, showers, utilities, and flush toilets for those who require amenities. Amenities will vary by site, and reservations are sometimes required.

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Recent Georgia Campground Reviews

May 10, 2021

"Beautiful and terrifying"

This is a beautiful place to visit.... in a small vehicle! The roads are very, very narrow and winding up and down very steep hills. Once you get in the gate, there’s no turning back, so proceed with caution. Once parked, it is stunning. Beautiful landscape, full hook ups. Lots of deer will visit your campsite. Most folks are friendly but we...
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Lynn Ringis
4 reviews
May 10, 2021

"Clean and quiet campground but not a ton of trails"

My family and I tent camped here over Mother’s Day weekend, hoping to get a glimpse of the Milky Way. This is a certified deep sky viewing site, but if you’re looking to see the galactic core of the Milky Way, it’s not always visible. I didn’t realize there was a difference between seeing the Milky Way and seeing the galactic core of it. You...
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Rachel Fox
1 review
May 09, 2021

"Nice view "

Camp site was easy to pull in , picnic table was on one side and fire ring was on the other, which once you settle down, the view was nice. Two site over, neighbors were loud but the neighbors on the other side were quite.

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Diana Hester
4 reviews
Acworth, GA

Payne Campground

May 09, 2021

"Another great campgrounds in GA. "

Nice wooded park with all the necessities. The bathrooms were spotless. We were right on the lake.

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Adam Akin
9 reviews
Richmond Hill, GA

Fort McAllister State Park

May 09, 2021

"Nice park. Lots of activities "

We enjoyed our quick night here. Very clean and lots of wildlife. We will return

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Adam Akin
9 reviews