Best Camping in Georgia

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

Jun 09, 2023

"Completely Beautiful "

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This Campground Is A Dream, We Love It There! Landscape Is So Beautiful and Trails That Are Breathtaking. The Bathhouses Are Climate Controlled And very very clean. The Whole Campground Is a Role model For Other Parks From Years Of Experience. Thank You Crooked River For an Excellent Experience.

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Jun 09, 2023

"Perfect for travel workers! "

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Large gravel sites most can accomodate 40 ft RV some smaller pads as well but plenty of room between your neighbors. Bathrooms are very clean, loads of hot water and private. A separate laundry room is available, The park is quiet and well patrolled by sheriff, so very safe. Stayed for three months on a travel nursing assignment, great on site...
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Stone Mountain, GA

Stone Mountain Park Campground

Jun 08, 2023

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The campground is a part of Stone Mountain Park, a Georgia tourist attraction including an amusement park, which may explain the relatively high cost. All sites are FHU. Campground roads are paved, but in poor repair -- tree roots, potholes, etc. My site was very unlevel, as were many others. Had to raise one side of the camper more than 7"...
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5 reviews
Jun 07, 2023


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Convenient park for the route we were taking, but huge and crowded. Gravel sites and out outside space was taken by the sewer hookup of the next rig. 280 sites, need I say more.

31 reviews
Jun 07, 2023

"Great Campground. "

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Red Top Mountain State Park is a great campground near (but not too near) Atlanta. This was my first stay at Red Top in about 25 years. There have been many improvements to the park in that time. My site was level and had plenty of room for my toy hauler, pickup, & motorcycle. The campground is quiet and the staff is extremely friendly.