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

Blairsville, GA

Vogel State Park

May 24, 2022

"One of our Favorite State Parks"

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This as our forth stay at Vogel State Park in the last two years. Our site was a pull thru and was very level. but a little tight pulling out with my 24' trailer The baths are very clean and updated. We like that you can take several hikes right from the campground. This trip we had two bars of Verizon cell and you can get on the WiFi down by...
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72 reviews
May 24, 2022

"Very nice small campground"

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This was a very nice small campground. The site was level and easy to back in to. The bathhouse was very nice and clean. Great small quiet camping.

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Waycross, GA

Pebble Hill RV Resort

May 22, 2022

"Very nice"

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Very clean and well maintained campground camp hosts were very nice.

25 reviews
May 22, 2022

"Great Lake Spot"

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We stayed in site 20 in our 24 foot Class C. Appears about half are tent sites and half have power/water for RVs and trailers. Lots of great sites on the water but most seem to be tent sites. Campground has several bath houses, a beach, playground and a day use area next door. Our site was well shaded, not water front and not too close to our...
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9 reviews
May 22, 2022

"Convenient campground to stay at on our long trip!"

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W/E/S/C, Level gravel site, The site were fairly close together but have come to expect that with campgrounds right along the Interstate. The bathhouse had private stalls: toilet, sink, shower that were super clean. The campground guest were quiet but there was some road noise that was probably worse up closer to the main road. They require...
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