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:
- Fort Mountain State Park: a 2,850-foot mountain with the remains of a stone fort at the top.
- Vogel State Park: 22-acre lake, mountain-view sand beach, beautiful fall foliage.
- Unicoi State Park: trout-fishing, fly-fishing, zip-lining, mountain-bike riding.
- Tallulah Gorge State Park: 1,000 ft canyon, rim overlooks 80-foot suspension bridge.
- Cloudland Canyon State Park:canyons, high falls, caves, fishing pond, disc golf.
- Skidaway Island State Park: coastal wild-life, marshes, and a day trip away from Savannah.
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:
- Sea Camp Campground (also has picnic tables and cell phone reception)
- Stafford Beach Campground (no cell phone reception)
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).
- Hickory Hill Wilderness Campsite
- Yankee Paradise Wilderness Campsite
- Brickhill Bluff Wilderness Campsite
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
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.