Classic South / Appling

Petersburg Campground

3998 Petersburg Rd.
Appling, GA 30802

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The nearest campground to Augusta, Petersburg is the largest Corps of Engineers campground on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Two swimming beaches, a fishing pier, a hiking trail (Bartram's trail), a pond, and a first-come-first-serve picnic shelter provide for plenty of recreation opportunities right in the campground. A boat ramp for campers gives access to the 70,000 surface acres of water of Thurmond Lake, the largest Corps of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi River. Nearby Lake Springs Recreation Area offers group shelters, playgrounds, a three-lane launching ramp and numerous beaches. Petersburg is 4 miles from the Thurmond Dam and Visitor Center. 

Boasting 93 sites, most with water and 50-amp electrical service, this campground is open year-round. Site fees range from $16-$24 per night. Pets are allowed if penned or leashed. Public use of alcohol is prohibited. Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Sites accommodate one RV, and tents are limited to impact pad capacity.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Rates per day $12 - 24

    Visitor to Camper Fee--Daily Pass 5.00

    Facility Amenities


    Grill on Site

    Picnic Area

    Shower Facilities

    TV / Cable Hookup

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    50 Amp Elec Hookup

    Dump Station

    Number of Sites: 93

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Pull-thru Sites

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome