Petersburg Campground


3998 Petersburg Rd.
Appling GA 30802


  • Visitor to Camper Fee--Daily Pass: $5.00
  • Rates per day: $12 - 24

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 6:00pm


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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.

Near Interstate Highway
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General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Partially Accessible
  • Pet-Friendly
Facility Amenities
  • Picnic Area
  • Grill on Site
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