Exterior of a glamping tent with Timberline Glamping on Lake Lanier in Georgia

Timberline Glamping Co. in Cumming, Georgia

9 Great Spots to Camp in Georgia

Set up your tent and enjoy the scenery at these remarkable camping locations across the state.

Georgia is an ideal playground for those who like a variety of camping adventures. Georgia's state park system allows you to enjoy comfort, consistency and hospitality across the state, and many other campgrounds and attractions offer inviting settings for sleeping under the stars.

Set up your tent at campsites in the North Georgia mountains to explore miles of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, scenic overlooks and undisturbed forests. Or go camping on the Georgia coast near beaches, boating, fishing and more water activities. Throughout the state, rolling hills, lakes and rivers offer the perfect conditions for camping trips filled with fun.

Start planning your trip with these nine amazing places to camp, and find many more campgrounds and RV parks on ExploreGeorgia.org.

Sunrise over Cloudland Canyon. Photo by @natebowery

Cloudland Canyon State Park. Photo by @natebowery

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Let the dramatic beauty of ancient, water-carved cliffs be your backyard at the West Rim campground at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn, located in Georgia's northwest corner. RVs and car campers enjoy two modern, shaded campgrounds that include water and electricity for each site. Hike-in backcountry backpackers can choose from 13 secluded primitive sites along a 2-mile loop through a hemlock grove.

Outdoor lovers should not miss this park's spectacular scenery.

Camp at Cloudland Canyon

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, Georgia

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, Georgia

Skidaway Island State Park

Camp in spacious sites under the Spanish moss at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, a gem tucked in the marshes of the Georgia coast.  Open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter are popular spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. For cooling off during summer, Tybee Island's beaches are less than an hour away.

Camp at Skidaway Island

Platform camping in the Okefenokee Swamp. Photo by @thegeorgiaphotographyfanatic

Okefenokee Swamp. Photo by @thegeorgiaphotographyfanatic

Stephen C. Foster State Park

The Okefenokee Swamp is the backdrop for a unique camping experience among the swampy lowlands and wildlife of south Georgia at Stephen C. Foster State Park in Fargo. A certified dark sky park by the International Dark Sky Association, this park has minimal light pollution, so guests can experience some of the darkest skies in the Southeast. Stand beneath a sky full of stars and see the Milky Way stretched out above you while watching for the occasional meteor streaking across the night sky.

Camp at Stephen C. Foster

Carters Lake in Ellijay

Carters Lake boasts 62 miles of natural shoreline. Lined with trees, this 3,200-acre lake is a great place to take in the changing leaves of the mountains. Book a campsite at Woodring Branch Campground or Doll Mountain Campground, and settle in to soak up the lake life. No boat? No problem! Carters Lake Marina offers rentals for your family, no matter how small or large.

Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo by @dineshchitlangia

Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo by @dineshchitlangia

Vogel State Park

Camp along Wolf Creek and enjoy the babble of tumbling waters lulling you to sleep at night after exploring North Georgia's beloved mountain playground at Vogel State Park in Blairsville. With 34 cottages; 90 tent, trailer and RV campsites; and primitive backpacking sites, visitors have a range of overnight accommodations. Swim, boat, and fish in Lake Trahlyta, and explore hiking trails to waterfalls, playing miniature golf, and stepping back into history at the Civilian Conservation Corps museum.

Camp at Vogel

Tallulah Gorge State Park in the fall in Tallulah Falls, Georgia

Tallulah Gorge State Park. Photo by @zendhir

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge may be one of the most exciting sights in Georgia, and the North Rim trail is just a short walk from camp at Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls. Campers can stay inside the park, choosing from 50 sites with electric and water hookups, plus hot showers. Plan your trip with this Guide to Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Camp at Tallulah Gorge

Camping at Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton, Georgia

Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton, Georgia

Elijah Clark & Mistletoe State Parks

Be prepared to have your senses delighted as the calm waters of Clarks Hill Lake, located on Georgia's eastern border, glow in the sunset at the edge of your campsite at Mistletoe State Park in Appling or Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton. 

The campground at Mistletoe is situated on a peninsula, offering spectacular views of both sunset and sunrise over the open water. Overnight guests may rent canoes to explore the large lake.

The spacious campground at Elijah Clark is nestled into the forest. Tent campers will enjoy extra privacy in the walk-in section.

Camp at Mistletoe

Camp at Elijah Clark

Hiking at Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Newnan, Georgia

Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Newnan, Georgia

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Take in the views of the Chattahoochee River from the observation platform before setting up camp at the riverfront platform sites or Adirondack-style shelters at Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Newnan. Although most of the park has been left in its natural state, campers have many options for staying overnight within park boundaries. RV owners will enjoy the camping section with sunny pull-through and back-in sites. Tent campers can choose from riverfront platform sites, walk-in sites and traditional developed campsites.

Camp at Chattahoochee Bend

Interior of a tent with Timberline Glamping on Lake Lanier in Georgia

Timberline Glamping on Lake Lanier. Photo by @timberlineglamping

Timberline Glamping Co.

With four locations in Georgia - on Lake Lanier, Clarks Hill Lake, Amicalola Falls and Unicoi State Park - Timberline Glamping offers truly unique, one-of-a-kind getaways. The glamping tents have full-sized beds, linens, lighting, coffee makers and mini-fridges. There are also chairs around a fire pit and hammocks for relaxing. Or, you can stay in geodesic domes with massive windows, or Ruby the Retro RV, with a cozy indoor fireplace and comfy dinette for game nights. Kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats, gourmet s'mores kits and more are available to customize your glamping getaway.

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Published: March 2023
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