Pet-friendly camping at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah
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.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
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.
Stephen C. Foster State Park
Stephen C. Foster State Park photo by @elvagogringo
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.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park photo by Steven Thomas, @steventhomasphotography
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.
Mistletoe State Park
Be prepared to have your senses delighted as the calm waters of Clarks Hill Lake glow in the sunset at the edge of your campsite at Mistletoe State Park in Appling. The campground 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.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Take in unbeaten 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.
Georgia Glamping Tents at Shady Grove Campground
Photo credit Teddy The Morkie, @teddy.takesthecity
Set on the shores of Lake Lanier is Georgia Glamping, a resort of sorts with stylish tents that can accommodate up to six people. They have full-sized beds, linens, lighting, coffee makers and mini fridges. There are also chairs around a fire pit and hammocks for relaxing. Three tents are located at Shady Grove Campground. Guests need to bring their own towels and toiletries, as well as a flashlight and any food you might need. Kayaks, paddleboards and paddleboats are available for rent.