Little Raccoon Key
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6 Wildly Wonderful Ways to Go Camping this Fall

You'll love watching the moonlight through the pines on these cool camping trips in Georgia.

The mild weather makes it a perfect time to pitch a tent and spend some time outdoors. We adore normal car camping, but sometimes you are looking for something a little more unique. Here are six cool ways to spend the night camping, plus a few of our favorite things to do while you are there.

Treetop Camping at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge, Georgia

In a tree

Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge

Some of the most unique places to go camping are at Georgia State Parks. Did you know you could sleep in a tree at Panola Mountain? Yup. Your hostess for the evening is Naomi Ruth, a 100-foot Southern Red Oak. Rock-a-bye baby on the treetop for real! During your visit, take an archery lesson, and then test your newly found skills on the specialized course.

Horse at General Coffee State Park in Nicholls, Georgia

With a horse

General Coffee State Park, Nicholls

Bring your horse along to this Georgia State Park. General Coffee has 13.4 miles of equestrian trails, plus ride-in campsites. When you aren’t riding, play with the park farm animals that include goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys and chickens. Another favorite pastime is walking through the cypress swamp along the boardwalk.

Yurt at Tugaloo State Park in Lavonia, Georgia

In a yurt

Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia

Fishermen love this state park that is known for lots of large-mouth bass. But Tugaloo State Park is also a great place to sleep in a yurt. What’s a yurt? A yurt is a circular platform tent that usually has bunk beds, limited furniture and is move-in ready. This is a great option for campers that don’t have tents or don’t want to mess with getting things set up.

Sleep in an authentic Native American teepee at North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula.

In a teepee

Teepee Camping at North Georgia Canopy Tours, Lula

At North Georgia Canopy Tours, guests can sleep in a real teepee. Similar to yurts, these teepees are glamping at its finest. Included are full-sized beds (usually queens and some also have bunk beds) with linens. Bring your own food, or pre-order your breakfast for an additional fee. After you spend your day ziplining through the trees, those beds will be a welcome sight when you're camping in North Georgia.

Glamp camp on Little Raccoon Key near Jekyll Island, Georgia

On an island

Little Raccoon Key, Jekyll Island

Part of the Golden Isles of Georgia, this unspoiled reef island off the coast of Jekyll Island is perfect for those looking for a remote getaway. Rent your own private island and stay overnight in a solar-powered luxury canvas tent, or book a guided tour to spend a day exploring the ancient oyster reef.

Paddle-in camping at Reed Bingham State Park in Adel, Georgia
Paddle-in camping at Reed Bingham State Park in Adel, Georgia

Reed Bingham State Park, Adel

Paddle away from it all to a secluded campsite at Reed Bingham State Park. This primitive group site sleeps up to 30. Either bring your own or rent a boat on site to get to this remote area where nesting bald eagles are seen in the winter, gopher tortoises are prevalent and alligators are often seen sunning on the shores. Here are some other fun camp game ideas to keep you busy on your own private island.

Geodesic dome camping at Elatse'yi Mountain Retreat in Ellijay, Georgia

In a geodesic dome

Elatse’yi Mountain Retreat and Alpaca Farm, Ellijay

This luxury glamping experience in Ellijay includes a fully furnished geodesic dome, as well as telescopes for observing the night sky and, more importantly, private bathrooms. The curious alpacas that live at the farm are fun pets for the weekend. And Max, the farm dog, will be waiting to show you around. During the day, spend time exploring the more than 100 miles of single-track mountain biking, or plan a whitewater-rafting trip.

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Published: October 2018
Written by: Sue Rodman