Georgia's reputation as an extremely green and verdant state only increases its popularity as a camping destination. Georgia is the heart of the deep south, and southern culture has always revolved around the outdoors. Georgia's campgrounds then, are a trip back to the state's roots.
The campgrounds in Georgia are almost all prime campgrounds on the water of a superb lake. Many campgrounds surround Clark Hill Lake, providing recreational and water sport opportunities for everyone. This large lake with many inlets accounts for 1,200 miles of coastline and its waters surround 250 islands. The largest Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi, the manmade lake is the border between Georgia and South Carolina for a long stretch and provides hosts of maritime fun, from fishing to jet skis, for the average camper.
The other main group of campgrounds in Georgia surrounds Lake Sidney Lanier, another behemoth, manmade lake that sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With over 7.5 million visitors a year, the lake is one of the most popular lakes in the south and with over 692 miles of shoreline and three highways leading straight to it, it is one of the most accessible to the residents. Campgrounds surrounding the shore of Lake Lanier include Chestnut Ridge, Old Federal, and Shady Grove State Parks. With the ease of access and popularity of the lake, however, these campgrounds often fill up before the weekend and remain full in the summer. Booking your campground now allows you to be sure that you'll have a tent-site or some RV hookups and a place to park your boat before you arrive.
Allatoona lake is smaller than the other two large lakes but is still chock full of campgrounds and RV sites. Recently the water level has been dropping, so check the campground pages or call the campground before you go. Similar in style to the long roaming tendrils of the other lakes, Allatoona is made up of inlet after inlet where the shallow water sits and warms in the Georgia sun and campers jump in from the shores.
Georgia's campsites are all tailored for the water, so the summer is the best time to enjoy camping in Georgia. Temperatures peak in early July like most places, and campsites sometimes close up during the winter. Book your Georgia campsite here and check with the campground about closures and fees.
Clark Hill Lake