The best campsites you didn’t know


Just a four hour drive from Atlanta, this park in the Okefenokee Swamp is truly spectacular. So spectacular that the International Dark Sky Association made the park the first “International Dark Sky Park” in Georgia. Outstanding views of the moon, stars and comets can be seen as the area is not heavily polluted. It offers cabins for rent as well as 60 campsites, including primitive hookups and RVs.

Reserve your spot to this Georgia treasure.

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Panoramic view at Victoria Bryant State Park

Credit: alampasona

Panoramic view at Victoria Bryant State Park
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Panoramic view at Victoria Bryant State Park

Credit: alampasona

Credit: alampasona

Blythe Island Regional Park

6616 Blythe Island Highway, Brunswick.

Camp in this charming Brunswick park for an easy getaway. All the pitches have water, electricity, sewer and cable. In addition to camping, the park offers a freshwater lake for swimming and fishing as well as hiking and biking trails. The park is surrounded by attractions such as Sea Island, St. Simons Island, great shopping and award winning golf courses.

To make reservations, call Blythe Island Regional Park: 800-343-7855 or 912-279-2812.

Skidaway Island State Park

52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah.

Located near the historic Savannah, this park borders the Skidaway Strait, part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway. Camp on spacious sites under Spanish moss and keep an eye out for deer, egrets, and other wildlife. Skidaway is a wonderful getaway for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. If you need to unwind after an activity, check out the park’s interpretive center or find yourself on one of Tybee Island’s beaches less than an hour away.

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Vogel State Park

405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville.

Camp along Wolf Creek and enjoy the murmur of rushing waters after exploring one of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks. It is located at the foot of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, offering exceptional views to visitors. The park’s 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats, and when the weather is warm enough, cooling off on its mountain-view beach is a must.

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Panola Mountain State Park

2620 Highway 155 SW, Stockbridge.

Panola Mountain State Park was established in the early 1970s to protect the delicate ecological features of this 100-acre granite monadnock. The mountain is similar to both Stone Mountain and Arabia Mountain, but unlike either or the other, it has never been mined. In addition to hiking, archery, geocaching and tree climbing are offered.

Reserve a spot at Atlanta crown jewel.

Indian Springs State Park

678 Clark Lake Road, Flovilla.

Located near Jackson and Flovilla, this park owes its name to its many springs, which the Creek Indians used to cure the sick. Visitors can still sample the flowing water inside the stone Spring House built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Enjoy wading through Sandy Creek, walking trails and historic views.

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Park rangers will help visitors explore the hidden gems of the Providence Canyon (Lumpkin) Outdoor Recreation Area. This canyon was carved out by erosion due to poor farming practices during the 1800s. Learn the language of the soft soils of the coastal plains known as Nanjing, Cowarts, Mobila and Orangeburst. Photo courtesy of Georgia State Parks

Park rangers will help visitors explore the hidden gems of the Providence Canyon (Lumpkin) Outdoor Recreation Area.  This canyon was carved out by erosion due to poor farming practices during the 1800s. Learn the language of the soft soils of the coastal plains known as Nanjing, Cowarts, Mobila and Orangeburst.  Photo courtesy of Georgia State Parks
Legend

Park rangers will help visitors explore the hidden gems of the Providence Canyon (Lumpkin) Outdoor Recreation Area. This canyon was carved out by erosion due to poor farming practices during the 1800s. Learn the language of the soft soils of the coastal plains known as Nanjing, Cowarts, Mobila and Orangeburst. Photo courtesy of Georgia State Parks

Providence Canyon State Park

8930 Canyon Road, Lumpkin.

Often referred to as Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”, this park is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the earth. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused by poor farming practices during the 1800s, but they make some of the state’s finest photographs today. Find an abundance of colorful wildflowers and plenty of stargazing opportunities during your stay.

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Sally J. Minick