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Whether you are a first-time camper or an experienced backpacker, Georgia's state parks have a campsite for you. Forty-one parks offer more than 2,700 campsites, including tent-only areas, RV pull-thru sites, primitive camping and group camping areas. Most state parks have laundry facilities and sell camping supplies.
  • Tent, Trailer and RV Camping
    These sites offer electrical and water hookups, grills or fire rings, and picnic tables. Some are specially designed just for tents, while others have curved pull-thrus for large RVs. Modern comfort stations with hot showers, flush toilets and electrical outlets are conveniently located. All campgrounds have dump stations, and several offer cable TV hookups.

  • Walk-In Sites
    These wooded campsites provide a tent pad, picnic table and fire ring, but usually no water, electricity or garbage containers. While they are more secluded than tent/trailer/RV sites, they are within easy walking distance of a comfort station, water spigot and central parking area.

  • Primitive Backpacking
    Backpackers will enjoy the solitude of these undeveloped sites. All camping gear (including water) is packed in and out by the hiker. A few parks, such as Tugaloo and Ft. McAllister, have primitive campsites that do not require a long hike.

Things to Know about Camping

Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum is required for weekend reservations, and a three-night minimum is required for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day weekends.

Deposits and Cancellations: A non-refundable deposit of one night’s camping fee is required within seven days of making a reservation. Deposits not received within seven days will result in automatic cancellation without notification. Campers must pay the full balance of their reservation upon check-in. No refunds are made when the stay is shortened to less than the required minimum. This also applies to equestrian-area campers and horse stalls. Because special deposit restrictions may apply to reservations of 7 to 14 days, campers should confirm cancellation policies when making a reservation.

Occupancy: To protect park resources, campsite occupancy is limited to one of the following combinations:

  • One motor home, two additional automobiles, and one tent.
  • One automobile with pop-up trailer/travel trailer, one additional automobile, and one tent.
  • One pickup truck with mounted camping rig, two additional automobiles, and one tent.
  • Two tents and two automobiles.
One boat trailer is also allowed at each site provided that the site is large enough. Campsites have a six-person occupancy limit, and tents must fit on designated tent pads. Tents erected off designated tent pads are subject to removal. Camping between designated sites is prohibited. When camping areas are filled to stated capacity, no other campers will be allowed. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days at any one park. Visitors using a campsite for 14 nights must vacate the park for at least four nights before returning.

Check-In: Check-in is between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. and check-out is before 1 p.m. Campers must register and present a reservation confirmation before setting up. Both the reservation and deposit fee are forfeited if the camper does not check in by 10 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Most park gates are locked at 10 p.m. Tents and other personal property left overnight in an unoccupied campsite are subject to removal and fees will be forfeited. “Saving” sites for late-arriving guests is prohibited.

Hook-ups and Site Comforts: RV sites offer electrical and water hookups, grills or fire rings, and picnic tables. Modern comfort stations with hot showers, flush toilets and electrical outlets are conveniently located. All campgrounds have dump stations, and several offer cable TV hookups.

Pets: Pets are welcome in campgrounds if kept on a six-foot leash and attended at all times. Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Since organized groups are not eligible to occupy regular tent/trailer/RV sites, group camps and pioneer camping areas are available and offer more privacy.

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