Go "glamping!" Luxury-loving campers will enjoy the yurts at Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain, High Falls, Fort Yargo, Tugaloo and Sweetwater Creek state parks. Made of wood and canvas, yurts feature a deck, picnic table and grill/fire ring outside. Inside you will find furniture to sleep six, electrical outlets, large windows and locking doors. A water spigot is located outside. All you need to bring are sleeping bags or linens, cooking utensils, a cooler, food, and family or friends.
- Bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets is within walking distance.
- Futons fold out to full-size mattresses. Guests should bring linens (or sleeping bags) and pillows.
- Cooking is not allowed inside the wooden yurt.
- Maximum occupancy is six people (five at High Falls).
- Pets are not allowed in or around yurts, except yurt #1 at Fort Yargo which is now dog-friendly.
- A ceiling fan, small heater, screened windows and electrical outlets are provided. Yurts at High Falls, Tugaloo and Fort Yargo have air conditioning. Please do not bring portable air conditioners. Portable fans and space heaters are allowed.
Suwannee River Eco-Lodge: Near the Okefenokee Swamp
The Suwannee River Eco-Lodge is in Fargo, 18 miles from the famed Okefenokee Swamp. It features eight cottages with kitchens, meeting space, a barbecue shelter and commercial kitchen. The Suwannee River Visitor Center and a boat ramp are just down the road. Operated by Stephen C. Foster State Park.
The Len Foote Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is reached only by hiking a scenic five-mile trail through national forest. Since meals are included, guests carry only their personal items along the trail. Private rooms and a centrally located bathhouse with hot showers are provided.
Additional Unique Facilities
Camp Twin Lakes operates Will-A-Way, serving people with disabilities.
The elegantly decorated Burnham House cottage is a romantic country retreat with a rocking-chair porch.
This rustic four-bed camper cabin is on Clarks Hill Lake.
This mountain retreat offers exceptional cottage privacy on Dukes Creek, just outside Helen.
Groups will enjoy covered Squirrel's Nest camping platforms in the woods.
Horse owners can rent log cabin bunkhouses near the equestrian camping area.
This center offers outdoor education programs, day camps, fishing, a conference center, banquet hall and lodging. Managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, (770) 784-3152.