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11 Unforgettable RV Camp Spots in Georgia (Both Parks and Rustic)

Published on March 22nd, 2019 by Camper Report

Who doesn’t was beautiful and unforgettable views as they RV camp in Georgia? There are so many parks and rustic southern campgrounds that make for a fantastic trip. Being from Georgia I compiled a list of some of my favorites and other unforgettable RV camps.

Camping is a great way to get the family or a group of friends together and bond in the outdoors. It offers beautiful sights and stunning memories, so come with me as we explore the 11 most unforgettable RV camp Spots in Georgia.

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  1. Jekyll Island Campground
  2. Hard Labor Creek
  3. Don Carter State Park
  4. Shoal Creek Campground
  5. Stephen C. Foster State Park
  6. Skidaway Island State Park
  7. Sunset Ridge Campground
  8. F.D. Roosevelt State Park
  9. Scenic Mountain RV Park and Campground
  10. Vogel State Park
  11. Tallulah Gorge State Park

Georgia is known for its stunning trees, beautiful lakes, and unforgettable sights. There is nothing better than walking under the stars with a bag of boiled peanuts looking out onto a lake.

All of these campgrounds are completely unforgettable and offer the best amenities available. You won’t be sad you came to visit any of these beautiful places when you go camping in Georgia.

Jekyll Island Campground

I have a deep love and affiliation with Jekyll Island because I literally have pictures of me roaming its beaches in diapers. When I was growing up, before my family moved to Idaho, we spent many a family trip and vacation on Jekyll Island.

It is stunning and there is SO much to do. Jekyll Island is one of the Georgia barrier islands and is located in Glynn County. It is run by its own governing body and has some amazingly beautiful campsites.

They Jekyll Island campground is located on the north-eastern tip of the island and is absolutely stunning. There are these huge beautiful old oak trees draped in Spanish moss spread out over the campground that give this little island its southern charm.

The amenities in Jekyll Island Campground include

  • Both RV hookups and tent camping spots
  • Walking distance from Clam Creek and Driftwood Beach
  • 158 total campsites with 145 of those being full hookups
  • 18 wooded acres
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Bird sanctuary
  • Pet-friendly
  • Two Bathrooms that include showers with hot water and toilets
  • Community Pavilion
  • Picketball Court
  • Bike Rentals
  • Free WiFi and cable TV

Once on Jekyll Island, there are so many different things to do. You can play on the beach, you can go on ranger walks and even do history tours. It is such a beautiful place to explore with the family. NO one will be bored on Jekyll Island.

Hard Labor Creek

Hard Labor Creek is another beautiful and rustic campground. Named after the American Indians who found it difficult to cross the creek this campsite is beautiful and is perfect for hikers and horseback riders.

Largely known for its beautiful and challenging golf course Hard Labor Creek is home to 24 miles of hiking ground and horse trails plus it is located right by both Lake Brantley and Lake Rutledge.

Unlike most campgrounds, a unique feature to the Hard Labor Creek Campsite is that it is home to 11 horse campsites and 30 horse stables, so those who don’t like to go anywhere without their horse can feel right at home in Hard Labor Creek.


  • Sand Beach
  • Playground
  • WIFI
  • 51 Camp and RV spots
  • 4 covered picnic areas
  • Trails for horseback riding and hiking
  • Golf Course

There is a lot to do when staying at Hard Labor Creek that fits all types and personalities. You can’t imagine everything that this campsite has to offer.

  • 17 miles of off-road biking trails
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Footgolf
  • Mini golf
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding

Basically, this campground is very memorable and one that can make a family trip great. If you want to try somewhere new and beautiful try Hard Labor Creek.

Don Carter State Park

As Georgia’s newest state park it only seemed proper to talk about the Don Carter State Park as our first state park on the list. As Lake Lanier’s first and only state park, Don Carter offers plenty of water activities as well as outdoor hikers and bikers.

It is located on the north end of the reservoir and has two separate campgrounds. One specifically for RV’s and the other a little more rustic for tent and hammock campers.

It has some amazing amenities that help make family and friend vacations full of once in a lifetime fun.

  • Boat ramps
  • Dock
  • Sand swimming beach
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Gift shop
  • Playground
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Four picnic shelters

Talk about excitement and fun on the same sentence and you have to be talking about Don Carter State Park. If you are into boating and water skiing, Kayaking and paddleboarding, Hiking and biking, or horses and swimming then this is the place for you and your family.

“The Chattahoochee River, flowing from the north Georgia Mountains, meets Lake Lanier at Don Carter State Park, creating a unique opportunity for recreation and outdoor appreciation on the northern edge of metro-Atlanta.”

Georgia Department of natural RESOURCES

Shoal Creek Campground

Shoal Creek Campground is a campground that is also located on Lake Lanier and is known for its family fun and recreation. It is operated by Lanier Islands.

They have some nice rustic campsites and some of them have hookups that go along with them. If you are the type of person who wants to camp by the beach they do have some beachside camping spots as well.


  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Covered Pavilion
  • Boat ramps
  • Dump Station
  • Laundry
  • Swimming area
  • Playground

There is nothing more exciting than spending the weekend out on the lake with your family camping, swimming, and having a blast. Don’t be afraid to hit the water for some awesome boating and lots of fun.

Stephen C. Foster State Park

Have you ever wanted to visit one of the 7 wonders of Georgia? If so then Stephen C. Foster State Park is definitely the choice for you and for your family.

Stephen C. Foster State Park is the primary entrance to the famous Okefenokee Swamp. Inside this swamp live more than 12,000 American Alligators live within the confines of this 402,000-acre swamp.

But alligators aren’t the only wildlife found inside Stephen C. Foster State Park. There is plenty of wildlife that you can catch glimpses of during your stay.

  • Red-cockaded woodpeckers
  • Turtles,
  • Raccoons,
  • Black bears,
  • Deer,
  • Ibis,
  • Herons,
  • Wood storks,
  • Plenty of other creatures

This national park is one that is stocked full of animals. You can canoe or kayak through the swamp taking the scenic sights and beautiful wildlife.

The also have guided pontoon boat rides where you can go into the swamp and see some alligators in their natural habitat. It is an amazing experience and can be lots of fun with the family.

Fishing is big at Stephen C. Foster State Park and they are known for their warmouth, bluegill, catfish, chain pickerel and bowfin. They are also known for the magnificent stargazing that can be done at night.

With campsites suitable for RVs this beautiful park is worth all of the excitement and the fun amenities.

  • Boat Launch
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Available rentals

Skidaway Island State Park

If you are in the Savannah area and looking for a beautiful place to camp, look no further because Skidaway Island State Park is definitely one of the most beautiful camping sites in all of Georgia.

If you are a fan of hiking and biking then the trails that wind their way through the campgrounds will be perfect for you. They wind through the maritime forest and past the beautiful salt marsh, and the gold at the end of the trail is a beautiful boardwalk and observation tower.

If your kids love animals they can watch for some beautiful creatures like deer and then some more interesting creatures like fiddler crabs, egrets, and raccoons.

Although there is other wildlife that can be seen throughout the park, one of the coolest family attractions is the giant 20-foot ground sloth replica that is located in the interpretive center.

There is also a sick reptile room and an area with binoculars that bird enthusiasts can use to look for the different migrating species that make their way through camp.

Besides a weekend full of family fun the Skidaway Island State Park also offers-

  • Camping spots for RVs
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grill on Site

Sunset Ridge Campground

Sunset Ridge Campground is one of the newest campgrounds to be built on Lake Russell and is only 8 years old. With a prime location, the camp is located only a mile away from the public boat ramp.

And don’t worry about the walk to Lake Russell’s shore from the campground, not only is it short but it is also beautiful and one that you and your family can enjoy together.

Sunset Ridge Campground is perfect for family get-a-ways and also for those outdoorsmen who love fishing and hunting alike. There are plenty of amazing fish to be caught as well as acres of free hunting lands.

Some of the great fish waiting to be caught are-

  • Trophy stripers
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth bass
  • Spotted bass
  • Flathead catfish
  • Channel catfish
  • Trout
  • Various types of bream

Along with all of the fishing and hunting that goes on at and around Sunset Ridge Campground, there are plenty of more amazing amenities that are waiting for you to discover, including premium RV spots.

  • Hot showers
  • Pool
  • Clean Bathrooms
  • Laundry
  • Electric and sewer hookups
  • Fire ring
  • Grill
  • Picnic table (at each campsite)

Sunset Ridge Campground is fun, exciting, and full of things to do for the family and for friends. If you wanna have fun on Lake Russell then Sunset Ridge Campground may be just the place for you.

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

If you want to walk where President Franklin D. Roosevelt walked then camping at the F.D. Roosevelt State Park needs to become a must on your to-do list.

Franklin D Roosevelt came to Georgia in 1921 where he visited warm springs after he was diagnosed with polio. He swam in the natural warm springs because it offered relief from his painful condition.

When staying at F.D. Roosevelt State Park you can visit Little White Historical Site in Warm Springs and visit his house which he stayed in even as president, and where he eventually died.

Not only is F.D. Roosevelt State Park popular for its historic side, but it is also Georgia’s largest state park tallying in at an impressive 9,049 acres. Making ever hikers and backpackers dreams come true with over 40 miles of trails.

Not only does F.D. Roosevelt State Park have 40 miles of trails, but it also is home to the 23-mile trail Pine Mountain Trail. Talk about beautiful sights as you wind through the hardwood and pine trees, skip over small creeks, and pass incredible small waterfalls.

Just talking about it makes me itchy to go and explore the beauty at F.D. Roosevelt State Park. There is a little place called Dowdell’s Knob where a life-size statue of President Roosevelt resides.

He would often go out on that ridge and sit looking at the sights as he ate his lunch. It is another great way to get in touch with history and also spend some glorious time in nature.

The amenities that go along with this campsite include-

  • RV spots
  • Picnic tables
  • Picnic shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Gift shop

Several park amenities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, including cottages and the Liberty Bell Swimming Pool.

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Scenic Mountain RV Park and Campground

Built on 112 acres the Scenic Mountain RV Park and Campground is located south of Atlanta about 30 miles away from Macon Georgia, which is my old stomping grounds.

Complete with 60 full hookup RV spots this campground is full of wild animals and fun. This park is great for families and has the perfect amenities for a great weekend trip with the family.

  • Bathrooms with shower
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • 6 Fishing ponds
  • Fenced dog park
  • Hiking Trails
  • Three pavilions
  • Firepits
  • Clubhouse
  • Offers extended stays

Vogel State Park

Although I’ve never been to Vogel State Park, it is one of my best friends favorite places to camp. Located in northern Georgia, it is beautiful and lots of fun.

This fall campers dream site is located at the base of Blood Mountain and turns into an amazing pattern of reds, yellows, and gold as the seasons switch from summer to fall.

It pretty much looks like paradise. Connected to the park is its 22-acre lake that is open for swimming, fishing, and non- motorized boats.

Complete with RV campsites and hookups the Vogel State Park has an array of fun awaiting everyone. It amenities include-

  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV spots
  • Gift shop

Tallulah Gorge State Park

The Tallulah Gorge State Park amazes its campers with its gorgeous waterfalls and stunning scenery. Home of the Tallulah Gorge that is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep, Tallulah Gorge State Park has a lot of fun and adventure to bring to any camping trip.

Try your nerves with the suspension bridge that sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom of the cannon. The views of the river and waterfalls from this bridge are spectacular and so worth anyone’s time.

There is a challenging to mile trail for bikers who want to try it and paved path that follows a railroad bed that is perfect for strolls with the family. So grab an RV spot and come and visit Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Amenities include-

  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
  • Maps & Brochures Available

Related Questions:

Do state parks have full hookups? Every state park is going to vary state to state and even park to park but most state parks offer RV sites with at least hookups and usually full hookups.

How long can you camp in a state park? Most state parks have a limit of a 14 day stay in the same spot. The state parks in Arizona and California do have long term parking spots that you can stay in for a few months.

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