Outside of Georgia’s city centers of Atlanta, Athens, and Macon—and beyond the busier, trendy tourist areas, the Peach State encompasses more than 45 State Parks (with six offering RV campgrounds).
All of the parks are ideal for RVers to take a welcome rest from the road. Many of the State Parks are also easily accessible off I-75, further combining convenience with practicality.
While you can stay and explore on Georgia’s Jekyll Island, or visit historic Savannah, there are many other regions of the state that offer relaxing breaks from the road.
“Georgia has a vast State Parks system with campgrounds that are well-furnished,” Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator for Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division, told RV Life. “We have modern campsites and many parks are easily accessible, even for larger rigs.”
“There’s a wide range of activities,” adds Hatcher. “Many parks offer kayak, bike, paddleboard, and boat rentals as we are very focused on outdoor recreation. The parks have also recently hired many rangers to provide various educational experiences, including archery, astronomy courses, and many kids programs.”
Outdoor activities abound and many campgrounds are full-service with a range of available services. There are several attractions RVers can experience along U.S. I-75, but when visiting Georgia, you just may want to plan a visit to these areas on your next RV trip in the south.
1. Red Top Mountain State Park
Known for its 12,000-acre lake, Red Top Mountain State Park has more than 15 miles of trails.
In fact, a popular hike is the Homestead Trail. It’s a five-plus mile hike and meanders through hardwood, pine forests with historic homesteads along the way.
Also, the fishing for bass, catfish or crappie is great. So, if you have a boat or an inflatable bring it along. The 111-site campground offers big rig access with pull through sites, 30/50 amp, plus a boat ramp and a marina that are nearby.
Additionally, the park is just 16 minutes from the nearest community of Acworth, in Cobb County. Exit 285 at Acworth
2. High Falls State Park
High Falls State Park is known for its cascading waterfalls on the Towaliga River. It’s even considered one of the “Top 100 Family Fishing Destinations” for its active species of hybrid and white bass.
Additionally, the full service campground in the park offers big rig access, pull-through sites, and a dump station. Activities around the campground include pool access, mini-golf, a playground, hiking trails, and more.
Just 36 miles northwest of Macon, the park’s campground also features lakeside yurts (that are similar to canvas and wood tents). Each features a small deck, a picnic table plus a grill, furniture, and electrical outlets. Exit 198 at Jackson
3. Georgia Veterans State Park
In honor of Georgia’s veterans, this is one of the State Parks that highlights a golf course, plus a military museum that reflects the conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War.
What’s more, it’s on Lake Blackshear where boating and fishing are popular pastimes. Hiking trails and the on-site golf club (featuring 18-holes) are also popular.
The club has 78 lodge rooms, 10 cottages, and 2 restaurants. At the campground are 77 full-service sites with pull-through and big rig access.
Many other amenities include beach access, a boat ramp, playground, a pet area, and workout facilities. Exit 101 at Cordele
4. Reed Bingham State Park
Located at the south end of Georgia, Reed Bingham State Park also offers excellent fishing. In addition, there is great kayaking and canoeing (that are available for rent).
Further, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the park’s Coastal Plain Nature Trail. This features one of the most diverse ecosystems in the country.
Additionally, swimming, mini-golf, geocaching, and birding are other activities. The 46-site pet-friendly campground offers pull-through sites with big rig access, plus a boat ramp. Exit 39 at Adel