Georgia Campgrounds

  • Fort Mountain State Park Cottage 1 view
    Fort Mountain State Park,  Georgia Campgrounds

    Fort Mountain State Park- Cottage 1

    10.27.23-10.29.23 Picked up a cancellation for the best cabin at Fort Mountain State Park. We got so lucky! Fort Mountain State Park is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia. The park’s main attraction is the epic overlooks with views of the North Georgia mountains. At the top of the mountain hikers will find a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, open for tours on the weekends. The park includes a 17-acre lake with paddle boats to rent in the summer, a sand beach, and a putt-putt course. The State Park offers a fully stocked visitors center with plenty of ice and firewood. No cell…

  • Friends of Fort Mountain State Park
    Fort Mountain State Park,  Georgia Campgrounds

    Fort Mountain State Park – 13

    10.27.23-10.29.23 Halloween festivities and peak fall colors in the North Georgia mountains made for a perfect weekend! The volunteer organization, Friends of Fort Mountain State Park hosted Halloween festivities the weekend before Halloween. This was their second time hosting the event at the park and hopefully it will grow each year. The event was promoted through Facebook and the volunteers even reached out by phone to let campers with reservations know what was happening. We participated by decorating our campsite, taking our kids trick or treating, passing out candy at our site, and enjoying the hayride. The hayride was $20 per family or $5 per person. The Friends of Fort…

  • McKinney campgrounds site 56
    Georgia Campgrounds,  Lake Allatoona Campgrounds,  McKinney Campground

    McKinney Campground – 56 & 55

    10.13.23-10.15.23 After sixteen camping trips to McKinney Campground COE we finally spent a weekend in a campsite we would NOT want to book again. McKinney Campground is located in Acworth, Ga on Lake Allatoona. A Bartow County park, it has 150 RV campsites, two beaches, one playground, and a boat ramp. We have camped at McKinney fifteen times; it’s our go-to campground, nine miles from home. To help you choose your next reservation, details and photos from all of our previous visits can be found in the McKinney Campground category. The campground was completely booked when we decided we wanted to venture out (close to home) for our first camping…

  • R Shaefer Heard campground
    Georgia Campgrounds,  R Shaefer Heard Campground

    R Shaefer Heard Campground

    07.13.23-07.16.23 Traveled south to check out another one of Georgia’s lakes – West Point. R Shaefer Heard Campground is a Corps of Engineers campground in Lagrange, Georgia on West Point Lake. The 25,900 acre lake runs along the Georgia – Alabama state line and extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River. It is a boater’s paradise with 34 public areas that have boat ramps. Catfish, bass, crappie, and bream can be found throughout the lake and creeks. R Shaefer Heard Campground has 117 campsites, a boat ramp, playground, and amphitheater. Campsites offer water and electricity for $34 a night. Weekends require a two night minimum, though holidays require three nights. The…

  • J Strom Thurmond Lake
    Georgia Campgrounds,  Ridge Road Campground

    Ridge Road Campground

    06.30.23-07.01.23 When recreation.gov doesn’t have photos of the campsite how likely are you to book?  Ridge Road Campground is located in Appling, GA just 30 miles north of Augusta. The campground is located on J. Strom Thurmond Lake. At 70,000 acres with over 1000 miles of shoreline, it is the largest lake east of the Mississippi River.  The campground has 63 campsites, many of them with water views and access. Ridge Road has a rustic feel with campsites laid on dusty gravel and some requiring fancy negotiation. There is a playground, beach, boat ramp, and fish cleaning station.  Ridge Road Campground is a great stopping point on the way to…