Camping in Georgia is not just centered in Atlanta. Granted, there are a number of places that people can go camping in Atlanta, yet, the better places are in North Georgia both east and west. However, not far from Atlanta itself there are a number of great campsites and parks. These include Stone Mountain Park, Lake Lanier Islands and many many more. So, getting a little bit away from the city and relaxing with family and friends at some of the area parks for camping is not such a bad idea.
Stone Mountain Park Campgrounds, Atlanta. Stone Mountain Park has a deep history related to the southland. It is the location of the largest standing granite formation in the world. Upon the face of the mountain is one of the most impressive carvings of southern Civil War generals. Thanks to the natural creation of such a mountain, there has been the creation of one of the most impressive parks in the Southeastern United States. There are a number, this being an understatement, of things to do at Stone Mountain, including riding a train around the mountain with some drama and singing of famous southern songs as well as some narrative. There is the famous ferry boat ride on the big Stone Mountain lake. There is a championship golf course. There are also great eateries and even putt-putt golf. For the weary tourists of Stone Mountain, there is a special treat of a laser show to end the evening. Most of those visiting end up going to their vehicles and depart the park. Then, there are those who remain behind and spend a couple of days and nights camping. The campgrounds are located inside the park and along the lake front. The park is located off of Stone Mountain Freeway, not far from Atlanta and I-285. Mountain Park.com
Lake Lanier Islands Campgrounds. Lake Lanier, one of the premiere lakes in the north Georgia area is very popular when it comes to camping. There are twelve known campgrounds in the Lake Lanier area. The campgrounds allow for tent camping as well as recreational vehicle (RV) accommodations. Situated in the Lake Lanier Islands, this campground has a total of 147 RV sites and can accommodate RV’s up to 40 feet long. The Island’s themselves include a hotel and conference center, three restaurants, two 18-hole golf courses, boat rental and beach and waterpark complex open from May to September. The campground offers primitive tent sites and primitive lakefront tent sites, sites with water and electricity, sites with water, electricity and sewer and premier lakefront sites with water and electricity. There is a six camper maximum capacity per site and three night minimum stay. www.lakelanierislands.com. Lake Lanier Islands is located up I-985 in Gainesville, Georgia.
Baldridge Creek. This campground is one of many that is run by the Army Corps of Engineers. Amenities include: campsites with hookups, showers, dumpstation, restrooms, laundry, picnic tables, boat ramp and a swim area. Campsite occupancy is limited to eight people and three vehicles. Pets must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. Recreation.gov
War Hill Campsite. This campsite located in Dawsonville, Georgia (North Georgia), is strictly a primitive campsite, so it is best to have all of the amenities of home to be prepared to camp here.
There is no doubt that Atlanta and many surrounding areas north and south offer great campsite areas. Other areas of interest include Lake Allatoona, Red Top Mountain which are both up 75 north, Balding Mill, Chestnut Ridge, Duckett Mill, Old Federal Park and many more. The best place to look up and even make reservations at any campsite is Recreation.Gov.