Georgia RV Camping and Campgrounds

Great RV camping opportunities from lakes in deep forests, to coastal campgrounds can be found in Georgia. Private RV parks and campgrouns are located throughout Georgia, and State Parks and Forests have developed campgrounds for RV camping. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has fresh water based recreation areas that are also great RV camping destinations. Don't forget about the great private RV parks available in Georgia!

Georgia Private RV Parks and Campgrounds

  • Private RV Parks - Research tools for finding privately owned RV parks and campgrounds in Georgia.

Federal RV Camping Information

  • US Forest Service - USFS information about National Forests in the Georgia. Free dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is permitted on lands managed by the USFS.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers - USACE/COE information about water projects and camping in Georgia. RV camping is allowed with a water recreation backdrop.

State RV Camping Information

  • Georgia State Parks - Information about RV camping and campgrounds in Georgia.
  • Georgia Outdoors - Information about state wildlife management areas (WMA) and RV camping opportunities. Most WMA's have designated camping areas.
  • Official Georgia Tourism Website - Where to go, and what to do in Georgia. Includes RV camping suggestions.

Camping Reservations

  • Camping Reservations - Make your RV camping reservations in advance and your campsite will be waiting for you to arrive.

RV Dump Stations In Georgia

Georgia Free RV Camping

Free RV camping is available throughout Georgia. Dispersed free RV camping (boondocking) is permitted on Public Lands administered by the USDA Forest Service in Georgia. State Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) also offer free primitive camping in designated areas. The following list shows only a few examples of free RV camping locations available in Georgia. Boondocking - Dispersed Camping has information about how to find remote RV camping sites.

CHATSWORTH RV Camping Location - Chatsworth

Located in northern Georgia, great free dispersed RV camping (boondocking) sites can be found throughout the USDA Chatahoochee National Forest. Developed campgrounds are located throughout the area, and make great base camps to explore for the best RV camping sites.

EATONTON RV Camping Location - Eatonton

Located in central Georgia, the USDA Oconee National Forest has developed fee campgrounds, and free dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is allowed along forest roads. Contact the Oconee Ranger District for access and suggested camping locations.

We recommend the Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer DeLorme Gazetteer RV Camping Map to find RV camping locations. This topographic atlas offers comprehensive detail including trails, back country roads, lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, campgrounds, public lands, and hunting and fishing locations. Information about family trips, wilderness outing possibilities, and more are included. Put that together with Topo USA 8.0 National Edition and you have a versatile set of tools to find the best camping sites all across Georgia.

Georgia Public Campgrounds

Georgia offers great RV camping sites from the mountains and forests, to ocean beaches. The following listings are only examples of RV camping sites available at public campgrounds.

BLAIRSVILLE RV Camping Location - Blairsville

One of Georgia's oldest and most popular, Vogel State Park offers over 100 RV camping sites in the north Georgia mountains. Great hiking trails and rugged scenery.

BUFORD RV Camping Location - Buford

RV camping is available at one the nations most popular lakes. Lake Sidney Lanier hosts over 7.5 million visitors each year, and is located in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. 76 developed recreation areas.

CARTERS LAKE RV Camping Location - Carters Lake

Several developed public campgrounds are available for RV camping around USACE/COE - Carters Lake.

  • The Woodring campground has electric campsites and RV dump station
  • Doll Mountain campground has RV camping with electric and non electric campsites, and an RV dump.
  • Non electric campsites are available at the Harris Branch campground.

CLAYTON RV Camping Location - Clayton

  • Rugged mountain scenery and the Tallulah River make the Tallulah River Campground a great place to camp, fish or hike. The campground has 17 camp sites with picnic tables, and grills.
  • The remote Tate Branch Campground has 19 camp sites with picnic tables and grills. Map To Campground. Fishing and hiking, as well as other outdoor activities await you.

CRAWFORDVILLE RV Camping Location - Crawfordville

An interesting combination State Park and Historic Site, A.H. Stephens Historic Park offers 25 campsites, and one of the best Civil War artifact collections in Georgia.

DAWSONVILLE RV Camping Locatin - Dawsonville

24 campsites, the highest water falls east of the Mississippi, and miles of trails make Amicalola Falls State Park a great RV camping destination. One of Georgia's most popular parks.

DOUGLAS RV Camping Location - Douglas

50 RV camping sites are available at the General Coffee State Park. This park has a Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill, barnyard animals and other exhibits.

ELBERTON RV Camping Location - Elberton

Located on Clarks Hill Lake, Bobby Brown State Park offers 61 campsites, and water sports of all types. Swimming pool and concessions.

LAFAYETTE RV Camping Location - Lafayette

RV camping deep in the forest is available at The Pocket recreation area. 27 campsites, most located along a stream. Hiking trails nearby.

MORGANTON RV Camping Location - Morganton

Located in the north Georgia mountains, the USDA Chattahoochee National Forest, the Morganton Point campground offers 37 campsites overlooking Lake Blue Ridge.

RISING FAWN RV Camping Location - Rising Fawn

Located near Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park offers 73 campsites. Rugged scenery and hiking trails

ST MARY'S RV Camping Location - St Marys

Located on the Colonial Coast, Crooked River State Park has 62 campsites available for RVs and tents. Saltwater Fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, and birding are just some of the activities available.
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USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.

NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.

USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.

BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.

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RV Camping Ideas In Georgia

Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Georgia. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.

Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.

  • Truck Stops - Asking permission is usually not a requirement Be considerate of the big rigs!
  • Walmart - Not all stores allow overnight RV parking in Georgia due to city ordinances. Check store for policy.
  • Nightclubs - Had one too many or just pretending?
  • Grain Elevators - Ask where you can park your RV out of the way for the night.
  • Fraternal Organizations - VFW, Elks etc. may allow members free overnight RV camping.
  • Cemetery - Sounds creepy to us, but we've also heard they may have water available.
  • Fairgrounds - State and County facilities may allow RV camping when not otherwise in use.
  • Parks - City, County, State, and Community parks often have free RV camping.
  • Churches - You can almost make "reservations" by calling ahead for permission.
  • Hotel Parking Lots - Assuming a nightclub/bar is inside, had one too many or just pretending?
  • Truck Terminals - Parking areas for large trucks might allow you free RV camping permission.
  • RV Dealers - Pretty brave to us, but you could fit right in.
  • Cracker Barrel - These nationwide restaurants usually allow free overnight RV parking.
  • Movie Theaters - Too tired to drive home after the late show?
  • Highway Rest Areas - All rest areas allow a few hours of free RV parking, but noisy.
  • Drive In Movies - Got a small RV, park in the back row and enjoy the show. Fell asleep by accident right?
  • Vehicle Repair Shops - Need to see the repairman first thing in the morning?
  • Big Box Retailers - Kmart, Best Buy, Sams Club often allow free RV camping.
  • Roadside Parks & Picnic Areas - The early day version of the rest area.

As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Georgia. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.

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