Though there’s plenty of things to do when you explore Florida, our neighboring state is packed with plenty of adventure, too. One of the best ways you can embrace Georgia is with a camping van and a map! Take the open road and explore these four hot camping spots in Georgia.
Stephen C. Foster State Park
First on our list of recommended stops is the Stephen C. Foster State Park, which is just across the border. The close proximity makes it a great starting point and the perfect location for immersing yourself into the wildness. The 80-acre island refuge has a unique landscape that allows you to explore a swamp ecosystem full of native birds, alligators, black bears, turtles, and so much more! After you park your camper van, you can go hiking, birding, or kayaking to get up close and personal with nature.
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Skidaway Island State Park
After you’ve had your fill of the first stop and start to feel “swamped,” we recommend moving on to Skidaway Island State Park. There you will find a mix of maritime forest and marsh. Unlike the previous stop, you’ll find saltwater, so you can expect to see some differences in the ecology.
That’s not all!
The park is located just a short 15-mile drive from the Historic District of Savannah, and fortunately, your camper van makes it easy to access the city! Once you’re there, you’ll feel transported back in time as you walk through the historic landmarks and cobblestone streets shaded by century-old oak trees.
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Mistletoe State Park
As you continue your road trip, we suggest that you stop at Mistletoe State Park. It is located near Augusta and lies on Clarks Hill Lake southern shores. With nearly 2,000 acres of park and over 70,000 acres of lake, there’s no lack of space to get away from it all and relax. We recommend renting a canoe, fishing, boating, or biking as some of the best ways to enjoy the park. Even if you just want to relax, simply watching the sun rise and set over the breath-taking lake is reason enough to visit this destination.
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Cloudland Canyon State Park
To finish off your Georgia road trip, you can’t go wrong stopping at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Appropriately named, you’ll feel like you are camping among the clouds as you set up camp on the canyon’s west rim. However, the scenic canyon sunrises and sunsets are just part of the beauty of this destination. Hikers also fall in love with the stunning waterfalls!
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Black Rock Mountain State Park
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If you’re ready to hit the open road and visit all of these beautiful destinations, there is no better way to road trip in Georgia!