Georgia June 14, 2017
8 Glorious Campgrounds In Georgia Where No Reservation Is Required
Camping is a time-honored tradition in Georgia that draws crowds from all over the country each season. Whether you’re camping high in the North Georgia mountains, or along the Georgia coast, our state has some pretty phenomenal camping spots. But what if we told you there were a few incredible campsites in Georgia, where no reservation was required? Sounds too good to be true, right?
1. Conasauga District's Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
A beautifully stunning Wildlife Management Area-run campground along the Conasauga District’s Cohutta Mountains. There are two designated campgrounds here, both with equally enjoyable views and a ton of sites. With more than 95,000 acres of land at your disposal, you’ll never run out of land to scavenge and hike.
2. Dawson Forest WMA - Wildcat Creek
Dawson Forest is over 10,000-acres of public-use forest, maintained by the WMA, as well. Camping is allowed anywhere on WMAs or National Forest lands, unless otherwise specified. This means that you can arrive, set up shop, and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer in Georgia for free, or for a small fee.
3. Hickey Gap Campground
Hickey Gap Campground is located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in the same area as the Cohutta WMA. Driving along Mill Creek Road, simply follow the signs to Lake Conasauga. After almost a mile and a half, Hickey Gap Campground begins. While camping, make sure to hike to Mill Creek Falls for a quick dip in the water!
4. 6-Mile Put-in Campground - Amicalola River
Along the Amicalola River, you'll find 6 spots available for primitive camping. It's first come, first served, so no reservations are required, however you will need to pay a small fee for a license or Georgia pass. Just make sure you bring out what you brought in. They do have fire rings however, so fire wood is a must if you want to start a campfire. The best address to use would be: Amicalola Church Rd, Marble Hill, GA 30148.
5. Rood Creek Park
Located near the famed Lake Eufaula, Rood Creek Park is a small alcove of the lake open year round with 30, no reservation camping sites. This overnight stay is perfect for those looking to spend a weekend casting a reel and kicking back. The easiest directions will have you follow U.S. Hwy 82 East to Georgetown GA. Turn left on State Hwy 27 for 2 miles, and then turn left on State Hwy 39 North for 13.2 miles. Follow the signs from there!
6. Rabun Beach Campground
Wouldn't it be nice to camp for under $20 with no reservation and wake up to hit the trails to a stunning waterfall? At Rabun Beach Campground you can do just that. Open seasonally, there are 80 total sites open and ready to be occupied. For directions, start in Clarkesville, and take State Rt. 197 north 16 miles to Rabun
Beach Recreation Area sign.
7. Woody Gap - Dahlonega
With about 15 no-reservations-required campsites, Woody Gap is a popular campground located in Dahlonega, Georgia. There are magical views and a ton of hiking opportunities for those outdoors enthusiasts. Keep in mind however, this beautiful campsite can get quite crowded, especially since it is the trail head for the famed Appalachian Trail.
8. Andrew’s Cove Campground
Located along the Unicoi Turnpike in Alpine Helen, Georgia, this no-reservation campground will have you sleeping to the sounds of the running creek every night. Known for it’s picturesque setting and natural landscape, you won’t want to leave this little slice of heaven. Except maybe to go explore Helen...
While some of the above-motioned campsites are free (whoa!) others do require a small fee depending on if you’re in an RV or tent camping. Most fees however, do not exceed $20-25, which is a bargain to become immersed in everything our great state of Georgia has to offer!
If you love the outdoors and are looking for more great things to do in Georgia, then check out
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