Thinking about taking a camping trip? Well, we have found a one of the kind list of unique camping spots for you and your families in the lovely state of Georgia. From camping sites that allow you to paddle up your canoes to sleeping in the trees check out these hidden gems!
Panola Mountain State Park – Treetop Bivouac Camping
Panola Mountain State Park’s treetop bivouac camping program, called ZZZ’s in the Trees features canvas treeboats (sturdy hammocks) that are suspended above the ground. Secured by harnesses for the night, campers can safely scale the majestic trees in the park to get to their quarters. Taking camping off the ground and into the trees would be a memory you and your family would never forget.
State parks with Paddle – In Camping
We have found for you three great parks to enjoy a canoe and camping trip in one. Reed Bingham State Park: a 15 minute paddle to Eagle Island, High Falls State Park: a 30 minute paddle to the park’s secluded peninsula, and Chattahoochee Bend State Park, which has seven riverside campsites for paddlers traveling down the Chattahoochee River. Rent a kayak from these select Georgia State Parks and take a short paddle on the lake to one of the park’s remote islands.
Unicoi State Park – Squirrel’s Nest Camping
Ever wondered what it would be like to live like a squirrel? At Unicoi State Park campers can have a squirrel’s eye views! The park’s 16 squirrel’s nest camping shelters feature raised and covered wooden platforms with open sides that allow campers to spend the night side-by-side with the local wildlife.
Fort Mountain State Park – Back Country Camping
Just 1.5 hours from Atlanta, Fort Mountain State Park’s four backcountry campsites offer visitors private and secluded campsites that are situated two miles apart from each other deep in the woods. Fort Mountain’s backcountry sites number 3 (called Moonshine) and number 4 (called Rock Creek) offer visitors gorgeous seasonal views looking out over the Chatsworth valley area. Backcountry sites are also offered at many other state parks, including as Tugaloo and Ft. McAllister, which have primitive campsites that do not require a long hike. http://gastateparks.org/FortMountain
Activities in the parks:
Panola Mountain State Park – This park is all about its trees with guided tree climbs where you can climb big oaks. One in particular is 100 feet tall! The park also connects to Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area through 20 miles of paved recreation trails that are part of PATH Foundation’s trail.
Fort Mountain Backcountry Campsites – these sites are located on the Gahuti trail, which takes you deep into the backcountry on an 8.2-mile loop trail. Scenic overlooks offer glimpses of the Chattahoochee National Forest, and the trail traverses short, steep climbs coupled with dips that cross bubbling creeks. What better way to spend a summer weekend than enjoying the beautiful backcountry scenery of Georgia!
Unicoi State Park – Squirrel’s eye views are not all that this park offers. They also have the wonderful Smith Creek Trail that leads hikers on a 4.8 mile (one way) trail out of the park to Anna Ruby Falls. The 153-foot waterfalls cascade over mossy boulders and hikers can view them from a wooden boardwalk.