Georgia was the last of the original 13 colonies, named after King George II, and the fourth state to ratify the US Constitution. The northern part of the state is covered by the Appalachian Mountain range, offering visitors natural activities such as hiking, biking, birding and riding off-road vehicles. Rivers cascade from the state's higher elevations to the coastal plains offering water-based activities like fishing, boating and paddling. Many campgrounds and state parks can be found across the state.
Jenny's Creek Campground
Jenny's Creek Campground (jennyscreek.com) is located in the northeastern Georgia mountains, 10 miles from Alpine Helen. Hiking trails, waterfalls, trout fishing on the Chattahoochee River and magnificent scenic drives draw visitors to this area. For the more adventurous, mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing/kayaking, tubing, and river rafting are nearby the campground as well. Amenities on the property include a fishing pond, Wi-Fi, a camp store, a bath house with hot showers, laundry facilities and outdoor games. The owners welcome pets and motorcyclists. This campground is open year-round.
Trackrock Campground and Cabins
Trackrock Campground (trackrock.com) is located in a 300-acre natural area that boasts meadows, hayfields and woodlands at the base of Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest point. The property is bordered on three sides by National Forest and has 90 wooded spaces that offer spaces for RV's and tents as well as five cabins. Available activities include horseback riding, old-fashioned hayrides, fishing in stocked pond, hiking trails, swimming, large playground and recreation room. The property is open all year and requires a two-night minimum stay. .
Fort McAllister Historic Park
Fort McAllister Historic Park (georgiastateparks.org) is located south of Savannah near the Ogeechee River. Campers may enjoy the park's historic attractions, such as the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, cannons, a furnace, bombproof barracks and a Civil War museum which contains artifacts, a video and gift shop. The park offers opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, biking and picnicking, and 65 tent, trailer and RV campsites.
Jekyll Island Campground
Based at the Jekyll Island Campground (jekyllisland.com) campers can enjoy marsh eco-tours, dolphin-watching, sea turtle walks and birdwatching. Other island activities include golfing, kayaking, tennis, soccer, biking and the nearby Summer Waves Water Park. The property is located in 8 wooded acres on the island's north end and offers 206 campsites, from tent sites to full-hookup RV sites with electricity, cable TV, water and sewerage. Amenities include Wi-Fi and DSL connections free for registered guests. A general store offers bike rentals.
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