Campgrounds on the Beach in Georgia

by Jennifer Powlison
Georgia beaches.

Georgia beaches.

From the Savannah River to Lake Allatoona to the Atlantic Ocean coastline, Georgia features a wealth of beaches and ample camping opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. Explore the waterways with pedal or fishing boats; explore wildlife with nature trails; or just take a relaxing day on a sandy beach--you'll find it all in Georgia.

Jekyll Island Campground

Jekyll Island is a 5,700-acre island accessible by bridge on Georgia's Atlantic Ocean coastline. The 18-acre campground on the island near Driftwood Beach can accommodate tents, campers and RVs with pull-through sites with full utility hook-ups including Wi-Fi. The park includes a convenience store with camping supplies and bike rentals to explore the island's 22 miles of paths. Enjoy one of the many attractions on Jekyll Island, including three 18-hole golf courses, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, a water park and historic museum. Campers on the island can enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming on sandy beaches, boating and horseback riding. More than 15 restaurants and bars offer food from sandwiches and pizza to fine dining. Jekyll Island Campground 1197 Riverview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 31527 866-658-3021 jekyllisland.com

John Tanner State Park

John Tanner State Park, about 40 miles west of Atlanta near Carrollton, has the largest sand swim beach in a state park in Georgia. The lakeside campground offers sites for tents, campers, RVs and motel units along with a group lodge that sleeps 40. Utility hook-ups include 30-amp electrical and water only, with restrooms and showers available. For recreation, the park offers horseshoes, volleyball, mini-golf and hiking as well as pedal and fishing boat rental. John Tanner State Park 354 Tanners Beach Road Carrollton, GA 30117 800-864-7275 gastateparks.org

Red Top Mountain State Park

Red Top Mountain State Park is 20 miles northwest of Marietta directly on Lake Allatoona. The camp includes water, electric service, picnic tables and fire rings at sites for tents, campers and RVs. The campground also features a yurt that sleeps up to six and several rental cottages. Restrooms and showers are available to campers. Visitors of the park enjoy over 12 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, a mini-golf course and tennis courts in addition to swim beaches, fishing and boating. Red Top Mountain State Park 50 Lodge Road SE Cartersville, GA 30121 800-864-7275 redtopmountainstatepark.org

River's End Campground

River's End Campground is 18 miles east of Savannah on Tybee Island, which is accessible by Highway 80, where the Savannah River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The campground is only two blocks from Tybee Island's three miles of sandy beaches. River's End accommodates tents, campers and RVs with full utility hook-ups including cable TV and Wi-Fi, in addition to cabin rentals. Guests of the campground can enjoy the pool, book exchange, game room and family movies on weekend evenings at the park's screened pavilion. Campers venturing out of the campground to Tybee Island will find over 30 restaurants, bars, nature trails with bird watching, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, two lighthouses and dolphin tours. River's End Campground P.O. Box 988 5 Fort Ave at Polk Street Tybee Island, GA 31328 800-786-1016 cityoftybee.org

About the Author

Jennifer Powlison has been a writer for a year and is a regular contributor to eHow, Answerbag and Trails.com. Powlison also maintains a coupon savings blog.

Photo Credits

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