Georgia Campgrounds That Are South of Atlanta Off of I-75

by Lisa Floyd
Campers will find many options along Interstate 75 south of Atlanta.

Campers will find many options along Interstate 75 south of Atlanta.

Although most of Georgia's campgrounds are found in the north Georgia mountains and in the state's eastern lake country, several camping options exist in the southern part of Georgia. Travelers making their way down Interstate 75 will pass several campgrounds south of Interstate 285 near Atlanta until they reach the Florida state line.

Metro Atlanta

Nearest the city are several campgrounds. About half an hour south of the city sits two state parks with campgrounds --- High Falls State Park in Jackson and Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla. With your RV or tent campsite, enjoy picnic shelters and group camps on hundreds of acres, as well as a lake and trails. A KOA site also is located in Forsyth directly off the interstate, featuring RV and tent sites, cabins, fishing and modern amenities. High Falls State Park 76 High Falls Park Drive Jackson, GA 30233 800-864-7275 Indian Springs State Park 678 Lake Clark Road Flovilla, GA 30216 800-864-7275 Forsyth KOA 414 S. Frontage Road Forsyth, GA 31029 800-562-8614

Macon Area

The central Georgia area around Macon is home to several campgrounds. The most notable include one at the Tobesofkee Recreation Area in Macon, featuring campgrounds with full electrical and water hookups, as well as lakes, sandy beaches, tennis courts and three public parks. Just south of Macon in Perry, you'll find Fair Harbor RV Park with full-service sites, laundry facilities, nature trails and a fishing lake on more than 100 acres. Tobesofkee Recreation Area 6600 Moseley Dixon Road Macon, GA 31220 478-474-8770 Fair Harbor RV Park 515 Marshallville Road Perry, GA 31069 877-988-8844

South Central Georgia

Many south Georgia campgrounds offer picnic areas.

Between Macon and the Florida line are several campgrounds along I-75. You can stay at a KOA site in Cordele, featuring RV and tent sites, cabins, a pavilion and kitchen and pool. You also may choose Southern Gates RV Park & Campgrounds, just south of Cordele in Arabi, with a pool, playground, laundry and two lakes on nearly 13 acres. Wanee Lake Country Club in Ashburn offers an RV park with grills, picnic tables, fire rings and wireless Internet in a golf community. Cordele KOA 373 Rockhouse Road E. Cordele, GA 31015 800-562-0275 Southern Gates RV Park & Campgrounds 138 Campsite Road Arabi, GA 31712 229-273-6464 Wanee Lake Country Club 3821 GA Highway 112 W. Ashburn, GA 31714 229-567-2267

Valdosta Area

Just before you head into Florida, you'll find several campgrounds in and around Valdosta. In Valdosta proper are Inland Harbor R.V. Park and River Park R.V. Park, both with full hookups, laundry, bathhouses and wireless Internet, among other amenities. Just north of the Florida line in Lake Park is Eagles Roost RV Resort, where you will find large sites, a pool, games, laundry, a conference center and grills. Inland Harbor R.V. Park 1 Ramblewood Circle Valdosta, GA 31602 912-437-6172 River Park R.V. Park 1 Suwanee Drive Valdosta, GA 31602 229-244-8397 Eagles Roost RV Resort 5465 Mill Store Road Lake Park, GA 31636 229-559-5192

About the Author

Lisa Floyd is a freelance writer who specializes in music, travel, food and education, among other topics. Since 2000, she has written for several print and online publications including "The Red & Black" newspaper, "Southern Distinction" magazine and various websites. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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