Top 5 Camping Worth the Drive

With the hustle and bustle of either city or suburban life, sometimes you just have to get out and get back in touch with nature.  If a few hour hike won't do it for you, sleeping under the stars may be your next bet to unwind.  Georgia has some great natural and wild places, so here are Gateway Macon's Top 5 Camping Locations Worth the Drive.

Lake Juliette

Hwy 23
Juliette, GA 31046

Camping Close to Home
For those times when you just need a little break from reality but don’t want to drive hours to get there, Lake Juliette is just the spot. Located just outside of Macon near the intersection of Hwy 87 and 18, Juliette is an excellent place to fish the weekend away. As a Georgia Power lake no boats over 25 hp are allowed. With 50 campsites, 45 of which have rv hookups complete with electricity, water, grills and picnic tables. So grab the boys, some burgers and your fishing pole and take a break at the lake.

Cumberland Island

Visitors Center
113 St. Marys Street St.
Marys, GA 31558

A Camping Experience
If you have to ride a ferry to get there, then you’re officially roughing it.  Get in tune with your inner animal on Cumberland Island, a completely undeveloped island east of Saint Mary’s Georgia.  You can choose to stay at one of the camping stations or just spend the night on the beach. Cumberland Island is where the wild things are, with wild horses, manatees and dolphins sighted regularly.


Vogel State Park

405 Vogel State Park Rd,
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-2628

Best of Both Worlds
Located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel State park mixes amenities, like modern cabins with mountain marvels. The 22 acre lake offers excellent fishing as well as kayaking. For those who just love to be told to “take a hike,” the park offers 17 miles of trails that includes an ambitious 13 mile trek that takes hikers one mile up in elevation.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
(706) 754-7981

Gorge-ous Views!
Is there anything cooler than swaying 100 feet in the air over rushing waters? We think not. Tallulah Gorge has over 50 campsites, frequent events including the full moon suspension bridge hike. Hike the overlooks or take the trip down the gorge to the sliding rock.

Mistletoe State Park

3725 Mistletoe Rd
Appling, GA 30802
(706) 541-0321

All About that Bass (Fishing)
If camping is just a means to get your best fish game on then look no further than Mistletoe State Park. Located near Augusta for a relatively easy drive, Mistletoe is known as one of the best fishing spots in the nation. The park is equipped with 10 cabins and 92 campsites and 3 boat ramps.

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