Top 7 Family Friendly Campgrounds in Georgia

Ready to start planning your Georgia camping trip?  Family camping in GA can be so much fun for the whole clan with these kid-friendly campgrounds.  We’ve profiled the best campgrounds in the State of Georgia for kids and adults alike!

Start the new decade off right with the top 7 best Georgia campgrounds for family camping in 2020.  Whether you are looking for the best RV park in Georgia or a private tent site – these campgrounds have it all!  Camping with the family doesn’t have to be stressful or boring for the kids!  There are many campgrounds in the state of Georgia that have all sorts of activities aimed to keep the whole family enjoying their vacation and experiencing quality family time together.

As parents ourselves, we know what’s important for a successful family camping trip.

  1. CLEAN BATHROOMS – so important for tent campers who rely on clean, well-maintained bathrooms and showers! Even if you have a bathroom with your RV, its essential to have nice bathrooms when you are out and about exploring the parks.

  2. KIDS’ AREAS & ACTIVITIES. While it isn’t essential to have organized activities for children, they are nice to have as an option.  In addition – playgrounds and kid-friendly hiking trails are a must.

  3. CAMPSITE PRIVACY. No one wants to drive a couple hours from home with all their camping gear to just be crammed into a campsite practically on top of their neighbors!  We know we aren’t exactly back-packing into the wilderness, but bonus points for those campsites who have a measure of privacy so you can at least pretend you are miles away from society.

With these criteria in mind, here is our suggested list of best campgrounds for families:

Stone Mountain Park Campground

stone mountain at sunset

Location:
4003 Stonewall Jackson Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Phone:     770-498-5710

Website: Stone Mountain Camping

map of stone mountain

Stone Mountain Family Campground is located near the metro Atlana area had has a large variety of campsite ranging from full hook up to primitive.  The park as a variety of activities available to keep families with children occupied including a pool, playground, and other activities like volleyball, horseshoes.  Stone Mountain Campground now offers RV rentals as well as lakeside yurts – so you don’t even need your own tent and camping gear!

Facilities Party Facilities
Picnic Areas
Public Restrooms
Outdoor Pool
Playground
Horseshoe Court
General Store
Wifi in public spaces

RV/Motorhome sites

Campsites for RVs 250 full or partial hook-up sites
Site features: Water, Electric, Sewer, Cable, wifi
Notes: Variety of pull-through, head-in, and back-in campsites available.

Tent/Pop-Up sites

Campsites 125 partial hook-up sites, 46 bare-bones sites
Site features Partial hook-up: water, electric

Yurt Rentals

Yurts 18
Site features Water, Electric, Sewer, Cable, Wifi
Notes: No smoking, no pets

Crooked River State Park

Location:

6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558

Phone: 912-882-5256

Website: Crooked River Camping

map showing Crooked River State Park

Crooked River Campground is located on the southern tip of Georgia and is situated on 500 acres of land.  There are full hook-up sites for RVs and Trailers as well as tent sites and a pioneer campground.  There are also 11 cottages for rent that sleep between 6 and 10 people.

Children will have a fantastic time enjoying nature while hiking, birdwatching, biking, fishing, and geocaching!  There is also a miniature golf course, guided kayak trips, guided boat tours, bike and boat rentals.

Importantly, the restrooms are clean and the showers have hot water!

Facilities 500 Acres
4 Picnic Shelters
2 Group Shelters (seats 80 and 135)
Boat Ramp & Dock
Nature Center
Playground
Wifi at office

RV/Tent/Trailer Sites

Campsites 64
Site features: Fire ring, water, electric

Cottages

Cottages 11
Site features Furnished, full shower/bath

Pioneer Campground

Campsites Max 150 people
Site features Shower Facilities

Conestoga Wagon Camping

Location:

5020 Barnesville Hwy
The Rock, GA 30285

Phone: 706-647-6374

website: Conestoga Wagon Camping at The Rock Ranch

map of The Rock Ranch GA

If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a Pioneer family sleeping on the prairie look no further than Conestoga Wagon Camping.  They have eight wagons that are outfitted with 8 bunks each.  You need to bring your own sleeping bags, but just about everything else is provided – from paper plates and cutlery to firewood and lanterns.

Before you bed down for the night you can explore the ranch’s 1500 acres which has all sorts of family-friendly activities like train rides, cane pole fishing, pedal boats, pony rides, and zip lines.

And best of all, unlike The Oregon Trail, no one has to die of dysentery!

Eight Wagons (8 bunks per wagon)

Wagons are equipped with bunk beds, vinyl covered mattress pads, lanterns, firewood, paper and matches for starting a fire, picnic tables, clean port-a-potties, folding table stocked with paper towels, cups, hand washing water, drinking water, and a fenced camp ground.

High Falls State Park Campground

Location:

76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, GA 30233

Phone: 478-993-3053

Website: High Falls Camping

Located northwest of Macon, GA, High Falls State Park is next to the Towaliga River.  There are boat rentals, ramps and fishing docks that provide easy access to the park’s lake which is known as one of Georgia’s top fishing spots for hybrid and white bass.  In addition, campers can enjoy miles of hiking trails, vistas of waterfalls, and a playground for the little ones.

Visitors report that the restrooms are clean and well-maintained and campsites are spacious and private.

Facilities 1,050 Acres
650 Acre Lake
Group Shelter (seats 125)
2 Boat ramps
Playground
Swimming Pool (fee) – seasonal

Tent, Trailer, & RV campsites

Campsites 97 – site-specific, some seasonal
Site features: Electric, water, sewer

Paddle-In Primitive Campsite

Campsites Sleeps 25
Site features Tent only

Yurts

Yurts 6
Site features Heat, water

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground – Bremen

Location:

106 King St
Bremen, GA 30110

Phone: 404-855-2778

Website: Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camping – Bremen, GA

map of yogi bear jellystone park in GA

Its hard to think of a more family-oriented campground than one that is based off a cartoon character!  Located southwest of metro Atlanta in Bremen, GA, Jellystone is the destination for families.  The campsite is built for families with children and gets rave reviews from kids and parents alike.  Kids stay cool in the summer with the camp’s own water park and splash pool, and there are organized kids’ activities like crafts, games, and sports.

Notes: 10% Military Discount Available
Facilities Big Rig Friendly
3 Playgrounds
Gem Mining
Gameroom & Rec Hall
Kiddie Pool
Pavilion
Splashpark/Water Playground
Train Rides
Indoor Theater
Horesehoes
Mini-Golf
Pedal Carts
Swimming Pool
Wagon Rides
Reptile Show

RV/Motorhome sites

Campsites for RVs 90 Full Hook Up
Site features: Water, Electric, Sewer,
Notes: Pull-Thru 30 & 50 amp

Tent/Pop-Up sites

Campsites 6
Site features Picnic table and fire ring

Bald Mountain Camping Resort

bald mountain sign

Location:

751 Gander Gap Road
Hiawassee, GA 30546

Phone: 706-896-8896

Website: Bald Mountain Park Camping

Bald Mountain Map

Bald Mountain Camping Resort is located in the mountains of northeast Georgia and has tent campsites, RV/Motorhome sites, and cabins for rent.

Children will enjoy the two playgrounds, game room (with pinball machines, video games, air hockey, and pool tables), and a variety of outdoor sports recreation.  In addition there is a new Miniature Golf course, fishing, or just exploring the trails and nature.

Communal areas are clean and well-maintained and the entire resort is peaceful and quiet.

Facilities Complimentary Cable & Wifi
 Playgrounds
Game room
Half-size basketball court
Outdoor volleyball court
Shuffle board courts
Baseball field
Swimming Pool
Mini Golf (fee)
Private 3-acre lake

RV/Motorhome sites

Campsites for RVs >150
Site features: Water, 20/30/50 Electric, Cable, Sewer

Tent

Campsites 6

Camper Cabins

Cabins 8
Notes: Sleeps 4 persons

Skidaway Island

52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

Phone: 912-598-2300

Website: Skidaway Island Camping

map of skidaway island GA

Skidaway is located near historic Savannah and borders the Skidaway narrows.  There are trails that wind through the maritime forest and along boardwalks to an observation tower.  Children can learn about local wildlife and even see a 20-foot giant sloth replica and reptile room.

Campsites are private and bathrooms are clean.

Facilities 588 Acres
5 Picnic Shelters
1 Group Shelter (seats 150)
3 Playgrounds
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Volleyball Court
Wifi in park office
Interpretive Center

Tent, Trailer, & RV campsites

Campsites 87 – site-specific

Pioneer Campgrounds

Campsites 3
Site features Groups of 10+ only

Yurts

Yurts 3

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