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Amicalola Falls Campground

In the wide-open wilderness north of Atlanta, you can rent an RV near Amicalola Falls Campground and have a memorable stay at one of Georgia’s best public campgrounds. This rustic RV park is within Amicalola Falls State Park and is surrounded by national forest land, human-made lakes, and recreation hot spots, making it one of the most in-demand vacation destinations in the entire southeastern United States. Within an hour's drive of Atlanta, Athens, and Dahlonega, Amicalola Falls Campground is an excellent place to base your RV rental vacation.With two dozen camping sites, it may not be the largest campground near Dahlonega, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with its impressive scenery. Since the inception of the famous Appalachian Trail, a massive long-distance hiking route over 2,000 miles long, Amicalola Falls Campground has served as one of many shelters along the way. You don’t need to be a long-distance thru-hiker to stay the night though, as there are some level gravel sites to park a motorhome rental too. Additionally, the campground has a lodge with accommodations on-site.There isn’t much in terms of resort-style amenities at Amicalola Falls Campground, but there are jaw-dropping views, gorgeous hiking trails, free-to-use restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and electrical and water hookups for camper rentals. Tumbling waterfalls and a cozy restaurant solidify Amicalola Falls Campground as a place you’ll want to try when you book an RV in Dawson County.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Georgia is chock-full of gorgeous camping destinations, but there is much more to do than stay the night while camping in North Georgia. You can take a tour of the region and visit the nearby wilderness areas, starting with Amicalola Falls State Park. The spectacular nature surrounding your campsite is a hiker’s dream, with trailheads in every direction and dirt paths leading to lofty waterfalls. Hiking, camping, visiting the lodge, and eating at the restaurant are just a handful of the things that guests can do while visiting Amicalola Falls State Park.Up near the state border by North Carolina is Vogel State Park, another one of the state’s excellent public recreation areas. This small park at the foot of Blood Mountain has streams, waterfalls, and Lake Trahlyta, all great for splashing around, swimming, fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities. There is a wonderful museum on-site documenting the Civilian Conservation Corps, which built the park, along with cabins, campsites, and fun-filled events like the Mountain Music and Arts & Crafts Festival held in September.Don Carter State Park is located on the shores of Lake Lanier, one of the largest bodies of water in Georgia. Sandy beaches, camping cabins, cozy campsites, picnic shelters, playgrounds, a gift shop, fishing docks, boat ramps, and a 38,000-acre lake are part of what makes Don Carter State Park so popular.Chattahoochee National Forest is within easy reach when you're camping at Amicalola Falls State Park. This massive stretch of land sprawls across northern Georgia, covering over 800,000 acres. A variety of wild animals call this place home, from black bears to foxes and bobcats. Four miles of trails, 2,000 miles of waterways, some of the highest peaks in the state, and mesmerizing waterfalls are a small sliver of the fun when you bring your RV rental for a trip through this inspiring natural area north of Amicalola Falls Campground.

Exploring the Area

Dawsonville is the closest town to the campsites at Amicalola Falls State Park. The small town is the seat of Dawson County and features gorgeous historic sites, cafes, diners, shops, and more. The North Georgia Premium Outlets is a short drive southeast of the city center and is one of the best places to find a bargain on name-brand clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. This massive shopping complex is 45 minutes’ drive north of Atlanta.The Bowen Center for the Arts is a great place to see local artwork or tour the “Rock Schoolhouse,” a historic part of the community. The Dawson County Courthouse is another spot to check out while visiting Dawsonville, a beautiful, brightly colored building erected in the 19th century.Since Dawsonville is passionate about NASCAR and automotive racing, you can visit the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, to see legendary racers, drive go-karts, and check out priceless hotrods that have competed at the highest level of racing. There is plenty more to do when you rent an RV near Amicalola Falls Campground and head down to Atlanta, but Dawsonville should be more than enough to satisfy your appetite for sightseeing and fun.


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Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.