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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, GA

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is located in north-central Georgia, close to the cities of Atlanta, Marietta, and Alpharetta. Although this is the epicenter of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, it does, in fact, cover and preserves a series of sites from the Atlanta region right up to Lake Sidney Lanier. This recreational area allows visitors to escape bust Atlanta metropolis and camp along the picturesque and idyllic Chattahoochee River. The river is a haven for fishermen and women, kayakers and canoeists, and simply for those who wish to find a peaceful bank and enjoy the …

Amicalola Falls State Park, GA

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As soon as you step foot in Amicalola State Park, you'll realize why it is one of Georgia's most popular. It covers 829 acres of stunning, nature-filled, mountain wilderness in the Chattahoochee Nation Forest, with a lot of potential for outdoor adventure.

Amicalola State Park got its name from the Cherokee Indian word meaning tumbling waters, used in reference to the 729-foot falls that are located in the park, the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. When you rent an RV Dawson County, the nearby towns of Jasper, Dawsonville, and Ellijay are also all worth a visit.

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Sweetwater Creek State Park, GA

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In East Douglas County, GA, about four miles from Lithia Springs, is Sweetwater Creek State Park, designated as a state park in 1972. The state park gets its name from Sweet Creek, which weaves through Sweetwater Creek State Park.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is one of the best state parks near Atlanta. From historic sites, waterfalls, creeks, rocky outcroppings to forests, there are plenty of attractions in this 2,549- acre state park. Sweetwater Creek State Park is also home to the New Manchester Manufacturing Company ruins.

One of the prominent features of Sweetwater Creek State Park is the 215-acre …

Chattahoochee Bend State Park, GA

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Chattahoochee Bend State Park is a state park in the northwestern part of Coweta County, Georgia. The county as a whole is in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metropolitan area. Interstate 85 is a main thoroughfare through the county, connecting Coweta County to other parts of Georgia. The Chattahoochee River runs through the county, and the park is named for a bend in the river where it is located.

From Chattahoochee Bend State Park, visitors who rent an RV in Coweta County are able to reach Atlanta in about an hour. Columbus is also about an hour away, while Montgomery and Birmingham, …

High Falls State Park, GA

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Located on a former 19th-century industrial center, High Falls State Park has been reimagined as a pristine outdoor recreation site. At the heart of the park is a cascading waterfall that plummets more than 135 feet down the Towaliga River. There's excellent fishing at High Falls Lake and family-friendly swimming in the park's public pool. As well as day use areas, a well-equipped campground makes High Falls popular with road-trippers looking to enjoy RV camping at state parks in Georgia.

More outdoor adventures can be found at neighboring Indian Springs State Park. Beyond enjoying the natural beauty of the region, …

Hard Labor Creek State Park, GA

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Hard Labor Creek State Park is a park located in Morgan County, Georgia. The closest town is Rutledge, GA. The park is named after Hard Labor Creek. The name of the creek is unclear; it was either named by Native Americans who found the creek very difficult to ford or by slaves who were forced to work along the creek.

Morgan County has a humid, subtropical climate, which means that the summer has high temperatures and the winters are fairly mild. Rutledge is about 700 feet above sea level; so, flooding typically isn’t a problem, but it’s not so high …

Fort Yargo State Park, GA

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Fort Yargo State Park is a natural draw for adventurous bikers, hikers, disc golfers, and other recreationally inclined folks. This 1,816-acre park is located in northern Georgia between Atlanta, Athens, and the Chattahoochee National Forest in the small town of Winder. This park is covered in loblolly pine and oak trees and is home to a popular 260-acre lake.

In 1792, some of the early European settlers in the area built a log cabin to protect themselves from the natives. That building, one of a few built by the Humphrey brothers, is still preserved today as a …

Don Carter State Park, GA

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Just under three hours from Asheville, NC and Chattanooga, TN, and only an hour north of Atlanta on the northern Georgia border rests Georgia's newest state park. Don Carter State Park is a sprawling 1,300 acres of land that sits on the northern tip of Lake Lanier. The area is mostly hardwood trees; though, by the nature of the park’s young history, a lot of the trees are still maturing.

Don Carter State Park was named after the dedicated conservationist and real estate agent who spent almost three decades working for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The …

Indian Springs State Park, GA

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Indian Springs State Park spans 528 acres and is situated near the heart of Georgia. The state park is named after the numerous springs that flow through it. The springs are believed to have been once used by local Native American tribes as a way to heal the sick due to their supposed healing powers. Indian Springs State Park is thought to be one of the oldest state parks in the United States.

Indian Springs State Park features stunning landscapes as well as a few other interesting highlights, like historic cottages and a mini-golf course. This park also hosts a …

Red Top Mountain State Park, GA

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Located in the northwest part of Georgia, and less than an hour’s drive to the city of Atlanta is Red Top Mountain State Park, a haven for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks, thanks to its location right by Lake Allatoona. Just a stone’s throw away from Cartersville, the park covers over 1700 acres of pristine forest, along with parts of the park jutting into the Etowah River and Allatoona Creek, making it an ideal location for camping in Red Mountain State Park.

Known for its iron ore-rich soil, Red Top …

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