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Amicalola Falls State Park, GA

867 RV rentals

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.

Baker Creek State Park, SC

315 RV rentals

Baker Creek State Park is located in western South Carolina, on the Georgia border, between the cities of Greenwood, SC, Columbia, SC, and Augusta, GA. The state park is one of many state parks that straddle the great Lake Storm Thurmond, which is also known as Clarks Hill Lake. The scenic woodland and lakeside Baker Creek State Park provides a picturesque getaway for residents of both South Carolina’s and Georgia’s cities.

From its exceptional lake-based recreation to the numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, Baker Creek State Park has it all. This perfectly located state park is one of the best places to take an RV rental in all of western South Carolina and eastern Georgia. Accessing …

Black Rock Mountain State Park, GA

872 RV rentals

The best place to see some of Georgia’s most spectacular scenery within the Blue Ridge Mountains is at Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City. Several overlooks within the park provide breathtaking panoramas for over 80 miles, so book an RV in Rabun County and head over to the park for some motorhome camping with a view.

While camping at Black Rock Mountain State Park, you may want to take some time to explore nearby Dillard, where you'll find many of the essentials for comfortable camping. Clayton is only about a five-minute drive south of Black Rock Mountain State Park and offers a few quaint shops and restaurants for campers to enjoy.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park, GA

779 RV rentals

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, AL, are around two hours respectfully.

The climate in Coweta County is pretty typical for many parts of the …

Chattahoochee National Forest, GA

898 RV rentals

The southern draw of Chattahoochee National Forest will surely entice you to consider booking an RV rental here. The 867,000-acre forest spans across 27 Georgian counties, with the Forest Supervisor Office located in Gainesville. A popular spot for outdoor recreation and exploration, Chattahoochee National Forest provides resources and educational opportunities for locals and visitors to really engage with the surrounding natural world.

Chattahoochee National Forest welcomes over 2.9 million visitors annually and relies heavily on its volunteers to maintain the 81-year-old property. But, the land has many uses than just recreation. The wildlife and aquatic critters rely on a healthy ecosystem to keep everything balanced. The timber industry appropriately thins the forest and uses everything they remove. By protecting …

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, GA

836 RV rentals

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 surrounding nature.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s combination of its close proximity to Georgia’s capital and its endless recreational possibilities …

Cherokee National Forest, TN

705 RV rentals

Spanning 655,598 acres Cherokee National Forest straddles both the states of Tennessee and North Carolina. It lies about 27 miles away from Elizabethton, TN, and 36 miles from Johnson City. Nestled deep in Southern Appalachian Mountain Range, this is the only forest in the state of Tennessee. It was designated in 1920. The forest is named for the Cherokee Indians, who lived here in the past. Six hundred thirty-one thousand seven hundred fifteen acres lie in Eastern Tennessee while 377 acres lie in Western North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountains National Park bisects the forest into southern and northern regions. It touches ten counties, including Polk and Sullivan. Cherokee National Forest offers a mix of mountainous and plain terrain.

This …

Chimney Rock State Park, NC

474 RV rentals

North Carolina’s western region is famous for its stunning mountains, many of which form part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Hidden away in the southern realms of these mountains is the picturesque Chimney Rock State Park. The park’s beauty is easily accessible, thanks to nearby highway 64 running past its boundaries, that adjoins to Interstate Route 26. So, when you book an RV in Rutherford County, you’ll be an easy hour’s drive away from both Charlotte and Asheville.

Should you manage to take your eyes away from the sheer beauty of the park, you’ll unveil a fascinating history too. In 1902, a man named Dr. Lucius B Morse acquired 64 acres of Chimney Rock and continued to purchase …

Cloudland Canyon State Park, GA

774 RV rentals

Cloudland Canyon State Park has been hailed as one of the most scenic parks in Georgia. This 3,500-acre expanse is located on the western side of Lookout Mountain and encompasses dense woodlands, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and stunning canyons.

Book an RV in Dade County, Georgia and stay a while at Cloudland Canyon. Chattanooga, Tennessee is only about a 40-minute drive northeast, making the park a convenient stopover for visitors looking to explore all the big city has to offer. Huntsville, Alabama is also about a two-hour drive from Cloudland Canyon.

DeSoto State Park, AL

799 RV rentals

With a spectacular waterfall, thick woodland, and vibrant wildflowers, DeSoto State Park has plenty to offer to nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Found just eight miles northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama, this 3,502-acre park sits atop Lookout Mountain in the state's northeast.

From swimming, kayaking, and fly fishing to hiking, mountain biking, and wildflower watching, DeSoto State Park offers a huge range of recreational activities to choose from. And with 94 full-hookup campsites available, it's also a lovely spot to spend a few nights in a rental RV.

If this Alabama gem sounds like your ideal destination for a camping getaway, book an RV in Cherokee County and get ready to hit the road.

Don Carter State Park, GA

874 RV rentals

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 park was opened in 2013 and has welcomed thousands of visitors since.

Hikers, swimmers, anglers, and boaters will love this …

Dupont State Forest, NC

438 RV rentals

Conveniently located midway between Brevard, NC, and Hendersonville, NC, DuPont State Forest, or DuPont Forest covers 10,473 acres of land. It spread out over parts of Henderson and Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina near North Carolina/South Carolina state line. It is home to dozens of spectacular waterfalls, which are the prime attractions in the area. The most popular ones include Wintergreen Falls, Hooker Falls, High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. There are five mountain lakes within the forest, including five-acre Lake Dense, 99-acre Lake Julia, one-acre Lake Imaging, and Fawn Lake.

DuPont State Forest is a recreational haven for all ages and interests. The forest offers over 80 miles of recreational trails for walking, hiking, …

Elijah Clark State Park, GA

393 RV rentals

Elijah Clark State Park sits on the western shore of beautiful Clarks Hill Lake near Lincolnton, GA. The swimming area and beach invite visitors to cool off in while they escape the hot Georgia summers, and there are plenty of spacious campsites nestled here inviting people to rent an RV in Lincoln County. The park covers 447 acres, filled with a rich mixture of pine and hardwood forests, as well as one of the largest lakes in the southeast.

It has it all when it comes to recreational activities, with plenty of hiking trails, canoe rentals, picnicking, fishing, mini-golf, volleyball, basketball, and more. The park really does seem to be in the middle of nowhere, but you can easily …