State Parks near Valdosta, GA

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Crooked River State Park, GA

312 RV rentals

At the southernmost tip of Georgia, just a whisper from the Atlantic Ocean, there rests 504 acres of Camden County land called Crooked River State Park. It’s only an hour north of Jacksonville Beach, a couple miles west of Cumberland Island, and just under two hours south of Savannah. This park is home to rare Georgia landscapes such as longleaf pine, mixed hardwood trees, and maritime woodlands. Due to its unique species of forests and the Crooked River itself, a variety of rare animals and plants live here.

Crooked River State Park has a long history of residents dating back to the Timucuan natives. Its ownership changed hands throughout the young history of the country, eventually landing …

Cumberland Island National Seashore, FL

307 RV rentals

Sitting just off the coast of Georgia, within an hour's drive of Jacksonville, FL, and two hour's drive of Savannah, GA, is a bunch of idyllic islands known as the Golden Isles. Enjoying miles of marshland abundant with birdlife, sandy beaches that stretch for miles, and towering dunes peppered with maritime forests, these islands attract holiday-goers throughout the year.

One of the largest landmasses in this archipelago is Cumberland Island, most of which is under protection as Cumberland Island National Seashore. The island is only accessible via a 45-minute boat ride, which leaves from Saint Marys several times a day from March through to September. RV rentals in Camden County are hot property, mainly due to the popularity …

Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, FL

673 RV rentals

Since the 1880s, people have been making their way to Devils Millhopper Geological State Park to explore the curiosities within. The state park is located in sandy terrain and palm forests in Florida and is made up of a bowl-shaped cavity that is 120 feet deep and leads down to a miniature rainforest.

Devils Millhopper Geological State Park became a designated National Natural Landmark in 1976 and is an incredible example of the results of a collapsed sinkhole. When you see the rushing cascades of water and vibrant plant life, you’ll think you are in the Amazon or Hawaii rather than the state of Florida. The closest town to the park is Gainesville, although Alachua and Newberry are also close, …

Florida Caverns State Park, FL

137 RV rentals

Got your sights set on Florida for your next RV camping trip? Explore the wonders tucked away inside Florida Caverns, adjacent to the Chipola River. The caves are part of Florida Caverns State Park, which is just minutes away from the town of Marianna, the seat of Jackson County.

Not only does the park protect 1,319 acres of majestic wilderness that began forming 38 million years ago, but it also features geological wonders like stalagmites, flowstones, and stalactites. The park is also convenient to Florida's famous metropolitan destinations. Panama City Beach is 66 miles away, and Tallahassee is a little further afield at 85 miles, making the park a convenient stopover for RV road trippers.

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Fort Clinch State Park, FL

307 RV rentals

Northern Florida is known for its beautiful beaches and great natural wildlife viewing opportunities, and Fort Clint State Park is no exception. Just an hour north of Jacksonville, two hours south of Savannah, and half an hour east of Yulee, this park is steeped in history and natural wonders.

In 1935, Fort Clinch became one of Florida’s first state parks. The following year, as part of the New Deal, the CCC refurbished the park and began restoring the buildings in the area. This park housed a very crucial battle during the Civil War and played a big role in America’s history. There's a museum on-site which has all the details and information commemorating the battle and signifying …

General Coffee State Park, GA

149 RV rentals

General Coffee State Park is a park located in the southern part of Georgia near the town of Douglas, with both being located in Coffee County. The county and the park are named for General John E Coffee, a farmer, politician, and general in the Georgia militia. General Coffee oversaw the construction of a road through southern Georgia that came to be known as Coffee Road. Now, the road is known as "Old Coffee Road." History buffs who book an RV near General Coffee State Park are able to explore the very road built by that famous general. There are also two rivers and a large pond for your enjoyment.

Southern Georgia is a humid, subtropical climate. The winters are …

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park, FL

423 RV rentals

Looking at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park from above reveals a sliver of turquoise in a sea of green. Located just under 30 miles northwest of Gainesville and 90 miles east of the state capital of Jacksonville, this small, secluded state park is only 407 acres, but contains six springs and a mile of Sante Fe River shoreline.

Privately owned since 1958, Blue Spring Park was purchased by the state of Florida in 2017 and was renamed Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park shortly thereafter. This state park is packed with dense tropical greenery broken only by the blue springs and streams leading to the bustling Sante Fe River and the cities beyond.

Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park, GA

126 RV rentals

There is plenty to do at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park, located in southeast Georgia. It is perfect for families who rent an RV in Tattnall County and come to enjoy the picnic facilities and scenic surroundings. It is also popular for anglers, hikers, and nature lovers, especially thanks to the beaver dam observation deck.

The unusual name comes from the rare Gordonia tree and the nearby Altamaha River. The towns of Metter, Baxley, and Lyons are all nearby and are a good place to explore while camping at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park.

Laura S. Walker State Park, GA

297 RV rentals

Nestled right next to the fascinating Okefenokee Swamp, Laura S. Walker State Park offers impressive scenery and miles of hiking trails to all outdoor enthusiasts who spend a few days here. This state park is southeast of Waycross, GA, and a two-hour drive from Savannah. Since it is very close to Okefenokee Swamp, the park is shares a similar flora and fauna.

This place has a very interesting history as it was named after Laura S. Walker, a civic leader, writer, teacher, and naturalist from Waycross. She was in love with nature and was fully committed to saving trees. Georgia’s Senators wanted to honor her and asked President Franklin D Roosevelt to dedicate a national park to this …

Little Ocmulgee State Park, GA

111 RV rentals

Located in Wheeler County, Georgia, Little Ocmulgee State Park is just over 1,300-acres and sits on the Little Ocmulgee River that feeds Little Ocmulgee Lake. The small town of McRae-Helena is on the southern edge of the park, while Warner Robins, GA in the northwest is the nearest large city. Slightly closer to the north is the city of Dublin and just to the south is the city of Douglas.

When you book an RV in Wheeler County, the whole state of Georgia is open to exploring, from the Atlantic Coast at Savannah to the state capital Atlanta.

Within the park, there is a 256-acre lake, perfect for swimming and boating, plus the 18-hole Wallace Adams Memorial championship …

Little Talbot Island State Park, FL

331 RV rentals

With unspoiled beaches and diverse natural ecosystems, Little Talbot Island State Park is a gorgeous spot for an RV camping getaway. Located just 17 miles northeast of Jacksonville, this 2,500-acre park covers an undeveloped barrier island.

For most visitors, the park's main attraction is its five miles of well-maintained beaches, where fishing, beachcombing, surfing, and swimming take center stage. But with the park also boasting lovely bike trails, excellent bird watching opportunities, and a full-facility campground, it offers a little something for everyone.

So if you're touring the greater Jacksonville area in a rental RV and you want to immerse yourself in spectacular coastal beauty, Little Talbot Island State Park is well worth a visit.

Manatee Springs State Park, FL

403 RV rentals

Folks have flocked to the clear, refreshing waters of Manatee Springs for more than 10,000 years. Today, the springs are the site of one of the gems of the Florida state parks system and a much-loved motorhome camping destination.

Found six miles west of Chiefland, Manatee Springs State Park is centered around this beautiful first magnitude spring. Park highlights include an 800-foot boardwalk through a spectacular cypress forest, excellent boating and fishing, and a chance to get up close and personal with all manner of native wildlife.

Best of all, with an 80-site campground just a short walk away from the spring, the park is the perfect place to explore in an RV rental.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, FL

687 RV rentals

One of the oldest state parks in Florida, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Today, this 2,300-acre wilderness retreat offers a host of great outdoor activities and experiences for campers.

Found just six miles north of Keystone Heights, the park is easily accessible from both Jacksonville and Gainesville, making it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or something a little longer. It boasts excellent bird watching, hiking, fishing, and swimming opportunities, plus a beautiful wooded campground where you can park your rental RV for a few nights or more.

For all the info you need to know to plan your perfect Mike Roess Gold Head Branch …

Ochlockonee River State Park, FL

103 RV rentals

If your idea of the perfect vacation involves RV camping, fishing, and the great outdoors, Ochlockonee River State Park might just be your dream destination. Located a short drive southwest of Crawfordville in the Florida Panhandle, this 543-acre park offers a slice of fishing paradise.

A wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish species can be caught in the waters around the park, while birding, hiking, kayaking, and swimming are also popular pastimes. And when you're ready to set up camp for the night, the park's 30-site campground is a pretty and peaceful spot to park your RV.

If you're keen to camp in a motorhome at Ochlockonee River State Park, keep reading to find out everything you need to …

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, FL

305 RV rentals

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge lies about eight miles from Folkston, GA, and roughly 43 miles from Waycross, GA. It is located in Southeastern Georgia, with a small fraction in Northern Florida. It lies in three Georgia counties, namely Ware, Charlton, and Clinch. It also spreads to Baker County in Florida. It was established in 1937 with a primary aim of protecting the 438,000-acre Okefenokee Swamp. Okefenokee Swamp measures 25 miles wide and 40 miles long. It is listed as a Wetland of International Importance and National Natural Landmark. Okefenokee is a Seminole Indian name translated to mean ‘land that trembles when you walk on it.’

Floating lilies characterize Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Its shores are dotted with prairies, …