Campgrounds in Walker County, Georgia

Campgrounds in Walker County, Georgia
Walker County, Georgia is near the Tennessee state line in northern Georgia. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest occupies part of the county. Within the forest visitors to Walker County can find hiking trails, mountain biking routes, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, bird-watching, and backpacking. Climbers can find routes for rock-climbing and bouldering problems. Within the county, there are several options for campgrounds.

Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga KOA

The Lookout Mountain KOA can accommodate both RV and tent campers. RVs to 70 feet in length can find sites at the KOA. Hookups for RVs include 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Tent sites have picnic tables, fire-rings and access to fresh water for drinking and cooking. There are showers, toilets, barbecues stations and a laundry room on the grounds for guest use. Pets are also welcome. AAA and Good Sam discounts are offered to members. Lookout Mountain in the Appalachian Mountains is near the KOA and guests can find hiking trails and mountain biking single-track.

Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga KOA
930 Mountain Shadows Drive
Trenton, GA 30752
(706) 657-6815
koa.com/where/tn/10102/

James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park

Visitors to Walker County can opt to camp in one of the Georgia State Parks such as the James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park, named for the man who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1953 until 1974. There are camp sites for tents an RVs. Water and 50-amp electric is available at RV sites, and tent sites have fire-rings and fresh water access. There are toilets and showers, as well as picnic tables and fire-rings for guest use. Pets must be leashed at all times. Within the park, the Pinhoti Trail offers hikers more than three miles of trail.

James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd
Summerville , GA 30747
(800) 864-7275
gastateparks.org/Sloppy

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Another option for a state park is the Cloudland Canyon State Park. There are RV sites, tent sites and walk-in campgrounds. Tent sites are primitive but have access to water spigots for drinking and cooking water. There are picnic tables and fire-rings at tent sites. RV sites have water and 50-amp electric, or RV travelers can choose primitive sites and save a few dollars. Showers and bathrooms are on the grounds for guest use. Pets must be leashed at all times. Guests can hike to the views of the Cloudland Canyon. There are numerous trails in the park for hikers and mountain bikers.

Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn , GA 30738
(800) 864-7275
gastateparks.org/CloudLand

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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