Campgrounds in Lavonia, Georgia

Campgrounds in Lavonia, Georgia
About 90 miles from Atlanta, Lavonia, Georgia--the self-proclaimed big-time small town--provides the natural beauty of Lake Hartwell and Piedmont area of the Appalachian Mountains and the excitement of the recently re-sanctioned Lavonia Dirt Track. Nestled in Franklin County, Lavonia's Tugaloo State Park marks this area as the centerpiece of many of Georgia's campgrounds. Its proximity to the Savannah River, Margiebell Lake and Rice Creek makes the Lavonia area suitable for camping, water sports and hiking.

Tugaloo State Park campground

Located in Lavonia, this 393-acre park provides activities and campsites suitable for novice campers and experienced campers as well. A public campground, Tugaloo provides 113 campsites as well as RV camping and cottage rentals. The campground offers tent campers the option of settling down at the developed campground or, for the more adventurous camper, taking a short hike to what Tugaloo calls its primitive campsites. Most sites include a view of Lavonia's 55,590-acre Lake Hartwell. Amenities for all campers include a visitor center, boat ramp, playground, coin laundry, showers, flush toilets and a 24-hour attendant. For water enthusiasts, Tugaloo provides boating and fishing, as well as a swimming beach, bathhouse and canoe rental. If you need to dry off, the campground offers picnic areas, volleyball, horseshoes, mini-golf, tennis courts and four miles of hiking trails. Feel free to bring man's best friend, just keep him on a leash. The park opens from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., and office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call ahead for reservations; the park accepts all major credit cards.

Tugaloo State Park
1763 Tugaloo State Park Road
Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-4362

Victoria Bryant State Park

Victoria Bryant State Park, nine miles from Tugaloo State Park, offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with nature or to whack a few golf balls, if the mood strikes. Situated in the rolling hills of Georgia's upper foothills, campers can hike the park's perimeter trail, snaking through the woods and crossing creeks, or opt for the shorter nature trail near the stream that flows through the park. The park offers 35 campsites. Golfers can take advantage of the Highland Walk Golf Course and its amenities--clubhouse, golf pro and junior/senior discounts. Camping and golf packages are available through the park. Other amenities include three playgrounds, a nature center, eight miles of hiking and bicycling trails, two fishing ponds and swimming. The park remains open from 7 a.m. until dark, and office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Victoria Bryant State Park
1105 Bryant Park Road
Royston, GA 30662
(800) 864-7275

Sunset Campground

In business since 1989, Sunset Campground in nearby Martin, Georgia, is a privately owned park that is open year-round. Sunset provides eight tent sites and many activities, especially if you have a love for water sports. The Chauga River and parts of Rice Creek offer whitewater spots. You'll find hiking on the Chattanooga Trail, and for golfers, nearby Chickasaw Point Golf Course offers 18 holes and a 15-tee driving range. The campground also offers Wi-Fi and Internet on site, a private phone, a table at each campsite, showers, restrooms, laundry and horseshoes. Pets are welcome.

Sunset Campground
17139 Georgia Highway 17
Martin, GA 30557
(706) 356-8932

Article Written By Marie Scribe

Marie Scribe has been writing for more than 10 years. Her specialties include copywriting, advertising and editing. She has a journalism degree and extensive experience with business and technical writing. She has been published on and eHow.

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