Campgrounds in McDonough, Georgia

Campgrounds in McDonough, Georgia
Located along Interstate 75, just half an hour south of Atlanta, McDonough, Georgia is a quaint Southern small town that welcomes tourists year-round. Just 20 minutes from both Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the Atlanta Motor Speedway, McDonough is a great base for exploring the area around Atlanta. Whether you're coming for a race weekend or simply vacationing in the area, there are several campgrounds near the town from which to choose.

Atlanta South RV Resort

The Atlanta South RV Resort is located right off I-75 to the west of downtown McDounough, and the campground has 140 full hookup sites that include water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric service. There are 80 pull-through sites, perfect for larger RVs, and the resort also has tent camping with fire rings and primitive cabins without bathrooms or sinks that sleep up to four people.
On site you'll find a large outdoor pool that is open during the warm months, and the campground also has a recreation room, a dog run area, a playground for the kids, and laundry facilities. The Atlanta South RV Resort has free Internet service throughout the park and offers Dish Network TV service.

Atlanta South RV Resort
281 Mt. Olive Road
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 957-2610
atlantasouthrvresort.com

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Head a few miles west from McDonough to Hampton, Georgia, where you'll find year-round camping on the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway. The property offers several different areas for camping within and around the speedway, and you'll find full RV hookups and dump stations in each separate campground. To get inside the action during race week, reserve a space in the infield, where RVs can camp in the Flock Brothers Corral area. This area offers camp showers, a dump station between Turns 1 and 2 and access to tram stops that will take you around the Speedway. The Trackside Terrace, which overlooks the speedway on the backstretch, has 61 full hookup sites, or choose Club One, where 30 asphalt RV sites are located at the base of the Winners Grandstand. Legends Lakeside Camping, outside of the main grounds, is also a quieter option that offers 25 gravel spaces surrounding a small lake with water, sewer, and electric service hookups with 30 or 50 amps.

Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Hwy. 19/41
Hampton, GA 30228
(770) 946-4211
atlantamotorspeedway.com/tickets/camping/

High Falls State Park

Just south down I-75 from McDonough, you'll find High Falls State Park, a park of more than 1,000 acres that is located on land that was once a booming industrial town in the 1800s that became a ghost town in the1880s when a railroad passed it by. The park has many amusements for the whole family including a pool, lake, river and waterfall. There are 103 sites at the park's campground that accommodate tents, trailers and full hookup site for RVs, including 30-amp electric service.

You'll find miles of nature trails here winding throughout the park, perfect for hiking and exploring the wilderness, and the waterfall on the Towaliga River is a must-see. Head to the site of a former gristmill on the river and imagine what the bustling town looked like centuries ago. If you're bringing along your boat, there are two ramps you can use to launch it, though horsepower is limited to 10 hp. You can also rent out fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboats during the warm season.

High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson , GA 30233
(478) 993-3053
gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?LocationID=31&s=0.0.1.5

Article Written By Ashley Talley

Ashley Talley has been a professional writer for more than 10 years, specializing in travel and health. Her work has been published in "Coastal Living" magazine, "Wrightsville Beach Magazine" and "Choice," an anthology praised by "Vanity Fair" and the "LA Times." She graduated from Brown University with honors and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina.

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