By Alli Hill
Camping season doesn’t end when winter comes knocking in Georgia. In fact, some may argue that cold weather heralds the beginning of the best time to camp in the Peach State. Despite being in the south, it does get fairly chilly in Georgia during the winter, which means you’ll need a cozy camping cabin to complete the experience. Find your home away from home at one of these great winter cabin camping spots in Georgia.
Don’t let the name mislead you—this RV park is just as dedicated to cabins and “glamping” experiences, too. Nestled along the Tallulah River, winter camping is ideal here because of its proximity to famed Tallulah Gorge. The trails at the gorge are considerably less crowded when the weather cools, so you can get unobstructed views of the majestic Tallulah Falls and surrounding areas.
Ideal for families and couples alike, this quiet getaway spot offers no shortage of amazing nature views. Rated as one of the top 100 camping destinations in the U.S., you’ll discover trails leading to waterfalls, trout fishing, and wildlife all around. Each of their cabins are on or near the stream and feature a full kitchen and bathroom, heat, linens, towels, fire pit, grill, and deck.
Quiet and laid back, Under the Hemlock is the camping destination when you want to get away from it all. There’s not much to do on site but relax, but the tallest waterfall on this side of the Mississippi is just a mile away inside the Amicalola Falls State Park. But don’t feel like you’ll be all alone—wildlife has been known to frequent the campground.
With a name like Mistletoe, the winter camping here just has to be good. The park is known across the country for its bass fishing, and also offers biking trails, nature trails, and a sandy beach (though the lake will be too cold to swim). The park offers 10 cottages for rent (five on the lake) and one tent cabin, so make sure you book early to guarantee availability.
This family-friendly campground is based on the picnic basket-stealing Yogi Bear and friends, but you can rest assured your food will be safe during your stay. Fun for kids and adults alike, the park is chock full of amenities, like mini golf, gem mining, horseshoe pit, playground, and arcade. Since Yogi will be hibernating and most kids will be back in school, winter is the perfect time to visit if you want a little peace and quiet with your R&R.
Just a stone’s throw from beautiful Savannah, this park is a natural wonder in its own right. Birds like egrets and ibises gather here frequently to delight park visitors. The campground is in close proximity to day trip destinations like Jekyll Island and Tybee Island, not to mention the Savannah historic district.
It’s got a funny name, but this cabin rental spot has a lot more to offer its guests. Known as an epic stargazing spot, the private campground sits across from the famed Okefenokee Swamp that offers endless wildlife viewing and exploring. You may never need to leave the campground, as there are tons of activities on site, like horseshoes, game room, movie & book nooks, and fireplace.
This mountain bike getaway offers the best in cabin camping and biking. You bring the bike, and they handle the other details. This isn’t your typical cabin camping experience. Someone else handles all the meals that you’ll enjoy with the other guests. Their guides offer personalized trail mapping to suit your skill level. Plus, the resort features hot tubs, fire pits, and other amenities that are head and shoulders above your typical camping trip. Cabins range in capacity up to six people.
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Take your pick of cabin or yurt and enjoy an old-fashioned state park camping experience. Activities for campers include disc golf, geocaching, and over 20 miles of hiking trails to ensure you never run out of things to do.