Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Georgia

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Georgia

Georgia has long been known as a camper’s favorite destination, which is probably why you’ll find so many outdoor stores dedicated to the hobby. Beginner campers and serious overnighters alike know that having the right equipment can determine a camping trip’s success, and it’s always best to get outfitted right the first time. These seven essential outdoor stores in Georgia have everything you need for an epic camping adventure. 

1. Half Moon Outfitters, Multiple locations

Camping or glamping, you’ll find plenty of high-quality gear to enjoy your next camping trip. They’ve got something for every type of camper, whether you’re living large in an RV or roughing it with little more than a sleeping bag. There’s also a little something for tiny campers and canine adventurers too. Choose from top brands like Camelbak, Patagonia and Eureka! Tents to ensure you’ll only have to buy some things once.

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2. Going Gear, Smyrna, GA

Going Gear has a fully stocked website, but some things are just better experienced in person. Unlike many websites, everything you see online can be found in their store, along with few extra perks. They’ve even got most of their flashlights on display ready for you to test before you decide. They feature some of the best brands your campsite will ever see, including Black Diamond, ENO and Klean Kanteen among others. If you need it for your camping trip, you’ll likely find it here.

3. Coleman Outlet, Commerce, GA

Nobody knows campers like Coleman. This brand is dedicated specifically to the needs of campers everywhere, and their extensive inventory of tents, cookware, coolers, and gear prove it. This one-stop store stocks everything the camper needs for an epic adventure, meaning you won’t have to go anywhere else. They’re also your go-to resource for replacement parts for tents, lighting, air pumps, fireplaces, and other camping gear.

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4. Outside World Outfitters, Dawsonville, GA

Get off the road and on the trail faster when you make Outside World Outfitters your first stop. These folks know what outdoor living is like in Georgia, and carry a variety of brands and gear to complete your experience. Choose from tried-and-true favorites like Yeti coolers and accessories, Big Agnes tents, and Osprey Packs to keep you ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

5. REI, Atlanta, GA

When you think high-quality outdoor gear, one name comes to mind: REI. They’re the outdoor experts that not only sell the right brands and equipment, but also know how to help you get the most from your purchase. Campers can find a variety of tents, backpacks, kitchenware, furniture, and navigational tools to help them conquer their time in the woods like a pro. Brands like Ruffwear make it easy for your four-legged friend to enjoy the trip, too.

6. Captain Dann’s of Smoky Mountain Trader, Cleveland, GA

This well-loved store is in the perfect location to cater to campers. Nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in the midst of prime camping areas in every direction. The folks here have personal knowledge and expertise when it comes to camping, and can help you outfit your entire trip with the right gear you need. Choose from popular brand names like Coleman, ENO, Blackpine and Kelty.  

7. Mountain High Outfitters, Atlanta, GA

Dedicated to all things outdoors, this national outfitter brings all of the best brands in camping apparel and gear under one roof. They’ve got everything for both simple, primitive campers and fully connected, spare-no-luxury glampers. Choose from fan favorites like Big Agnes tents and sleeping pads, Black Diamond flashlights, and Kavu bags and apparel among other high-quality items.

Alli Hill is a freelance content writer and mom of two. She spends most of her free time exploring the great outdoors by trail or by kayak. She is also the founder and director of FreelanceSpeak, a blog to support other freelance creatives.

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