Whether it is the summer or winter, you can find some great camping in the south. The weather never gets too cold and being outside is experiencing nature is a great way to recharge. Here are just a few of the best campground in the South that I love.
Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
Camping beachside is pretty awesome, especially when you can wake up and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful South Carolina. There are plenty of tent and RV spots with paved roads and hard-packed dirt sites at Hunting Island State Park. There are also two cabins available to rent if you want to do a little glamping.
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Hunting Island participates in the Fishing Tackle Loaner Program where you can borrow up to four rods get your fishing fix – and who wouldn't want to do that? I'm a huge fishing fan, so this was pretty good unexpected benefit for me. This campsite also has good hiking and biking trails where you can see the coastline and be nestled among the trees as you are getting your sweat on. Hunting Island State Park was easily one of my favorite campsites in South Carolina.
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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
Camp next to the Tallulah Gorge for a truly unique camping experience in Georgia. The gorge is 1,000 feet deep and two miles long. The adventure traveler should hike to the gorge floor and make sure to take the 80-feet suspension bridge to take in the killer views of the river and waterfalls. All activity levels can enjoy the Tallulah Gorge State Park! As for camping, it easily accommodates both RV and tent campers with hot showers and beautiful views. There are yurts for the glampers out there and even a First Time Camper program where they will lend you a tent and a ranger will even show you how to put it up. Come on, get outside already. What are you waiting for?
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Grand Isle State Park, Louisiana
Enjoying time on the Gulf of Mexico should be on everyone's camping list. The Grand Isle State Park in Louisiana delivers on awesome things to do like birding, crabbing, fishing (even deep sea!), hiking, swimming and boating. You can also just relax and and take in the bayou tributaries which are home to some amazing fishing in the summer. There are many lagoons on the Gulf shore that attract many types of birds and wildlife, perfect for those that love to see appreciate all of the outdoor creatures. The food in Louisiana is unbelievable and this state park is close enough for you to head to town and enjoy some delicious Cajun cuisine.