Best Campgrounds in and near Pickens

Situated in beautiful North Georgia, living in or near Pickens County means you have several great camping options nearby! Here are the top 5 places to camp in or near Pickens.

1. Diamond Lure Campground & RV Resort

A family-oriented campground, Diamond Lure Campground and RV Resort offers full hook-up sites for RVs and large tent camping areas. A stocked lake, hiking trails, bike paths, a beach, and playground, are some of the things you can enjoy at this campground!

“Great camping and even better staff EVERYONE was so nice and helpful with anything we needed. The lake is beautiful and lots of fun stuff to do around the lake. WE WILL BE BACK!” -Ryan from Chattanooga

2. Amicalola Falls State Park

Cabins, a rustic lodge, and nearby camping, offer several opportunities for overnight stays at this breathtaking Georgia State Park! The feature attraction is, of course, the beautiful Amicalola Falls, an amazing waterfall you can enjoy from the bottom, or venture to the top to see a great view of the waterfall where it drops off the edge of a cliff! Steps from bottom to top, you can get all kinds of different views of the waterfall and surrounding mountains. You can also enjoy the Appalachian Trail Approach hike, or check out the Hike Inn!

“Super awesome!!! The AT starts here! There is a really nice mile or so long hike up to the top of the falls… that path is not super crowded and in at least half the trail the path is wider. At the top of the falls there is a trout stream. There is also a 450-step staircase leading up to the top of the falls. We took this path down, but be aware it is crowded at least on a Saturday afternoon when we went. This is a super fun little gem For some local hiking trips and to start to plan your bucket list trip of doing the AT.” -Nicole from Atlanta

3. Sweetwater Creek Campground

Situated on the edge of Lake Allatoona, Sweetwater Creek Campground offers waterfront campsites, a boat ramp, bike parking, bathrooms, and all kinds of great opportunities for kayaking, boating, fishing, swimming, and more!

“Great campground.  It’s on the north end of Lake Allatoona so there’s not a whole lot of boat noise.  Most of the sites are great or even better.” -Jeff from Woodstock

4. Under the Hemlock Campground and Cabins

Enjoy secluded, beautiful campsites, with a bath house, country store and stand at the front of the campground with art and snacks, and a wonderful family feel!

“What a great camping experience! We had the best time, the grounds were beautiful, and the owner, Mike, was so nice. He even brought us extra firewood! We will definitely be back.” -Natile from Chicago

5. Toccoa Valley Campgrounds

A great campground to set up if you enjoy kayaking, tubing, or rafting! A beautiful setting and family-friendly feel make this a great option for camping in the North Georgia Mountains!

“We love this place. Have tubes here a bunch of times. Love the family-friendliness of it and The campground is very well-kept. We were able to stay in a site with our tents right along the river. Amazing!  The tubing pick up is really good – it’s so prompt.” -Andrew from Columbus