“The Peach State” is appropriately named for its production of 3-5% of the nation’s peach crop, but southern Georgia is even sweeter than peaches. It is situated right above Florida and has several lakes scattered throughout the area, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and a weather average of 70-80 degrees during March and April, making this the land of opportunity for RVers. The opportunities are even greater with a Harvest Hosts membership since there are many free camping locations in southern Georgia.
This southern town is known as the “City of Daylilies” and even has an annual daylily festival each May. One of the most popular attractions is the South Georgia Motorsports Park that has weekly events throughout the spring and summer and attracts people from all over the area. If you’re looking to enjoy the nice weather, head to Reed Bingham State Park for some hiking, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. After a long day of exploring, head over to Horse Creek Winery which is just over five minutes away from downtown Adel. Anyone can take advantage of sampling some of their award-winning wines on a tasting tour, but only Harvest Host members get to stay the night in their RV!
Valdosta has always had rich ties to the soils of the area which allowed the town to flourish into what it is today. This town became known as “South Georgia’s Regional City” and continues to produce peanuts, pecans, cotton, sweet potatoes, and more. Raisin’ Cane is a farm located in Valdosta and features a market and a restaurant that offers take-home items, such as casseroles, for folks at home (or in an RV!) to bake themselves for an easy dinner alternative.
Visitors can also take one of Miss Kate’s Deep South Tours in order to be acquainted with the best foods and wines that Valdosta has to offer. Families will enjoy spending the day at Wild Adventures Theme Park. This park has roller coasters and hundreds of exotic animals for a unique theme park experience. Less than twenty minutes from downtown Valdosta is Lake Park Campground where RVers can enjoy paved sites with full hookups, and access to a free catch-and-release pond on-site. They also rent paddle boats and have a playground, making this the perfect end to a family day.
Situated between marshes and a swamp, this town is almost the epitome of southern charm. Oprah actually dubbed it “LoveTown USA” after visiting. The entire historic downtown area was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The charming shops and unique eateries coupled with the red brick sidewalks and antique clock and lighting will transport you to another time. While visiting, kick back and play a few rounds of golf at Laurel Island Links. This top-notch golf course lets you play their 18-hole links-style course with beautiful marsh views. Harvest Host members with the upgraded golf membership can park their RV for the night. Don’t forget to stop by their on-site restaurant for some breakfast the next morning!
While it may be the largest town on our list, Albany still provides all the comforts of a small town. Visitors and locals alike enjoy strolling down the Riverfront Walk, which features the Ray Charles Plaza. On a rainy day, travelers can visit the Flint Riverquarium which holds over 100 different species that inhabit the local river. Another great indoor activity is visiting the Renaissance Art Cafe. This cafe features an art gallery and also hosts paint and sip nights. If the weather is nice, visit Radium Springs Gardens to tour the courtyard or Lake Chehaw for some water activities. When you’re ready to retire, head over to Albany RV Resort and enjoy large or extra large spaces, full hookups, WiFi, fishing, and a fitness center.
Our last two stops are within close proximity to each other, but both provide different experiences. Brunswick has a long and rich history dating back to being one of the five original ports of the American colonies. Another interesting historical tidbit is the Lover’s Oak tree which is said to date back to the 12th century. This, and other beautiful trees, can be seen in the historic section of the town. If you’re feeling lucky, you can stop by the Emerald Princess Casino located on a four story boat. Even if you don’t win at the casino, you’ll feel like a winner parking your RV at the Hop Soul Brewery. This Harvest Hosts location not only serves craft beer from their self-serve wall, but also makes gourmet pizzas with house-made sauce, along with other foods.
6) Jekyll Island
The name may sound ominous, but it’s actually named after the founder’s friend Sir Joseph Jekyll. This island, which can be accessed by car or RV for a fee, is perfectly situated between Savannah, Georgia and Florida and is home to over ten miles of pristine beaches. In addition to typical beach-goer activities, visitors love touring the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. You can learn all about these majestic sea creatures and how we can help them. Travelers can also hike or bike any of the twenty-five miles of beach trails. Another popular stop is the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, where visitors of all ages can experience hands-on marine science and take a guided kayak tour. After a long day of exploring, you can stay at Jekyll Island Campground and be within walking distance to Clam Creek and Driftwood Beach. Enjoy full hookups, cable, WiFi, a general store, and more!
Southern Georgia may seem to be an unlikely place for RVs, but the area is actually very inviting. Between all these activities and the beautiful weather, there’s almost no wrong time to visit. So what are you waiting for? Grab your Harvest Hosts membership and cruise down south. Just be sure to have some room in the fridge or on the counter for some peaches!
Have you ever taken your RV to southern Georgia? If not, which place on the list looks the most fun to you? Tell us about it in the comments!
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