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Amicalola Falls State Park
Beaches of South Walton.
Berry College
Big Kahunas
Biltmore House
Blairsville, Georgia
Callaway Gardens
Cataloochee Ski Area
Cave Spring
Cedar Creek Park
Charlestown State Park
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Chattanooga Zoo
Chehaw Park
Cherry Hill Park
Chester Frost Park
Chieftains Museum
Choccolocco Mountain Off Road Park
Cloudland Canyon
Cloudmont Ski and Golf
Consolidated Gold Mine
Cohutta Wilderness
Cumberland Island
Dauset Trails
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
Desoto State Park
Doll Mountain Campground
Dollywood
Dunnaway Gap
Enota Mountain Retreat
Etowah Indian Mounds
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Florala State Park
Franklin D Roosevelt State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
Georgia Mountain Fairground
Georgia Veterans State Park
Gold n Gem Grubbin'
Helen Georgia
Hillcrest Orchards
James H Floyd State park
James Island Park
Jellystone Park- Cave City, KY
John Tanner Park
Lake Allatoona
Lake Sidney Lanier
Lake Winnepesaukah
Little River Canyon Center
Live Oak Landing
Lula Lake Land Trust
Mammoth Cave National Park
McIntosh Reserve
McKinney Campground
Moto Mountain Powersports
New Echota - Cherokee Capitol
Noccalula Falls Park details and pictures
Old Stone Fort Archaeology State Park
Pine Moutain RV
Red Top Mountain State Park
Ridge Ferry Park
Rocky Mountain Recreation Area
Rock Town - Pigeon Mountain
Rome GA
Salt Springs Recreation Area
Silver Springs
Stone Mountain Park
Tanglewood Farm
Tannehill State Park
Tellus Science Museum
The Southern Museum
Topsail Hill Preserve
Townsend KOA
Townsend Tennessee
Twinbrook Resort
Up The Creek RV Camp - Park Details - Pictures
US Space and Rocket Center - Details and Pictures
Vogel State Park
Wild Animal Safari
World of Coke
Zoo Atlanta - Details and Pictures

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amicalola Falls State Park
Dawsonville, Georgia
One of Georgia's most popular state parks. Camping, waterfalls, hiking Appalachian Trail, fishing, lodge, nearby Dahlonega and Cleveland have panning, gem grubbing, gold museum, music, restaurants, etc.
Beaches of South Walton
Walton County, Florida
Beaches, biking, hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, scenic sunsets, and more. Camp at Live Oak Landing or Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
The Beaches of Walton County Florida are known worldwide for their emerald water, snow white sand, incredible seafood, and warm tropical weather. Good Times!
Berry College
Rome, Georgia
Great biking, beautiful historic campus,  hundreds of deer at dusk, museum, architecture (Ford Buildings). Camp at Cedar Creek, Rocky Mountain Rec Area, or Sloppy Floyd State Park
Big Kahunas Water Park
Destin Florida
Water slides, lazy river, fountains, fun fun fun! Near the beaches and great places to camp like Live Oak Landing and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
Biltmore Estate
Asheville, North Carolina
America's largest privately owned home. Immense, historical, scenic, gardens, stables, winery, farm animals, art, and more... Near Maggie Valley and Cataloochee Ski Area.
Blairsville, town of
Blairsville, Georgia
Small quaint town, festivals, Hole in the Wall Cafe, Vogel State Park, Brasstown Bald, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Lake Nottely, camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, etc.
Callaway Gardens 
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Bike riding, golf, beach, gardens, and much more...  Places to camp near Callaway include FDR State Park and Pine Mountain RV. Make sure to visit Wild Animal Safari and Roosevelt's Little Whitehousewhile visiting!
Callaway Gardens is considered a southern tradition. Callaway hosts golf, fishing, biking, hiking, boating, beaches, entertainment, flowers, swimming, and butterflies!
Cataloochee Ski Area
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Snow skiing, snow boarding, equipment rental, lodge, ski school, Maggie Valley, camping, motorcycle museum, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee, etc...
Cave Spring, Georgia Antique shopping, Rolater Park, quaint town near Rome. Camp, canoe, and kayak at Cedar Creek RV Park, or go boating and fishing at Lake Weiss.
Cedar Creek Park
Cave Spring, Georgia
RV camping, canoes, kayak, tubes, camping, fishing, driving range, near Cave Spring, Rome, and Lake Weiss.
Charlestown State Park  Charlestown, Inidana A nice park with a wonderful campground near Louisville, KY. Lots of wildlife, playground, fishing, boating, bike riding, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, etc.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park Newnan, Georgia 3000 acres, miles of river coastline, boat ramp, camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, etc. Near McIntosh Reserve and John Tanner Park
Chattanooga Zoo 
Chattanooga,
Tennessee
A nice little zoo with some unique animals in a wonderful fun filled city. The best places to camp near Chattanooga include Chester Frost Park and Harrison Bay State Park. Also nearby: Ruby Falls, Rock City, Incline Railway, Railroad Museum, Chatanooga Choo Choo, Tennessee Aquarium, and much much more. Chattanooga is our favorite destination city.


One of the best things about this zoo is the fact that it's in Chattanooga!

Chehaw Park
Albany,
Georgia
Camping, full hookups, animal park, alligators, fishing, bike riding, massive playground, family adventure at its best! Near Georgia Veterans State Park.
Cherry Hill Park Campground  College Park, MD Awesome amenities, close to DC, public transit, expensive, narrow sites. Outdoor movies, pool, playground, miniature golf, full hookup RV camping, etc.
Chester Frost Park
Hixson,
Tennessee
One of the Richardson Tribe's Top Ten destinations - Beautiful park on the Tennessee river. Chattanooga Zoo, Ruby Falls, Rock City, Incline Railway, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Tennessee Aquarium, camping, playground, beach, canoeing, boating, fishing, etc.
Chieftains Museum
Rome, Georgia
Being located In Rome is the first big plus of this destination. The former home of Cherokee leader Major Ridge, the museum is a historical site in itself. Near the Rome Braves' stadium and Ridge Ferry Park.
Choccolocco Mountain
Jacksonville, Alabama
Big off-road park and camping facility - Very challenging trails, playground, campground (water and electric), bath house, beautiful views.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Rising Fawn, Georgia
Camping, scenery, playground, hiking, disc golf, mountain biking, waterfalls, etc. Near Lula Lake Land Trust on Lookout Mountain.


Cloudland Canyon features a very long staircase into the canyon with lots of neat things to see along the way.

Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort Mentone, Alabama Skiing, golf, horseback riding, scenery, Desoto State Park, Lookout Mountain, Mentone, Desoto Falls, Little River Canyon Center, fishing, hiking, biking, etc.
Cohutta Wilderness
Georgia/Tennessee
Camping, hiking, mountain biking, ORV trails, wildlife, fishing, hunting, and more. Near Fort Mountain State Park (Richardson Tribe's Top Ten)
Consolidated Gold Mine
Dahlonega, Georgia
Tour a real mine, pan for gold, grub for gems. Places to camp near Dahlonega include Amicalola Falls State Park and Gold n Gem Grubbin'.
Cumberland Island
Saint Marys,
Georgia
Hiking, wildlife, beach, tent camping, pristine unspoiled tropical island off the coast of Georgia. Near Crooked River State Park.
Dauset Trails Nature Center
Jackson, Georgia
A private preserve featuring great mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, and animals. Camping at nearby Indian Springs State Park.
Desoto State Park
Mentone/Ft. Payne, Alabama
Camping (full hookup), hiking, mountain biking, pool, tennis, etc. Near Little River Canyon Center, Desoto Falls, and much more.
Disney's Fort Wilderness
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Camping (full hookup), biking, canoeing, swimming, beach, boats, horseback riding, Segway tours,  Magic Kingdom, Epcot, finest RV resort in the US!
Doll Mountain Campground
Ellijay,
Georgia
Camping, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, beach, marina, river, skiing, tubing, etc. Near Fort Mountain State Park and the Cohutta Wilderness.
Dollywood
Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee
A very nice amusement and entertainment theme park. Rides, musical shows, animals, etc. Near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Townsend. We like to camp at Townsend KOA.


Dollywood's terrifying Mystery Mine!

Dunnaway Gap
near Armuchee, Georgia
Beautiful drive, off-roading, scenery, hiking. Off the beaten path near Rome, Berry College, and James H Floyd State Park.
Enota Mountain Retreat
Hiawassee, Georgia
Camping, hiking, waterfalls playground, garden, fishing, farm animals, near Brasstown Bald, Blairsville, GA, Georgia Mountain Fairground, etc.
Etowah Indian Mounds
Cartersville, Georgia
Museum, Indian mounds, history and archaeology on the Etowah River. Places to camp near Cartersville include Red Top Mountain State Park and McKinney Campground on Lake Allatoona.
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Pikeville, TN
Camping (full hookups), scenery, bike paths, lake, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, golf, pool, tennis, amusement center, etc.
Florala State Park
Florala, Alabama
Camping, Full RV hookups, beach, fishing, playground, hiking, etc. Near the Beaches of South Walton, Live Oak Landing, Topsail Hill Preserve, Big Kahunas, and much more.


Florala State Park is located on Lake Jackson, Alabama's Largest natural lake (half of which is in Florida).

Fort Mountain State Park
Chatsworth, Georgia
 
Camping, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boats, fishing, biking, mountain hiking, beach, playground, etc. The Richardson Tribe's favorite state park.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Camping, fishing, hiking, biking, scenery, and more. Near Callaway Gardens. Additional camping at Pine Mountain RV (full hookup)
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Hiawassee,
Georgia
Awesome fairgrounds with historical buildings, farm museum, water wheel, music hall, events, festivals, bluegrass, concerts, camping, lake, etc.
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, Georgia
Camping, fishing, boating, military museum, Sam's Shortline Train to Plains. Near the Parks at Chehaw.
Gold N Gem Grubbin'
Cleveland, Georgia
Camping (full hookup), gold panning, gem grubbing. Near Helen, Blairsville, Vogel State Park, Unicoi State Park, Enota Mountain Retreat, and more.


Gold n Gem Grubbin' provides hours and hours of good clean family fun.

Helen, Alpine Village
Helen, Georgia
Tourist town with Alpine motif. Shops, restaurants, taverns, tubing, gem mining, mountain, parks, camping. kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, etc.
Heritage Park Bike Path
Rome, Georgia
Very nice paved bike path along the Oostanaula river in Rome. Ridge Ferry Park is where we access the trail.
Hillcrest Orchards
Ellijay, Georgia
Apples, mountain views, petting farm, pedal carts, wagon rides, music, cider, etc.
James H.Floyd State Park
Summerville, Georgia
Camping, great rockhounding, fishing, pedal boats, fishing boats, canoes, hiking, mountain biking, etc. Near Rome, Desoto State Park.
James Island County Park  Charleston, South Carolina Awesome little water park (seasonal), camping (full hookup), biking, playgrounds, beautiful, Spanish moss, near Charleston.
Jellystone Park
Cave City, Kentucky
Great for kids. Near Mammoth Cave National Park. Lots of activities. Pool, miniature golf, water slide, arts crafts, camping, outdoor movies, etc.
John Tanner Park
Carrollton,
Georgia
Beach, concessions, camping, lake, fishing, peddle boats, biking, hiking, picnicking. Near McIntosh Reserve and Chattahoochee Bend State Park.
Lake Allatoona
Cartersville, Georgia
Boating, fishing, camping, rockhounding, canoeing, kayaking, etc. Places to camp at Lake Allatoona include McKinney and Red Top Mountain State Park.


Lake Allatoona provides great fishing, skiing, rockhounding, and camping.

Lake Sidney Lanier
Near Buford, Georgia
Camping, boating, fishing, water park, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, rockhounding, playgrounds, beaches, and more...
Lake Winnepesaukah
Rossville,
Georgia
Historical southern amusement park near Chattanooga, educational programs, pavilions, rides, pedal boats, concerts, train, miniature golf. Camp at Chester Frost Park.
Little River Canyon Center
Fort Payne,
Alabama
Educational naturalist interpretive programs, fun, beautiful facility. Best place to camp near Little River Canyon is Desoto State Park.
Live Oak Landing
Freeport, Florida
RV camping, family adventures, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, alligators, near Florala State Park, Destin and Panama City
Lula Lake Land Trust
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Lula Lake, a beautiful nature preserve near Cloudland Canyon. Hiking, mountain biking, rockhounding, nature watching. Camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park.


The Lula Lake Land Trust property features many miles of mountain biking, hiking, water falls, and history. It is open the first and last Saturday of every month.

Mammoth Cave National Park
Cave City Kentucky
Mammoth Cave National Park has the longest cave system in the world, camping, canoeing (Green River), hiking, biking, exploring, and more.
McIntosh Reserve
Whitesburg, Georgia
Historic, William McIntosh, Creek Nation, Muscogee, camping, Chattahoochee River, reserve, Pow Wow, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, etc.
McKinney Campground
Cartersville, Georgia
Lake Allatoona, camping, boating, fishing, rockhounding, beach, playground, near Red Top Mountain State Park and the Tellus Science Museum.
Moto Mountain ATV Park
Fairmount,
Georgia
Motorcycle and ATV riding, zip line, camping, mountain biking, FUN!
New Echota Cherokee Capitol
Calhoun, Georgia
The first and only capitol of the Cherokee Nation, historical buildings, Cherokee Phoenix newspaper, museum, Trail of Tears, etc.
Noccalula Falls Park
Gadsden,
Alabama
Waterfalls, campground, playground, pool, full hookups, petting zoo, train, canyon, Native American, Creek, Indian Legend, family fun...
Old Stone Fort State Park
Manchester,
Tennessee
Camping, historic, archaeology, hiking, playground, beautiful park, but with a little Interstate noise in the Winter.
Pine Mountain RV Park
Pine Mountain,
Georgia
A very nice PV Park with fun for the kids and grown-ups. Full hook-ups, lots of pull-through sites. Near Callaway Gardens and FD Roosevelt State Park.
Red Top Mountain State Park Cartersville, Georgia Lake Allatoona, camping, fishing, boating, hiking, music, occasional iron pour demonstration, etc. Additional camping on Allatoona: McKinney Campground
Redtop Mountain State Park is located on Lake Allatoona. The park has many awesome events including an iron pour, pioneer days, and bluegrass music.
Ridge Ferry Park
Rome, Georgia
In Rome. Bike path, playgrounds, concerts, festivals, Rome Braves stadium. Places to camp near Rome include Cedar Creek and Sloppy Floyd
Rock Town - Pigeon Mountain
Near LaFayette,
Georgia
Note- Rock Town is not on the map. Click this link for directions from Lafayette, GA. Hiking, rock climbing, caving, scenic vistas, etc.
Rocky Mountain Rec. Area
Rome/Armuchee,
Georgia
Camping, fishing, playground, beach, canoeing, kayaking, peace & quiet. Off the beaten path. Near Sloppy Floyd State Park and fossils of Taylor's Ridge
Rolater Park
Cave Spring, Georgia
Tour the cave at Cave Spring, feed the fish, play on playground, play in creek, swim? Places to camp near Cave Spring: Cedar Creek RV
Rome (city of)
Rome, Georgia
Rome has great food, rivers, baseball, festivals, parks, history. Places to camp near Rome include Cedar Creek RV and James H (Sloppy) Floyd State Park 


Rome, Georgia is one of our favorite places for bike riding, baseball, and festivals.

Salt Springs Recreation Area
Salt Springs, Florida
Camping, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, boating, fishing, manatee, alligators, etc. Near Silver Springs and St Augustine.
Silver Springs, Florida Theme park, glass bottom boats, alligators, bears, rides, etc. Places to camp near Silver Springs: Salt Springs Recreation Area
Stone Mountain. Park
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, golf, light show, Snow Mountain, playgrounds, train, hiking, golf, and lots more...
Tanglewood Farm
Canton, Georgia
A petting zoo/farm that features miniature goats, cows, ponies, llamas, donkeys, and a variety of other animals. Great! Clean!
Tannehill  State Park
McAlla, Alabama
Camping (full hookup, narrow sites), historical, educational, hiking, mountain biking, museum, creeks, rockhounding, and more.
Tellus Science Museum
Cartersville, Georgia
A very nice museum. Minerals, fossils, transportation, physical science, observatory, theater, etc. Camp at McKinney or Red Top Mountain.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
This is a beautiful natural park with massive sand dunes (no touch), lakes, miles of barren pristine beach, wildlife, bike riding, a very nice pool, shuffle board, sea turtles (wildlife abounds), and nice level RV sites  


The dunes of Topsail Hill Preserve.

The Southern Museum
Kennesaw,
Georgia
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History - Educational, trains, machines, history, Civil War, The Great Locomotive Chase, and more
Townsend KOA
Townsend,
Tennessee
Camping, playground, river, National Park, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood. Pricey, but great amenities for kids.
Townsend, town of
Townsend, Tennessee
Camping, tubing, horseback riding, motels, museums, relaxation, convenient to attractions. Camp at Townsend KOA, Elkmont. or Cades Cove.
Up The Creek RV Camp
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
RV camping, full hookups, wifi, Smoky Mountains National Park, go karts, Dollywood, fishing, rockhounding, snow skiing, hiking, etc.
US Space and Rocket Center
Huntsville, Alabama
Space exploration, Space Camp, rockets, rides, museums, moon rover, Saturn V rocket, Hummers, Space Shuttle, simulators, IMAX/3D, rock wall, and so much more.
Vogel State Park
Blairsville, Georgia
Vogel is one of the oldest Georgia State Parks, camping, RV, CCC museum, Lake, miniature golf, playgrounds, Appalachian Trail, Blairsville, Helen, etc.
Vogel State Park is one of the  oldest and most popular state parks in Georgia. The park is very rugged but features mini golf, beach, fishing, and many local attractions.
Wild Animal Safari
Pine Mountain, Georgia
A great animal encounter - deer, bison, buffalo, lions, tigers, ligers (cross bred, largest cat), bears, rhino, petting zoo, Pine Mountain, Callaway Gardens, etc.
World of Coke
Atlanta,
Georgia
Museum of Coca Cola history. In Centennial Park near the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Phillips Arena, and the Georgia Dome.
Zoo Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Georgia, zoo, lions,tigers, bears, monkeys, gorilla, elephants, kangaroo, petting zoo, playground, train ride, carousel, etc.
Destinations are being added regularly. If you have one or more suggestions for family getaways in the southeast, please send them to us.