What are some of the best places to camp near UGA apartments?

One of the most entertaining and immersive adventurous activities to do for UGA students who want to get out in nature is camping. Sleeping in an environment that is somewhat wild, unpredictable, and bustling with animals can be a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Also, when you are in a natural environment, you can fully immerse yourself in the elements and possibly even interact with wildlife during your stay.

Camping away from your luxury UGA apartment can be done with a large group of people or just one person alone. Georgia wildlife can be unpredictable, however, so having strength in numbers might keep animals and other possible dangers from hurting you if you aren't alone. You will be safer in a popular camping site that has more people around to detract animals from stealing food and getting into your supplies.

If you live in an Athens apartment, you have access to many great camping spots nearby that are frequented daily by many groups of people!

Old Salem Park

This beautiful expanse of land is right next to a huge lake, perfect for anyone looking to fish or take a dip in the nice refreshing waters while camping. You'll see all different kinds of wildlife in a serene area quiet enough to hear the sounds of nature. Multiple campsites are available for daily rental on their website. Booking in advance is recommended.

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

This location is known for its historic covered bridge which is the longest one in Georgia to date. People can come for a casual day trip or stay overnight by booking a campsite or log cabin accommodation before their stay. If you live in a pet-friendly apartment, you can bring your furry friend along too!

Some activities offered at this park include picnicking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and biking. They have multiple trails to walk on and even offer horseback riding for an additional charge and with separate reservations.

Fort Yargo State Park

This huge park has so many options for large groups and other individuals who are looking to camp outdoors. Depending on what your sleeping preferences are, Fort Yargo offers multiple kinds of accommodations. If you prefer to stay indoors there are yurts and cottages available for rental. If you want to be outside, there are standard campsites for tents and RVs.

The park has all the standard activities like biking, hiking, and swimming but they also have more unique options as well. Some things you can do here that are less ordinary include geocaching, min golf for an extra fee, and disc golf.

If you have a vehicle in an Athens apartment parking garage that's equipped for the outdoors, it might be worth it to plan a road trip to this park for some fun weekend activities!

Three Forks Appalachian Trail

This camping destination offers locals the chance to see beautiful flowing waterfalls and streams filled with swimming trout. Camping here is a dream for anyone who loves the sound of flowing water and being immersed in greenery during their stay. They don't have a lot of amenities so if you do want to sleep there, you will have to be comfortable with getting dirty and having a more personal experience with nature.

If you live in an apartment with a washer and dryer, dirty clothes and camping gear are the least of your problems. Instead, focusing on the beauty of the campsites can make getting down and dirty less of a hassle!

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