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Old 09-25-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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What are some good camping places in the fall within about a 3 hour drive from Atlanta?

I'm more interested in car camping instead of backpacker style camping. However, I would like the site to still have somewhat of a wilderness feel instead of a jellystone family campground type of place.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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There's a number of national forests within 3 hours drive that allow dispersed camping.
The only way to camp in my book. You'll have all the wilderness you can shake a stick at but I'm not going to divulge the campsites I have found. Half the fun is finding your own sites anyway.
Hit the USDA/Forest Service website and download some MVUM maps and some visitor maps and begin charting your own course. Have fun.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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I am sure there are a bunch in the North Georgia mountains. Maybe check on the state parks site here http://www.gastateparks.org/
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Check out The Best in Tent Camping - Georgia" by Johnny Molloy. He picks out the best campgrounds for car camping that don't involve camping in a concrete jungle.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:43 PM
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Cloudland Canyon.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

I've been to Cloudland Canyon and Talulah Gorge...both were awesome.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Georgia has many excellent state parks and I'd recommend visiting each and every one of them however, you asked about wilderness camping in a car (aka boondocking) as opposed to the jellystone park feel.

There is a clear distinction between a wilderness area and a campground. If you want to not see another living person (or very few of them), there's camping for you here in GA, NC, TN and SC. You'll need to pack every last thing you'll need. There's no gift shop. Its your best chance for real peace and quiet, observing wildlife and undisturbed nature and escaping the tourist madness.

If you want electric and water hookups, amenities, activities, people, a camp store and wifi access, toilets and lighting, there's camping for that too... in campgrounds.

There's also a couple of things sorta in between. When you said you want "wildnerness" that was pretty loud and clear to me. But maybe that's not what you want? Maybe its time to tell us.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Hmm... I meant something like the state parks in northern Minnesota, where I'm from. You're definitely in the woods but you just drive up and pitch the tent. Versus, not something where you have to backpack in and out, or something where you drive to a field with a hundred other families with tents and car campers getting tanked on cheap beer while their kids run around screaming.

A campsite that looks something like this :
http://www.campsitereports.com/photo...ID-S002923.jpg
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Default Camping sites .

My suggestion would be Lake Winfield Scott in Suches ,Georgia.i
Just google some pictures of it. It belongs to the National Park service and is very beautiful and quiet.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Anything that involves a drive to Suches is a great idea.

There is a ton of camping like what you are looking for rzzz. If you are looking for what cittic is describing you will be in luck. I prefer not to backpack in, but not have any neighbors and be near a stream. When looking for a campsite on the maps, look for forrest roads that parallel stream (there's a lot of em).

Now I gotta go do some camping!
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