Blog: Georgia State Parks Offer Camping Cabins (1/29/2019)
Story by Woodall's Campground Management
Editor's Note: This column first appeared in The Champion and was written by John Hewitt.
Georgia has an impressive collection of state parks in all areas of the state. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts have for decades enjoyed parks with tent and RV camping, while many others have opted for the easier and often more comfortable cabins.
For many years, I have enjoyed camping at state and national parks with family and friends, but these excursions have typically involved a tent or RV and required hours of advance planning and packing to make sure that we had all the items and supplies needed to make our visit pleasant and comfortable. My car would often be packed so tightly that there was only room for me and my dog, and almost inevitably, something would be forgotten that would have made the stay more pleasant.
Those who tent or RV camp can attest to the amount of time and effort involved in initially setting up camp and the subsequent breaking down of the camp site at the end of the stay. However, the option of a cabin greatly decreases the amount of preparation and time involved.
During a recent weekend excursion to Amicalola State Park and Lodge in Dawsonville, the weather was a bit less than cooperative for enjoying the park’s many activities such as ziplining or hiking. Howling winds, heavy and almost non-stop rain, dense fog, sleet and a dusting of snow combined to make outdoor activities unpleasant, to say the least.
However, our group was lucky enough to have a pet-friendly, two-bedroom, two-bath cabin that allowed for hours of conversations, game playing, cooking and eating. All that was required by guests was to select a bed and put their belongings away.
The cabin will comfortably accommodate up to eight adults. The master bedroom featured a king-size bed and an on-suite bathroom that would rival almost any five-star resort accommodations. The second bedroom featured two queen-size beds and an adjacent full bath. In the living area, with a backdrop of windows and a frontal view of the massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, was a pull-out queen-size sleeper sofa.
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