You don’t have to wait for special events to enjoy a weekend of LGBT community, and you don’t have to stay in Atlanta to find it. Georgia is home to a variety of LGBT campgrounds, whether you prefer the North Georgia mountains or the forests of South Georgia.
Fox Mountain Camp & Artist Retreat
350 Black Ankle Way, Cherry Log, GA 30522
Fox Mountain is a private, 18-acre “women-focused” campground located near the Toccoa River with women-only and mixed-gender camping areas. Women campers are allowed one male guest.
Some camping gear is available for rent; other amenities include a music stage, showers and flush toilets. Every third weekend, the campground hosts a female musician in concert.
268 Catfish Lane, Collins, GA 30421
An hour from Savannah or two hours from Macon, Roy’s Hideaway features six lakes, cabins, wi-fi, a saltwater pool, a café, laundry, showers and restrooms. Tent camping and longterm RV hook-ups also available.
Upcoming events include the Memorial Day Glamorous & Trashy Weekend with Kristina Foxx.
In The Woods Campground
142 Casey Court, Canon, GA 30520
In the Woods is a gay, members-only, clothing-optional campground that is mostly men, although women are welcome. Amenities include a clubhouse, pool, hot tub, tent camping, cabins, RV sites, a bunkhouse with private rooms and the Bearacks “shared living experience.”
50 Highway 230, Unadilla, GA 31091
Oz Campground sits on 150 acres located just 8 miles off Interstate 75. Amenities include a 4,000-square foot bar and dance club, pool, hot tub, general store, wi-fi at the pool, cabins, RV sites and tent camping. Guests must be 18 and members. Clothing is optional in many areas.
Special events are scheduled for men and women. Upcoming events include Memorial Day Homecoming Weekend, Wide World of Sports (June 7-9), and Oz MusicFest (June 14-17), featuring lesbian duo Halcyon.
2311 Pulliam Mill Road, Dewy Rose, GA 30634
River’s Edge is a private, adults-only, clothing-optional campground focused on men, although women are welcome. Amenities include a pool, workout room, clubhouse, shower facilities, tent campsites, RV sites, and cabins of various sizes.
Upcoming events include Bear Mayhem (May 10-12).
830 Swiftwaters Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533
For more than 30 years, Swiftwaters has offered camping for women who enjoy rustic camaraderie on the Etowah River. Amenities include a meadow, outhouses, shower, plus two cabins and a bed-and-breakfast room available for women who prefer not to camp in tents.
The Hunting Club
210 Rabbit Run, Ailey, GA 30410
Located seven miles from Vidalia, Ga., The Hunting Club is billed as a “private GLBT gated community” for RVs and tent camping. The site features an 11-acre fishing pond with kayaks and paddle boating, clubhouse, indoor and outdoor showers, plus a small pool.