Where can you boondock in North GA/SC/NC?

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  1. 4xMeteor

    4xMeteor Active Member

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    We moved to GA two years ago and just picked up a NTU TT. Most of our camping in CA was boondocking - so I'd like to learn if there are places near us. We live in North GA (North of Atlanta). Anyone know of some good places?
     
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  2. threebeachboys

    threebeachboys Member

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    Try campendium.com and freecampsites.net
     
  3. 4xMeteor

    4xMeteor Active Member

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    Good sites - thanks.

    Question - in CA we could park just about anywhere in the forest services land to camp - it does not need to be a "camp site". Is it similar out here?
     
  4. roybraddy

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    I have done it here in NATL FOREST Areas in Virginia a few times... I am usually not too far away from a Forest Service Road. One place alot of us camp out is called FLAGPOLE KNOB... The NATL FOREST down in NC is pretty wild compared to the Virginia area...

    I would call the Rangers and ask... We don't really have any dispersed camping locations here like out West - too many peoples I guess...

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  5. Customer

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    Providing you comply with any regulations specific to a particular area, dispersed camping is allowed in ALL national forests and many state forests. Check with the ranger station for the area you are interested in and they can provide you with any specific rules and recommend some places to camp.
     
  6. 4xMeteor

    4xMeteor Active Member

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    Thanks roybraddy and Customer - I will definitely be doing some research now.
     
  7. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    It is dry camping with no power or water at site but love it. $20 a night and camping at 5440 feet called Mile High Campground in the Smokies www.campmilehigh.com
     
  8. 4xMeteor

    4xMeteor Active Member

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    Looks like a nice place, but didn't see many sites for a 28ft'r
     
  9. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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  10. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    there are sites that fit I have seen 5ver's there
     
  11. NegrilJerry

    NegrilJerry Newbies in GA, we LOVE this site!

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    Watch for regs - good idea to contact the Rangers before trying to camp in national forests in Georgia. When I lived on the Allman Brothers farm (Juliette GA) we always used to go to this little waterfall nearby, often for late-night horseback rides. We considered it to be "our" waterfall.
    Now it's part of the Piedmont national Forest and they must have a tripwire or camera nearby, because the last time I was there a Ranger showed up not 10 minutes after we arrived even though it's way out in the boonies....And I managed to get a $75 ticket for having a beer in a plastic cup. Lesson learned.
     
  12. speckhunter80

    speckhunter80 Active Member

    Pretty much any National Forest
     
  13. bob barnes

    bob barnes Active Member

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    wow what was the problem with beer in a plastic cup?
     
  14. NegrilJerry

    NegrilJerry Newbies in GA, we LOVE this site!

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    Alcohol was prohibited, it was posted so no argument from me. I respectfully asked if I could just pour out the beer (and get off with a warning)...no.
     
  15. bob barnes

    bob barnes Active Member

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    Oh I guess if it was posted no way out!
     
  16. Adirondack PUP

    Adirondack PUP Member

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    Many years ago I spent a bunch of time in the Uwharrie National Forest in NC. It's got some very remote areas. It's also the playground for one of the Army's Special Warfare Schools. Although I'm not current with the regs, I'm pretty confident you can get yourself some solitude there.
     
  17. bob barnes

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    We have been camping at Bennett Springs State Park Mo. 11.00 a night but they don't clean their bathrooms to suit me we found a private 10.00 a night that is actually closer to the fishing than the park so we are going to give them a shot!!
     
  18. speckhunter80

    speckhunter80 Active Member

    yes
    yes you can and you might even see Bigfoot
     

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