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Welcome to Georgia

Georgia offers RVers unlimited travel options from stunning mountain vistas to rushing rivers and waterfalls, charming towns to bustling cities and unspoiled Atlantic beaches.

A great starting point is Historic High Country. Located in western Georgia, the Historic High Country features numerous historic Civil War battlefields, including Chickamauga, Ringgold Gap and Rocky Face Ridge, made famous during Sherman's march on Atlanta. The city of Fort Oglethorpe is home to the visitor's center at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation's oldest and largest Civil War park. The northwestern tip of the state includes Lookout Mountain. Today, this region is an industrial area for textiles and carpeting.

Also, take time to visit the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Stunning vistas amid northeast Georgia's mountains make this region a natural paradise for RVers. Outdoor activities include boating, fishing, and hiking. A spectacular natural wonder, the 800-foot-deep Tallulah Gorge is nearly two miles long and one-half mile wide. Breathtaking views of the gorge against a backdrop of rugged mountains attract many visitors. Find more destinations in the following pages.

Atlanta Metro
Atlanta Metro has attractions as diverse as the five and one-half million people who call its many communities home. Explore the city's role in the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement at museums like the Atlanta History Center and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Enjoy the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, taste the New World of Coca-Cola, and go behind the scenes at the Inside CNN Studio Tour.

Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a campground and a wide variety of activities suitable for all ages. This rounded mass of light gray granite rises 650 feet above the Piedmont plateau.

Historic Heartland
The Historic Heartland is a primary agriculture and manufacturing area. The historic city of Macon is home to 5,500 National Register historic structures in 11 historic districts, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Hay House, Tubman African American Museum, and Ocmulgee National Monument. Known as the town Sherman "refused to burn," Historic Madison boasts one of the state's largest historic districts. The antebellum homes that escaped the wrath of Sherman's troops in the March to the Sea are one of the main reasons people visit.

Classic South
Augusta is known by golfers as the home of the Master's, one of golf's most prestigious tournaments. Founded in 1786, Greensboro is steeped in southern history and tradition, rich with elegant antebellum homes and churches. Nearby Lake Oconee features more than 400 miles of shoreline and is home to 10 championship golf courses. Known for its fine Victorian residential and commercial structures and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Union Point was developed from a railroad junction in 1834.

Presidential Pathways
This region is the home of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, whose hometown is Plains. Visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. For more than 60 years the stunning 6,000-acre Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain has thrilled visitors with brilliant floral displays, lakes, 14,000 acres of woodlands, and special events. Nearby, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House in Warm Springs is nestled among the rolling hills and the naturally heated waters.

An RV trip to Columbus is a nostalgic trip back in time. Discover a treasure trove of historical, cultural, and just plain fun attractions. The 26-block Historic District features tree-lined cobblestone streets and beautiful homes.

Magnolia Midlands
Located in south-central Georgia, the Magnolia Midlands is known for scenic waterfalls, hiking, and other outdoor activities. It is a major agricultural area and features many local festivals and museums.

Plantation Trace
From local lore and musical medleys to edible artistry and magnificent murals, Georgia's Plantation Trace is a diverse region boasting many personalities. Located on Georgia's southwest border, this region is a rich agricultural area.

The Coast
The Coast offers miles of shoreline, windswept dunes, and historic ports and towns. Established in 1733, Savannah is Georgia's oldest city and the location of one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the country. Savannah's stunning architecture, 21 historic squares, and Low Country landscape make the city a top RV destination.

Nestled along the coast are the city of Brunswick and four barrier islands: St. Simons, Sea, Little St. Simons, and Jekyll. Stop at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, a 19th- century retreat of the wealthy. A ferry ride from St. Mary's transports travelers to Cumberland Island National Seashore. Mossy oak forests, salt marshes, tidal creeks, and wild horses along with miles of tranquil dunes and beaches delight Cumberland's guests.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a vast area that includes historic canals, cypress and longleaf pine forests, marsh, lakes, islands, and prairie grasslands.