Camp with your pup on top of rolling hills at Black Rock Mountain State Park in Georgia. The park's claim to fame is that it sits higher than any other Georgia State Park, as it's nestled way up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Black Rock Mountain is close to many of Georgia's natural wonders, making it a favorite spot for many travelers.
Bring your own camping shelter or rent one of the cute cottages on-site, though you have to make sure you request a canine-friendly cabin at reservation. Having your pooch in the cabin with you will also cost you an extra $50, but pups in the campground stay for free! RVs, tents, and trailers are all welcome in the camping area -- which boasts beautiful rhododendrons, by the way, but be aware that the roads are quite steep. If your rig makes it in, there are cable hookups and a dump station in the park. Walk-ins are available here and there are five primitive-style campsites located deeper in the bush for the hardcore explorer.
There's plenty to keep you and your fur-baby busy, with 11 miles of hiking trails in the park itself. Geocaching is also a big hit here, so venture into the woods to participate in a worldwide treasure hunt -- just be sure to leave a token if you take one out of the cache! Kids can burn off some steam at the playground, located in the cottage section of the grounds. Anglers can cast a line out into the lake and multiple historic sites are just a short drive away.
The park asks that you keep Fido on a leash no longer than 6 feet and that you never leave them unattended. Any dog that is causing issues in the park will be asked to leave, so tell your pooch to stay on their best behavior! As always, please bring poop bags along to make doggy cleanup a quick and easy event, and be sure to keep your pupper from entering any buildings or going in the swimming areas. Some of the trails do not allow our furry friends, either, so check before you head out.
For a getaway in the Georgia mountains, be sure to check out Black Rock Mountain State Park!