Found just an hour's drive outside of Atlanta, Duckett Hill gives visitors the perfect blend of forest hiking and lakeside splashing. Hybrid cycling/hiking trails are open for dog walking, as are most parts of the lakefront.
Speaking of the lakefront, over 700 miles of shoreline are offered up on the nearby Lake Sidney Rainer, making Duckett Mill a great spot for boating or kayaking. The campground provides a boat launching area just outside of the main gates that's complimentary to campers, although dog owners will have to keep their canine clear of these spots unless they're coming aboard for a ride. Make sure you've checked your boat's registration before your stay, as the state of Georgia regularly checks water traffic.
Swimming is also offered on Lake Sidney Lanier, on a beach just to the north of the boat launch. These areas are regularly staffed, so feel free to get your toes wet without concern. Fido will, unfortunately, have to sit out any swim parties you might have, as public waters are off-limits to dogs.
Overnight guests can choose between modern, electrified campsites or primitive, tent-only areas. Be warned; the electrified areas cost an additional $6 per evening. There's also a $10 per evening surcharge per night if you're looking to stay on the weekend, so make sure you factor this into your cost estimations. Coin-operated laundry and showers are centrally located, as well as a children's playground. Friendly dogs are more than welcome in Duckett Mill. Guests who've chosen to bring a canine along for the trip should keep them on a leash at all times during their stay.
This lakeside campground is pawpular, especially in the summer, so be sure to reserve your site ahead of time to avoid disappointment! Note that Duckett Mill Campground takes a zero tolerance stance on alcohol, so be sure to avoid bringing any onto the grounds.