Hamburg State Park just outside Mitchell, GA boasts entertainment for hound-dog history buffs and outdoorsy pooches alike, and best of all, their campground welcomes wagging tails with open arms! You won’t need to sacrifice too many of your creature comforts, either -- the campground has showers, 30 and 50 amp electricity hookups, laundry service, and a camp store, though sewer and water hookups aren’t available.
Not only that, but the sites are in a seriously pretty spot! The campground sits on the side of the serene Hamburg Lake, and tall trees are dotted around camp. Not all sites are shaded, though, so plan accordingly! Hamburg State Park is pretty paw-pular during the peak season, so be sure to book early to ensure your spot. There's a $5 entrance fee to the park, and sites start at $28.
The campground may have all the mod cons you really need, but the park itself is steeped in history -- a monument to Georgia’s agricultural past. Your pup won’t be allowed in the museum, of course, but you two can still have a sniff around the old grist mill!
If the history of turn-of-the-century Southern farming practices isn’t quite your speed, don’t worry; the park provides plenty of op-paw-tunities for outdoor recreation. Keen anglers might be glad to know that Hamburg Lake is well stocked with bass, crappie, and bream, and the little Ogeechee River provides further fuel for fishing. You can cook your catch on one of the grills provided with each site.
While Hamburg State Park doesn’t boast many challenges for serious four-pawed hikers, there are a couple of trails for you to check out! The Red Trail is nice for a sedate stroll, and it features lovely views of the river and the grist mill.
WiFi isn’t available at Hamburg State Park, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. Fires are permitted, and drinking water is available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your furry friend, and have a pawesome time!