If you’re dead set on finding a fur-friendly campground in a bucolic Georgia location, you might want to consider camping at James H "Sloppy" Floyd State Park! Depending on where you choose to stay, you might not need to give up too many mod-cons. Premium sites feature electricity and water hookups, all spots have access to showers and laundry facilities, and the nearby playground is sure to keep non-furry kids entertained.
If you want to save a little cash or fancy a truly rustic experience, you can pitch your tent at one of the park’s backcountry sites. Or for a little more luxury, there are three quaint cottages available, one of which is pet-friendly. However, the comfort is going to cost you (and your pooch) -- cottages require a $45 pet fee.
The surrounding sights aren’t too bad, either! The campsites are shaded by stately, mature trees, and they’re well spaced out, too, making this an ideal choice for pups and people looking for a little solitude. James H "Sloppy" Floyd State Park has a $5 per day parking fee, and sites start at $15.
You might be a little curious about the name. James H "Sloppy" Floyd was a Georgia state legislator who served from 1953 to 1974. As a high school football player, he was exceptionally thin, and his too-big jersey kept flopping around during play. One of his coaches gave him the nickname, and it stuck. Endearingly, James H "Sloppy" Floyd is actually the official name of the park.
Some of the areas in the park are restricted. Pups aren’t allowed in swimming areas around the pond or at any historic sites. That being said, you and your buddy certainly won’t be bored during your stay! The park offers plenty of op-paw-tunities for hound-dog hikers. Laid-back lapdogs might enjoy a stroll on the short loop trails around the lake, while serious hiking enthusiasts will be excited to know that there’s a trailhead for the furrific, 60-mile long Pinhoti Trail is just a bone’s throw away. The lake is well-stocked with catfish, providing lots to do for keen anglers. Just want to kick back and relax? Try birdspotting or wildlife watching from one of the many swing seats.
WiFi isn’t available at the park, but all cellular networks should receive at least some coverage. Fires are permitted, and there’s drinking water available on-site. One further note -- the campground has some breed restrictions, so be sure to call ahead to make sure your best friend is welcome. Remember to bring waste bags for your doggo, and have a grrr-eat time!