With a tranquil campground on the shores of a peaceful lake, Reed Bingham State Park is a grrr-eat spot for a pet-friendly camping vacation. Located five miles east of Ellenton in southern Georgia, this 1,613-acre park offers a relaxing place to escape the daily grind and enjoy a host of outdoor recreational activities.
The centerpiece of the park is the 375-acre lake, which is hugely popular with boaters and anglers. You might like to fish for bass, crappie, catfish, and bream, try your hand at water-skiing, or even go paddling in a kayak or canoe. Or if you'd rather just sit back and take it all in, the beachside pavilion and picnic shelters are the perfect spot to relax beside the water.
The park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including gopher tortoises, yellow-bellied sliders, and nesting bald eagles. You might even see an American alligator catching some sunshine along the lake’s edge, and if you visit in winter, you'll see hundreds of black vultures and turkey vultures calling this area home.
A $5 entry fee will get you into Reed Bingham State Park, but if you're staying the night, camping fees vary depending on the type of site you select.
The campground features 46 tent, trailer, and RV campsites, all of which are pet-friendly. There's also one pioneer campground and one paddle-in island campsite that sleeps 30 people.
If you're camping with your dog in Reed Bingham State Park, take special care to make sure you abide by all park rules and regulations. Make sure you stick to those areas designated dog-friendly and that your pet is always leashed and well-behaved. As always, don't forget to clean up after your dog and dispose of their waste responsibly.
Reed Bingham State Park is a pretty destination where you and your dog can enjoy the quintessential Georgia camping experience. If you ever get the chance to stay a night or more here, make sure you grab it with both paws.