Many people just can't get enough of the park during a single day visit. If you are into camping and want to stay over at Red Top you have a few choices. There is a 92 campsite campground, a pioneer campground, and a yurt. Just in case you decide roughing it in the great outdoors – or in your air conditioned RV – is just not what you were looking for in overnight accommodations, you can still stay in a cabin!
The main campground is located behind a gated road just off of Red Top Mountain Road. When you check in for your stay, either at the Visitor's Center or the Lodge office, you will be given the code to get into the gate. You are permitted to have two vehicles at each campsite in addition to your camping vehicle (RV, pop-up, etc.) or your tent. Each campsite has water, electricity, a picnic table, and a fire ring or grille. You can check in after 1 P.M. and no later than 10 PM. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. Pets are allowed provided they are kept on a 6’ leash.
Reservations can be made online from the State of Georgia State Park website. The prices and complete rules for camping can also be found there.
The park's single yurt is found in the main campground. This site is located close to the lake. The yurt is fashioned after a traditional structure used by pastoral Mongolian herders. It consists of a circular wooden frame about 20 feet in diameter with material covering and enclosing the frame. Inside there is a hardwood floor, electricity, furniture, a heater, and a fan (no air conditioning). The bunk mattresses and convertible couches in the yurt can accommodate six people. You will need to bring your own linens or sleeping bags. Outside there is a deck, a picnic table, a fire ring, and a lantern holder. There are no cooking facilities nor are you allowed to cook within the yurt itself. Check-in and check out time is 1 P.M.
Bathrooms and hot showers are found in a number of buildings that are strategically located throughout the campground.
A pioneer campgrounds is available for groups of 25 or more. This is considered a primitive camping accommodation and is suitable for tent camping. There is water available on site and pit toilets for bathrooms.
A view of a Red Top Mountain Campsite
General Camping Information
There is a two night minimum stay required for reservations made for weekends (either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday). During holiday weekends there is a three night minimum.
The campground is open from 7 A.M. until 10 P.M. and there is no late night check in. If you have a reservation and do not make it to the park by 10 P.M., you will be charged for the site and you will not be able to get into the campground. On your day you are leaving you must check out by 1 P.M.
You can make reservations online or by telephone 1-800-864-7275. Your reservation is for a particular type of campsite (RV or tent) but you cannot reserve a specific site. Your campsite will be assigned to you when you check into the park, either at the Visitor's Center or at the Lodge.
One boat trailer is allowed per campsite, provided there is adequate space to park it.
Campsites have a six-person occupancy limit.
All tents must fit on the designated tent pads.