Summer in Georgia may be brutal, but cooler weather is right around the corner. When the heat starts to chill out, that's when prime outdoor adventure time starts. You can enjoy the fall foliage and the weather at James H. Floyd State Park in Georgia that not only has a spring hike waiting for you to discover it, but also affordable camping so you can escape the hustle and bustle for a weekend without breaking the bank.
James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park in Summerville, Georgia is a bit of an off the beaten path spot that some might not have known about. And there's something for every type of adventurer to enjoy.
Campers can pitch a tent here year-round, so you can really soak up those nature views no matter the season. For a standard camping site, it'll only run you $15 a night.
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These spots are hike-in only, which means you'll park in the parking lot and hike to your site. It'll kind of feel like you're on a backpacking journey through the Appalachian.
The hike is only half a mile; not enough to completely wear you out, but just long enough for a little workout.
During the day, you're really going to want to gear up to check out all the hiking trails here. There are five miles of trails that wind throughout lush sights on the entire property.
At the end of the trail, before you turn around, you'll make it to the above-ground cave. A blue crystal spring and a trickling waterfall will mesmerize you — you can even walk behind it on the boardwalk to get a better, up-close view.
When you're done exploring all the trails the park has to offer, you can rent a kayak, a canoe, or a pedal boat to adventure around the two lakes that are fully stocked with fish waiting to be reeled in.
James H Floyd State Park just might be the perfect weekend adventure. Road trip, anyone?
James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park
Price: $15+ to camp, site selection depending.
Address: 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd., Summerville, GA
Why You Need To Go: Whether you're looking to camp under the Georgia stars or hike hidden trails, this park is the one for you.
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