Adulting can get tough, meaning the harder you work, the more deserving you are of a complete break from society. Take a weekend to disconnect from the real world by camping at one of Georgia's underrated parks to completely recharge for the work week ahead. Chehaw Park in Albany, Georgia, is the ultimate camp getaway.
With a mix of conserved land and a wild animal park, there's something for everyone to do within this 700-acre stretch of wilderness. Camping overnight is a must, so you can properly experience all the park has to offer.
You have the option of bringing in an RV, your own tent, or renting one of the cabins on site. There are electric hookups available at each site, along with water, a grill, and a picnic table. Dump sites and showers can also be used. Access to the campgrounds is going to cost you, but it'll be $3.50 well spent to even get a glimpse of the park.
Depending on if you want to sleep with A/C or not, you can pitch your tent for $15 per day, or rent a tiny cabin for $35 per day. If you're looking for a more lavish setup, deluxe cabins are $75 per day.
After you set-up, you'll definitely want to take a walk over to the wild animal park, where some of the world's endangered species are freely roaming. Weekends are full of special programs, where you can get the chance to feed rhinos, alligators, meerkats, bats, and more.
You can be a part of feedings, catch a ride on the safari, and cozy up to some cuties at the petting zoo all for the super low cost of $8.80.
Despite losing accreditation, the park stated they received high marks for their high level of animal care in an official press release. They've partnered with several conservation funds to promote awareness and population growth among endangered species.
Following your morning spent at the wildlife park, explore the hiking trails and relax by the catfish pond. Fishing is available with a maximum of five fish per person. If fishing isn't your forte, you can even bring a kayak and take a dip in the creek.
The site is pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend to soak in this experience with you. Access to the boat dock, picnic grounds, nature trails, disc golf course, and BMX track are all included in the price of accessing the campground.
Reserve a camping space for the weekend retreat you need at 229-430-5275.
Price: $12.30 for entrance fees + $35 and up for cabin rentals
Address: 105 Chehaw Park Rd, Albany, GA 31701
Why you need to go: This place has the most incredible scenery and opportunities for excursions at a super low price. Plus, you'll have the chance to see endangered animals you've only seen on T.V. and support their conservation.