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Old 01-19-2018, 09:48 AM
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Hey guys. Anyone know a place within about 6ish hours of Atlanta where you can legally camp on an island? I'm not talking about big islands like Jekyll or Cumberland, I mean one where we put the gear in a canoe and paddle to it. I know Allatoona has a couple of islands but they all have signs saying No Camping. Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-19-2018, 10:38 AM
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I used to camp on the islands on The savannah river lakes.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:47 PM
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I kayaked to little Tybee from the south tip of Tybee

If you plan it right you can ride tides both ways and hardly have to work the paddle.

Go to the kayak forum and search little Tybee camping
Two or three threads will show up with pics and video
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:49 PM
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Also, in the altamaha river there are some islands.

But you will need two vehicles to get that accomplished. You will not paddle up river on the altamaha

Look just up from plant hatch in appling county. There is a huge island inside a big oxbow that is on a WMA
The right down from plant hatch is a smaller Sandy island in the middle
But those type islands are everywhere on Rivers I suppose
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Also, in the altamaha river there are some islands.

But you will need two vehicles to get that accomplished. You will not paddle up river on the altamaha

Look just up from plant hatch in appling county. There is a huge island inside a big oxbow that is on a WMA
The right down from plant hatch is a smaller Sandy island in the middle
But those type islands are everywhere on Rivers I suppose
TNT, it's been a very long time, but at seaboard wasn't there an island or two downstream where you might be able to paddle upstream with an incoming tide? It was when houseboats were there is how long ago I'm talking about. But to "jbpriest", Rood Creek on Lake Eufaula is the nicest primitive camp ground I have ever been to
and ideal for kayaks. It's big, not like primitive campgrounds in most parks. It's a easy trip from Atlanta.
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TNT, it's been a very long time, but at seaboard wasn't there an island or two downstream where you might be able to paddle upstream with an incoming tide? It was when houseboats were there is how long ago I'm talking about. But to "jbpriest", Rood Creek on Lake Eufaula is the nicest primitive camp ground I have ever been to
and ideal for kayaks. It's big, not like primitive campgrounds in most parks. It's a easy trip from Atlanta.
Indeed I hear of this happening. I don't know the area at all though.
Up in the river away from the coast? No dice.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:18 PM
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Hartwell

you can put in at Hartwell Marina, head south under the I85 bridge and straight in front of you is an island about 3 acres in size about 1/2 mile out.

We took a group of boys from our church group there once to camp. We had a great time. The north shore is sandy and a gentle slope so the kids had a great area to swim without a lot of danger.
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Don't forget about Lake G'ville in NE Alabama. We just camped out there this past weekend and did some duck hunting. Big water and plenty of space on the islands. Just make sure you check the map that the island you go to is TVA owned. Some of those islands are privately owned believe it or not.
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Daws Island in South Carolina. Maybe some of the undeveloped islands of the Georgia coast, Sapelo or Cumberland?

http://www.scwildlife.com/articles/m...awsisland.html
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Percy Priest lake 6 miles from Nashville TN has some nice islands where you can camp. Most are a easy paddle from a nearby lauching ramp. Some have bluffs for diving, some have sandy beach areas, some both. A few even have old roadbeds left when the lake was impounded. The fishing is excellent. Google Earth will help you with size and location.
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Lake Hartwell has several islands on it and u can camp on all that I know of, now I don't know if they as big as jekyll
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Broad River is nice to canoe down, don't know about camping on it, there is camp grounds in places going down it
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There is a state park with a pioneer camp on a island, I believe it's in middle ga
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Need a houseboat like my daughter has
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Contact the Wildwood Outfitter, they might be able to help:
http://www.helenga.org/attraction/wildwood-outfitters
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