2020 Georgia Code
Title 32 - Highways, Bridges, and Ferries
Chapter 6 - Regulation of Maintenance and Use of Public Roads Generally
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 32-6-6. Camping on Roadways; Penalty

Universal Citation: GA Code § 32-6-6 (2020)
  1. For purposes of this Code section, the term "camping" means temporary habitation outdoors as evidenced by one or more of the following actions: the erection or use of tents or other shelters; the laying down of sleeping bags, blankets, or other materials used for bedding; the placing or storing of personal belongings; the making of a fire; or the act of cooking.
  2. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly use any portion of road on the state highway system or any property owned by the department for camping.
  3. Nothing in this Code section shall prohibit the normal, customary, and temporary use of safety rest areas, welcome centers, tourist centers, and other property of the department or state highway system specifically designated for purposes of resting, sleeping, eating, or other similar activities by persons traveling by vehicle.
  4. This Code section shall not apply to state or local government officials or employees acting in their official capacity and while performing activities as part of their official duties and shall not apply to any employee of a contractor or subcontractor performing duties under a contract with the department.
  5. Any person convicted of violating this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Code 1981, §32-6-6, enacted by Ga. L. 2018, p. 372, § 5/SB 445.)

Cross references.

- Information for traveling public, § 32-2-4.


Fingerprinting not required.

- Offenses arising from a violation of O.C.G.A. § 32-6-6 do not, at this time, appear to be offenses for which fingerprinting is required. 2018 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 18-3.


Cross references.

- Powers and duties of state fire marshal with regard to sale and storage of liquified petroleum gas, § 10-1-260 et seq.

Authority of Commissioner of Agriculture to stop and inspect commercial vehicles pursuant to enforcement of weights and measures law, § 10-2-6.

Required equipment for motor vehicles generally, T. 40, C. 8.

Georgia Forest Product Trucking Rules, § 46-1-1.

Administrative Rules and Regulations.

- Permits for vehicles or loads of excess weight or dimension, Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, State Department of Transportation, Chapter 672-2.

Public school bus inspection, Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Department of Public Safety, Chapter 570-31.

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