RV and Camping Guide to Dillard, Mountain City and Tallulah Falls in Rabun County, North Georgia Mountains
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RV, Campsites and Camping
Clayton, Dillard, Mountain City and Tallulah Falls in Rabun County in the
North Georgia Mountains

Visit Clayton • Dillard • Mountain City • Tallulah Falls

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and Chattahoochee National Forest Service


Rabun Beach Campground

Activity Overview: Overlooking beautiful Lake Rabun and the north Georgia mountains, this recreation area offers camping, hiking, swimming, boating and fishing. Eighty tent and trailer campsites are available, some with electrical and water hookups. Pear Tree Hill group camping area requires reservations.

Other Opportunities: Hikers can enjoy the 1.3-mile Rabun Beach Trail, which ends at Angel Falls. The swim area has two picnic tables, a roped-off area for swimmers, and restrooms. A boat launch area is near the swimming area. Lake Rabun is home to bass, bream, perch, trout and catfish. Check State regulations before you fish. Clayton and Tallulah Falls are interesting towns to visit. The Tallulah Gorge Overlook offers spectacular views of the Tallulah River and the surrounding mountains.

Directions: Take U.S. 441/23 south from Clayton for 7 miles; turn right (west) on unnumbered county road for 0.1 mile; turn left (south) on Georgia 15 for 2 miles; turn right on County Road 10 for 5 miles.

Site Amenities: A gravel road leads through the recreation area. Tent sites have a grill, picnic table and tent pad. Hot showers and drinking water are also available.

Requirements: A fee is required. The area opens mid-May and closes mid-November. Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

Recommended Seasons: Spring thru Fall


Sandy Bottom Campground

Activity Overview: Rugged mountain scenery and the Tallulah River plunging by make this a beautiful place to camp, fish or hike. The area offers 12 camp sites with picnic tables, grills and tent pads.

Other Opportunities: The Tallulah River offers good trout fishing. Hiking through nearby Coleman River Scenic Area is popular. The Coleman River Trail parallels the river for 1 mile through stands of large old-growth timber.

Directions: Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on unnumbered paved county road for 4 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 5 miles.

Site Amenities: Good, hard-surface roads until you reach Forest Service Road 70; expect a narrow, gravel road that is crooked and steep in parts.
Each of the 12 campsites are equipped with a tent pad, picnic table and grill. Drinking water is also available at this area.

Requirements: There is a designated fee area; there is a fee for campsites per day for all sites. The area is open from late March until the end of October.

Recommended Seasons: Spring thru Fall


Tallulah River Campground

Activity Overview: Rugged mountain scenery and the Tallulah River plunging by make this a beautiful place to camp, fish or hike. The area offers 17 camp sites with picnic tables, grills and tent pads.

Other Opportunities: The Tallulah and Coleman Rivers offer good trout fishing for anglers. Hiking through nearby Coleman River Scenic Area is popular. The Coleman River Trail parallels the river for 1 mile through stands of large old-growth timber. Clayton, Tallulah Falls and Hiawassee are interesting towns to visit. The Southern Nantahala Wilderness, Chattooga Wild and Scenic River and the Appalachian Trail are nearby.

Directions: Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on unnumbered paved county road for 4 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 1 mile.

Site Amenities: Good, hard-surface roads until you reach Forest Service Road 70; expect narrow gravel road that is crooked and steep in parts. Restrooms are accessible to people with disabilities. Each of the 17 campsites are equipped with a tent pad, picnic table and grill. Drinking water is also available at this area.

Requirements: A fee is required. Area is open from late March until the end of October

Recommended Seasons: Spring thru Fall


Tate Branch Campground

Activity Overview: Located at the junction of the Tallulah River and Tate Branch, this recreation area offers camping and fishing. This remote area offers 19 camp sites with tent pads, picnic tables and grills.

Other Opportunities: Trout fishing is good along the Tallulah River and Tate Branch. Check State fishing regulations before fishing. Hiking through nearby Coleman River Scenic Area is popular. The Coleman River Trail parallels the river for 1 mile through stands of large old-growth timber. Clayton, Tallulah Falls and Hiawassee are interesting towns to visit. The Southern Nantahala Wilderness, Chattooga Wild and Scenic River and the Appalachian Trail are nearby.

Directions: Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on unnumbered paved county road for 4 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 4 miles.

Site Amenities: Good, hard-surface roads until you reach Forest Service Road 70; expect narrow gravel road that is crooked and steep in parts. Each of the 19 campsites are equipped with a tent pad, picnic table and grill. Drinking water is also available at this area.

Requirements: A fee is required. Area is open yearlong.

Recommended Seasons: Year long

Wildcat Creek

Activity Overview:  Wildcat Creek was part of the Lake Burton Wildlife Management Area of the Chattahoochee National Forest, it offers year round stream fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Sliding Rock is a swimming hole on Wildcat Creek, with a small waterfall coming over a flat rock creating a natural water slide.

The two camping areas on Wildcat Creek, separated by a mile of road, have 16 attractive wooded campsites with large boulders. There are no showers and you must bring your drinking water, there are bathrooms. Just up the road from Wildcat camping areas is the Appalachian Trail. It's a short mile up to Addis Gap on the AT and the Tray Mountain Wilderness.

Other Opportunities:Lake Burton is nearby and provides other watery recreation. Just down the road is Moccasin Creek State Park with marked trails for hiking and biking that connects to the more remote trails around Wildcat, you can get a map from the Forest Service.

Directions:  From Atlanta, take I-985 north and US 23 to GA 197 near Cornelia. Turn left onto GA 197 and follow it to Clarkesville. From Clarkesville, stay on GA 197 and follow it 22 miles to Forest Road 26. Turn left up a steep hill to access FR 26 and follow it 3 miles to Wildcat Camping Area #1 and 4 miles Wildcat Camping Area #2.

Requirements: Applicable fees for camping, no reservation necessary.

Recommended Seasons: Year long


Willis Knob Campground

Activity Overview: Located in the north Georgia mountains and far from civilization, this area offers camping for horseback riders, riding and hiking trails, and fishing in the nearby Chattooga River. This horse camp provides two camping loops with eight camp sites and a total of 20 horse stalls.

Other Opportunities: Hiking and horseback riding along the 12.5-mile Rocky Gap Trail and the 15-mile Willis Knob Trail is popular among visitors. Trails nearby open to hiking only are the 10.7-mile Chattooga River Trail and the 37-mile Bartram Trail. Fishing along the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River and in Warwoman Creek is also popular. Check State regulations before fishing. Clayton, Tallulah Falls, Dillard, and Mountain City are nearby. Also nearby are Warwoman Dell Picnic Area, Lake Rabun and the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, the Southern Nantahala Wilderness, Ellicott Rock Wilderness and the Appalachian Trail. Closest recreation area with camping is Rabun Beach. Located on the South Carolina side of the Chattooga River is the Whetstone Base Camp.

Directions: From Clayton, go east on Warwoman Road for 11.6 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 157, camping area is about 2 miles on the left.

Site Amenities: Warwoman Road is paved, but Forest Road 157 and campground loops are gravel. The lower loop offers one double-unit site and three single-unit sites; the upper loop has one double-unit site and one single-unit site. There are also toilet facilities, drinking water, group campfire areas, and a spring-fed watering trough.

Campsites are equipped with a cooking grill, picnic table and lantern post. Restrooms are accessible to people with disabilities and you can expect a moderate level of accessibility at the other facilities at the site.

Requirements: Reservations are required and applicable fees must be received at least 10 days in advance.

Recommended Seasons: Year long

for more information
USDA Forest Service
Tallulah Ranger District
706-782-3320

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