Day Use and Picnic Sites in Western North Carolina
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Visit Habersham County in the North Georgia Mountains

Day Use & Picnic Areas in Habersham County, Georgia
Moccasin Creek State Park Tallulah State Park
Moccasin Creek State Park in the North Georgia Mountains

Known as the park "where spring spends the summer," Moccasin Creek is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of lovely 2,800-acre Lake Burton. Despite its mountain location, the park is relatively flat, offering easy navigation for large RV's, children's bicycles and wheelchairs. A fully accessible fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek open only to physically challenged visitors, senior citizens and children. Tour the adjacent trout rearing station, hike on several nearby mountain trails or simply relax in this peaceful setting. The park's central location makes it a perfect jumping off spot for mountain exploration.

Facilities at Moccasin Creek State Park

32 Acres
54 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites
Boat Dock and Ramp
Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Pier
Picnic Shelter
1-Mile Non-Game Interpretive Trail with Wildlife Observation Tower
2-Mile Hemlock Falls Hiking Trail

Activities at Moccasin Creek State Park

Hiking - Appalachian Trail nearby
Lake Fishing; bass, crappie, bream
Stream Fishing restricted to seniors 65 and older and children 11 and younger
Canoe Rental (seasonal)

Nearby Attractions from Moccasin Creek State Park

Burton Fish Hatchery
Alpine Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
LaPrade's Fish Camp
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Chattahoochee National Forest
Burton Wildlife Management Area
Chattooga River
Southern Highlands Trail

Park Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Directions: 20 miles north of Clarkesville on GA Hwy. 197 or 15 miles west of Clayton via GA Hwy. 76 and GA Hwy. 197.


for more information:
Moccasin Creek State Park
3655 Highway 197
Clarkesville, GA  30523

Tallulah Gorge State Park in the North Georgia Mountains

One of the most spectacular gorges in the eastern U.S., the chasm is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. The park's breathtaking views and the town's rich history make this area a favorite stopping point along U.S. Hwy. 441; the main route between Atlanta and the Great Smoky Mountains. The park's interpretive center features an award-winning film that takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge. Tallulah Gorge State Park takes an aggressive position toward visitor safety and protection of natural resources.

Due to the rugged terrain and fragile plant and animal life, visitors must obtain a free permit (limit 100 per day) from the visitor center before hiking into the gorge. This state park was created through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Power Company.

Facilities at Tallulah Gorge State Park

2,710 Acres
50 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites
Primitive Camping
Gorge Overlooks
63-Acre Lake with Beach
2 Picnic Shelters
Tennis Courts

Activities at Tallulah Gorge State Park

Whitewater Paddling; first 2 April weekends and first 3 November weekends
Hiking and Mountain Biking and more than 20 miles of trails
Bicycling & 1.7-mile paved "Rails to Trails" path

Tallulah Gorge State Park Nearby Attractions

Alpine Village of Helen
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Chattooga River (whitewater rafting)
Moccasin Creek State Park
Traveler's Rest State Historic Site
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Chattahoochee National Forest
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Georgia Power
Southern Highlands Trail

Park Hours: 8 a.m. - Dark. Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Directions: on U.S. Hwy. 441 within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Ga.


for more information:
Tallulah Gorge State Park
P.o. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA  30573


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