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CAMPGROUND NAME: Andrews Cove

VISIT DATE: 05/10/1997

UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017

STATE: Georgia

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Helen

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Helen, GA, take State Rt. 17/75 north for 6 miles to
campground sign.  Turn right into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,820 ft.

The sites are located along Andrews Creek, nestled among mature 
hardwoods along a mountain-side.  The campground is picturesque, 
but not particularly RV friendly - narrow interior access road.

The German alpine-designed village of Helen is a neat place to 
visit, walk around, shop and eat.  The town was a classic example 
of a failing "Small-Town USA."  In the early 1970s, some town 
business people got together and came up with the idea of 
redeveloping Helen as a Bavarian village.  It was accomplished 
with surprising authenticity.

A scenic auto tour is suggested.  At the campground, continue north 
on State Rt. 75 for 2 or 3 miles to the Chattahoochee River sign.  
Turn left at sign onto River Road 44 and enter the Mark Trail 
Wilderness Area.  Follow this road past the Upper Chattahoochee 
River campground all the way down to Helen.  The road is gravel 
and meanders through the forest along the Chattahoochee River.  
Take a picnic lunch and a camera and enjoy.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open March 22 through October 31

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $12 per day - single
$17 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 5
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 5
   
   Total Sites: 10

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 10
No. Grilles on Sites: 10
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 42'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  There is no RV turn-around 
for sites 5,6 and 7.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No

Comments:
Water spigot is hand pump.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS - None

Comments:
Wading is possible in Andrews Creek

HIKING
Andrews Cove Trail (connects to Appalachian Trail) - 2 miles

FISHING   
Native Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cooper Creek VISIT DATE: 05/09/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Blue Ridge NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Morganton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Morganton, GA, take State Rt. 60 south for 15.6 miles to the Coopers Creek Recreation Area sign (Coopers Creek Rd.). Bear left onto Coopers Creek Rd. and go 6.5 miles to Coopers Creek Scenic Area sign (Forest Rt. 236). Turn right onto Rt. 236 and go 0.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,040 ft. The campground is located adjacent to Coopers Creek. It is near the Coopers Creek Scenic Area which is abundant with wildlife and viewing opportunities. There are two spurs, one along the creek and one above on a hillside across from Forest Rt. 236. The campground consists of a rugged beauty, providing a taste of wilderness camping without the hassle. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services may be limited during winter; check with ranger district office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day - single $16 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 50' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Millshoals Trail Cooper Creek Trail - 0.75 miles Duncan Ridge Rd. Trail - 1.5 miles FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout - March through Labor Day.

CAMPGROUND NAME: DeSoto Falls VISIT DATE: 05/11/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Blue Ridge NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cleveland RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cleveland, GA, take US Rt. 129 north for 15.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: In ten miles, at Turners Corner, US Rt. 19 intersects with US Rt. 129. The route from Turners Corner to the campground then becomes US Rt. 19/129. If accessing campground from opposite direction via Blairsville, GA, turn into campground is 300 degrees. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,820 ft. There is an upper and lower loop. Some sites are adjacent to rhododendron-lined creek. Upper loop has a "tear-drop" interior road making it very difficult to go around loop twice with RV. Most tent (only) sites are located in the upper loop. Two day trips from campground are worth exploring. The first is the nearby DeSoto Falls. Three cascading waterfalls are within easy walking distance from the parking area. The second is Neels Gap located about 4 miles north on on US Rt. 19/129. Here, one can access the Appalachian Trail and visit an outfitter store which was built in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services may be limited during winter; check with ranger district office. MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day NOTE: Fee may be reduced during winter; check with ranger district office. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 23 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 15' X 55' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Outdoor showers. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in creek HIKING DeSoto Falls Trail Upper Falls - 0.75 miles Lower Falls - 0.25 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dockery Lake VISIT DATE: 05/07/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Blue Ridge NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dahlonega RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Dahlonega, GA, take State Rt. 60 north for 10.8 miles to Dockery Lake Recreation Area sign (Dockery Lake Rd.). Turn right onto Dockery Lake Rd. and go 1 mile to campground entrance. Note: Dockery Lake Rd. is a gravel, single lane road with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,080 ft. Campground is picturesque and adjacent to Dockery Lake in mature hardwood and pine. Rhododendron are also abundant. Some sites overlook the lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 17 through November 13. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 50' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 1 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Dockery Lake is 3 acres. HIKING Lakeshore Trail - 0.5 miles Dockery Lake Trail - 3.5 miles connector to Appalachian Trail - 3 miles Miller Gap - 3 miles FISHING Stocked with Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Conasauga VISIT DATE: 05/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Conasauga NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Eton, GA, take CCC Camp Rd. east 10.5 miles to Lake Conasauga sign (Forest Rt. 68). Bear left onto Rt. 68 and go 2.5 miles to another Lake Conasauga sign. Bear left and go 3.5 miles to still another Lake Conasauga sign (also a yield sign). Turn left and go 4.4 miles to campground. NOTE: Most of the 20 plus miles from Eton to the campground are gravel and dirt. Areas of the roads are steep (about 2,000 foot ascent from Eton) with several switchback turns. Washboards and pot holes are frequently encountered. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,980 ft. The campground, opened in 1940, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It is comprised of two loops among tall, old hardwoods and pines. The word "Conasauga," is the Cherokee word for grass. Some sites in Loop A are adjacent to Lake Conasauga, the highest lake in Georgia. The Songbird Management Area is next to campground. There are about 125 species of birds identified in this Management Area. Nearest gas station is 20 miles from campground. Although rare, Black Bears have been spotted in or near the campground; practice safe food storage techniques. In spite of the access problems, campground is outstanding for a rustic and primitive experience. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Mid April through late October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 33' Comments: Parking aprons are grass, dirt and gravel. For a fee, RVs can dump at Ft. Mountain State Park, almost 20 miles south of campground on State Rt. 52. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Comments: Wheelchair friendly bathhouse located in Loop B. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Conasauga is 19 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. Beach is grassy and there is a swimming dock. HIKING Lake Trail - 1.2 miles Tower Trail - 2 miles Songbird Trail (interpretive loop) - 1.5 miles Windy Gap Cycle Trail (mountain bike) - 5 miles Tibbs ORV Trail (ATV) - 5 miles FISHING Largemouth Bass, panfish and catfish NOTE: Fishing license required and see posted regulations throughout area.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Russell VISIT DATE: 05/12/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mt. Airy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mt. Airy, GA, take Lake Russell Rd. (off U.S. Rt. 123) south for 3.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. The campground consists of two loops along Lake Russell. Many spacious sites overlook the lake. A public phone is located at day-use fee booth. Horseshoe pits are available. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 3 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - single $16 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 11' X 64' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 6 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Russell is 100 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Lake Russell Loop Trail - 4.6 miles Sourwood Trail - 2.7 miles Rhododendron Trail - 1.5 miles Lady Slipper Trail (multi-use) - 6.2 miles FISHING Bass, Crappie and Bream

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Winfield Scott VISIT DATE: 05/07/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Blue Ridge NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Blairsville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Blairsville, GA, take US Rt 19/129 south 4.9 miles to Lake Winfield Scott sign (State Rt. 180 - Wolf Pen Gap Rd.). Turn right onto State Rt. 180 and go 6.8 miles to Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The campground is comprised of two loops, one of which is adjacent to Lake Winfield Scott. It was originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. There is abundance of dogwood and rhododendrons. Rhododendrons are especially prolific along creek where some walk-in tent sites are located. Interpretive programs offered on weekends. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: North Loop - open year round with limited service during winter South Loop - open April 15 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single Additional $12 surcharge for electric hook-up $36 per day - double NOTE: Fees may be reduced during winter; check with ranger district office. NOTE: No discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 31 No. Grilles on Sites: 31 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 48' Comments: Some parking aprons are paved, some are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 1 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Winfield Scott is 18 acres. Beach is grass and sand. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Jarrard Gap - 1.2 miles Slaughter Gap - 2.7 miles Winfield Scott Shore Trail (part is paved) - 1 mile FISHING Bream, Crappie, Catfish and stocked Rainbow Trout. There is wheelchair friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Low Gap Creek VISIT DATE: 04/04/2000 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Helen RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Helen, GA, take State Rt. 17/75 north 0.8 miles to State Rt. 75 Alt. Turn left onto Rt. 75 Alt and then turn right almost immediately onto Poplar Stump Rd. Go 4.3 miles to campground. NOTE: Poplar Stump Rd. changes to gravel in 1.6 miles and becomes River Rd. (Forest Rt. 44) in 2.2 miles. At this point, the road continues as gravel and becomes single-lane, rough and winding. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. The campground, located adjacent to Low Gap Creek, is comprised of White pine, rhododendron and Mountain Laurel. The creek bisects the campground - accessing sites 8 through 13 requires fording the creek and driving over a low water bridge. The campground is a favorite location for anglers fishing the Low Gap Creek. Each campsite has a lantern post. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 22 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The vault is a chemical flush toilet. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow (stocked), Brown and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Morganton Point VISIT DATE: 05/09/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Blue Ridge NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Morganton RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Morganton, GA, take Lake Rd. (at Morganton Recreation Area sign) west for 0.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. Some campsites are located adjacent to Lake Blue Ridge. Rock collectors can find minerals including staurolite in the nearby hills. There are two loops and some walk-in tent sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day for single. $20 per day for single with water hookups $27 per day for single with water and electric hookups $30 per day for single with full hookups $40 per day for double with water hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 14 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 28 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 1 No. Water and Electric Only: 2 No. Water Only: 8 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13' X 59' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers are located on the upper loop. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Blue Ridge is 3,290 acres. HIKING - No FISHING White, Small mouth and Largemouth Bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mulky VISIT DATE: 05/09/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Blue Ridge NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Morganton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Morganton, GA, take State Rt. 60 south for 15.6 miles to Cooper Creek Recreation Area sign (Cooper Creek Rd.). Bear left onto Cooper Creek Rd. and go 6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,000 ft. The campground is adjacent to Cooper Creek. Some sites are next to the creek, which is known for good trout fishing. The campground is abundant with rhododendrons. Its rustic beauty provides a taste of wilderness camping. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Limited service provided during winter; check with ranger district office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 55' Comments: Parking aprons gravel and dirt. No RV turn-around space for sites 1 through 7. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pocket VISIT DATE: 05/06/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Conasauga NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Villanow RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Villanow, GA, take State Rt. 136 for 0.3 miles to Pocket Rd. Turn right onto Pocket Rd. and go 7 miles to Pocket campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 ft. The campground is on the site of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 3435, Camp F-16. The CCC camp was active from 1938 to 1942. Several cement foundations remain. The adjacent picnic area contains a developed wading area on John's Creek. The campground is located among hardwoods with some sites adjacent to John's Creek. Camping sites are well separated and spacious. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 40' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in John's Creek HIKING Pocket Loop Trail - 2.5 miles Pocket Nature Trail - 0.5 miles FISHING There is trout fishing one-half mile down John's Creek, beyond campground. Also, the nearby Lake Marvin, owned by the Girl Scouts, accepts donations to fish there.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rabun Beach VISIT DATE: 05/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clarkesville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clarkesville, GA, take State Rt. 197 north 16 miles to Rabun Beach Recreation Area sign (Burton Dam Rd.). Turn right onto Burton Dam Rd. and go 8.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 1,880 ft. The campground is situated near Lake Rabun and was a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp from 1933 to 1942. There are two loops - Camping Area 1 and 2. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Open 19 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - no electric & water hookups $25 per day - electric and water hookups NOTE: No discount on $9 electric surcharge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 77 Total Sites: 80 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 80 No. Grilles on Sites: 80 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 26 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 70' Comments: Parking aprons are grass and gravel. Access to sites 41 through 43 and 60 through 65 (road marked dead end) not suitable for RV. Suggest walking in before committing RV. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Camping Area 2 has the only showers. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 5 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Rabun is 835 acres. Beach is sandy and is closest to Camping Area 1. HIKING Angel Falls - 1.6 miles Panther Falls - 0.5 miles FISHING Northern Pike, Musky, Bass and Trout. There is wheelchair friendly fishing pier at the boat ramp.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sandy Bottom VISIT DATE: 05/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 6.7 miles to Tallulah River Campgrounds sign (Persimmon Rd.). Turn right onto Persimmon Rd. and go 4.2 miles to campground sign (Tallulah River Rd.). Turn left onto Tallulah River Rd. and go 4.9 miles to campground. NOTE: Tallulah River Rd. turns into a gravel, single lane road with some turnouts. There are minimal potholes and washboards. Entrance into campground is switchback turn - tight, but doable. Depending on size of RV, might have to back up once. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,420 ft. The campground is adjacent to the Tallulah River and is situated in mostly hardwoods. Campground is rustic but pleasant. Water is available at the Tate Branch campground, 0.7 miles away. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 22 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 47' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and dirt. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Tallulah River HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tallulah River VISIT DATE: 05/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 6.7 miles to Tallulah River Campgrounds sign (Persimmon Rd.). Turn right onto Persimmon Rd. and go 4.2 miles to campground sign (Tallulah Rd.). Turn left onto Tallulah Rd. and go 1.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,080 ft. The campground is located adjacent to Tallulah River among tall pines and some hardwoods. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided March 22 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 98' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Tallulah River HIKING Coleman River Trail - 1 mile FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tate Branch VISIT DATE: 05/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 6.7 miles to Tallulah River Campgrounds sign (Persimmon Rd.). Turn right onto Persimmon Rd. and go 4.2 miles to campground sign (Tallulah River Rd.). Turn left onto Tallulah River Rd. and go 4.1 miles to campground. NOTE: Tallulah River Rd. turns into gravel, single lane road with turnouts. There are minimal potholes and washboards. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,360 ft. The campground, located near the Tallulah River, is rustic and located among tall pines. There are 4 walk-in tent sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open March 22 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 53' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt and gravel. Water spigot is handpump. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Tallulah River HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Upper Chattahoochee River VISIT DATE: 05/12/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Helen RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Helen, GA, take State Rt. 17/75 north for 8.6 miles to Upper Chattahoochee River sign (River Road 44 - Mark Trail Wilderness). Turn left onto River Road 44 and go 4.6 miles to campground. NOTE: River Road 44 is gravel, single lane with turnouts. It is also steep in places with some switchbacks. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,260 ft. The campground is very picturesque and is situated along Upper Chattahoochee River in tall, mature mixed woods. Excellent campground for relaxing, fishing, enjoying the scenery and visiting Helen. There is also dispersed camping along River Road 44 all the way down to Helen. The German alpine-designed village of Helen is a neat place to visit, walk around, shop and eat. The town was a classic example of a failing "Small-Town USA." In the early 1970s, some town business people got together and came up with the idea of redeveloping Helen as a Bavarian village. This was accomplished with surprising authenticity. The town seems to be prospering now with many tourists enjoying this quaint "Bavarian village." When visiting Helen, suggest continuing down River Road 44 to the town (rather then going back up to State Rt. 17/75). The drive meanders alongside and over the river and is very scenic. This is especially true when the rhododendrons are blooming in June. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open March 22 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 60' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt and gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Horse Trough Falls - 0.3 miles FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wildcat 1 VISIT DATE: 05/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 9.7 miles to State Rt. 197. Turn left onto Rt. 197 and go 5.1 miles to Wildcat Rd. (Forest Rt. 26). Turn right onto Wildcat Rd. and go 2.8 miles to campground. NOTE: Wildcat Rd. is gravel, steep (in places), single lane with turnouts. There are minimal potholes and washboards. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,420 ft. The campground is very rustic and is adjacent to Wildcat Creek. Interior campground road is narrow and not very RV-friendly. Main problem is exiting from campground onto Wildcat Rd. Sites are close together. There are three walk-in tent sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 9.5' X 49' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. See General Comments. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wildcat 2 VISIT DATE: 05/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/31/2017 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 9.7 miles to State Rt. 197. Turn left onto Rt. 197 and go 5.1 miles to Wildcat Rd. (Forest Rt. 26). Turn right onto Wildcat Rd. and go 4.4 miles to campground. NOTE: Wildcat Rd. is gravel, steep (in places), single lane with turnouts. There are minimal potholes and washboards. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,720 ft. The campground is very rustic and is adjacent to Wildcat Creek. Sites are close together. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13' X 58' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Wildcat Creek HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout




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