From Primitive campsites to RV parks, there are many choices for camping in and around Dahlonega. These campsites are close to area attractions and natures splendor... imagine waking up to the rustling of thousands of oak leaves and the swift sound of a rolling river... peaceful.
Etowah River Campground
Large tent and RV campground next to the Etowah River. 10 minutes from the Public Square on Hwy 52 W. 706-864-9035.
R-Ranch In the Mountains
Private member owned resort with RV hookups, horseback riding, swimming pool, tennis courts, mountain lodge, trout fishing, cabins, and much more . Hwy 19 N of town. 706-864-6444.
Chattahoochee National Forest
For more information on camping, please visit the Chattahoochee National Forest or see below.
Andrews Cove has 11 camp sites equipped with tent pads, picnic tables and grills. Drinking water is available. Located 14 miles north of Cleveland, Ga. on Hwy 75. $5 per site per day.
Dockery Lake Recreation Area
Central Camping Area with 11 camping sites. Each site has tent pad, picnic table, fire ring/grill, lantern post and parking spur. Water and electrical hookups not available at campsite. There are two flush toilets and two drinking fountains with faucets. No showers are available. There is trout fishing in 3 acre lake. Hiking trails include a 0.5 mile trail around and the three-mile Miller Gap Trail which intersects with the Appalachian Trail. The Miller Gap trail parallels a portion of Pigion Roost Creek.
14 miles north of Dahlonega on Ga. Hwy 60. Turn right at Forest Service sign. Opens in the Spring and closes in the Fall.
Desoto Falls Recreation Area
Located on Frogtown Creek in the DeSoto Falls Scenic Area, there are 24 camping sites arranged in two loops. Each site has tent pad, picnic table, fire ring/grill, lantern post and parking spur. Water and electrical hookups not available. There are 4 low volume flush toilets, a modern restroom facility, hot water outdoor showers, and drinking fountains with faucets. Usually opens in mid-May and closes in late October. Trout fishing available on Frogtown Creek. Hiking trails to nearby falls.
17 miles north of Dahlonega on US Hwy. 19/129. Turn left at FS Sign.
Boggs Creek Camping Area
Many primitive camp sites are available along beautiful boggs creek. Located 14 Miles north of Dahlonega and 1.5 miles north of Turner's corner on US Highways 129/19N.
Lake Winfield Scott
36 campsites are available 2 loops. Each site has tent pad, picnic table, fire ring/grill, lantern post and parking spur. Water and electrical hookups not available. 5 of the sites have pull throughs and there are 2 double sites. Drinking water, restrooms and hot showers are available during the open season. Swimming and trout fishing available in the 18 acre lake. Lake has boat ramp. Motors not allowed on the lake. Hiking trails and access to the Appalachian trail are available. Open from late April until late October. 16 camp sites available at no charge through the winter season, however no water is available and only a privy restroom.
Located 18 north on Ga. Hwy. 60 to Suches, the right on Ga. Hwy. 180 for 5 miles. Turn right at FS sign.
Located on the Cooper Creek near the Cooper Creek Scenic Area are 17 camp sites with picnic table, tent pads and grill. Drinking water and restrooms are available. Cooper Creek is stocked with rainbow trout and fishing is a popular activity. There are also hiking trails thorough out the scenic area which includes virgin stands of popler, hemlock and white pines. Mulky camping area is also nearby. Opens Wed. before opening day of trout season. Closes Oct. 31.
To reach Cooper Creek camping area go north from Dahlonega on Hwy. 60 for 23 miles to Cooper Creek Rd (Corinth Church sign), turn right for 0.8 miles, turn left on unpaved FS236 for 2.5 miles to camping area.
Located 0.8 miles from Cooper Creek Campground and 4.9 miles from Hwy 60 on unpaved FS4 .Eleven sites are available each with ground mounted cooking grills, picnic table, lantern pole & tent pad. Chemical toilets. Spring fed water supply. $8 per night. No utility hookups or dump station. Opens Wed. before opening day of trout season. Closes Oct. 31
Located on the banks of the Toccoa River there are 8 camp sites available. Each site has a picnic table, tent pad and grill. Restroom and drinking water are available. Fishing available in Toccoa River and nearby Rock Creek and Cooper Creek. Open from late March until late October. Picknic area with 6 tables available for day use. $8 per nite per site. Parking fee of $2 for day use. Opens Wed. before opening day of trout season. Closes Oct. 31
Located 26 miles north of Dahlonega on Hwy. 60. Turn left at FS Sign.
Located on Rock Creek this camping area has 9 camp sites with picnic table, tent pad and grill. Restroom and water are available. Trout fishing for stocked trout in Rock Creek is a popular activity. Open from late March until the end of October. 27 miles north on Ga. Hwy. 60, turn left onto FS 69 for 5 miles. Camping area is on the right.
For more information on camping in the Chattahoochee National Forest contact the Visitor Information office at 102 Memorial Drive, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533, phone 706-864-6173.
Primitive campsites with a tent pad and fire circle are also available at Nimblewill Creek and Jones Creek.