Willis Knob Horse Campground

Area Status: Open
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Located in the North Georgia Mountains, and far from civilization, lies one of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest’s most beloved horse-lover hideaways: Willis Knob Campground.  The campground features camping for horseback riders, riding and hiking trails, and fishing in the nearby Chattooga River. Restrooms are accessible to people with disabilities. The Willis Knob Trail in Georgia combines with South Carolina's Whetstone Horse Trail to offer 27.5 miles of the most scenic horseback riding and hiking in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Winding across deeply dissected ridges, the trails descend into the beautiful Chattooga Wild and Scenic River.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quite hours are 10pm-7am    
Reservations: Reservations are required thru Recreation.Gov
Fees Single Site Camping: $20/night w/ electric and water hook-ups, plus $9 reservation fee.

Double Site Camping: $30/night for 2 sites W/electic and water hook-ups, plus $9 reservation fee

Group Site Camping: $60/night for 3 sites with electric and water hook-ups, plus $9 reservation fee
Permit Info: State of Georgia fishing and trout stamp stamp required for fishing.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 21 days.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 15 miles, or 30 minutes, to Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets at the sites.
Restroom: 1 Chemical flush toilet
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted. These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping fees.
Operated By: Chattahoochee Management, INC. under permit by the US Forest Service
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 or Chattahoochee Management Inc, at 706-490-1246.

General Information


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.

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