Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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The thrill of driving off road vehicles over mountainous terrain and trail systems, equals the Oakey Mountain OHV recreation area. This site near Lake Burton and Lake Rabun offers two-way trails that are open to OHV's with less than a 50-inch axle width, and offers terrain from intermediate to rocky and steep. All OHV trails on the national forest close during wet conditions when trail use can cause damage to trails and erosion into nearby streams.  Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District for the latest information on trail availability due to frequent weather contingencies. 706-754-6221 ext. 134 or check the website  . .

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At a Glance

Operational Hours:

Sunrise to Sunset

Reservations: Reservations are not required.

1-Day Permit: $5/operator/day (Pay at site)

OHV Annual Pass: $50/operator/year (Obtain at any Forest Service Office.

Permit Info: OHV: 1-Day Permit OR $5/operator/day
Restrictions: The consumption of alcohol while operating any type of vehicle is strictly prohibited according to State and Federal law.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 24 miles, or 30 minutes, in Clayton, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: None
Restroom: 1 Vault facility
Passes: OHV Annual Pass: $50/operator/year
Information Center: Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Chattooga River Ranger District's "Call Before You Haul" phone line at 706-754-6221 ext 134 for the latest closure and opening updates.

Chattooga River Ranger District
9975 Hwy 441 S.                                                                    Lakemont, GA 30552

General Information


From Clayton, GA take US-76 west for 7.0 miles.

Turn left onto Charlie Mtn. Rd. and go 3.6 miles.

Turn right onto Bridge Creek Rd. and go 2.0 miles.

Turn right onto Burton Dam Rd. and go 1.6 miles.

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 161 and arrive at Oakey Mountain OVH trailhead and campground.

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OHV Riding & Camping

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