Tallulah River Campground

Area Status: Open
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Happy Campers Around Fire

At an elevation of 2,080 ft.,  in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia, visitors will find this campground complete with restrooms, picnic tables, grilles, camping pads and more. Positioned on the bank of the popular Tallulah River, this campground offers superb scenery and ambiance, earning it a “favorite” rating by locals. Whether looking for a place to relax and roast marshmallows with Fido and the family, or go exploring on one of the numerous adjacent hiking trails with a pal, rafting, paddling or planning on visiting neighboring sites like Moccasin Creek State Park, this campground has something for everyone. 

Don't miss the 2014 Tallulah River Fishing Rodeo. Catch all the details and the early registration form here.

See photos of campground and check out some photos of the 2011 Fishing Rodeo.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are not required. Occupancy of sites are on a first come first serve basis.
Fees Camping: $15/site/night, year round
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
Open Season: Open Year Round
Restrictions: The maximum length of stay is 21 days.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 30 minutes southeast in Clayton, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water from hand pumps are strategically placed throughout grounds
Restroom: 2 Chemical flushed facilities
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.  You can also visit their website,  www.chattahoocheemanagement.com

General Information


Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) Persimmon Rd. (a paved county road) for 5 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 1 mile to Tallulah River (another 3 miles to reach Tate Branch and another 5 miles to Sandy Bottom).

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

17 large, graveled tent and/or RV sites (approx 10' × 98') positioned on fairly level and wooded forest land, come equipped with picnic tables, grills, and lantern poles. This pet friendly campground has 7 water spigots, a public phone, interpretive signage, restrooms accessible to those with disabilities and security. There are no RV hookups available.

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This campground is accessible to those with disabilities.

General Notes

There are 3 RV pull-throughs for your convenience.


This campground is accessible to those with disabilities.



General Notes

Good, hard-surface roads until you reach Forest Service Road 70; expect narrow gravel road that is crooked and steep in parts.


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