This much admired 19-site developed campground is located at the junction of Tallulah River and Tate Branch in the North Georgia mountains. Whether traveling to the forest to camp, fish, hike or just breathe the clean mountain air, this remote location offers visitors a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living and unwind. In addition, the site has 4 walk-in tent sites which allow campers and hikers to take full advantage of the area's rustic character.
At a Glance
24 hours day, quite hours 10pm-7am
Reservations are not required. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
21 March - 2 November
The maximum stay is 21 days
The nearest town is approximately 18 miles, or 25 minutes, to Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Drinking water is provided from one, centralized hand pump.
1 Chemical flush facility
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.
Chattahoochee Management, INC. under permit by the US Forest Service
Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 or Chattahoochee Management Inc, at 706-490-1246.
Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on Perssimon Road for 4.2 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 4 miles.
Although there are no hiking trails directly connected to the Tate Branch campground, the Coleman River Trail (trail length 1.0 miles) is only a short distance (approx 3 miles) south on Tallulah River Road.