The drive up through the winding misty roads of North Georgia leading to this 34-site, developed campground is almost as breath-taking as the site itself. Although the drive leaves one feeling as if civilization has been left far, far behind, the ever popular and beloved alpine village of Helen, Georgia is less than a half hour away. Camping here, visitors can enjoy the pleasure of Georgia’s number one vacation spot with shopping, dining, and entertainment in the city of Helen and recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, and fishing in the campground. Visitors should keep an eye out for the interpretive information available on the Chattahoochee River Watershed and how the river affects water usage for Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, posted upon entering the campground area.
At a Glance
Upper Chattahoochee River Campground is open seasonally March 18, 2016-October 31, 2016. Quite hours are 10pm-7am
Reservations are not required. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Camping: $12/site/night Group Camping: $35/night
Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
03/18/2016 - 10/31/2016
The maximum stay is 21 days Group Campsite : 30 persons max. on camp site
The nearest town is approximately 15 miles, or 25 minutes to Helen, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Drinking water is provided from two, centralized hand pump.
1 Chemical flush vault 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.
Directions: Take Georgia 75 north from Helen for approx. 8 miles. Just beyond mile marker 15 turn left onto the graveled Chattahoochee River Road and follow for 5 miles.
The Upper Chattahoochee River Campground offers a single group camping area, with a maximum of 30 people, at $35 a night.
No. of Sites
This wheelchair friendly area is in tall mature mixed woods. Sites have tables, grills, lantern poles, tent pads and gravel parking aprons. 10 tent only sites; 24 tent/rv sites with largest apron 10' × 60'.
River and Stream Fishing
Be prepared to experience the real deal when it comes to fishing a mountain stream. The headwaters of the Chattahoochee River skirt the edge of the campground. If you like to fish, you'll have a blast.
Located near the rear of the campground visitors will find the Horse Trough Falls Foot Trail - This 0.2 mile leading to the stunning Horse Trough Falls and viewing deck where the beginning of the Chattahoochee River can be seen, provides an easy, short hike with a great payoff. This is a wonderful trail for seniors.
Each camp site is equipped with a picnic table and grill.