Although the winding road leading to the campground is not RV friendly, the payoff of landing a night in this environment is pure delight. These developed campgrounds are buried deep in the North Georgia Mountains west of Lake Burton and along the headwaters of Wildcat Creek. The creek, seasonally stocked with rainbow trout, runs directly adjacent to the campsites and provides for an astounding setting, so be prepared to capture nature at its best, and bring your camera. On clear nights the stars appear to be just an arm’s reach away! Photo 1 Photo 2
At a Glance
Wildcat Road provides access to popular recreational activities such as fishing and swimming in Wildcat Creek, camping, and access to the Appalachian Trail.
24 hours a day, Quite hours are 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.
Open year round
The maximum stay is 21 days
The nearest town is approximately 28 miles, or 35 minutes, to Clarkesville, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Drinking water is not provided at this site.
chemical 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.
From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 9.7 miles to State
Rt. 197. Turn left onto Rt. 197 and go 5.1 miles to Wildcat Rd.
(Forest Rt. 26). Turn right onto Wildcat Rd. and go 2.8 miles to
NOTE: Wildcat Rd. is gravel, steep (in places), single lane with
turnouts. There are minimal potholes and washboards.
Camping & Cabins
Wildcat Road is a curvey, gravel one-lane road with turn-outs, not RV friendly. The largest parking apron size is 9.5' X 49'
16 camping sites
Graveled driving loop thru recreation area
Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc).
There are 3 walk-in (tent camping) sites.
River and Stream Fishing
Wild Creek is stocked seasonally with rainbow trout.