Cooper Creek Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A glimpse of scenic campsite through the foliage of an American Holly at Cooper Creek

Cooper Creek Recreation Area is located along the banks of  Cooper Creek in the North Georgia mountains. Campers can experience all types of recreation activites, including camping, hiking, trout fishing, and hunting. Anglers may fish Cooper Creek and nearby Mulky Creek, both of which are seasonal trout streams for wild and stocked trout.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quite hours 10pm to 6am.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping Summer Services: 3/20/15 - 11/12/15
$8 per night/site
$10 Creek Side (Site #4 & 5)
$16 Double Site (Site #13)

Camping Winter Services (no water): 11/13/14 - 3/19/15 and 11/13/15 - mid-March 2016 
$4 per night/site
$5 Creek Side (Site #4 & 5)
$8 Double Site (Site #13)
Open Season: Yearlong
  • 14 day stay limit
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 13 miles northeast  or 30 minutes, in Blairsville, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground
Restroom: 2 Vault 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. Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at

General Information


From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy 60; turn right and go 2 miles to Morganton, GA. In Morganton, turn right on GA Hwy. 60 south for 15.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.

From Blairsville, GA take US 515 south 2.5 miles to Kiutuestia Creek Road. Turn left, go 1.3 miles. Turn left on Old 76 for 100 feet and then turn right on Mulky Gap Road. Go 9 miles to Cooper Creek Campground

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 26 miles; turn right on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are no water or electric hook-ups or dump station available in the campground. All of the sites are within easy walking distance of the creek. 

  • 15 camping sites.
  • Each campsite is equipped with standard amenities: a tent pad, picnic table, lantern pole, and grill. 


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