Frank Gross Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Lush green grass hugs the ADA walkway  leading to restroom at Frank Gross campground

Located along the banks of Rock Creek and far from civilization in North Georgia mountains. This recreation area offers camping and trout fishing. This area is well known for its trout fishing and is located just upstream from the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery.  

Frank Gross Recreation Area Handout with maps and more information.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This area is closed from December 1, 2014 until mid-March 2015.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm – 6am.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping: 1/1/14 - 11/30/14
$8/site/night

Closed: 12/1/14 - mid-March 2015
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout license
Open Season: January 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Restrictions:
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 26 miles north, or 45 minutes, in Blue Ridge, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: No drinking water provided
Restroom: 1 Vault facility
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 706-745-6928

General Information

Directions:

From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy. 60; turn right and go 2 miles to Morganton. In Morganton, turn right on GA 60 south for 14.5 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 69 (Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery Road) for 5.2 miles to campground.

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 26 miles; turn left on Forest Service Road 69 for 5.2 miles to campground.
 


General Notes:

The Chattahoocee National Fish Hatchery is also located on Rock Creek approximately 1/4 mile downstream from Frank Gross. The facility offers an informational visitor kiosk, outdoor raceway viewing, picniking, and an Environmental Education Center.


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Activities


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.

  • 8 camping sites
  • 1 vault facility accessible for persons with disabilities
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)

General Info:

General Notes:

The Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is also located on Rock Creek approximately 1/4 mile downstream from Frank Gross. The facility offers an informational visitor kiosk, outdoor raceway viewing, picnicking, and an Environmental Education Center.


General Notes:

The Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is also located on Rock Creek approximately 1/4 mile downstream from Frank Gross.


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The Chattahoocee



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