Area Status: Open
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.
Photos of campground...
At a Glance
||The Frank Gross Recreation Area is back open.
||Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm – 6am.
||Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
||Camping: 3/20/15 - 11/29/15
Closed: 11/30/15 - mid-March 2016
||Georgia fishing license and trout license
- 14 day stay limit.
- Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
- Dogs must be leashed at all times.
||The nearest town is approximately 26 miles north, or 45 minutes, in Blue Ridge, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
||No drinking water provided
||1 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. Click here for detailed information on passes!
||Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at 706-745-6928
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.
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.
The Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is also located on Rock Creek approximately 1/4 mile downstream from Frank Gross.
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.