Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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Cradled in the hills of the North Georgia Mountains overlooking beautiful Lake Rabun, this developed recreation area offers camping, hiking, all sorts of water activities like swimming, boating and fishing, and an opportunity to absorb the peaceful lake scenery. There are 80 tent and trailer campsites in this family-oriented setting that will easily transform whatever gear you have into an outdoor home away from home.
 Please feel free to print out the Rabun Beach Recreation Overview Guide (which has a map of the campground!) for your convenience.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Lake Rabun Beach Campground is open seasonally April 29th, 2016 - October 31st, 2016. Open 24 hours a day. Quite hours after 10pm.
Reservations: Reservations are not required. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis. Campground and Swim Area will be opening April 29th, 2016
Fees Camping: Loop1 Sites 1 - 53; Water & Non-electric $16/site/night. Loop 2 Sites 54-85; Water & Electric $16/site/night plus $9/night/utilities. Swim Site : $6/non-commercial vehicle/day Over 4 people, $1 each additional person Boat Launch: $4/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license, valid boating registration.
Open Season: 4/29/2016 - 10/31/2016
Closest Towns: Clayton is approximately 15 miles, or 25 minutes, where you can find a full range of services and supplies.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets at most sites.
Restroom: 2 Flush 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.
Operated By: Chattahoochee Management, INC. under permit by the US Forest Service
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 or Chattahoochee Management Inc, at 706-490-1246.

General Information


Take U.S. 441/23 south from Clayton for 5.4 miles; turn right on Wiley Connector for 0.1 mile; turn left (south) on Georgia 15(Historic 441) for 1.4 miles; turn right on Lake Rabun Road (County Road 10) for 5 miles. If pulling a trailer, the best route is to go west on Hwy 76 for 7 miles; turn left on Charlie Mtn. Road for 3.5 miles; turn right on Bridge Creek Road for 2 miles; turn left on Burton Dam Road for 5.4 miles. The campground will be on your left. View a map.

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Boat ramp, courtesy dock, fishing deck, and  large paved parking lot that can accommodate  vehicles with boat trailers are located adjacent to the campground. Boat ramp open year round.


No lifeguard on duty at lake. Swimming area has accessible route from paved designated parking lot to picnic area; sand beach and swim area designated by buoys, bathhouse.


Lake Rabun is a 835 acre mountain lake excellent for boating and waterskiing.