Cottonwood Patch Campground

Area Status: Open
entry and portal sign to Cottonwood patch campground

This hidden gem of a campground is located on the bank of the Conasauga River near the Tennessee/Georgia border.  Iron Mountain trail is accessed directly from the campground.  This simple campground is quite the treat for you and your four-legged friends.  Day-use parking is available for those accessing the trail, but not camping.  Twenty Foot (20') length restriction due to curves and bridges.

Photos of campground

Horse-drawn buggy coming up road, on a beautiful fall day, to Cottonwood Patch campground gravel road leading to Cottonwood Patch campground entry and portal sign to Cottonwood patch campground View of campground, newly renovated restroom and kiosk at Cottonwood Patch Picnic table, trough and hitching posts in Cottonwood Patch

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet hours are observed from 10 p.m until 6 a.m.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted.  Camping available on a first come/first served basis.
Fees: Camping: $8/site/night/year-round  
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Only 2 horse trailers per campsite.  Alcohol is prohibited.  Dogs must be leashed.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is Chatsworth, GA, which is approximately 20 miles to the southwest.  Numerous restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations are available.
Water: Campers must bring their own water.
Restroom: 1 ADA Vault facility
Information Center: Please contact the Conasauga Ranger District at 706-695-6736 for more information.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

This campground provides 8 rustic campsites near the Conasauga River. Each site has a tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, and parking for two vehicles.

Day Hiking

Iron Mountain Trail is a 12 mile trail open to horses, mountain bicycles & foot travel.

Horse Camping

Horse camping available

Usage: Horse trailer accomodations.  Horse trough and hitching posts centrally located.  Iron Mountain multi-use trail can be accessed from this campground.  (horse, hike and bike)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

OHV Trail Maps


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