Andrews Cove Campground

Area Status: Open
Andrews Cove entry road

Andrews Cove Recreation Area in White County offers a cool mountain stream and a peaceful atmosphere, and is only 15 minutes from the popular alpine village of Helen, Georgia.


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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Andrews Cove is open for the 2024 season. All Camping is by Reservation Only. There is no First Come/First Service.  Reservations are done through: or by calling (877) 444-6777. 
Operational Hours: Andrews Cove Recreation Area is open for the 2024 season. 
Reservations: All camping is by Reservations only. There are No First Come, First Serve sites. All camping will need to be purchased online at or by phone at (877) 444-6777. 
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Camping: $12/site/night, Site 9 is the double site at $18 a night
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required.  Please check and review Georgia's rules and regulations on fishing at
Open Season: 03/15/2024 - 11/30/2024
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: The maximum length of stay is 14 days. After the camper(s) has accumulated 14 days within any 30-day time period, the camper(s) must leave that area/campground and move from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest land for 30 days before returning for another stay. No UTV's, ATV's or Golf carts allowed in the campground or on Forest Service Roads. 
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 6 miles, or 15 minutes, to Helen, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, shopping opportunities, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided via a centralized hand pump.
Restroom: 1 Chemical Flush facility
Passes: The America the Beautiful Interagency Senior and Access Passes also the Golden Age and Golden Access Passports are accepted.  These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping fees. Please write your pass number on the fee envelope to get credit for this discount. 
Operated By: USDA Forest Service, Chattooga River Ranger District
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 or The unloading or offloading of any Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) including ATV, UTV, or Golf Carts is not allowed. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 pm to 0600 am. Checkout time is no later than 12:00 pm and check-in time is 2:00 pm.

General Information


Physical Address: 15000 Hwy 75 North, Helen, Georgia

It is convenienly located off of Hwy 75, approximately 15 minutes north of Helen, Georgia.

From Helen, GA, take State Rt. 17/75 north for 5.5 miles to
campground sign.  Turn right into campground. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • 10 camping sites (9) single sites, (1) double-site
  • Paved driving loop thru the recreation area
  • Restroom facility
  • Standard ammenities (i.e. grill, picnic table, lantern post, etc).

River and Stream Fishing



Fish Species Rainbow and Brown Trout

Day Hiking

The Andrews Cove Trail follows an old logging road parallel to Andrews Creek. This trail is 2 miles long and provides access to the Appalachian Trail and Forest Service Road 283 at Indian Grave Gap.

Other trails within a 30 minute drive of this campground include:

  • Anna Ruby Falls Trail (trail length 0.4 miles)
  • Dukes Creek Trail  (trail length 2.5 miles)
  • Raven CliffsTrail (trail length 2.5 miles)
  • Smith Creek Trail (trail length 4.6 miles)

General Info:


Take GA 75N from Helen for 5 miles.  Turn Rt. at Andrews Cove Recreation Recreation Area.  Parking is ahead on Rt.


Picnic tables:
Drinking water: