Low Gap Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

man fishing for trout in the river

Located within the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area and veiled by the Mark Trail Wilderness, this 13-site developed campground is as close as it gets to a dispersed camping experience with amenities. This clandestine campground is best known for its plethora of opportunities in camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, and simply basking in the light of the natural world. Low Gap is another one of our campgrounds located only a few miles from Georgia's much loved vacation destination, the alpine village of Helen, Georgia. A trip to this campground is sure to make memories, so be sure to pack a camera and take some home with you on film!

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Low Gap Campground is open seasonally March 24, 2018-October 29th, 2018. Quite hours 10pm - 7am
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted.  Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping: $12/site/night
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing.
Open Season: 03/24/2018 - 10/29/2018
  • The maximum stay is 14 days.
  • Due to narrow, curving, and steep roads to and from this area, recommended size of RV is 28 ft.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 5.7 miles, or 20 minutes, to Helen, GA.  Helen is more than just a full service community with restaurants, holtels, and grocery stores. Designed as an Alpine village, it's a destination point for shopping, tubing on the Chatthooochee River in the summer, and  Octoberfest in the fall. .
Water: A hand-pump well provides drinking water.
Restroom: 1 Chemical toilet 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.
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

General Information


Physical Address: 190 Low Gap Rd., Helen, GA

From Helen, GA, head north on GA-17 N/GA-75 N/N Main St/Unicoi for 1.3 mi.

Turn left onto GA-75 Alt N and go 0.1 mi.

Take the 1st right onto Chattahoochee River Rd. and go 4.4 miles to the Low Gap Campground on the left.

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