Sandy Bottoms Campground

Area Status: Open
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Whether you plan your trip during the rebirth of Spring or later in the year during the display of the prominent North Georgia Fall colors, this 14-site developed campground is sure to heighten the innate beauty of any season. Graced with various species of hardwoods and resting on the shore of the Tallulah River, Sandy Bottoms provides a rustic experience for the outdoor enthusiast to camp, swim, fish or just to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sandy Bottoms Campground is open seasonally March 15, 2018-October 29th, 2018. Quite hours are 10pm - 7am
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping $15/site/night
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing.
Open Season: 03/15/2018 - 10/31/2018
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 days.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 22 miles, or 35 minutes, to Clayton, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided from one, centralized hand pump.
Restroom: 1 Chemical Flush 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: US Forest Service.
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221

General Information

Directions:

Physical Address: 4841 Tallulah River Rd., Clayton, GA

Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on Persimmon Road for 4.2 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 4.6 miles to arrive at Sandy Bottoms Campground.


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  Latitude : 
34.960880

  Longitude : 
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