Tallulah River Campground

Area Status: Open
Happy Campers Around Fire

At an elevation of 2,080 ft., on the banks of the Tallulah River, this campground is a favorite. If you like hiking, the Coleman River Trail is there for you to enjoy the outdoors and nature. This river is routinely stocked with Rainbow Trout! Find the location for Tallulah River Campground on the Interactive Visitor Map.

View of boulders in at Tallulah river Campground Picnic table along the bank at Tallulah River Campground The portal sign leading to Tallulah River Campground The peaceful, meandering Tallulah River at the Tallulah River Campground Camping area along the water at Tallulah River Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Tallulah River Campground is open year-round. On July 15, 2024, all camping at Tallulah River Campground will be by Reservation Only.
Operational Hours: Open year-round. 14 day maximum stay limit. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am daily, no generators allowed to operate during those hours and no more than 4 hours a day during non-quiet hours. 
Reservations: Camping is by Reservations only at the following sites #4, 5, 7,9,10,11,13,16, and 17. There are No First Come, First Serve at those sites. All camping for those sites will need to be purchased online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at (877) 444-6777.  There is First Come, First Serve camping available at sites # 1, 2, 3, 6,12, 14, and 15 until July 15, 2024, when all camping at Tallulah River Campground will be by reservation only. You can pay for those sites first-come, first-serve sites only by cash or check until they go reservations.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Camping: $15/site/night 
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
Open Season: Open Year-Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 day.  Pick out your site and pay the fee within 30 minutes after arrival. Quiet hours from 10pm-6am. No generators to be operating during quiet hours. No UTV's, ATV's, or Golf Carts to be unloaded or used in or around the campground or the Tallulah River Road. 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 gray water or black water dumping at the campground, Moccasin Creek State Campground on Hwy 197 is the nearest site or Black Rock State Park for a small fee.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 30 minutes southeast in Clayton, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water available at frost free hydrants
Restroom: Dual Vault Toilet
Passes: The Interagency Senior/Golden Age Passports and Access Passes/Access Passports are accepted.  These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping fees. Please remember to write your pass number on the fee envelope to receive credit for the discount. 
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 or email at sm.fs.crrd@usda.com. The onloading or offloading of any Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) to include ATV, UTV, or Golf Carts is not allowed. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 pm to 0600 am. Checkout time is no later than 1:00 pm and check-in time is 2:00 pm.

General Information


Physical Address: 1441 Tallulah River Rd., Clayton, GA

Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) Persimmon Rd. (a paved county road) for 5 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 1 mile to Tallulah River (another 3 miles to reach Tate Branch and another 5 miles to Sandy Bottom).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

16 large, graveled tent and/or RV sites (approx 10' × 98') positioned on fairly level and wooded forest land, come equipped with picnic tables, grills, and lantern poles. This pet friendly campground has 6 water spigots, interpretive signage, restrooms accessible to those with disabilities and security. There are no RV hookups available.

General Info:


This campground is accessible to those with disabilities.

General Notes

There are 3 RV pull-throughs for your convenience.


This campground is accessible to those with disabilities.



General Notes

Good, hard-surface roads until you reach Forest Service Road 70; expect narrow gravel road that is crooked and steep in parts.

River and Stream Fishing

This river is routinely stocked with Rainbow Trout! Please remember that the State of Georgia fishing licence and Trout Stamp are required for anyone over the age of 16.

Click here for GA DNR fishing regulations and information!

Day Hiking

Tallulah River Scenic Area: very popular with campers due to its close vicinity and ease of access.  


There are multiple opportunities for wading.