Boggs Creek Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

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For great camping options, visitors are encouraged to make use of nearby areas on the national forest, including DeSoto Falls Recreation Area, Dockery Lake Recreation Area and Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area. Vogel State Park (GA DNR) also offers excellent camping opportunities, and a number of private campgrounds exist in the area.

Thank you for the role you play in supporting our mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests to meet the needs of present and future generations. We are committed to keeping you informed of progress at Boggs Creek Recreation Area, and will regularly update this site as developments occur.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use only (sunrise to sunset), seven days per week.
Fees: No Fee Required
  • Area closed to all camping
  • No RV’s or Trailers
  • Park in designated areas only
  • No OHV's or any non-street legal vehicles
Closest Towns: Boggs Creek is convenient to Dahlonega and Cleveland, GA.  Both towns are approximately 15 miles, or 30 minutes, from the recreation area.
Water: No drinking water available
Information Center: Additional information can be obtained by contacting the          Blue Ridge Ranger District
2042 Highway 515 West
Blairsville, GA 30512

General Information


From Blairsville, GA take U.S. Hwy. 19/129 south for 20 miles to entrance on left.  Entrance is indicated by a small brown/white sign located approximately 1/8 mile before the access road.  From this direction, vehicles must make a hard left turn into the recreation area.

From Dahlonega, GA take Hwy. 19 north for 15 miles to entrance on right.  Entrance is indicated by a small brown/white sign located approximately 1/8 mile before the access road. 


River and Stream Fishing

Boggs Creek is a popular trout stream. It is stocked on a regular basis.  Please go to before arriving to learn everything you need to know about fishing in Georgia!

Day Hiking

If you enjoy day hiking, these trails are located within a 30 minute drive:

  • Byron Herbert Reece Trail - A 3/4 mile blue-blaze connector trail leading to the Appalachian Trail.  Located north along U.S. Hwy 19/129 at the Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead.
  • DeSoto Falls Trail -  There are two waterfalls which can be easily viewed along the DeSoto Falls trails.  Located along U.S. Hwy 19/129, just three miles north of Boggs Creek. Upper Falls-0.75 miles upstream, Lower Falls-0.25 miles downstream
  • Nearby Vogel State Park also offers a variety of trail opportunities.


Day use parking is provided in designated spaces along Boggs Creek.  Picnic tables are provided at scattered locations.

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