Cooper Creek Recreation Area


Area Status: Open
A glimpse of scenic campsite through the foliage of an American Holly at Cooper Creek

Cooper Creek Recreation Area is located along the banks of  Cooper Creek in the North Georgia mountains. Campers can experience all types of recreation activites, including camping, hiking, trout fishing, and hunting. Anglers may fish Cooper Creek and nearby Mulky Creek, both of which are trout streams for wild and stocked trout.

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Find out more about the Cooper Creek Watershed Project.

Campsite at Cooper Creek overlooks rushing water of Rock Creek as it flows over a shoal Cooper Creek portal sign sits perched alongside a winding gravel road at entry to campground A glimpse of scenic campsite through the foliage of an American Holly at Cooper Creek Gravel entry road goes over a small bridge at Cooper Creek Campground A view through the trees to Cooper Creek traveling through Cooper Creek Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reservations are required to camp in this campground. Reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). The website (www.Recreation.gov) offers convenient round the clock access to the Online Reservation Service or visitors may call NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 (toll free) between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

You may reserve camp sites the same day as you arrive and as far as six (6) months in advance. Reservations are not available at the facility. 
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm to 6am.
Reservations: Reservations are required to camp in this campground. Reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). The website (www.Recreation.gov) offers convenient round the clock access to the Online Reservation Service or visitors may call NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 (toll free) between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

You may reserve camp sites the same day as you arrive and as far as six (6) months in advance. Reservations are not available at the facility.
Fees: Camping Peak Season: April 1 - October 31
$15 per night/site
$30 Double Site (Site #24)

Camping Non-Peak Season(no water): November 1 - March 31
$7.50 per night/site
$15 Double Site (Site #24)
Open Season: Yearlong
Restrictions:
  • 14 day stay limit
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 13 miles northeast  or 30 minutes, in Blairsville, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground
Restroom: 2 Vault facilities
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 for single family campsites.. Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at
706-745-6928

General Information

Directions:

From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy. 60; turn right and go 2 miles to Morganton, GA. In Morganton, turn right on GA Hwy. 60 south for 15.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.


Directions:

From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy 60; turn right and go 2 miles to Morganton, GA. In Morganton, turn right on GA Hwy. 60 south for 15.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.

From Blairsville, GA take US 515 south 2.5 miles to Kiutuestia Creek Road. Turn left, go 1.3 miles. Turn left on Old 76 for 100 feet and then turn right on Mulky Gap Road. Go 9 miles to Cooper Creek Campground

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 26 miles; turn right on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

There are no water or electric hook-ups or dump station available in the campground. All of the sites are within easy walking distance of the creek. 

  • 15 camping sites.
  • Each campsite is equipped with standard amenities: a tent pad, picnic table, lantern pole, and grill. 

River and Stream Fishing

In nearby Cooper Creek and Mulky Creek - check State fishing regulations before fishing www.gofishgeorgia.com. A State fishing license and trout stamp are required.

Fish Species Trout

Day Hiking

The trails listed below start in or near the Cooper Creek Campground. They are interconnected and offer several short loop opportunities. These trails are for hiking only. All trails are blazed lime green.  Click here for a map of the trails.


Yellow Mtn. Trail - 3.2 miles
Connector Trail - 0.4 miles
Mill Shoals Trail - 0.9 miles
Shope Gap Trail - 0.6 miles
Cooper Creek Trail - 1.7 miles

 

General Info:

Directions

From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy. 60; turn right and go 2 miles to Morganton, GA. In Morganton, turn right on GA Hwy. 60 south for 15.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.762800

  Longitude : 
-84.068330