Hickey Gap Campground

Area Status: Open
Typical campsites at the Hickey Gap Campground along Mill Creek

Seated alongside the sparkling Mill Creek trout stream, and just east of the community of Crandall, GA,  is a beautiful gem of a campground named after the Hickey family who once lived there.

Photos of campground


View through Hcickey Gap Campground to the restroom view through the trees into Hickey Gap campground A family camping at Hickey Gap Campground Mill Creek runs through Hickey Gap Campground amidst old growth Hemlock trees Mill Creek road leading to Hickey Gap Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground will be closed Thursday, December 7 for road maintenance.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first served basis.
Fees: Free
Open Season: Open year-round.
Restrictions: Tents must be placed on tent pads.  Limited to two vehicles per campsite.  Not appropriate for large groups.  Road and campground access limited to recreational vehicles less than 24 feet. Quiet hours observed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.  It is prohibited to possess, consume, receive or transport alcohol in the Hickey Gap campground, day use area and the related facilities.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is Chatsworth, GA, approximately 12 miles southwest of the campground.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations.
Water: This campground does not offer drinking water.
Restroom: 1 Vault facility
Information Center: Please contact the Conasauga Ranger District office at 706-695-6736.

General Information


From Chatsworth, GA: travel north on highway 411 for 6 miles, then turn right on Grassy Street (4 lane will narrow down to 2 lanes). Travel to "T" intersection and turn right, go 100 ft. and then turn left onto Mill Creek Rd. (FS 630).  Continue straight on FS 630 for approx. 6.5 miles, then turn right to enter campground at portal sign.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Sumac Creek Trail, approx 15 minutes north on FS 17, is ideal for mountain biking.

Campground Camping

Located along Mill Creek, a stocked trout stream.

  • 5 campsites with parking for two vehicles
  • 1 ADA accessible vault restroom
  • Gravel driving loop through camping area
  • Used as a stop-over for Cohutta Wilderness adventures
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc.)

River and Stream Fishing

Hickey Gap is a popular place with anglers.  Mill Creek, running through the campground, is a year round trout stream and stocked Spring through Fall.

Click here for GA DNR fishing regulations and information!

Day Hiking

Although there are no trails directly connected to the campground, there are a few in the vicinity, and within a half hour drive:

  • Hickory Creek (8.6 miles)
  • Sumac Creek Trail (12 mile loop)
  • Murray's Lake (0.8)