Cradled in the hills of the North Georgia Mountains overlooking beautiful Lake Rabun, this developed recreation area offers hiking, all sorts of water activities like swimming, boating and fishing, and an opportunity to absorb the peaceful lake scenery. The 80 site campground located across the highway is closed in the winter months.
Please feel free to print out the Rabun Beach Recreation Overview Guide (which has a map of the campground!) for your convenience.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Lake Rabun Beach Boat Launch and Beach areas are open sunrise to sundown.|
|Fees:||Day Use — Parking – $5 per person ages 16+
Day Use – Busses & Vans – $5 per vehicles + $2 per person
Boat & Trailer Launch – $5 Fee tubes are located at the Kiosk at the top of the boat launch and at the Kiosk near the sidewalk to the beach access point.
|Permit Info:||Georgia fishing license, valid boating registration.|
|Open Season:||Open Year-round|
|Restrictions:||No overnight parking except those companies under a special use permit and it is stated in the permit.|
|Closest Towns:||Clayton is approximately 15 miles, or 25 minutes, where you can find a full range of services and supplies.|
|Water:||Drinking water is provided by faucets at most sites.|
|Restroom:||2 port a potties|
|Passes:||The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted.|
|Operated By:||FIND Outdoors|
|Information Center:||Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 or FIND Outdoors at 706-782-6381.|
Physical Address: 5315 Lake Rabun Rd, Lakemont, GA
Take U.S. 441/23 south from Clayton for 5.4 miles; turn right on Wiley Connector for 0.1 mile; turn left (south) on Georgia 15(Historic 441) for 1.4 miles; turn right on Lake Rabun Road (County Road 10) for 5 miles. If pulling a trailer, the best route is to go west on Hwy 76 for 7 miles; turn left on Charlie Mtn. Road for 3.5 miles; turn right on Bridge Creek Road for 2 miles; turn left on Burton Dam Road for 5.4 miles. The campground will be on your left. View a map.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Lake and Pond Fishing
Lake Rabun is a stocked lake and a great place to spend some time with the family wetting a hook (as we like to say here in north Georgia)!
|Fish Species||Bass, Bream, Perch, Trout and Catfish|
Located at the back section of loop 1 in the campground across the road, visitors will find the trailhead for the popular Angel Falls/Panther Falls Hiking Trail (trail length 1.7 miles).
Other trails within a 30 minute drive of this campground include:
- Tallulah Gorge State Park
- Minnehaha Falls
PicnickingThe swim area has eight picnic tables
Boating - Motorized
Boat ramp, courtesy dock, fishing deck, and large paved parking lot that can accommodate vehicles with boat trailers are located adjacent to the campground. Boat ramp open year round.
SwimmingNo lifeguard on duty at lake. Swimming area has accessible route from paved designated parking lot to picnic area; sand beach and swim area designated by buoys, bathhouse.
Lake Rabun is a 835 acre mountain lake excellent for boating and waterskiing.
Alerts & Warnings
- Town Creek OHV Closed
- Tottery Pole Rd/FS Road 86C
- Flatlands Road (FSR 256 and FSR 637) Closed
- Lake Conasauga Reservation Only
- Recreation passes available online, by phone and in-person
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!