Low Gap Campground
Located within the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area and veiled by the Mark Trail Wilderness. This 13-site developed campground is as close as it gets to a dispersed camping experience with amenities. This clandestine campground is best known for its plethora of opportunities in camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, and simply basking in the light of the natural world. Low Gap is another one of our campgrounds located only a few miles from Georgia's much loved vacation destination, the alpine village of Helen, Georgia. A trip to this campground is sure to make memories, so be sure to pack a camera and take some home with you on film!
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Low Gap Campground is currently open for the 2023 season.|
|Operational Hours:||Low Gap Campground is open for the new 2023 season.|
|Reservations:||Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Permit Info:||Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing.|
|Open Season:||03/17/2023 - 12/12/2023|
|Closest Towns:||The nearest town is approximately 5.7 miles, or 20 minutes, to Helen, GA. Helen is more than just a full service community with restaurants, holtels, and grocery stores. Designed as an Alpine village, it's a destination point for shopping, tubing on the Chatthooochee River in the summer, and Octoberfest in the fall. .|
|Water:||A hand-pump well provides drinking water.|
|Restroom:||1 Chemical toilet facility|
|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 on camping fees. Please be sure to write you 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 706-754-6221or email@example.com. The onloading/offloading/use of any Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) to include ATV, UTV, or Golf Carts is prohibited. 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.|
Physical Address: 190 Low Gap Rd., Helen, GA
From Helen, GA, head north on GA-17 N/GA-75 N/N Main St/Unicoi for 1.3 mi.
Turn left onto GA-75 Alt N and go 0.1 mi.
Take the 1st right onto Chattahoochee River Rd. and go 4.4 miles to the Low Gap Campground on the left.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Nesteled in the north Georgia mountains this campground offers.
- 13 camping sites
- 1 chemical restroom facilit
- Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc).
River and Stream Fishing
Low Gap Creek is routinely stocked, and offers many opportunities to catch rainbow, brown, and brook trout.
Click here for GA DNR fisging regulations and information!
|Fee charged for some activities:|
Alerts & Warnings
- #BurnAlerts for Prescribed Fires
- Lake Conasauga Reservation Only
- Recreation passes available online, by phone and in-person
- Rock Creek Road (FSR 69) Closed Past Frank Gross Recreation Area
- FS Road 18 Road Work
- 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!