Sandy Bottoms Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Child enjoying watermelon after a swim

Whether you plan your trip during the rebirth of Spring or later in the year during the display of the prominent North Georgia Fall colors, this 14-site developed campground is sure to heighten the innate beauty of any season. Graced with various species of hardwoods and resting on the shore of the Tallulah River, Sandy Bottoms provides a rustic experience for the outdoor enthusiast to camp, swim, fish or just to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: We are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from USDA and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions.   
Operational Hours: Sandy Bottoms Campground is open seasonally March 15-October 30. Quite hours are 10pm - 6am. Sandy Bottoms Campground is now open for your camping pleasure, enjoy. 
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
Fees Camping $15/site/night
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing.
Open Season: 03/20/2021 - 13/30/2021
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 days.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 22 miles, or 35 minutes, to Clayton, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided from one, centralized hand pump.
Restroom: 1 Vault (NEW)Toilet Building
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.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service.
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221

General Information

Directions:

Physical Address: 4841 Tallulah River Rd., Clayton, GA

Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on Persimmon Road for 4.2 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 4.6 miles to arrive at Sandy Bottoms Campground.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This rustic area along the Tallulah River provides

  • 14 camping sites
  • Graveled driving loop thru recreation area
  • Restroom facility
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern poles,etc).

Fishing

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Hiking

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Parking
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Camping trailer


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