Tate Branch Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed


This much admired 19-site developed campground is located at the junction of Tallulah River and Tate Branch in the North Georgia mountains. Whether traveling to the forest to camp, fish, hike or just breathe the clean mountain air, this remote location offers visitors a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living and unwind. In addition, the site has 4 walk-in tent sites which allow campers and hikers to take full advantage of the area's rustic character.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Tate Branch Campground  is open seasonally March 15, 2018-October 29, 2018. Quite hours 10pm-7am
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping: $15/site/night
Permit Info:
Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
Open Season: 03/15/2018 - 10/29/2018
Restrictions:   The maximum stay is 14 days
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 18 miles, or 25 minutes, to Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided from one, centralized hand pump.
Restroom: 1 Chemical flush 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.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center:  Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 

General Information


Physical Address: 4049 Tallulah River Rd., Clayton, GA

Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on Perssimon Road for 4.2 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 4 miles.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Camping at Tate Branch offers splendid views of the Tallulah River and rugged mountain scenery.

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


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