Upper Chattahoochee River Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Horse Trough Falls is only a short walk from the main campground


The drive up through the winding misty roads of North Georgia leading to this 34-site, developed campground is almost as breath-taking as the site itself. Although the drive leaves one feeling as if civilization has been left far, far behind, the ever popular and beloved alpine village of Helen, Georgia is less than a half hour away. Camping here, visitors can enjoy the pleasure of Georgia’s number one vacation spot with shopping, dining, and entertainment in the city of Helen and recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, and fishing in the campground. Visitors should keep an eye out for the interpretive information available on the Chattahoochee River Watershed and how the river affects water usage for Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, posted upon entering the campground area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Upper Chattahoochee River Campground is open seasonally March 20, 2017-October 31, 2017. Quite hours are 10pm-7am
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping: $12/site/night     Group Camping: $35/night
Permit Info:
Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
Open Season: 03/20/2017 - 10/31/2017
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 days Group Campsite : 30 persons max. on camp site
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 15 miles, or 25 minutes to Helen, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided from two, centralized hand pump.
Restroom: 1 Chemical flush vault 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

Directions: Take Georgia 75 north from Helen for approx. 8 miles. Just beyond mile marker 15 turn left onto the graveled Chattahoochee River Road and follow for 5 miles.

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Group Camping

The Upper Chattahoochee River Campground offers a single group camping area, with a maximum of 30 people, at $35 a night.

No. of Sites1
Reservation InfoNone Required

Campground Camping

This wheelchair friendly area is in tall mature mixed woods. Sites have tables, grills, lantern poles, tent pads and gravel parking aprons. 10 tent only sites; 24 tent/rv sites with largest apron 10' × 60'.


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