West Fork Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Visitors to this 5-site developed campground marvel over the picturesque bird’s eye view of the world renowned Chattooga River. Situated along the west fork of the river, this area offers isolation and adventure all in one. Visitors often comment they feel as though they’ve been swept back in time and are looking out onto the great frontier of the past when enjoying the area’s treasured scenic views. Come explore and enjoy such adventures as camping, fishing, hiking and canoeing!

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 24 hours a day, quite hours 10pm-7am
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping: $8/night
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
Open Season: Open all year
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 days
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 18 miles, or 30 minutes, to Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: None
Restroom: Chemical Vault
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: 919 Overflow Creek Rd., Clayton, GA

From the intersection of US Highway 441 and Rickman Drive (County Road 219) in Clayton, GA, head east on Rickman Dr. for 0.5 mi.

Turn right onto Warwoman Rd. and go 13.2 miles.

Turn left onto Overflow Creek Rd. (Forest Service Road 86) and go 1.0 mile to the West Fork Campground.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This rustic area along the west fork of the Chattooga River offers only  walk-in camp sites.

  • 5 walk-in camping sites
  • Graveled parking area
  • Restroom facility
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc).


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Water Activities

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