Wildcat Creek Campground #1 Lower

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

A great place for swimming and fun, fondly referred to as

Wildcat Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. Due to road issues we cannot conduct cleaning of facilities to meet COVID standards.

Although the winding road leading to the campground is not RV friendly, the payoff of landing a night in this environment is pure delight. These developed campgrounds are buried deep in the North Georgia Mountains west of Lake Burton and along the headwaters of Wildcat Creek. The creek, seasonally stocked with rainbow trout, runs directly adjacent to the campsites and provides for an astounding setting, so be prepared to capture nature at its best, and bring your camera. On clear nights the stars appear to be just an arm’s reach away!   
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A great place for swimming and fun, fondly referred to as "Sliding Rock" Fall at a camp site in the Wildcat Campgrounds Waterfall in the area of Wildcat Campgrounds

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Wildcat Creek road is temporarily closed.
Operational Hours: Year-round
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis. Sites must occupied from the first night
Fees Camping: $10/site/night.
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing.
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 days. Quiet hours from 10:00 pm-6:00am. Sites must be occupied from the first day.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 18 miles or 25 minutes to Clayton, GA, or 35 miles or 45 minutes, to Clarkesville, GA. Both offer campers  restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is not provided at this site.
Restroom: chemical 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: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221

General Information


Physical Address: 2726 West Wildcat Rd., Clayton, GA


From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 9.7 miles to State
Rt. 197.  Turn left onto Rt. 197 and go 5.1 miles to West Wildcat Rd.
(Forest Rt. 26).  Turn right onto West Wildcat Rd. and go 2.8 miles to

NOTE: Wildcat Rd. is gravel, steep (in places), single lane with
turnouts.  There are minimal potholes and washboards. 


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Wildcat Road is a curvey, gravel one-lane road with turn-outs, not RV or trailer friendlyThe largest parking apron size is 9.5' X 49'

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


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