Deep Hole Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
Woman enjoys the peaceful view of the Toccoa River from a bench at Deep Hole Campground

Located along the banks of a big turn in the Toccoa River just north of Suches, GA.   This small campground and recreation area offers camping, canoeing and fishing.  This is a great place for year round water-based recreation activities.  


Photos of recreation area

Deep Hole portal sign is seen resting among the fallen leaves of autumn at entry to campground View of the wooden Toccoa River overlook and fishing platform at Deep Hole Campground Gravel road winds through Deep Hole Campground for vehicular access to sites Picnicking areas at Deep Hole sit along the bank of Toccoa river provides treats for eyes and ears Man reads Canoe Launch information board at Deep Hole campground

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.
Reservations: Reservations are required to camp in this campground. Reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). The website ( offers convenient round the clock access to the Online Reservation Service or visitors may call NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 (toll free) between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

You may reserve camp sites the same day as you arrive and as far as six (6) months in advance. Reservations are not available at the facility.
Fees: Camping:
$15 per site/night

Day Use:
$5 per vehicle/day
Open Season: Yearlong
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 17 miles north, or 30 minutes, in Blue Ridge, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: 1 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 for single family campsites and some day use fees. Click here for detailed information on passes!

The Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest Annual Pass for $25 is available at Forest Service offices in Gainesville, Blairsville, Chatsworth, Lakemont, and Eatonton, Georgia. This pass will allow you to enjoy selected recreation opportunities on the Chattahoochee and the Oconee NF, without having to pay daily fees at each site. The Forest Annual Pass will be good for one year from the month of purchase. Those who have a Golden Age, Golden Access, Interagency Senior or Interagency Access Pass will receive a 50% discount off of the Forest Annual Pass. The Forest Annual Pass is not valid at concession sites.
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at

General Information


Interactive Visitor Map

From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy. 60; turn right and go 2 miles to Morganton. In Morganton, turn right on GA Hwy. 60 for 14.8 miles to campground on right.

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 27 miles to campground on left.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There are no water or electric hook-ups or dump station available in the campground. Restroom and fishing deck are accessible to people with disabilities.  

  • 8 camping sites
  • 1 vault facility
  • canoe launch
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing for rock and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout is popular among anglers in the Toccoa River. Check State fishing regulations before fishing

Fish Species Rock and Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow and Brown Trout

Day Hiking

Trails within a 30 minute drive.

  • The Appalachian Trail cross Hwy 60 at Woody Gap, approximately 13 miles south.  
  • The Benton MacKaye Trail crosses Hwy. 60 in two places; at Tooni Gap approximately 2 miles north and at Wilscot Gap approximately 8 miles north.


A day use area is available for those looking to picnic, fish or canoe along the Toccoa River. Deep Hole includes 4 picnic sites, canoe launch, and fishing deck.

Boating - Non-Motorized

The canoe launch at this site makes river access very easy. Floating down the Toccoa River is very popular among visitors. The Toccoa River Canoe Trail starts at the Deep Hole Recreation Area and flows 13.8 miles to the take-out at Sandy Bottoms Recreation Area. People floating the Toccoa River are allowed passage through private lands along the river. However, according to state law, fishing, camping and entering onto private land is illegal without landowner permission, as is fishing from the river in a boat, tube, or any other floating device where both sides of the river are privately owned.