Mulky Campground

Area Status: Open
Mulky Campground portal sign stands proudly with view of campsites & information board in background

Located along beautiful Cooper Creek, this recreation area offers camping, hiking and fishing. The camping area is across the road from the creek, and offers 11 campsites. The Mulky Recreation Area is commonly associated with and is located within 1 mile of the popular Cooper Creek Recreation Area and features several of the same recreation opportunities.  

Photos of campground...

Mulky Campground portal sign stands proudly with view of campsites & information board in background A view of Rock Creek running through the Mulky Campground Natural stone walls form a unique elevated campsite at Mulky Campground (restroom in background) View of a campsite at Mulky Campground in a wooded setting. Elevated campsite with natural stone walls and picnic area at Mulky 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 for Mulky Campground are made under the Cooper Creek Campground the Mulky Loop, sites 1-11. 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 Peak Season: April 1 - October 31
$15.00 per night/site

Camping Off Peak Season(no water): November 1 - March 31
$7.50 per night/site
Open Season: Yearlong
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground
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. Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at

General Information


From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy 60; turn right and go 2 miles to Morganton, GA. In Morganton, turn right on GA Hwy. 60 south for 15.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4, go 5 miles.

From Blairsville, GA take US 515 south 2.5 miles to Kiutuestia Creek Road. Turn left, go 1.3 miles. Turn left on Old 76 for 100 feet and then turn right on Mulky Gap Road. Go 10 miles to Cooper Creek Campground

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 26 miles; turn right on Forest Service Road 4, go 5 miles.

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. All of the sites are within easy walking distance of the creek. 

  • 11 campsites
  • 1 site accessible for persons with disabilities
  • 1 vault facility accessible for persons with disabilities
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)

River and Stream Fishing

Anglers may fish both Cooper Creek and nearby Mulky Creek for wild and stocked trout. Check State fishing regulations before fishing (

Fish Species Trout

Day Hiking

The trails listed below start in or near the Cooper Creek Campground. They are interconnected and off several short loop opportunities. These trails are for hiking only. All trails are blazed lime green.

Yellow Mtn. Trail - 3.2 miles
Connector Trail - 0.4 miles
Mill Shoals Trail - 0.9 miles
Shope Gap Trail - 0.6 miles
Cooper Creek Trail - 1.7 miles