Wildcat Creek Campground #2 Upper


Area Status: Temporarily Closed
Waterfall in the area of Wildcat Campgrounds

CLOSURE DUE TO WINTER WEATHER--JANUARY 14, 2022 storms have damaged the West Wildcat Road to not allow safe vehicle access to the campgrounds.

Wildcat 2 Campground is closed. Cannot access with vehicle to clean COVID standards.

Although the winding road leading to the campground is not trailer or RV friendly, the payoff of landing a night in this environment is pure delight. These developed tent camping only 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! 
 

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 2 campground is closed due to road damage, cannot safely meet COVID cleaning standards due to no road access to site.
Operational Hours: 24 hours a day, Quite hours are 10pm-6am
 
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees: Camping: $10/site/night, $5/site/night with Senior or Access Pass, need pass available to put pass number on fee envelope with the cash or check. Please make all checks payable to USDA Forest Service.
Permit Info:
State of Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 days. Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. Sites must be occupied from the first day. After the camper(s) has accumulated 14 days within any 30-day time period, the camper(s) must leave that area/campground and move from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest land for 30 days before returning for another stay.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 18 miles, or 25 minutes in Clayton, GA or 35 miles or 45 minutes, to Clarkesville, GA. At either place campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is not provided at this site.
Restroom: 1 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, no free camping.
 
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 

General Information

Directions:

 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 Wildcat Rd.
(Forest Rt. 26).  Turn right onto Wildcat Rd. and go 4.4 miles to
campground.

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


Accessibility:

 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 Wildcat Rd.
(Forest Rt. 26).  Turn right onto Wildcat Rd. and go 4.4 miles to
campground. 


Directions:

 Physical Address: 2740 West Wildcat Rd., Clayton, GA


Activities

Campground Camping

Wildcat Road is curvey, gravel one-lane road with turn-outs, not RV friendly.

  • 16 camping sites
  • 1 Chemical flush facility
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc).
  • Access to Wildcat Creek
  • Access to Appalachian Trail

General Info:

Directions

 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 Wildcat Rd.
(Forest Rt. 26).  Turn right onto Wildcat Rd. and go 4.4 miles to
campground.

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


Accessibility

 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 Wildcat Rd.
(Forest Rt. 26).  Turn right onto Wildcat Rd. and go 4.4 miles to
campground. 


River and Stream Fishing

Wild Creek is stocked seasonally with rainbow trout.

Click here for GA DNR fishing regulations and information!

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.832222

  Longitude : 
-83.626111