Wildcat Creek Campground #2 Upper

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Waterfall in the area of Wildcat Campgrounds

Wildcat Creek Road is closed due to landslide. The road is closed to vehicle traffic but foot traffic is welcome, but no camping in the campground. Must use dispersed sites at minimum 150 yards from either campground.

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! 
 

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: Visitors can park at the kiosk before the gate and walk-in 1.7 miles to Wildcat 1 or 3.2 miles to Wildcat 2. The campgrounds are open to foot traffic only. Wildcat Creek road is closed to vehicle traffice due to landslide but foot traffic is welcome. Wildcat Road provides access to popular recreational activities such as fishing and swimming in Wildcat Creek, camping, and access to the Appalachian Trail. Camping pack out, leave no trace.  No restrooms available at this time.
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
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
 
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 28 miles, or 40 minutes,  to Clarkesville, GA. Here 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.
 
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: 4208 West Wildcat Rd., Clarkesville, GA


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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River and Stream Fishing

Wild Creek is stocked seasonally with rainbow trout.

Click here for GA DNR fishing regulations and information!



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