Cooper Creek Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A glimpse of scenic campsite through the foliage of an American Holly at Cooper Creek

Cooper Creek Recreation Area is located along the banks of  Cooper Creek in the North Georgia mountains. Campers can experience all types of recreation activites, including camping, hiking, trout fishing, and hunting. Anglers may fish Cooper Creek and nearby Mulky Creek, both of which are trout streams for wild and stocked trout.

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Find out more about the Cooper Creek Watershed Project.

Campsite at Cooper Creek overlooks rushing water of Rock Creek as it flows over a shoal Cooper Creek portal sign sits perched alongside a winding gravel road at entry to campground A glimpse of scenic campsite through the foliage of an American Holly at Cooper Creek Gravel entry road goes over a small bridge at Cooper Creek Campground A view through the trees to Cooper Creek traveling through Cooper Creek Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Yellow Mountain Trail is closed temporarily from Addie Gap on FSR 33A to the intersection with Shope Gap Trail. Any questions contact Blue Ridge Ranger District - US Forest Service at (706) 745-6928.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm to 6am.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping Summer Services: 3/15/18 - 11/12/18
$8 per night/site
$10 Creek Side (Site #4 & 5)
$16 Double Site (Site #13)

Camping Winter Services (no water): 11/13/18 - mid-March 2019
$4 per night/site
$5 Creek Side (Site #4 & 5)
$8 Double Site (Site #13)
Open Season: Yearlong
Restrictions:
  • 14 day stay limit
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 13 miles northeast  or 30 minutes, in Blairsville, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground
Restroom: 2 Vault facilities
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. Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at
706-745-6928

General Information

Directions:

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 6 miles.


Directions:

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 6 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 9 miles to Cooper Creek Campground

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 26 miles; turn right on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

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


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

 

General Info:

Directions

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 6 miles.