Frank Gross Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
Lush green grass hugs the ADA walkway  leading to restroom at Frank Gross campground

Located along the banks of Rock Creek and far from civilization in North Georgia mountains. This recreation area offers camping and trout fishing. This area is well known for its trout fishing and is located just upstream from the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery.  


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Entry and portal sign leading to Frank Gross Campground Rock Creek running through Frank Gross Campground provides an excellent place for fishing Two lovely Frank Gross campsites sit adjacent to each other nestled within the landscape Lush green grass hugs the ADA walkway  leading to restroom at Frank Gross campground A picturesque view to Rock Creek from the campsite at Frank Gross

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: April 1 - November 31

Closed: December 1 - March 31
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout license
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 26 miles north, or 45 minutes, in Blue Ridge, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: No drinking water provided
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 706-745-6928

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. In Morganton, turn right on GA 60 south for 14.5 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 69 (Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery Road) for 5.2 miles to campground.

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 26 miles; turn left on Forest Service Road 69 for 5.2 miles to campground.

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.

  • 8 camping sites
  • 1 vault facility accessible for persons with disabilities
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)

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General Notes

The Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is also located on Rock Creek approximately 1/4 mile downstream from Frank Gross. The facility offers an informational visitor kiosk, outdoor raceway viewing, picnicking, and an Environmental Education Center.

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in Rock Creek and Mill Creek for stocked and wild trout is popular.Check State fishing regulations before fishing

Fish Species Trout

Day Hiking

Trails within a 30 minute drive:

• The Appalachian Trail is approximately 4 miles south at the intersection of FS Road 42 and FS Road 69
• The Benton MacKaye Trail crosses FS Road 333 approximately 4 miles north.  

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