Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
Men unload boat into lake

Cradled in the hills of the North Georgia Mountains overlooking beautiful Lake Rabun, this developed recreation area offers hiking, all sorts of water activities like swimming, boating and fishing, and an opportunity to absorb the peaceful lake scenery. The 80 site campground located across the highway is closed in the winter months.
 Please feel free to print out the Rabun Beach Recreation Overview Guide (which has a map of the campground!) for your convenience.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Lake Rabun Beach Boat Launch and Beach areas are opened in the winter hours sunrise to sundown.
Rentals & Guides:  14 day max stay at campground across the road from the beach seasonally. Beach opened year-round
Fees: $5/non-commercial vehicle/day for both Boat Launch and Beach Area parking lots. $5/vehicle/day.  Fee tubes are located at the Kiosk at the top of the boat launch and at the Kiosk near the sidewalk to the beach access point. Sorry extra parking lot is closed in the winter months.
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license, valid boating registration.
Open Season: Open Yearround
Restrictions: In the campground there is a 14 day stay limit and will not be able to camp on the Forest for 30 days. All parties have to vacate the site no later that the 14th day to allow other visitors to enjoy that same site. 
Closest Towns: Clayton is approximately 15 miles, or 25 minutes, where you can find a full range of services and supplies.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets at most sites.
Restroom: 2 Flush 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. The water & electric sites discounted fee is $20.00. Annual Day Use Passes are available mid-April through October - Contact 706-782-6798.
Operated By: FIND Outdoors
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221 or FIND Outdoors at 706-782-6381.

General Information


Physical Address: 5315 Lake Rabun Rd, Lakemont, GA

Take U.S. 441/23 south from Clayton for 5.4 miles; turn right on Wiley Connector for 0.1 mile; turn left (south) on Georgia 15(Historic 441) for 1.4 miles; turn right on Lake Rabun Road (County Road 10) for 5 miles. If pulling a trailer, the best route is to go west on Hwy 76 for 7 miles; turn left on Charlie Mtn. Road for 3.5 miles; turn right on Bridge Creek Road for 2 miles; turn left on Burton Dam Road for 5.4 miles. The campground will be on your left. View a map.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • 7 day use picnic areas
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post,etc)
  • Access to Lake Rabun Beach
  • Access to Lake Rabun Boat Ramp
  • Access to Lake Rabun Beach Fishing Accessible Fishing Pier

RV Camping

Lake Rabun Beach Campground offers 21 campsites with electric hookup and water for full service RV camping

Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Lake Rabun is a stocked lake and a great place to spend some time with the family wetting a hook (as we like to say here north Georgia)!

Fish Species Bass, Bream, Perch, Trout and Catfish
Fishing Platform Pier

Day Hiking

Located at the rear of campground, visitors will find the trailhead for the popular Angel Falls/Panther Falls Hiking Trail (trail length 1.7 miles).                            

Other trails within a 30 minute drive of this campground include:

  •      Tallulah Gorge State Park


The swim area has eight picnic tables

Boating - Motorized

Boat ramp, courtesy dock, fishing deck, and  large paved parking lot that can accommodate  vehicles with boat trailers are located adjacent to the campground. Boat ramp open year round.


No lifeguard on duty at lake. Swimming area has accessible route from paved designated parking lot to picnic area; sand beach and swim area designated by buoys, bathhouse.


Lake Rabun is a 835 acre mountain lake excellent for boating and waterskiing.

Recreation Areas

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