Toccoa River Sandy Bottoms Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This small campground is located along the banks of the Toccoa River just south of Blue Ridge, GA. This recreation area is the take-out for the 13.8 mile Toccoa River Canoe Trail. The recreation area offers camping, fishing and a canoe take-out.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees Camping
$8/site/night

Day Use
$3/vehicle/day
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 approximtely 11 miles north, or 20 minutes, in Blue Ridge, GA. Here campers will fnd restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: 1 Vault facility
Passes: The Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest Annual Pass for $25 is available at Forest Service offices in Gainesville, Blairsville, Chatsworth, Lakemont, and Eatonton, Georgia. This pass will allow you to enjoy selected recreation opportunities on the Chattahoochee and the Oconee NF, without having to pay daily fees at each site. The Forest Annual Pass will be good for one year from the month of purchase. Those who have a Golden Age, Golden Access, Interagency Senior or Interagency Access Pass will receive a 50% discount off of the Forest Annual Pass. The Forest Annual Pass is not valid at concession sites.
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at    706-745-6928.

General Information

Directions:

From Blue Ridge, GA go south on Aska Road 8.5 miles. Turn left, go across Shallowford Bridge and turn right on Shallowford Bridge Road. Go 1.3 miles to Old Dial Road. Turn right on Old Dial Road, go 0.6 miles to recreation area.


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Boating - Non-Motorized

The Toccoa River Canoe Trail starts at the Deep Hole Recreation area and flows 13.8 miles to the take-out at Toccoa River Sandy Bottoms Recreation Area. People floating the Toccoa River are allowed passage through private lands along the river. However, according to state law, fishing, camping and entering onto private land is illegal without landowner permission, as is fishing from the river in a boat, tube, or any other floating device where both sides of the river are privately owned.



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