Deep Hole Recreation Area

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Deep Hole Recreation Area is a U.S. Forest Service Campground and Day Use Area located approximately 2 hours north of Atlanta in the North Georgia Mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Deep Hole offers visitors year-round recreation opportunities such as camping, fishing, picnicking, and a lauch area for tubing and kayaking along the Toccoa River. Trout fishing is popular here in North Georgia so having a campsite such as Deep Hole adjacent to the Toccoa River is an amazing opportunity for avid fisherman. Nine campsites are neatly arranged in one loop and walking distance to the Toccoa River. Campsites 5 & 9 are directly next to the River. The climate here is fairly mild and generally offers all four seasons, so it's a wonderful place to relax and experience each of these throughout the year. North Georgia is a playground for wildlife watchers. We have an abundance of Deer, Turkey, Bear, and small Furbearers. There is a $5.00 Day Use Fee for those that only decide to fish, kayak, picnic, or tube down the Toccoa River. If you are camping, you are excluded from this fee. The Fee Tube at the Information Board is for Day Use Only. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, please visit Deep Hole Recreation Area. 

Deep Hole has one double vault toilet within the campground with sites 1, 2, 3, 4, and 9 being the closest to the restroom. There is no water, hook-ups, elecricity, or dump station.  

Need to Know

Natural Features

Deep Hole Recreation Area is located within the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia and you can't ask for a better atmosphere for camping and floating down the Toccoa River. During the months of October, North Georgia's trees put on a vibrant show. Summer's dark greens change to brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows which makes the camping atmosphere amazing. Thousands of visitors make the trip annualy and we hope you will as well.  

Nearby Attractions

Blue Ridge, Georgia is a mountain town in northern Georgia within 20 minutes of Deep Hole Recreation Area. Exhibitions and shows at the Art Center and the Blue Ridge Community Theater highlight the work of the town’s thriving artistic community. Craft breweries and restaurants dot the downtown. Antique trains head to nearby mountain villages along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Trails run through the Chattahoochee National Forest to Long Creek and Fall Branch waterfalls. 

Mercier Orchards is an attraction that you must visit. This is a family-owned and operated apple orchard now in its 4th generation. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier. Mercier Orchards is now celebrating over 75 years of fruitful harvest! The combination of their U-PICK events, Bakery & Market Cafe, Market Store, and now their Farm Winery makes them a great choice for a day trip by yourself or with the family! Spend the day experiencing what makes them unique! They're constantly improving products and the store will give you the best experience that they can possibly offer. 

They currently grow strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, and apples! Be sure to check out their upcoming events to see what’s going on at the orchard!  


Check Out These Areas As Well: 

The Tennessee Overhill including the Ducktown Basin Museum, Ocoee Whitewater Center, Ocoee Scenic Byway, and Hiwassee Rail Adventures in Etowah.

North Carolina - Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino in Murphy and John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown.

Fort Mountain State Park – near Ellijay, GA

Amicalola State Park – near Dawsonville & Blue Ridge , GA

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site – Dahlonega, GA

North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo – Cleveland, GA

Helen Alpine Village, Helen GA

Brasstown Bald-Highest Point in Georgia

Vogel State Park-Blairsvile, GA

Blairsville Farmer’s Market


This campground is located along the banks of a big turn of the Toccoa River just north of Suches, GA. The primary attraction to this area would be the trout fishing and being able to float down the Toccoa River. The Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is only 5.5 miles away and they stock this area with trout weekly during peak camping season. Coopers Creek and Rock Creek are within ten minutes of Deep Hole Recreation Area, which offers visitors more areas to trout fish and more camping opportunities in beautiful North Georgia.  Deep Hole is the beginning of the Toccoa River and is a Nationally Designated River Trail.

Contact Information

Physical Address

27088 Morganton Hwy. Suches GA 30572

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 706-745-6928

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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 Hwy. 60 for 14.8 miles and the campground will be on the right. 

From Dahlonega, GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 27 miles and the campground will be on the left.

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