Cooper Creek Campground (GA)

Recreation - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Cooper Creek Campground is located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest along the banks of Cooper Creek in the North Georgia Mountains. The Campground offers many recreation activities including camping, hiking, trout fishing, and hunting. The campground is well kept and is a nice place for just a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Most of the campsites are fairly spaced apart so the privacy level is decent which makes for and enjoyable time. This Recreation area is well known for great trout fishing year-round and you can fish up and down the main creek or take the numerous trails along the bank of the creek if you’re not having any luck at the campground. Please make your way out to this beautiful campground for a pleasant and relaxing experience.  

Cooper Creek Campgound has two vault toilets. One near site 23 at the Cooper Creek Loop and site 5 at Mulky. The campground has no flush toilets, showers, hook-ups, or dumstations. Drinking water is provided only during peak season, which is from April 1st though October 31st. Fees are reduced during off-peak when the water is shutoff and winterized. (November 1st through March 31st.  

Need to Know

Natural Features

Cooper Creek Campground is settled inside The Cooper Creek Wildlife Management Area. It spans more than 30,000 acres, and lies within the Chattahoochee National Forest. This WMA is located in the extreme northeast corner of Georgia and nearly borders North Carolina. This WMA offers hunting opportunities for deer, bear, turkey and small game. The trails in this wildlife management area offer nearly eight miles of easy to moderate hiking. The trails follow old logging trails and new footpaths through a variety of hardwood, mixed pine and hardwood, and white pine and hemlock forests.

Nearby Attractions

If cooper creek is booked please check out Deep Hole Campground which is 15 minutes South of Area. This campground has nine sites and is also a great place to catch fish along the Toccoa River. This campground can also be booked on recreation.gov or calling the reservation line. Blue Ridge, Blairsville, and Dahlonega GA, are all towns nearby to visit for all your supply needs. If you dont want to drive into town, visit the Cooper Creek Store which is about 5 miles south of the campground as they'll have all your camping supplies.

Recreation

There are several hiking trails that start in or near the campground and all are interconnected, so forming a loop is a breeze. The Yellow Mountain Trail is the longest at 3.2 miles, so these are great little trails for taking the kids or the inexperienced hiker on. The Duncan Ridge Trail isn’t far up the road if you would like to do a more challenging hike. 

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

Contact Information

Mailing

6050 Appalachian Highway 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, 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: 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: GA take GA Hwy. 60 north for 26 miles; turn right on Forest Service Road 4, go 6 miles.

Mulky Campground(Mulky Loop) is 1/10 of a Mile south of Cooper Creek Campgound(Cooper Creek Loop)

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