Frank Gross Campground

Recreation - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Frank Gross is a U.S. Forest Service Campground located approximately 2 hours north of Atlanta in the North Georgia Mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Frank Gross Campground offers visitors year-round recreation opportunities such as camping, fishing, picnicking, and hiking. Trout fishing is popular here in North Georgia so having a campsite such as Frank Gross adjacent to the Rock Creek is an amazing opportunity for avid fisherman. Eight campsites are neatly arranged for privacy and only walking distance to Rock Creek. Campsites 2 & 5 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. If you need to get away from civilization and everyday life, please visit Frank Gross Campground. You'll be glad you did.  

Frank Gross Campground has one double vault toilet within the campground with sites 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 being the closest to the restroom. There is no water, hook-ups, elecricity, or dump station at this campground.  

Need to Know

Natural Features

Frank Gross Campground is nestled on the banks of Rock Creek in the Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area inside the Chattahoochee National Forest. Once you turn down Rock Creek Road, the 5 mile drive to Frank Gross Campground is breathtaking. Rock Creek is visible for most of the drive so it gives fisherman an opportunity to locate a good spot to fish as you travel to the campground. Experiencing all four seasons here in North Georgia makes camping a pleasant experience for everybody. 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 30 minutes of Frank Gross Campground. 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!  

COOPER CREEK STORE IS WITHIN 15MINS OF FRANK GROSS. THEY HAVE ALL YOUR CAMPING SUPPLY NEEDS. ONCE YOU REACH HWY 60 GOING NORTH, TURN RIGHT AND IT'S ABOUT A MILE ON THE RIGHT.  

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

Recreation

We have plenty of recreational opportunities that are not far from Frank Gross. If you enjoy hiking, The Benton MacKaye trail is north of Frank Gross; this trail crosses the Toccoa River on a suspension bridge that is 260 feet long. Fishing in Rock Creek and Mill Creek for stocked and wild trout is popular. The Chattahoocee 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, picniking, and an Environmental Education Center. 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. 

If Frank Gross is booked, check out our other Forest Service Campgrounds that are just a 15 min drive away. Cooper Creek Campground and Deep Hope Recreation Area. These campgrounds offer a great experience of Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, and Picknicking. Hope to see you soon!

Contact Information

Physical

5126 Rock Creek Rd. Blue Ridge GA 30512

Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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 60 south for 14.5 miles. Turn right on Rock Creek Rd. (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. 

From Blairsville, GA - Take Skeenah Gap Rd and travel 7.8 miles South. Turn left onto HWY 60-South and travel 3.4 miles. Rock Creek Rd will be on your right. Travel 5.2 miles to the Campground.  

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