Tallulah River Campground

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

At an elevation of 2080 ft, on the banks of Tallulah River, this campground is a favorite. If you like hiking, the Coleman River Trails is 0.03 miles from the campground entrance off Tallulah River Road. There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and nature and so many are available in the area of this campground. The Tallulah River is routinely stocked with Rainbow Trout by the Georgia Dept of Natural Resources (DNR). There is an annual Kid's Fishing Rodeo held at this campground in June. 

The campground offers 17 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and lantern posts at each site. The vault toilet does supply light in the facility for each stall. The campground has many areas to collect drinking water for your use while visiting the site. There are two day-use areas for those who are not camping but want to have a little picnic by the Tallulah River for their enjoyment. The campground is open year-round, starting in mid-April through mid-October a camp host is available on-site.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Tallulah River Campground is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, a place of exploration and wonder. This National Forest is rich in history and is said to be a hiker's paradise with its winding trails, scenic mountains, and rolling hills.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors to the campground can enjoy scenic drives when going to visit nearby Rabun Bald the second-highest peak in Georgia at 4696 ft above sea level. Continue your exploring and you can find many waterfalls to see and trails to hike. One of the longest trails in the area is the National Recreational Bartram Trail. If some water activities are on your mind the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River has fishing, whitewater rafting, canoe, and kayak possibilities with outfitter and guide services available if you enjoy your time on the river. Tallulah Gorge State Park and historic Lakemont are also a close drive. Lake Rabun and Lake Burton are great places to put a boat in the water and enjoy those memories you are ready to make. Within an hour's drive, you can spend some time visiting the city of Helen a beautiful alpine village in White County if you find yourself there be sure and stop by Anna Ruby Falls, Dukes Creek Falls, or Ravens Cliff Wilderness for more hiking fun. While in the neighborhood a short drive around will find you at Brasstown Bald the highest peak in Georgia rising to 4784 ft above sea level.


Tallulah River Campground is in a unique area. You can enjoy walking along the Tallulah River. Fishing is a popular sport in the Tallulah River. If a hike is what you desire, take a short drive along the Tallulah River Road through Tate City to the end of the road, which not only has some great views but at the end of the road is Beech Creek Trail and Buck Creek Trail both are found in the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area. Looking for an easier hike, you can go the other direction on Tallulah River Road for approximately 0.03 miles to bridge #1 where you will find a small parking area for the Coleman River Trail a 1.1 in and out trail that runs along a portion of the Coleman River that flows with the Tallulah River. 

Changes & Cancellations

If I book this reservation today, what are my options to change or cancel?

Please remember that reservations at these facilities prevent other visitors from using these sites. Planned changes to your stay should be made as far in advance as possible. You can make changes to your reservation ahead of your arrival date in My Reservations.


If your new stay dates are completely different from your original stay dates, there is a $10 change fee (per reserved site). There are no additional fees for:

• Adding or removing nights to your stay.

• Changing to a different campsite.

Balances will adjust based on your new stay's nightly rate.


You can cancel the reservation any time before the date of your scheduled arrival. You will receive a refund for your stay, minus the following fees:

• $10 cancellation fee

• Any reservation fees (only if paid when booking)

• Any previous change fees

Late cancellation penalties may also apply:

What is “Late”?

For individual campsites, a late cancellation applies starting from midnight 1 calendar day before your scheduled check-in. For cabins and group sites, a late cancellation applies starting from midnight 14 calendar days or fewer before your scheduled check-in.

Late Fee

In addition to the fees listed above, a late cancellation will also subtract your first night's recreation use fee from any refund owed. As of the expected check-in day, cancellations or changes to your stay are not possible through My Reservations. It is at the facility's discretion to support additional Late Cancellations, No Show, or Early Departure updates – on-site personnel may not be able to assist. These changes carry penalties and may forfeit recreation use fees. For additional details, please visit here:

Contact Information


9975 Hwy 441 So Lakemont GA 30552


1441 Tallulah River Road Clayton GA 30525

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 706-754-6221

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on Persimmon Road for 5 miles; turn left (northwest) on Tallulah River Road (Forest Service Road 70) for 1 mile to the campground entrance. 

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