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Wilderness

Like most U.S. Forest Service land there are few restrictions for campers. There aren't any designated camping areas in the wilderness area and the standard rules apply. There are many overused campsites and some are too close to the river. On Summer weekends the Chattooga River Trail, and the campsites on it, can become crowded. For more solitude and less environmental impact,  we recommend that you choose a campsite NOT on the Chattooga River Trail. 

Cherry Hill Campground

A favorite for "Car Camping". Beautiful campsites tucked into the trees. Facilities include a bath-house with hot showers, picnic tables and fire-rings.

Cherry Hill Campground information

Burrells Ford Campground

A U.S. Forest Service walk-in campground situated along the Chattooga River. The walk to the campground is approximately one quarter mile downhill, on a smooth road. The facilities provided for campers include several toilets, picnic tables and fire-rings. Take Burrells Ford Road, Rt. 708, and follow the signs. Burrells Ford Road is one and a half miles north of the Cherry Hill Campground on Hwy 107.

Oconee State Park

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's Great Depression. This is not only a well designed and historic State Park but it is conveniently located for hikers as well as paddlers. The walk-in campsites are great for a base camp. Buggy's are provided to ferry your gear down the trail to you campsite. The sites are numbered and have more privacy than sites in the main campground. The sites are in the trees and just like the "real" thing! There is also a bath house convenient to the trail head.   

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Chauga (Chow-gee)  River Scenic Area

Nearby A 3,275 acre natural area that is a must see. The Chauga River drops an average of 46 feet a mile making it a popular destination for paddlers with a death wish. A poorly defined and primitive fishing trail follows the west bank affording excellent views of the Chauga Narrows and Riley Moore Falls. There is primitive camping here and a small picnic area. The Chauga is a spot that is more known to local fisherman than "out of town" hikers.  For information about camping and picnicking:     Cassidy Bridge Hunt Camp

For more information from the Forest Service about this worthwhile natural area call:  (864) 638-9568.

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