|Boggs Creek -General Information
|Whether you’re visiting for the day with a couple of friends to take advantage of the seasonal fishing opportunities or camping with the whole family, Boggs Creek offers a rich, yet primitive outdoor experience.
Campground Amenities: This campground is ideal for tent camping, pop-ups and small trailers. The tent pads vary in size. Sites 10-17, 21 and 25-33 require fording Boggs Creek. While there is no water, electric or sewer hook-ups available in the campground, the scenery is worth the trip. Boggs Creek Recreation Area offers one, large group site available on a first come, first serve basis. The site is located along Boggs Creek. Parking is limited to a maximum of 6 vehicles. To access the group campsite you must ford Boggs Creek.
There are 33 camping sites and 1 group site. Each campsite is equipped with standard amenities: tent pad, picnic table, lantern pole, and fire ring/grill. There are 4 Chemical flush facilities located throughout the campground. More than 1/2 of the campsites are located along Boggs Creek with direct access for fishing and wading.
Reservations are not required. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Camping Fees: Camping - Full Services: Mid-March through end of November
Single Site = $8/site/night and Group Site = $30/site/night
Off Season Camping - No restrooms available - Early January through mid-March and during December. Free camping during this time provided campground is open. Can be closed due to increment weather.
Day Use Area is Free.
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required. Please check and review Georgia's rules and regulations on fishing at www.gofishgeorgia.com
|Open: Yearlong unless weather is incremental. - Currently closed due to storm damage. Will notify when opens. Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours from 10 pm to 6 am.
Restrictions: Limit 2 vehicles per single campsite. Limit 4 vehicles per group campsite. Park in designated spaces only.
Closest Towns: Boggs Creek is convenient to Dahlonega and Cleveland, GA. Both towns are approximately 15 miles, or 30 minutes, from the recreation area. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: No drinking water available.
Restroom Facilities: 4 Chemical Flush Facilities
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted. These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping fees.
Operated By: Chattahoochee Management, INC. under permit by the US Forest Service
|River and Stream Fishing - Boggs Creek is a popular, seasonal trout stream. It is stocked on a regular basis. Please go to www.gofishgeorgia.com before arriving to learn everything you need to know about fishing in Georgia!
Day Hiking - These scenic trails are located within a 30 minute drive.
Byron Herbert Reece Trail - A 3/4 mile blue-blaze connector trail leading to the Appalachian Trail. Located north along U.S. Hwy 19/129 at the Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead.
DeSoto Falls Trail - There are two waterfalls which can be easily viewed along the DeSoto Falls trails. Located along U.S. Hwy 19/129, just three miles north of Boggs Creek. Upper Falls-0.75 miles upstream, Lower Falls-0.25 miles downstream
Nearby Vogel State Park also offers a variety of trail opportunities.
Picnicking - Day use parking is provided in designated spaces along Boggs Creek. Picnic tables are provided at scattered locations.
|Contact, Directions & GPS Location
|USDA Forest Service, Blue Ridge Ranger District - Phone: 706-745-6928
Address: 2042 Highway 515 West, Blairsville, GA 30512 -
Office hours: Monday - Friday at 8-12 & 1-4:30 pm
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests - Phone: 770 297-3000
Address: 1755 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
Office hours: Tuesday - Friday at 9 - 12 & 1-4 - Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Directions: From Blairsville, GA take U.S. Hwy. 19/129 south for 20 miles to campground entrance on left. Entrance is indicated by a small brown/white sign located approximately 1/8 mile before the access road. From this direction, vehicles must make a hard left turn into the recreation area.
From Dahlonega, GA take Hwy. 19 north for 15 miles to campground entrance on right. Entrance is indicated by a small brown/white sign located approximately 1/8 mile before the access road.
Latitude: 34.679061 - Longitude: -83.895636.
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