|Hickory Gap Campground - General Information
|Campground Camping - Located along Mill Creek, a stocked trout stream. 5 campsites with parking for two vehicles. 1 ADA accessible vault restroom. Gravel driving loop through camping area. Used as a stop-over for Cohutta Wilderness adventures. Standard amenities are grill, picnic tables, lantern post etc.
Reservations are not required. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Camping Fee: Free for camping and parking for daily use.
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 Season: Open all year. Quiet hours observed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Restrictions: Tents must be placed on tent pads. Limited to two-vehicles per campsite. Not appropriate for large groups. Road and campground access limited to recreational vehicles less than 24 feet. It is prohibited to possess, consume, receive or transport alcohol in the Hickey Gap campground, day use area and the related facilities.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is Chatsworth, GA, approximately 12 miles southwest of the campground. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations.
Water: No Drinking water - Restroom: 1 Vault facility
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.
River and Stream Fishing - Hickey Gap is a popular place with anglers. Mill Creek, running through the campground, is a year round trout stream and stocked Spring through Fall.
Mountain Biking - Sumac Creek Trail, approx 15 minutes North on FS 17, is ideal for mountain biking.
Day Hiking Trails - There are no trails directly connected to the campground. However, there are a few in the vicinity, and within a half hour drive. They are: Hickory Creek (8.6 miles), Sumac Creek Trail (12 mile loop) and Murray's Lake (0.8 mile).
Contact, Directions, Longitude & Latitude Location, and Directions
USDA Forest Service, Conasauga Ranger District office - Phone: 706-695-6736 Address: 3941 Highway 76, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Office hours: Monday - Friday at 8 am - 12 Noon & 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Closed noon to 1 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
GPS Location for Hickory Gap Campground is 34.894130 and Longitude is -84.672463.
Directions From Chatsworth, GA: Travel North on hwy. 411 for 6 miles, then turn Rt. on Grassy Street (4 lane will narrow down to 2 lanes). Travel to "T" intersection and turn Rt., go 100 ft. and then turn Lt on Mill Creek Rd. (FS 630). Continue straight on FS 630 for approx. 6.5 miles then turn right to enter campground at portal sign.
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