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Camping, plus the thrill of driving off road vehicles over mountainous terrain and trail systems, equals the Oakey Mountain OHV recreation area. The campground is near lake Burton and Lake Rabun.
Oakey Mountain OHV Trails, Campground & General Information
Oakey Mountain OHV Trails area length is 9.2 miles. This 6-site developed campground near lake Burton and Lake Rabun is located only 100 yards from the trailhead, allowing for trouble-free access to the trail system directly from the campground.

In addition, the convenience of camping near the trails will allow the adventure enthusiast to maximize daylight on his or her ride to the fullest. The two-way trail is open to OHV's with less than a 48" axle width, and offers rocky and steep terrain. Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District for the latest information on trail availability due to frequent weather contingencies.

Campground Amenities: 6 camping sites with a restroom facility. Gravel driving loop thru camping area. Standard amenities include a grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc.

Reservations Reservations are not required. Campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Permit Info: OHV: 1-Day Permit OR $5 per operator per day.

Fees: 1-Day Permit: $5 per operator per day. Pay at site. OHV Annual Pass: $50 per operator per year. Obtain at any Forest Service Office. Camping is $10 per night.

The Chattooga River Ranger District covers 261,035 acres in the northeast part of Georgia. Terrain ranges from the Piedmont in the southern part of the district to Georgia's second highest mountain, Rabun Bald at 4,696 feet above sea level. To the east is the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. In the central part of the district are Lake Burton, Seed Lake, and Lake Rabun where you'll find the Rabun Beach Campground.

In the western part of the district are the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River and the Upper Chattahoochee River Campground. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through the district. There are many waterfalls across the district including the twin waterfalls of Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area.
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Campground Amenities: 6 camping sites with a restroom facility. Gravel driving loop thru camping area. Standard amenities include a grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc.

Reservations Reservations are not required. Campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Permit Info: OHV: 1-Day Permit OR $5 per operator per day.

Fees: 1-Day Permit: $5 per operator per day. Pay at site. OHV Annual Pass: $50 per operator per year. Obtain at any Forest Service Office. Camping is $8 per night

Restrictions: The consumption of alcohol while operating any type of vehicle is strictly prohibited according to State and Federal law.

Open: Mid-March. Open sunrise to sunset. Not operational after dark. NOTE: The Oakey Mountain OHV Trails are closed during the winter months and open in early spring.

Closest Town: The nearest town is approximately 24 miles, or 30 minutes, in Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

Water: Drinking water provided from two faucets.
Restroom Facilities: 1 vault facility
Passes: OHV Annual Pass: $50 per operator per year
Operated By: Chattahoochee Management, INC. under permit by the US Forest Service
More Recreation Activities
OHV Trail Riding - A steep (up to 35% grade) and rocky two-way trail with many blind curves - Oakey Mountain OHV trail connects to the Moates Knob trail (southern end of Oakey), making for 9.2 exciting miles of OHV trails! Visitors will also enjoy direct access from the parking lot to the Oakey Mountain OHV trailhead. Suitable for: Three-wheelers, Trail bikes, ATV's with less than 48"" axle width. Difficulty Level is at Most Difficult.
Contact, Directions & GPS Location
USDA Forest Service, Chattooga River Ranger District office - Phone: 706-754-6221 - Address: 9975 Highway 441 S, Lakemont, GA 30552 - Office hours: Monday - Friday at 8 am - 12 Noon and 1-4:30 pm. Closed 12 Noon - 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

Directions: From Clayton, GA take US-76 west for approximately 7 miles. Turn left onto Charlie Mtn. Rd. and go 3.6 miles. Turn right onto Bridge Creek Rd. and go 2.0 miles. Turn right onto Burton Dam Rd. and go 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 161 and arrive at Oakey Mountain OVH trailhead and campground.

Oakey Mountain OHV Trails and Campground GPS Location - Latitude is 34.78410 and Longitude is -83.55436.
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