|Tate Branch Campground & General Information
|Whether traveling to the forest to camp, fish, hike or just breathe the clean mountain air, this remote location offers visitors a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living and unwind. In addition, the site has 4 walk-in tent sites which allow campers and hikers to take full advantage of the area's rustic character.
Check State fishing regulations before fishing. Hiking through nearby Coleman River Scenic Area is popular. The Coleman River Trail parallels the river for 1 mile through stands of large old-growth timber. Good, hard-surface roads until you reach Forest Service Road 70; expect narrow gravel road that is crooked and steep in parts.
Campground Amenities: Camping at Tate Branch offers splendid views of the Tallulah River and rugged mountain scenery. Therer are 14 camping sites and a Gravel driving loop thru recreation 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.
Fees: $14 per campsite site per night
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp are required for fishing.
Restrictions: The maximum length of stay is 21 days.
Open: Mid-March 2012 - 24 hours day. Quite hours 10pm-7am,
Closest Town: The nearest town is approximately 18 miles, or 25 minutes, to Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided from one, centralized hand pump.
Restroom Facilities: 1 Chemical flushed 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.
Operated By: Chattahoochee Management, INC. under permit by the US Forest Service. You can visit their website, www.chattahoocheemanagement.com
|More Recreation Activities
|River & Stream Fishing - The Tallulah River is stocked routinely with Rainbow trout.
Day Hiking - Although there are no hiking trails directly connected to the Tate Branch campground, the Coleman River Trail (trail length 1.0 miles) is only a short distance (approx 3 miles) south on Tallulah River Road.
|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: Take U.S. 76 west from Clayton for 8 miles; turn right (north) on Perssimon Road for 4.2 miles; turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 for 4 miles.
GPS Location for Tate Branch Campground - Latitude is 34.955300 and Longitude is -83.552100.
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