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Willis Knob Horse Camp -General Information
Here's Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest's most beloved horse-lover hideaways. The campground features camping for horseback riders, riding and hiking trails, and fishing in the nearby Chattooga River. Restrooms are accessible to people with disabilities. The Willis Knob Trail in Georgia combines with South Carolina's Whetstone Horse Trail to offer 27.5 miles of the most scenic horseback riding and hiking in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Winding across deeply dissected ridges, the trails descend into the beautiful Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. Trails nearby open to hiking only are the 10.7-mile Chattooga River Trail and the 37-mile Bartram Trail.

Horse camps and horse trails are available at this recreation area near the South Carolina state line. Rugged mountain scenery over trail that descends into the Chattooga River basin. Camping, fishing, hiking, and horse trails. This trail provides some of the most scenic horseback riding opportunities in the Southeast. it features both rugged mountain terrain and views of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River.

Horse Campground Amenities:
Single sites 6 - 9 - Standard amenities include a grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc. Each loop has 6" × 6" posts with eyebolt on which to secure high lines. You will need to bring 35' of rope to span the distance between posts. Hand pump. There is a watering trough for horses but you may want to bring your own water. Gravel parking spur and a Chemical flush facility.

Double sites 4 & 5 - Standard amenities include a grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc. Each loop has 6" × 6" posts with eyebolt on which to secure high lines. You will need to bring 35' of rope to span the distance between posts. Hand pump. There is a watering trough for horses but you may want to bring your own water. Gravel parking spur and Chemical flush facility.

Group sites 1 - 3 - Standard amenities include a grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc. Each loop has 6" × 6" posts with eyebolt on which to secure high lines. You will need to bring 35' of rope to span the distance between posts. Hand pump. There is a watering trough for horses but you may want to bring your own water. Gravel parking spur and Chemical flush facility.

Reservations Reservations are required thru Recreation.Gov
Camping Fees: Single Site Camping is $20 per night with electric and water hook-ups, plus $9 reservation fee. Double Site Camping is $30 per night for 2 siteswith electic and water hook-ups, plus $9 reservation fee Group Site Camping is $60 er night for 3 sites with electric and water hook-ups, plus $9 reservation fee

Permit Info: State of Georgia fishing and trout stamp stamp required for fishing. Please check and review Georgia's rules and regulations on fishing at www.gofishgeorgia.com

Open Season: Open year round 24 hours a day. Quite hours are 10 pm until 7 am.

Restrictions: The maximum length of stay is 21 days.

Closest Town: The nearest town is approximately 15 miles, or 30 minutes, to Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, shopping opportunities, etc.

Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets at the sites.
Restroom: 1 Chemical Flush 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
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Horse Riding - Willis Knob Trail is designed as one large 15 mile continuous loop. Each trail crosses several gravel roads, allowing you to plan trips from one half mile to the full 27.5 miles.
Water Availability Watering trough

Day Hiking - Willis Knob Horse Trail - This 15 mile horse trail is sometimes used for hiking. It is located about .25 miles from Warwoman Road on left. There are two neighboring trails that are designated "hiking only". They are the Chattooga River Trail which is 10.7 miles in length, and the Bartram Trail which is 37 miles in length.
Contact, Directions & Longitude & Latitude Location
USDA Forest Service, Chattooga River Ranger District office - Phone: 706-754-6221 Address: 9975 Highway 441S, Lakemont, GA 30552 - Office hours: Monday - Friday at 8 am - 12 Noon and 1-4:30 pm. Closed 12 Noon - 1 pm.

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.

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, Go east on Warwoman Road for 11.6 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 157, camping area is about 2 miles on the left.

Willis Knob Horse Camp GPS Location: Latitude is 34.900373 and Longitude is -83.223668.
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