Moccasin Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

Georgia

Moccasin Creek State Park

sits in the northeastern corner of Georgia, about 72 miles north of Athens. Though this 32-acre leisure spot is the smallest state park in Georgia, it is also one of the favorite destinations for campers in the state. It is situated on the edge of Lake Burton, one of the finest fishing lakes in Georgia. The park is relatively isolated as Clarkesville is the closest community about 20 miles south. Still, Moccasin Creek State Park is a good central location for visiting several other scenic spots in the Georgia Piedmont.

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Spring 34-78 F
Summer 61-88 F
Fall 35-81 F
Winter 25-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Moccasin Creek State Park

When camping at or near Moccasin Creek State Park, most visitors choose to stay in an RV. Vacationers who are looking to rent an RV for a stay in the Moccasin Creek State Park area can find nearby RVs for rent via RVshare.

Moccasin Creek State Park

Despite its location in a mountainous area, Moccasin Creek State Park has one of the most accessible campgrounds in the state. For such a small park, Moccasin Creek delivers a considerable number of amenities. There are 53 tent, trailer and RV campsites. The area is flat and wheelchair accessible from one corner to another. A specially constructed fishing pier is ADA accessible as well.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: No. An on-site dump station is available.
  • Wi-Fi available: Yes, but only in the office
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $34-$36 per night
  • Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

Black Rock Mountain State Park

This 1,743-acre park, which is only eight miles north of Moccasin Creek State Park, offers 44 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. The campsites sit beneath rhododendron and gnarled oak trees. The park is the highest in the state of Georgia with roadside overlooks that provide 80-mile views. Trails meander alongside waterfalls, creeks, wildflowers and other components of nature’s wonders. The park closes when icy conditions appear.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: No. A dump station is available.
  • Wi-Fi available: Yes, but only in the Visitor Center, Mellinger Center or the cottages
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $35 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Don Carter State Park

This 1,316-acre state park is about 50 miles southeast of Moccasin Creek State Park. Don Carter State Park park sits at a lower level, making winter camping more comfortable. The campground inside the park features 44 tent, trailer, and RV sites. Set beside the 38,000-acre Lake Lanier, this state park is ideal for the avid angling family. Being the newest park in the Georgia State Park system, Don Carter offers some of the most up-to-date amenities available in any park in the state. You can fish from a sandy beach, a boat, or the new dock created by state engineers to be ADA accessible.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: No. A dump station is available.
  • Wi-Fi available: Yes, but in the office only
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $35 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park is about seven miles east of Moccasin Creek. The 2,739-acre park lives up to its name with a 1,000-foot-deep gorge that runs for two miles. The trails into the gorge's depths are strenuous, but the overlooks are easily accessible for anyone of any age. An ADA-accessible suspension bridge creates one of the most impressive views of nature’s work on the East Coast. The campground provides 50 campsites with comfort stations that feature flush toilets, showers, and laundry facilities. Other amenities include a swimming pool, cable connectivity, and grills. An archery range and tennis courts, along with a kid’s playground, provide extra activities to please the entire family.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $34 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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Moccasin Creek State Park

Inside Moccasin Creek State Park

Moccasin Creek State Park is a compact but impressive park with many remarkable features. A nearby trout farm produces pan-sized fish that fill the stream running through the park. There's also a pier that hovers over the stream, from which those 65 and older or 11 and under can fish. All other licensed anglers can fish the 2,775-acre Lake Burton. A one-mile trail leads to an impressive waterfall, a hike that should not be missed.

Outside Moccasin Creek State Park

Though there are no large communities around Moccasin Creek State Park, several small towns provide all the shopping and restaurants any family could want to visit. Sites with astonishing views and educational programs run up and down the Blue Ridge Mountains that make up this section of the Georgia Piedmont area. 

Restaurants

Harvest Habersham

This is one of the unique restaurants you can find near Moccasin Creek State Park. The menu frequently changes as the restaurant only uses local crops and catches. Expect to find some interesting cuisine that may include mussels, crawfish, local fresh vegetables, and fish from local streams and lakes.

Type: American

Location: 1362 Washington Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

The Attic Restaurant

This eatery features a menu with a mix of American traditional, seafood, and steakhouse lunches and dinners. At this restaurant, a family can pick and choose from an array of foods that will please any palate.

Type: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Location: 1344 Washington Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

The Copper Pot Restaurant

This dining establishment concentrates on freshness in its foods. While offering a mix of cuisines, such as pizza, American new, and hamburgers, this restaurant creates its buns, crusts, and pasta from scratch. 

Type: American

Location: 135 Grant Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Bodensee Restaurant

If you are looking for something unusual in Southern cooking, travel 15 miles east of Clarkesville to Helen, GA. While the restaurant serves select items from many nations, the concentration is on old-world German cuisine. Try the Tafelspitz or Holzfaellersteak for tastes that you never thought you would find in the South.

Type: German

Location: 64 Munich Street, Helen, GA 30545

Shopping

Wild Berry Cottage

The owners of this shop elected to open the first and only wine tasting venue in the whole of Georgia’s Habersham County. While specializing in offering delicious Georgia wines, this shop also contains a jewelry section and a gift shop.

Location: 327 Monroe Street, Suite A, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Lindenhaus Imports

This unique shop is located in Helen, GA, just 15 miles from Clarkesville. If you are looking for vacation souvenirs, stop in this shop to find exotic German items such as authentic cuckoo clocks, beer mugs, rhythm clocks and magic rhythm motion clocks.

Location: 8669 S. Main Street, Helen, GA 30545

The Wildewood Shop

This store, located in Helen, provides a unique shopping experience. Exotic souvenirs from France and other European countries are on display. Intricately designed hanging lamps, embroidered panels, posters, plants and statuary seem to hover throughout the shop.

Location: 52 River Street, Helen, GA 30545

Sightseeing

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

Visit the site of the first “Gold Rush” in the United States here. The museum holds original gold coins minted at the local U.S. Mint. Kids and adults get the chance to pan for gold in places throughout Dahlonega. 

Location: 1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

For a blast to the past with elegant architecture and an exciting story, visit this historic site. The 11-mile journey northwest of Clarkesville gets you to the 173-acre farm. Here, you find an ancient mound; a mansion built in the Italianate style; and a vibrant conquest, settlement, and farming story.

Location: 143 Highway 17, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Sunburst Stables

For some family fun, stop by these stables in Clarkesville. The facility offers kids and adults great ATV adventures, horseback riding and zip line excitement.

Location: 251 Sunburst Lane, Clarkesville, GA 30523

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How to Get to
Moccasin Creek State Park

Most visitors traveling to Moccasin Creek State Park take the route from Athens, GA, which takes you along U.S. Highway 441 to Clarkesville, GA. At Clarksville, turn onto Georgia Highway 197, and follow it 20 miles north to the park.

Entering Moccasin Creek State Park

Moccasin Creek State Park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Georgia requires a Georgia ParkPass to enter any state park. The ParkPass fees are based on vehicle size and the number of passengers. You can get a one-day or annual ParkPass.

Park Entry for vehicles with 1 to 12 passengers : $5

$5 per day or $50 annually

Park entry for vehicles with 13 to 30 passengers : $30

$30 per day or $75 annually

Park entry for vehicles with 31 or more passengers : $79

$79 per day or $250 annually

Families develop memories that last a lifetime when they vacation at Moccasin Creek State Park. Camping in an RV in Georgia’s high areas is a refreshing experience. If you visit, be sure to tag RVshare in your social media posts about Moccasin Creek. You can also share your experiences by emailing your thoughts and photos to [email protected]