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meeple
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Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
I'm planning on camping here this October. Currently looking at Cooper Creek Campground. Anyone camped here, or somewhere else in the forest? I'm planning on a Friday through Sunday trip. How early do I need to get here to grab a campsite?


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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
Check deer season dates. Ga starts gun early.


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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
Are you looking for a pad like that or do you just want to car camp in the woods?

Lots of spots on the forest service roads in that area that are a little more secluded


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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
All I know is that it gets hotter than a Hoochie's coochie down there.


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it will be cool in october. Hiked 9 miles right by there yesterday and it wasnt that bad under the trees, October will be even better


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meeple
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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
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Are you looking for a pad like that or do you just want to car camp in the woods?


Both are options at this point. The others in our group have expressed the desire for a toilet and running water though.

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Lots of spots on the forest service roads in that area that are a little more secluded


Any secluded places in particular that you can recommend?


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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
You could always look at backpacking a section on the Appalachian trail. Hike in a few miles set up camp and hike back out to the car. However, there will be no running water or toilets.


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Both are options at this point. The others in our group have expressed the desire for a toilet and running water though.


I cant help you with the spots like mentioned in the OP, but there are some private sites around and on some kayak/tube rental spots that might be more fun.

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Any secluded places in particular that you can recommend?


For sure, check out the three forks area, it has a nice river along the road and its seems to be cooler around there in the heat.

But really any of the forest service roads, you can drive until you find a spot that looks nice. Lots of camp spots.

how many people are you bringing? if you need a bigger spot I can point out a few bigger clearings. But most can fit 1-2 cars easily.

pretty much most of those roads you see on the map from your site to suches to amicalola are all gravel roads with camp sites along them.


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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
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You could always look at backpacking a section on the Appalachian trail. Hike in a few miles set up camp and hike back out to the car. However, there will be no running water or toilets.


several spots on the AT and BMT where you can hike a short distance to camp sites or shelters as well, from parking along roads. Shelters usually have privies
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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
You will be pretty close to Toccoa, go check out the airborne museum there. You can go run Currahee too.


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ptra
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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
Look at Cloudland Canyon. Better view for fall colors. They have walkin areas away from car campers


meeple
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how many people are you bringing? if you need a bigger spot I can point out a few bigger clearings. But most can fit 1-2 cars easily.


Definitely 2 cars. We'll have two big 8-10 person tents with 7 kids between the two families.


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7 kids between the two families


What were you planing on doing and how were you going to entertain the kids for the weekend?


meeple
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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
Hiking, mostly


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Look at Cloudland Canyon. Better view for fall colors. They have walkin areas away from car campers


Cool I'll check it out thanks


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meeple
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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
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You could always look at backpacking a section on the Appalachian trail. Hike in a few miles set up camp and hike back out to the car. However, there will be no running water or toilets.


Would definitely do if it were just my wife and I, and maybe our oldest child. Will not be able to swing something like that this trip though.


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Hiking, mostly


I'd look around three forks area. Its on the AT, you have a few water sources nearby. A small falls area, easier grade on hiking, and there is a shelter(about 1.5 miles in) if the kids want to hike in and out for the day(it gives you a goal to hike to)

its also on a fairly graded road, so easy to get into. You wont have to worry about anyone else within a 1/4 mile or so, depending on where you set up.

Again, this is all if you want to stay just in that area.

Couple towns(Ellijay and dalhonega) nearby if you arent stinking, to get some food as well


Tubing and kayaking are real big in the area as well


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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
This. Did that earlier this year and it was easy and scenic. Pretty cool little shelter too, although it might be full with the southbounders.


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meeple
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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
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three forks area


Is this where you are referring to, as well as the Hawk Mountain Shelter?

LINK


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re: Tent camping in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
yes, stover to the south is closer. There is going to be a few camp sites and parking right there. Falls at a short hike to the north east as well as several camp sites, but you would have to carry in a few hundred yards.

All up and down that road are more sites along the road, as well as all the other roads in the area


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