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Chattahoochee National Forest (Sandy Bottom Campground)

809 Hwy 4415    Clayton  GEORGIA  US  30525    (706)782-3320 809 Hwy 4415,  Clayton, GEORGIA, 30525

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  • 12

  • 34.96067,-83.55755

  • $14.00

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Reviews

deupton

July 11,2012

This campground is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest. There are three campground on the Tallulah River Rd. 1st is Tallulah River Campground, 2nd is Tate Campground and the 3rd is Sandy Bottom campground. Access to the Appalachian Trail is located at the end of road that dead ends in North Caroline wilderness (Nantahala National Forest). Trout Fishing is good. The temperature is cooler due to the elevation usually 10 - 15 degrees from Atlanta temperature. They are rebuilding the bridges and they are single lanes with tight turns. The water is great cold but relaxing when sitting next or wading through the steam. The campsites are spaced out you will have 15 - 20 between each site. CAMPGROUND NAME: Sandy Bottom VISIT DATE: 7-2-2012 to 7-8-2012 STATE: Georgia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Chattooga River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. 76 west for 6.7 miles to Tallulah River Campgrounds sign (Persimmon Rd.). Turn right onto Persimmon Rd. and go 4.2 miles to campground sign (Tallulah River Rd.). Turn left onto Tallulah River Rd. and go 4.9 miles to campground. NOTE: Tallulah River Rd. turns into a gravel, single lane road with some turnouts. There are minimal potholes and washboards. Entrance into campground is switchback turn - tight, but doable. Depending on size of RV, might have to back up once. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,420 ft. The campground is adjacent to the Tallulah River and is situated in mostly hardwoods. Campground is rustic but pleasant. Water is available Well water using a hand pump. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Tallulah River Campground is the first one and is open year round Tate and Sandy Bottom are Seasonal Seasonal Comment: Check with ranger district office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Tent Pads: Area is large enough to place a 10x12 tent on the gravel area. Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 These are fire pit grilles RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 47' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Take your TP with you if you don't like single ply Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Plenty of room for the kids to ride bikes Public Phone: No Cell phone coverage: Using Verizon Service. Had to go back toward Clayton about 9 miles for coverage. No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Installed hand rails Comments: Wading is possible in Tallulah River. There are some deep holes to swim in HIKING - Coleman trail is located by Tate Campground about 1 mile down the road FISHING Stocked Rainbow, Brown and Native Trout.

happycamper30607

January 18,2009

Of the three USFS recreation areas on the Tallulah River, this was the one we liked the best. We camped there in mid September and it was great - weather was just right, not too crowded. Most of the sites are right on the river. There are 12 sites, a central water spigot and a pair of accessible vault-style bathrooms that were clean and well-stocked. No trash receptacles, so prepare to pack it out. Each site, as in most USFS rec areas, has a fire pit, table and lantern hook on a gravel pad. You will find plenty of trout in these cold waters, the coldest in the Hooch due to the elevation and sources, as well as a great water fall up a trail just north of the little village of Tate City, a former logging community - Denton Creek Falls, about a mile hike from the road. There's another good trail up Coleman River, south of the first rec area, Tallulah River Campground. Every 20 to 50 yards of the gravel road you can pull over and swim or fish in many great swimming holes formed by a circle of boulders or or wide, quiet shallow pools. What makes this a 5-Star location for us is the remoteness, the small size and a FANTASTIC swimming hole, 7' deep by 20' diameter with a jumping rock, just beyond campsite 12 of Sandy Bottom. This place is best for tent campers. Coordinates are N34.960665° W83.557549° and the USFS website is http://www.fs.fed.us/conf/rec/rogs/camping/sndycamp.htm. Wal-Mart in Clayton is the closest big store about 20 min away, but there are a couple of small convenience stores just down Hwy 76 towards Clayton.

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