Free camping in North Georgia is a real treat when you are on a tight budget and have vacation time to spend. Just 10 miles north of Dahlonega is 39,000 acres of gorgeous forest. This incredible area is well known for its scenic views and picturesque wilderness. If you are one of the many who have time off but no money, you can still take a vacation in the incredible Blue Ridge WMA by camping for free in the N. Georgia Mountains.
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Begin your free camping adventure by taking Georgia Highway 60 north from Dahlonega to past the Appalachian Trail. Follow this winding road to Rock Creek Road and turn left. Follow this until you reach the check station. Georgia Highway 60 has many sharp turns so drive slowly and with caution.
There is a designated free camping area located just south of the check station along Rock Creek Road. This is free primitive camping at its best in almost 39,000 acres of pristine rugged Georgia wilderness. Plan on bringing all toiletry needs as there is no bathroom. Click here to learn how to build your own temporary outhouse while camping for free.
Fishing is one of the best outdoor recreation sports in N. Georgia and the Blue Ridge WMA is no exception. There are so many creeks and streams running throughout this entire area that you could literally spend your entire free camping adventure just fishing on the banks of different creeks.
Trout is definitely a favorite all over the state of Georgia and it is in season usually year round. Primitive camping at its best is cooking up your free trout on your homemade primitive stone oven . You can easily bake fresh bread and cook your trout on top of your stone oven-yum!
Hiking is a must on your free camping adventure as there is so much amazing Georgia forest to explore. There are several hiking trails that run from the south to the north end (not continuously). Some trails run creek side allowing you to hear the bubbling sounds of the water running over the rocks. Hiking in this part of Georgia may be a challenge for those who cannot climb hills.
Camping is so amazing in this part of Georgia because of the beautiful scenic mountain views. Free camping in this area usually means going primitive unless you have your own backup power source. Come prepared because there is no piped drinking water, hot showers, or flush toilets. Free camping anywhere usually means there are no facilities, although some in Georgia sometimes offer vault toilets.
Georgia Camping Tips
Always check fishing and hunting seasons and regulations before starting out on your free camping adventure anywhere in Georgia. Trout fishing is usually allowed all year but not in every area. In addition, you may also want to check the weather first during winter months, as all areas of Georgia have seen snow, ice or both for the last two winters.
For more information about this free camping, hiking, and fishing paradise in Georgia call 770-535-5700.
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