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Moccasin Creek State Park

Moccasin Creek State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-947-3194

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Sitting on the shores of lovely Lake Burton, Moccasin Creek prides itself on being “where spring spends the summer.” Despite its mountain location, the park is relatively flat, offering easy navigation for large RVs, children’s bicycles and wheelchairs. A fully accessible fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek open only to seniors 65 and older and children 11 and younger, as well as all ages with a Georgia disability fishing license.

At 2,800-acres, Lake Burton is a prime spot for skiing, boating and fishing. Canoes can be rented during warmer months. Park visitors can tour an adjacent trout rearing station, hike on several nearby trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains or simply relax in this peaceful setting. The park’s central location makes it a perfect jumping off spot for exploring area waterfalls, mountain bike trails, shops and restaurants.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Season: March 16–November 30

From December 1–March 15, the park is closed due to seasonal hours.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 32 Acres
• 54 Campsites ($29–$32)
• Picnic Shelter ($45)
• Boat Dock & Ramp
•Wildlife Observation Tower
• Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Pier


• Hiking — 3 miles of trails; Appalachian Trail nearby
• Lake Fishing — bass, crappie, bream
• Stream Fishing — restricted to seniors 65+ and children under 12
• Kayak & Canoe Rental
• Playground

Nearby Attractions:

Alpine Village of Helen
Black Rock Mountain State Park
• Blue Ridge Mountains
• Burton Fish Hatchery
Cabbage Patch Kids/Babyland General
Chattahoochee National Forest
• Chattooga River
• Scenic 197 Association of Shops & Restaurants
• Southern Highroads Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Unicoi State Park & Lodge

Moccasin Creek State Park Business Plan

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Explore Old CCC Camp
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Take a one-mile walk with us to explore an old CCC camp and talk about its purpose in the early 1930s. Meet and park at the Loop Trail parking lot. 706-947-3194.
Hidden Gem
Campsite and Trail Maintenance- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Come out and volunteer to help with minor maintenance of hiking trails and primitive campsites. Work will include picking up litter and cleaning fire pits. Please bring water and be prepared to get dirty. Park and meet at Hemlock Falls Trail Head. 706-947-3194.
Moccasin Creek State Park
3655 Highway 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Habersham County

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.844916 | W -83.588087

The park is located in Rabun County but has a Habersham County address, 20 miles north of Clarkesville on Highway 197 or 15 miles west of Clayton via Highway 76 and Highway 197.

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Moccasin Creek State Park
3655 Highway 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523 View Details

Moccasin Creek State Park

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