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. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and 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.
7 a.m.–10 p.m.
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, Stand-up Paddleboard & Canoe Rental
• 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