Moccasin Creek State Park

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


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"Relax in the cozy family friendly campground, cast a hook in a clear mountain stream or enjoy boating on lovely Lake Burton at Moccasin Creek State Park nestled within the Chattahoochee National Forest."

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.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 32 Acres
• 54 Campsites
• Picnic Shelter
• Boat Dock & Ramp
•Wildlife Observation Tower
• Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Pier
wireless connection Available


• 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
• Geocaching
• 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

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Your State Parks Day - Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Meet at the Hemlock Falls Trailhead by 9 a.m. to get started. Volunteers will help clean the trail and primitive campsites. Bring water and be prepared to get dirty. 706-947-3194.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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