Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Desoto Falls Campground is a wonderfully scenic, family-friendly campground nestled in the mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest and Desoto Falls Recreation Area between Blairsville and Dahlonega, Georgia. The 24 campsites are available year-round on a first-come, first-serve basis. While it is often easy to find a camping spot in the offseason, be prepared to arrive early to have any chance of securing a site in the popular spring and summer months.

The campground is divided into an upper and a lower loop; the lower camping loop has warm-water showers and flushing toilets, and the upper loop offers four chemical flush facilities. Drinking water is available, and each campsite had a picnic table, grill, lantern post, and fire pit. Note that there are no water or electric hook-ups or dump station available in the campground.

Frogtown Creek flows along one side of the campground, offering fishing opportunities for both native and stocked trout. Check state fishing regulations before fishing. The Desoto Falls hiking trail also follows along the opposite side of the creek leading to two waterfalls. The Lower Falls is a short 0.25-mile hike downstream, and the Upper Falls is a 0.75-mile hike upstream. While you should keep to the trails near the waterfalls for safety reason, there are plenty of opportunities to wade and cool off in the creek on hot summer days. Nearby trails include the ever-popular Appalachian Trail at Neels Gap, where the Blood Mountain, Freeman Trail Loop is a popular hike just up the road.

Current camping rates are $6 per site in the offseason and $12 per site normally. However, expect rates to rise for spring of 2019.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Price per night (basic site)

12.00 $ (10.08 €)

Pros

Open year round. Off-season rates. Sites next to river. Great location.

Cons

Crowded in high season. No reservations.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

USDA Forest Service

Features

Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Vault toilet
Potable water
Showers
Picnic tables
Near lake or river

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

24

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia
Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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