About Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area
Cradled in the hills of the North Georgia Mountains overlooking beautiful Lake Rabun, this developed recreation area offers camping and hiking. Across the road, the lake offers plenty of water activities like swimming, boating, fishing, and ample opportunities to absorb the peaceful lake scenery. Recreation At the rear of the campground, visitors will find the trailhead for the popular Angel Falls/Panther Falls Hiking Trail (trail length 1.7 miles). The swim area has two picnic tables, a roped-off area for swimmers and restrooms. A boat launch area is near the swimming area. Lake Rabun is home to bass, bream, perch, trout and catfish. Check State regulations before you fish. Facilities The campground offers 80 campsites, 21 of these campsites have electricity and a majority have water. The restroom facilities include hot water showers. Each campsite includes a grill, picnic table and lantern post. The campground features one group campsite which includes five campsites. Firewood can be purchased at the campground. On-site camp hosts are available and the campground features a boat ramp and dump station. Natural Features Lake Rabun is located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, a place of exploration and wonder. This National Forest is rich in history and is said to be a hiker's paradise with its winding trails, scenic mountains and rolling hills. Nearby Attractions Visitors to the campground can enjoy nearby Anna Ruby Falls; Brasstown Bald Recreation Area (Georgia's highest point); Minnehaha Falls; Panther Creek Falls; Tallulah Gorge State Park; Clayton, GA; historic Lakemont, GA; whitewater rafting on the Chattooga River. ADA Access: N
Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area is located in Georgia
Take U.S. 441/23 south from Clayton for 5.4 miles; turn right on Wiley Connector for 0.1 mile; turn left (south) on Georgia 15 (Historic 441) for 1.4 miles; turn right on Lake Rabun Road (County Road 10) for 5 miles. If pulling a trailer, the best route is to go west on Hwy 76 for 7 miles; turn left on Charlie Mtn. Road for 3.5 miles; turn right on Bridge Creek Road for 2 miles; turn left on Burton Dam Road for 5.4 miles. The campground will be on your left.
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We had a wonderful camping trip at Lake Rabun. The campground was fairly empty when we went (a weekend in late August). There are two separate camping areas. We stayed in the one across from the entrance to the beach and boat area. I think the other loop is more geared towards RV camping. Some of its sites have electricity and water, but none on our loop seemed to have that.
Our site (32) is known as Charley's Hole for the small waterfall that is just behind the site. It is said to be haunted by Charley, a man who had a stroke on the campsite. It was his favorite site to stay at, and his kids posted a sign on the campsite in his honor. We didn't see any sign of any of the ghosts the camp host warned us about, but we definitely enjoyed the peaceful sound of the creek twisting around the campsite.
Lake Rabun is a beautiful lake tucked away in the mountains. There are lots of opportunities for fishing from the shore, dock, or a boat. There is a no wake zone around the beach and boat ramp, but there are quite a few fast moving boats in other areas. It's a beautiful place to explore by kayak, but I suspect it would be hard to keep balance on a paddleboard outside the no wake zone.
Our trip to Lake Rabun was extremely peaceful. There is no cell coverage there, so you are truly left to enjoy nature at its finest. It's secluded enough that you should plan on bringing everything you need -- the nearest stores are a fairly long and windy drive away, no matter which way you go.