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.
Moccasin Creek SP is located on Lake Burton in north Georgia. This is primarily a fishing & boating campground. Although it’s in the mountains, the park is relatively flat along the lake, so large RVs fit easily, along with kid’s bicycles, boat trailers, and wheelchairs. It was very crowded when we were there. Not a relaxing way to camp. The fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek open only to seniors 65 and older and children 11 and younger, and any Georgia residents with a disability fishing license. There is a trout hatchery station, and trails for hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains Lake Burton is a big water skiing location as well. Kayaks, paddleboards and canoes are available to rent. The campground is small, with only 53 Tent & RV Sites. And most people have extra trailers for boats which makes getting around a challenge sometimes. There is a Boat Dock & Ramp. an ADA Fishing Pier, a fish cleaning station, laundry, showers, a Playground and a small store for basics.
I felt the need to get away, so myself and two friends decided to do some tent camping! This park has great amenities: water, electricity, fire ring (with grill grate), bathrooms, and showers. All worked perfectly and the grounds and bathroom/showers were well taken care of. I selected an outside campsite (reserved online) that faced the water - we had plenty of room and a great view! It is located next to some hiking trails - a Wilderness Trail and Hemlock Trail. It is a truly gorgeous hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end. This park is located on Lake Burton and is not far from other hiking trails, state parks, and attractions. I highly recommend this park, and will definitely be returning in the future.
Situated on Lake Burton, beside the trout hatchery, this small, yet busy campground offers fishermen a good supply of trout, and they are delicious! Moccasin Creek's staff is superior. The setting is peaceful. Hiking to Hemlock Falls is a must. Even in the hottest days of summertime, the trail is cool. The majority of the trail is right by the bubbling stream. The hike is a mile in, mile out, but can be a little tricky in spots, especially in wet weather. The Falls are well worth the trek.
Sites are super close together. There was construction on the hatchery dam that started at 8:00 am M-F while we were there. Bathhouses were very clean. Everything was tidy, just could use about 30% less spaces.
This is a really nice campground but the sites are really close together. We were at site 18 and had a lake view. There is a trout stream for kids that is periodically stocked and it was a quick drive to Helen. We will definitely be back but will be picky about which site we get.
Great place to take our 3 year old great-grandson. Grounds are kept spotless. Camped here several times and never had a complaint.
With Lake Burton on one side and a beautiful mountain on the other. If you want a relaxing weekend with very nice staff I highly recommend Moccasin Creek State park. Definitely will be back
Very nice park. All rangers are friendly and so are the other campers. No noise or parties too late so we slept great. Massive lake, we rented a pontoon and had an amazing time. Had special fishing areas for kids, places to clean fish. We even went to wildcat creek to the rockslide and had a great time, even with the cold water. They even have a mini ‘beach’ on part of the lake. Would definitely camp there again.
this campground is very kid friendly. they have a stream they stock with trout for kids 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. this park is a great place to allow kids to get into fishing and feel like they have accomplished something. the wildlife here is also beautiful and very abundant.
This is a nice flat shaded campground on Lake Burton. RV and tent sites are all together next to a fish hatchery which allows kids and elderly to fish for free. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. Across the street is a nice trail. The park is usually full but due to the size it does not feel overcrowded when you are there.