Following extensive work to repair road damage, the Chattooga River Ranger District reopened Wildcat Road, FS Road 26-1. The road has been cleared of the landslides. Both campgrounds 1 & 2 have all amenities available. Camping fees are $10.00 per night, per site.
Although the winding road leading to the campground is not RV friendly, the payoff of landing a night in this environment is pure delight. These developed campgrounds are buried deep in the North Georgia Mountains west of Lake Burton and along the headwaters of Wildcat Creek. The creek, seasonally stocked with rainbow trout, runs directly adjacent to the campsites and provides for an astounding setting, so be prepared to capture nature at its best, and bring your camera. On clear nights the stars appear to be just an arm’s reach away!
Wildcat #2 is about 4 miles up a gravel road from #1 and provides no amenities but great dispersed car camping sites in the national forest. Spots are huge and spread out, great for groups as multiple cars and tents can easy fit. Makeshift fire rings and tent spots are at most sites. No water so get some on the way in. No cell service either. Great stargazing, lots of trees/shade and hammock spots. Hang your food and pack out your trash!
This area is great for 2 reasons- it tend to be cooler in temps in the summer because of the shade and higher elevation. It's about as far south as you can go and still get that nice cool NC shaded air. The water is crystal clear and cool and best of all, there is a cool water slide for adults and kids to have fun and cool off with.