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Jackrabbit Mountain

14 Reviews


USDA Forest Service

National Forests in North Carolina


Jackrabbit Mountain Campground offers scenic lakeside camping in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest of southwestern North Carolina. Campers can breathe the fresh air of the forest while enjoying numerous recreation activities, including hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, fishing and water sports at Jackrabbit Recreation Area. The campground contains three seperate camping loops; Loops A is open May - September, and Loop B and C is open May - October.____


Lake Chatuge has more than 130 miles of shoreline and plenty of water for recreation. Popular water activities include boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Beach access fee is not included in camping reservation fee and will require on-site payment at fee collection station. Visitors who wish to stay on dry land can explore hiking, biking and shoreline fishing. Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area boasts several hiking trails, and the campground has paved roads for an easy afternoon of bicycling. Mountain bikers can get their wheels dusty on approximately 14 miles of bike-friendly trails.


This large facility has three loops of well-kept campsites, some of which lie on the water's edge. Families can relax at the swimming beach (May - September), while anglers and boaters can use the boat ramp to access the water. The facility is also equipped with showers, flush toilets and picnic shelters.

Natural Features

The campground is located on a peninsula on Lake Chatuge, a dammed lake on the Hiawassee River. The site sits in a mixed deciduous and pine forest at an elevation of 1,860 feet.

Nearby Attractions

Local attractions include the Fires Creek recreation area and the Georgia Mountain State Fair, which occurs in late July each year.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
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For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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14 Reviews

AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2023


A great campground which seems to get more popular with each passing year. Three loops, loops A and B are best for families with children and older campers, loop C has a few sites with steps and tripping roots.

The lake is beautiful and the water surprisingly warm, even in late spring - early summer. There's good mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, kayak, and SUP to pass your time, or simply relax in a hammock in the shade. 

Facilities are adequate and cleaned daily, dump station on site.

Andra S.
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2023

Lake access from some sites

Jack Rabbit is a popular spot, generally full on summer weekends, we often see other people we know from home (Asheville). The lake itself can get busy with large and small boats, so you have to be careful if crossing in a canoe. Loop A is more open with a gradual slope, good for kids to bike the loop, campsites 5/6 and 24/26 have beach access to the lake. Loop B is more wooded, my favorite of the three. It’s more on a hill, so biking for the kids is more challenging. We recently stayed in 79, which had a good view and was close to the bathhouse, but no beach access. For that you want 64, 66, 68 or 72. Many of these sites have stairs from car to tent pad. Loop C is up higher so actual lake access is difficult, but it’s quieter and has beautiful views. There’s a nearby (paid) day area with a beach, and good hiking/biking trails within walking distance from campsites.

Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2023

Phenomenal 🧡

The bathrooms were decent, the campsite was gorrrrrgeous, neighbors were friendly, and cell service was great.

Month of VisitNovember
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Jackrabbit Mountain is located in North Carolina

Detail location of campground


From Hayesville, North Carolina, take U.S. Highway 64 east for 6.2 miles. Turn right onto State Route 175 and go 2.5 miles. Turn right onto State Road 1155, which turns into Forest Road 248. From Hiawassee, Georgia, take Georgia Route 75 north for about 3.5 miles, where it turns into North Carolina Route 175, and go an additional 1.5 miles. Turn left onto State Road 1155, which turns into Forest Service Road 248.


Hayesville, NC 28904


35.0106472 N
83.7830556 W

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