Situated at 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia’s highest park and is often home to much cooler weather than the rest of the state, offering relief for much of the year. RVers should check the weather in Clayton, GA before embarking up the steep, winding roads on icy days. With over 50 campsites and 10 cabins in Black Rock Mountain State Park, every kind of camper will find comfort.
Though the park is named for Black Rock Mountain, it is also home to four other peaks, topping out at over 3,000 ft each. Five different hiking trails can be found within the park, providing access to the diverse wilderness of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hop on the newest trail, the Norma Campbell Cove Trail, or opt for something more traditional like the Eastern Continental Divide. No matter what you choose, the views are sure to impress.
Arrived for a 3-night tent stay. Check in was easy. There's a trading post at the campground and a store at the visitors center. Both sell firewood. The road up is winding and narrow. The sites are level and bedded with fine gravel. It's a terraced camp ground with decent separation between sites. Grabbed #25, about 75 yards from the restrooms down the hill. Breathtaking views! It's a great park with awesome cell phone reception. No bear sightings though!
This camp ground is gorgeous. The bathrooms may be the cleanest of any state park I've been to. The views are incredible all over. We stayed at site 40. Words of advice: site 37 shares a driveway with 38. If you book 38, you won't be able to get out if there's someone in site 37. Very odd. Also, 39 and 40 share a driveway entry, then they fork into their own campgrounds. Site 40 was perfect for us in our pop up. Maybe one of the best views of any camp site at the park. However if you pull anything bigger than a small trailer, don't even try 39, and 40 would be extremely difficult as well. We ended up without a neighbor at 39 because the gorgeous 5th wheel that showed up was by far too large to maneuver into the site. I loved it there. Highly recommend. Oh, and I can't forget to mention how extremely friendly the staff was. Enjoy your trip!
Great little hidden gem in North Georgia. Nice short hiking loops to do during the day. Some fishing on the lake that’s up here. Tents sites are OK. Great views in the winter when trees are bare.
We camped here a few months back with our neighbors. It was our very first camping trip and it did not disappoint! The views were serene The hike was wonderful! We have children ranging from two years of age to five years of age and they made the full hike! The reservoir was beautiful! The site was spacious even with two tents and two vehicles. The bathrooms were clean and kept up. We definitely made some memories here!! I can’t wait to go back!
A terrific night on a Saturday with spring like weather in July. Well kept and clean with attentive hosts.
An easy drive from Atlanta with fantastic views.
Can be tight for larger RVs.
love camping here! It’s quiet and campsites are dispersed so you do have that privacy. You can do walk in camp sites or trailers with power/water. There’s a beautiful lake, a waterfall, and a gorgeous view. You can literally hit everything at one park! We needed more firewood and were able to drive to ingles less than 8 minutes away but you wouldn’t know that being up on the mountain. I hope soon I can come try the backcountry camping and hike in. I hiked by a couple of the campsites and they seemed very inviting.
We spent two nights here car camping. The temperature was in the 50’s in June at night. Perfect car camping weather. The bath house and shower was clean. Can’t wait to go back.
We stayed at this park in July 2019. While it was super hot at the bottom of the mountain (in Clayton GA—visit Wander North Georgia while you’re in the area!), it was nice and cool at the campground. We even had to wear sweatshirts in the mornings!
We stayed at site 29, which was at the “top” of the back section (essentially looking down on the other sites). Bath house was about 50 steps downhill to get to, 5,000 steps uphill to get back from, but always very clean and well stocked with great water pressure.
The road going up to the campground is narrow and winding and certainly not for the faint of heart. The road going back down seems even narrower and more winding (if that’s possible) so make sure your vehicle can handle it. We were in 1st or 2nd gear the whole way down.
The sites are somewhat narrow, set up as a staircase, and most are 90 degrees from the single lane road. Most are going to be a challenge to get into if you have anything of any substantial length. We camped with a teardrop and a tent and had no issues. One site across from the bathrooms is reaaaaaally long (and narrow), and often the first one booked since it puts you in the woods off by yourself. All sites have measurements on ReserveAmerica, which we found to be pretty accurate.
Now… the views are where it’s at. At the welcome center, on the trails, day or night, they are absolutely breathtaking. We watched sunset at the campground overlook and were blown away. The lake was just as beautiful, just be aware that there are no restrooms nearby so you’ll have to drive a good ways for one.
3 people and 3 dogs tent camped at this state park between Clayton and Dillard for 2 nights. I love this park because of the trails and the lake and there is something for everyone. It’s on top of a mountain so you can experience any kind of weather, even on a good day. Our first night was a chilly 40 degrees but the howling wind and it’s gusts were insane! The second night was just cool and enjoyable to sit by the fire in our down jackets. We stayed in Site 13, across from the first bath house. They were extremely clean bathrooms and showers were hot. We practiced social distancing and so did everyone else. I forgot to take photos of the camp but it was a great graveled site with a fire ring, water and 30 amp electric box. Cant wait to go back again.
This is just between Clayton & Dillard. The bath houses are super clean and the site was very well maintained. The views at this campground are amazing. Clayton offers several local restaurants that are great as well as a few chain restaurants. Just a short 30 minute drive over the mountain takes you to Highlands, NC….this little town was fantastic. Tons of great restaurants and also lots of boutique & antique shopping.