Abigail P.
Memphis, TN
Joined June 2019
Serene

Small, beautiful campsite about halfway between I-70 and Grand Lake. All sites are drive-in and fees are on an honor system. One toilet available as well as bear-proof trash facilities and food storage bins. All sites have at least one picnic table and a fire ring. Elevation is around 9700, so can get fairly chilly at night in the summer. There is a stream as well as a few trails branching off from the campsites. Would highly recommend.

Stunning

Absolutely gorgeous campsite up Boulder Canyon. The atmosphere was serene, the weather was gorgeous (early July), and the campsites were well-maintained. Picnic tables and fire rings included. Some reservable sites have electric hook ups. Phenomenal camping experience all around.

Primitive camping perfect for Rocktown climbers

If you’re looking for amazing scenery, this is not the place. It is, however, a free, primitive camping site just a short 5 min drive (or walk) from the Rocktown trailhead. The close proximity to the many wonders of Rocktown is a dream for climbers. Meant we could spend most of the climbing, rather than making a long approach. My group went for several days over thanksgiving 2018, and the weather was absolutely beautiful. Nights turned a bit chilly, so make sure to pack layers if camping in the fall or winter season. I think you’re technically supposed to have a Georgia outdoors permit to stay here (which we did), but we did not encounter a single ranger during our six-day stay. Check the Rocktown forum on Mountain Project for up-to-date info on permit requirements.

The road leading up to the campsite is extremely rough and washed out. We were in a Subaru Outback, and it was a very slow-going, bumpy ride — we bottomed out several times.

You can pretty much set up camp anywhere there’s open ground. Plenty of trees around for hammock camping as well. My group of 10 people had no problem finding open areas to set up camp together. There are several man-made fire pits, and plenty of wood and brush lying around to scavenge for fire-making. There are no water hookups, so make sure to pack plenty of water with you. There is also an area at the campground for equestrian camping, though we didn’t check that out, as, alas, none of us had horses.