Free camping in some of the most scenic areas of Georgia can get anyone who loves the great outdoors very excited. For those on a tight budget or with vacation time and no money to spend, consider primitive camping at Cooper’s Creek WMA near Blairsville. Planning a vacation doesn’t have to break the bank, especially in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. While many people either have time on their hands or vacation time and no money to go anywhere, you can be planning your next free outdoor escape. Take the family on a free Georgia camping adventure and enjoy the scenic wonders of these amazing mountains of the south.
Camping Details amp; Information
Located 10 miles southwest of Blairsville, Ga., this free camping oasis is just south of the Blue Ridge Highway. There are several designated free primitive camping areas on Cavender Gap or Mulky Gap Road.
This is fairly rugged Georgia mountain landscape, and there are plenty of hiking trails. With 30,000 acres of pristine Georgia wilderness to enjoy, it’s hard not to find plenty of free outdoor activities in this area.
Free Camping Activities
Hiking is definitely a favorite in this gorgeous area of Georgia. Even though the area has rugged terrain, there are old logging trails that offer easier hiking for those who enjoy a walk through the great outdoors. This is a very enjoyable free activity while camping here in Georgia.
Picnicking is another enjoyable free activity, even for those just on a scenic day trip. Many people enjoy the scenic mountain views of this beautiful area while they stop for lunch and take pleasure in bird watching, especially during spring and fall.
Fishing along the numerous creeks and streams is popular all year, but especially during spring and summer. Free camping along Cavender Gap Road offers a great fishing opportunity for those who love trout. Check for trout and fishing regulations before going because not all streams are stocked and regulations vary.
Camping of course is one of the most popular free outdoor activities in North Georgia. The Chattahoochee National Forest, where Cooper’s Creek is located, is the main attraction for Georgia camping enthusiasts. Free camping, however, is always best, especially if your family is on a tight budget or you were thinking you would have to take a “stay-cation.”
Georgia Camping Tips
This free camping area of North Georgia is unique because it is one of the few that offers fairly easy hiking in what is considered a mountainous area. It is also ideally located to Blairsville, Cleveland and Dahlonega, making the area accessible from several Georgia cities.
Hunting is also allowed in Cooper’s Creek WMA during hunting season, so take caution while on your free camping and hiking adventure. In addition, free primitive camping areas are usually open year round, but you may want to call ahead because all areas of Georgia have seen snow, ice or both for the last two winters.
For more information about this free camping, hiking and fishing paradise in Georgia, call 770-535-5700.