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Rabun County Parks & Recreation

Rabun County is outdoor recreation. Natives have their favorite activities, and visitors come back year after year to sample the fun. Of all the activities commonly associated with the North Georgia Mountains, rafting is by far the most popular. The Chattooga Wild and Scenic Rivers winds through Rabun County and challenges the thrill seeker with Class V and VI rapids. One of the few free flowing streams in the Southeast today, the Chattooga provided the breathtaking backdrop for the backdrop for the whitewater sequence in the movie "Deliverance". The Chattooga River also provides its share of entertainment with scenic and exciting rides.

Rabun County's largest recreation areas are the 38,000 acres in the three Wildlife Management Areas (W.M.A.). Not surprisingly, the county is considered a hunter's paradise, with excellent small and big game hunting in season. Hiking is fabulous along countless trails, many of which lead to pretty cascades and roaring waterfalls. The U.S. Forest Service manages these public lands. For those who enjoy organized activities, the Rabun County Parks and Recreation Department offers activities for all interests and ages, including a swimming pool, softball, football, soccer, basketball, aerobics classes, cake decorating and other crafts.

From hiking, camping, boating or horseback riding to golfing, swimming, fishing or rafting, Rabun County offers a unique experience in relaxation against a backdrop of natural beauty. Year round, you can choose from a rich variety of adventures. The challenge will be finding enough time to fit everything in!



Black Rock Mountain State Park

Black Rock Rd.
Mountain City, GA 30562
Phone: (800) 864-7275
Phone: (706) 746-2141

Black Rock State Park encompasses 1,803 acres along the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. The park's central feature, Black Rock Mountain, is 3,640 feet high. This majestic peak, along with five others makes Black Rock Mountain State Park Georgia's loftiest recreational area.

Trail: Appalachian Trail Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous scenic overlooks and hiking trails. Camping cottages, fishing and picnicking.

Visitor center on park summit. Cabins, Campground, Cottages, Credit Cards Accepted, Fishing, GHTA Member, Gift Shop, Handicapped Access, Lake, Museum, Open Sunday, Parking Fee, Pets Allowed, Picnic Shelters/Tables, Playground, RV Hookups, Senior Discount, Special Events, Trails/Hiking



Moccasin Creek State Park

Ga. Hwy. 197
Route 1, Box 1634
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: (800) 864-7275
Phone: (706) 947-3194

A popular park for camping and fishing in a secluded mountain environment; located on the shores of Lake Burton with fishing for children and senior citizens, as well as seasoned anglers. This park is shared between Rabun and Habersham Counties.

Trail: Appalachian Trail and Hemlock Falls Hours: 7 am - 10 pm Known as the park "where spring spends the summer," Moccasin Creek is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of lovely Lake Burton. Its central location makes it a perfect jumping off spot for high country exploration. Camping, boat dock/ramp, fishing pier, hiking/nature trails, and lakeside picnicking. Boating Facilities, Campground, Credit Cards Accepted, Dumpsite, Fishing, GHTA Member, Gift Shop, Handicapped Access, Handicapped Facilities, Lake, Open Sunday, Parking Fee, Pets Allowed, Picnic Shelters/Tables, Playground, RV Hookups, Senior Discount, Special Events, Trails/Hiking



Tallulah Gorge State Park

U.S. Hwy. 441
P.O. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Phone: (706) 754-7979
Phone: (706) 754-7970
Fax: (706) 754-7987

One of the most spectacular gorges in the eastern U.S., the chasm is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. The park's breathtaking views and the town's rich history make this area a favorite stopping point along U.S. Highway 441. This park is shared between Rabun and Habersham Counties.

Hours: 8am - dark Created as a state park through a partnership with Georgia Power, Tallulah Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges in the southeastern U.S. running 2 miles and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Camping, lake/beach swimming, trails, and interpretive center with exhibits and film. Campground, Credit Cards Accepted, Dumpsite, Educational, Fishing, GHTA Member, Gift Shop, Handicapped Access, Lake, Museum, Open Sunday, Parking Fee, Pets Allowed, Picnic Shelters/Tables, Playground, RV Hookups, Special Events, Tennis.



Rabun County Recreation Park

Phone: (706) 782-4600
Picnic pavilion, gymnasium, meeting rooms, ball fields, swimming pool. Extensive recreation programs for youth and adults.



Terrora Park

Hwy. 441
Tallulah Falls, GA.
Phone: (706)782-4014.
Day use park and pavilion, nature trails, lakeside picnicking, tennis, fishing, playground and seasonal swimming with lifeguards.

Source: Rabun County Chamber of Commerce


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