Moccasin Creek State Park, Clarksville GA
3655 Georgia Hwy 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523
RATES: $30 - $35
Reservations are non specific
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 1 pm/Check out at 1 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - 10 pm
Park closed Dec 18 - Mar 15
MAPS: At Trading Post
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Lake Burton for fishing, boating. Playground
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Blue Ridge Mountains
Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
Moccasin Creek State Park was the idea of Fulton Lovell, Director of the Georgia Game and Fish Commission and established in 1963 as a campground. The park is 32 acres and was purchased for $63,415. In the beginning the Lake Burton Fish Hatchery ran the park, but it became so popular with boaters and fishermen that just three years after opening, the campground was turned over to the State Parks Department. In 1966, it was renamed Moccasin Creek State Park.
Moccasin Creek is on the west side of beautiful Lake Burton (28,000 acres) and is a very popular lake for boating, skiing and fishing. The park offers canoes for rent during the summer months. The campground sites all appeared to be level and it's a great place to stay and hike or shop in the surrounding areas.
In June 2018 we spent the afternoon here in the Day Use area by the lake. We also walked the path along the stream where fishing is limited to children and seniors. The campground was full and we didn't get to camp but would return. The campground is a little tight with sites rather close, but it's still a lovely place to be in the mountains.
We walked over to the Lake Burton Fish Hatchery and had a wonderful educational conversation with a ranger who was counting trout. See our pictures below.
20 miles north of Clarkesville on GA Hwy 197
15 miles west of Clayton via GA Hwy 76 and GA Hwy 197
GPS: 34.84583, -83.58722