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PLEASE READ ALL THIS BEFORE BOOKING.....Access to 44 acres in the mountains of North Georgia, on Tallulah River. Trout fishing, camping in beautiful Rabun County. Lot's of outdoor activities in the area. Forest Service land, and more nearby. This is not a campground, but a private 43.7 acres on Tallulah River, which we love to share.

This is rural neighborhood in Pers


PLEASE READ ALL THIS BEFORE BOOKING.....Access to 44 acres in the mountains of North Georgia, on Tallulah River. Trout fishing, camping in beautiful Rabun County. Lot's of outdoor activities in the area. Forest Service land, and more nearby. This is not a campground, but a private 43.7 acres on Tallulah River, which we love to share.

This is rural neighborhood in Persimmon Community, Georgia. We are a few miles from NC line, and about 20 or so from SC line, in the most Northeast corner of Georgia. We are blessed with mountains, water, and a great community.

43.7 acres access, 1,000 feet of Tallulah River frontage (actually, property line is down the middle of the river), there is a nice road to the place, and a field and Tallulah River...... You can drive into the field, have fun in the river, and camp, build a fire, do whatever you like in our space.

Yes, there is a road. Yes there is a field. No, there are no fixed campsites. We leave you alone. We will try to answer questions, but I do not sit by the phone. This is just us sharing access to the land. We want to preserve this like this, for as long as we can.


The bridge beside the property is being replaced very soon. We are not sure of the exact impact of this on people visiting. I have decided to only rent to single groups while this is going on. So unfortunately, our price is going to double. I apologize for this, but one of the most common suggestions is to make this one site, instead of two. So, you got it.

I genuinely want to share this place. But that being said, I would rather not interface with campers. I live in the middle of nowhere for a reason. I assume you want to visit the middle of nowhere to be left alone. This is what I will do. I do my best to keep this going, and open to being shared. That's my job. But I am not going to find you stuff to do, watch the calendar, or whatever. Just look up THINGS TO DO IN RABUN COUNTY. It's easy


There is 44 acres here. Over 1,000 feet of river frontage. There is great fishing here. Please respect the property lines. We love our neighbors, and they love us. We want to keep it this way.

Be aware that the property if BELOW the bridge, all the way back to the old cabin. That next branch is the property line. I will try and provide a plat, or map so you will be aware of the lines. There is also plenty of public property in Rabun County. Rabun County is 65% US Forest Service land. If 44 private acres isn't enough, then check out some of the wonderful public places around here. Look in photos for plat of the property. You agree to not trespass. Also, property line is down the middle of the river. Please don't trespass across the river.

For exact direction put this exact string into Google Maps:

VFX6+M7 Clayton, Georgia

We are also pet-friendly, so long as your animal is well behaved.

And while we are at it, please do not do doughnuts in the hay field. Every young kid from Athens seems to want to tear up the hay field. Please don't! We expect it to be left mostly like it was. Thanks! Plus the horses and cows across the river enjoy that hay next winter!

There are 44 acres here on Tallulah River. Come camp wherever you want on here for $35 night. That's it. Lot's of photos on here. Let's of people with 100 questions! Hopefully they are all answered here.

Please, be aware it is just a piece of land in the mountains of North Georgia. Help us preserve it for your use! Enjoy it! Leave it like you found it! All happy!


Also please keep in mind that there are no last minute cancellations. I cannot re-book it after a certain point, so please make sure this is where you want to stay. If I have one more person come and say it is too isolated, or not isolated enough, or there is dirt, or whatever. Buyer be informed.

We charge very little to share this gorgeous private land with you. We try to make this simple, friendly, and answer as best we can any questions you have. But just beware that there are NO REFUNDS unless more than 30 days before the booking dates.


Tallulah River has great atmosphere, trout fishing, and more. But please be aware that when rain comes, the river can rise quickly. We try to be aware, but you need to stay aware. This is on a flood plain, so it does flood sometimes, and fast. BE AWARE and Stay safe.

Our mission is to preserve this beautiful mountain land the way it is, and to share it with people who will enjoy, appreciate, and take care of it.


We don't have regular facilities. But we do offer nice new camp toilet for $22. You are expected to either bring your own camp toilet, and bag your waste out, or you can buy a toilet bucket and some plastic bags, and cat litter. This is a brand new unopened toilet lid and a brand new 5 gallon bucket. Bring some cat litter, and some bags to line the bucket, and some Ziploc bags to put this in and seal. The cost of a bucket potty is $22

NO MORE KITTY TRENCHES. You will be banned, and billed $500 if we catch you using the bathroom on the ground, or dumping human waste. So many times people have done this. If I catch you, be warned. I will prosecute you also....

You are expected to remove your waste and put it in your trash each time you use it. This is for consideration of others. IF YOU LEAVE TRASH YOU WILL BE CHARGED $50 FOR CLEANUP. IF YOU LEAVE HUMAN WASTE, YOU WILL BE CHARGED $500 FOR CLEANUP.......... I am only saying this because as we get more experience, we learn what people are actually capable of. Most people are very good about everything. But there have been a few people who actually expected me to clean up their waste, and then they gave me a bad review, etc. I am a decent guy. I will share my million dollar property with you for $35 a night. I will leave you alone. But please.... PLEASE... don't expect me to clean up after you. And when I do have to clean up after you, please don't curse me, divert, give excuses. If you camp here you are expected to be decent, and treat me decently. This is only for that 1%... Thanks.


Other than that, please come enjoy! Thanks!

For exact direction put this exact string into Google Maps:

VFX6+M7 Clayton, Georgia

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 24 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Chris a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper John


John B.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2021

Just what I was looking for. No cell service and no tent neighbors. I plan on coming back.

Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on November 10th, 2021

Thanks for taking care of the place. We love sharing with people who appreciate the land. Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Abby

Beautiful, peaceful trip!

Abby E.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2021

This place is BEAUTIFUL and so well kept. I stayed here alone, with my two kitty cats. We slept in the car but set up our tent to hang in during the day. There’s already an existing fire pit, so that was super helpful! Very easy to find. It rained the whole time and I wasn’t worried about my car getting stuck. The river is gorgeous and full of fish! I caught three trout.

Perfect for alone time or time with family and friends!

I also drive into Clayton (about 15-20 minute drive) a couple times during my stay. There’s a brewery, cutie little local stores, a camping gear store just in case you forget something, and restaurants!

Chris stopped by one time just to see if I needed anything, but other than that, I was all alone out there! Neighbors were quiet and road that runs near the place is pretty much vacant. No phone signal at the place, but a 3 minute drive will get it for ya!

Would definitely recommend

You can get phone signal at this spot! Right as you turn onto CatGap. All the fall leaves falling into the river. October was a perfect choice for staying here! Took a walk on the land- it’s beautiful! There’s a fallen tree. You could use it for firewood on a dry day!
Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on November 1st, 2021

Thanks for the review, and I am so happy your and your kitties enjoyed. I am a loner like you, so I am very happy you found my little slice of heaven, and I am more than happy to share it with caring, gentle people like you! Come back any time....

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Hipcamper Anna

Great quiet place

Anna E.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2021

Love this place! Was our second time back. Very peaceful and quiet great way to connect with nature. Also just minutes away from GA traverse

Hipcamper Charli
Charli T.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

We camped here in 2020 and this year was just as wonderful!

Hipcamper Katana

Nice but not as private as id like

Katana H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 16th, 2021

Everything listed about this place is true, a beautiful spot right on river :) but i doubt ill camp here again though due to the proximity to the road and neighbors house right across river. Out of 44 acres i thought wed be nestled somewhere inside that was private or at least not near people but thats what i gets for assuming. The road wasnt super busy but when i go primitive camping i go to get away from everyone and everything so being blinded by headlights at night while enjoying our campfire wasnt ideal. Also not sure why they suggest to bathe in the river when people can clearly see you; unless you go under bridge or walk down river a bit. All in all it did its job of having a place for my tent for the night but i suggest if you really like privacy like me maybe look for a different spot. This site is more family/fishing focused i think.

There was this huge fire ring which i use as reference for pictures.Thats how close you are to river and if you look through trees youll see neighbors house so clearly they can see youWill say at night you do have a great view of the stars in this open field You could tell it had flooded there recently and a big tree had fallen down
Hipcamper Justin

Great private retreat

Justin C.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

Great spot for an overnight stay. The camping area is level and clean. A steep wooded mountainside rises behind you on one side and a gorgeous little river winds around you on the other. Plenty of space for the dog to run and the sound of the river is just perfection. You do get a few cars driving by, but the camp spots are far enough away that it wasn’t bothersome. Also, Chris is a very nice guy! Glad I got the chance to meet him!

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Hipcamper Dan

Best father/son weekend ever!

Dan L.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Words cannot describe the beauty and feel of this place. My son and I had the best time this weekend. So many memories were made! Cooking each meal and sitting by the river to eat with my son will always hold a place close to me. Thank you again!

Hipcamper Marie
Marie E.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2021

We loved it!

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher K.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2021

Fantastic location, just as described. a beautiful field next to a stunning coldwater trout stream. almost total privacy other than a small line of sight from a bridge. Easy camping, nice fire pits, amazing views of the sky for star gazing.

lots of space to camp!


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