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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.

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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 $200 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 $200 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: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Regina
Regina C.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Lovely site. Very responsive owner. Prepare for Mountain Dew with a rain fly and dry bags. River is beautiful.

Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on September 7th, 2021

Thank you, and it was so nice meeting you. I am glad you enjoyed it, and come back very soon.

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Hipcamper Rosezana

Just as described

Rosezana G.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay at Primitive River. It was very secluded. The river was peaceful and relaxing. The drive out was enjoyable and we’ll definitely be back.

Hipcamper Stephanie

Refreshing to the soul.

Stephanie C.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Beautiful nature. Lovely spot to swim in the river. We loved the surrounding area as well. Just raw nature you'll find around here.

Hipcamper Jacob

A wonderful beautiful campsite.

Jacob A.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

This is perhaps the best camping site I have been to in the past 10 years. You get a huge amount of space in a very private spot, with a lovely stream and a bridge.

Small note: no TMobile service for miles! (Could be a good or bad thing?)

Hipcamper Ryan

Great spot!

Ryan T.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

Nice, peaceful spot by the river. Highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Doris

Waterfront .secluded. mountains cam

Doris B.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2021

Great beautiful place.so peaceful. The mountains are beautiful.the river was so pretty the sounds of thewater flowing over the rocks. Good fishing. We caught trout. Its like heaven. Can not wait to go back. Loved it. Chris the host was so nice. Thanks chris

Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on July 31st, 2021

Thanks so much. Sorry about the trip in.... I am not by the phone.... but I am so glad you had fun, and now you know where we are, so please come back!

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Hipcamper Danielle

Beautiful, peaceful and quiet

Danielle M.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021

This place is everything you could ask for. It’s private, quiet, and absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Natali

Beautiful landscape

Natali N.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Our stay was magical! Such a beautiful location. We didn’t get cellular service so I would screenshot the directions in so that you can use them to get back out. The river was fun! About 25 minutes from Tallulah Gorge State Park where we hiked during the day.

Hipcamper David
David K.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2021

Quiet..relaxing spot on the river

Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on July 25th, 2021

Thanks. I am sorry I woke you, and very happy the river never did rise.... Come back soon.

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