The Toccoa River Cove consists of 12 acres of beautiful secluded private gated and heavily wooded property hidden away only a few miles from Blue Ridge Georgia! Fantastic location yet very private for base camp to access the many activities in this area. The property is ideal for car, shelter or tent camping and is short walking distance from the Toccoa River, a world class
The Toccoa River Cove consists of 12 acres of beautiful secluded private gated and heavily wooded property hidden away only a few miles from Blue Ridge Georgia! Fantastic location yet very private for base camp to access the many activities in this area. The property is ideal for car, shelter or tent camping and is short walking distance from the Toccoa River, a world class trout fishing river! Use of the community lot at the river is included in your rental! You have the entire property to yourself during your stay- this is a single user campground. Check in and check out are contactless.
The Cove consists of 12 acres of lush woodlands/wetlands and includes 2 spring fed ponds (300 gallons a minute of cold drinkable (potable) pure mountain spring water from the main pond), a year round bold creek system that is a tributary for the Toccoa River, a fire pit for your provided firewood, a nice outhouse/privy, a park charcoal grill, bench, and a picnic table. The property has many different areas for tent camping throughout the acreage. The Cove has a 300 square foot covered rustic Adirondack shelter with a food preparation area and some chairs and tables for day shelter, general camping, central clubhouse or bunking in inclement weather. It has a very nice outhouse/privy that is health department approved.
A private 15 foot wide woods road loops around the perimeter of the Cove property and there are walking paths and a trails system with 7 small bridges across the creeks throughout. The property has both north and south facing mountain slopes with an abundance of mountain laurel, ferns, native hollys, large hardwoods, pines, and rhododendron everywhere.
The Cove will not accommodate and is not suitable for any type of towed camper, travel trailer, cargo trailer, motor home or RV.
The property and your camping experience includes easy access to the Toccoa River at the community lot on the river (located at 49 Gibbs Drive) which has a charcoal grill, picnic table, small boat launch, swimming rock and fire pit. The river is controlled flow and usually at low water from dawn to about 3 pm, ideal for fishing or swimming/wading/boulder bopping. The River release schedule is available online (tva.gov). The River has swift current when the dam is opened for release, usually daily. The river is very cold year round.
There is little to no traffic on the roads around the Cove - there are no other destinations past than the Cove. There is parking available for many vehicles along the roads at the main gates if you have a larger group.
The main loop road into the Cove from the main double gates on Bear Walk Road to the parking pad at the intersection with the road down into the Cove to the camping area and shelter is a dirt/gravel road and is all weather. The gravel parking pad on the loop road above the Cove parking area at the top of the hill can accommodate 2 vehicles end to end. The parking area right at the camping site and shelter is a short and narrow downhill dead end road with a very small parking area at the bottom that will accommodate only one car at a time. If you have multiple vehicles you must park them on the side of Bear Walk Road at the main gates- it is a 3 minute walk to the Cove if you park on Bear Walk Road.
The Cove is conveniently located at 401 Bear Walk Road, Mineral Bluff, Georgia, 30559, 4 miles off the 4-lane highway (Highway 515/76) and just a short drive to Blue Ridge, Georgia; Blairsville, Georgia; Murphy, Tennessee; and Copper Hill, Tennessee. It is located just a few miles from the center of downtown Blue Ridge, which is a very charming town with art galleries, many restaurants, brew pubs, shopping, the Blue Ridge Brewing Company, Mercier Orchard, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, and more! The Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad runs most of the year from Blue Ridge to McCaysville, right along the Toccoa River across from the Cove.
You are a short drive from Lake Blue Ridge, the Chattahoochee National Forest, Brasstown Bald and many hiking trails, such as the Aska adventure area, the Appalachian Trail, the Benton McCaye Trail, and trails in the Big Frog wilderness area, Cohutta wilderness area and the Rich Mountain wilderness area. The Ocoee River whitewater center with the Olympic kayak rapids and the world class mountain biking trails are less than 20 minutes away. Hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, boating, swimming, zip lines -- oh my!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Abundant wildlife, deer, turkeys, etc. throughout the property
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This was the perfect place for us to stop after a weekend in Atlanta, where our poor pup Enzo was stuck on leash the whole time. With our Airstream in tow, we stayed at the top of the hill in the “Lot 4” clearing, but strolled down the quiet country road to explore the lush, fern-filled cove section as well.
In the wooded section where we camped, it was easy enough to get the trailer level for the night, and we were able to pull around a tree on an off-camber path rather than back out through the gate when it was time to go. I’m not sure if anything much longer than our 22’ Airstream would be able to do the same. There were no bugs to contend with at the upper clearing; I’m guessing you’d want bug spray in the evening hours at the lower campsite.
Down below at the cove (the lower campsite), good grief, Enzo nearly lost his mind sprinting through the woods and splashing in and out of the creek and tiny ponds. It was just what the dogtor ordered (ouch, sorry!). It was outrageously green during our late-April visit and the water was abundant, and to see all of it backlit by the setting sun was really pretty grand.
George, the host, stopped by as we were settling in to our campsite, and was warm and welcoming. Anyone who rolls up with two long-haired daschunds gets high marks in my book. Thanks for the hospitality, George!
This was my first Hipcamp and I have zero complaints. The location was beautiful and neatly tucked away, giving it a nice private setting. The shelter he built is quite ample and useful; I spent hours merely sitting and rocking on the porch, listening to nature. Wonderful.
This is an absolutely perfect place to camp...private, lush, quiet, and well-equipped. The springs at the campsite are sparkling and delicious to drink - such a treat! The shelter is perfect for cooking and hanging out, particularly if there is rain. We loved camping here and will definitely be back.
Magical forest at toccoa cove
Toccoa cove was absolutely magical. Our dogs had a blast frolicking through the forest and soaking in the cove. The running water was such a beautiful and serene addition to the perfect camp setting. The shelter was a nice place to relax and escape the rain. We loved our time on this beautiful land.
Clean and quiet
This was beautiful, private, quiet, and well-maintained. However, there was really only one small area right next to the driveway that was cleared and level for a tent or two. Other areas were on hills and covered in brush. Covered platform was fantastic for good prep and fire pit was lovely.
Beautiful cove, safe even in rain!
Had a wonderful time just relaxing at the cove, dipping toes in the cold spring. Had a perfectly relaxing kayak trip on the Toccoa. Would highly recommend for some recharge. Easy arrival and departure, definitely returning.
We had a wonderful three night stay at George’s place! It was exactly what we needed for a few days. It is very private, yet convenient to all that is around (there is a Dollar General close by if you forget anything...we did!) It is close to the river, which is refreshingly cold and great for a cool down. The charming town of Blue Ridge is a short drive away, and we enjoyed lunch there (with the dogs!) Our favorite part of the campsite was the shelter, which served as our base for cooking, playing card games, and relaxing. Our dogs had a wonderful time exploring the waterways around the property, and our old border collie discovered that he loved standing and swimming in the main spring-fed pond. The cold water must have felt good to his achy joints! The weather was great for us while we were there, which was a blessing because the site was very wet from the week before. The area around the campfire was extremely wet and it was too muddy to use the picnic table. Just be aware that the site is definitely a wetlands site, and it can be a challenge to stay out of the mud. This place would be absolutely perfect after a week or so of dry weather! In spite of the mud, we had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back, hopefully for an even longer stay!
The grounds are perfect for a weekend getaway- totally beyond our expectations. I couldn't get over how crystal clear the natural pool was- something I've never seen growing up in a city. Anyway- highly recommended!