Hipcamp host George M.,
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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! 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send George a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Abundant wildlife, deer, turkeys, etc. throughout the property

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Your Toccoa River Cove! in Georgia.

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily M.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2022

Great location and very relaxing, and we were so very thankful for the porch area during the rain! We also enjoyed seeing the family of deer every morning. Great stay!!!

Hipcamper Thomas

Private and gorgeous!

Thomas B.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2022

Definitely worth the money! It was a beautiful spot with lots to see and enjoy around. The spring is gorgeous and the different winding creeks throughout the site were amazing to listen to at night. The shelter is great for getting out of the rain or just staging all your cooking supplies and such. I only saw one person the entire time I was there walking the road around the campsite. The outhouse would be the only downside, as it's not very clean, but other than that I have no complaints at this location.

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Hipcamper Yana

Great space!

Yana D.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2022

Great space. Truly enjoyed our stay, the sound of the running water throughout the property really made it special!

Hipcamper Rachel

Beautiful location

Rachel N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 30th, 2022

The space itself was super serene right by the running water of the creek. The shelter was cute and kept us dry from the rain, and there was plenty of room to set up our gear as we needed to. There is no trash bin (this was communicated) so please be sure to bring some cord and hang your trash far away from the camp unless you want visitors at night. The area was clean and secluded. You can find crayfish and frogs in the pond at night if you bring a flashlight. The only negative I have to say is that there were *a lot* of spiders in the rafters of the cabin. I know we are outside, so I do expect bugs, but when trying to ID the spiders I couldn’t tell if they were wolf spiders or brown recluse. Typically if you don't bug them they wont bug you, but I don’t think it would hurt to do a clean sweep of the space before getting all set up and bring a bug net just to be safe. Honestly I experience more mosquitos at my apartment in Atlanta than I did here. All in all the space was very fair for the price and we are definitely interested in checking out his other campsites. Just be prepared!

Hipcamper Jonathan

All we could ask, and then some!!

Jonathan C.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Some friends live near by, know George & his wonderful spot. It makes for great intro to tent camping. Quiet & access to Toccoa river. Nicely kept up; and looks to be well respected by its guests! Thank you.

Hipcamper matt

Total solace

Matt S.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2022

another fantastic stay, fireflies and epic lightning storm. appreciate the isolation and elation!

Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan C.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2022

The site was very spacious for our large group that included two kids. Very shady, cool, green site. Shelter with amenities and pond were useful. Awesome walk to the river’s public access and up and down the river. Easy to get in and out of (directions easy and gravel was not rough for my small car). Would go again

Hipcamper Lori
Lori P.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2022

We love George’s spot! The area is perfect for a family camping trip and convenient to fun activities nearby like kayaking and tubing. We had such a great time and will be back.

Hipcamper Meaghan

Our new favorite spot!

Meaghan M.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

Such a great spot for to relax, unplug, and explore. George is a great host - we will back!!!


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