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Escaping from Society

· Clayton, Rabun, Georgia
27 acres hosted by Matthew C.
3 tent sites
My property is extremely secluded and private. Located two miles from beautiful Lake Burton and less than 10 miles from gorgeous, jaw-dropping waterfalls and landmarks. There are great opportunities nearby for trout fishing. Timpson Creek Farms is literally a walk away for organically grown fruits, vegetables, fresh honey, jams, and horseback riding; also nearby is Blackbear Creek Antiques for awesome merchandise, as well as Timpson Creek Art Gallery. Welcome for the opportunity to truly enjoy nature! There are X campsites up mountain trails on Silver Mountain. My home is located at the top of the driveway – far away from the sites. This is camping on “raw” land up on a mountain with acres to explore. It is a steep climb, very rocky, and there are areas that where caution is extremely recommended. Previous knowledgeable campers, have taken it upon themselves to make sites more comfortable. Most sites have a “store-bought” firepits to make cooking a little easier. You still need to know how to start a fire. Above my property line is an old quarry, which was abandoned years ago. There is also a bat cave (which my dog found). Many arrowheads, from the Cherokee Indian tribes; civil war bullets, and crystals have been found. Please be aware, less you forget, that there are many kinds of wildlife and birds, wild flowers, blueberries. Please take precautions not to leave food outside to attract animals. Under no circumstances is it appropriate to shoot an animal or fire weapons. The weather schedule here is not the same as downtown Clayton because we are at a much higher elevation. Make sure that your gear is water-tight. Hammock tents are, the best for a good night’s sleep. Automobiles are limited two per campsite. Arrangements have been made with a local business for off site parking. X number of people are allowed per campsite. Unregistered visitors are not allowed on the property. There is no Wi-Fi connection! Loud music or out of parties are not allowed. Each site will be given a walkie-talkie at the meet & greet, should you need to contact me. If given 48 hours, I will be glad to prepare your site for you. I have firewood available at $12 x per bundle. It is located at the bottom of trail site for pick-up, if you need it. No outrageously high fires are allowed. Please do not cut down trees. No calls after 10:00 p.m., unless it is an emergency. Novice campers will be assigned to level areas. Brush up on your camping skills. Respect the land and the environment. Leave your site as clean as you find it. Items you might want to add to your checklist: • Tarps • Ax • Shovel for burying body waste • Tools for starting a fire at your campsite If you have forgotten certain things, I do have limited gear available for lease. Returning campers will given a discount. Details • Check in: After 2:00 p.m., until dusk • Check out: Before 12:00 p.m. • Cancellation policy: Moderate (Cancellations are made through the Hip-Camp app) – refunds are not provided: bookings are for rain or shine​​ • On arrival: Meet and greet • Minimum nights: 1 night • Accepts bookings: 3 months out • All return Hip camera will receive 20% off Weeknight discount: 15% off $50 per site (4 guests) Campsite areas: Tent sites 3 sites Up to 4 guests per site Up to 2 vehicles No wheelchair access More details Essentials Campfires allowed Portable toilet available Pets allowed More details Amenities Potable water available Picnic table available & fire pit near my house Bins available No kitchen No showers No WiFi Laundry absent More details: Places to see near Escaping from Society Bell Mountain 27.3 miles away Screamer Mountain 2.6 miles away Goats on a Roof Less than 5 miles Moccasin Creek State Park 5 miles away Explore Black Rock Mountain State Park 5 miles away Explore Tallulah Gorge State Park 9 miles away Explore Unicoi State Park 16 miles away Explore Smithgall Woods State Park 19 miles away Explore Oconee State Park 21 miles away Explore Nantahala National Forest 24 miles away Explore Vogel State Park 25 miles away Explore Devils Fork State Park 31 miles away Explore Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest 31 miles away Explore Keowee-Toxaway State Park 34 miles away Explore Tugaloo State Park 35 miles away Explore Don Carter State Park 35 miles away Explore Gorges State Park 35 miles away Explore Lake Hartwell State Park 36 miles away Explore Victoria Bryant State Park 43 miles away Explore Table Rock State Park 46 miles away Explore Amicalola Falls State Park 48 miles away Explore Sadlers Creek State Park 48 miles away
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34 ratings · 17 reviews
Dayler D.recommends
September 21, 2023
Site 2 - Pure Seclusion
Great campsite, great host.
Excellent campsite. The host was very hospitable and provided us with water, and a portable toilet. Site itself was nice also, there’s a hike through the woods to get there which is fun.
Zya O.recommends
June 19, 2023
Pure Seclusion
Camping and adventure.
I enjoyed my camping experience. It was secluded and very well put together. The Host Matt was great. He made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this site not only to just camp. to explore as well. I will most definitely be back!
Andy M.
November 8, 2022
Pure Seclusion
Matt was unable to show us where the campsite was.
Juan R.recommends
October 30, 2022
Pure Seclusion
Camping in the woods
Matthew was super welcoming and friendly, gave us a bundle of firewood and marshmallows when he came to greet us. The campsite is secluded and very private in the middle of the woods. Thank you Matthew!!
Andrea F.recommends
October 24, 2022
Pure Seclusion
Get there before dark!
Beautiful area! Matthews land is minutes from downtown Clayton, yet away in the mountains. You’re about 15-20 minutes away from numerous great waterfalls and mountains. We did Black Mountain State Park and managed to get two hikes in over a weekend stay. Our stay was great, except for our late arrival. I definitely recommend getting there before dark, as we had a lot of trouble finding our site. Matthew is very giving. He provides access to his firewood, and is open to questions and concerns.
Toby R.recommends
August 13, 2022
Pure Seclusion
Not for the novice camper; extreme!
This was real! Pay attention to Mathew’s commentary on what to expect and what to highly consider bringing with you. My buddy and I were fishing a lake way South of this. Campsite (few hours). On a whim due to no luck catching the bass we were after, we decided to head North and move to a different and potentially better fishing spot. Mathew’s place caught our eye so we locked in. We arrived very late, but Mathew took us in anyway. Once he guided us to parking; he pointed toward the forest and UP. He showed us where to enter the mountain, and so we did. This place is not for the novice camper; this is extreme camping in beautiful terrain. Once we got setup, our fire made and settled in, it was really peaceful and serene. Great place to hike; nature at its best on all levels and fronts. Minutes from lakes and not far from charming small city life for supplies. I could see myself going back here. However; I would arrive in the daytime and give myself plenty of time to find a flat surface (or excavate one) with the advantage of sunlight. I do not recommend showing up at 2AM and trying to pull your campsite together here. Enjoy!
Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Matthew C.Joined in August 2021
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