Hipcamp host Chris M.
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Primitive camping on 44 acres in the mountains of North Georgia, on Tallulah River. Trout fishing from your campsite, 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. 

We are also pet-friendly.

And while we are at it,

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Primitive camping on 44 acres in the mountains of North Georgia, on Tallulah River. Trout fishing from your campsite, 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. 

We are also pet-friendly.

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!

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. Thanks.

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.

FACILITIES

We don't have regular facilities. But we do offer a camp toilet. 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, again, 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 $20

WE DO OFFER A POTTY TENT for privacy, but 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 $20 FOR CLEANUP. IF YOU LEAVE HUMAN WASTE, YOU WILL BE CHARGED $50 FOR CLEANUP. IF YOU LEAVE THIS OUT ON THE GROUND AND IT GETS SCATTERED BY ANIMALS YOU WILL BE CHARGED $100......... 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 $20 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.

THERE WILL BE NO MORE CAT HOLE TOILET USE.... YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BRING A CAMP TOILET, OR PURCHASE ONE....

Other than that, please come enjoy! Thanks!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
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: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Primitive River in Georgia.

Forest
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Primitive River

Places to see near Primitive River

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Hipcamper Jane
Jane C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 20th, 2017

Chris’ property is tucked into the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia and is a wonderful place to set up your tent for the night and enjoy the quiet serenity of the area. Chris is a welcoming host and he will come down to the riverside campsite to greet you but also affords you plenty of peace and quiet. A great section of the Tallulah River runs right by the campsite and there are beautiful trout in the water. A fire ring is set up already and Chris provides firewood at a small fee. Primitive River Camping is a great place to stop by on a road trip or to set up a basecamp for exploring the mountains.

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Hipcamper Aleksandr
Aleksandr F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 22nd, 2018

Good spot for a relaxing getaway, put up a tent, make a fire, catch some trout!

Hipcamper Audrey
Audrey L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

Luckily we got to the site first and had a nice spot next to the river. Another group arrived the day after us and didn't really know where to set up. For privacy, there's really only room for one group in my opinion.

Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on June 26th, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We are working on planting more trees to create more privacy. Also, you could rent the whole thing for $40 per night on weekends and have it all to yourself. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Hipcamper David
David O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 13th, 2018

This is a great spot to fish, relax, and star game. As far as camping goes the space is kind of small and it's surrounded by private land so you don't really feel like you are out in nature. We drove out to a nearby park for most of the day and it worked out perfectly.
Chris is a good host and the other campers were very friendly

Hipcamper Chris
Response from Chris, the Host, on June 26th, 2019

Thanks for staying. And thanks for the suggestion. Yes there are some homeowners around. But the place is 44 acres, so you can enjoy the whole property. Also, working on planting more trees and green stuff down there by the river to give more of an isolated feel. Please come stay again. And thanks for the suggestion....

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Hipcamper Allan
Allan W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 14th, 2018

Lovely spot in a great area. Very relaxed, Chris is a gracious host who made sure we were happy and left us alone to enjoy camping right on the river. Very quiet with only the sound of the water to break the silence. The property is grass by the water to camp on and goes all the way up the mountain side with thick trees and lots of wildlife. We’ll be back again this year for sure. Clayton is 20 minutes away and one of our favorite mountain towns. Great restaurants and all the amenities you could need. 5 star weekend.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 14th, 2018

Very calm and peaceful spot. Would love to stay here again

Hipcamper Can
Can B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 2nd, 2018

Great place - site next to the creek was memorable!

Hipcamper Allan
Allan W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 18th, 2018

2nd visit... love this place, so perfect if you like being alone and right on a beautiful river in a shady spot. Close to Clayton for a quick run into town if you need something. There are no facilities so you need to be self sufficient... which is why it’s so perfect.

Hipcamper Mark
Mark B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2018

Great experience- we were the only ones there! Right on the river!

Property
Primitive River
State
Georgia
$20/night
2 Sites
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