Hipcamp host George M.
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The Toccoa River Cove consists of 12 acres ofbeautiful secludedprivate gated and woodedpropertyhidden away only a few miles from Blue Ridge Georgia! Fantastic location yet veryprivate for base camp to access the many activities in this area. The property is ideal for car or tent camping and is walking distance from the Toccoa River, a world class trout fishing river! Use of the

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The Toccoa River Cove consists of 12 acres of beautiful secluded private gated and 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 or tent camping and is 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.

The Cove consists of 12 acres of lush woodlands and includes  2 spring fed ponds (drinkable pure mountain spring water), a year round bold creek system that is a tributary for the Toccoa River, a fire pit for your provided firewood, a nice outhouse, 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 Adirondack shelter with a food preparation area and some chairs for day shelter, general camping, central clubhouse  or bunking in inclement weather.

 A private wide woods road loops around the perimeter of the Cove property and there are walking paths and 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 a trailer or RV. See our companion listing for Your Toccoa Fish Trap for trailer or RV camping. 

The property and your camping experience  includes easy access to the Toccoa River at the community lot on the river (locatedd at 49 Gibbs Drive) which has a charcoal grill, picnic table, 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.

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 at 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 road with some gravel at the parking pad that runs along the high ground and is generally 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 side by side. The parking area right at the camping site and shelter is a short downhill dead end road 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 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! 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Campfires allowed
Firepit, private
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send George a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

OHV

ATV's, dirt bikes and SxS's permitted on the property and throughout the miles of adjoining dirt roads

Wildlife watching

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

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

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

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream or ...
Wetlands

Places to see near Toccoa River Cove!

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
18 miles way Explore
Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
24 miles way Explore
Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park
24 miles way Explore
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
26 miles way Explore
Smithgall Woods State Park
Smithgall Woods State Park
35 miles way Explore
Moccasin Creek State Park
Moccasin Creek State Park
41 miles way Explore
Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala National Forest
47 miles way Explore
Don Carter State Park
Don Carter State Park
48 miles way Explore
Harrison Bay State Park
Harrison Bay State Park
49 miles way Explore
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
51 miles way Explore
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Milit...
55 miles way Explore
Red Top Mountain State Park
Red Top Mountain State Park
57 miles way Explore
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Chattahoochee River National Recreation ...
63 miles way Explore
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
64 miles way Explore
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cloudland Canyon State Park
66 miles way Explore
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
66 miles way Explore
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
67 miles way Explore
Oconee State Park
Oconee State Park
68 miles way Explore
Fort Yargo State Park
Fort Yargo State Park
72 miles way Explore
Tugaloo State Park
Tugaloo State Park
76 miles way Explore
Devils Fork State Park
Devils Fork State Park
77 miles way Explore
Victoria Bryant State Park
Victoria Bryant State Park
77 miles way Explore
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Fall Creek Falls State Park
78 miles way Explore
Lake Hartwell State Park
Lake Hartwell State Park
78 miles way Explore
Cumberland Mountain State Park
Cumberland Mountain State Park
78 miles way Explore
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic...
79 miles way Explore
De Soto State Park
De Soto State Park
79 miles way Explore
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
80 miles way Explore
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River Canyon National Preserve
81 miles way Explore
Frozen Head State Park
Frozen Head State Park
83 miles way Explore
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park
83 miles way Explore
Obed Wild & Scenic River
Obed Wild & Scenic River
84 miles way Explore
Russell Cave National Monument
Russell Cave National Monument
85 miles way Explore
Panola Mountain State Park
Panola Mountain State Park
88 miles way Explore
Sadlers Creek State Park
Sadlers Creek State Park
90 miles way Explore
Table Rock State Park MO
Table Rock State Park MO
91 miles way Explore
Table Rock State Park
Table Rock State Park
92 miles way Explore
Norris Dam State Park
Norris Dam State Park
92 miles way Explore
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
93 miles way Explore
Hard Labor Creek State Park
Hard Labor Creek State Park
95 miles way Explore
Big Ridge State Park
Big Ridge State Park
96 miles way Explore
Cove Lake State Park
Cove Lake State Park
96 miles way Explore
Rock Island State Park Tennessee
Rock Island State Park Tennessee
97 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim W.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2018

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!

View of the Airstream through the woods, with fire pit and picnic table to the left. Using one of the tiny footbridges that passes over the meandering creek. Firepit, bench, picnic table...everything you need.  That's one excited dog, right there!
Hipcamper Tony
Tony D.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Mark
Mark B.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2018

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!

Your Toccoa River Cove!The pool of Mana. Seriously.The river a short walk from the grounds.
Hipcamper Michele
Michele R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 28th, 2018

We had a wonderful last minute trip and slept in the shelter. It was beautiful and great to wake up to the sound of the stream!!

Hipcamper Dana
Dana X.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2018

This campsite is simply amazing! 5 families with 11 kids together spread throughout the gorgeous valley and we all had a great time! The creek and natural spring made for hours of fun! The shelter was key for cooking and a great gathering space.

This campsite has it all - big fire pit, picnic table, bench for two, extra camp chairs, shoves, brooms and firewood were all at our disposal! There was mulch and hay spread throughout areas that were known to be muddy. The outhouse was tucked out of the way but close enough when needed! Toccoa tubing and fishing just a short walk/drive was also a great excursion.

A huge thanks to George who came down when we first got there to make sure we were ok and then came down on Sunday with an extra load of firewood in his tractor and gave the kids a ride in the scoop - probably the biggest highlight of the weekend for them!

This is a real treat and you should keep it on the top of your list!
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Your Toccoa River Cove!Your Toccoa River Cove!Your Toccoa River Cove!Your Toccoa River Cove!
Hipcamper Bradley
Bradley H.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018

The property was as beautiful as advertised couldn't have asked for more. Threw up my tent under the cover so I could sleep without my rainfly and awoke to the sound of rain pitterpatering on the roof, it was a peaceful.

Hipcamper Caleb
Caleb D.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2018

Great area perfect for a night out under the stars!

Hipcamper Dan K.
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September 6th, 2018
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July 18th, 2018
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July 1st, 2018
Property
Toccoa River Cove!
State
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$30/night
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