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 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!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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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.
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!
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!
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.