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Moccasin Creek State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-947-3194

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Sitting on the shores of lovely Lake Burton, Moccasin Creek prides itself on being “where spring spends the summer.” Despite its mountain location, the park is relatively flat, offering easy navigation for large RVs, children’s bicycles and wheelchairs. A fully accessible fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek open only to seniors 65 and older and children 11 and younger, as well as all ages with a Georgia disability fishing licence.

At 2,800-acres, Lake Burton is a prime spot for skiing, boating and fishing. Canoes can be rented during warmer months. Park visitors can tour an adjacent trout rearing station, hike on several nearby trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains or simply relax in this peaceful setting. The park’s central location makes it a perfect jumping off spot for exploring area waterfalls, mountain bike trails, shops and restaurants.
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Open daily March 16 - November 30
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

    • 32 Acres
    • 54 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($29-$32)
    • Picnic Shelter ($45)
    • Boat Dock and Ramp
    • Wheelchair-Accessible Fishing Pier

    • Hiking - 2-Mile Hemlock Falls Trail, 1-Mile Non-Game Interpretive Trail with Wildlife Observation Tower, Appalachian Trail nearby ~ download brochure (pdf file) ~
    • Lake Fishing – bass, crappie, bream
    • Stream Fishing – restricted to seniors 65 and older and children 11 and younger
    • Canoe and Kayak Rental (seasonal)
    • Playground
    • Visit Burton Fish Hatchery


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National Trails Day Fitness Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome walk the trail with us. Park staff will lead a hike to the end of Hemlock Falls trail. We'll start at 9:00 and take it as slow as needed for new hikers. Trail is wet, muddy, slippery in places-don't be afraid to get dirty! Trail is a little over 2 miles total and rated moderate. 706-947-3194.
Get Outdoors Trail Maintenance --
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers will help clean up and cut back overgrown vegetation on the hiking trails. 706-947-3194.
Your State Parks Day- Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaMeet at the Hemlock Falls Trailhead by 9:00 am to get started. Volunteers will help clean the trail and primitive campsites. Bring water and be prepared to get dirty. 706-947-3194.
Moccasin Creek State Park
3655 Highway 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Habersham County

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.844916 | W -83.588087

Located 20 miles north of Clarkesville on Ga. Hwy. 197 or 15 miles west of Clayton via Ga. Hwy. 76 and Ga. Hwy. 197.

Moccasin Creek State Park
3655 Highway 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523 View Details

Moccasin Creek State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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