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Old 11-24-11, 08:53 PM   #1
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Question Best Camping / Fishing Recommendations?

I'm wanting to sneak away with the wife for a weekend of camping with a little fishing thrown in. Anyone have any great suggestions in North Georgia? Would really like to be on a year-round stream so I can cook a few trout for dinner. Second choice would be a place on a delayed harvest stream so we can at least enjoy the thrill of catching a few.

This is tent camping, not the RV variety.

I appreciate any suggestions and links to websites. Looking at mid-December. Thanks.
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Old 11-24-11, 09:08 PM   #2
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It depends on the level of "roughing it" you want in "tent camping". Try Burrels Ford Campground. It's above the DH on the Chattooga - a year round stream. S. Carolina stocks from the bridge down or it is a very scenic wild brown fishery upriver towards Ellicot Rock. Beautiful place to be. you can also head down to the DH for a chance at those brookies S.C. stocks in there.

http://www.tripleblaze.com/2/3498/Ca...ampground.html


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Old 11-25-11, 07:32 PM   #3
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Smile Thanks for the suggestion

Looked it up and looks like a great place for a guys trip, but I need to be able to get my truck to the campsite. My wife like to camp out, but not really roughing it.
Last trip we went to Rock Creek which was pretty nice, and we may have to repeat, but I was hoping for something new that I had never tried before.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 11-25-11, 07:36 PM   #4
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Default Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State park has tent sites with easy access. And Smiths Creek is a DH stream at the park.......just a thought.....
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Old 11-25-11, 07:40 PM   #5
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Default Deep Hole Campground? Anyone been there?

Appears to be a year round campground on the Taccoa.
Sounds like a nice location, but can you fish the Taccoa this time of year?

Thanks for any reviews.

And I will check on the Unicoi park too.
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Old 11-25-11, 08:16 PM   #6
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They are at least 4 nice primitive sites on the Toccoa DH Right
at Sandy Bottom canoe lunch.Hope this helps.
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Old 11-25-11, 08:23 PM   #7
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You can go to the upper Tallulah. There are three FS campgrounds with water and poopers.
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Old 11-29-11, 02:43 PM   #8
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Appears to be a year round campground on the Taccoa.
Sounds like a nice location, but can you fish the Taccoa this time of year?

Thanks for any reviews.

And I will check on the Unicoi park too.

Deep hole is a nice little spot..but there is only 1 spot right on the water. This area is upstream of the DH so you could keep what you catch for the frying pan. I don't know the last time they stocked this area but there is usually a few fish in there.

If you camp at Deep Hole it's only a 15 minute drive to the DH section.
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Old 11-29-11, 02:57 PM   #9
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Looked it up and looks like a great place for a guys trip, but I need to be able to get my truck to the campsite. My wife like to camp out, but not really roughing it.
Last trip we went to Rock Creek which was pretty nice, and we may have to repeat, but I was hoping for something new that I had never tried before.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks.
I was able to drive an Acura sedan to the Burrel's Ford campsite.
You have to hike about a hundred or two hundred yards down a road to the campsites proper is all. There are outhouses and flat campsites with bear poles for raising your food at night.

There are also campsites along Warwoman at Earl's Ford (also a year round creek) that I've driven to in a lowered Miata.

Burrel's Ford is nicer than Earl's. Earl's is closer to civilization.
Also in the area are campsites along Sarah's Creek. They cost ten bucks a night or so (Earl's and Burrel's are free). I can't remember if Sarah's Creek is seasonal or year round though.
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Old 11-29-11, 02:58 PM   #10
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Default Deep Hole Campground

So the fishing is year round at this portion of the river?
I can actually fish and fry?
I just want to be sure before I do something wrong.

Thanks for all the assist.
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