What to do in Moccasin Creek State Park

Located in the Highland Region of Georgia, Moccasin Creek State Park is known as the park "where spring spends the summer." Pleasant breezes and temperatures are enjoyed at this park that is nestled in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of Lake Burton. The park offers a rockbed creek where only senior citizens and children under 11 are permitted to fish. The mixture of pine and hardwood forest with a smattering of laurel and rhododendron, found at higher elevations, is perfect for woodland exploration. Several mountain trails, fun-filled annual events and nearby access to the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail is an attractive element of Moccasin Creek State Park.

Recreation
This peaceful park encompasses 32 acres of mountain land offering a 54-site campground accommodating both tents and RVs. A boat dock and launch offer fishing access to Lake Burton. The park also offers seasonal canoe rental. All ages enjoy fishing the lake while only seniors and children under the age of 11 are permitted to fish the tributary stream. All abilities are able to fish in Lake Burton now that the park has added an ADA fishing pier. A playground, open-air pavilion and easy access to several short trails make this park an enjoyable experience. Annual events at Moccasin Creek include the Wildflower Hike (August), Lake Burton Arts and Crafts Festival (July), the Georgia Mountain Trout Program and Contest (June), the Ol' Time Pond Fishing Day (August) and the Country and Bluegrass Festival (October).

Location
Located 20 miles north of Clarksville on GA Hwys 197, or 18 miles west of the town of Clayton via Hwy. 76 and GA Hwy. 197.

Climate
Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months. Be prepared for occasional cold weather during the winter, especially at the higher elevations in northern Georgia.

Address
3655 Hwy 197
Clarksville, GA 30523

Phone: 706-947-3194

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