Attractions in Rabun County, Georgia

Attractions in Rabun County, Georgia
Rabun County, Georgia, is a small county in the northeast corner of the state of Georgia. Due to the vast mountains, rivers, and waterfalls in the area, tourists who enjoy outdoor recreational activities like hiking, bird watching and white water rafting often visit Rabun County. The area has many attractions aimed at outdoor enthusiasts that are worth seeking if you are staying nearby or even just traveling through.

Black Rock Mountain State Park

Black Rock Mountain State Park is in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain range. It is also the highest mountain range in the state. While visiting the park, you can hike, fish in the lake, and also camp in the back-country. The park can accommodate 48 campsites and can be accessed by recreational vehicles. In addition, the park is home to the Foxfire Museum, which exhibits photographs taken from students in Rabun County over the last 40 years. The park hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and as of 2009, there is a $4 entrance fee except on Wednesday when entrance is free.

Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, Georgia 30562

Moccasin Creek State Park

Moccasin Creek State Park is located on the banks of Lake Burton in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park's main recreational features are hiking and fishing, and during the warmer months, you can rent a canoe for exploring Lake Burton. These is easy access to the famous Appalachian Trail from the park. The park hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and there is a $4 entrance fee except on Wednesday when entrance is free.

Moccasin Creek State Park
3655 Ga. Hwy 197
Clarkesville, Georgia

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park is well known for its 1,000-feet deep gorge that spans more than two miles. While one of the most popular activities at the Tallulah Gorge is hiking, you must obtain a permit (given to just 100 people per day) in order to hike around and through the gorge. The park features 50 campsites with trailer and RV access, a 63-acre lake and tennis courts. Other park activities include swimming, fishing, and mountain climbing. The park hours are from 8:00 a.m. until dark, every day and there is a $4 entrance fee except on Wednesday when entrance is free.

Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Falls Georgia

Article Written By Jessica Jewell

Jessica Jewell is a writer, photographer and communications consultant who began writing professionally in 2005. Her chapbook, "Slap Leather," is forthcoming from dancing girl press. Her recent work has appeared in "Nimrod," "Harpur Palate," "Copper Nickel," "Rhino," "wicked alice," "Poetry Midwest" and "Barn Owl Review." Jewell was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from Kent State University.

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