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Located in the northern Georgia mountains, far from civilization, Willis Knob Horse Campground is one of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests most beloved horse-lover hideaways.

The campground features equestrian camping, riding and hiking trails and fishing in the nearby Chattooga River.

Natural Features:

The horse camp is located in a heavily wooded area of the forest, amid deep canyons and near to the Georgia-South Carolina border.


The 12.5-mile Rocky Gap Trail and the 15-mile Willis Knob Trail provide some of the most scenic horseback riding and hiking in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Winding across deeply dissected ridges, the trails descend into the vast Chattooga River.

The 10.7-mile Chattooga River Trail and the 37-mile Bartram Trail are also accessible nearby and are for hiking only. Fishing is available in the Chattooga River.


The campground provides single, double and group campsites for tent and RV camping. There are water and electric hookups at each of the campsites, along with tables, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Hitching racks and a horse watering station are available. Campers are required to clean up after their horses using trailers provided on-site for manure and hay.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Watering Station
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Lantern Posts
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • River Access
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Campsites are available by reservation only
  • A gate security code will be provided with confirmation letter
  • Click here for more information on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.89944, -83.2225
34°53'58"N, 83°13'21"W

From Clayton, Georgia, take Warwoman Road east for about 12 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 157 and continue for 2 miles to the campground on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

809 HWY 441 SO

Phone Number:

Information: (706)754-6221