Moccasin Creek Campground

by Sydney Ryanczak

Camp Name: Moccasin Creek Campground

  • Date Visited: May 3, 2019
  • Nights Stayed: 2
  • Reservations: Yes

Moccasin Creek was our maiden voyage for Matilda II and our first camping trip of 2019! We were so excited! We had the whole gang with us: Scott, myself, Pelham, Alex, Zach, Frankie and Griffin.

We didn’t really know we were going to be buying a new camper…we went to go “look” at 19’ Airstream Sports and ended up justifying a 25’ Flying Cloud because it would sleep our whole family and the kids wouldn’t be stuck in a tent. If you recall from our Cloudland Canyon visit, the kids got soaked and the whole trip was a soggy mess. It was less than ideal. So with the right amount of crazy, we pulled the trigger, bought a new camper, and booked a last minute trip to Moccasin Creek. We got the last campsite they had available.

The Campground

Located off Lake Burton near Clayton, GA, Moccasin Creek is a compact and crowded campground. You WILL get to know your neighbors whether you like it or not. They are on your right, on your left, behind you, and in front of you. Luckily with camp culture, we have yet to meet people who aren’t friendly and pleasant.

This campground had great views of the lake, but unfortunately our campsite didn’t. That being said, it was a quick walk to lake. Several swings lined the lake that allowed you to relax and enjoy the views of mountains and the lake nestled in between. There is a large amphitheater type pavilion on the campground, playground, and the road around the campground is great for kid’s bicycles. This campground was very family friendly and we met several neighbors with school age kids. Kids and folks over 65 can fish in the stream and everyone can fish in the lake. There is also a boat ramp with canoes available for rent.

Sites have 30/50AMP hookups, water, WiFi, and fire pit. No sewer at this one. The camp store is tiny but like most Georgia State Parks you can get T-shirts, ice cream and a few sundries. The facilities were clean and there is a laundry.

Hemlock Falls

This hike is right across the street from the campground! I wrote a separate blog post about this hike when we went to see it during our Mountain View Campground visit. Check it out for details. This time the hike was especially memorable. Once we got to the falls, the sky opened up and everyone got soaked to the bone! We ended up hiking back with our camp neighbors and I drove their kids and our kids back to the campground. The kids still talk about it to this day as “The Best Hike Ever”.


That was it! We drove up on a Friday and left on a Sunday so other than roast a lot of marshmallows, we just hung out and enjoyed family time. Moccasin Creek wouldn’t be my first choice in campgrounds because it was so tightly packed but if you love lakes and hiking this might be right up your alley.

This post is dedicated to our dog Griffin who passed away shortly after our visit to Moccasin Creek. We love and miss you!

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