The best place to see some of Georgia’s most spectacular scenery within the Blue Ridge Mountains is at Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City. Several overlooks within the park provide breathtaking panoramas for over 80 miles, so book an RV in Rabun County and head over to the park for some motorhome camping with a view.
While camping at Black Rock Mountain State Park, you may want to take some time to explore nearby Dillard, where you'll find many of the essentials for comfortable camping. Clayton is only about a five-minute drive south of Black Rock Mountain State Park and offers a few quaint shops and restaurants for campers to enjoy.
RV camping at Black Rock Mountain State Park is a great way for a family to reconnect and get outdoors. The park offers many different activities that families can enjoy together, namely hiking. Five main trails wind through the park, offering different scenery, lengths, and difficulties. Hikers looking for a challenge will want to try the James E. Edmond Trail, a strenuous seven-mile loop that's very steep in several places. Those looking for an easy stroll through the park should look to the Black Rock Lake Trail, a loop that's just under a mile long and provides spectacular views of Black Rock Lake.
A new trend among state park visitors is geocaching. Treasure hunters all over the country are renting an RV and heading out to as many state and national parks as they can to search for geocaches. Geocaching is very much like a scavenger hunt, except you don't take the treasure with you. Instead, you log it online and snap photos for your social media accounts as proof of your geocaching prowess. Black Rock Mountain State Park has several geocaches hidden throughout the park.
Fishing at Black Rock Mountain State Park is a great way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Lake Walter F. George is even known as the "Bass Fishing Capital of the World." Pack your fishing tackle in your rental RV to try your luck reeling in trout and a record-breaking bass. Georgia law requires anyone 16 years or older to obtain a fishing license, which you can purchase online.
Camping at Black Rock Mountain State Park
Camping in an RV at Black Rock Mountain State Park is a cozy experience complete with modern amenities. Reserve one of 44 RV sites which provide water and electric hookups, or stay in style in one of the park's cottages. The Black Rock State Park RV campground features restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and a dump station. All sites are back-in and can accommodate rigs up to 50 feet long.
If you'd rather camp in an RV near Black Rock Mountain State Park, check out River Vista RV Park in Dillard. Premium spaces include electric, water, and sewer hookups. Cable and Wi-Fi are available to all campers, including those staying in the basic spaces. A swimming pool and spa are sure to make your stay a little more indulgent.
The Mountain View Campground, located in Hiawassee, is a little farther from Black Rock Mountain State Park but offers great amenities for motorhome camping. Mountain View Campground is about 45 minutes west of the park and offers full hookups, including 20, 30, and 50-amp service, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. A bathhouse with hot showers is available for campers.
Exploring the Area
You'll find all sorts of sites to explore near Mountain City and Black Rock Mountain State Park. Moccasin Creek State Park is about a 30-minute drive southwest of Black Rock Mountain State Park and sits on the western shore of Lake Burton. This 32-acre park has hiking trails, campgrounds, and a fishing pier. There are also plenty of geocaches located in this park.
Visit the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center in Mountain City for a glimpse into the past. The Foxfire Museum has preserved many of the traditions of the Southern Appalachia culture and the history of Georgia. What started as a high school magazine eventually evolved into a 106-acre parcel of land which features authentic pioneer cabins, period artifacts, and folk art. Request a guided tour of this truly remarkable living history museum.
Head over to Dillard and visit the Tallulah Falls Railway Museum. This museum is run by the Rabun Gap Nachoochee School of Industrial Arts, Research, and Engineering Lab. Local high school teacher Dess F. Oliver II collected and preserved the history of the Tallulah Falls Railroad and now directs the museum. Today, the museum commemorates the vast history of the railroad, which even featured in the 1956 Disney film The Great Locomotive Chase.