From Atlanta, GA 108 mi
From Chattanooga, TN 141 mi
From Asheville, NC 92 mi
From Greenville, SC 82 mi
Take a Road Trip to Clayton, Georgia and explore the surrounding natural beauty of Rabun County for your perfect mountain getaway. Travelers enjoy the many scenic routes around every corner as they drive through this peaceful mountain community.
Downtown Clayton – Stroll leisurely on Main Street through the local shops that feature the best in art, antiques, books, gifts, wine and so much more! Dine at one of the fine restaurants or experience the old-fashioned drug store soda fountain! The Rock House, circa 1935 is a charming historical gem to downtown and along with the Civic Center helps in hosting year round events like “Celebrate Clayton” held every April.
Wineries – Rabun County also produces many award-winning wines at several vineyards in the area. Each weekend many have events with live music, food and tastings to entertain visitors.
Black Rock Mountain State Park is the highest state park in Georgia straddling the Eastern Continental Divide at an elevation of 3, 640 feet. There is a Visitor Center and a 17 acres lake with 5 different hiking trails for visitors to admire the wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Accomodations include campsites and cottages with amenities for picnics and children’s playground. Open March 16 – November 30th.
Foxfire Mountain culture has been extensively documented in a successful book series known worldwide. The Foxfire Museum is located in Mountain City on Black Rock Mountain which is Georgia’s highest State Park.
Lake Burton is one of the largest lakes in Rabun County at 2,775 acres and 62 miles of shoreline. Offering three activity areas: Jones Bridge Park with two sheltered picnic areas. Timpson Cove Beach has white sand beach and picnic area. Murray Cove Boat Launch Area has paved boat ramp for small- and medium-sized boats.
Moccasin Creek State Park is a perfect place for accommodating RV, trailer or tent campers. Located on Lake Burton it has a fully accessible fishing pier & trout filled creek. Hiking trails with wildlife observation tower, nearby waterfalls, playground, boat dock & ramp make this park’s location a perfect spot for exploring.
Lake Rabun is the second largest lake at 834 acres, 25 miles of shoreline, and host to Nacoochee Park. Located on the north end of the lake, Nacoochee Park recreation area is perfect for a picnic & fishing located just off of Lake Rabun Road. Rabun Beach recreation area overlooks the lake to offer camping, hiking & swimming. Hike the 1.3-mile Rabun Beach Trail which ends at Angel Falls.
Chattooga River that borders the Georgia/ South Carolina line offers whitewater rafting during the summer months. The Chattooga was used as a setting for the fictional Cahulawassee River in the book and film Deliverance.
For more information visit ExploreRabun.com