Rabun County is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. A little known fact is that 60% of the county is designated national forest, and is classified as a temperate deciduous rainforest, one of only two in the continental US.
You can spend your days immersed in limitless outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, camping, kayaking, whitewater rafting, paddleboarding and fishing just to name a few.
Explore some of our favorite outdoor activities and learn about some of our most favorite local spots by visiting the links below:
Rabun County is home to three scenic state parks, each of which offer camping: Moccasin Creek State Park, Black Rock Mountain State Park, and Tallulah Gorge State Park. There are also several independent camping sites to choose from. Sarah’s Creek Campground boasts 22 primitive campsites, so you can fully disconnect and enjoy the serenity of the Warwoman Wildlife Management Area. [...]
Approximately 60% of Rabun County is National Forest, and conservancy is a cornerstone of the community. There are countless conservation organizations in the area dedicated to protecting and preserving North Georgia’s sacred environment. Chattooga Conservancy and The Association of Georgia Land Trusts are just two examples. Wildlife conservation is also an important thread throughout the Rabun County community. The Orianne [...]
Rabun County is a prime destination for hikers and mountain bikers of all skill sets. In fact, the county has just been designated an Appalachian Trail Community! Whether you are a seasoned backpacker or if you simply want to take a leisurely, scenic hike to see an amazing waterfall or walk your dog, there is [...]
Whether you enjoy intense watersports like slalom water-skiing and wake surfing or if you prefer trolling around the lake shore for your next big catch in a fishing boat, our region offers unlimited opportunities for motor boating enthusiasts. If paddle sports are more your vibe, our area is also a mecca for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding [...]
After a long day of exploring all the natural beauty Rabun County has to offer, kick back with a glass of wine at one of our local wineries. Stonewall Creek Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, and 12 Spies Vineyards are just a few of the many wineries nestled in the beautiful mountain backdrop of Northeast Georgia. If you prefer spirits, Moonrise [...]
Rabun County is an incredible area to enjoy watersports including paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. I love to paddleboard at least once a week year-around, no matter which season. I’ve listed some of my most favorite paddling spots below: Upper Lake Burton - Access from the Northernmost public boat ramp on Lake Burton and paddle [...]
Home of one of the country’s only wild and scenic river routes, Rabun County is a premiere destination for those seeking an action-packed day of whitewater rafting. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced rafter, enjoy breathtaking views as you explore the winding path of the Chattooga River. Don’t forget to check out Southeastern Expeditions, Nantahala [...]