Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail



Trail Fest camping is available at our family friendly site.

$25 for for the weekend. 12 and under free.

Use this link to register for the Trail Fest camping:

Trail Fest Camping Registration

Need a place to camp during the Dahlonega Trailfest?  Join us at the official campground of DTF.  Share backpacking stories around the fire pit.

Tent sites are in a grassy, wooded site, the home of Appalachian Outfitters Tubing, a mile from the Dahlonega Square. (See the aerial view for details.) Portajohn toilets are provided. There is no potable water, so bring your own. There are changing rooms, but no showers at this location. Ample parking adjoins the tentsites. The camping venue is located on the Chestatee River and swimming is available. Tubing will be available during the day from Appalachian Outfitters at the campsite. The site will be supervised by Trail Fest staff who will be camping here too.
Click the map for a larger imageTrail Fest map

Click the photo for larger view of the camping venue
Trail Fest map

panorama view of mountains
A panoramic view of the AT from southwest to northeast from Crown Mountain in Dahlonega, GA.

Other Camping

Etowah River Campground
6 miles west of Dahlonega
Etowah River Campground

Amicalola Falls State Park
18 miles west of Dahlonega

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Updated on August 27, 2019