Welcome to the Heart of the Brasstown Balds!

Looking for a peaceful getaway in the mountains of Northeast Georgia? Look no further than Hiawassee KOA Holiday, located in the heart of the beautiful region. We are one of the premier campgrounds in northern Georgia that is open year-round and perfect for when you need a place to go for weekend escapes from Atlanta or other big cities. At Hiawassee KOA Holiday, you can enjoy the peace of nature and have many opportunities to explore.

Hiawassee KOA Holiday is nestled in the heart of the Bald Mountains, making it a great retreat for families to slow down and create new memories. Our campground features various activities to provide entertainment and relaxation for you and your loved ones. Whether you are visiting to go exploring or kick back for a bit, our KOA Campground is your ideal destination.

Start your adventures in Hiawassee when you reserve your stay at Hiawassee KOA Holiday!

Ways to Stay in Hiawassee

While many visitors to Hiawassee love the idea of roughing it in the great outdoors, some prefer a more relaxing retreat to escape the busyness of modern life. Whatever your preferred camping style, we have options for every kind of visitor to enjoy a peaceful escape or make memories on your group trip:

  • RV Sites: If you are traveling cross-country in your RV, you need a place with plenty of space. We offer the best Hiawassee RV Sites with full hookup options. So, try one of our Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites.
  • Cabins: Our adorable Deluxe Cabins near the streams and lake are the perfect way to experience this region's immense beauty. Many of our cabin sites are pet-friendly.
  • Tent Sites: For many campers, the tradition of tent camping in Hiawassee, Georgia, with all your gear is the only way to experience camping. Our spacious sites provide the best tent camping in Hiawassee, ensuring you have plenty of space for your whole crew to cozy up around the campfire.

Our Campground Amenities and Recreation

Your time at the campground will be full of peace, fun, and excitement. We have many amenities all campers can use when they want to stay busy or relax. Hang out with your friends and make new ones while using fun features like:

  • KampK9® dog park
  • Mini golf
  • Pavilion
  • Shuffleboard
  • Game room

We also offer many other recreational activities to ensure all campers have something they like to do. You and your loved ones can play a baseball or volleyball game or just let the kids climb around the playground. If you want to stay cool in warmer weather conditions, consider swimming in our pool that's open during the summer season. For other water activities, you can use our paddle boats or fish in our pond or lake. No matter what you do, you and your family will enjoy creating memories together at Hiawassee KOA Holiday.

What to Do Near Hiawassee KOA Holiday

Hiawassee is a small town located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. While the things to do in Hiawassee are somewhat limited because of the size of the town, there are plenty of nearby attractions that you and your family will love. Whether you want to stay active or have a leisurely day exploring the area, you have plenty of options to choose from.

Take the narrow drive up to the Bell Mountain overlook if you are feeling adventurous for a gorgeous view of Lake Chatuge and the North Georgia Mountains. If you want to do something more laid-back while learning about a different culture, visit Alpine Helen to experience a Bavarian village. You can dine, shop and find out more about German heritage.

Check out all the other nearby things to do when you stay at Hiawassee KOA in North Georgia:

  • Explore the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds: Located just a few minutes from downtown Hiawassee, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds feature a variety of events and activities throughout the year. The fairgrounds host concerts, festivals, exhibitions and other events, making it a great destination for entertainment and fun. You will find plenty of family-friendly activities to do at the fairgrounds.
  • Hike the trails at Brasstown Bald: Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in Georgia, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The mountain is home to several hiking trails, ranging from easy to challenging. The trails wind through beautiful forested areas and offer stunning views of the landscape. You and your family will love spending time together on the trails while taking in the views.
  • Visit the Georgia Mountain History Museum: Located in downtown Hiawassee, the Georgia Mountain History Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the North Georgia region. The museum's exhibits cover a range of topics, from the Cherokee Indians to the development of the area's tourism industry. Visitors can learn about the area's rich history through a variety of displays, including artifacts, photographs and interactive exhibits.
  • Go fishing in Lake Chatuge: Lake Chatuge is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of species including bass, trout, and catfish. Rent a boat or fishing gear from a local outfitter and spend the day on the water. The lake is also a great spot for swimming and other water activities like boating and water sports.
  • Take a tour of the Hiwassee Dam: The Hiwassee Dam, located on the Hiwassee River in North Carolina, is a popular spot for photography and sightseeing. The dam, built in the 1940s, provides hydroelectric power to the surrounding area and is an important part of the region's infrastructure. Visitors can take a tour of the dam and learn about its history and function.
  • Visit the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival: The Georgia Mountain Fall Festival is an annual event held in early October, and it is a must-see for anyone visiting Hiawassee during the fall. The festival features live music, arts and crafts and various other activities. The festival is a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful autumn weather and experience the unique culture of the North Georgia Mountains.
  • Go whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River: The Chattahoochee River, which runs through Hiawassee, offers a variety of whitewater rafting options, ranging from gentle floats to challenging rapids. Whether you're an experienced rafter or a beginner, there's a trip for you on this beautiful river.
  • Shop and dine in downtown Hiawassee: The downtown area of Hiawassee is home to a number of charming shops and restaurants, offering a variety of locally made products and delicious cuisine. Take a stroll through the quaint streets and browse the unique stores, or stop for a bite to eat at one of the town's many restaurants.
  • Visit the Mountain Life Museum: See several historical buildings while visiting the Mountain Life Museum, which consists of three historic structures — the 1861 John Payne Cabin, the 1899 Courthouse and the 1906 Grapelle Butt Mock House. Learn about the early life of settlers and the area's historical heritage.
  • Hike to the High Shoals Waterfalls: Take the High Shoals Falls Trail to see some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Georgia. The trail is moderately challenging and leads you to Blue Hole Falls and High Shoals Falls. Hiking the trail is an excellent way to experience the beautiful outdoors and see how the waterfalls glisten in the sun.
  • Browse antiques at the Hiawassee Antique Mall: Whether you like shopping for rare antiques or seeing unique items, visiting the Hiawassee Antique Mall is a must. At this local antique store, you can find everything. Browse for jewelry, books, fine china, glassware and home decor. If your partner or other family members need a break from walking around, they can sit in a waiting section of the store while you continue shopping.
  • Stroll through Hamilton Gardens: Take a leisurely walk through beautiful flowers and plants at Hamilton Gardens. The landscape spans 33 acres and offers breathtaking views. You'll see over 1,500 native rhododendrons and azaleas, a lake, and Mount Yonah as you walk along the paths in the garden paradise.
  • Take an Aqua Tiki Boat: Party on the water when you take an Aqua Tiki Boat for the day. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or wedding or want an exciting family day, the party boats will have everything you need to relax and have fun. The boats have a licensed captain, a bartender, food, drinks and water activities. Renting a boat for the day ensures fun for people of all ages.

Book Your Stay at the Best Campground in Hiawassee, GA

Your Hiawassee adventure is only a few clicks away! Explore our Hiawassee KOA Campground in Georgia and start planning your vacation. Our convenient location, affordable camping and amazing amenities make us the best place to camp in Hiawassee. Campsites book up fast, so reserve your stay at Hiawassee KOA today for the best selection. Prefer to call? Book your stay at 888-562-3202.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 80' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/27 - 9/2)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Hero Discount

Hiawassee KOA Holiday is proud to offer a special Thank You to all military veterans, service men and women, police, firefighters and first responders with 10% off their reservation.   Valid military, state or federal service ID is required at check in.

Terms & Conditions:  This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers including KOA Rewards.   Minimum length of stay rules may apply.  Not valid on stays of 28 days or more.  Discount applied to site registration fees only. 

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Crane Creek Vineyards

Crane Creek Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery. Enjoy our great atmosphere and savor the wonderful taste of wine made with Southern charm.

1040 Crane Creek Rd

Young Harris, GA 30582




Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens offers a serene experience for visitors. With its 33 acres of woodlands and abundance of wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife, Hamilton Gardens is listed by the state of Georgia as a botanical garden. But it is best known for its more than 1,500 native azaleas and rhododendrons  in all shades of pink, red, and purple. A boardwalk takes you around a small lake with views of Mount Yonah in the distance.

96 Pavilion Road

Hiawassee, GA 30546




Lake Chatuge

Lake Chatuge is a man-made reservoir created by the Chatuge Dam which finished construction in 1942. The lake is relatively shallow with depths of 30 feet and reaches 144 feet by the dam. Lake Chatuge is the highest major lake in the state of Georgia, providing panoramic views from many points around its shores.


Hightower Creek Vineyards

Hightower Creek Vineyards is a small, family-operated winery located in scenic North Georgia surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Situated at 3,500 feet altitude, our vines grow in volcanic rock soil near the headwaters of Hiawassee Creek. The micro-climate is perfect for growing grapes.

7150 Canaan Dr

Hiawassee, GA 30546




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