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. Whether you want to fish, hike, pedal boat, play mini golf, swim, or just relax by the campfire with stunning views of nature; we have it all. Nestled in the heart of the stunning Bald Mountains, Hiawassee KOA Holiday offers the perfect retreat for families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our campground features a range of activities to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Plus, our peaceful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for relaxing around the campfire and enjoying the beauty of nature. 

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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 hustle and bustle 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 RV camping in Hiawassee 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.

What to do Near Hiawassee KOA

Hiawassee is a small town located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Nearby, Lake Chatuge is a 3,000-acre lake that offers fishing, boating, and water sports. It is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and provides an excellent place to hike or mountain bike through the many trails that circle the lake. The Appalachian Trail runs along the edge of the lake for several miles, making it easy for hikers and bikers to access. Bell Mountain offers views of Lake Chatuge, with North Georgia Mountains in the distance. Alpine Helen offers a Bavarian Village with German beer and food served up by friendly folks. Brasstown Bald is Georgia's highest peak with over 35 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding & ATVs. Here are just a few of the many things to do in Hiawassee:

  • Explore the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds: This popular attraction, located just a few minutes from downtown Hiawassee, features 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.
  • 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.
  • Visit the Georgia Mountain History Museum: This museum, located in downtown Hiawassee, 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.
  • Take a tour of the Hiawassee Dam: The Hiawassee Dam, located on the Hiawassee River, is a popular spot for photography and sightseeing. The dam, which was 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: This annual event, held in late September, is a must-see for anyone visiting Hiawassee during the fall. The festival features live music, arts and crafts, and a variety of 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.

Book Your Stay for the Best Camping in Hiawassee

Our convenient location, affordable camping, and amazing amenities make us the best place to camp in Hiawassee. Sites book up fast, so reserve your stay at Bakersfield KOA today for the best selection! Prefer to call? Book your stay at 888-562-3202.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 80' Max Length
  • Pool (1/1 - 1/1)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • 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

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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