Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! This rustic cabin sleeps up to 10 guests and is your ideal wilderness retreat. It features a full kitchen, one bathroom and three bedrooms: a master with a King bed, a second bedroom with a Queen and a twin, and a third bedroom downstairs with a Queen and a twin. There’s also a cozy futon sofa in the living room. Stay comfortable with central AC and warm up by the wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the amenities outside with a fire pit, roomy deck with a picnic table and grill, and a fenced yard.
*Please note this cabin is located on 30 wooded acres of family owned and operated land with both cabins and campground.
Fishing: Chauga River
The Chauga River in Oconee County offers hatchery-supported trout fishing with wild trout in the mix. It’s stocked with catchable trout, and access is available from Land Bridge Road to Riley Moore Shoals, plus some secluded hike-in options. Tributaries like Stakey Creek and Cedar Creek provide brown trout fishing on USFS property, stocked with fingerling brown trout. Double Branch offers small-stream rainbow trout fishing.
Fishing: Chattooga River
The Chattooga River is South Carolina’s premier trout stream, famous for its fast-flowing waters and the iconic movie “Deliverance.” This river is a hub for canoeing, rafting, and trout fishing, designated as a National Wild and Scenic River in 1974. Originating near Whitesides Mountain, it spans 10 miles in North Carolina and 40 miles as the Georgia-South Carolina border, ranked among the top 100 trout streams in the U.S.
Accessible from major road crossings like Burrells Ford Road, GA-SC Route 28, Earls Ford Road, and U.S Route 76, the Chattooga River offers diverse angling opportunities. Upstream is prime wild brown trout territory, accessible via hiking trails from Walhalla State Fish Hatchery and Burrells Ford Bridge Road. Downstream, from Burrells Ford to Reed Creek in Georgia, you’ll find stocked brown and rainbow trout. The segment from SC 28 to Long Bottom Ford Camp Access has catchable brown, brook, and rainbow trout. Below SC 28, you can enjoy float fishing for stocked trout and catch redeye bass and redbreast sunfish.
Fishing: Whitewater River
The Whitewater River is famous for Upper and Lower Whitewater Falls, each plummeting 400 feet, and it’s a haven for wild rainbow and brown trout. Above Lower Whitewater Falls is a superb wild trout fishing spot. The entire Whitewater River area in South Carolina is protected within the Jocassee Gorges project, accessible via SC 130 to the Bad Creek Hydroelectric Facility. Parking and hiking access to the stream are available. The Foothills Trail and Coon Branch Trail run alongside the river. Please note that parking along Musterground Road is not allowed.
Discover captivating hikes in and around Mountain Rest, South Carolina. Explore Lee Falls in Tamassee (1.6 miles round trip), Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel in Walhalla (1.5 miles round trip with a 250-foot elevation gain), Big Bend Falls in Mountain Rest (6.5 miles round trip), King Creek Falls (0.5 miles round trip), and Spoonauger Falls along the Chattooga River (1 mile round trip with a 100-foot elevation gain). In Clayton, Georgia, don’t miss the scenic 0.6-mile round trip to Martin Creek Falls. These hikes offer diverse natural beauty, from serene river views to cascading waterfalls. Access some through the Warwoman Wildlife Management Area, with directions available.
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Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking
The Chattooga River, the Southeast’s only Wild & Scenic River, beckons paddlers of all levels. You can join a commercial outfitter like Nantahala Outdoor Center, Southeastern Expeditions, or Wildwater Ltd, or plan your private rafting trip. Commercial trips include expert guides, safety equipment, and a riverside lunch. You’ll navigate the river’s exhilarating rapids, including the infamous Five Falls. This untamed river is a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts seeking thrilling adventures in a pristine setting.
The Warwoman Dell Wildlife Management Area within the Chattahoochee National Forest spans 15,800 acres. It’s open for managed hunting of deer, hog, and bear, with turkey, small game, and furbearer hunting. The area is perfect for picnicking, hiking, camping, fishing, bird-watching, and horseback riding. Trout fishing is available at Hood Creek, Walnut Fork Creek, Sarah’s Creek, and their tributaries. For hunters and outdoor enthusiasts alike, this diverse wilderness area offers various recreational opportunities.
Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi