Billygoat Point Info and Directions
Friday Camping is fine! Grotto Meeting is Saturday Night at 7:00 PM Eastern!
About the (Best. Campsite. Ever):
Billygoat point is a privately owned campsite with a fantastic 270 Deg. view of the Lookout Valley and Johnson's Crook that easily rivals nearby Cloudland Canyon. We are camping here by special arrangement, because the DCG have been respectful users of the area for many years. While we visit, please follow these rules (which should apply ANYWHERE you camp!)
* Please go well away from camp or water sources to do personal business. ALWAYS bury your business, or better yet, put it in a bag and take it with you!
* Please only burn a fire in the central fire-ring.
* Please take ALL garbage with you.
* This is primitive camping, there is no water or electricity.
* Please be space-efficient - there will be around 45 of us, so if you're tent camping, please park back along the road and walk a short distance in to set up.
* Please leave room for those who are camping in their vehicles if you are not. (Insider tip: there are some nice sleeping opportunities for those with hammocks...)
Stuff to do:
Right on site, you can spend hours gazing at the views. You can also top rope rock-climb and repel the surrounding cliffs, which vary between about 30' to 85' feet. If caving is what you're after, we are very close to Johnson's Crook, so there's easy access to those caves and pits. It's also very close to the SCCi's Fox Mtn, H. Waterfall, and Stwd. Springs preserves. Be aware that you will need a permit for any of those above, so you should get one now. Also, Pigeon Mtn is nearby, which includes Andersn Spg, and EXCELLENT hiking to Rocktown and The Pocket. More hiking nearby: Cloudland Canyon, Sitton's Gulch, and the Zahnd Natural area (another rocktown) and Lula Lake Land Trust, with great hikes to big waterfalls...lots to do around here!
How to get there:
The street address is 1325 Sunset Dr. Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Here is a google maps link, showing the gate on the right side (which should be open)
Go through the gate, and down the dirt road for a few hundred yards. The road dead-ends at the campsite. If you need beer or minor supplies, the tiny town of New Salem, GA is about 5 miles from camp.
I hope to see you there!