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    Bear Creek Ellijay, GA

    Has anyone pulled a small camper up to the Bear camping area? All I've ever seen are tents, are small campers allowed? If so have you been successful in a 2wd? I'm not concerned with 99% of the road, but the massive hole in the road right where you turn off the pavement has me concerned a 2wd may not pull the camper over that hump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    Has anyone pulled a small camper up to the Bear camping area? All I've ever seen are tents, are small campers allowed? If so have you been successful in a 2wd? I'm not concerned with 99% of the road, but the massive hole in the road right where you turn off the pavement has me concerned a 2wd may not pull the camper over that hump.


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    I'm curious also. I'll probably give it a try next time I head that way. My camper is a tiny teardrop so I just need space to park a car and i'm set. The last time I rode by there was only a couple cars parked and plenty of space. Likewise there was no mention of camper restrictions, except a clause stating a camping distance to the creek, which should be doable in the far end of the parking lot.

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    Depends on the camper and tow vehicle I'd guess. You do have to cross a creek to get into the campground. Water is usually 10-12 inches deep but has a rocky bottom with pavers in spots if I recall correctly. I've seen a teardrop in there before along with the "long-term campers" that seem to just about live there in the giant red tent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evenslower View Post
    Depends on the camper and tow vehicle I'd guess. You do have to cross a creek to get into the campground. Water is usually 10-12 inches deep but has a rocky bottom with pavers in spots if I recall correctly. I've seen a teardrop in there before along with the "long-term campers" that seem to just about live there in the giant red tent.
    Correct, due to the rock and pavers I wasn't worried about the creek. It's just that huge pothole where you turn off the pavement I am worried about.
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    Bear creek campground is a walk-in campground. There is a small parking area but all of the camping spots are across a narrow walking bridge over the creek. Not sure there is really room in the lot for a camper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mthopton View Post
    Bear creek campground is a walk-in campground. There is a small parking area but all of the camping spots are across a narrow walking bridge over the creek. Not sure there is really room in the lot for a camper.


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    Mike, I am talking about the flat gravel lot to the right as you climb the FS road. There's always tents and vehicles there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    Mike, I am talking about the flat gravel lot to the right as you climb the FS road. There's always tents and vehicles there.
    Ah... gotcha. Yeah man, I think you can get past it if you come in from the opposite direction and hug the hill side. Know what I mean?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mthopton View Post
    Ah... gotcha. Yeah man, I think you can get past it if you come in from the opposite direction and hug the hill side. Know what I mean?


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    That's what I was thinking too. Just hoping to hear from someone who has done it since it would be a 2-1/2 hour drive to find out it won't work! Haha
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    Well crap... let me know cause I'll be pulling up there pretty soon to boondock myself with our new camper.




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    Nice! Ours is about the same size. 17 feet. You have 4wd though so you should be fine! Try it in 2wd and lemme know.
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