CS 26 – Log Cabin Campground, Tate’s Hell State Forest

You can reserve this site on Reserve America, Log Cabin Campground, Tate’s Hell State Forest, Womack Creek section. If you need to call 911, give them 34471 Log Cabin Road as your address. First responders will not know how to reach you otherwise. Reserve American confirmation will not give you this information.

When you get to your campsite, check to see where you can get cell phone service, if you cannot get it on your site.

This campground of 4 RV/tent sites is situated on the eastern border of Tate’s Hell State Forest on the western banks of the Ochlockonee River which runs from Georgia through Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. The forest and plants in this campground are different from the rest of Tate’s Hell SF which is either in upland pine and palmetto or on estuary and estuary swamps.

When trees are fully leafed you will have a canopy of oaks, magnolias, bays, gums, some pines, red maple, gall berry, palmetto and high bush blueberries. Occasionally you may see the pink pinxster wild azaleas in late March and early April. Both purple and white violets are common in spring as are bluetts when the blueberries and St. John’s wort are blooming.

Like the other three sites, this site is large. This site is 2.2 miles from the beginning of Log Cabin Road. However, sites 24-26 are close enough situated so that the 3 sites would make an excellent way for groups of up to 24 adults to get together for camping.

To get to this site, take County Road 67 and turn east on Short Road in Tate’s Hell State Forest. Drive for .9 miles to Log Cabin Road and continue driving on Log Cabin Road for another .9 miles to get to the first site, campsite 23 and follow the road to campsite 26.

The forests have recently undergone a managed burn which mimics the burning of forests by lightening. You may see burned shrubs or burned areas near or around your campsite. This is currently a best practice in forest management and Tate’s Hell State Forest was acquired by the state in order to restore it as a natural watershed for both the Ochlockonee and Apalachicola Rivers, two very important north Florida waterways.

Launching a boat from this site would not be wise. There is a sharp drop at river’s edge. Use the landing at campsite 23.

Below the sand is a 2 foot drop at current river levels.

The view from the site downriver and upriver are shown below.

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