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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.

If you camp(ed) here, please add your comments in the box at the end of this post.

CS 25 – Log Cabin Campground, Tate’s Hell State Forest

You can reserve CS 25 at Reserve America, Tate’s Hell State Forest, Womack Creek section. When you get to your campsite, locate the closest point for cell connection. If you must call 911, give them 34460 Log Cabin Road in Tate’s Hell State Forest as your address, GPS 30.02728, -84.58807. First responders will not know how to get you by campsite number. Reserve American will not give you this information on your confirmation.

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 which is either in upland pine and palmettos or on estuary and estuary swamps.

When the 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 when bluetts, high bush blueberries and St. John’s wort are blooming.

The site is large and can easily accommodate 8 adults. There is no toilet facilities or water at this site. Tate’s Hell State Forest practices the “pack it in, pack it out” principle. Please abide by it.

There is no safe way to enter the river with boats from this site. Use site 23 for putting in and taking out.

The view downriver and upriver are shown below.

To get to this campsite, take County Road 67 and turn east on Short Road in Tate’s Hell State Forest. Drive on Short Road for .9 miles until you see the Log Cabin Road sign. Continue on Log Cabin Road for .9 miles until you reach campsite 23. Continue down the road till you reach your camp site.

If you camp(ed) here, please add a comment in the box provided at the end of this post.

CS 24 – Log Cabin Campground, Tate’s Hell State Forest

You can reserve this campsite CS 24, Log Cabin Campground at Reserve America, Tate’s Hell State Forest, Womack Creek section. When you get to your campsite, locate the closest place you can get cell connection. If you have to call 911 use 33778 Log Cabin Road, Tate’s Hell State Forest, as your address, GPS 30.03268, -84.59473. First responders will not know how to get you by camp site number. Reserve America does not include this information on your confirmation.

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 very different from the rest of Tate’s Hell SF which is either in upland pine and palmetto or estuary and estuary swamps.

When the 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 well as bluetts.

This site is closer to the other two sites in this campground and the combination of three sites with interconnecting grassy openings would make for an excellent group camping location.

This is a primitive site which means it has no toilet facilities and no water. Tate’s Hell Forest adopts the “Pack it in, pack it out” rule. Please abide by it.

All the sites are on the east side of County Road 67. To get to Log Cabin Road take CR 67. Turn east on Short Road and drive for .9 miles till you reach Log Cabin road. Drive for another .9 miles to CS 23. Continue along the campground roads to the other 3 campsites.

The site is large and could easily accommodate 8 individual tents.

Putting out or taking out from this site may only be for the very nimble.

The Ochlockonee River drops sharply here from any shore footing and the downriver current can be very strong when the river is high. Watch for eddies where downed trees or branches are near the shoreline.

We recommend you take your boats to campsite 23 and launch from there.

The view from downriver and upriver are shown below.

The forest around the campground has recently been subject to managed burns which simulates the natural effect of lightening of forests in order to restore the land to more sustainable methods of management.

If you camp(ed) here, please add your comment in the box provided at the end of this post.

CS 23 – Log Cabin campground, Tate’s Hell State Forest

You can reserve campsite 23, Log Cabin campground at Reserve America, Tate’s Hell State Forest, Womack Creek section. When you get to your campsite, locate the best spot for cell connection. If you call 911 give 33744 Log Cabin Road, Tate’s Hell State Forest, GPS 30.03274, -84.59584 . First Responders will not know how to find you by campsite. .

This campground of 4 RV/ten 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 the 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, and St. John’s wort, when the blueberries are blooming.

This site is a favorite take-out or lunch site for paddlers who are going downriver. This would make a good overnight stop for paddlers doing multi-day trips if they choose not to camp at the Womack Creek Campground further downstream which has 12 sites and until closed for safety reasons (the banks of the river are about 1 foot away from a corner foundation), a rest house with hot showers and flush toilets. This site is primitive, which means there is no toilet facilities or water. There are however 2 tables, 2 fire pits, and 1 stand-up grill.

It is a large site, open in the winter, shaded by oak trees in the summer.

The landing is large and suitable for all types of boats and putting in and taking out is on a sandy, some gravel soil.

The view from the campsite downriver and then upriver are shown below.

While the least private of the 4 campsites in this campground because all occupants of campsites 24-26 must pass through here, this provides the best boat landing area. Since landing areas are not for the exclusive use of campsite occupants, you may find paddlers using the landing to launch or to take-out, including from the other sites in this campground. Your site and the amenities on it, however, are yours to use exclusively. Paddlers have only right of passage or temporary take-out/put-in. Any cars parked by them shoudl be parked along the entry road, not in your campsite.

The four camp sites of this campground would make for an excellent group camping, although campsite 23 is not as closely situated as the other three sites.

Log Cabin campground can be reached by turning east on CR 67 on Short Road a sandy forestry road. Drive for .9 miles and turn on Log Cabin road and drive for another .9 miles to get to campsite 23. The distance between the beginning of Log Cabin road and campsite 26, the furtherest of the campsites is 2.2 miles.

If you camp(ed) here, please provide your comment in the box provided at the end of this post.