Scull Shoals Trail

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This short, easy trail traverses east to west through the Scull Shoals Experimental Forest. The trail's highlight is a stop at the Scull Shoals Historic Site at the end. The site has over 10,000 years of history, from early Native Americans to the Spanish explorer DeSoto in the 1540s, to Georgia's first paper mill in 1811. Take a gentle hike along the historic ruins of the old Scull Shoals Village on the banks of the Oconee River.

There are no primitive campsites along this trail. However, the Scull Shoals Experimental Forest Trail bisects this trail and has dispersed campsites. If you are looking for an established campground, the Oconee River Campground is nearby. The campground has five campsites with tables, tent pads, and charcoal grills available to campers. No reservations are required, but each site costs $5.00 daily and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.