Guard Camp Road

Cornelia, Georgia (Stephens County)

Last Updated: 11/06/2021
3.8 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Highlight: Guard Camp Road
About halfway between Cornelia and Toccoa lies Guard Camp Road. This trail is the northern main entrance to the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, a 17,000+ acre area known for primitive camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. One of only three trails in the area open year round, Guard Camp Road is the connector road from the northern entrance game check station all the way down to Red Root Road. With superb hunting access, hiking trail access, and primitive camping, Guard Camp Road is a great place to explore while out for a day or weekend in the mountains.


Route Information

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1. Southern Trailhead ( mi)
The southern trailhead is an intersection with Red Root Road. There is also a small parking area and access point to the Broad River Hiking Trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Cornelia, Georgia

Drive northeast on Wyly Street for approximately 3.0 miles and turn right onto Nancy Town Road. Turn right after the immediate bridge to stay on Nancy Town Road. Proceed for just under two miles and turn left onto Red Root Road. Follow Red Root Road for 3.6 miles and turn left onto Guard Camp Road.



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Writer Information

Dave G.

Mapping Crew - Georgia

Dave is more of an explorer than a wheeler who loves to find remote locations to hike and kayak fish. Born and raised in Chicago for 21 years before moving to Atlanta, backroads and forests and mountains were a whole new experience and now he just can't get enough. When he's not fishing for stripers on Lake Lanier, you can find him in the mountains of North Georgia, Tennessee or South Carolina exploring and mapping backroads. Just look for the guy with the kayak on the top of the truck!
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