Looking for easy going adventure and spectacular sights?
Long Creek, SC might be just what you’re after!
You’ll find undeveloped rolling countryside, zero traffic and plenty of places to explore! Long Creek is a tiny place that doesn’t have the usual trappings we’ve all come to expect. The country roads will lead you to waterfalls, river access points, apple orchards and sweet spots to enjoy the natural outdoors.
Come for the day, or better yet, plan to spend all weekend in Long Creek!
The Chattooga River is famous for whitewater rafting, kayaking and fishing. But trails to various sights along the river means there is great hiking during the winter months too!
One of our favorite destinations is Long Creek Falls. It’s a strenuous 40 minute hike each way, but the trail takes you to an amazing waterfall next to the Chattooga River. Much of the terrain is evergreen, and it’s a glorious setting for sure!
An easier option is walking 1/4 mile to view the river from the Chattooga River Access point (parking lot off Highway 76). Go right on the trail to view huge boulders at the Bull Sluice rapid, or take the left trail to enjoy a nice sandy beach area.
Wildwater’s adorable Goldfinch treehouse is the perfect spot for love birds! This one-bedroom, one bath space sleeps 2 and includes a kitchenette and deck overlooking the forest.
If there’s more than two of you, Wildwater has a variety of rental accommodations in Long Creek including: larger cabins, a luxury rental house and yurts.
If you’re coming to Long Creek with a bigger group, check out Moresun Bunkhouse which can sleep 12.
In the morning, head over to Belle’s Bistro at Chattooga Belle Farm for breakfast. You’ll be amazed by the scenic view and thrilled with tasty offering such as brunch specials like Croque Madame sandwich, seasonal vegetable frittatas and mimosas!
Belle’s Bistro is open Thursday-Sunday from 11AM-2PM. Brunch is served Saturdays & Sundays.
Travel tips if you’re heading to Long Creek, SC
- This is a rural area near the Georgia state line.
- It’s in Oconee County, but Clayton (the nearest town) is in Rabun County, GA.
- Home of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, which is the border between SC and GA.
- Verizon is the main service provider, but cell reception is patchy.
- You most likely will not get cell service if you’re in the river corridor.
- Many places do not have WiFi.
- You’ll be on two lane roads that might seem in the middle of “nowhere” but there are plenty of people you could potentially run into, so stay alert.
LONG CREEK RESTAURANTS
Belle’s Bistro (at Chattooga Belle Farm)
Serves lunch and brunch (Saturday & Sunday)
Open 11:00am-2:00pm Thursday through Sunday
Seasonal hours but usually Thursday through Sunday breakfast, lunch & dinner
Brasstown BBQ Gathering Place
Fridays & Saturdays from 4:00-8:00pm
CASH ONLY (they don’t take cards)
Willie’s Tavern (at Chattooga River Lodge & Campground)
5:00-9:00pm Monday – Tuesday
5:00-11:00pm Wednesday – Sunday