Established in 1838

Built by Mr. Woody

Our campground is built on the site of a Historic Mill and farmhouse from 1838. It served the community as a grist and lumber mill. It stands today showing it’s age, but still has a working water wheel and scenic waterfall flowing next to it. The Mill has been featured in several books and guides.

While visiting be sure to ask us to tell you the compelling story from the very beginning in 1838!

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN VISITING SKEENAH HISTORICAL MILL

  • Free Parking at the Farmhouse
  • No One is allowed Inside the Mill
  • No Restrooms Available

we are in the process of acquiring estimates as to the cost and scale of renovations. Our plans are to bring this historical mill back to it’s former glory.

Yes, that is the plan once the mill is completely renovated and safe for our guests to enter. Unfortunately at this time no one is allowed inside.

No Cell service available. However you may log into Campground WiFi, “campground” no password required.

Absolutely, we encourage it! Be sure to tag us and follow us on Facebook.

Help us Save the Mill

Our historic mill built in 1848 is in need of some restoration and repairs. We feel it is an important piece of history that should be preserved for all to learn from and enjoy its beauty. Are you interested in helping us with the renovations? Many visitors have requested the ability to contribute to the Historical Mill Renovation Fund. Your donations to this cause are greatly appreciated.

100% of your donation goes toward the restoration

DONATE ON SITE
~ or ~
Mail a Check to:
Skeenah Campground & Mill
20 Skeenah Gap Road
Suches, GA 30572

national Park Services ~ U.S. Dept. of the Interior

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

Directions To Skeenah Campground and Mill

*** For your safety DO NOT follow GPS, Google or any other device ***

Not only is cell service spotty in the mountains, some roads are extremely dangerous while hauling RV’s.

Please use one of our two directions options:

*Option 1: If your rig is 32 feet or less: Turn right off of 515 onto 52 in Ellijay. turn left onto Big Creek Road by the Dollar General. Big Creek eventually becomes Doublehead Gap Road. Turn left onto Newport Road. Do not continue on Doublehead Gap beyond this point, as it becomes very narrow. Take Newport Road to Dial road. (You will pass Vanzant’s Restaurant just before the turn for Dial Road.) Continue on Dial Road and make a sharp right onto SR 60. The campground is about 1 mile down. You will make a left onto Skeenah Gap Road, and then an immediate right into our driveway.

*Option 2: North on HWY 515, cross over SR 60 in Blue Ridge. (GPS will tell you to turn right. DO NOT… 2 mountain passes & Many curves.) Keep North on Hwy 515 for 10 miles. Turn Right onto Nottely Dam Road. Go 2 miles to stop Sign. Turn left onto Old Blue Ridge Hwy (aka Old Hwy 76.) Go 3 miles and turn right onto Skeenah Gap Road. Go 7.8 miles and Skeenah Campground will be on the left before the stop sign at SR 60. Driveway is right after you see yellow and red WELCOME banners on left side of road.

Upon Arrival: Pull up in front of Farmhouse. Wait for someone to greet you and take you to your site. If no one is there in a few minutes, call Skeenah Campground phone 706-838-5500.

Cell service is usually not available driving in. Be sure to screenshot the above directions beforehand for reference.