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Wahsega 4-H Center

Maps and Directions

STOP: Use Our Directions

GPS, smartphone map apps and online maps provide directions that are not accessible to buses. These navigation options select the route with the shortest distance to camp. The shortest route into Wahsega travels down rough winding forest service dirt road. Use the driving directions that we provide here on our website. The best routes to Wahsega 4-H Center will always include traveling the entire length of Camp Wahsega Road. Please communicate this to your bus company or school bus drivers and individuals driving their personal vehicles to camp.



Our General Location

Wahsega 4-H Center is 12 miles north of Dahlonega on Forest Service Rd. 28, one mile from the end of Camp Wahsega Road and the entrance to the Army Ranger Training Facility. We are in the Ward Creek valley on property owned by the University of Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Directions from the Atlanta area

  • You will need to travel north on GA 400 out of Atlanta.
  • GA 400 ends near Dahlonega at GA HWY 60 where the highway becomes a 2-lane road.
  • Go to the end of GA 400, which is 53 miles from the exit off I-85.
  • Take a LEFT onto Highway 60 toward Dahlonega at the end of GA 400. If you pass the Home Depot on your left and the road becomes 2 lanes, you have missed the left turn.
  • Skip to Step #1 in the Directions Continued section below.

Directions from the Athens area

  • You will need to travel north.
  • Take US 129/Jefferson Hwy/Pierce Avenue north out of Athens.
  • In Gainesville, cross Jesse Jewel Pkwy and stay on GA 60.
  • Go 15.5 miles from Jesse Jewel Pkwy to where GA 60 crosses the end of GA 400.
  • Skip to Step #1 in the Directions Continued section below.

Directions from other areas

  • Use GPS, online maps, or a Georgia map to go to the intersection of East Main Street (GA 60/GA 52/U.S. 19) and Morrison Moore Parkway (GA 60/GA 52/GA 9/U.S. 19) in Dahlonega.
  • If you use GPS or online maps to find it, the address of a Rite Aid at this intersection is 566 East Main Street.
  • Skip to Step #4 in the Directions Continued section below.

Directions Continued

  1. Go north toward Dahlonega for 5.4 miles from the end of GA 400 to the first traffic light.
  2. Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Morrison Moore Parkway (GA 60/GA 52/GA 9/U.S. 19).
  3. Continue through the 1st traffic light to the 2nd traffic light. Prepare to turn LEFT on East Main St.
  4. Turn onto East Main St. toward downtown Dahlonega. Rite Aid is on the corner at this intersection across from the entrance to the Walmart shopping center and Consolidated Gold Mine.
  5. Go to the traffic light and turn RIGHT on North Grove Street. Pueblo's Restaurant is on the corner.
  6. Go 2.2 miles on N. Grove St. Watch for signs to Camp Frank D. Merrill and Wahsega 4-H Center.
  7. Turn LEFT onto Camp Wahsega Rd. and go 8.5 miles to Frank D. Merrill Army Ranger Camp.
  8. Curve around the barricades and pull up to the stop sign across from the military check point.
  9. Turn LEFT on Forest Rd. 28-1. After 100 feet of pavement, this road is gravel. Continue 1 mile.
  10. Turn LEFT into Wahsega 4-H Center. The driveway is named Cloverleaf Trail.