Clayton Travel Guide

  • rabun county courthouse
    rabun county courthouse
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  • rabun county visitor center
    rabun county visitor center
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  • rock house
    rock house
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Clayton Things to Do

  • downtown

    clayton has a very nice downtown historic area. on main street (US 441) there are a number of shops and restaurants. pictured is the rock house on main street. the rock house began as a WPA project and was clayton's fire house. today it serves as a small public park.

  • rabun bald

    located 15 miles north of clayton is rabun bald. the summit of rabun bald is 4,695 feet tall and is the second highest mountain in the state of georgia. from clayton drive north on US 441 to dillard then from dillard drive east on GA 106 to rabun bald. the drive on GA 106 offers spectacular views of georgia, north carolina, and south carolina.

  • lake burton

    beautiful lake burton is located about 10 miles west of clayton on GA 197. this beautiful 2,700 acre lake was created by a dam built in 1913. you can rent homes and cottages on the lake. for more information see the attached web site.

  • black rock mountain state park

    black rock mountain state park is located on US 441 between clayton and dillard. the summit of black rock mountain is 3446 ft. and is the third highest mountain in the state of georgia. black rock mountain state park has eleven miles of hiking trails, campsites and cabins, and a small lake. for those interested in nature black rock mountain state...

  • tullulah gorge state park

    tullulah gorge state park is located on US 441 between clayton and toccoa. tullulah gorge is 1,000 feet deep and is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern united states. there are two hiking options at tullulah gorge state park, you can hike the rim trail which is relatively easy or the gorge floor trail which is strenuous. the trail to...

  • rabun county visitor center

    the rabun county visitor center is a good first stop on a visit to clayton. at the visitors center you can get information about hotels, restaurants, and the attractions of the clayton area. the visitor center is located just north of downtown on US 441.


Clayton Hotels

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  • Americas Best Value Inn

    698 Hwy 441 South, Clayton, GA, 30525

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Guesthouse Int'L Clayton

    834 Highway 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Days Inn Clayton

    54 HIGHWAY 441 NORTH, Clayton, GA 30525

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

Clayton Restaurants

  • southern cuisine

    the old clayton inn restaurant is located in the lobby of the old clayton inn in downtown clayton. they offer southern cuisine at moderate prices. for lunch you can order off the menu or try their buffet. a good dining value in clayton.

  • southern cuisine

    the dillard house is a famous north georgia restaurant and inn. the original dillard house dates back to 1910. many famous people have dined at the dillard house including thomas edison, henry ford, walt disney, and president jimmy carter. the dillard house offers southern and appalachain cuisine served family style. the lunch and diner menu is...

  • Green Shutters Restaurant

    Out in back of the restaurant there is a hillside pasture with goats and horses in it. Children are allowed to feed the animals, (after they have eaten their own vegetables, of course!)The restaurant also has a garden to the side. There are many blooming plants and statues and a pond with running water. Hummingbird feeders are hung all over, and...


Clayton Nightlife

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    rumor haz it: eating & drinking

    by doug48 Written Jul 12, 2009

    rumor haz it is a restaurant and bar in downtown clayton. this key west style bar and restaurant has a nice outdoor deck which is a great place to have a drink when the weather is nice. in terms of nighlife there is not too much to do in clayton except have a drink at rumor haz it.

    Dress Code: casual.

    rumor haz it
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    Sightseeing or shopping, or both!

    by fa330 Updated Jan 4, 2004

    Favorite thing: Clayton has a number of antique and gift shops, as well as some breathtaking views of the mountains.

    Fondest memory: Paul and I have made a few trips here over the last few years. It's a town with special memories for us.
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