Forsyth, Georgia Campgrounds

Forsyth, Georgia Campgrounds
Forsyth County, in north-central Georgia, is home to wonderful camping and outdoor recreation opportunities. Lake Lanier, at the county's eastern end, is the largest lake in Georgia and offers great camping, fishing, boating and swimming. Campgrounds here are operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and are kept in pristine condition. Sites are typically more private than many privately owned campgrounds, which allows for a wonderful wilderness experience even though you are not far from the city.

Sawnee Campground

Sawnee is located at the bottom end of Lake Lanier near Buford Dam. The facility offers 44 sites with electrical and water hookups, and 11 sites with no hookups. Within the campground are public restrooms and showers, boat ramps, a swimming beach, playgrounds and great spots for fishing. Nearby, just south of the dam, is a great place on the Chattahoochee River for scenic float trips by tube, kayak or canoe.

Sawnee Campground
3200 Buford Dam Road
Cumming, GA 30041-0567
(770) 887-0592
http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Sawnee_Ga/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71409&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

Bald Ridge Creek

A bit further north on the western edge of Lake Lanier is Bald Ridge Creek. This campground offers 82 sites, all with electric and water hookups. Also on the premises are public restrooms and showers, boat ramps, playgrounds, a swimming beach and good fishing spots. This area is a bit more remote and is perfect if you want to be a bit farther out from the city and enjoy a more wilderness experience.

Bald Ridge Creek
4100 Bad Ridge Road
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 889-1591
http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Bald_Ridge_Creek_Ga/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71016&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

Shady Grove Park

Go just a bit farther north along the shore of Lake Lanier and you will come to Shady Grove Park. This is the closest campground in Forsyth County to the southern Appalachians, and many travelers stay here while exploring Red Top Mountain State Park or enjoying local whitewater paddling. The park boasts 126 sites, 76 of which have 30-amp electrical and water hookups. There are also public restrooms, a swimming beach and boat ramps for campers' use.

Shady Grove Park Campground
7800 Shadburn Ferry Road
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 205-6849
http://forsythco.com/DeptPage.asp?DeptID=40&PageID=812

Article Written By Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams has spent over 11 years working in the information technology, health care and outdoor recreation fields. He has over seven years of technical and educational writing experience, and has brought strong skills and passion to the Demand Studios team in articles for eHow and Trails in 2009.

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